Mon 8 Jan 2007
Hello, i’m a 27 year old male with extensive hair loss. I’m actually going
for my first hair transplant tomorrow. However, when I had my initial
consultation the doctor told me that I would NOT be able to get a full head
of hair, even if I get a 2nd or 3rd hair transplant because of the limited
ammount of donor area I have. Is there ANY other way that I can get a FULL
head of hair?
I’m glad to hear that your hair restoration physician was realistic with you and did not over promise what a hair transplant can do for you. Hair transplantation does not create new hair. It simply relocates some of the bald resistant hair follicles from the back and sides of a patients head (their “donor area”) to the areas were they are balding (their “recipient area”). Since their is only a finite amount of donor hair available only so much hair can be relocated to fill the balding areas. However, the good news is that most patients never really notice that they are going bald until they have lost almost 50% of their hair in the balding area. That is because their hair still looks relatively full until it thins below 50% of its original density. Thus a patient typically only needs to restore their balding area to about 50% of its original density to achieve this illusion of fullness. To see a few good animations on the concepts of hair transplantation and recreating the “illusion of density” visit the Multimedia Center of the Hair Transplant Network.com
I encourage you to visit our active hair transplant discussion forum to share info with hundreds of hair transplant patients. We’d all enjoy hearing more about how your hair transplant surgery went as well.
Best wishes for great new hair growth and achieving the look you want.