I am balding and looking for hair loss help. I have thinning hair on top of my head and I am seeking hair transplantation as a possible means to regrow hair. What is the risk that my existing hair will be damaged? Will a smaller hair transplant procedure minimize these risks?
Damaging of natural hair can occur when the hair is transected (broken) causing the hair to cease from growing.
Assuming we are talking about a quality hair transplant clinic with proper staffing – the hair transplant session size has little to do with hair transection.
Where the risks increase for natural hair transection is when a lot of transplanted hair is placed around a lot of natural or native hair. The greater number of native hairs already on the scalp will simply mean that the hair restoration physician will have to provide extra care. This is why proper angling of the recipient incisions is important so that the natural hair follicles are not damaged by the cutting instrument as it penetrates the scalp during hair transplant surgery.
Hair transection is one possible cause of permanent shock loss.
This is yet another reason why hair transplant physician selection is key to minimize these risks.
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