The amount of laxity (flexibility) in the donor area of a hair transplant patient’s scalp largely determines how large a donor strip can be safely removed during a hair transplant surgery. Some patients are blessed with great laxity and their surgeons can typically removed wider strips of hair bearing follicles from the back and sides of their head for transplantation.
But almost all patients can optimize the laxity in their donor area by performing “scalp exercises” everyday a few weeks prior to their surgery. These exercises were first popularized by the world renown hair transplant clinic – Hasson and Wong. Reports from Hasson and Wong patients and other patients who have done these scalp exercises is that they really do work.
Recently Joe Tilman, who is both a patient of Dr. Wong and a patient advocate/educator for the clinic, created a short video showing how to do these scalp exercises on a daily basis. Joe’s scalp exercise video is hosted on You Tube. To view it, click here.
These exercises can be done easily while watching TV, showering, or hanging upside down in a closet (when ever you have down time or upside down time). Doing them religiously will increase your scalp laxity and the potential size of your next session.
Best wishes for maximum laxity and an optimal size hair transplant session.