This is a very broad question yet one of importance to many patients we see. Some men and women are satisfied with one hair transplant, and some patients may want more depending on many different variables. For example, a simple hairline restoration – 1 surgery should be sufficient. However, depending on the rate of your receding hairline in the future, you may need a second surgery down the line to fill in the lost native hairs.
The complex answer depends on your hair history and several other factors including the quality (i.e. the surgeon performing your hair transplant) of your procedure and your desired goals, you may be satisfied with the results of your initial hair transplant, not needing to return for additional treatments.
Here we’ll discuss the essential factors contributing to the number of treatments you may or may not need. In general, Dr. Yazdan’s first hair loss treatment session is designed to add density to the patient’s hair, provide coverage to balding areas, and to add a permanent frame to your face.
Depending factors on the number of hair transplant(s) necessary:
The extent of your hair loss – There is a maximum amount of grafts that can be harvested in a single procedure to minimize the risk of scarring and maximize survival rate. ‘Mega Hair Transplant Sessions’ are considered advertisement tactics – which is another term for ‘overharvesting the donor zone’ and should never be advised.
The projected hair loss rate – This can be determined at the time of your consultation once evaluating the scalp and your family history of hair loss.
The amount of donor hair you can spare – Typically your donor hair is harvested from the back of the scalp between the ears considering this area is known to be DHT resistant. (DHT is the #1 leading cause of hair loss) Yet, some men and women have thin or sparse hair in this region. An in-person evaluation can considerably help your surgeon in choosing the appropriate harvesting technique whether it be an FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or the traditional FUT/Strip (Follicular Unit Transplantation) method.
Donor hair characteristics – Shape, size, and color matter. This includes donor hair thickness, shape (i.e. curly, straight, wavy) and color. For example, African American hair transplants can be much more demanding as the nature of their hair can be denser and tends to curl or twist as it grows under the skin.
Medical considerations – There are many medical conditions and medications that can alter your hair loss and the progression rate. Identifying your hair loss dilemma is first and foremost before proceeding with a hair transplant.
The doctor performing your hair transplant – The quality of your procedure plays a vital role in your hair restoration results. Finding a hair transplant specialist that is well-qualified with an artistic eye can optimize your hair transplant outcome.
At Modena Hair Restoration, Dr. Yazdan can often give the results patients’ desire in a single FUE or Strip hair transplant surgery, with future sessions to follow only if necessary. Dr. Yazdan personally performs each hair transplant in Beverly Hills, Orange County and Las Vegas surgical clinics at his surgical center, utilizing a dedicated team throughout the entire process. He is involved in every aspect of the procedure in order to ensure the best possible hair restoration results and is committed to performing only one surgery per day in order to provide patients with the undivided attention they deserve.
It would be best to have a meeting with a skilled hair transplant surgeon that could evaluate your hair loss pattern and come up with a master plan of action that best meets your needs.
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link