HDC Hair Clinic considers that our future patients should read this very important section. There are certain basic facts that you should know about hair transplantation before you proceed to one.
The most important one and the basis of hair transplantation is that the transplanted hair can give you back the look, but not the hair that you have lost. They give you the next best alternative in terms of coverage. When we lose our hair, we lose about 50% of our density before the light starts to reflect on our scalp so that it reveals our thinning look. The transplanted density is supposed to replace the density up to the level that the hair will block the light from reflecting on our scalp. It does not replace the original density that we had before starting to lose hair. This is one of the main reasons why our donor area can cover all or part of our baldness without looking very thin.
Another important fact is that when we cover a certain thinning or balding area with a hair transplant, the hair loss of the non-transplanted hair will continue as normal. For example, our crown will not stop losing hair because we covered our hairline and top. There are certain hair loss treatments that can delay the process but not the hair transplantation of another area. So, we should know that we may need additional Hair transplant session in the future, and we need to prepare for this, psychologically and economically.
Another basic fact is that Transplanted hair could lose volume and density a few years later. If this will happen it is not due to any wrongdoing by the Hair Transplant Clinic and depends on many factors such as psychological, hereditary, dietary or as a side effect of an illness or medication and it is more likely to happen to patients who progress to higher Norwood Scales.
You should also be aware of the capabilities of your donor and how to make the best use of it, for keeping a natural transplanted look over time. You need to choose Clinics or Doctors that will correctly manage your donor, will not waste grafts neither damage adjacent grafts during the FUE procedure and leave healthy grafts for possible additional hair transplants, that you may need as your baldness will evolve. Also ask if your donor from scalp and body, will be enough to cover your current baldness and the future one and with what density.
In the presentation that follows, you can see the steps that need to be taken, for achieving a successful hair Transplant.