Monday, August 08, 2011

Limitations of hair transplants.

Hair transplantation is a surgery that relocates hair from the donor site to the front or vertex of the head. Hair transplantation itself cannot increase the number if hairs, it can only relocate the existing hair.
The more bald the head becomes, the larger the area is that needs coverage and less donor hair is available.With hair transplant surgery, we have to use less hair to cover a bigger area. To deliver 100 % density is impossible. How we use the hair is very important. The hair style, shape of the pattern of hair loss, color contrast and hair quality plays a role in what we should emphasize. Transplanting equal density throughout the head is never a good idea.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Hair Style and Hair Transplantation

After 2 surgeries, parted from the side.

After 2 surgeries parted in the middle.

Before surgery.
Your hair style is extremely important after hair transplantation. We have to deliver 50-60% density to develop balance and a natural result. To make 50-60% density look like 100%, we recommend a part on the side or combing the hair straight back. Parting the hair down the center is not recommended!

Monday, August 01, 2011

Short donor hair

Even with short hair, we can cover the donor site, but it is still visible to the naked eye. This is 3 days post op. We prefer the donor hair to be at least 3/4 inch in length. The donor site availability is limited when the hair is too short, because we prefer the hair to be long enough to cover the suture site.