A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that moves hair follicles from the "donor site" to bald or thinning areas on the scalp known as the "recipient site." The procedure is typically done on the head but can also be done on other body areas.
Hair transplants are most commonly used to treat baldness, but they can also cover areas of thinning hair or replace lost hair due to chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
It is suggested that you consult with a doctor to establish whether or not you are a good candidate for hair transplantation. And, if you are, which technique would give you a fuller head?
What are the different types of hair transplant?
There are a few different types of hair transplant surgery, depending on how much hair you want to transplant. The most common type is follicular unit extraction (FUE), which uses a unique tool to remove individual follicles from the donor area. This is the most natural and least invasive type of surgery, but it can only be used on relatively free areas of hair.
The second most common type of surgery is strip harvesting, which uses a razor to cut off small pieces of hair from the donor area. This procedure is more invasive than FUE because it requires more cuts and may cause scarring. It also doesn't work as well on areas with a lot of hair because the strips can be too thin.
A whole head hair transplant is conceivable if there is enough donor hair.
Can I hair transplant my whole head?
There are a few things to consider before deciding whether or not you can hair transplant your entire head.
- First, the size of the area to be transplanted and the number of grafts required will depend on your hair density and distribution
- Second, you'll need to have adequate donor hair available for transplantation
- Third, you'll need to have a healthy scalp to receive successful results from a hair transplant
- Fourth, you'll need an expert performing surgical procedure to complete a hair transplant
- Finally, surgery may be out of your budget, depending on your insurance coverage