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Q: I am just starting to thin, when should l have my first hair transplant?

A: What's the youngest age you can get a hair transplant? It is best to wait until at least twenty-five before considering hair transplant surgery. It is best to wait until your progressive nature of balding has stopped. A hair transplant is not a hair loss prevention treatment.  Some hair loss in the temples is reasonable for a person in their mid- to late 20's as this represents the progression to a mature adult hairline. This is the time to meet your doctor for hair loss diagnosis and prevention. Medications or laser hair therapy may help. 

Q: Can I get my youthful hair density back with a hair transplant? DFW, TX

Dallas Hair Restoration For Men No Surgery in DFW, TXA: Can hair transplants improve the density of areas with thin hair? Hair transplant only “moves” (transplanted) rather than creates new hair. A limited amount of hair from the donor area is transplanted to a larger space in the front and top of the scalp. To achieve around 1/3 to ½ of the original hair density in the front part of the scalp, it takes at least two or more sessions. A doctor examination by a hair transplant specialist is best here.

Q: Will hair transplant surgery shock my health hair which will result in the loss of my existing healthy hair?

A: What’s happening following your transplant? Following hair transplant surgery, there is aftershock hair loss. Patients may be losing hair rather than gaining it following the surgery. Around the second week following hair loss surgery, some hair shedding will be noticed. It is normal to experience the shedding of some newly transplanted hair grafts after any hair. The newly transplanted hair grafts begin to decrease in diameter and are weak already after the hair transplantation. Healthy hair is unlikely to fall off; the hair should grow back. The hair shedding is temporary, and the hair will grow back.

Q: Can hair transplant surgery be performed into scar tissue?

A: Having scarring around the front hairline, is a hair transplant viable? Yes, a hair transplant can be done into a scar area, and the hair will grow. However, hair transplanted grafts do not grow well in scarred tissue. The scar tissue is not as elastic as healthy tissue, so that area should not be transplanted as densely. Grafts do not grow well in thickened scars. It is difficult to achieve the density that matches the rest of the scalp. According to Dr. Bernstein, "With a FUT/strip procedure, we can remove all or part of the scar when we excise the donor strip." For implanting the grafts, he writes, "the scar will become harder to detect." He does not write that it is the same density as the rest of the hair transplanted area.

Q: Should I have a haircut before my hair transplant day?

A: Can you cut your hair before a hair transplant procedure? Always, check with your hair transplant surgeon first
In linear strip procedure, longer hair in the donor areas cover the sutures. A short close haircut may not hide the procedure for the duration of healing. In FUE procedure, the physician staff trims the hair, for a specific length 1-2mm, needed for FUE procedures. For the hair transplant surgeon, it is easier to work with shorter cut hair in the area to be transplanted. For better visibility, the procedure moves along faster. Please note that a shaved head makes performing the hair transplant more difficult. In a close or short haircut, the distribution, and angle of the original hair is easy to discern. The short hair allows the new grafts to be placed in a direction that follows the existing hair.

Q: Are cosmetic products harmful to a newly transplanted hair? Dallas, TX 

Men's Hair Replacement in Dallas, Texas Without SurgeryA: Is use of makeup products harmful to new hair grafts after a hair transplant? Cosmetic products may make it difficult to keep a newly transplanted area clean right after hair transplant surgery. After a week following hair transplant procedure, cosmetic products can be used to hide any redness or visible scarring. 

Q: Does very close insertion of grafts possible?

A: In a hair transplant, very close insertion of hair graft called dense packing has a risk. It could damage to the scalp and grafts might pop. Very tightly spaced grafts expose the grafts to lack of oxygen and trauma if re-insertion is needed. Only skilled hair transplant surgeon should determine if dense packing could be done.

Q: If I have several hair transplants sessions will I have multiple scars in the donor area?

A: It is possible to use the same scar area. It is a widespread practice to make a second separate scar in the second hair transplant procedure. Some surgeons use the old scar, and there will naturally be less hair. Virgin area with thickest, most stable hair density desired is at the ends of the first scar. The subsequent cut incorporates the first and extends the scar to the sides, as one edge of the new strip. 

Q: Is it possible to have a hair transplant that is entirely undetectable immediately following surgery?

A: It is possible only if your existing hair can cover the transplanted area. Wounds are small but will be detectable for the first week. Following the hair transplant procedure, the area is typically red with visible little scabs forming around the incisions. There may be some swelling and some crusting. Scabs fall off about ten days after the surgery. 

Q: Can hair be transplanted using someone else hair?

A: Hair transplant DFW, Texas expert says that a hair transplant between individuals can only be performed on identical twins, with the same genetics. Otherwise, the transplanted hair will be rejected. Unlike other organ transplants, you are the only one that can provide a donor hair grafts for your hair transplant.

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