HOW TO INCREASE HAIR DENSITY AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
Failure of hair transplant surgery is devastating. After years of contemplation, nobody wants to thin their hair after undergoing restoration surgery. Your desire for a thick luscious mane is quite natural. However , countless factors that determine the success of your hair transplant surgery come into play. While some are out of our hands, for others, we take care so that you can achieve your ultimate hair goals. Here, you will learn what factors may affect the result of your treatment and how you can increase hair density after hair transplantation.
Information about the survival rate of grafts and what conditions may affect them is very important. The survival rate of the grafts during the surgery will allow you to get more hair density. It is also highly dependent on the skills of the surgeon. So choose your clinic wisely. There are other factors such as the health of the donor area, the adequacy of hair graft storage facilities, and the hair transplantation technique used. Hair density may vary for FUT, FUE, U-FUE, DHI, Sapphire FUE and PRP Therapy patients. While all of them give good results, the needs of patients determine which method suits them best.
Let’s take a look at some of the factors that affect hair density after hair transplantation.
HEALTH OF THE PATIENT DONOR AREA
Hair density estimates depend on how healthy the patient’s donor area is. Usually, those with androgenetic alopecia have hair on their sides and back. These hairs are thought to be resistant to DHT, so they are chosen for transplantation in the recipient area. However, problems arise when the hair in the donor area is also fragile, thin and weak. This means that the DHT hormone also affects the donor area and causes miniaturization. If these hair roots are taken for transplantation, they will continue to be miniaturized in the recipient area. Thus, after the hair transplant surgery, the hair density will decrease.
This is one reason why we hold consultation sessions with our patients. We want them to create realistic expectations from their operations and all possible results according to the donor areas. The chances of a weaker donor area being more prominent are even less in young people. Although the surgery gives good results temporarily, hair density will begin to decrease in the long term.
DAMAGE TO REMOVED GRAFTS
Numerous factors can contribute to the lower survival rate of your hair grafts. Blunt trauma, injury, poor extraction technique, dehydration, depletion of ATP (cell nutrient) required for metabolism in the hair shafts, and generally misuse and storage facilities can cause hair grafts to die. This means that many people may not grow hair at implantation. Thus, overall hair density will decrease.
If any of these problems occur, your clinic will be responsible. Of course, 100% survival rate is not common. However, with proper care, a significant number of grafts can survive.
AFTER THE AFTERCARE PROCESS
A series of instructions will be given to answer how to increase hair density after hair transplantation. Essentially, you will need to take care of yourself. The aftercare process plays a very important role in the final outcome of your surgery.
Things like head height, sleeping position, the way you wash your hair, what activities you can do, what your diet should be, and how you will make progress are all part of aftercare. If you remove the grafts, delay the wound healing process, reduce blood flow to the grafts required for hair growth, for example, by smoking or alcohol intake, hair density will be negatively affected.