Baldness occurs due to genetics, hormones, or illness. Thanks to the techniques developed today, the treatment of baldness is relatively easy. In particular, use of the FUE technique in hair transplant has been the most critical step of this solution. The discovery of FUE not only allowed a trackless operation but also allowed more frequent hair transplant.
The frequency of hair strands in the target area is directly related to the number of hair grafts taken from the donor area. In a person who does not have hair loss problems, the hair density is usually between 70 and 100 strands per cm2. In case you lose half of these strands, a noticeable opening occurs. Considering this information, transplanting 50 strands to per cm2 is sufficient to ensure a dense appearance. For more intensive result, you may consider planting more grafts.
In order to perform intensive hair transplant, sufficient hair follicles must be present in the donor area. Hair density, hair straightness, and type of hair are also effective in adjusting the hair density. If the hair is wavy, less sowing may be sufficient for an image with satisfactory density. Accordingly, the desire of both the expert and the person must meet.
To achieve the best hair frequency with a successful operation, it is necessary to consider individual circumstances.
Factors That Affect the Density
Getting a dense and voluminous image is becoming one’s first wish in these operations. Although FUE meets the desire for frequent hair transplant compared to the past, certain factors affect density.
- Width of planting area. If the target area is large, more hair follicles might be necessary per cm2 for frequent hair transplantation. However, if the target area is relatively narrower, it is easier to obtain a dense appearance.
- Thin channels. Another way of frequent hair transplant is through a tiny opening of the root canals.
- Hair colour. Although there is not an exact result that states the colour affects density, statistics show that black hair has more hair grafts than light-coloured hair.
Side Effects of Frequent Hair Transplant
You may have some complications after frequent hair transplant to achieve the desired density.
- Limited hair growth. During the planting, the channels in the target area—especially in a limited one—might be too close to each other. Therefore, the grafts planted may not take necessary nourishment. Consequently, hair growth cannot reach the desired level.
- Trace formation. Side-by-side channels for frequent hair transplant can also cause small incision marks in the target area.
- Necrosis. Necrosis is one of the rare but serious complications of hair transplant operations. Sowing technique and frequent placement of the grafts may cause this complication. It is important to open the canals at appropriate intervals.
Therefore, even if a person who has long-term balding wants to have frequent hair, the doctor should decide the frequency after analysis and examination of the hair.