Do Hair Transplant Surgeons Harvest and Place All Donor Grafts?


If you are planning to opt for a hair transplant surgery for the treatment of your hair loss then it’s the wise choice because it is the only effective and permanent treatment.

But educating yourself about the procedure is very important before opting it. So that you would be able to ask relevant and important questions during the consultation with the hair transplant surgeon.

So, the most important part during the hair transplant surgery is the extraction process. The hair follicles are extracted from your donor areas like the back or sides of your scalp, for the implantation process.

Important Questions about Donor Hair Supply:

So here, you will learn about your hair grafts. Like:

  1. What’s actually a donor graft is?
  2. How it’s chosen from your donor areas?
  3. Do Hair Transplant Surgeons Harvest and Place All Donor Grafts?
  4. Why are hair follicles only extracted from your donor regions of the scalp?
  5. Why hair grafts shed after a couple of months after getting a hair transplant surgery?

1.      What’s actually a Donor Graft is?

The hair at your donor areas like the back or sides of your scalp is called donor hair supply or the donor hair grafts. Hair loss symptoms for both men and women are different, like in men hair loss progresses from the front part of the hairline, and stops at the crown region.

But in women, hair loss starts from their crown area and a large bald spot appears at their top region of the head.

So hair at the back side of the head is usually balding resistant that’s why they are used as a donor hair supply in the hair transplant surgery.

2.      How it’s Chosen from your Donor Areas?

The hair transplant surgeons have proper knowledge about your temporary and permanent hair. So that’s why they only chose healthy donor hair follicles for the implantation process.

3.      Do Hair Transplant Surgeons Harvest and Place All Donor Grafts?

If only healthy hair follicles are used during the implantation process then they will show better results with better survival rates as compared to weak hair at your donor areas.

That’s the reason, not all the donor hair grafts can be used during the hair transplantation due to the difference in survival rates.

4.      Why are Hair Follicles only Extracted from your Donor Regions of the scalp?

The common thing in both men and women is that the back portion of their head is often spared. This makes it the best part for the donor hair supply during the hair transplant procedure.

So due to the longevity, hair from the back or sides of your head is used as a donor hair supply. So that transplanted hair won’t fall out like temporary hair regrowth cycle.

5.      Why Hair Grafts Shed after a couple of Months after getting a Hair Transplant Surgery?

Shedding hair after getting a hair transplant procedure is normal. Hair is extracted from your donor area and then it’s implanted to your recipient area.

Neighbouring hair get stressed due to this process and they fall out after a couple of months, this phase is also known as the phenomena of shock loss.

It’s a temporary cycle, and once your transplanted hair loss cycle would be completed. Then your hair won’t fall out anymore.

Hair  Transplant Surgeons at the Hair Transplant Clinic:

The hair transplant surgeons at the hair transplant clinic are well trained and they can cover your bald spot on your scalp with very limited donor hair supply.

They are also able to predict the future hair loss and according to that, they perform a hair transplant on you so that you won’t suffer from the future hair loss.

If you are thinking that, you should opt for a hair transplant surgery while your donor hair supply is still full. Then it’s not a wise decision because once your hair loss reaches to its higher stages then it would be easy to stop it. Otherwise, it would be impossible to stop your hair loss before it progresses.

Wait until your hair loss is stabilized before a proper assessment can be done, getting a hair transplant before that won’t provide you with successful results and your hair will fall out after some time due to the progression of hair loss.

Visit a Hair Transplant Surgeon, as Soon as Possible:

So if you are deciding to opt for a hair transplant surgery then consulting with the hair transplant surgeon at the hair transplant clinic, is always a good idea.

Inspection of your Scalp, including your Donor and Recipient Areas:

He will examine your scalp including your donor and recipient regions. After examining your recipient area, he will inform you that which factor has contributed in causing your hair loss. The hair transplant surgeon will also tell you the severity and type of your hair loss.

Then he will examine your donor area of the scalp to check your donor hair supply. If your donor hair supply is sufficient then the hair transplant surgeon may recommend you to get a hair transplant with Choi implanter pen from the hair transplant clinic.

Choi Implanter Pen:

Choi Implanter Pen is a pen-like tool having an empty needle, which is attached to a tube and plunger device.

It’s very helpful in using both the extraction and the implantation steps. Choi Implanter Pen has allowed the hair transplant surgeons to transplant an unlimited amount of hair follicles, due to the enhanced extraction and implantation process.

Benefits of Hair Transplant with Choi Implanter Pen:

  • A hair transplant with Choi Implanter pen helps in increasing the hair follicles survival rate.
  • It also helps to save a lot of time, which was consumed during the process of making the tiny incisions at your recipient area.
  • A hair transplant with Choi Implanter Pen also helps in providing you the spotless and apparent results.
  • It also reduces your bleeding during the process of making tiny incisions at your recipient region.
  • The trauma on your neighboring hair is also decreased due to which your scar at your scalp heals and recovers quickly.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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