Hair Transplant Donor: How Many Transplanted Hair Grafts Will I Need?


It’s a surgical non-invasive procedure that is used to transplant hair follicles from the areas that have healthy DHT-resistant follicles to the areas where there is little or no hair growth.

Typically, during the first session, hair restoration in Dubai to the upper part of the scalp is considered. A second session only takes place if there is further hair loss in that area or if a thicker density needs to be achieved. Mostly crown coverage is given the foremost importance if the patient has an adequate number of donor’s hairs.

If the crown hair transplant is not done properly then the future hair transplant would not be balanced and the future options for can get limited.

A number of factors that need to be considered for an effective hair restoration in Dubai:

  • The frontal hairline should be constructed properly for a permanent frame for one’s face
  • Covering the bald areas of the scalp and especially the area of the vertex.
  • Making the first hair transplant session as the only session so that no further session would be required. This can be done by utilizing the donor hairs efficiently and covering the most areas with proper density so that future session would not be needed.

Most bald areas should be covered in the first session of a hair transplant so that the hair restoration procedure should be completed as soon as possible. Everything that can be done in the first session should be done than to perform them in multiple sessions. Additional sessions should only be done if further enhancement needs to be done. So a proper planning of the first hair transplant should be done adequately.

Second Hair Transplant

Usually, it takes about nine to twelve months before a full growth could be seen. The second hair restoration in Dubai session can only be considered after the transplanted hair from the first session have fully grown. However, over the years’ time, the transplanted hairs growth can remarkably change the look. Only after the hair has increased to certain length that they could be styled, the surgeon can decide where to add the additional grafts for more density.

Also, it is good to wait for almost a year after the first hair transplant, so as to improve the scalp laxity.

  • Increased density could be achieved.
  • Hairline could be refined.
  • Crown coverage can be retouched if desired.

Grafts Needed

The grafts required for a hair restoration in Dubai largely depend on the type of hair loss, the characteristics of the hair, density, and scalp laxity, the size of the scalp, the size, and shape of the head. Only good aesthetics can transform your look to provide you the desired results.

Advantages that could be achieved

There are a number of advantages of attaining the best hair transplant in the first session. The skin is intact on the scalp that has never gone through hair transplant, as the grafts can be easily placed on the skin that is intact.

The donor area of the virgin scalp has both the density and the laxity which can make it possible for a large number of hairs to be transplanted to the scalp with minimum healing time. This can also provide maximum fullness that can be achieved.

Other than that, the patient can socially focus on other important things in life rather than just the outcome of a hair transplant.

But there is some limitation too; the more the number of grafts placed in the area so does the risk of vascular compromise arises. The blood supply to the scalp is rich and also mostly can support a large number of grafts.

The problem only arises when more grafts are placed in a specific area rather than an absolute number of grafts placed.

These are all some important things that you need to know before getting a hair transplant.



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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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