Hair loss can be a troubling time for many people, as they notice their full head of hair beginning to fade away. A hair transplant can certainly help to rectify the situation, by helping to restore the hair that has been lost and to reduce the appearance of balding.
We have noticed many people wondering about how much hair density a hair transplant can give, when considering investing in a procedure. As such, we’d like to offer an insight into the maximum hair density an FUE hair transplant can provide.
What does an FUE hair transplant consist of?
When undergoing an FUE hair transplant, your surgeon will remove individual hair follicles, one at a time from a fuller area of your hair, to the transplant area. Although an FUE hair transplant is more costly than other procedures, it is less likely to cause scarring, which makes it a much more appealing choice for some.
What level of hair density can I expect from my FUE hair transplant?
The question on many people’s lips! The truth is, the level of hair density you will receive from your FUE hair transplant will depend on a number of factors. The severity of your hair loss, your age and the reason for your hair loss will all impact your hair transplant’s results. That being said, an FUE hair transplant uses the latest technology in the industry, and will give you and your hair the best possible chance of recovery.
The number of units implanted
The number of follicular units your surgeon chooses to use will greatly impact how dense your hair transplant will be, once it has fully recovered. Upon consultation, your surgeon will take into consideration the extent of your balding, as well as how many follicles to distribute throughout the area.
It isn’t a simple case of implanting as many follicles as it takes to cover the area. The blood supply to the hair that surrounds the area must be considered, and if too many follicles are implanted in the area, a number of issues could arise when the blood supply falls into shock.
As such, your surgeon will look to transplanting a number of follicles that is less than your hair’s natural density, which can impact the maximum level of hair density post surgery.
Everyone is different
At the end of the day, everyone is different and the same can be said for your hair. The density of one individual’s hair transplant may not be the same as your own. You can usually expect your hair transplant to reach a density of at least 30-35% of your natural hair density, if not more, however there’s no telling for sure of how thick your hair will grow once it has had time to recover.
What can be said however, is that a hair transplant can work wonders for hair loss, no matter what density it reaches. With an FUE hair transplant, you can expect to significantly improve the look of your hair loss, by returning your locks to as much of their natural look at possible.
If you’re considering a hair transplant, or have questions about hair transplant density, feel free to book a consultation with our specialist hair transplant surgeon, Dr Shahmalak, who will be happy to offer professional advice on your own individual wants and needs.