Does the Donor Area Decrease in Size Over Time?June 16th, 2006
Q: I am 22 and want to go for hair transplantation. I want hair restoration surgery now because I have a concern about my donor area that it might diminish if I postponed my transplantation. Could this be the case?
A: The logic is not correct. Having a hair transplant at an early age does not protect the donor supply.
If your donor area diminishes over time, then the transplanted grafts will fall out as well. Hair does not become permanent just because it’s moved in a hair transplant. It is never any better than the hair in the area where it came from.
The longer you wait – i.e. the older you are when a hair transplant is performed – the more information we will have about the stability of your donor area and this will allow for optimal planning of the hair restoration.Related Posts:
- Can I Have a Hair Transplant if I Have a Scar in My Donor Area? If So, Which Do You Recommend, FUT or FUE?
- Will Multiple Hair Transplant Procedures Improve Hair Density?
- Do You Perform Hair Transplants With Body Or Leg Hair?
- Does Strip Harvesting In Hair Transplant Make Donor Area Smaller?
- How Big is the Donor Strip in an FUT Hair Transplant?
Topic: Donor Area
Tags: Age for Hair Transplant, Donor Area, Donor Hair Density, Follicular Unit Grafts, Hair Restoration Planning, Hair Transplant Age Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on June 16th, 2006 at 10:08 am
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