Will Second Hair Transplant Session be Different than First Session?

December 17th, 2007

Q: My first hair transplant was a breeze. Will a second procedure be any different than the first?

A: Generally in a second procedure, a patient can expect less swelling post-up although the reason for this is not known.

There will also generally be less shedding in the second hair transplant session since the weak miniaturized hair that will be shed is often lost in the first session and the previously transplanted hair is generally more resistant to shedding.

In a second session we generally, but not always, transplant fewer numbers of grafts.

If the old scar in incorporated into the new incision, then there will be slightly less hairs per graft since the density in and around the scar will be slightly altered.

For those who are bald, the second hair restoration is sometimes less dramatic than the first since the second is used for fine tuning rather than taking the person from completely bald to having hair.

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Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on December 17th, 2007 at 5:46 am



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