Full Head Hair Transplant

Full Head Hair Transplant

Updated at Sep 20, 2022
hair restoration

A contemporary hair transplant basically transplants some of your remaining hair from the back or sides of your head to where it has fallen out, which is generally the top of your head. Hair is neither collected nor manufactured from outside sources; rather, it is a redistribution of the hair you already have on your head. How much hair your balding region requires vs how much hair your donor location can safely offer are the two main determinants for a hair transplant. The question of “how long does a hair transplant take to heal” is complicated to answer. However, typically, 2 months after the hair transplant, patients start to notice positive changes. When it comes to hair transplant after 4 months, the healing process is finished and patients go back to their normal routines. Within 1 year, the hair grows enough to be confused with the normal hair of the patient. A hair transplant is the best alternative for people who experience permanent hair loss and want to restore this. But is a hair transplant for a completely bald scalp possible?

What Is “Full Head” or “Full Coverage”?

Simply said, full or complete coverage refers to the ability to transplant a high density of hair grafts to the balding regions that a patient desires to cover. If you have a small amount of accessible hair in your donor location and a vast balding area, most hair transplant specialists will focus on transplanting the available hair to the hairline and working back from there.

The ability to attain a full head hair transplant might be influenced by a number of factors, such as:

  • How much hair is lost
  • How much and what kind of hair rests in the donor location.
  • Whether you are likely to experience further hair loss in the future.

Where Does Donor Hair Come From During A Full Head Transplant?

The donor area is often a rectangular band that stretches from ear to ear. Body hair transplants (using hair from the chest, beard, and occasionally the legs or armpits) have also emerged as a viable option for supplementing donor hair when it is insufficient in the scalp area. However, because various forms of body hair vary in thickness, texture, and color, they are not often employed as the primary source of donor hair. They are typically combined with natural head hair to achieve more natural looking results.

Does Donor Hair Grow Back?

Unfortunately, the donor hair does not regrow. This is due to the fact that during a transplant, the entire hair follicle is taken. To allow the hair to grow anew when transplanted into the balding or thinning region, the entire hair follicle must be removed.

If you are considering a hair transplant but are unsure because you have lost most of your hair, you should know there are ways for you as well! Full head hair transplants are viable for you. To learn more about the full coverage hair transplants, contact us as soon as possible. The Asmed team will be more than happy to guide you through your FUE journey.

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