Dear doctor, good work on the site, it is very helpful.
I have a few questions about hair transplant procedures.
- Is a short haircut such as a buzzcut or crew cut probable with a transplant, or would the hair look too thin on top?
- Does the balding process ever stop?, does the donor area ever bald?
- How many grafts can someone actually have?
Thank you for the help
- When you have a hair transplant, the density of your transplant rarely will exceed 35% in one session, so if you cut it short, the reduced density will show a thinner look. Repeat sessions can solve the problem, but these are only a good idea on people who are not very bald.
- Balding is a progressive process over a man’s lifetime if he is genetically prone to balding. It generally slows down in men over 40.
- The total number of grafts available for a hair transplant depends upon the donor density (higher densities can provide more grafts), and the scalp laxity (looser scalps are easier to harvest). In patients with very high donor densities, there could be easily 15,000 grafts. In Asians with generally lower normal densities, the number of available grafts could be in the 5,000-6,000 graft range.