Hi, I have good hair on the side and back and I think I would be a good candidate for the transplant. I also still have fine hair on the top of my head still. I wanted to know how thick will it grow out? How come you never see people on the hair websites that have really long hair? Does it not grow that long? Will the scar show when I go swimming after my hair gets wet? Does Biotin Vitamins work for thinning hair, does it grow hair? Is it possible to hair a second hair transplant if the remaining hair falls out on top? Do they cut the donor from the same area? Will hair grow out of the scar? How far off is hair cloning?
- We have many patients who grow their hair long — I wouldn’t say they are the majority, but there is certainly quite a few. As to why they aren’t shown on any websites, I guess because those patients with long hair didn’t sign photo releases to appear on the sites. I really wouldn’t know. But what I do know is that the transplanted hair grows just like the rest of your scalp hair.
- The scar should not show after swimming, but I can’t make any guarantees as the results of each patient could be different.
- Biotin vitamins do not work to make hair thicker or reverse the effects of thinning from genetic hair loss. Scars should not be a problem, but there is a 5% risk of some scarring in a single first session (scars greater than 3mm), slightly higher risk in subsequent sessions. Transplanted hair from the first transplant does not fall out in the second transplant, in fact, it is hidden well by the first one. Any second session is taken from the same place as the first donor strip is taken from, keeping the wounds in the same place. This best controls scarring risks. Scars can be created so that hair grows out of the scar (see trichophytic closure).
- Hair cloning may not appear on the scene in my working lifetime (10+ years). See the Hair Cloning category.