Prior to hair restoration surgery, ask your hair restoration surgeon for the detailed information. The hair restoration surgeon should inform you that the graft is the number of hair follicles you have per square centimeter of scalp. Scalp laxity is the suppleness and looseness of your scalp. More grafts of hair can be transplanted when your hair density in the donor region is high and the scalp laxity is high. The hair transplant surgeon explains that the closer your hair color is to your skin color, the better the appearance of the hair's coverage. A limited difference in color between hair and skin gives more illusion of hair coverage. In contrast, black hair on very white skin makes the white skin look very noticeable and the density of the hair is much easier for someone to see. The result is that in people with exactly the same density of hair transplanted by the hair restoration surgeon, one with dark hair on light skin will seem to have a lower hair density then someone with light hair on light skin or dark hair on dark skin. African hair is dark and very curly and therefore provides the least contrast against various shades of dark skin, giving the best visual hair transplant results. According to hair restoration surgeon, people with dark, straight hair and a light complexion pose the most artistic challenges in hair transplantation because they have the most contrast between their hair and skin shades.
When designing your procedure, your hair restoration surgeon must keep in mind your future hair loss pattern and the rate of that potential hair loss. The design of your restored hairline is crucial. Natural frontal hairlines vary in shape and density from person to person. Your hair restoration surgeon will choose the recipient sites for the transplanted hair based upon an overall design that may take more than on hair transplant session to achieve. These sessions typically take place months or even years apart, depending upon the progression of your hair loss.
The hair restoration surgeon will transplant hair on the front and top of your head first needed because these are the areas that frame your face and make the most impact on your appearance. The crown is usually the last area to receive hair, unless it's your only balding area. During your first discussion, the hair restoration surgeon should examine your head thoroughly and take a detailed medical history. The number of procedures depends upon the extent of your hair loss, the projected hair loss rate, the amount of donor hair you can spare, and other artistic and medical considerations. Men can often have the results they're looking for in just one or two hair transplant sessions in which thousands of hairs are transplanted in follicular units of one to four hairs each. Women need more sessions to achieve proper density. These meetings can last between five and ten hours each. Future sessions can follow if necessary.