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When Should I Get a 2nd Hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation is a very important procedure. However, these procedures should be performed by professional and specialized surgeons. Otherwise, unwanted results may be encountered. In order to regulate these undesirable results, revision hair transplantation procedures come into play. Contrary to popular belief, these revision hair transplants are a very safe and beneficial procedure. At this point, we have created the content titled "When Should I Get a 2nd Hair Transplant" to give you an idea. Thanks to this content, you will be able to find answers to all the questions you wonder about the revision hair transplant procedure. We wish you healthy days and good reading in advance.

What is a Second Hair Transplant?

Second hair transplantation, also known as revision hair transplantation, is a transplantation procedure performed to correct or improve the results of a previous hair transplant procedure. This procedure is generally performed in cases where the desired results cannot be obtained in the first hair transplantation, the hair does not look natural, the density is not sufficient and the scars after hair transplantation are obvious. This revision hair transplantation procedure is a very reliable procedure and it is also a procedure that lasts a short time and offers natural results.

How is the Second Hair Transplant Surgery Performed?

How the second hair transplantation procedure is performed, which is one of the most curious questions in revision hair transplantation procedures, is a very curious and researched phenomenon. To give detailed information about this subject, we can say that the procedure consists of a few simple steps. These steps are as follows;

    1. Consultation and Evaluation: The preliminary evaluation step, which is one of the most important processes of revision hair transplantation processes, starts with a comprehensive preliminary consultation with the hair transplant surgeon. Within the scope of this preliminary consultation, the hair transplant surgeon examines the results of the first transplantation. Then, he evaluates the condition of the donor area and the current hair density. Thus, a detailed analysis is made for the second hair transplant.
    2. Planning: In the planning stage, which is the next step of the second hair transplantation, the hair transplant surgeon creates a hair transplant plan for the second transplantation in line with the analyzes made by the surgeon. In line with this hair transplant plan, the number of grafts to be used and the hair transplant method are determined. In this way, the maximum efficiency to be obtained in the revision hair transplantation process is ensured.
    3. Preparation: During the preparation process, which is the 3rd stage in revision hair transplantation, certain tests are performed on the patient. These tests determine whether the patient is suitable for hair transplantation. Thus, the patient is made ready for the procedure. The hair of the patient who is ready for the procedure is cut to the appropriate length and local anesthesia is applied to match the donor area with the transplantation area.
    4. Graft Collection: Hair grafts are collected from the patient under local anesthesia for transplantation. The procedures performed during this collection process generally vary according to the hair transplantation procedure to be applied to the patient. Therefore, it would be wrong to make a clear statement. These collected grafts are carefully removed and made ready for transplantation.
    5. Opening of Channels: Small channels are opened in the transplantation area so that the collected grafts can be transplanted correctly and properly. The angle, depth and direction of these channels opened for revision hair transplantation are carefully adjusted to provide a natural appearance. In this way, it contributes to the natural growth of the transplanted hair follicles.
    6. Implantation of Grafts: The collected grafts are carefully placed in the channels opened for transplantation. This stage is done carefully to prevent damage to the grafts and to achieve the best results. Otherwise, it becomes impossible to achieve the desired results in revision hair transplantation. For this reason, the process of opening the channels and transplanting the hair follicles takes a little longer than other processes.
    7. Follow-up and Evaluation of Results: After the end of the second hair transplantation process, regular controls are performed in order to observe the results. These controls provide an idea about the positive or negative results of the revision hair transplantation process. For this reason, follow-up appointments should not be disrupted.

Is Hair Transplant Lifelong? Is a Second Hair Transplant Always Necessary?

"Is Hair Transplant Lifelong? Is a Second Hair Transplant Always Necessary?" it is often not possible to give a clear answer to the question. The reason for this is that the care routines and lifestyle of the person who has revision hair transplantation directly or indirectly affect the results of the second hair transplantation. For this reason, if the person pays attention to the warnings and recommendations after hair transplantation, the results of hair transplantation can become lifelong. If the person does not pay attention to the recommendations and warnings, the hair transplant results will not be lifelong. As a result, 3rd and 4th revision hair transplantation can be applied. If you want the results of hair transplantation to be lifelong, you can review our content titled "How to care after hair transplantation?".

How Many Grafts Can Be Transplanted in a Second Hair Transplant?

It is wrong to give a clear answer to this question. Because each individual's hair loss rate and the number of hair grafts needed vary. For this reason, an analysis must be made before the individual who will have revision hair transplantation. As a result of this analysis, the number of hair grafts to be applied to the patient is determined.

For more detailed information on this subject, you can contact Estetica's expert team and get extensive and comprehensive information about the number of hair grafts you need.

In Which Situations Is Revision Hair Transplant Surgery Performed?

There are many situations where second hair transplant surgery is applied. These situations are divided into seven. These situations are age-related conditions, insufficient results of the first hair transplantation, continued hair loss, correction of the wrongly planned hairline, scars and complications, the desire to increase hair density and lifestyle. To examine these situations in detail;

  • Age Related Conditions

Age-related hair loss is the leading cause of revision hair transplantation. In this case, the transplanted hair follicles become thinner and weaker with advancing age. For this reason, second hair transplantation can be applied to thinning and weakening hair follicles.

  • Inadequate Initial Hair Transplant Results

In some cases, after the first hair transplantation, the expectations and needs of the person are not fully met. In such cases, a revision hair transplant operation can be performed to meet the expectations of the individual. In this way, the desired appearance of the person is provided.

  • Continued Hair Loss

Sometimes, even after hair transplantation, hair loss may continue. In this case, a second hair transplantation procedure can be applied. In this way, possible thinning is prevented and the patient's self-confidence is improved.

  • Correction of an Incorrectly Planned Hairline

One of the most important issues in hair transplantation is the natural stance of the hairline. For this reason, the hairline must be suitable for the facial structure. Otherwise, a natural appearance is not achieved. In these and similar cases, second hair transplantation can be performed.

  • Scars and Complications

Scars and negative complications may develop after hair transplants that are not performed correctly. Since these complications greatly affect the private life of the person, revision hair transplantation can be applied. Thus, the person can get the appearance he/she wishes.

  • Increasing Hair Density

Hair transplants that are not planned well may have the wrong number of grafts. In such cases, the patient must undergo a second hair transplant surgery. After this surgery, the patient will have denser and healthier hair.

What is the Ideal Time Interval for a Second Hair Transplant?

The ideal time for revision hair transplantation is undoubtedly one year after the first hair transplantation. Because one year after the first hair transplantation, the scars are fully healed and the final form of the hair is formed. For this reason, we recommend that you plan for a second hair transplant after 1 year has passed after your first hair transplant procedure. In this way, both the healing of the donor area and the healing of the hair transplantation area will be observed.

Is it true that hair grows more slowly after a second hair transplant?

The slow growth of hair after second hair transplantation, which is one of the most common misconceptions among the public, is a very wrong judgment. Because this judgment does not have a certain consistency in terms of medicine or the person. For this reason, in general, the growth rate after revision hair transplantation varies according to the age of the person, the importance of warnings and attention and lifestyle. If you want to achieve a faster result after the second hair transplantation, you should definitely show the necessary importance and care to your hair. Thus, the transplanted hair follicles will grow faster.

How Much Does Revision Hair Transplant Cost?

There are many opinions about the cost issue, which is one of the most curious questions in revision hair transplantation procedures. However, contrary to popular belief, revision hair transplantation does not have an extra cost. Instead, revision hair transplantation procedures vary according to the number of grafts transplanted and the hair transplantation technique. If you want to get detailed information on this subject and get a detailed revision hair transplant cost table, you should definitely have a preliminary consultation with your doctor beforehand. In this way, you will get a precise cost idea for the second hair transplant procedure.

How Many Hair Transplants Can I Have?

As long as the donor area is suitable for the procedure, you can have revision hair transplantation as often as you want and until you meet your expectations. Therefore, 3, 4 or even 5 revision hair transplant procedures are appropriate. However, the important point to note is that the number of hair grafts suitable for transplantation in the donor area will decrease with each revision hair transplant procedure. In other words, the number of grafts used in the second hair transplant procedure will be more than the number to be used in the third hair transplant procedure. Therefore, the donor area should be carefully evaluated by the hair transplant surgeon before each revision procedure.

What to do if the donor area is not suitable for hair transplantation?

In some cases, hair transplantation may become difficult or alternative approaches may be required because there are not enough hair grafts left in the donor areas. In such cases, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and mesotherapy treatments can be applied. These procedures offer very successful results. Both methods aim to strengthen hair follicles and stop hair loss and are highly invasive procedures. You can contact your doctor for detailed information about these treatment procedures.

If you are not satisfied with the fullness of your hair or if you have been subjected to the wrong hair transplantation application, you can have a revision hair transplant procedure. At this point, you can achieve excellent results in hair transplant surgery by contacting Estetica Istanbul's expert team.