Hair transplant operations are meticulous procedures that require extreme care and patience. It takes time to master this art. There are many reasons for unsuccessful hair transplantation, but behind the problems we encounter most often, an inexperienced team work always comes up. For this reason, the number of people who have a revision hair transplant or a second hair transplant is increasing day by day.
The inexperienced specialist and team may not be able to place the hair grafts correctly during transplantation. The experienced team knows how to use grafts effectively, but the less experienced are prone to making mistakes such as choosing the wrong donor site.
When hair follicles are transplanted from unsuitable areas of the scalp, both the donor area and the recipient area will likely show remnants of this wrong choice and technique. The primary donor area used in hair transplantation is the back of the head, that is, the nape area. There are also additional donor sites such as beard and chest hair. A natural look can be achieved when hair taken from the nape area is used alone or together with hair taken from other parts of the body. Improper use of hair follicles taken from different donor areas can cause unacceptable results.
An inexperienced hair transplant team can put too much pressure on donor areas. This leads to a problem as big as baldness itself.
The term “overharvest” refers to the removal of too many hair follicles from the donor area. This often causes the hair in the nape area to look very weak and even untidy. Now, if we itemize it under the headings:
Inadequate Post-Surgery Care
Taking good care of yourself after hair transplantation is as important as the procedure itself. Your specialist will provide a list of instructions and comprehensive information regarding the care of the transplanted area for days and weeks after the operation. During the healing process, some patients may experience excessive crusting on the scalp. Itching or improper washing of this area may prevent hair follicles from adhering to the transplanted area.
Following post-operative advice, such as washing the hair gently, avoiding sun exposure or sweating within the specified time, is important to see satisfactory results in all aspects.
You should meticulously follow the instructions and recommendations we will give you to prevent possible post-operative complications.
Not Being a Suitable Candidate for Hair Transplantation
If you do not have enough hair for hair transplantation, the result may not be satisfactory in cases where the donor areas are very weak and inadequate. If you do not have many hair follicles that can be removed from the back of your head, you may encounter an extremely thinned scalp in that area after the operation.
You must be examined to find out if you are a suitable candidate for this operation.
Dishonest Hair Transplant Centers
Unfortunately, as in every profession, people working in the field of medicine may not always be good and honest people. A hair transplant center that is only after your money will not care about your health, well-being and a satisfactory hair transplant result. However, a good and competent hair transplant specialist and his team will certainly care about your concerns and wishes. I suggest you do your research well.
Do not misunderstand
Actually, this is not a complete failure. Hair transplant operation is the first step of the whole procedure and after that, patients expect a long waiting period.
Some patients state that the result was unsuccessful before the procedure was completed and the transplanted hair had enough time to grow. Of course, it’s natural to want results right away, but it can take 12 months or more to see the first results, and you can sometimes be impatient or question your results.
For this reason, it is very important to explain to the patient before hair transplantation, the post-processing processes and what kind of result to expect in which month.
What should you do?
Wherever you go, the most important thing is to do good research! The primary rule is to go and meet and be examined.