When is the best time for a second hair transplant?

In some hair loss cases, a single session might not be sufficient to cover all the areas. A second session might be required to reach complete coverage.  For those cases, if the patient’s conditions are suitable then a second session can be performed. But between the 1st session of a hair transplant operation and a second session, there has to be a period. This is usually 10-12  months. 

For many hair loss patients, the wait is very difficult. Understandably, a hair loss patient wishes to have the perfect results they have been dreaming of as soon as possible. However, it is important to allow enough time to see the full results first. 

Full results are reached usually in 10 to 12 months. This is 15 to 18 for the crown areas. With taking supplements and PRP treatments the progress can be accelerated. For more information on supplements, you may read our ‘biotin after hair transplant’ article.

Before the operation, the treatment plan is drafted by the doctor and patient together. The treatment plan is created according to donor capacity, recipient area, and patient’s age expectation.


In which situations multiple session planning is necessary?

In some cases, a second session can be the result of an unsuccessful hair transplant. So that is essentially a revision operation. There are times, however, when a second session might be scheduled alongside the first session. These cases include: 

  • Insufficient/poor donor area capacity
  • Wide bald area
  • Planning hair transplantation at a young age (because hair loss may continue in the future and a second session may be needed)
  • Hair transplantation for hair that continues to fall out
  • Diseases leading to hair loss that negatively affect the enrootment of transplanted hair.
  • Patient having an higher expectation
  • For revision purposes

How Long Should I Wait for a Second Hair Transplant?

The ideal time recommended for a ‘second hair transplant’ is 10-12.

There are two main reasons for this. First and foremost, we want to see the final result in order to prevent unnecessary processing. The second reason is allowing a sufficient recovery time. It should not be forgotten that hair transplantation is a surgical operation. ‘Second hair transplants’ should be performed once your wounds have healed enough and once your blood circulation in the scalp area recovers to a healthy level.

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