What is a corrective hair transplant?
A corrective hair transplant is performed on hair that has been incorrectly transplanted or which has had a negative reaction to the transplant. The correction is performed only if the initial hair transplant doesn’t work out. If the initial hair transplant surgery is not performed well, the recipient will not have healthy and natural looking hair, and this will need to be corrected.
It takes time to realize that a hair transplant procedure has gone awry. However, even if the issue is noticed late, the situations can be overcome with a specialist.
When will the issue be discovered?
After 10 days from the initial hair transplant surgery, scabbing will subside and the growing process will begin. It can take up to 1 year to determine whether the transplanted hair is growing well or growing properly.
Why does a hair transplant surgery fail?
Hair transplantation provides results tempered to a preferred method; for example, with the FUT method, hair transplantation is preformed in strips, which compromises the natural look of the result. Transplanting single hair follicles one at a time provides a more natural appearance. For this, the FUE method is recommended. Using the FUE technique, hair roots taken from the back of the neck are transferred individually, which improves the success rate of the applied treatment and provides a natural appearance.
Why do you need a corrective hair transplant?
- When poeple had the FUT method of hair transplantation and have a FUT scar on their scalp and wish to hide it with a new technique,
- When it is desired that hair transplanted at the wrong angle be corrected,
- When poorly transplanted hair doesn’t grow again,
- When a natural appearance can’t be achieved because of transplanting in strips via the older FUT method,
- When hair is implanted in the wrong direction, vertically for instance, people’s hair can look more like a lawn. This situation can be solved with corrective hair transplant surgery.
The two most important factors in avoiding the necessity for corrective hair transplants in the first place are the choosing of the specialist and the method that isused.
After deciding on a hair transplant, you should consult with an experienced expert and ensure you are working with a professional. In addition, the FUE technique is the preferred method of transplantation.
Does corrective surgery provide a permanent solution?
This method, which is effective at hiding scars and correcting poorly transplanted hair,does provide a permanent solution. Treatment may be repeated more than once if one has a damaged donor area due to failed hair transplant. If the initial donor area is unusable, other parts of the body(BHT) can be used as a second donor source.
If you want to avoid this kind of hair restoration, you should choose your hair transplant center very carefully. Ask them what their experience is and also ask to see some reference pictures of past hair transplants they have performed.