Although hair loss is common among men and women, especially as they age, most patients do not want a receding hairline or thinning hair. That is why surgical hair loss treatment to restore volume and fullness is such a popular treatment. At the Chicago Hair Institute, our experienced surgeons offer a number of hair loss treatment techniques that successfully address hair loss to restore a more voluminous and attractive head of hair. These surgeries are carefully planned to accommodate each patient’s unique pattern of baldness and any further hair loss that may be experienced.
However, there are times in which secondary hair transplants after further hair loss may be necessary for our Chicago, IL patients. Here, we discuss when secondary transplants may be appropriate, and what type of results our patients can expect from these procedures.
When to Consider Secondary Hair Transplants
Most cases of hair loss are genetic, and each patient will experience his or her own unique pattern of baldness. However, it takes time for the full extent of hair loss to develop, and many patients are anxious to treat hair loss before they are left with significant hair loss. This is a perfectly acceptable approach to hair loss treatment, and the advanced hair loss techniques we offer do allow patients to restore thickness and volume to their hairline early on in the stages of hair loss.
When performing hair transplant surgery early on in the hair loss process, we carefully plan treatment based on how and where patients can anticipate further hair loss to develop. We also combine hair transplant surgery with other medical therapies to help maintain the hair a patient already has. However, in some cases, the hair loss treatment plan may necessitate secondary hair transplants later down the line, when further hair loss is experienced. This is one of the most common reasons for secondary hair transplants.
Although less common, another reason to consider secondary hair transplants is poor results from an initial procedure. Our surgeons do occasionally perform secondary transplants to correct poor results from a hair loss treatment performed at another facility. These secondary transplants can improve hair loss treatment results and provide patients with the fuller hairline they desire.
Results from Secondary Hair Transplants
There are many hair transplant techniques that can be used for secondary hair transplants, including the lateral slit technique, the stick and place technique, and donor strip harvesting. We will choose a technique for secondary hair transplants that will best address each patient’s unique needs.
Secondary hair transplants allow us to address further hair loss to fill in any bald patches that may have developed and restore volume to areas where the hair has become thin. Secondary hair transplants can enhance the results of an initial hair transplant surgery and provide patients with the hair loss treatment results they desire.
If you have experienced hair loss and are interested in learning more about hair loss treatment options, contact us at the Chicago Hair Institute to learn about our comprehensive range of surgical solutions. Our experienced surgeons can customize a hair loss treatment plan that will give you a fuller, thicker head of hair.