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Does Hair Shaft Diameter Affect the Outcome of a Hair Transplant?

9/21/2010 7:44:24 PM

Question:

Does the size of the hair follicles, i.e. large vs small, determine the outcome of a hair transplant? If the follicles are larger do they cover more area or look thicker?

Answer:

You have hit upon an important factor in creating an illusion of density through hair transplant surgery. Yes, hair shaft diameter does play a role in covering a balding scalp. Coarse hair will cover a lot more real estate than fine hair.

The article, How Hair Characteristics Impact Hair Transplant Results from our Hair Loss Q&A Blog provides a more detailed analysis and examples of hair transplantation surgery on patients with both coarse and fine hair.

David (TakingThePlunge) - Assistant Publisher and Forum Co-Moderator


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