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How Many Strip Hair Transplants Can Someone Have in a Lifetime?

12/20/2011 1:30:00 AM

Question:

How many hair transplants via the strip harvesting (follicular unit hair transplant) method can one have in a lifetime?  Is there a limit?

Answer:

Under normal circumstances, a hair transplant surgeon will take a single strip per procedure. The width and length of this strip is determined by the number of grafts you and your hair restoration physician previously agreed upon and is limited by physical characteristics like scalp laxity.

The number of strip procedures that a given patient can undergo also varies from patient to patient and is dependent upon factors including, future balding, hair density and scalp laxity. Our managing publisher Bill has had 4 strip hair transplants. You can view his results here.

Remaining scalp laxity and donor/recipient area scarring may eventually limit the number of procedures one can undergo but, ultimately, many patients undergo multiple strip harvesting procedures in order to meet their goals.

David (TakingThePlunge) Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q&A Blog.

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