How Soon After a Hair Transplant Can I have a Second Procedure?

3/16/2010 1:38:56 PM

Question:

I just had my 1st hair transplant procedure this year last month. How long before it's ok to have a 2nd hair transplant procedure?

Answer:

In my opinion, it's advisable to wait at least a year to let your first hair transplant fully mature. If hair is being transplanted to a new virgin area of the scalp, some may argue that a patient can undergo a second hair transplant procedure 6 months after the first. However in my personal experience, I've found that scalp elasticity in the donor area takes up to a year to return to normal. Thus, to maximize the number of hairs in your next hair restoration procedure, waiting a year is a safe bet.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.