What´s more important to you? Short term satisfaction or your long-term happiness?
Whether it is treating minor or advanced hair loss planning is important. Age, hair characteristics, goals and expectations. Can all dictate the planning of the first hair transplant.
Your first hair transplant is when you have the best donor hair. Best hair density. Best skin laxity. After your first hair transplant, your hair and skin characteristics change.
It´s all about the planning
Why bother to plan so much? Using the correct technique will safely remove the number of grafts required. With the minimal change to the donor area characteristics. Whilst ensuring the donor area can maintain any necessary hair restoration in the future. Hair loss is progressive. The earlier age restoration is started requires greater planning. Otherwise, it may be impossible to restore a natural looking balance of a head of hair in the future.
Online consultation is a good first way to make contact for your hair loss assessment. Ask questions and receive answers without having to visit the Clinic.
Treating more advanced hair loss, especially at a later age is easier to predict a future hair loss pattern. As a result, will ensure greater donor hair management. Even if hair loss progresses further.
Lower hair loss patterns also have another key concern. More so using the FUE hair transplant technique. How much hair can be removed from the donor area? Or, how wide is the real donor safe zone to take hair from? Regardless of the technique. But for different reasons. An educated extraction protocol must be followed. It can make detrimental changes to the hair and skin that cannot be repaired otherwise. As a result, making any future hair transplants limited. Or, worse, impossible to perform.
Large FUE sessions can lower the amount of hair remaining around the back and sides of the head. Resulting in patchy hair growth. Higher and lower areas of hair thickness. The hair used can also fall out later. If damaged during the hair transplant. Mainly due to the trauma of over-harvesting. Or from being removed outside the safe zone. The end result can be damage to both the recipient and donor areas. With poor hair growth in both. But an insufficient donor area to repair the cosmetic unnatural look.
Be sure to understand the pros and cons of a hair transplant and how important that first decision is as it will determine your potential happiness for many years to come.