When a person who has extensive hair loss is thinking about whether he or she should go for a hair transplant, there are plenty of things to consider. The very first would be whether they should go in for a single session, where a large area of the scalp is covered or multiple smaller sessions, wherein smaller areas are covered each time. While there are pros and cons to each, it is important to talk to your surgeon and have proper information about which will be better for you and why.
When a doctor is a working on a virgin scalp (as in a scalp, on which no procedures have been performed beforehand) it will have great elasticity. More importantly, the blood supply in a virgin scalp is much better and also the angulation and orientation of hair, because it has not been hindered in any way. This will allow the doctor to extract a larger number of grafts.
This article will now look at the pros and cons of not only a large transplant session, but also multiple small sessions:
The benefits of opting for a single session include:
The disadvantages of opting for a single session include:
A second or subsequent hair transplants might be required due to the following reasons:
The benefits of opting for multiple sessions include:
The disadvantages of opting for multiple sessions include:
So, there are benefits and disadvantages to multiple small sessions as well as a single large session, and the best decision for a person undergoing the procedure would be to leave it in the hands of the surgeon.