Hair Density in Hair Transplant
Hair density is the number of hair follicles in the region. Hair follicles fall on average 1,000 pieces per square centimeter in young people. The number of hair follicles decreases with age. The average number of hair follicles in the middle ages varies between 200 and 600.
Hair density is one of the factors affecting success in hair transplantation. When deciding hair transplant, determining which area to choose donor region and determining whether or not the transplant will be successful, hair density is used.
How is Hair Density Calculated?
Ruler-like instruments were used to calculate the hair density of the patients. With these instruments, the hair follicles were counted individually. Nowadays, thanks to the developing technologies, hair density test is now easier and faster. Hair density is calculated by looking at the number of hair follicles per square centimeter.
Importance of Hair Density in Hair Transplant
Hair density is a condition that directly affects hair transplant. Determining a person's hair density helps in calculating the degree and speed of hair loss and planning hair transplant.
Hair loss is expected to end to a large extent for hair transplant. The reason for this is that the hair that is shed after planting creates a bad image and the hair transplant is needed again. Therefore, hair density plays a major role in determining the time of hair transplant.
Importance of Hair Density of Donor Region in Hair Transplant
Donor zone density in hair transplant is another factor affecting the success of hair transplantation. In hair transplant, the areas that will not experience hair loss as a donor area are preferred. This area is usually the nape. The fact that the number of hair follicles in the neck is small has a negative effect on the hair transplant process. A sufficient level of density in the donor area in hair transplant ensures successful hair transplant. In cases where the number of hair follicles in the donor area is insufficient, hair transplant may not give the desired result. When there is insufficient donor area, one has to adjust his / her expectation from hair transplant accordingly.
In hair transplant, the number of hair follicles to be planted in the area where hair loss is experienced is calculated. The hair density in the donor area is determined. If the donor area can meet the number of hair follicles needed, hair transplant planning is started. After this stage, how often the hair follicles from the donor area will be transplanted into the area where the hair loss is experienced is calculated. The density of new hair is planned in the area where hair loss is experienced.
Factors Affecting Hair Density
Everyone's hair density and quality are different and there are some situations that affect density.
- The most important factor affecting hair density is genetics.
- Hair color can also affect hair density.
- Gender and hormonal factors also affect the intensity. Hair density decreases considerably in people with male pattern hair loss.
- Stress and trauma can also cause hair loss. The density of the hair will also decrease due to the shedding hair.
- As a result of subsequent illnesses and accidents, hair loss may occur. This loss leads to a decrease in the density of the hair.
Esthetic Hair Turkey performs its hair density calculations quickly and does its best to make your hair transplant process successful and comfortable. You can also ask us about your hair density after hair transplant. You can contact us for more information about hair transplant.