The saying “less is more” is true for some things, but not when it comes to your hair. When you decide to get hair transplant surgery, your main goal is to achieve a full head of hair. One question we often get asked by our patients during their consultation is “Will the hair restoration surgery change the texture of my hair?”
The answer to this question is: it depends. The donor hair on the back of the scalp is a great indication of what the hair growth will look like in the recipient area a few months after the procedure. So generally, the texture will be like that of the donor hair. So, the texture of your hair won’t change much from what you already have, since the transplanted hairs are from your own scalp.
What will change is the density of the hair in the balding area — and people sometimes get this confused with the texture. Density is extremely important in a hair transplant procedure. If you ever look at a full head of hair, you’ll notice that you can’t see through the hair. The hair is very dense — this is the desired look in a hair transplant surgery in order to achieve natural results. Density is crucial.
Technically, a hair transplant procedure will not change the texture of your hair. Density will make it much fuller and insure an undetectable hair transplant. So when you do go in for a consultation, whether it’s at our Los Angeles hair transplant clinic or anywhere, make certain that you ask about hair texture.