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How long do I have to wait before I get a second hair transplant session?

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen

Q: I am looking to do two hair transplant sessions - after the first session, how long do I have to wait for the second hair transplant? Will the hair follicles from the second session destroy the grafts from the first session?

A: The grafts transplanted during the second session hair transplant procedure would not damage or affect the growth of the grafts from the first session. The hair transplant surgeon would be able to transplant new follicular grafts into the exact same area without causing any damage to your first hair transplant. But the results will look less than desirable, so there is some importance to spacing out the sessions accordingly to give the hair time to grow.

If the surgeon were to transplant new follicular grafts into the same recipient area as the first hair transplant without allowing them first to grow, the results would look unnatural. Placing grafts on top of one another or too close together creates a mini-graft that would result in a pluggy and unnatural hair transplant that is easily avoidable with the right surgeon and technique. It's important to allow the hairs from the first transplant to grow in for at least the first eight months (and 10-12 months being ideal) so the surgeon is able to plan the distribution of the grafts for the second procedure precisely. Hair transplant surgery is an art - and creating a hairline will have a certain look to it that needs to be mimicked with the second hair transplant session.

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