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Diffuse thinning is one of the many forms of hair loss. Hair loss can also occur in the form of male pattern baldness, female pattern baldness, receding hairline, or bald patches.

Diffuse thinning refers to hair loss spread out to the entire scalp. This type of hair loss is usually caused by telogen effluvium which is experienced when an abnormally large number of hair follicles enters the telogen (resting) phase.

Diffuse thinning can be especially bothering as it is harder to conceal and achieve a better look. If you have been suffering from diffuse thinning and have been wanting to find a solution, keep on reading to find out about hair transplant for thinning hair.


Diffuse Thinning Hair Transplant

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Can you a get hair transplant on thinning hair?

Many people wonder: does hair transplant work for thinning hair? The answer to this question depends on what type of diffuse hair loss you have.

Diffused thinning can be caused by diffused unpatterned alopecia or diffused patterned alopecia. Usually, diffused pattern alopecia is observed at the top of your head, which is also called crown area, and is easier to treat with a hair transplant.

However, diffused unpatterned alopecia is much harder to treat as it is not as predictable as patterned alopecia, it requires a consultation with a surgeon to assess whether you are a suitable candidate for a diffuse thinning hair transplant or not.

Can I get a hair transplant if my hair is naturally thin?

The short answer is yes. Some people have naturally thin hair rather than thinning hair due to hair loss, which is a completely different story. Because you are not experiencing diffuse thinning, you don’t have the risk of losing more hair as time goes on. In that case, you can be an eligible candidate for a hair transplant.

Hair transplant with thin hair

Having thin hair is not a problem for hair transplant operations as long as your expectations are realistic. The results might not look as voluminous as naturally thick hair, but you will still be able to see a significant difference even though your natural hair is thin.

Hair transplant with a thin donor area

A hair transplant with a thin donor area can be a bit more problematic than having thin hair because having a sufficient amount of donor grafts in the donor area is crucial for the success of hair transplant operations. Your surgeon can examine the potential donor area and decide whether it would be enough to achieve the desired result.

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When does transplanted hair thicken?

To see noticeable results after a hair transplant, you need to wait for the newly transplanted hair grafts o settle in, go through the shock loss phase, and get into a normal growth cycle. Even though it seems like a long process, and you might feel impatient during this period, it is all worth it. You can expect your transplanted hair to thicken after 4-5 months.

Does transplanted hair thin over time?

Hair transplant leads to permanent results. Transplanted hair follicles usually do not experience fallout, and you should be enjoying your new voluminous hair for a long time.

However, it is important to remember that transplanted hair follicles are still following a natural cycle and have a life span. So, yes, it is possible to experience hair thinning after a hair transplant, especially as your age reaches above 60s.

Does hair loss continue after a hair transplant?

Hair loss at the transplant area does not continue after a hair transplant since the donor grafts are not prone to hair loss. However, you might still lose your existing hair if your natural hair loss process has not slowed down yet. Some people might continue to see the signs of male/female pattern baldness outside the recipient area and observe hair thinning after a hair transplant.

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What should I do if my hair is still thin after a hair transplant?

Sometimes, a hair transplant might not give you the result you were hoping for. This is usually because of the natural limitations of hair transplant such as the limited number of hair grafts at the donor area, the maximum number of grafts that can be transplanted in one session, or your body’s ability to support hair growth.

You can overcome these problems through 3 main treatments such as medications, PRP, and a second hair transplant operation.

1- Medications

Medications are one of the most popular hair loss treatments that can be coupled with a hair transplant. Today, finasteride and minoxidil are two of the available medications for hair loss.

1.1. – Finasteride

Finasteride can help you achieve a fuller hair look by stopping testosterone from turning into another hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which can interfere with the growth cycle of hair follicles. Finasteride can be used before and after hair transplant.

1.2. – Minoxidil

Minoxidil is developed to assist hair growth by increasing blood flow to the scalp and stimulating hair follicles. If you have been noticing that your hair is not growing as fast or as healthy as you want, you might want to try minoxidil.

2- PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) hair treatment uses the platelet-rich part of your blood to stimulate hair growth. Platelet-rich plasma is injected into your scalp after being separated from your blood. This treatment can improve hair growth and help you achieve thicker hair.

3- Second hair transplant operation

If you are not satisfied with the results of your first hair transplant operation, you can schedule a second hair transplant operation to improve the appearance of your hair. You might be eligible for a second operation if you have enough donor grafts left in the donor area.

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Which hair transplant techniques can be used for diffuse thinning hair transplant?

Modern hair transplant methods such as follicular unit extraction (FUE) and direct hair implantation (DHI) can be used for diffuse thinning hair transplant. You can decide on the most suitable method for you with the help of our expert team at Heva Clinic.

How many grafts do I need for a diffuse thinning hair transplant?

Depending on the level of thinning , you might need 2000-4000 hair grafts for a diffuse thinning hair transplant operation.

How much does diffuse thinning hair transplant cost in Turkey?

The cost of a hair transplant for thinning hair in Turkey can vary between $1,800 and $3,000.