Question: What is the chance that I will have to have multiple hair transplants in order to have a full head of hair?
Answer: The number of transplants needed to achieve the desired outcome will depend on the degree of severity of the hair loss. The goal of a full head of hair may not be a realistic option for many patients if the donor hair is limited and/or the balding pattern is advanced. Future hair loss should also be taken into consideration because this can make scars visible at a later time. Multiple hair transplants are possible and often necessary to correct significant hair loss, but those are the instances in which patients tend to have aggressive balding and limited donor hair. Patients with moderate hair loss can achieve significant improvement in hair density and establish a pleasant hairline after multiple transplant sessions, but can experience ongoing hair loss in the future, making a full head of hair a challenging goal.