FAQ: Will I Get Full Coverage From a Hair Transplant?

When you decide to undergo hair transplant surgery, you want to go into the procedure with appropriate and reasonable expectations. Every patient is different and comes to the hair restoration journey with their own unique hair loss issues and goals. But all hair transplant patients want to see balding or thinning areas of their scalp replaced by full, robust, youthful-looking hair. That is why one of the most common questions patients ask us at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute is whether they will get full coverage from a hair transplant. 

That question should actually be two questions: 

  • Can a hair transplant provide full coverage?
  • Will my hair transplant give me full coverage? 

The answer to the first question is yes. Hair transplant surgery using the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedure pioneered by our surgeons can provide full coverage, eliminating bald spots and filling in areas of thinning hair. You can see before and after pictures of our patients to get a sense of what we can accomplish with our cutting-edge techniques and technology. The FUE procedures we perform seamlessly interweave computer-guided extraction with our surgeons’ precision in transplanting follicles to the donor area. 

Sufficient Donor Hair Needed

The answer to the second question is more complicated. The success of any hair transplant depends a great deal on whether the patient has sufficient donor hair that can be transplanted into the targeted areas of the scalp. 

The donor area is found on the back and sides of the scalp where permanent hair growth remains unaffected by male pattern baldness. Since this hair is permanently growing, it makes it ideal for transplantation as it will continue to grow in its new home.

In an FUE transplant, the surgeon takes hair follicles from these donor areas and transplants them to the treatment area, where they will continue to grow. Both male and female hair replacement candidates need healthy hair growth in the donor area at the back of the head for hair transplant surgery to offer the possibility of full coverage. 

You won’t know whether or not you have sufficient donor hair or can get full coverage from a hair transplant procedure until and unless you meet with an experienced hair transplant surgeon who can provide you with a personalized evaluation. 

That is why we invite you to reach out to us at the Miami Hair & Skin Institute today. Our Drs. Nusbaum and Rose are internationally acclaimed hair restoration surgeons with more than 40 years of combined experience. To receive your personalized hair loss consultation and evaluation,  contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.