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Failed hair transplant: can it be corrected?

Have you had a bad hair transplant experience? Are you worried about whether a bad hair transplant can be fixed? Hair transplant failure is the fear of many patients seeking a solution to their hair loss. However, even if it ended up in the hands of an inexperienced doctor, a failed hair transplant can still be fixed with the right professionals and the right procedures.

Hair transplant repair is an important part of what we do at Grand Umran.


Below, Grand Umran - provides you with the most important information you need to know about the causes of poor hair transplantation and how to fix it.

The Reality of Failed Hair Transplant

A failed hair transplant is usually already present when the result of the transplant seems less conventional and less dense than expected.


For most patients whose hair transplant failed, the difference between their new hair and their natural hair is often very visible. Also, a treatment is considered a failure if scars form or bald areas are not filled in.


Contrary to popular belief, not all hair transplants have a 100% success rate. Hair transplant failure is often due to poor medical procedures or untrained professionals. However, complications can also arise if patients do not follow the doctor's instructions after hair transplantation.

Why do hair transplants fail?

It is not always possible to determine an exact cause.


In most cases, medical professionals are responsible for failed hair transplants. However, treating physicians are not the only reason for poor hair transplants, as there are other factors that also lead to poor surgical results.


Here are three important reasonsthat can contribute to a bad hair transplant:

1. Mistakes made by the patient after the transplant

Hair transplants can be successful, but due to errors or lack of rigor on the part of the patient to follow the precise instructions of the doctor, the results of the transplant diminish.


This gives the impression that the hair transplant was not successful. Common mistakes after the transplant are exposing the implanted hair to direct sunlight or a steam bath.

2. Patient conditions unsuitable for transplantation

It is unprofessional to assume that hair transplantation is the perfect solution for all patients. Some people have a hair condition that does not allow for a successful transplant.


This can lead to hair transplant procedure failure. A patient's suitability for hair transplantation depends on several criteria:


  • Age,

  • Overly pronounced areas that require multiple procedures,


  • If the patient continues to lose hair,


  • Insufficient capacity of the donor area.


Other factors, such as implantation in a scar and large or undersized hair grafts, can also lead to hair transplant failure.

3. Errors in graft harvesting

In other cases, hair falls out due to improperly performed hair transplantation and excessive follicular unit removal.


The most common grafting errors are unbalanced harvesting of hair, improper use of grafting tools, excessive harvesting of grafts from the donor area.

The Best Hair Transplant Techniques to Correct Hair Transplant Mistakes

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Direct Hair Transplantation (DHI) are proven hair transplant techniques that allow patients to restore their hair follicles and achieve better looking, more natural looking hair. Of course, an important condition for an optimal result is that the treatment is carried out by an experienced specialist, so that there are no visible scars, for example.

These errors can be corrected using the following procedures:

  • Restorative hair transplant: Surgeons opt for this method when the results of the transplant are not bad and the concealment is sufficient. It is suitable for patients with moderate hair loss after hair transplantation, while people with severe hair loss after hair transplantation generally should not expect incredibly dense results after this procedure.


  • Extraction technique: This technique is also known as graft excision. In this procedure, unnatural grafts are removed, divided into smaller follicular units and re-implanted at the correct angles. This way, the result looks much more natural afterwards.


  • Scalp micropigmentation: In the SMP method, a bad hair transplant is masked by a pattern resembling a tattoo. After pigmentation following a hair transplant, the area around the transplanted hair appears denser and the spots are not noticeable.

Latest Ideas on How to Fix a Failed Hair Transplant

A failed hair transplant can have a negative impact on the patient's morale. Therefore, only a qualified professional should be involved in the correction of a failed hair transplant.


Grand Umran in Istanbul is one of the leading clinics in this field and has the experience and expertise to restore your hair.


Contact Grand Umran today for quality hair transplant services.

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DHI is a hair transplant technique performed using special DHI pens, called DHI implanter pens or CHOI pens. In the DHI technique, the extracted hair is implanted directly in the areas to be treated ...

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