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Can Hair Transplants Work on Fine Hair?

POSTED: 08 February 2021

Fine hair simply describes the texture of your hair, meaning that each individual strand has a smaller diameter. It’s worth noting that just because the hair may be fine, you can still have an abundance of hairs on your head – fine hair doesn’t necessarily mean thin hair. 

If you notice that your fine hair has started to lose density, you might start to wonder what you can do to add volume to your hair. Although hair extensions can help to add volume and weight, they can also be difficult to disguise in thin hair and are quite high maintenance. Hair transplants, however, are a permanent way to restore hair back to its former glory – no matter the texture of your hair. 


Hair transplants for fine hair 


Fine hair isn’t usually a barrier to undergoing a hair transplant. Although the end result may give a thinner look than in someone with naturally thick hair, the hair will still look completely natural. 

In order to undergo a hair transplant, you will need an adequate supply of donor hair either on the back or sides of the scalp. Hair transplants rely on having a sufficient supply of healthy hair follicles to make sure that there is enough hair to cover the balding areas, so when you book a hair transplant consultation, your surgeon will take a look at your scalp to assess if you are a suitable candidate. 

There are two main types of hair transplant surgery – Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), also known as Strip Harvesting. However, if you have fine hair, FUE surgery may be a better option. This is because FUT surgery involves a strip of hair being removed from the scalp, which can leave scarring that may be visible if you have fine hair. FUE, on the other hand, extracts individual follicular units, meaning scarring is kept to a minimum and can even be hard to spot on patients with very short or shaved hair. 


Other treatments for fine hair 


Another option to disguise hair loss is scalp micropigmentation, which involves colour pigments being added just below the surface of the skin to create the illusion of a fuller head of hair. This treatment works wonderfully on thinning patches if you have an otherwise strong covering of hair, blending seamlessly to improve the appearance of fine, patchy hair. 

If you would like to find out more about any of the treatments that Crown Clinic has to offer, just get in touch to arrange your consultation. 

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