Dense Packing The Hair Line

 

The hair line is arguably the most important aspect of a hair transplant procedure; it is what we and others first see and the area that frames the face, so vital it looks perfectly natural

Density placed is the amount of follicular units per cm² and along the hair line this is usually single hair FU´s and the density is governed by the hair characteristics to ensure a natural result is achieved

Hair Line Dense Packing

Hair Line Dense Packing

Dense packing is the term used to describe a high density of follicular units placed within an area; placing each graft close together to mimic nature. Fine hair requires a higher density, coarse hair has other concerns as it can look pluggy when transplanted; curly hair has advantages as the curl helps to create the illusion of fullness

When rebuilding a hair line, besides the natural placement of grafts the design and placement is crucial to restore a cosmetically pleasing look today but also in the future as we age, so a compromise if often required

The design must take into consideration future potential hair loss, if a hair line is placed too low and hair loss progresses aggressively the design may look out of place and unnatural in the future

Dense packing allows for a result to be realised in one pass, it ensures a smooth progression from single hairs to 2 hair FU´s behind to rebuild the density and thickness, but maintain a soft appearance to the immediate hair line opposed to a thick wall of hair that can look unnatural

Great importance is made of the hair line density but it can differ greatly between individuals so to give an estimate of graft numbers required is not practical or realistic and must be judged on a personal basis, can range between 400 to 1000 grafts, taking into consideration the design and the natural characteristics of the hair

 

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