Hair Characteristics Plus Hair Transplant Density

A successful natural hair transplant relies on many criteria; two aspects that play an important role when planning are the hair characteristics of the individual and the density required to be placed across the recipient area

These two aspects are linked in how restoration will be made, what coverage and fullness can be achieved; each reflects on the other how the grafts will be redistributed

The art of a hair transplant is to use the minimum number of follicular units to cover a surface area whilst achieve a natural look and balanced coverage; employing an educated donor management protocol will minimise the changes in the donor area

Good hair characteristics allows for a lower density of follicular units to be placed; coarse hair, curly hair gives greater coverage and shadow over the scalp, the distribution of larger follicular units, 3, and 4 hair groups in strategic areas also increases coverage

The hair or follicular unit density placed is not the primary calculation but offset against the hair characteristics; calculating the number of grafts required to cover an area, at the same time taking into consideration how future hair loss could progress

4920 FUT Hair Transplant Using The Hair Characteristics To The Maximum And Placing The Required Density To Achieve The Look Of Fullness

4920 FUT Hair Transplant
Using The Hair Characteristics To The Maximum And Placing The Required Density To Achieve The Look Of Fullness

Placing too high or unnecessarily high density over the hair line and frontal third can impact in two negative ways; the density may not reflect the natural native surrounding hair density as well as using a high % of the finite donor hair resources

As a hair transplant relies partly on illusion, creating the look of fullness from less hair than was originally in the area allows a hair transplant to cover even high level patterns of hair loss successfully

If the majority of the resources are used to treat relatively low hair loss stages and hair loss progresses to an advanced stage it will become harder to maintain a balanced coverage and even density

It is common even with good hair characteristics that a NW6 or 7 hair loss stage total coverage can be achieved but not an even density from hair line to crown; the crown having a lower placed hair density

This is because even with good overall hair qualities the donor is restricted and the wider the recipient surface area the higher the demand for hair; a natural balanced coverage will still be achieved even though the crown density may be slightly reduced

With careful planning and donor hair management from the initial procedure; using the hair characteristics to maximise the graft distribution, placing a required density to achieve the look of fullness will result in a natural result being achieved, be able to treat progressive hair loss and sustain a natural balance of hair growth over the head


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