Which Hair Transplant Technique To Start With

Educated donor management will allow for the efficient movement of grafts from the donor to the recipient; the minimum impact on the donor, the minimum amount of times the donor has to be entered to achieve the restoration goals of the individual

A technique should not be chosen simply because it is in vogue, but for the results it can deliver short and long term; in some cases combining the techniques will reach the goals of the individual better than choosing between them

The goals will be different for each hair transplant candidate; those with an advanced pattern of hair loss can be less demanding on aspects such as low hair lines and prefer to concentrate on coverage and density from the hair line to the crown

It is common for Clinics and individuals to favour one technique over the other, and this is not a problem as long as the chosen technique can deliver the results, coverage, density, high yield and good donor management for the candidate

Being able to achieve a balanced coverage in one procedure has many advantages; time efficient is the obvious advantage, financially less wear on the pocket and in respect of donor management only having to enter the area a single time

As the first procedure will set the tone for restoration in the future deciding on the correct technique is vital as the scalp is in the best condition. As with FUE the follicular unit extraction can be spread over a wider surface area compared to FUT if the harvesting protocol is in place very little density change can be measured

The higher the graft numbers an educated harvesting protocol becomes harder as less hair remains in the area and it is more likely to over harvest or increase miniaturisation due to a traumatic ripple effecting the surrounding follicular units left in the donor

Remember that the hair and scalp physiology cannot be improved upon, it can only change the more sessions are performed; the numbers available can be calculated by measuring the donor area against the hair density: The conclusion can only be mathematical as each technique will have the limits as to how much can safely be removed

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