4103 FUT

1 Hair 691            691
2 Hair 2108       4216
3 Hair 1025       3075
4 Hair 279          1116
Total: 4103       9098

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Hair Transplant Result. 3730 FUT

Female Hair Loss Sufferer, caused by Lichen Planopilaris

Grafts                Hairs
1     358                  358
2    1929                3858
3    1144                3432
4      299                1196
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Total 3730              8844              Rate=2,37

Before and Grown Out Hair Line, 3730 Grafts With Follicular Unit Transplant. Hattingen Hair, Switzerland Before and Grown Out, 3730 FUT. Hattingen Hair transplantation, Switzerland 1 Before and Grown Out, 3730 FUT. Hattingen Hair transplantation, Switzerland 2 Before and Grown Out, 3730 FUT. Hattingen Hair transplantation, Switzerland 3 Before Hair Transplant (Hair Loss Caused By Lichen Planopilaris) 1 Before Hair Transplant (Hair Loss Caused By Lichen Planopilaris) Grown Out Hair Transplant Result, 3730 FUT. Hattingen Hair transplantation, Switzerland

Hair Transplant Result. 6472 FUT

NW5 hair loss, coarse hair, restoration from hair line to crown, with a slightly lower hair density placed over the crown

Grafts              Hairs
1      827              827
2     2882           5764
3     2158           6474
4       605           2420
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Total 6472         15485          Rate=2,39

before and after side before and graft placement before and result before any ht donor healing

back face and top face sides 2 sides

An Educated Donor Protocol

Although today many have a preferred technique in mind it is always important to access the individuals’ goals against what is technically possible to achieve from each technique

The donor hair is finite and can only reduce after each procedure so the technique used is not by design but necessity to sustain hair restoration over time

FUE though requires a wide surface to harvest from, in lower hair loss patterns the donor area safe zone can be hard to determine therefore a conservative approach should be taken as to how high in the donor the grafts are removed

FUT can harvest from a relatively small area, the hair rich occipital area of the donor, FUT leaves a fine strip scar that hair regrows through to help camouflage further and allows for short haircuts just long enough to cover the line

With FUE as long as an educated pattern of extraction is made, spreading the extraction points around the donor very little change can be seen and very little density lost to the overall surface area of the donor

As the density of hair reduces after every procedure with FUE the higher the numbers required start to become harder to realise without leaving obvious areas of thinned out hair density or potentially more obvious scarring

With good hair and skin characteristics, reaching 5-7000 grafts with FUT in one procedure is becoming more common in a single operation

This is achievable with FUE under the right circumstances but normally slowly, requiring multiple procedures with ideally a twelve month gap between each operation

Repair patients can have multiple priorities to address and the donor area is almost always impaired with multiple scarring from previous procedures; removing a strip can englobe much of the old scarring and leave a single linear scar and FUE harvest in untouched virgin areas to further increase the graft count

This can make a huge difference to a repair patient, graft numbers are paramount and often depleted and in short supply so to be able to maximise the numbers in a single procedure can make the difference between a successful repair and not

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The Preferable Hair Transplant Technique

There are two recognised techniques used by doctors today, Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE); the main variant between the techniques is the manner in which the hair is removed from the scalp

As hair loss can be hard to predict as to how advanced the pattern of hair loss will become a master plan must be made to ensure a balanced coverage can be sustained as well as a natural looking density achieved; even if this means a lower density over some areas, usually the crown

For many the option can be surgical hair restoration, a hair transplant procedure; this is the movement of genetically strong hair to areas of hair loss that will continue to permanently grow even when moved

Some candidates have the option to use either technique due to their hair characteristics and donor quality and achieve solid results; other are better suited one technique and others may benefit from combining both techniques either in a single procedure or multiple procedures over time

When calculating the quality of the donor area, hair density, hair characteristics, skin laxity and the average number of hairs per follicular unit; as well as measuring the surface area to be treated along with the potential surface area then a plan can be put together and the technique required determined

If the donor hair qualities are average or slightly below and the demand for hair is high then the likelihood is FUT will be a better option; this can remove the highest capacity of grafts in a single procedure from the area of the donor that has the highest concentration

When treating lower levels of hair loss the ultimate pattern is impossible to predict, especially with a younger individual; if the case it would be prudent to ensure the donor area can manage the demand for hair over a larger surface area due to fixing a permanent low hair line

Smaller hair loss patterns may benefit more from the FUE technique, although FUE will lower the hair density in the donor if the number of grafts required are relatively minimal the density change can be minor

With higher levels of hair loss or in some repair cases combing the techniques can be of great benefit in achieving the graft numbers and goals of the individual; as this opens the donor to achieve the maximum grafts in a single procedure

Crown Restoration And Progressive Hair Loss

Genetic hair loss can be unpredictable as to how far the pattern of hair loss will develop; a guide will be any hair loss pattern in your family but as genetic hair loss can skip generations and the pattern alter this is only a guide

The desire to “cure” the problem can lead to trying numerous products in an attempt stop hair loss and regrow the lost hair or in some case resort to surgical hair restoration as the cure, a quick fix

If thinking of a hair transplant managing the goals and expectations of the candidate is vital from the very first procedure be it minor hair restoration or advanced hair loss that is being treated

In respect of treatments, three are FDA approved to treat hair loss, laser therapy, an oral table and a topical lotion or foam; results will vary from person to person and sustained use is needed to continue a positive result

Be honest with yourself and with the doctor you ultimately decide upon; nature can only be cheated to a degree and miracles do not occur; not all individuals make a good hair transplant candidate and as frustrating as this may be it never good to start that which cannot be finished

A perfectly good hair transplant can be performed but if the individual is not happy or does not meet their goals in their eyes it will not be a success and this can lead to recriminations against the clinic and the feeling from the patient they have been let down

One area of hair loss that can create long term concerns is the crown or vertex when looking at hair restoration; deciding how and when to treat the area can have good and bad consequences

Treating the crown or vertex can be a technically demanding aspect of surgical hair restoration, largely due to the changing angles and orientation of hairs to recreate the natural spiral that occurs

It is common the crown is the last area to be treated, due to this the highest number of the safe donor has been used on the frontal and mid-sections, reducing the numbers available to maintain the same even density over the crown

The surface area of the crown can be extensive, equalling the frontal and mid-section combined, dropping on the sides as well as the back of the head, making restoration demanding and sometime not practical

If surgical restoration is chosen it is vital to take into consideration future potential hair loss, treating too early can leave an unnatural pattern of hair growth as hair loss progresses; a better initial alternative may be to stabilise the hair loss with a treatment programme, especially if in the early stages of hair loss

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Time For Hair Meds Or Hair Transplant

It is important when researching to gain as much knowledge as possible, contact multiple clinics to gain varying opinions as to how they would approach hair restoration, short and long term

As genetic hair loss can be an emotive issue for many men and increasingly woman they can be many claims of cures, to be able to stop hair loss, regrow lost hair but if this was the case it could be assumed that no one would be bald

First, there is no miracle cure for hair loss be it a treatment, medication or surgical hair restoration; although no cure there are treatment and restoration techniques that can help to reduce hair loss and restore area of hair loss over the head; but it is important to know when and how is the best time and which product or technique best serves the individual´s needs

Choosing when to have a hair transplant is crucial to the long term success, too early and a balanced natural result may not be able to be sustained long term as the supply of hair needed will run out

Surgical hair restoration is a permanent solution to cover areas of hair loss over the head, some individuals make better candidates than others and both men and woman can undergo a hair transplant

Planning a hair transplant is different for all individuals; from technical perspective aspects such as hair characteristics, facial bone structure the pattern of hair loss will all be taken into consideration by the doctor as they make a plan how to approach hair restoration

The individual must understand the limitations of a hair transplant, the density required achieving natural fullness, and how hair characteristics can aid or hamper the results that can be achieved

A key to successful surgical hair restoration is open and honest dialogue between the individual and the doctor performing the hair transplant procedure; without this it is impossible to gauge how successful in the eyes of the individual will be

Hair retentions treatments and surgical hair restoration can be combined; this can reduce the number of grafts required from a hair transplant and keep your natural hair growing for much longer

Whichever option is chosen the decision should be taken after careful consideration and professional advice; do not allow yourself to be enticed by miracle cures or promises without qualifying with proof as to what can be achieved