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

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

Minor To Major Hair Loss

Hair loss is generally progressive and although the ultimate hair loss pattern can be guided by an individual´s genetics this is only a guide and hair restoration should not solely be planned with genetic factors in mind

Assuming treatment does work they can control hair loss for many years; they need to be used correctly and the positive results will only continue while the treatment is being used; stop and the hair loss will commence

As emotive as hair loss is at a younger age be careful not to lose common sense over emotion as we are all older for many more years than we are younger; at the time it may appear the best solution but many have made this mistake and regretted their actions

Surgical hair restoration is not always the best first option, especially on a younger age; there is no way to determine how fast or the pattern of hair loss and fixing a low hair line can create complications in the coming years, a balanced coverage and donor management issues

The hair line can take a relatively high number of follicular units for the surface area to cover; using so many and fixing the hair line low will increase the potential surface area to treat in the future as hair loss progresses

As we age the hair loss pattern matures, even a man in their mid to late 30´s and early 40´s may have only receded over the frontal area, around a Norwood 3 hair loss stage; this allows designing a new hair line much easier

It is always important to research and get the opinion of multiple hair transplantation doctors; do not always take the word you are a good hair transplant candidate just because it suits you to hear this

Advanced hair loss sufferers generally have lower expectations in terms of restoration; a natural result is priority but expectations of a low adolescent hair line is not the top significance for many

With planning it is possible to rebuild the surface area of hair loss, and on the right candidate achieve total coverage in a single procedure, even if this means a slightly lower hair density over the crown

Achieving total coverage with a natural hair density in one procedure is time efficient for the individual, only means entering the donor and recipient areas once, causing as little change to the skin and better healing

If total coverage can be achieved it is common the hair density over the crown will be reduced compared to the placement over the frontal and mid-section; few candidates can achieve total coverage and even density from hair line to crown in one procedure

Planning with any hair transplant is important as the first session the scalp is always in the best condition to maximise graft numbers; a mutually agreed plan between doctor and patient will ensure that both parties understand what can be achieved and the long term happiness of the individual

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Poor Hair Transplant Results Require Planning And Understanding

Often a hair transplant repair has to be planned over multiple procedures, especially if the donor area has been seriously impaired and restricts the graft numbers that can be safely harvested in each procedure

Dependent on the severity of the initial procedure is may be possible to repair many or all areas and achieve a totally natural looking result and improving the donor area if and when future hair transplants are required

An individual who has gone through a bad experience is understandable cautious before getting back into the chair; but they must also understand that a hair transplant has limitations and clear priorities need to be made

Prioritise areas of cosmetic importance in the recipient area to treat as it is unlikely all areas can be treated at once, so each hair transplant needs to focus on maximising how natural the hair growth, coverage and density appear

The individual needs to understand there are often limitations and as much as it may be hard to live with it is a reality and the end result may not be what the individual first visualised but the priority must be to create as natural look as possible with the limited resources available

In many repair cases the best results can be achieved combining both techniques, FUT and FUE. Combing the techniques opens the possibility to reduce visible scarring and increase the graft numbers attainable in a single procedure

A hair transplant repair requires added skills by the doctor; often there is scarring in the recipient area and this can impair the placement and regrowth of new hair; also poorly angled grafts will need to be removed or camouflaged

All due care must be taken as the trauma and anxiety of a repair patient is high; why a solid education, balanced expectations are required and dialogue between doctor and patient.

A hair transplant repair patient should take their time when researching, also to keep an open mind as to what can be achieved from the repair surgery and how long it may take. At this stage it is important no more mistakes are made