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Sustainable Hair Retention

It is important to understand as we age our hair characteristics will also change naturally; when younger, later teens generally our hair is at its strongest and not uncommon to change slightly as we enter our early 20´s as men

MPB is generally relatively slow to manifest itself and deciding at what stage to treat hair loss is critical to your long term happiness; with the first signs of thinning if this is something an individual wishes to treat hair loss retention treatments should be the first option

Surgical hair restoration is not necessarily the best option in the initial stages of hair loss and is not a cure; until the hair loss pattern can be better established or the hair loss stabilises a hair transplant should not be considered

Especially at a younger age it is prudent not to panic if some thinning or miniaturising of hair is seen in the temples or generally along the hair line; almost every man will experience this over their lifetime even if MPB does not take an aggressive path

As to whether this will continue into advanced Male Pattern Baldness is a prediction to a great extent, genetically family history can be a guide but only that as the MPB gene can skip generations

The on-set of hair loss normally starts with the temporal regions of the hair line, causing the hair line to become more acute and exposing the temples to give the impression the forehead is larger; the V shaped hair line

The earlier treatment is started the greater chance of maintaining the growth you have; another option is to allow nature to progress and monitor the hair loss and then make a decision as to how best to treat over time

Although there are only 3 FDA approved hair loss treatments and results will vary from person to person it is the logical initial path to take; trying to maintain the hair line and potentially improve upon the weaker hair that is still growing can allow to keep the hair line or at least slow down the pattern of hair loss

The initial use of medications can sustain the growth of your hair for many years without the need for a surgical procedure; when deciding to start a treatment programme is specific to the individual and how severe they see their hair loss

A Balancing Act

Before undergoing surgical hair restoration the donor resources need to be measured, hair density, average number of hairs per FU, skin laxity and general hair characteristics, hair to skin colour contrast, curl of the hair for example

These aspects will determine how good a hair transplant candidate an individual is, a good estimation how many grafts are available from the first procedure to future interventions, and how much coverage can be achieved

A balanced coverage does not necessarily mean total restoration with even density throughout, it simply means that from the hair line to the crown the placement does not leave a larger hair less surface area than treated

To achieve enough density on a higher Norwood scale candidate can require 7-9000 grafts from the hair line to the crown, a number that not every individual can achieve so it is important the hair transplant is planned

It is important to achieve a certain density of hair to create a shadow so the light is blocked from reflecting off the scalp; this is the basic principle that makes a hair transplant work and look natural

The hair line is generally the first area to be restored; the hair line frames the face and can have a great impact on how you look, but then behind is the frontal third, mid-section and then the crown or vertex

A hair line placed too high will reduce the potential surface area that needs to be treated but can appear unnaturally high, especially as the hair line will be perfect with no signs of thinning hair, that a receding hair line would have

A too low hair line can create two issues; as we age the hair line pattern does not match our age and changes in facial features; and if placed too low will fix the point of restoration permanently potentially making the recipient surface area too large to treat effectively

The better the characteristics the greater options are available, hair line placement and design can be more aggressive if desired and still maintain a balanced coverage even if hair loss advances to a high Norwood stage

If the hair characteristics are average or slightly below treating minor hair line hair loss may not be appropriate and it would be prudent to wait until a more obvious pattern of hair loss is evident; this will allow for a long term plan to be made to ensure a balanced coverage

As the hair resources are finite a master plan must be made from the first surgery to ensure in worst case scenario a balanced coverage can be achieved and the donor can sustain hair restoration

Along with graft placement, hair angles and orientation, and using natural follicular units an important aspect to a hair transplant looking natural is achieving a balanced coverage from the hair line to the crown.

Donor Hair Supply

Regardless of the technique used, FUT or FUT donor hair density is an important factor; FUE is more reliant on donor hair density because the FU´s are removed over a wide surface area, lowering the donor area density

The donor hair density coupled with the average number of hairs per follicular unit (FU´s) can make you a good or bad hair transplant candidate. The approximate average hair density is 75 FUcm², but this can vary dependent on ethnicity and hair characteristics

Almost whatever stage your hair loss is at the time of a hair transplant it should be assumed that has loss will progress and this needs to be taken into account

When treating a low Norwood Scale candidate if the donor hair density is low and hair loss progresses there maybe not enough hair to treat the area or give a balanced coverage, especially if a low hair line is fixed

Donor hair density is one of the most important aspects of hair transplantation; the hair density around the sides and back (donor area) must be able to cope with the demands of the surface area (recipient area)

When planning your hair restoration it is important to have your donor hair density measured prior to making a decision. The density is calculated per cm², with the highest density found around the back of the head; occipital bone area

Treating a high Norwood candidate the density needs to be calculated and then the hair transplant design planned to ensure a balanced coverage can be achieved

Donor hair density is a vital element that needs to be calculated when planning a hair transplant, coupled with the average number of hairs per follicular unit. Whenever you have a personal consultation with a Doctor ensure this is measured.


Hair Line Density

The hair line is considered to give the largest impact when restoring a head of hair; the hair line frames the face and generally the first aspect that people see; drawing the eye back to the centre of the face, the eye rather than the forehead

The hair line is progressive from one side along the frontal to the other side beyond the temporal recession; there will be slight irregularities from side to side as the face is not symmetrical

As the hair lines moves round the angles and density placed needs to change to create a natural “smooth” hair line that does not draw attention; not a thick wall of hair that is too symmetrical

There is no such thing as a designer hair line as each individual will be different and must be taken into account when designing and placing the grafts; it is advised to not try and create a hair line pattern that you did not have before

Hair Line Position And Design By Hattingen Hair Transplantation

Hair Line Position And Design By Hattingen Hair Transplantation

The best hair line is the one that fits your facial features the best, not necessarily the thickest or lowest but the most natural that does not draw attention as it looks perfectly natural. Because of this hair line placement is often a compromise between the candidate and doctor; and a great deal of medical proficiency and artistic ability is required

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

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

As the hair line reaches the temporal recession point the density needs to be reduced slightly as well as the angle of the hair exiting the scalp as the bone structure moves down the side of the face

As the hair moves further down to the side-burn the angles have to change further, more acute to the skin to allow the grafted hair to be blended with the original side-burn

As the hair line requires a large number of grafts in a relatively small area the distribution is vital to maximise the coverage and density achieved with as low number of grafts as possible; allowing for greater distribution of hair further back

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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The Decision To Undergo Surgical Hair Restoration

As hair loss affects individuals in different ways there is no right or wrong answer to whether hair restoration is essential, to one it may not have any influence on their life, but to another it can be traumatic and impact greatly how they socialise

Hair loss can be an emotive issue for many, men and woman, the desire to look and feel young, not ageing maybe beyond our years and attractive, to feel good about one´s self

Peer pressure is something that surrounds us every day, from sales marketing to what friends, family and work colleagues say and do and how it is perceived we should or should not live our lives

No one should influence you when deciding to undergo surgical hair restoration, or for that matter certainly any elective cosmetic surgical procedure; the decision should be yours alone

The Initial Signs Of Hair Loss And When To Consider Surgical Hair Restoration

The Initial Signs Of Hair Loss And When To Consider Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair transplantation can be an excellent method or hair restoration, but it is not a miracle cure and does have limitations; the largest being the donor resources are finite, if hair loss progresses it can be harder to reach total restoration unless your hair characteristics are good and a correct plan is made to deal with progressive hair loss

From the first procedure a long term plan should be taken, especially if the hair loss pattern is minor with the potential for it to advance; using a relatively high % of the donor in a small area will hamper future restoration and achieving a balanced natural coverage

The timing of a hair transplant will also play an important role, age, current hair loss pattern, potential for future loss have to be considered on an individual basis. A good start is to research a number of doctors and clinics, how they approach hair restoration

Your hair characteristics will play an important role in determining what long term result can be achieved. Hair line restoration can be easily achieved by anyone but if hair loss advances to a high Norwood stage are the hair characteristics able to maintain successful restoration?

Collate the information from as many sources as possible, it is very possible that much will contradict each other; if the case ensure you qualify your research as to why answers to your questions differ



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Professional Advice For Hair Loss And Hair Transplantation

It is always a good idea to be prepared for your consultation, make a list of questions you wish to ask so nothing is forgotten; maybe send to the clinic before so the doctor can also prepare and make the time as productive as possible

A hair loss or transplant consultation can be a useful way to gather more information personal to your situation and have a personal dialogue with the doctors who will be responsible for a surgical hair restoration procedure

When asking for an on-line consultation the clinic will require certain details from you to give a credible assessment of your situation, it is important to be open and honest otherwise this will cloud the assessment given

Details such as your age, hair loss in your family, hair loss medications you are using and your goals and intentions to name a few aspects to include. Good quality pictures, of all aspects of your head, front, and both sides, back and top are also needed; take in clear daylight, no flash or shadow that obscures reality

Prepare For Your Hair Transplant Consultation

Prepare For Your Hair Transplant Consultation

It is always good to discuss how the day of the procedure will be managed, what aspects of the procedure the doctors´ undertake and what duties are the responsibilities of the technical staff; a small detail but you do not want any surprises or concerns on your big day

Video (Skype) Consultations are becoming more popular with Hattingen Hair and allow you to interact with the Doctor from your home. It allows the Doctor to see you better and measure aspects such as scalp laxity. A personal consultation is obviously the ultimate, and also gives you a chance to visit the clinic, to get a feel of the Doctor and Clinic.

When possible a personal consultation is the best idea; some aspects should be expected, such as checking the quality of your hair characteristics, donor and recipient, assessing the donor hair density, approximate hairs to FU number and any degree of miniaturisation in the donor

If hair line rebuilding discuss the design and your goals, even draw the hair line and understand why the placement and design has to be a certain way to ensure a balanced and sustainable result can be achieved long term.

On higher Norwood cases how much coverage can be achieved and how many grafts can be harvested in a single procedure and later, future procedures if required

The hair transplant technique to use, either FUT or FUE; each technique offers their own benefits and especially if the first procedure which is going to be the best for donor area management. Does the clinic use any “technical tricks” to enhance the hair transplant, custom-made blades, hair curvature, angle of graft placement, closure techniques to name a few

Be prepared for your consultation and make the most of the time you spend with the doctor; it is a vital requisite to your hair transplant research


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