Factors That Can Determine The Amount Of Grafts Needed
The bigger the amount of donor hair available, the more baldness may be covered. On the other hand, the less donor hair there is, the less area that can be covered. The majority of patients get at least 6000 grafts, although some receive as few as 4000 and as many as 8000. It might be difficult to forecast how much a person will be able to acquire. For this reason, during your consultation we will be able to better determine the number of donor densities to make the best decision for you.
Only Strip operations, not FUE procedures, are affected by this. The simpler it is to acquire a bigger number of grafts and cover more area when the scalp is flexible. The fewer grafts that can be acquired and the smaller area that can be covered, the tighter the scalp. Scalp exercises and a new medicine called Vitrase may assist to enhance the donor area’s flexibility.
Patients with excellent hair types such as thick, wavy, light colored hair may always do more than patients with inferior hair types, some being fine, straight, black hair on white skin.
Balding Pattern Severity:
The more severe the balding pattern, the greater the recipient region will be and the more grafts required. The fewer grafts used the less severe the balding pattern.
Some people have a very big head, while others have a smaller one. Typically, larger heads need more grafts.
Age And Future Hair Loss:
The younger the patient, the greater the danger of future hair loss and the need for more grafts. The lower the danger, the older the patient. Unfortunately, this is very unpredictable. Family history and examinations may be helpful, but they are not always accurate. It’s typically possible to anticipate who will lose more hair. Who will not progress, as well as the pace and speed of advancement, are hard to forecast. This implies that when assessing younger persons with existing hair, be ready to undertake extra work if hair loss progresses.
Willingness To Use Propecia Or Other Similar Medications:
Propecia is particularly successful for slowing down hair loss and reducing the size of the recipient area. It does not work in every patient, but it does in the majority of them. Propecia users often get better covering and a fuller appearance.
Early Thinning And Pre-Existing Hair:
Patients with just minor thinning and pre-existing hair, whether young or elderly, are more difficult to treat for a variety of reasons.
To begin with, the more pre-existing hair they have, the more difficult it is to create incisions in between it without destroying or transecting it. The good news is that trained doctors can generally get in between pre-existing hair without injuring it when it has thinned to approximately 14% of normal density utilizing high magnification loupes.