Not all of our patients require megasessions. In fact, a little can go a long way on the right person.
Take this patient who had an HT by another clinic. Most of the transplants he was given were minigrafts placed on the hairline. This left him with a "stalky" unnatural appearence due to all the two and three hair grafts growing on his hairline. This type of surgery is easy to perform, but the results are usually less than satisfying.
To repair it we decided to pack 1,200 grafts between all the old transplants with follicular units. We considered doing FUE, but since he already had a strip surgery in the past, it was more cost effective to just do another strip.
I am not a physician. My opinions and knowledge concerning hair loss and its treatment are based on extensive research and reporting on the subject as a consumer advocate and hair loss educator. My views and comments on the subject should not be taken as medical advice. Always seek the advice of a medical professional when considering medical and surgical treatment.
The key to a good transplant is not necessarily overall numbers of grafts, but the DENSITY and PLACEMENT of the grafts. Remember, transplantation results are about ILLUSION through maximizing what's available.