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01-26-2013, 02:26 AM
Being 19, just having started fin and niz, I know I'd be atleast a year out from a hair transplant. Having researched the processes only briefly, I have a few questions.
1. What are the typical yeilds with FUE from a top clinic (relatively straight, slight wave)?
2. Would increasing punch size decrease transection rates (and therefore increase yeild)?
3. Does FUE truly allow for a shaved (with a razor) head afterwards, or just a short crop (1 or 2 guard)?
These questions may have been answered elsewhere but I'm not sure where to look. Thanks for taking the time to read, and thanks for the imput.
01-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Hi . Welcome .
I have an opinion on this matter but I first should mention that I am no doctor nor any kind of hair transplant expert. There are several guys on here who can help but I will put in my .02 as an average joe just like you.
There are two common procedures. FUT and FUE . FUT is where they cut a 'slice' of your scalp at the back , then sew it back together leaving a virtually undetectable scar.
The other , FUE is where they just go 'grab' each individual hair and then transplant it to the site where you want the transplant (recipient site)
Sounds much better right?
Turns out, trying to 'punch' a hole in your scalp and 'grab' the hair follicle is beyond our science so we have to 'guess' when we are tying to grab it.
Therefore , if the doc 'grabs' 2000 units , he may have destroyed 600 of them by cutting the follicle in two while blindly trying to grab it.
So, with the FUT , they slice right under the scalp making sure all the follicles are in the big slice .
They then go disect every single unit under microscope where they can see the entire follicle and thus wont lose a single one.
So , for now, to get the most amount of hairs to survive , do the FUT.
thats my .02 :)
01-26-2013, 02:32 PM
You are YEARS out from a HT man...No respectable doctor would perform a HT on a 20 year old.
01-26-2013, 03:38 PM
I think it depends how bad the hair loss is already. I glazed over the part where he said he was 19.
I assumed him to be 30 or so.
John Frank, MD
01-26-2013, 09:15 PM
Yes, I agree. On one hand you are very young to be considering a surgical solution. Despite that, you are still suffering from hair loss. There may be other solutions. There first step is seeing a professional and getting an accurate diagnosis.
01-27-2013, 12:40 AM
Thanks for the honesty guys, I guess I'll wait and see what is available by the time I'm eligible for transplants