View Full Version : Warning to those considering HASCI

02-20-2014, 05:53 PM
For anyone on the fence about getting an HST procedure done at the HASCI clinic, here is some general advice I can give after studying this procedure for years now:

1. Do not expect any hair multiplication. In all likelihood, there is zero hair multiplication involved, i.e., you will not increase the number of hairs on your head. You will simply redistribute the hairs from the back of your head (donor) to the balding areas in the front and crown, just like any other hair transplant.

2. The procedure is in all likelihood based on graft splitting. Hairs are naturally grouped in units of 1,2,3, or 4 hairs, called follicular units. What I strongly suspect HASCI is doing, is taking the 2,3,4 (multi-hair) follicular units and splitting them. For example, with a 2-hair graft, 1 hair will be transplanted in the recipient and 1 hair will remain in the donor, for a net gain of zero hairs. With a traditional hair transplant, both hairs in the 2-hair graft will be transplanted in the recipient.

3. Because the procedure is likely based on graft-splitting, and because HASCI refuses to do large procedures (i.e., most procedures are less than 1500 grafts), you will likely have thinner results than a traditional hair transplant. One HST procedure will rarely ever be enough.

4. Due to the small needles and graft-splitting, there is a significant positive development however, and that is that you will likely receive no visible scarring. HST is the only hair transplant procedure in the world that can make this claim at the moment.

5. With the exception of a few patients, the aesthetic results coming from HASCI are not particularly impressive. There are often issues with low density and improper angles of the implanted hairs.

Based on all the information, every person considering the procedure has to weigh the pros, cons and costs, and make their own decision. The lack of the scarring is definitely the selling point for HST. Whether that's enough to make up for the other drawbacks, is for each person to decide

03-21-2014, 02:55 PM
Regarding scarring on a regular HT, are we talking only of the donor area or can there be scarring in the recipient area, too?

03-21-2014, 06:16 PM
Another con is the outrageous and totally unjustified price HASCI puts on their procedure