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10-20-2015, 12:22 PM
What would a 2500 grafts do for a person with a norwood 5 class?
I mean is he gonna get a good coverage?

10-20-2015, 12:52 PM
You will get a diffused thin head of hair. You can be norwood 5 and get 5,000 grafts and you will still be diffused thin. Some docs are better than others though at creating the ILLUSION of decent density. I have seen some pretty impressive results from Hasson and Wong and the Shapiro's with a minimal amount of grafts.

10-21-2015, 10:15 AM
What would a 2500 grafts do for a person with a norwood 5 class?
I mean is he gonna get a good coverage?

Agreed with James. Where those grafts are placed will make all the difference, too. You asked about coverage so I assume you mean over the entire NW5 zone. 2500 grafts can be dense packed into a hairline so that should give you an idea of how small 2500 are in the grand scheme of things.

The type of grafts that are being used will also make a difference. I don't mean FUE vs. FUSS grafts, I mean chubby follicular units or even MFUGs (multi-follicular units) vs. sub-divided follicular units. The differences determines the amount of hair that is actually transplated. For instance, if you have 2500 true follicular units you may have 5500 to 6000 hairs. 2500 sub-divided follicular units may give you 4000 to 4500 hairs. The difference in the total number of hairs can mean a lot. With the grafts that have more hairs you can place them further apart to still get acceptable coverage and the illusion of density. With the grafts with fewer hairs they have to be placed closer together to get the same amount of density but with coverage over a smaller area.

In the end, 2500 grafts with any method will leave you wanting more. I would suggest that these be placed in the front for moderate coverage and density, foregoing the crown entirely, and then go from there. I like this approach more than carpet bombing the entire area with 5000 or more grafts because it leaves more room for error. No one ever expects their grafts to fail but when it happens, and it does happen, it's easier to swallow losing 2500 than 5000.

10-21-2015, 10:30 AM
Here's what 2000 grafts did to my NW5 if you're interested: https://www.baldtruthtalk.com/threads/16218-FredtheBelgian-s-FUE-2000-grafts-with-Dr.-De-Reys-24-Years-Old-NW5-from-DPA

It's true, I want more. But I know I'm heading to NW6 so I'm saving grafts for my crown.

I did 2000 grafts exactly for the reasons Joe has stated. It was my first HT so I didn't want to risk losing 4000 grafts for example.

10-21-2015, 11:29 AM
Thanks guys for your replies.. And Fred your results are amazing with only 2000 grafts

10-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Thank you! It can't get any better than that with the extent of my hair loss at 24 and my below average donor area.