View Full Version : Guidance For Prospective Asian Hair Transplant Patients

10-29-2008, 02:32 PM
Answered by James Harris, MD (http://www.iahrs.org/DisplayProfile.asp?ID=%C4%E2&sID=%B2%94&sn=)

Iím Asian, Chinese to be exact, and was curious about any distinct traits of ďAsian hairĒ that may present unique challenges for hair transplant operations. I understand that Asian hair is typically comprised of 1 or 2 follicular units which is the reason the why most Asians have very straight hair. Does this mean itís harder for Asians to receive a cosmetically successful hair transplant since they have less follicular units? What challenges does this present for the performing hair transplant surgeon? Does this mean ďdense-packingĒ is really important for Asian hair procedures? Would Asians need more grafts to cover a similar area compared to non-Asians since they have less follicular units? Any comments on these issues and any specific guidance for prospective Asian patients would be greatly appreciated. - Alex

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