I think you’re talking about me, Benji, so I’m going to have to reply.
First of all I was a Norwood 4 pre-surgery and would be a Norwood 5 today if I had no surgery. Yes, I had my hairline dense-packed w/ proper temple closure but I have also received 3,400 grafts in my frontal & mid zones and even a little in my crown.
Jackson wrote: ‘What Cole is great at ia getting a very natural look with minimal use of grafts, it may not give a full head of hair with extreme dence look, but it does offer a undetectable major cosmetic improvement with a nice safty net for the future…’
I ask the both of you: Have you ever had transplants? Do you know what it looks like to have hair transplant hair growing on your head? Have you ever seen one of these ‘natural’ low-density & high hairlines in the flesh and not only in photographs? Well, I have. In fact, I had one growing on me for a couple of years. Let me tell you why a low density high hairline is NOT the way to go:
Hair transplant hairs/Donor hairs are healthy, thick, robust & glistening. When you have a hairline of 5 grafts per/sq/cm followed by 30-40 grafts per/sq/cm of these thick glistening hairs, placed high nonetheless it actually looks far from natural. Actually it is quite artificial and and draws attention to itself.
Jackson, Armani does not give ‘extreme dence look’ as you wrote. He gives you just enough so that you don’t look like your thinning. Men with no hairloss have much greater density than an Armani patient. It is dense enough to make the patient happy and not look balding.
My hairline is far from a Brad Pitt hairline. It is actually quite mature and I would need to go 3,000 grafts lower to get a Brad Pitt hairline. Of course, I’m not interested. I still have thousands of grafts left for the crown which will be taken care of next year; this would be my final session.
Essentially every patient is unique and you guys should quit your ignorant generalizations you shoot out to cheerlead a doc or pat yourself on the back…whatever.
Once again, if you’ve never had a hair transplant you should talk less because you really have no clue. Pictures are quite deceiving.
p.s. blahblah, you are 100% correct.