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FUE. Is it ok for about 40/50% coverage


#1

Hey guys, my job has been delayed till March so Ive delayed meeting Dr Bisanga, time for a bit more research me thinks.

I reckon (after lots of measurement,I am an engineer lol)that 25% of my hair is missing (trouble is its all at the front, the remainder is very thick) I have probably 3% of that bald area still growing with millions and millions of fine vellus growing there (ok slight exageration but when its sunny it does look blonde.

I am being realistic and know Im not going to get a full coverage (reckon 5000 grafts would cover it if I did). Has anybody just gone for the partially bald thing because I know I would be happy with that until HM is ready. I have said I keep my remaining hair shaved and like Benders it suits me better. I would appreciatte advice from anyone who has done something similar with FUE under the same circumstances and would it look ok to just thicken up the bald patch ?

Thanks guys, been a pleasure chattig with people with the same shit as me


#2

» Hey guys, my job has been delayed till March so Ive delayed meeting Dr
» Bisanga, time for a bit more research me thinks.
»
» I reckon (after lots of measurement,I am an engineer lol)that 25% of my
» hair is missing (trouble is its all at the front, the remainder is very
» thick) I have probably 3% of that bald area still growing with millions
» and millions of fine vellus growing there (ok slight exageration but when
» its sunny it does look blonde.
»
» I am being realistic and know Im not going to get a full coverage (reckon
» 5000 grafts would cover it if I did). Has anybody just gone for the
» partially bald thing because I know I would be happy with that until HM is
» ready. I have said I keep my remaining hair shaved and like Benders it
» suits me better. I would appreciatte advice from anyone who has done
» something similar with FUE under the same circumstances and would it look
» ok to just thicken up the bald patch ?
»
» Thanks guys, been a pleasure chattig with people with the same shit as me

Yes people thicken up the bald spots all the time. One important factor is your age and current hairloss. I would always assume the worst case scenerio for future loss in order to plan out a strategy in case the worst does happen. 5,000 grafts is A LOT and i would not use them on my crown. FYI if you replace 50% of the lost follicles you will have the appearance of a full head of hair. 5,000 grafts can average 12,500 actual hairs. I strongly recommend FUE and NOT STRIP. Have you tried medical treatment, finasteride and or minoxidil? You may be able to recruit some of your vellus - minaturized hair to go terminal again, especially since you apparently have a lot.


#3

» » Hey guys, my job has been delayed till March so Ive delayed meeting Dr
» » Bisanga, time for a bit more research me thinks.
» »
» » I reckon (after lots of measurement,I am an engineer lol)that 25% of my
» » hair is missing (trouble is its all at the front, the remainder is very
» » thick) I have probably 3% of that bald area still growing with millions
» » and millions of fine vellus growing there (ok slight exageration but
» when
» » its sunny it does look blonde.
» »
» » I am being realistic and know Im not going to get a full coverage
» (reckon
» » 5000 grafts would cover it if I did). Has anybody just gone for the
» » partially bald thing because I know I would be happy with that until HM
» is
» » ready. I have said I keep my remaining hair shaved and like Benders it
» » suits me better. I would appreciatte advice from anyone who has done
» » something similar with FUE under the same circumstances and would it
» look
» » ok to just thicken up the bald patch ?
» »
» » Thanks guys, been a pleasure chattig with people with the same shit as
» me
»
» Yes people thicken up the bald spots all the time. One important factor is
» your age and current hairloss. I would always assume the worst case
» scenerio for future loss in order to plan out a strategy in case the worst
» does happen. 5,000 grafts is A LOT and i would not use them on my crown.
» FYI if you replace 50% of the lost follicles you will have the appearance
» of a full head of hair. 5,000 grafts can average 12,500 actual hairs. I
» strongly recommend FUE and NOT STRIP. Have you tried medical treatment,
» finasteride and or minoxidil? You may be able to recruit some of your
» vellus - minaturized hair to go terminal again, especially since you
» apparently have a lot.

Thanks Rooster, I wasnt aware of that fact. I probably meant 5000 hairs not grafts.


#4

Hit the area hard with minox 12% or higher and see if you can change those vellus hairs to terminal. I don’t know how bad is your hair loss but I would never do more than 1000-2000 grafts at a time.


#5

Thanks guys, I forgot to mention I did buy a months supply of Regaine Gel today to see if that does anything, I did try the 12% stuff for about two weeks but gave up as scalp went very dry. Comments welcome on the gel

How many FUE grafts would it take to give me 50% coverage on the 25% bald spot I have at front of head…I have no hairline at all, it all at sides and back


#6

You will need atleast 2500 grafts.


#7

» Hit the area hard with minox 12% or higher and see if you can change those
» vellus hairs to terminal. I don’t know how bad is your hair loss but I
» would never do more than 1000-2000 grafts at a time.

I kind of agree that it’s better to do smaller sessions but I have also heard that the more you spread it out, the more damage you are going to do to your scalp and the poorer the yield in the future. Remember you create scarring in the recipient site with each proceudre and that may affect future growth. I don’t know if there is any truth to that though but it’s good to keep that in mind.


#8

» You will need atleast 2500 grafts.

You don’t know this, you don’t know any of the variables.

Also, try medical treatments first. You need 9 to 12 months of consistent minxodil use to make a determination.


#9

Dear gjh001,
One must give medical measures a try before attempting hair transplants.
While using medications, a common mistake people make is that they do not maintain a photographic record. Looking at hair regrowth is like looking at grass grow. If you look daily, you are apt to miss the improvement.

Remember to take pictures of the scalp BEFORE and at monthly intervals during the course of treatment.
While taking pictures, do not use flash as it distorts the image quality.
Its ideal to take progress pictures in natural, indirect daylight (preferably in the same location everytime).

Use the macro mode to keep the pictures clear and in focus.

An accurate picture record will help you, and the doctor, know whether the medications are helping or not.
Regards,
Dr. A