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Honest picture of 1200 Graft result


#1

This is a comparison of the improvement I received from 1200 scalp grafts.

I had a very nice improvement, but as is evident it is still thinner than the rest of my hair that was not lost on the sides and back.

So you tell me if you think and believe that 3500 grafts, or a simliar number, can restore hair to the degree that is depicted in many instances on this forum.

By the way I am sure if I were to have taken a WET before picture and then compared a DRY after my results would have even appeared to be more remarkable for only 1200 grafts.

Heck, I could have even went all out and added some toppik to my area and then told the board that 1200 grafts completely restored my area of balding, lol.

The inequities of many clinics photos posted here are pathetic.


#2

Let me first state that I see a definite improvement. There is no doubt about that.

But is it unrealistic to assume that 1200 grafts, with what 2, 3, or 4 hairs per, could (should?) yield an even better result?

What do you “guesstimate” to be your yield here?


#3

» Let me first state that I see a definite improvement. There is no doubt
» about that.
»
» But is it unrealistic to assume that 1200 grafts, with what 2, 3, or 4
» hairs per
, could (should?) yield an even better result?
»
» What do you “guesstimate” to be your yield here?

And you really can’t be sure all 1200 grafts survived.


#4

» » Let me first state that I see a definite improvement. There is no doubt
» » about that.
» »
» » But is it unrealistic to assume that 1200 grafts, with what 2, 3, or
» 4
» » hairs per
, could (should?) yield an even better result?
» »
» » What do you “guesstimate” to be your yield here?
»
» And you really can’t be sure all 1200 grafts survived.

Those are good points. Hence, even assuming that some grafts may not have survived, my example, although not necessarily indicative all results from 1200 grafts (assuming some may not have survived) I believe this is a general idea of the coverage one could expect.

I think it’s quite obvious that more than just a few hundred grafts survived in my instance. Anyone with any HT experience would agree that this is a realistice result from 1200 grafts on an area of baldness such as mine in the photograph.

The point is still valid that 3500 grafts cannot restore some of the individuals to a full head of hair as depicted in many instances on this forum.

It’s simply not possible.


#5

» And you really can’t be sure all 1200 grafts survived.

Nobody really knows for sure if all the grafts survived, it is impossible to monitor the growth of each graft, you just have to spend the time and see as many results as possible so that you will have a frame of reference as to what you should expect from 1200 grafts.


#6

Thanks for the honest pictures.

If this picture was coming from a HT clinic they may have felt the need to do a comb over so that the existing non-HT hair would help cover the see thru areas. Then you’d get people congratulating in amazement in that with just 1,200 gafts it covered that large area.


#7

doesn’t a lot of it have to do with graft placement too though? do you have pics showing just after surgery?


#8

» doesn’t a lot of it have to do with graft placement too though? do you have
» pics showing just after surgery?


#9

this s pretty good although the Natural is right too, it helps if we know the breakdown of 2, 3, or 4 hairs that r used per graft.


#10

» this s pretty good although the Natural is right too, it helps if we know
» the breakdown of 2, 3, or 4 hairs that r used per graft.

Now that I do not know the answer to off hand. My example was just meant as a general idea of what one might expect from around that number of grafts. I may be able to find out how many hairs were in the grafts.

The main point was that to give readers a general idea of what 1200 could do in an area of baldness. I would think that got a pretty good yield. I would not expect 1200 grafts to fully fill in the area with the density as if that area had never experienced any hair loss, and I don’t think anyone else could either.

I’ve had enough experience that the result I received was what I would expect from the number of grafts, give or take very little.

Another point I was attemting to make was that it is absolutely ridiculous for one to believe that 3500 grafts could restore some of the balding cases presented on this forum to the degree that some of the clinics’ pictures portray.

The way one takes before and after photgraphs and different lighting, angles, ect, can easliy make the transfrmation more remarkable that it actually is in real life. (Wet before, Dry after pictures, before pictures taken from top view, after pictures taken from side views, etc)

Posting WET before along with DRY before pictures and then WET after along with DRY after photos would put an end to these types of conversations.

I think for most here the reason is obvious why some clinics will not do this.