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James - 4860 fuht + 35 beard hair grafts (4 month update)


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Dear forum readers,
Patient - James

Special points -

  1. Has a very high degree of skin color v/s hair color contrast.
    He has a very fair skin and black hair.

  2. Has straight, fine calibre hair

  3. Is in his 20s and hairloss is expected to progress.

He is aware (something we impress on all our patients), that he may need more HTs as and when he loses more hair.

His first HT with us in Dec 2007 was a 4860 strip FUHT (with triclosure).

Complimentary 35 beard hair grafts were transplanted for the patient to evaluate their growth and healing of the donor area.

James is happy with the progress at even this early a stage.

Pictures will be posted shortly.

Regards,
Dr. A


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The beard hair were transplanted in the innermost rows, spaced apart and mixed with the scalp hair.

James, on being asked, says, he could feel the difference in calibre when the beard hair started to grow, but once it grew out, it was difficult to locate by touch/feel.
Also, his barber could not make out anything amiss.

On being asked whether the difference in texture would be an issue that would stop him from utilising the thicker calibre facial hair for future transplants - James says he will go for beard hair to scalp procedures.

Some close up pictures showing the transplanted beard hair in the recipient area

Regards,
Dr. A


#5

That is an amazing transformation in 4 months Dr. A!

The guy also has great chest hair like a lot of balding people.

So Dr. A, after performing so many BHTs, do you feel that beard hair is the best body hair for transplanting to the scalp for those with decent caliber beards, followed by chest hair?

Was this patient Italian? Can you post patient nationalities too, or at least region of origin (such as Eastern Europe, or Southern Europe).

Thanks.


#6

This picture shows the scalp and beard hair grafts of James side by side.

Pictures below of the beard donor area immediately post extraction and when he visited us 4 months later.


#7

» This picture shows the scalp and beard hair grafts of James side by side.
»
»
Big difference in thickness of the beard and scalp hair. Guess beard hair will give more coverage per hair.


#8

» That is an amazing transformation in 4 months Dr. A!
»
» The guy also has great chest hair like a lot of balding people.
»
» So Dr. A, after performing so many BHTs, do you feel that beard hair is
» the best body hair for transplanting to the scalp for those with decent
» caliber beards, followed by chest hair?
»
» Was this patient Italian? Can you post patient nationalities too, or at
» least region of origin (such as Eastern Europe, or Southern Europe).
»
» Thanks.

Dear tembo,
A simple thumbrule -
For purpose of naturalness and coverage, the scalp hair is the best, the beard hair comes a close next.

The remaining body hair is best chosen based on the degree of robustness, rather than the location alone.
Some people have better pubic and axillary hair and hardly any chest hair.


There is also the issue of recipient site -
Coarser beard hair will not suit the hairline and temple areas in most, if not all, patients.

The finer calibre thigh or arm hair may make a better choice for creating the feathered zone in certain individuals.


In end, the doctor and the patient have to sit down and plan which hair will be best for which location keeping all the hair characteristics in mind.

We shall try to post the region of origin of the patient as far as possible.
James is an Indian patient (North Indian descent).

Regards,
Dr. A


#9

» » This picture shows the scalp and beard hair grafts of James side by
» side.
» »
»
» »
» Big difference in thickness of the beard and scalp hair. Guess beard hair
» will give more coverage per hair.

Yes. Beard hair, in most people, is thicker calibre than scalp hair. That translates into more coverage per hair. One has to keep the coarse texture, the extra sheen/lustre and different propensity to greying in mind too.


#10

In most people does beard hair grow grey before scalp hair?

If so, approximately how many years earlier?


#11

Dr. Arvind you should take a look at this link,

http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-28816-page-0-category-2-order-last_answer.html