As you might know by now, I got my 1st HST last summer.
you can find some of my posting and enthusiastic reactions and answers.
I am a Gho team because no matter what have been said already, I really do believe that they are proposing the best solution for now.
BUT, as some of you, I used to think and to trust the term “unlimited donor” and to believe that I could go far more dense with a Gho adventure then with any other HT Maestro.
Today, I had a correspondance in french as it is my mother language with HASCI and I have to say that what was brought to my knowledge is kind of disappointing.
I’ve asked the very straight question of the real limitation of HST? if it can be considerd as an “almost unlimited donor”?and what I can hope to achieve? I’ve asked about this 13.000 grafts patient mentioned by Gho himself in his interview with Spencer and all in all I was told a different story than what I always imagined.
First of all the 13.000 grafts patient is not 13.000 but a 11.540 grafts patient in 9 sessions.
Second information I got was that they could reach that amount because the patient has a very high density (above the average) and good donor zone.
And the conclusion was that HST can reach 10.000 grafts in 5 treatments, leaving no scars, which is good, instead of 10.000 grafts with a faster FUE but with scars and depleted donor.
I still reckon that the “no scars” argument is worth, but from what I also understood, they can hardly go higher than 10.000 grafts, unless you have very high density (the record being 11.540 with an exceptionnal patient).
Which make the “unlimited donor” dream not so true.
I still need a confirmation and wait for an answer, I admitted to them that altough they are cutting edge, what I understood from their site was far more optimistic.
What if it is really more likely to be a “one shot hair doubling”? meaning that you can move a maximum 10.000 grafts on top of your head and the 8.500 grafts that will regenerate behind are not so useful anymore.
I’ve explained them that in my mind, regeneration of hair meant that for example : if someone average available donor is 8000, and they can leave 85% untouched, they should be able to move these 8000 grafts two or three times and reach a 24.000 grafts.
Otherwise, the regeneration is just a “one-shot” to avoid a depleted donor which is already advantageous, but then, it should be described this way and not leave an open door for higher hopes.
I thought that in 2013, money was the only limit, I thought that HST was a very costy but unlimited donor solution.
But if their record is 11.540 with a high potential donor and FUE Dr Lorenzo managed 11.000 with a NW6, what is the benefits? apart from the scars free donor?
I hope I am wrong, it can be that they are just experiencing their limits and can not be affirmative about it because it might be to soon…
But really from what I got as an answer, written black on white, I have the impression that the advantage that was pointed, mentioned and sold, was more the “scars free” then the possibility of reaching Everest in terms of density for the recipient.
I really hope it’s not the case, I find them very professionnal, there is no pain, no discomfort in the treatment, everything is as smooth as described in their site, I just wish I had known or understood a bit better that they might have their limits.
It made me reconsider my strategy for dealing with my Hair Loss and HST, as I said, it is still the best for now.