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Who is a good FUE candidate?


#1

I would like to ask all hair restoration clinics on this board a question regarding the FUE procedure. Who is considered a good candidiate for a FUE procedure? I have been doing research and on certain instances I would come across information stating that only certain hair characteristics is good for FUE. That would coincide with some patients out there complaining about yeild after going through a large FUE procedure (3000 plus graphs) which I’ve read from couple of patients blogs. Also, it seems that certain clinics websites do present this information some don’t which is sort of interesting.

I myself am looking to go through the HT journey and would like to get as informed as possible. I am an asian-american and would like to know if my hair characteristics would work well with the FUE harvesting process. Actually it is a good idea if we can list which hair type are ideal and which are not.

Honestly, who would want to pay 10k-30k for FUE thinking you’re getting the most advanced procedure out there and receive sparce results. The whole HT process is difficult enough but to dump your savings account into something and finding out you were better off never going through with it is really scary to me.


#2

It is not true that FUE is only suitable for certain hair characteristics. It’s more about the doctors’ competency and experience rather than the patient’s hair characteristics.

Be careful some doctors claim to be able to offer FUE but in the end they ask you to get a STRIP transplant instead saying that you are not a good candidate for FUE.

How old are you?


#3

“It’s more about the doctors’ competency and experience rather than the patient’s hair characteristics.” I agree!


#4

» It is not true that FUE is only suitable for certain hair characteristics.
» It’s more about the doctors’ competency and experience rather than the
» patient’s hair characteristics.
»
» Be careful some doctors claim to be able to offer FUE but in the end they
» ask you to get a STRIP transplant instead saying that you are not a good
» candidate for FUE.
»
» How old are you?

Thanks Hairsite for replying. Okay, so hair has nothing to do with it. Just the skill of the doctor…

BTW… I’m 34 yrs old, and I’ve been lurking around this site since my late 20’s. I’m start to post now because I feel I need to do something and need to ask questions.


#5

» » It is not true that FUE is only suitable for certain hair
» characteristics.
» » It’s more about the doctors’ competency and experience rather than the
» » patient’s hair characteristics.
» »
» » Be careful some doctors claim to be able to offer FUE but in the end
» they
» » ask you to get a STRIP transplant instead saying that you are not a
» good
» » candidate for FUE.
» »
» » How old are you?
»
» Thanks Hairsite for replying. Okay, so hair has nothing to do with it.
» Just the skill of the doctor…
»
» BTW… I’m 34 yrs old, and I’ve been lurking around this site since my
» late 20’s. I’m start to post now because I feel I need to do something and
» need to ask questions.

Does it have anything to do with Intercytex’s report? Is that why you are posting here more instead of waiting for hair multiplication?


#6

» » » It is not true that FUE is only suitable for certain hair
» » characteristics.
» » » It’s more about the doctors’ competency and experience rather than
» the
» » » patient’s hair characteristics.
» » »
» » » Be careful some doctors claim to be able to offer FUE but in the end
» » they
» » » ask you to get a STRIP transplant instead saying that you are not a
» » good
» » » candidate for FUE.
» » »
» » » How old are you?
» »
» » Thanks Hairsite for replying. Okay, so hair has nothing to do with it.
» » Just the skill of the doctor…
» »
» » BTW… I’m 34 yrs old, and I’ve been lurking around this site since my
» » late 20’s. I’m start to post now because I feel I need to do something
» and
» » need to ask questions.
»
» Does it have anything to do with Intercytex’s report? Is that why you are
» posting here more instead of waiting for hair multiplication?

Well that’s a good question. I was waiting on Intercytex’s report but I was still going to get HT whether the news was good or bad. Even if it was good it would still take another 5 years before any guy off the street could get HM. Now, for the past 6-7 years I’ve been half living because of my hairloss and now I’m kind of tired of it. I want to get this done and get on with my life. Seriously I really want to enjoy the rest of my 30’s.


#7

» I would like to ask all hair restoration clinics on this board a question
» regarding the FUE procedure. Who is considered a good candidiate for a FUE
» procedure? I have been doing research and on certain instances I would come
» across information stating that only certain hair characteristics is good
» for FUE. That would coincide with some patients out there complaining
» about yeild after going through a large FUE procedure (3000 plus graphs)
» which I’ve read from couple of patients blogs. Also, it seems that certain
» clinics websites do present this information some don’t which is sort of
» interesting.
»
» I myself am looking to go through the HT journey and would like to get as
» informed as possible. I am an asian-american and would like to know if my
» hair characteristics would work well with the FUE harvesting process.
» Actually it is a good idea if we can list which hair type are ideal and
» which are not.
»
» Honestly, who would want to pay 10k-30k for FUE thinking you’re getting
» the most advanced procedure out there and receive sparce results. The
» whole HT process is difficult enough but to dump your savings account into
» something and finding out you were better off never going through with it
» is really scary to me.

Did your doctor tell you about FUE upfront or did he tell you about FUE only after you inquired about it? I am very upset I had a strip and the doctor never once told me that I actually had the option of not getting a strip scar.


#8

» » I would like to ask all hair restoration clinics on this board a
» question
» » regarding the FUE procedure. Who is considered a good candidiate for a
» FUE
» » procedure? I have been doing research and on certain instances I would
» come
» » across information stating that only certain hair characteristics is
» good
» » for FUE. That would coincide with some patients out there complaining
» » about yeild after going through a large FUE procedure (3000 plus
» graphs)
» » which I’ve read from couple of patients blogs. Also, it seems that
» certain
» » clinics websites do present this information some don’t which is sort
» of
» » interesting.
» »
» » I myself am looking to go through the HT journey and would like to get
» as
» » informed as possible. I am an asian-american and would like to know if
» my
» » hair characteristics would work well with the FUE harvesting process.
» » Actually it is a good idea if we can list which hair type are ideal and
» » which are not.
» »
» » Honestly, who would want to pay 10k-30k for FUE thinking you’re getting
» » the most advanced procedure out there and receive sparce results. The
» » whole HT process is difficult enough but to dump your savings account
» into
» » something and finding out you were better off never going through with
» it
» » is really scary to me.
»
» Did your doctor tell you about FUE upfront or did he tell you about FUE
» only after you inquired about it? I am very upset I had a strip and the
» doctor never once told me that I actually had the option of not getting a
» strip scar.

Really sorry to hear about your ordeal, buddy. As of now I don’t have a doctor, I just sent out my pics to several doctors to try and get their opinion on my case and costs. And I’m only considering FUE as my HT path. Thank god for this forum and being informed. Also, I got to tell ya even some FUE results arn’t perfect some look down right artifical. Very scary…


#9

» » » I would like to ask all hair restoration clinics on this board a
» » question
» » » regarding the FUE procedure. Who is considered a good candidiate for
» a
» » FUE
» » » procedure? I have been doing research and on certain instances I
» would
» » come
» » » across information stating that only certain hair characteristics is
» » good
» » » for FUE. That would coincide with some patients out there complaining
» » » about yeild after going through a large FUE procedure (3000 plus
» » graphs)
» » » which I’ve read from couple of patients blogs. Also, it seems that
» » certain
» » » clinics websites do present this information some don’t which is sort
» » of
» » » interesting.
» » »
» » » I myself am looking to go through the HT journey and would like to
» get
» » as
» » » informed as possible. I am an asian-american and would like to know
» if
» » my
» » » hair characteristics would work well with the FUE harvesting process.
» » » Actually it is a good idea if we can list which hair type are ideal
» and
» » » which are not.
» » »
» » » Honestly, who would want to pay 10k-30k for FUE thinking you’re
» getting
» » » the most advanced procedure out there and receive sparce results. The
» » » whole HT process is difficult enough but to dump your savings account
» » into
» » » something and finding out you were better off never going through
» with
» » it
» » » is really scary to me.
» »
» » Did your doctor tell you about FUE upfront or did he tell you about FUE
» » only after you inquired about it? I am very upset I had a strip and
» the
» » doctor never once told me that I actually had the option of not getting
» a
» » strip scar.
»
» Really sorry to hear about your ordeal, buddy. As of now I don’t have a
» doctor, I just sent out my pics to several doctors to try and get their
» opinion on my case and costs. And I’m only considering FUE as my HT path.
» Thank god for this forum and being informed. Also, I got to tell ya even
» some FUE results arn’t perfect some look down right artifical. Very
» scary…

Yes. Most doctors post the best possible results in the forum. You have to be realistic with your expectations. While doing your research, focus on doctors who have been publishing results consistently over an extended period of time. That’s one way to minimize the risk.

34 years old is normally a good age for hair transplant as your hair loss might have started to stabilize by now.

Are you on Propecia and minoxidil? These products may not necessarily regrow your hair, but they are excellent for slowing down the progression of hair loss and maintaining your hair count. You should be on some kind of regimen whether you are to proceed with a hair transplant or not.

Some may disagree with me, but for the first time, I would also suggest you try a small session rather than going for anything big. If you have the slightest doubt about getting a hair transplant, don’t do it. Going bald naturally can be an option that works for many people. There will always be new treatments down the road.


#10

» Did your doctor tell you about FUE upfront or did he tell you about FUE
» only after you inquired about it? I am very upset I had a strip and the
» doctor never once told me that I actually had the option of not getting a
» strip scar.

If the doctor only does STRIP procedures, I don’t think he has an obligation to tell you. It’s up to the patient to do his own research.


#11

» I would like to ask all hair restoration clinics on this board a question
» regarding the FUE procedure. Who is considered a good candidiate for a FUE
» procedure? I have been doing research and on certain instances I would come
» across information stating that only certain hair characteristics is good
» for FUE. That would coincide with some patients out there complaining
» about yeild after going through a large FUE procedure (3000 plus graphs)
» which I’ve read from couple of patients blogs. Also, it seems that certain
» clinics websites do present this information some don’t which is sort of
» interesting.
»
» I myself am looking to go through the HT journey and would like to get as
» informed as possible. I am an asian-american and would like to know if my
» hair characteristics would work well with the FUE harvesting process.
» Actually it is a good idea if we can list which hair type are ideal and
» which are not.
»
» Honestly, who would want to pay 10k-30k for FUE thinking you’re getting
» the most advanced procedure out there and receive sparce results. The
» whole HT process is difficult enough but to dump your savings account into
» something and finding out you were better off never going through with it
» is really scary to me.

thats a very good question , and not an easy one to answer…

i’ve had some extremely different opinions and recommendations from six of the worlds top HT docs in the past 6 months .
some have said that i’m a good FUE candidate , and others - whilst offering FUE as a procedure - have recommended strip .
they’ve all had different opinions on my hair characteristics ,FU’s and donor supply , and have all recommended different amounts of grafts .
who is right ?
i really wish i knew what to tell you , but i’m more confused now than when i started out researching 18 months ago .


#12

» » » » I would like to ask all hair restoration clinics on this board a
» » » question
» » » » regarding the FUE procedure. Who is considered a good candidiate
» for
» » a
» » » FUE
» » » » procedure? I have been doing research and on certain instances I
» » would
» » » come
» » » » across information stating that only certain hair characteristics
» is
» » » good
» » » » for FUE. That would coincide with some patients out there
» complaining
» » » » about yeild after going through a large FUE procedure (3000 plus
» » » graphs)
» » » » which I’ve read from couple of patients blogs. Also, it seems that
» » » certain
» » » » clinics websites do present this information some don’t which is
» sort
» » » of
» » » » interesting.
» » » »
» » » » I myself am looking to go through the HT journey and would like to
» » get
» » » as
» » » » informed as possible. I am an asian-american and would like to know
» » if
» » » my
» » » » hair characteristics would work well with the FUE harvesting
» process.
» » » » Actually it is a good idea if we can list which hair type are ideal
» » and
» » » » which are not.
» » » »
» » » » Honestly, who would want to pay 10k-30k for FUE thinking you’re
» » getting
» » » » the most advanced procedure out there and receive sparce results.
» The
» » » » whole HT process is difficult enough but to dump your savings
» account
» » » into
» » » » something and finding out you were better off never going through
» » with
» » » it
» » » » is really scary to me.
» » »
» » » Did your doctor tell you about FUE upfront or did he tell you about
» FUE
» » » only after you inquired about it? I am very upset I had a strip and
» » the
» » » doctor never once told me that I actually had the option of not
» getting
» » a
» » » strip scar.
» »
» » Really sorry to hear about your ordeal, buddy. As of now I don’t have a
» » doctor, I just sent out my pics to several doctors to try and get their
» » opinion on my case and costs. And I’m only considering FUE as my HT
» path.
» » Thank god for this forum and being informed. Also, I got to tell ya
» even
» » some FUE results arn’t perfect some look down right artifical. Very
» » scary…
»
» Yes. Most doctors post the best possible results in the forum. You have to
» be realistic with your expectations. While doing your research, focus on
» doctors who have been publishing results consistently over an extended
» period of time. That’s one way to minimize the risk.
»
» 34 years old is normally a good age for hair transplant as your hair loss
» might have started to stabilize by now.
»
» Are you on Propecia and minoxidil? These products may not necessarily
» regrow your hair, but they are excellent for slowing down the progression
» of hair loss and maintaining your hair count. You should be on some kind
» of regimen whether you are to proceed with a hair transplant or not.
»
» Some may disagree with me, but for the first time, I would also suggest
» you try a small session rather than going for anything big. If you have
» the slightest doubt about getting a hair transplant, don’t do it. Going
» bald naturally can be an option that works for many people. There will
» always be new treatments down the road.

Thanks for the advice Hairsite. I agree going for a smaller session is the way to go however, I don’t feel I need all that much. My problem is just in the temple area so 1500-2000 grafts would make a world of a difference for me. Since you are an expert on the topic could you recommend the perferred Docs that are performing FUE? Basically who would you go to have your own hair done?

Regarding my regiment, I take finisteride (generic propecia from Dr. Reddy) and maxi hair vitamins. Aside from that nothing else. I tried minoxidil but had bad reaction to it.


#13

» » I would like to ask all hair restoration clinics on this board a
» question
» » regarding the FUE procedure. Who is considered a good candidiate for a
» FUE
» » procedure? I have been doing research and on certain instances I would
» come
» » across information stating that only certain hair characteristics is
» good
» » for FUE. That would coincide with some patients out there complaining
» » about yeild after going through a large FUE procedure (3000 plus
» graphs)
» » which I’ve read from couple of patients blogs. Also, it seems that
» certain
» » clinics websites do present this information some don’t which is sort
» of
» » interesting.
» »
» » I myself am looking to go through the HT journey and would like to get
» as
» » informed as possible. I am an asian-american and would like to know if
» my
» » hair characteristics would work well with the FUE harvesting process.
» » Actually it is a good idea if we can list which hair type are ideal and
» » which are not.
» »
» » Honestly, who would want to pay 10k-30k for FUE thinking you’re getting
» » the most advanced procedure out there and receive sparce results. The
» » whole HT process is difficult enough but to dump your savings account
» into
» » something and finding out you were better off never going through with
» it
» » is really scary to me.
»
»
» thats a very good question , and not an easy one to answer…
»
» i’ve had some extremely different opinions and recommendations from six of
» the worlds top HT docs in the past 6 months .
» some have said that i’m a good FUE candidate , and others - whilst
» offering FUE as a procedure - have recommended strip .
» they’ve all had different opinions on my hair characteristics ,FU’s and
» donor supply , and have all recommended different amounts of grafts .
» who is right ?
» i really wish i knew what to tell you , but i’m more confused now than
» when i started out researching 18 months ago .

Who are the top 6? Can you name these doctors?


#14

Those who say not everyone is an FUE candidate :

  • either dont have enough experience yet
  • use it as a marketing tool
  • use inefficient routines or instruments
  • have no idea what they are talking about

At prohairclinic we have been performing FUE only since 2004 and we have yet to encounter a patient which we had to send home.


Consultant for Prohairclinic Belgium
FUE only institute since 2004
Specialized in FUE megasessions


#15

mwamba , cole , armani , feller , bisanga , H&W ( yes i know they’re strip only ) .

…and before you start arguing , i didnt say they were the “top six” in the world .
i said they were "six of the worlds top HT docs " - big difference .:slight_smile:


#16

» mwamba , cole , armani , feller , bisanga , H&W ( yes i know they’re strip
» only ) .
»
» …and before you start arguing , i didnt say they were the “top six” in
» the world .
» i said they were "six of the worlds top HT docs " - big difference
» .:slight_smile:

not really sure what would make Feller a top doc…maybe with small sessions, but who isn’t good at that.


#17

Feller??? I don’t think that he would make my Top 25. He has shown very little evidence that he knows what he is doing. I would certainly agree with you on Cole, Armani and H&W. I am not sure about the other two because I know little about them, but I would not put them in my Top 10.


#18

» mwamba , cole , armani , feller , bisanga , H&W ( yes i know they’re strip
» only ) .
»
» …and before you start arguing , i didnt say they were the “top six” in
» the world .
» i said they were "six of the worlds top HT docs " - big difference
» .:slight_smile:

Feller? are you kidding me? i dont see much from mwamba either.


#19

» mwamba , cole , armani , feller , bisanga , H&W ( yes i know they’re strip
» only ) .
»
» …and before you start arguing , i didnt say they were the “top six” in
» the world .
» i said they were "six of the worlds top HT docs " - big difference
» .:slight_smile:

You should add Dr. Woods and Dr. Woods-Campbell to the list. There is also Dr. Arvind who has published more patient results in the forum than any other doctors in the world.


#20

» Those who say not everyone is an FUE candidate :
» - either dont have enough experience yet
» - use it as a marketing tool
» - use inefficient routines or instruments
» - have no idea what they are talking about
»
» At prohairclinic we have been performing FUE only since 2004 and we have
» yet to encounter a patient which we had to send home.

What about Afro American hair.Do they qualify as well?