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Prohairclinic 3500 FUE

Prohairclinic

Prohairclinic

Prohairclinic FUE and SMP
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Patient : Norwood class 6

The plan : 2 mega FUE sessions, totalling 5500 grafts

June 2009 : Step 1, covering zone 1+2 with 3500 FUE grafts

The video of his result after only 8 months after his first megasession :

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We used all manual exctraction (0.80mm) and implantation protocols (forceps). A special diffuse pattern was used for the extraction in order to minimize the donor thinning. The hairs per graft count was an average of 2.0 hairs per graft.

This week the patient returned for his second session. During this procedure 2000 FUE grafts where placed in zone 3 and 4.
We will update at the end of 2010 with footage of the final result of both sessions.

We estimate the patient will have another 500-1000 grafts available in his donor for FUE transplantation before the donor will become cosmetically thinning. Obviously if the patient desires a more agressive donor plan he can get at least 2000 or more FUE grafts.
 
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Nervousnelly

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Bverotti wrote:
Obviously if the patient desires a more agressive donor plan he can get at least 2000 or more FUE grafts.
What does this statement mean? Is it that he could potentially have upwards of 2000 available if he does not mind looking thin in the donor region? When would this be appropriate--for someone that will always have a shaved/short style?

NN



PS. Not sure if it was my computer or not but the video was scrambled.
 
Prohairclinic

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I mean that some patients desire to thin out the donor area in order to match the transplanted areas. In fact we are getting such request more often compared to some years ago.

As you know for higher NW levels it will not be possible to produce high density throughout all zones.
Some patients prefere to have the donor area look thinner and that is their good right. There is no physical harm or any other complication to be feared, apart from a thin looking donor.
Obviously we have our protocols that the patient must follow . We perform several sessions, first large megassesion, later on smaller sessions in order to fine 'tune' the degree of thinning. This is important since it is easy to take a step further ... its not easy going a step back.

With FUE the patient can have more control about his own limits ... but up to certain levels of course.
 
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Have you any patient pictures showing a voluntary thinned out donor area? How much donor will you extract? as i`ve heard upto 30% is the max.
 
Prohairclinic

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Hi vcm761

We don't have any pictures (yet) of patients whose donor was intentionally thinned out.

One of the reasons being that
1. not everybody has a thin donor to start with
2. not everybody needs giga loads of grafts
3. not everybody wants to intentionaly thin out the donor
4. it is difficult to predict as of how many grafts the donor starts thinning as there are many variables to take into account (hair caliber, hair structure ...)

There are basically no technical limits as to how many grafts can be taken from the donor via FUE. Theoretically every follicle can be harvested.

Just before posting this message I spoke to a patient who had a weak donor to start with.
We did 2300 grafts during his first session 2 years ago. He came back for another round of 1500 grafts last summer.
He is thrilled with the result, he was a NW6 before starting FUE. When I asked about his donor he replied that it is still looking optically unchanged, but he feels that it has gone thinner when going through his hairs.

We are more and more convinced that FUE only will produce more hairs for transplantation than any other method used for hair restoration to date.