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Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Discuss and share your photos, experiences and results related to the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure, including its advantages, disadvantages and who is an ideal candidate.

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:04 AM
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I haven't had the opportunity to see too many results with #1 guard, to be honest. Because many patients keep their hair style a bit longer, I see more patients with zero guard as they are prepped for another fue surgery. Some of these patients were done elsewhere and some patients from our clinic but I can generally see white dots with a zero guard.

Since I don't see too many patients who shave to a #1 guard, I can't report on it but I have heard back from some patients who say they are definately comfortable shaving to a #1 guard without any signs of white dots.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:58 PM
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I haven't had the opportunity to see too many results with #1 guard, to be honest. Because many patients keep their hair style a bit longer, I see more patients with zero guard as they are prepped for another fue surgery. Some of these patients were done elsewhere and some patients from our clinic but I can generally see white dots with a zero guard.

Since I don't see too many patients who shave to a #1 guard, I can't report on it but I have heard back from some patients who say they are definately comfortable shaving to a #1 guard without any signs of white dots.
Janna,

How about the appearance in the recipient area?

If the FUE patient had 50-60cm2 density transplanted, could he expect to see a fairly consistent density at a #1 buzz?

Or is there a noticeable difference between the native and recipient areas, even at that length?
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:25 AM
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I had 2080 HST grafts done with Dr. Gho and here is how my donor looked like 13 days post op when i had my first hair cut (grade 1 over the donor and 0 on the very bottom).


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Old 09-10-2012, 01:12 PM
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Aim4hair,

Do you plan to document your progress? Thanks for the shot of your donor.

Sugar,

I would think it depends on the density of the recipient area. For majority of the patients, if you transplant to 50 to 60 per cm2, they will look fine with a #1 guard or any hair length but there are few patients who have 100-120/cm2 in the recipient area and the density of 50-60/cm2 probably won't look even. For these patients they're likely to need another session to bulk it up. You wouldn't want to dense pack too much in the first round or the blood supply is compomised.

Again, I'm not going to have much post op views of the recipient or donor area with #1 guard. However, the patients that I've spoken to feel they can sport a #1 guard cut in the recipient and donor area without any spotty looks.
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Aim4hair,

Do you plan to document your progress? Thanks for the shot of your donor.

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I would think it depends on the density of the recipient area. For majority of the patients, if you transplant to 50 to 60 per cm2, they will look fine with a #1 guard or any hair length but there are few patients who have 100-120/cm2 in the recipient area and the density of 50-60/cm2 probably won't look even. For these patients they're likely to need another session to bulk it up. You wouldn't want to dense pack too much in the first round or the blood supply is compomised.

Again, I'm not going to have much post op views of the recipient or donor area with #1 guard. However, the patients that I've spoken to feel they can sport a #1 guard cut in the recipient and donor area without any spotty looks.

You welcome Janna, yeah ill make a thread with more info soon once i have the time for it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:49 AM
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That's another shot taking 3 weeks post op with grade 0.5 (1/2), the pic is taken with flash using a 12 megapixel cam.
P.S. the noticable white gap on the left side was there before surgery.

im planning to cut it grade 0 next time and will update.

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Thanks for that aim4hair. Very interesting! Feel free to use this thread to update us! Although I think a standalone thread would get more attention.

I think Gho claims an 80% regeneration rate? Does that mean that 20% of the extraction sites will have missing follicles but no white dots?
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Thanks for that aim4hair. Very interesting! Feel free to use this thread to update us! Although I think a standalone thread would get more attention.

I think Gho claims an 80% regeneration rate? Does that mean that 20% of the extraction sites will have missing follicles but no white dots?
Thanks Mickey, yeah ill make a seprate thread with details soon.
Yeah they gurantee atleast 80 to 85% regeneration and according to them the follicles that do not regenerate will not create white dots since the punch size they use is 0.5 - 0.6
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.5 & .6?

It'll be interesting to see if you get any white dots. Does Dr. Gho extract just single hairs with .5 punches, that's pretty small?
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:28 PM
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Aim4hair thanks for posting those two pics. Looks pretty good!
How many total grafts did you end up transplanting and if possible what is the graft breakdown singles, doubles, triples etc... I think I'm pretty much maxed out so I'm very curious and interested in Dr. Gho's technique. I believe that his method is extarcting a single hair from a multi-hair graft thus splitting it on the spot. But if that type of procedure makes virtualy unscared donor area...I'm all for it.
Keep us posted with updates and good growth to you!

Here are couple of mine #1 guard donor area pics after 4K+ grafts:


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