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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 10-26-2012, 11:58 AM
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Default FUE on white hair?

I noticed on Dr Wesleys site that he does not recommend FUE for people with white hair, of which i have a decent amount in the donor area. Why is this? Just curious. I was contemplating FUE since I like to wear my hear short - 2" around sides and back and dont want a strip scar.

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Old 10-29-2012, 08:16 PM
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anyone???...........
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:29 PM
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Not sure why he says that, but 2 inches should be plenty long enough. How many grafts are you looking at and what region do you live in?
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Old 10-30-2012, 05:10 PM
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I live in the Boston area (US)

Norwood 3 it looks like. I would love anyones counsel on how many grafts a norwood three type candidate would need.
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Hi there Bigg Mike,

FUE can sometimes have a higher transection rate making the grafts unusable. Sometimes this is as high as 20 - 30%. Different hair types lend themselves to this; particularly coarse, curly wiry hair. Some times white or grey hair can be more coarse in general. I think the real point hair is hair visibility. Robotic FUE units can not readily detect the hair. Most top hair transplant surgeons will opt for manual style FUE in these cases. I have read of instances where surgeons will dye the hair a darker colour first. Hope this helps. All the Best, Michael
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:56 AM
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Thank you!
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:56 PM
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Hello BiggMike,

Just thought I'd check in and see where you are on your HT journey. I appreciate the courtesy to mate. Let me know how it is going. Are you moving forward? Have chosen an HTN recommended surgeon? Until...All the Best, Michael.
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