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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 09-21-2017, 03:15 AM
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As you might already know, with FUE, scarring or hypopigmentation of the donor area is one of the risks inherent in the procedure. This gallery of FUE scars is meant to help patients considering FUE, so they can be more informed of the range of scarring and hypopigmentation that could result from the procedure. Ultimately, as we gather more data points through pictures, patients can be more informed, have more realistic expectations, and ultimately be more satisfied with the outcome of their procedures.

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The purpose of this is not to praise or criticize the skills of any of the doctors that have performed any of the following FUE procedures. It should be understood that, even the most skilled surgeon in the world can't really guarantee any sort of result when it comes to the scarring or hypopigmentation that results from FUE; although, picking a qualified surgeon could certainly hedge your risk. This is simply a collected gallery of data points, from various doctors, so patients can make more informed decisions for themselves.

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To limit the variables a bit, I picked pictures where patients shaved their donor areas down to a zero guard, or close to a zero guard, so we can clearly see what scarring / hypopigmentation resulted.

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This is entirely a voluntary, user-submitted database. If you had FUE performed, or know of a picture of a donor area shaved down close to a zero guard after undergoing a FUE procedure, please comment with a link to your picture, and I will add it to the running list. If you have any more information about the procedure, including size of the punches used, as well as the doctor, that would be good to know, too.


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Old 09-21-2017, 05:06 AM
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Great idea. theirs pics online but those are cherry picked cases as no doctor is going to put a bad one up on their site. i am really nerves myself because the trend is pale to fair skin and jet back hair+larger and larger punch=higher % chance of noticeable white dots. which i am.
The main factors imo in order of magnitude is the punch size(smaller the better obv), the personal healing response, amount of graphs v donor density, then the skin color(darker/tanned better than fair/pale), then the hair color(jet black worse).
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Old 09-21-2017, 07:21 AM
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If you ever plan to shave your head and not see any signs of surgery, DO NOT get surgery, picture angles can be deceiving, and even the "not so" obvious scars can be quite obvious under different lighting. There is NO surgery without scars, I've had .8mm, .9mm and 1mm punch size and they all created scars, how long the scars took to heal was really the only difference.

If you think you might wanna shave your head, do it now and save yourself the money and heartache, I had someone recently message me that he was very distraught that he could see scars shaved down to a zero guard when the doctor said that would be invisible, mind you the punch used was small no more than .8, yet the scars are visible. If you can shave your head now and feel good, that's the safest cheapest option.
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I think this is a good idea, but I would post them as attachments and not links, people have to click on links and open the photo one by one instead of scrolling through the gallery which is a lot faster, people may not want to bother.

I think ultimately, the purpose of this topic should be to show what donor storing looks like in the best case is in the worst cases for FUE, and I agree that it shouldn't be to highlight a particular physician.

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I would like to post pictures of my recent surgery with updates in the coming months. However I might reconsider this if my photos could be used in a thread such as this. I hope all the individuals patients who you have linked to are happy for their photos to be used to highlight their scarring.
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I would like to post pictures of my recent surgery with updates in the coming months. However I might reconsider this if my photos could be used in a thread such as this. I hope all the individuals patients who you have linked to are happy for their photos to be used to highlight their scarring.
That's a good point. I'll change it so that this is purely a user-submitted gallery.
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I think this is a good idea, but I would post them as attachments and not links, people have to click on links and open the photo one by one instead of scrolling through the gallery which is a lot faster, people may not want to bother.

I think ultimately, the purpose of this topic should be to show what donor storing looks like in the best case is in the worst cases for FUE, and I agree that it shouldn't be to highlight a particular physician.

Best wishes,

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Thanks, Bill. My only concern there is that, as the number of submissions (might) grow, the number of photo attachments might make the post a bit unwieldy…? But totally willing to try that out.
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alxrbt Who are you? Have you had a transplant? What's your agenda?

You just joined and you have 10 posts to your friggin' name and you start this crap? Sounds like FUE bashing to me. Start a thread on fut scarring so we can all throw up.

Submit YOUR OWN PICTURES or shut up.
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