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Old 07-12-2012, 03:32 AM
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Another issue is FUE or strip?

I am thinning at the front and temples. I would like to wear my hear short at times.

Would strip (like Dr Path and other do it) be a good option for someone like that you think?
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:01 AM
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The odds are much better of being able to wear your hair short with FUE. FUE is NOT scar-less, but if small punches and an intelligent extraction pattern are used, and if you naturally scar well, you could get away with #1 on the clippers. Some people report that they can shave their heads bald without any noticeable scarring after FUE, but I'd venture to say that's pretty rare.

The size of FUE procedure(s) and donor density are big factors regarding scarring and the potential for the "moth eaten" look. Have realistic expectations - some noticeable white-dot scarring is likely, but you'll be able to wear your hair shorter than if you elected to have strip done. Other advantages with FUE is less donor pain (usually) and quicker donor healing.

The trade-off with FUE is that yield is reportedly a little less than with strip. However, in the hands of the most skilled FUE docs, I'd say it's pretty close.

I think some people have reported being able to wear their hair as short as a #2 on the clippers after strip, but I think that's uncommon. From what I can tell, a #3 is more realistic providing the scar is relatively thin. I'm just going by what I've read on the forums. Perhaps some strip patients can chime in.

Lastly, SMP (temporary or permanent) may be an option for FUE white-dot scarring which would allow you to wear your hair very short with little-to-no observable scarring. Take a look at these threads:

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.co...fter-pics.html

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.co...ly-2012-a.html

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Old 07-12-2012, 11:35 AM
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Just copy/pasted this. I believe this is as cheap as it gets.
Dr. Palakurthi offers her high quality follicular unit hair transplant procedure to her patients at a highly reduced cost of one US dollar per follicular unit via the FUT method and two US dollars per follicular unit via FUE.
WOW! Two US dollars per follicular unit via FUE is a steal. That's is like 70-80 percent less than the US--I think. It's worth flying to wherever this Dr. is at. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:25 PM
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moonfresh,

You'd do well to read (or re-read) all of the advice given in this thread from the beginning.

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Old 07-12-2012, 02:43 PM
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hi, I came across this and I couldnt help myself to tell you that is other ways to get a fuller set of hair that are non-surgical. I work for Ja Alternatives is a company that specializes in people that are thinning out. We have this technique called Interlink and is pretty new . Is the same idea of hair implants but without surgery. We attach 4 new strands of hair to your own by tieing them to your hair. With this you don't have to worry about scars. I think if is your first time for a Hair Transplant you should try this first and get a feel of it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:38 PM
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emd80,

What are you on about yr talking about a wig. Dress it however you want
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:44 PM
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wow sorry for getting you upset. I thought you will be interested just to know about what other options are out there.
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