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Old 11-09-2016, 08:17 PM
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In patients who have had substantial fue work done, I've noticed that the transition between the donor area and a thinning crown is less noticeable. Also, that if crown work is done, it also blends in better for the same reason. Anybody else notice this? Thoughts or comments?
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That's a good point, I was thinking the same thing. I have had 2 FUE but my donor is still thick and noticeably thicker than the top. I'm going to end up getting another FUE so maybe by then it will be a closer match to the top. Curious to what other experience after say 6000-8000 FUE taken.
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Absolutely, this is called homogenization I noticed that especially in my most recent FUE, now my lower portion of my crown looks just as thick as my donor, where before you could see a big difference, keep in mind the meds have helped me also no doubt, but still the FUE has helped with the illusion immensely.

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Absolutely, this is called homogenization I noticed that especially in my most recent FUE, now my lower portion of my crown looks just as thick as my donor, where before you could see a big difference, keep in mind the meds have helped me also no doubt, but still the FUE has helped with the illusion immensely.

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In patients who have had substantial fue work done, I've noticed that the transition between the donor area and a thinning crown is less noticeable. Also, that if crown work is done, it also blends in better for the same reason. Anybody else notice this? Thoughts or comments?
I tend to see that donor harvesting is less noticeable and improves the illusion of density in the lower vertex.
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E39,

That's an interesting point. Personally, I probably wouldn't be too concerned about a slightly thinned out donor supply which is another reason why I always thought it was interesting that the concern about the "moth eaten" look was such a huge deal. Now everyone has an opinion, but if I had to choose between a slightly thinned out looking donor supply and a thick, lustrous looking head of hair or a thick, lustrous donor supply while being bald on top, I'd much rather have the former. Now if I can have thick hair everywhere, that's even better but we all know that hair transplant surgery is about supply and demand.

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I recently grew my hair out a bit and I'm more thankful than ever that I got fue. With the sides buzzed down to a 1/2 or 1 guard it looks the best. It blends in with the crown a lot better. When grown out longer, the crown looks worse. More contrast. Also, my retrograde alopecia is apparent. Not so when buzzed down on the sides. Had to get a haircut fast lol.
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I've always been amazed after transplanting over 7,000 grafts how thick my donor remains. When I was on display (transplant model) at the International Hair Restoration conference in Chicago with Dr. Vories a couple years ago....the surgeons were amazed at how much donor area I had. Most encouraged me to move a couple more thousand to the crown area.
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