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Hello knowledgeable forum members,


I attach a before/ after photo from the Ziering home page.


And I have some questions:


1. Is this a normal or exceptional end result?

2. What procedure would have been used?

3. Is the donor hair from the scalp? Was there enough donor hair or could other body hair have been used?

4. How many grafts were required (ball-park figure e.g. less than 2000 or greater than 4000)?

5. Is it a surgical procedure and if so, could it have occured in 1 'session'?

6. What might be the approximate cost?

7. I presume Ziering are being entirely honest with these 2 pictures and no photoshopping skullduggery has taken place? (I am not making any accusations, I am here merely to seek knowledge and advice).

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That is Jason Gardiner's noggin.


You can google and find better pictures but basically he uses concealer.

4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

Proscar 1.25mg every 3rd day

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If this is Jason Gardiner's pic then essentially all the answers to your questions are clearly mentioned on the Ziering website!


They claim 3,500 FUs were transplanted using FUSS (folicle unit strip surgery) all from the back of his head, all in one session.


Cost - not stated, but being a UK-based HT clinic dealing with "celebrities" it will no doubt be eye-wateringly expensive.


Whether Ziering is being totally honest with the final post-op picture is debatable. Personally I find it hard to believe his final result with just 3,500 FU. As 1985matt suggests, the post-op pic may have included some concealer on his noggin to "help" give a thicker final look.

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It may be only one sitting although unlikely - A photo can produce a range of different outcomes dependent on angle, distance and in particular lighting - there's an old saying, you don't here it much now, its called trick photography!

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