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Hi everbody,

 

I've been following these forums for over a month and this is my first thread here.I wonder if it is possible to get a HT and a Beard Transplant in the same day or with a few days interval (fut/fue)?

 

2nd Question: Is it a good idea to use my donor for a beard transplant?I have little beard that really bothers me, my hairloss is not agressive and I'm on meds with good results.

 

I'm 25 years old with NW2 frontal balding.I need 2000-2500 grafts for my frontal third and possibly 1500+ grafts for beard transplant.

 

Donor availability:

Occipital: 15cm? x 8cm? = 120 cm? density ~ 90 FU/cm?

Temporal: 6cm? x 8cm? x 2 ~ 100 cm? density ~80 FU/cm?

= 90~ x 80~ = between 6500 – 7500 FU in FUE available.

 

Any idea? Thanks in advance

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I'm sure it can be done but beard transplantation can take a lot of grafts to do right. Dr. Wong did a case for a young man several months back and it took 4000 grafts. Even though the result was really good he came back for another 600 or so to add more to the "goatee" area. I think it would be wise to not rush into things and just tackle one problem at a time especially since you are already experiencing hair loss. You don't want to exhaust your donor trying to address your beard and hairline then not have enough hair for the top or the crown should they ever go.

 

Prevention is key, start with the meds to arrest your loss and then move forward based on your results.

The Truth is in The Results

 

Dr. Victor Hasson and Dr. Jerry Wong are members of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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I am 28 now and was N2 2-3 years ago. You can't imagine how vigorous my hair loss became in these 2 years- I am a diffused thinner now. It may well be the case that you are also a diffused thinner and you do not recognize that now. Get you scalp evaluated from a good HT surgeon (by good, I mean a really good surgeon who can tell you whether you are experiencing miniaturization in your scalp). Read the post of Dr. Mike Beehner from this thread:

http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/172818-how-do-doctors-predict-future-hair-loss.html

 

Your donor is precious, use it wisely.

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You can potentially have your entire scalp examined by a reputable doctor for signs of miniaturization. Anyone with MPB should have this done routinely as the years pass because what does not show up today can progress into another zone as time passes and it can be very difficult to see with the naked eye.

 

If you must have your beard zone thickened, you may want to consider utilizing FUE for the parietal zones and sides to extract some terminal hair for your beard. Your chances for a satisfactory yield are much better when the donor grafts are taken from the scalp. Taking some hair from the sides will not touch your occipital zone in the back where most strips are taken.

 

You may also consider doing a small test session using chest hair with FUE methods. But be sure to choose a surgeon who has a fair amount of experience using BH from those zones.

 

Normally this would be a last resort because BH is very unpredictable and why test sessions are prudent. And do not let anyone talk you into doing BH from various other BH donor sources like the legs, arms, back, etc.

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Guys thanks for your advices.

 

So, as far as I understand, it's too risky to use donor hair for beard transplant as it is hard to guess final balding pattern and I have to make a choice between having scalp hair or facial hair.This is really frustrating.

 

I think I'm gonna wait 2 or 3 more years to see where my hairloss goes and consult a good HT surgeon to ask how many grafts needed for my BT.If it's below 2000 grafts, I want to take that risk because I really want to look like a mature guy.In the meantime I want to educate myself about hairloss and HTs.

 

gillenator,

 

Unfortunately men in my family genetically don't have chest hair.It looks like my best chance as you said is to take hair from sides with fue.I'm gonna talk this this with my surgeon.I hope I'dont need too many grafts because I'm not totally beardless at the moment.

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Guys thanks for your advices.

 

So, as far as I understand, it's too risky to use donor hair for beard transplant as it is hard to guess final balding pattern and I have to make a choice between having scalp hair or facial hair.This is really frustrating.

 

I think I'm gonna wait 2 or 3 more years to see where my hairloss goes and consult a good HT surgeon to ask how many grafts needed for my BT.If it's below 2000 grafts, I want to take that risk because I really want to look like a mature guy.In the meantime I want to educate myself about hairloss and HTs.

 

gillenator,

 

Unfortunately men in my family genetically don't have chest hair.It looks like my best chance as you said is to take hair from sides with fue.I'm gonna talk this this with my surgeon.I hope I'dont need too many grafts because I'm not totally beardless at the moment.

 

Why don't you consider Coen Gho for beard hair transplant? The only problem I see with Gho is that he does not produce results comparable with standard FUE for scalp hair. If you can use Gho's procedure for Beard Transplant, you will have sufficient donor regenerated on the back of your head and still decent results (if not amazing) on your beard. Just my opinion.

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Why don't you consider Coen Gho for beard hair transplant? The only problem I see with Gho is that he does not produce results comparable with standard FUE for scalp hair. If you can use Gho's procedure for Beard Transplant, you will have sufficient donor regenerated on the back of your head and still decent results (if not amazing) on your beard. Just my opinion.

 

I've been following Dr Gho's procedure but I have yet to see any significant result from HST. Also some guys on another forum says Dr Gho is a fraud, they say their own HT with donor doubling technique was not successful etc.I don't want to risk my limited donor as I'm not sure about his procedure and also I believe beard transplant requires more surgeon skill experience.Dr Gho has some beard transplant photos in this website but this is not enough for me to trust him.Maybe I should wait and see what comes next.

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Why don't you consider Coen Gho for beard hair transplant? The only problem I see with Gho is that he does not produce results comparable with standard FUE for scalp hair. If you can use Gho's procedure for Beard Transplant, you will have sufficient donor regenerated on the back of your head and still decent results (if not amazing) on your beard. Just my opinion.

I'm not even sure if he is getting any regeneration at all at this point. All evidence so far is pointing to him splitting grafts. Besides that his clinics are more like hair mills, he doesn't do any of the work, chances are you won't even meet him.

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