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2 year post-op density assessment


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I'm two years out from my hairline lowering procedure with Dr. Radha. I received approximately 1957 grafts to the hairline over an area of 40 sq cm for a density of 49%. Are these pictures consistent with those figures? Thanks for your opinions.

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IMO its hard to tell on just the two photos ( I would have like to have seen the hairline at different angles.) Here is something to think about, from what I've read for each norwood level 2-7 it is roughly estimated that there is about a 10,000 hairs lost for norwood levels starting at 2 Example a Norwood 2 would have roughly lost about 10,000 hairs. Over the course of 18 months I have had two FUT procedures totaling 3096 grafts totaling about 6400 hairs. So I can say "roughly" that I have about 64% density recovered in the transplanted areas and in hair transplant one can achieve 50% density and it will look like 100%. Again this is a very rough estimate but I can say after my results (and roughly 64% of density) that my results look like i have a full had of hair. Overall your hairline looks pretty solid and natural, anything added after that would just be a bonus

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Thanks bmw. I've seen plenty of pictures where 50% looks like 100% but I can definitely see the reduced density in my recipient area (my scalp is invisible everywhere else). Thus, I'm skeptical of this density figure.

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Xtactic5,

 

We are always going to be our biggest critic, nit picking at the littlest things. The few people I have told about my procedure can't even tell but "I know" and "can tell" the difference. Also I feel that the way the "hair" is styled can play a role in the "scalp exposure." I personally, I like to use hair product and flip my hair in the front, but If i were to simply comb my hair over to one side you wouldn't be a able to see any scalp. Another thing IMO is that in normal lighting you can't really tell anything has been done but if I am under a bright light, then you can see the difference. A couple of things I do to "increase" the look is I use a shampoo called "THE BIG 3" and it is a shampoo that rids the scalp of "DHT", topically of course and it is also great for given the hair a lot of volume, which make the hair look fuller. I also accompanied this by blow drying my hair which also adds to the volume. I recommend trying these things, especially the shampoo "THE BIG THREE BY LIPOGAINE." It a little pricy but works well. Overall, I from the pictures look pretty solid and if your not doing the tips I provided above, give it a shot, I am sure it will help. Out of curiosity, how many "hairs" did your 1957 graft procedure

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I agree that it doesn't look like more than 35 fu/cm2. I tried to count them myself and I estimated between 30 and 40. I think I'll need an additional 1000 grafts (FUE this time) to be satisfied but I'm hesitant to exhaust my donor supply before I'm 35. I also want to get an official density measurement so that I can see if the numbers add up. The doctor's graft estimates varied from 2700 (pre-op) to 3000 (intra-op) to 2267 (final).

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