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The extraction pattern with FUE plays a big role in determining how the patient can shave (or not shave) after everything has healed. Case in point is our most recent patient that had only 1500 grafts via FUE with an FUE specialist at a different clinic. The extraction was poorly planned and obviously thinned the donor region.

 

 


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Here's my buzz situation with more than just words hence, 6 years post op.

 

What length is the hair in this photo? When the hair in the donor is taken, the scalp changes in appearance. With your skin and hair characteristics, you should look at some treatment options to camouflage the extractions. Donor restocking, beard hair, and other body hair sources with FUE should help reduce the contrast.


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who was ur surgeon. I'm willing to bet its not any well known doctor on this board. am I correct in that assumption?

 

Here's my buzz situation with more than just words hence, 6 years post op.

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What length is the hair in this photo? When the hair in the donor is taken, the scalp changes in appearance. With your skin and hair characteristics, you should look at some treatment options to camouflage the extractions. Donor restocking, beard hair, and other body hair sources with FUE should help reduce the contrast.

 

My thoughts exactly! Would SMP be another option?

I am considering taking the plunge soon and was planning on a small test session of about 200 grafts including a few beard grafts.

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Unfortunately, I agree with to descent to some extent. The guy above is an example of what can happen, and it is all about your physiology in scarring, color, punch size, etc. Some guys, you are not going to be able to tell. Some guys, you even with FUE will look moth eaten at a 2. That is why the extraction pattern is so important (I cringe when I see a perfectly rectangle extraction pattern...it should be taken so that any moth eaten look will look like natural donor thinning.)

 

My point is, is that there is a scarring risk with FUE, just like strip. Although I do think that the FUE scarring risk is lower, it still exists.


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let me guess you are a strip patient correct? that is the same lame argument that has been made for years now when comparing strip to FUE.

 

the amount of strip patients that CANT cut their hair very low is 100%!!!! yea there is an OBVIOUS scar no matter how thin it is. that OBVIOUS scar makes it impossible for a strip patient to cut his hair down very low.

 

maybe 1% of FUE patients these days will not be able to shave cut their hair low cause they wanted to save money and found some jackass to perform a HT on him with 1995 punch techniques....:rolleyes:.

 

you say "Some" people get the moth eaten look and can't cut it very low. not quite apples to apples is it when 1% (Some) can't do what 100% (ALL) of the other can't do is it?:rolleyes:

 

 

My point is, is that there is a scarring risk with FUE, just like strip. Although I do think that the FUE scarring risk is lower, it still exists.

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The extraction pattern with FUE plays a big role in determining how the patient can shave (or not shave) after everything has healed. Case in point is our most recent patient that had only 1500 grafts via FUE with an FUE specialist at a different clinic. The extraction was poorly planned and obviously thinned the donor region.

 

 

 

You make the claim that the patient's FUE surgery was performed by an" FUE specialist." As a layman, the use of the words "FUE specialist" indicate that the surgeon must have been someone who is really at the top of his/her game. Do you mind sharing who this FUE specialist was? Just to clarify, I have a hard time believing that this work was done by any top FUE surgeon. I am of course open to stand corrected.

 

In addition, the definition of the word specialist is: A person highly skilled in a specific and restricted area.

 

The work does not look like it was done by an "FUE specialist."

 

I also asked you in a previous thread what FUE yield one can expect at Jerry Cooley's clinic. Perhaps you could share this important information with the community to better help the 1000s of hair loss suffers make a better informed decision.

 

Thank you.


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let me guess you are a strip patient correct? that is the same lame argument that has been made for years now when comparing strip to FUE.

 

the amount of strip patients that CANT cut their hair very low is 100%!!!! yea there is an OBVIOUS scar no matter how thin it is. that OBVIOUS scar makes it impossible for a strip patient to cut his hair down very low.

 

maybe 1% of FUE patients these days will not be able to shave cut their hair low cause they wanted to save money and found some jackass to perform a HT on him with 1995 punch techniques....:rolleyes:.

 

you say "Some" people get the moth eaten look and can't cut it very low. not quite apples to apples is it when 1% (Some) can't do what 100% (ALL) of the other can't do is it?:rolleyes:

 

You really have no idea what your talking about. Where did you get 1 percent of FUE patients have scarring and 100 percent of FUT patients can't cut their hair low? Is that some random number you pulled out through your vast experience or did you do an extensive case study? How low is low? What is obvious to you? I can spot a over harvested FUE pt from a mile away. You can see scarring in far more that 1 percent of FUE patients when they are shaved for their next procedure.

 

 

I am not saying that FUT scars better or even trying to compare them apples to apples. What I am saying is that FUE is absolutely not scarless and punch size, extraction pattern, skin and hair color, hair length, all play a major role if FUE scars can be noticed.

 

If visible scarring is your only concern, then FUE probably is the right choice, but to say that everyone can draw 5K grafts out and still wear a 2 without notice is either a lie or ignorance.


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Unfortunately, I agree with to descent to some extent. The guy above is an example of what can happen, and it is all about your physiology in scarring, color, punch size, etc. Some guys, you are not going to be able to tell. Some guys, you even with FUE will look moth eaten at a 2. That is why the extraction pattern is so important (I cringe when I see a perfectly rectangle extraction pattern...it should be taken so that any moth eaten look will look like natural donor thinning.)

 

My point is, is that there is a scarring risk with FUE, just like strip. Although I do think that the FUE scarring risk is lower, it still exists.

 

You really have no idea what your talking about. Where did you get 1 percent of FUE patients have scarring and 100 percent of FUT patients can't cut their hair low? Is that some random number you pulled out through your vast experience or did you do an extensive case study? How low is low? What is obvious to you? I can spot a over harvested FUE pt from a mile away. You can see scarring in far more that 1 percent of FUE patients when they are shaved for their next procedure.

 

 

I am not saying that FUT scars better or even trying to compare them apples to apples. What I am saying is that FUE is absolutely not scarless and punch size, extraction pattern, skin and hair color, hair length, all play a major role if FUE scars can be noticed.

 

If visible scarring is your only concern, then FUE probably is the right choice, but to say that everyone can draw 5K grafts out and still wear a 2 without notice is either a lie or ignorance.

 

Completely agree. Well said.


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Picture is 8 days post op from 1275 FUE, 2.5 years ago I had 2850 FUE done. sorry if the picture is to blurry

I had ACELL added to the donor sights in both surgeries.

I think it was Cooley back in 2012 showed some impressive pictures of extraction sights with ACELL. I would get ACELL. It makes perfect sense and I think they only charged $400 extra.

Maybe in a year I'll shave the side to see what it looks like. The idea of a partial shaved is to make it look like I cut my hair intentionally. Best of luck!

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Well my thoughts are if a HT can give me hair for another 15 ish years, it will be worth it. At that time I will be nearly 50 and having a buzz down #1 hair won't be as much of an issue. Of course I say that now, I though at 20 by 30 hairloss would not bother me. But I also am still not married and not ready to look a decade or more than my current age.

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Picture is 8 days post op from 1275 FUE, 2.5 years ago I had 2850 FUE done. sorry if the picture is to blurry

I had ACELL added to the donor sights in both surgeries.

I think it was Cooley back in 2012 showed some impressive pictures of extraction sights with ACELL. I would get ACELL. It makes perfect sense and I think they only charged $400 extra.

Maybe in a year I'll shave the side to see what it looks like. The idea of a partial shaved is to make it look like I cut my hair intentionally. Best of luck!

 

 

 

Looks good, can't tell you had any work done.

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Have had over 5000 FUE

 

Can shave down down grade 1 or unguarded. To the untrained eye it would not suspect HT.

 

Performed correctly on people with acceptable density similar results should be expected

 

Will post pic when get a chance

 

 

Hey,

 

I'm curious how a zero clippers or without a guard looks. Can you please post a pic.

 

6 months post op if we wanted to buzz our hair size 0 zero is that ok? I mean we have the front hairline which is a good look and can pull off that look. I'm just curious fur options. Ideally I would want 1-2 size on sides with long on top.

 

Thanks

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The visibility of tiny pin head scars due to FUE varies greatly among the individuals. If larger than 1 mm punch is used to extract the grafts then there are more chances that the scars will be visible. Further it also depends upon the density in the donor area, how these extraction scars are spaced out. The lateral trauma occurs to surrounding skin during the extraction.

If you are planning to shave your head completely than it may be visible despite of best care but if you are planning to keep them at around 2-3 mm of length the visibility can be greatly reduced.

If the placement of hair is done with proper understanding of their direction and angle of emergence to the skin by using most sophisticated instruments by the experienced team than it unlikely that it will look weird.

For the scar on donor sites, if you feel they are too much prominent you can take the option of SMP – Scalp Micro Pigmentation to hide them and believe me it works pretty well for those who want to have buzz cut even without transplant but again there are some limitations to it, so need to consult in detail with the expert hair transplant surgeon for understanding of all of your concerns.


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A lot of the time a buzzed hair transplant does not look good. In the case of the sides, and back being much dense in coverage, and follicle diameter. it's far easier to see the disparity up top in comparison. The difference between transplanted, and native hair is definitely noticeable on higher norwood, even lower ones for that matter.

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