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Would be great to see some pictures of progression.  It just shows that propecia is no guarantee.

I think about 300 is about the number needed to fill in a 'good' scar.  If it is say, 300mm long by 2mm then you get 50 grafts/cm2.


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

500 FUE grafts (TBC) with Ray Konior, MD - 2020

My HT results thread from 1st procedure.

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Last I spoke with Dr. Konior he actually suggested using beard hair for the scar. In my opinion, I would feel more comfortable using my scalp hair for the top and beard hair for the scar. 


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6 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Last I spoke with Dr. Konior he actually suggested using beard hair for the scar. In my opinion, I would feel more comfortable using my scalp hair for the top and beard hair for the scar. 

I had no idea this was even an option. I can grow a beard! And yea, I agree. 

In terms of progress pics, happy to share just whenever I get around to it. 

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6 hours ago, 1978matt said:

Would be great to see some pictures of progression.  It just shows that propecia is no guarantee.

I wouldn't say that; it's been 7 years and there's no way I'd have what I have now without it. Thx for comment!

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Without pics it's hard to estimate how many grafts it may take.


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Beard hairs tend to be a little more hearty than scalp hairs and give give more coverage with less hits. Keep in mind that grafting into scars is more unpredictable than grafting into normal tissue. I generally suggest patients save scalp donor hair for additional scalp transplants if ever necessary. Also consider SMP (scalp micro pigmentation) into the scars to help camouflage. 

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Beard grafts generally have a higher grade of caliber as compared to scalp hair and from what I have observed, grow through scar tissue better, yet scar tissue has less blood flow which makes the regrowth unpredictable IMHO.


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Supporting Physicians:  Dr. Robert True & Dr. Robert Dorin, New York, NY

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