Dr. Lindsey Discusses Using “Single” Follicular Unit Grafts in Hairlines During Hair Transplant Surgery
Coalition hair restoration surgeon Dr. William Lindsey recently discussed the importance of utilizing single hair follicular unit grafts (grafts comprised of one, singular hair) in hairlines during hair transplant surgery. According to Dr. Lindsey:
We try to pack the hairline with single grafts, back about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch and then we move to double follicular unit grafts (comprised of two haired units). Only much further into the midscalp do we use three hair grafts.
Remember, hair transplantation does not cure patients of baldness, it provides hair loss sufferers coverage of bald scalp. The key in hairline restoration, specifically, is creating a look that is dense and yet natural. The best way to create this natural, appropriate appearance is to utilize single grafts exclusively.
When seeking “bulk” in the midscalp and vertex, using two and three hair units spread slightly further apart is appropriate and creates a natural appearance.
Dr. William Lindsey
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