I run a pretty blunt show when it comes to telling folks what they can expect from their hair transplant surgery. In fact, we endeavor to show heads that “look like” the prospective patient’s head at the consultation. Anyone can show a guy with a little hair loss, thick lustrous hair, and an awesome result, but most guys have a good bit of hair loss, maybe even a lot and most guys don’t have long flowing curly bushy hair.
So, my lead tech Wendy and I put together this video going through 4 different guys with fine hair;
- BIG problem, 2 cases
- Smaller problem, 1 case
- 1 case with color contrast
- Repair of previous work elsewhere.
All have lots of pics and a short video. If you have finer hair, watch this. I’m proud of all these results. We packed them as tight as we can but still, fine hair is fine hair, and often, a little extra at the front at a later date can help.
Every fine hair consultation we do, we discuss this. Most never need an extra little case at the front unless they are getting a planned second case farther back on their head but occasionally, a little more at some point does help. And almost every time, the patient will ask why we didn’t pack the hairline tighter and we go back through the major points of this video.
We pack as tightly as we can but fine hair is skinny and you have to have some tissue around the roots for it to grow. So, even 0.8mm slits will have a little skin between them at the hairline. Fat curly hairs make up for this, but with fine hair maybe, just maybe, a few hundred more a year or 2 later, might turn a “triple” into a home run.
The video is fairly long but we go into detail that I hope the newbies will learn from.
Dr. William Lindsey
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