Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. James DeYarman Discusses Crown Restoration via Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Dr. DeYarman, if a patient has plenty of donor hair and needs only crown work done, how many FUE grafts can a patient typically receive in a single crown focused hair transplant at your clinic? I guess I am asking, can you and have you on a regular basis done 2000-2500 FUE grafts in a single day?
The age of the patient and size of the bald spot would determine the session size. I have been using fewer follicular unit grafts per square centimeter because there are a lot of multi-hair grafts. I start in the center of the whirl with ones and fan out following the patient’s hair direction. Finally, you have to tell the patient there will most likely be another procedure in the future. It will be obvious where to transplant as we are dealing with density.
In a second hair restoration procedure, you have to start balancing out densities between transplanted and existing hair. I have found 1500-2000 grafts are needed the first time in the crown. I can do up to 2000 in a day. For 3000+ it is a two day procedure.
Dr. Jame DeYarman
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