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Topic Title: Can you explain hair transplant math?
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Created On: 09/27/2017 04:48 AM
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Can you explain hair transplant math? I would like your opinion here in this thread from those that have had a hair transplant and from those considering one.

My math from over 30 years of experience and observation is as such. Approximately 40,000 fu on the average male head. For those balding approximately a 50% loss over time leaving 20,000. The 20,000 donor that is left will also thin over time so taking 50% of it is not an option. Taking about 25% seems to be safe but it can't be guaranteed. Maybe slightly more can be taken but that increases the risk long term.


25% equals 5000 fu which will cover a 4" square at about 50% density. Overall this will give you 25% coverage over the whole balding pattern. If the numbers are raised slightly then the square can be a little larger and the coverage maybe closer to 30%
The real risk is long term as the donor area thins out. We see that with many long time patients trying to now address their scars. Their donor area has thinned and growing the hair longer to cover it all is not an option. As the donor area thins the hair becomes fly away hair and this is in fact why most older people in general go with a shorter cut. Just look around and make observations The volume is no longer there for longer styles to work.


There is a thread on HTN which really illustrates the point. "Permanent Shock loss after 3 years" What it shows is the same principle. When the donor thins in this case due to another cause the issue becomes the same. How do you hide the scars with thin fly away hair? You can't grow it long and the shorter you cut it the more it exposes the scar. This is in fact why for most guys 5000 fu is probably going to be the limit long term regardless of what the industry puts out there and for some even that number is not possible.


One can easily view any hair transplant doctor in the world that has had a procedure and the reality becomes easier to understand. There are no dense results.............. absolutely zero. Doesn't mean they are not happy but what it does mean is the numbers are very, very limited. This presents a problem for most younger guys. What they are hoping for does not exist long term for most and those that are older are not as eager to have a procedure which creates a problem for the industry. Where does the revenue come from? What do you say and/or do to generate it so that everyone can make money?


So what are your numbers? What do you believe to be true?

Please no responses from marketers...........no one believes what you have to say any more.

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Edited: 09/27/2017 at 11:29 AM by topcat
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