Important hair characteristics
Important hair characteristics. What makes up the best hair transplant results? Some may say it´s a natural hairline. For others it will be the coverage or hair density. Regardless of the importance. One factor stands to effect the quality of the hair transplant result. Natural hair characteristics. For instance, important hair characteristics will affect the number of grafts required. As well as the hair density needed to be placed. As a result, the better your hair characteristics. The greater the ability to treat advanced hair loss patterns. Such as Norwood V and above. Potentially adding around 30% to the hair coverage and or the look of density and fullness.
Also, planning for further hair loss becomes easier. Consequently, giving greater flexibility on aspects such as the hairline design. As the important hair characteristics. Play such a large role in your hair restoration. For instance, the hair colour, calibre and curl. With ideal hair characteristics including a thick hair shaft, slightly curly or wavy hair. Also, scalp laxity and a low contrast between the skin complexion and hair colour. Of course, with the donor hair density playing an important role. As even good hair characteristics needs a minimum number of hairs. For a hair transplant to succeed.
Average number of hairs per Follicular Unit
The term “graft”. Normally refers to a follicular unit or FU. A naturally growing group of one to four hairs. Arguably more important is not the number of grafts. But the number of hairs. As this characteristic will have a large impact. With the average hair count being 2.4 hairs per FU. If this number is too low. Then the result will be weak. Even smaller hairline work result in a lack of fullness or hair density. Therefore, the hair-count is an important hair characteristic. Going a long way to determining whether a person is a good or bad hair transplant candidate.
Ideal hair characteristics include. A high density of FU. Including the hair count. Also a thick hair shaft, and slightly curly or wavy hair. Importantly, a low contrast between your hair colour and skin complexion. A great hair transplant is a result of many factors. Not simply fixing on a number of grafts.Dr. Nikolaos Zakynthinakis Kyriakou. Better known as Dr. Nikos
Planning your hair restoration
Today there are two recognised techniques to harvest the hair from the donor area, STRIP/FUT, Follicular Unit Transplant and Follicular Unit Extraction/“FUE”. FUT the doctor removes a thin hair-bearing strip and sutures the area. FUE the doctor removes the FU individually from the donor. Using a cylindrical surgical punch. While FUE is the more popular technique today. It should be stated both techniques cause scarring. As will any surgical procedure. The choice of technique should be made by need, not only preference. In fact one technique may suit some hair characteristics better than the other.
Regardless of the technique. Follicular Unit Hair Transplant Surgery is now the most refined form of hair transplantation. Greater skills have to be applied. As well as time to excise the natural groups of FU intact. Follicular Unit transplanting separates the natural groups of hairs. From 1-4 hairs in each group. Thus enables the groups to be utilised in the optimum place in the recipient zone.
Commonly hair loss begins from the hairline. That matures or recedes back. This exposes a higher forehead. With a deeper temple recession. Occasionally the crown opens first. Leaving a bald area around the back of the head. When hair loss is divided over the hairline and crown. This creates increased concerns. Whether hair restoration is possible over two separate areas. Consequently hair characteristics can be the difference between partial and total hair restoration.
Start checking your hair characteristics
At your consultation, the Dr will measure your hair characteristics. Often this is the very first aspect the Dr will be drawn to. As poor hair characteristics will likely determine the Dr´s decision. To ascertain whether the hair characteristics are good, bad or average. Judging whether the current hair loss pattern can be treated successfully. Then whether ongoing hair loss can also be treated. With a natural hair coverage and look of hair density. Even if total restoration is not possible.