https://newhair.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/nhi-medical-356px.png 0 0 William Rassman, M.D. https://newhair.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/nhi-medical-356px.png William Rassman, M.D.2006-12-07 15:36:192006-12-07 12:53:11FUE Scarring, Healing, and Other Questions
- will FUE transplanted grafts grow in donor strip scar tissue?
- Do you recommend GraftCyte for healing of graft recipient sites?
- If a person wanted to have as much hair as possible and not care about having any hair at all on the back and sides of thier head, simulating a rock musician look or marine type cut. Can one successfully FUE that entire area artistically and move it all to the top?
- would the tiny dot scars left by the FUE punch eventually be able to tan or blend as not to be too noticeable in person?
- And finally if one is nearly totally bald on top – say a 5 vertex – how many grafts will give a thick head of hair on top, not the 50% theory but rather full density, 8000 10,000 or more?
I will answer your diverse questions in the order you wrote them:
- Yes, and it is a good method of revising scars of the scalp and can also be used for bad scars in donor area.
- Yes, GraftCyte contains copper peptide with a mild cleansing effect and we recommend using it for post operative patients who have a tendency to hold on to the red color after the surgery. It may enhance the healing of the recipient and donor area (claimed by the manufacturer) and it may be helpful to control scabbing and crusting of incisions.
- This is not practical and I doubt that any doctor would do this. We generally FOX-test most of our patients and the result dictates whether the patient would be a good candidate for FUE procedure or not. We do not recommend FUE for the patients with negative FOX (having high transaction rate).
- The scar of FUE is usually not noticeable, but it is there and does not contain pigment cells (as a rule) so the hairless spot will be noticed by discriminating eyes if the scalp is shaved.
- As a general rule, you need 3000+ grafts (about 6000 hairs if you are Caucasian with average density), to cover an area of the size of an adult hand with a reasonable density. For more density, for those with dark hair and light skin, or very fine straight hair, a redo procedure may become necessary.