what is the most you pack per cm2 when you do a transplant????? please let me know .. thanks
Density of the average person is about 200 hairs per square mm. A doctor can transplant as high as 10-50% of the original density. It is important to focus more in the issues of fullness. This is not a ‘weight lifting contest’, which is unfortunately what some doctors are pushing for. I could transplant as much as 50% of the original density, but the real issues are:
- Will it grow? There are many factors that will determine this: the health of the skin, the amount of atrophic changes in the skin caused by sun damage and the advanced level of balding, scarring that is present, etc. We generally expect that growth will approach 100% of what is transplanted, but that is only true when everything is right-on — and that rarely happens.
- What is needed? This is the most important question that must be asked. People with low hair to skin color contrast, good texture, good hair thickness, etc. do not generally require the greatest densities to achieve the look of fullness.
Hair transplantation is as much an art as it is a surgical process. The judgments of a good surgeon with years of experience will make the correct decisions that are in the best interests of the patient.