I do not have donor hair (enough) for a trnsplant what would be my next option. currently, I am using a hair system with HMW. I find it to be quite expensive and there times when you still feel uncomfortable when it needs to be replaced. I would like to find a new alternative which would make me comfortable and make me feel connected to my hair:-)!!! What is the next best thing to a transplant. Why cant’t human hair be sewn into my scalp, just looking for solutions that I can still treat wash hopefully will grow like human hair.
First, have you had your head mapped out for miniaturization? What is the donor density? What is the laxity of your scalp? Do you have Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia (DUPA)?
These are the questions that I would want to know to determine if you have enough donor hair for a transplant. Even the baldest of men (Norwood Class 7) can get great results from proper distribution if there is adequate supplies (see Patient ZU).
Alternatives may mean that you get less than a full head of hair. A thinner look can work for many people. Better coverage in the front at the expense of the crown can also work for the very bald person without enough donor hair. You should come to one of our Open House events to see some patiens with these alternative approaches. At these events we have some patients who choose to be thin either because of donor supply limitations, very fine hair or just limited budgets. Some choose to transplant the front and spare the crown. At these open house events we try to give our guests the opportunity to see a wide sampling of what hair transplants do and how normal people deal the the decisions involved in the process. It is important to think of the hair transplant doctor as a partner working with you to maximize your the value of what he/she can do for you.