The Causes and Statistics of Hair Loss at an Early Age How Hair Loss Can be Stopped and Reversed
How Many Grafts Will I Need? I am a male in my early 20’s and live in Texas. I know I’m young, but I do not have a history of baldness on either my father or mothers side. I have had a high hairline (I believe it’s a NW3) my whole life. I’m looking to get FUE transplant this summer. My two questions are these: How many grafts, based on my pictures, do you think I will need? Secondly, I am not looking to spend all of my money at once, but was wondering if I could do it two or maybe even three sessions? Best Regards. Thank you for your question!.
As a young man in your 20s and although you don’t have strong family history of hair loss, clearly by your photos you submitted, you are developing a significant progression of your hair loss. And I can share with you the experience that we have that is a little bit unique to our practice and a little bit of history of how people in their 20s, where they are in terms of how they strategize hair restoration procedures. So you’re first asking how many grafts will you need and that of course is the golden question that everyone asks. You have to understand that the number of grafts that you need is dependent on two key factors. One is the rate of progression of hair loss. And so, you may.
Get the adequate number of grafts you need to get results that are satisfying for you but if your hair loss is still progressing then you will be back to square one or as we often refer to as the treadmill effect where you’re getting hair but you’re losing hair. The second factor has to do with your donor site. You mentioned you want to get FUEs and certainly FUE or follicular unit extractions is a very popular approach in the modern world for hair restoration. However, there are clear disadvantages to choosing FUEs that we have recognized in our practice as people come for repair work from other practices. And I’ll explain.
When people talk about FUEs, they’re talking about doing multiple single punches where you get enough grafts in order to fill an area. So let’s say for argument’s sake, we’re using 1500 grafts. When you use 1500 grafts, you need to get a limited donor area. However, in order to get the number of grafts you need, almost always and you can look at the internet and see people’s before pictures in terms of what their harvesting. People are harvesting FUE grafts outside of the safe zone of the donor area. Now that means essentially, what they’re doing is moving hairs that are programmed to be lost in the future. So, in a way, it’s like you’re renting the hair because you’re taking the hair outside from a very narrow.
Donor zone in order to get the FUEs that you need in order to do the proper amount of grafts. So let’s us first start by addressing the first challenge which is the rate of progression. Now in your consultations, you may have been offered the option of taking a drug like finasteride and certainly that’s an option for people. Finasteride is a drug that inhibits an enzyme 5 alpha reductase which converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the element that causes hair loss that is susceptible genetically to shrink. To basically go from a thick oak tree to a sapling then eventually go away. So a strategy that has been popular is the use of finasteride or the trade name is propecia to help reduce.
The amount of DHT. Now in my al experience, a lot of people in their 20s will still progress. There is some variability in their response to propecia. Currently, there is some controversy about longterm sexual side effects from finasteride. Therefore, a lot of people are coming to use for alternatives to finasteride because of that concern. So in our practice, we have created based on a stem cell based technology. We refer to our treatment as trichostem. Now, the trichostem system that we’ve developed is combining a matrix. Currently, we’re using a material called ACell and we’re mixing it with plateletrich.
Plasma as well as Vitamin D in a specific way that is customized to the individual and we refer to this system as the trichostem system. So when people come to us to try to stop their progression and even reverse some of their hair loss, this has been a successful practice for us. So when someone comes to us in their 20s and wants to have hair transplant and certainly, you can be candidate for hair transplant, my first thought is, if I’m going to do a hair transplant, I need to do something to help you with the progression of your hair loss. So in our practice, we offer the trichostem treatment which is a onetime treatment that so far in the 5 years of doing this treatment,.