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500 Graft Fue For Hair Line Would You Recommend

Discussion in 'FUE | Follicular Unit Extraction Discussions' started by Aeroman, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Aeroman

    Aeroman New Member My Regimen

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    Last year I noticed the base of my hairline was thinning. I'm 40 years old and fortunate to have a head full of thick hair but the thinning at the base of the hair line really scares me and throw me off. Luckily I have no hair loss that runs in my family but again the thinning is freaking me out.

    I went to a consultation at The Hair Doctor in Roseville, CA and met with Dr. Prassad. She recommended a 500 graft FUE treatment for $4000. she explained the procedure and recommended FUE over a PRP with Acell which is roughly the same price.

    I wanted some opinions if I'm a good candidate and get some imput.
     

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    davesmith420 Senior Member My Regimen

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    I'm no hair transplant expert, but 500 grafts would be a waste. You would need at least 1000. However, I recommend getting on finasteride for a year prior to the transplant.
     
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  3. Aeroman

    Aeroman New Member My Regimen

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    Thanks for the input Dave. Do you feel I need the 1000 or just that 500 in general is a waste.
     
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    davesmith420 Senior Member My Regimen

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    I feel like 500 wouldn't make any real visual difference in your hairline. Or if she really spaced them out it would look really sparse and overall shitty.
     
  5. Aeroman

    Aeroman New Member My Regimen

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    Interesting. I was thinking the same thing about 500 not being enough and spreading them would make it look sparse. If I may would do think about my hair line in general. Is it very noticeable or that bad. Just looking for honest opinions.
     
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    It looks good, especially for your age, but 1000 grafts focusing on the hairline and filling in the temples would be the icing on the cake.
     
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    JeanLucBB Senior Member My Regimen

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    No matter how thin the width of the frontal band a general rule would be that less than 1000 is unlikely to make a significant cosmetic difference. The various general surgical risks of the procedure are not worth taking on without a sizeable amount of grafts.

    Dr. Prassad is a nobody as well so not worth risking, if you want to stay in the US then look into Konior, Diep and Baubac.
     
  8. Aeroman

    Aeroman New Member My Regimen

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    Thanks for input guys. I really appreciate it. Yes ideally I would want to stay in the U.S.. so the general consensus is 1000 grafts or bust. I'm also wondering if it is at all possible to make my hair line that much more dense. Expectations vs reality?


    When you say nobody I'm assuming you mean Dr. prassad isn't a nationally renowned FUE doctor. Going out of state seems like a lot of time and money and it might be worth it.
     
  9. JeanLucBB

    JeanLucBB Senior Member My Regimen

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    Consult with the doctors I mentioned and see what they think. Adamant that you shouldn't opt for Prassad though especially considering the laughable graft number proposed.

    Expecting a significant cosmetic improvement isn't unrealistic for you but a top-end doctor is a must.
     
  10. Aeroman

    Aeroman New Member My Regimen

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    Oh and also. I know I would have to shave the donar area but would I have to shave my entire head if only working on the hairline and maybe a cm before the hairline?
     
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    JeanLucBB Senior Member My Regimen

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    Depends on the doctor. Would recommend shaving some of the hairline potentially more than a cm too as it makes work easier for the doctor.
     
  12. Aeroman

    Aeroman New Member My Regimen

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    Ok. Thanks again JeanLuc.
     

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