Author(s): Rassman WR, Carson S
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Smaller hair transplant grafts in greater quantities are becoming an unmistakable trend. As hair grow in groups of one to four, the process is mathematically and aesthetically logical. OBJECTIVE: To produce a natural appearing distribution of hair in the balding individual in an acceptable time frame. METHODS: Grafts reflecting natural patterns are used. Four hundred one-hair grafts are densely packed into a frontal hairline 4-5 mm wide to create a transition zone between the forehead and a new hairline. Two- to four-hair grafts are densely packed behind the frontal zone in a graded fashion. Grafts containing no more than four hairs are used. RESULTS: The results produce a slightly less dense but better balance that looks like the natural veneer of a normal mature male. In women or men with thinning hair, surgically increasing density satisfies many patient objectives. CONCLUSION: Transplantation with one- to four-hair grafts in extensive quantities produces a natural "hairy" appearance without the artificial look typical of the large traditional grafts. By using this technique, many patients can be completed in just one session.
This article was published in Dermatol Surg
and referenced in Hair Therapy & Transplantation