What is the role of medicines?
Medicines have four roles to play.
1control of hair loss.
2. Increase in thickness of hair.
3. Baby hair (villus) is converted to thick adult hair.
4. Some of follicles which are inactive (sleeping) but not yet dead start growing hair.
What is difference between hair and hair follicle unit?
Hair are what we see out side the skin. But follicle units are roots of hair which are in group. One follicle unit may have single hair to four hair. So roughly we can take follicle to hair ratio as 1: 2. Discuss this issue with your surgeon very clearly.
How many hair follicles I need for my bald area to cover? Do I have sufficient donor supply?
Even with the highest degree of male pattern alopecia (VII degree), there are 10 to 12 thousand follicular units left on the back of the head and behind the ears. Out of them, 6000 to 8000 follicular units can be taken for transplantation during one or several procedures. This amount of follicular units is sufficient for coverage of bald area of any size. Amount needed for achievement of certain cosmetic effect in individual patient is being determined during face-to-face consultation. The result depends on the structure of hair (diameter, colour, straightness etc.) rather than on the number of follicular units. Patients can determine approximate number of grafts they need to achieve good results according to the schem