In addition to the technical and artistic facets of a hair transplant procedure there is also the economic or mathematical question.
Economic not in the financial terms, but in respect of the donor hair resources in relation to the recipient area´s need for hair, supply and demand. A simple measurement will show that in most patients there is a high demand for hair in order to achieve a natural-looking coverage and density. To gain the best long term result it must be thought about from the first session, then the optimum and maximum utilisation can be made of the donor area as it is untouched and has the greatest potential.
The first session – ideal characteristics
Prior to any surgery the donor and recipient area will have their best properties; the donor having the best density, laxity, no scarring and the recipient has also never been touched or impaired. With each session you lose some of the original properties of the area, in the donor the scalp is not as soft and elastic, so the number of grafts available will decrease after the first session.
We specialised in so-called Mega-and Giga-sessions in which we transplant large amounts of hair at high densities. We can transplant up to 7000 follicular units in a one day session, this allows the patient to achieve the maximum aesthetic result possible in the shortest time frame as well as it being financially more agreeable to the wallet. Undergoing several smaller sessions over a longer period of time will always work out to be financially more costly than one large session. The aim of our hair transplantation is the optimal utilisation of the donor area to achieve the most natural result possible, for now and the future.
The maximum yield
Calculation example 1 with a “big” first session:
Session 1: 4,500 grafts (the donor area is virgin scalp)
Session 2: 2,500 grafts (the donor area is no longer virgin)
Session 3: 1,500 FU
Total : 8,500 FUs
Calculation Example 2 with an “average” first session:
Session 1: 2,500 drives (the donor area is virgin scalp)
Session 2: 2,500 drives (the donor area is no longer virgin)
Session 3: 1,500 FU
Total : 6,500 FUs
These examples make it clear that the size of the first session plays an important role in the planning and only when the first session yields the maximum grafts possible then future sessions will allow for over the long term maximum efficiency of donor management.
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