Today I will discuss donor hair quality and how it influences the results in Hair Transplant procedure. It has been said that .1mm of increased diameter of the hair follicle can create up to a 30% increase in cosmetic density. This means that an individual with coarse hair will achieve greater cosmetic density from the same number of transplanted follicles as opposed to one with thin hair. Other factors that contribute to cosmetic density achieved with hair transplants are hair to skin color contrast (dark hair on light skin shows thinning more than light hair on light skin) and curly hair versus straight hair (curly hair shows more fullness than straight hair).
These are some factors that contribute to the ultimate cosmetic density that is achieved in a hair transplant procedure.
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Marc Dauer, MD