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In need of clarification about a technical aspect of HST (Hair Multiplication & Stem Cells Treatment)

posted by gc83uk, 06.05.2012, 00:52

Taken from that paper: "Extraction of the partial longitudinal follicular
units (grafts)"

Key word here is longitudinal (the "cut" is perpendicular to the surface of
the head), as opposed to transversal (the cut is paraller to the surface of
the head). Or am I getting it backwards??

I had 700 in my first procedure and 700 in my 2nd. I'm also doing a
1400 minimum which I'm booked in for.

Are you booked in yet or still toying with the idea?

Why such small sessions? Wasnt the 2,500 number available back then?

And yes Im toying with the idea. I will be in Europe in september and Im
looking forward to having a consulting with Gho clinic while I am there.
Depending of how the conversation goes and after they study my case I will
make the decision to book something or wait more.

Well the way I understand it the cut is perpendicular, but I think it matters just as much how deep the cut is made! I think what's also important is that he leaves the outer area of the dermis, hence the perpendicular/longitudinal cut. I'm trying to think of a good analogy here:

I imagine it's like a toilet roll, he just takes out a perpendicular cut like the hollow part of the toilet roll except he doesn't burrow to the very bottom, I think he only goes downwards to a shallow point, maybe the upper third, leaving the outer part dermis and the bottom 2 thirds of the middle section (hollow bit of the toilet roll). In this hollow part consists of the 3 hairs and a small section of the dermis.

Yes 2500 was available, but I wasn't allowed it. Believe me I wanted it. He seems to prefer to work on the conservative side especially in the first procedure and especially a patient like me who has been turned away from other clinics due to my scarring alopecia. It's a complicated case with complications. The last 700 I had done took much longer than the first 700 I had, simply because I was bleeding a lot more in the recipient scarred area.

The fact that I'm having 1400 done on the next procedure will mean I will have 2800 holes in my head, I think Gho worries that too high a graft count will mean more harm than good. I obviously disagree because I'm desperate to get all my hair back, but he is 'The Dr'!

gc83uk is located in [NA] and he is available to meet: NO

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