"What will the transplants look like when the native hair falls out?"
These are two very common questions I'm asked by diffusely thinning or patterned diffusely thinning patients during consultations. What they want to know is what the results of their transplant will look like after the supporting, native hair we work though eventually thins and falls out.
And I tell patients that because modern techniques allow us to carefully work through instead of completely going around these native hairs, the transplants will stand on their own after you lose the hair around the transplants.
And that is exactly what happened with today's patient:
This patient is a very diffuse thinner with NW VI potential. I did a 3,200 graft FUT procedure on his frontal and mid-scalp in 2015 and carefully worked through his native hair at the time. He was worried that it would look thin when these hairs fell out, and I assured him the transplants would stand on their own.