On an average around 1 lakh hairs are present all over scalp.
In a severely bald-nearly 70% of the hair is lost.
Of the remaining 30%, only limited quantities (approx 15-20%) belong to “SAFE” donor area from where, if grafts are harvested - stay on the scalp till the fag end of our life.
If grafts are taken (harvested) from "UNSAFE" donor area at the back of the head, they will fall off (lost) in the process of Balding.
That means only around 15,000 hairs (approx 7,000 grafts - each graft has 2 hairs on an average) can be harvested.
In FUE - If one graft is taken, we have to leave 3-4 grafts all around the harvested graft - to prevent Balding apprearance on the back of the head.
So, if 7,000 grafts are there in SAFE donor area , the ultimate yield by FUE is only 3000 - 4000 grafts on an average ( In our life time).
These 4000 grafts are NOT enough to cover the entire Baldness, especially in severe grades ( gr5, gr6, gr7).
So present tendency is to find other donor sources of hair (if available - Beard , chest...).
Not all people have good Beard (below jaw) and chest hair.
Hence- there is a RENEWED Interest in FUT ( strip method) along with FUE as a COMBINATION, In these days for procuring more grafts especially if Balding tendency is severe, which can NOT be predicted correctly.
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