Is Your Scalp Donor Fit for a Hair Transplant?

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Donor area problems/complications that limit hair transplant | Poor donor-site

The presence and integrity of the scalp donor which is the safe zone is a prerequisite before we can plan a hair transplant.

An insufficient donor area can limit the number and quality of grafts.

In this video, I will talk about the conditions in which an FUE is contraindicated or can be done with severe restrictions and limitations.

The causes of an inadequate scalp donor can be –

1. Genetic- Grade 7 androgenetic alopecia, Reverse balding, Alopecia Totalis, Vascular malformations, Cutis verticis gyrata (CVG)

2. Hormonal- DUPA, Acne

3. Iatrogenic- blood thinners, drug reactions

4. Immunological- Alopecia Areata, Psoriasis

5. Infective- Fungal infections. Folliculitis

6. Scarring- Previous hair transplant, Injury, traction alopecia, clip-on hairpieces

7. Obesity

8. Radiation

9. Ethnicity

10. Color- SMP, Fashion tattoos