Hair Density and Dense Packing
The density of the transplanted hair is an important factor which determines the quality of the hair restoration operation.
How can hairs be transplanted densely?
Normally, there are 70-100 follicular units per square centimeters (FU/cm²) in scalp. According to the results of scientific studies, hair loss becomes noticeable when hair density decreases by 50%. This may also be termed as “felt density”,which is different from mathematical density. After hair transplantation- the growing direction of the FUs just after the operation.
Hair with a normal density is made up of 70-100 follicular units per centimeter (FU/cm²). According to the results obtained in scientific studies, hair loss becomes visible when the number of hairs decreases by 50%. This may also be termed as “felt density”,which is different from mathematical density.
According to this result, in a hair restoration operation, 50 follicular units per centimeter will be enough. If the donor site allows it, “Dense Packing” is used in NewAge Clinic. That is to say, a maximum number of hair follicles are transplanted to a recipient area, which means transplanting more than 65 follicles per centimeter.
“Optic density” is not solely dependent upon the growth rate or the curls but the structure of the hair together with the surgeon’s ability to carefully plan follicular unit distribution beforehand.