Why I Remove Scalp
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Why I removed scalp in many of my patients. So at heart. I think of myself as an artist, but also importantly, a scientist. And I like to look at things objectively. So if I'm looking at someone's problem with hair loss, you can almost quantify what and how many hairs you will meet. You can measure, and we can do this with our ARTAS system. We can pre-measure how wide someone's scalp, how long someone's scalping with the square surface of that scalp is going to be at that same time. We can figure out how many hairs approximately we're going to need. Now, imagine if you could take that rug, that's nine by 12 centimeters. Imagine that's your skin and shrink that to half the size. You could put the same amount of hairs in the larger rug, and you still won't feel like you have enough coverage, but in that smaller rug, you're going to have a lot more hair there.
It's gonna get a lot more perception of coverage. So what I like to do in almost all my patients is remove a little bit of scalp. Now I'm not removing big chunks of scalp. I remember being small little bits of scalp have doing this with a modified punch technique. What I do here is I use a micro punch. A micro punch is not a skin biopsy punch. This won't work. This is going to create a scar. My punches are less than one millimeters in width. Some of them are 0.5 millimeters. Some of them are 0.6, seven minutes, millimeters porno, some 0.8 millimeters 0.7 millimeters, by having such a small punch, I'm going to be able to remove lots and lots of scalp. If I do this a thousand times, a thousand times 0.7 millimeters is going to create almost in my experience, it'd be almost like seven square centimeters of scalp that's been removed from someone's square surface area, which is much easier to cover that.
It's kind of a critical element. I think in hair transplant surgery is removing some of the scalp. This also allows patients to be able to get a good result with one treatment rather than multiple treatments, which is kind of the standard, I think, in hair transplant surgery. So what is the key I think to recipients I'm making, it's taking your time for us. It typically takes us at least an hour sometimes longer. And that's because our technique is super detail oriented. We have very small recipient sites for the front. We have punches that are removing certain areas of the skin out and and going from there.