Determining Donor Density Via Photos
The density of your donor hairs is the key factor for many patients- especially females- for determining the number of grafts I can transplant, as well as predicting the degree of improvement you can expect from a transplant. The best photos you can send are those of the back of your head, with you parting your hair along a horizontal line along the line of the top of your ears and holding up that hair which is above the part line. That will allow me to better assess the quality of your donor hairs.
In addition, a live webcam consultation, such as by Skype, can be quite valuable.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS