Solid good data base you have built on this blog Dr. rassman. Thank you
My question is: Can you transplant hair from the upper sides of the head “left and right” about 3 inches above the ears, or is it only possible as a donor area to be from the lower back above the nick ? Reason I’m asking this question is because I have what i want to define as “Global hair loss/damage”. Meaning even in the donor area it’s clearly visible that i do not have a normal hair distribution/density “there is holes among the donor area” but, in my sides “just below the flat crown of my head” the hair is extremely healthy/dense/thick and can grow for long time with out being damaged.
Your time and answers are greatly appreciated
First I though you were describing diffuse unpatterned alopecia (DUPA), but if there are clearly areas of your scalp that are full and lush, and they are about 3 inches above the ear, I would rule out DUPA on first glance. I would have to examine you to understand what you are telling me.
As a rule, however, the donor fringe is only 2 1/2 inches high on the back of your head and about 3 inches high on the side above the ear. Donor hair implies that the hair is permanent when full balding (up to a Class 7) occurs. Note the diagram at right of a Class 7 figure and you will see the 3 inches high fringe above the ear. Donor hair taken above the 3 inch level will not be permanent hair for the advanced balding patient.