High density implantation - 'dense packing

Before dense packing

After dense packing

Patients with minimal hair loss can request "dense packing", a thickening technique that can achieve very high density.

Most men who are not troubled by hair loss, have approximately 90-120 hair 'grafts' per square centimeter, or 200 to 260 hairs. During a consultation, we can determine your density by using an electronic microscope.

Depending on the hair loss, we can implant up to 50-60 'grafts' or 100-120 hairs per square centimeter. The density is also determined to a large extent by the:

  • The diameter of the hair shaft
  • Hair color
  • Colour of the skin
  • Curly hair style

Higher density at the hairline

We prefer to achieve a higher density in the frontal part of the scalp. This area is most visible and therefore must have good coverage.

Manual implantation

To make high density possible, we have to use the smallest instruments available. To this end, we use the 'lateral slit' technique developed in Canada and which received an award from the annual hair transplant conference in Vancouver.

The instruments are 0.70 mm blades whose length and angle are adapted for every patient.