Question: I think I have a really low density in my donor site, perhaps too low. What is the lowest donor density a person, who is in their late twenties, have in order to have a successful transplant?
Answer: I would need to make sure that the person should not have Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia, which would reflect a depleted donor area in a young man (1-2% of the male population). Then, the size of the balding area, where we want to perform the transplant, and the pattern that the balding will take would have to be maintained and be balanced in a well defined master plan. You must always consider the worst possible case scenario when transplanting in younger patients who will most likely continue to lose hair. A good doctor will be able to make a judgment on the value of the donor density.