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  1. Hi Guys, To provide a bit more clarity: As everyone knows our clinic has been closed as part of our effort to control the spread of COVID-19. Border restrictions for US patients have been extended to June 21. We should get an update closer to that date. However, there is some uncertainty as to whether that date may also be extended so we’re obviously in a wait and see situation. For patients who want their procedure as soon as we reopen we have placed them on the wait list to contact as soon as we have clarity and can perform their procedure. Many patients without a sense of urgency have moved their procedure date into September and beyond. If things go better than expected and there is an opportunity, they also have the option to move their date up sooner into July or August if desired and possible. We had decided that it was best to book a little farther out rather than to keep moving dates every few weeks. Hairloss PA, I know you were not planning on dealing with this pandemic but even if you have your procedure by Nov 1, you should look pretty darn good by June 2020 so don’t despair yet 😊
  2. Thanks for the comments guys! Mycroft, The patient was apprehensive about the donor hair shave so Dr. Wong was able to limit the harvest to the lower part of the zone especially given the small number of grafts. No strategic reason other than for his comfort level and to to help alleviate his anxiety🙂
  3. Aftermath, seeing that head of hair under any conditions never gets old. Thx for sharing!
  4. Vancouver area patient in his mid- 30’s had some slight recession and weakness in his hairline. As is often the case in what seems to be minimal loss, the patient was bothered daily by his hairline. With above average donor hair to work with, Dr. Wong and team transplanted 900 grafts using the FUE method of extraction. 204 were single hair grafts, 634 were doubles and 62 were 3 hair grafts. These photos were taken 10 months post-op.
  5. Hi Mark Wolfer, My apologies for the delay. Generally speaking, FUT will yield a greater number of grafts in total from donor bank reserves. Therefore, in cases such as a stage 6, it may be preferred to start with a large FUT if we need to cover a large area. That is not to say we couldn’t do FUE but every case is different and there can be a few factors involved in the decision. An FUE procedure can damage nearby follicles if not executed properly. This can also hold true in an FUT procedure. For FUE, improper punch size or technique and lack of skill can result in collateral damage. The skill of the surgeon along with technique can also most certainly influence the precision of a strip excision. Damage to follicles can both reduce the donor bank and also increase the appearance of the scar. We have been as efficient as anyone in strip excision and we’ve carried that over to our FUE extraction. As I have stated before, there are many phases that need to be executed properly to achieve the best possible overall result. Harvesting of the grafts being one of them. It is important to treat both the donor and recipient areas with a great attention to detail. Which method of extraction would best suit you may depend on a few factors which I’m happy to further discuss with you if you desire.
  6. Hi Guys, We had a issue with the server hosting our photos. We hope to have it resolved sometime today. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  7. Melvin, Thx! If you have the donor, maybe your wish can come true...😉 home121, Agree☺️
  8. In case anyone is interested, this is immediately post-op from the 2,500 graft session completed on day 1. Remaining 2,000 grafts completed on day 2.
  9. This Vancouver-area patient in his mid 20’s came to us bothered by his weak hairline with receded corners. With above average donor hair and manageable areas of concern, Hasson determined he was a good candidate for a hair transplant procedure. With either method of extraction a consideration, he opted for FUE. During the course of the two-day procedure, Dr. Hasson and his team successfully harvested a total of 4010 grafts. Upon initial observation it might seem that something in the 2,000 to 2,500 graft range would suffice. However, considering all factors, Dr. Hasson was able to be a little more aggressive with hairline design. This coupled with the fact the recession in the corners extended deep into the frontal zone and even parts of the mid-scalp (more evident in the post-op pic) , the higher number was warranted. Day 1 of the harvest and implantation consisted of 2505 grafts with 300 being single hair grafts,1833 being doubles and 372 being 3-4 hair grafts. Day 2: 1505 total, 1182 doubles, 323 3-4 hair grafts. These photos were taken approximately 1 year post-op.
  10. Hasson and Wong patient advisor Thomas is returning to Oslo Norway next month to see patients on April 26. You can learn more about Thomas here: https://hassonandwong.com/hair-transplant-story/ On this visit he will be joined by Øystein, another Hasson and Wong patient whose story can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=4t75FGA7Iqk&feature=emb_title To meet them and see if you are a good candidate for a hair restoration procedure at our clinic, reserve your spot here: https://hassonandwong.com/consultations-in-your-city/ You can also call 1-800-859-2266 Toll-Free or email us at info@hassonandwong.com.
  11. Thanks for the comments guys. yesplease, Dr. Hasson estimates an additional 2,000 grafts may have been available with an initial FUT depending on scalp laxity. Doug Kline
  12. Here are a few photos 1 day post-op. When trying to determine how skilled a clinic is at extracting grafts, look for the smallest possible punch size (while still preserving graft integrity) and an even distribution of extraction sites. (Of course don’t neglect the recipient site regarding growth rates, angle direction control of transplanted hair, hairline design, densities among other factors). Or just look at the quality and consistency of the results over many years😊. Also keep in mind the harvest is important in preserving the donor hair for future considerations. If the harvest is not properly executed, collateral damage to the surrounding follicles can occur and therefore diminish the donor area reserves. An improper harvest can also prevent the purpose of being able to wear the hair short without any noticeable defects. This patient’s remaining donor reserves have been carefully preserved. Notice the uniform spacing of the extraction sites, how small they are and how quickly they start to heal.