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Hair Transplant Clinic Information

  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Michael Vories, MD
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  • Hair Transplant Clinic Name
    Carolina Hair Surgery
  • Primary Clinic Address
    498 Wando Park Ste 400
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    SC
  • City
    Mount Pleasant
  • Zip Code
    29464
  • Phone Number
    843-884-1258
  • Website
    www.carolinahairsurgery.com/
  • Email Address
    mvories@carolinahairsurgery.com
  • Provides
    Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
    Eyebrow Transplantation
    Prescriptions for Propecia
    Free In-depth Consults

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  1. This patient came in this week for his 6 month follow up after receiving 2000 FUE grafts into his frontal forelock and hairline. He has a stable hair loss pattern over the last 10 years. Grafts were harvested with a 0.80 mm sharp punch, and grafts placed with Hans Lion Implanters. All grafts were harvested and placed by the physician.
  2. This patient came in for diffuse thinning of the hairline and frontal forelock, and restoration of his crown area. 4000 FUE grafts were extracted and placed, with 2000 grafts focused on the frontal area, and 2000 grafts in the crown (vertex). Photos are at the one year post-op mark. All grafts were harvested and placed by the physician.
  3. This patient came in today for his 6 month follow-up after receiving 5000 FUE grafts over a two consecutive day period. 2500 grafts were placed in his crown/vertex, and 2500 grafts were placed in this frontal forelock. I expect his vertex will continue to improve over the next 6 months. All grafts were harvested and placed by the physician.
  4. Based on his donor I would estimate another 2000 grafts or so for future procedures.
  5. This patient came in for his 6 month follow up after receiving 4000 FUE grafts over a two consecutive day session. He is not taking finasteride due to side effects. All grafts were harvested and placed by the physician. All grafts were placed using Hans Lion Implanters.
  6. I was curious and clicked on this website, and found two of our patients on their before and afters. I guess I need to have a talk with them.
  7. His crown did have a good response to finasteride, and his hair is a little longer than in the before photos.
  8. This patient came in recently for his one year follow up after receiving 2500 FUE grafts in his frontal forelock and hairline. He is scheduled for another 2000 grafts for his vertex and we should have that result in about a year.
  9. My understanding is that a licensed Physician Assistants (PA), can perform extractions if they are operating under a physician's oversight, but not a Registered Nurse (RN). I believe this goes back to the Scope of Practice guidelines for dermatology, where a PA can perform a punch biopsy under a physician's supervision.
  10. In September 2019 the California Medical Board issued a position statement that unlicensed medial assistants cannot perform FUE extractions. This most likely will be adopted by different medical boards in the US, and slowly this scourge of non-physicians performing surgery will be eradicated. Because FUE grafts are fragile compared to FUT grafts, we use hair implanters to place grafts in a "stick and place" method, which also requires the physician to perform the graft placement as well. My hope is that more physicians will go back to realizing their place is in the surgery suite.
  11. I believe this is likely to be true. Depending on the thickness of the punch wall, there can be a considerable difference between the internal and external diameter of the punch. The measurement of the punches we use is based on the external diameter, which is what will determine the actual wound size.
  12. We have been seeing patients who have had a FUE procedure performed with the ARTAS robotic system in which the punches used seem quite different in size from the ones we use, even though they are being told they are the same size. This patient had a 2000 graft ARTAS procedure about two years ago, in which he was told the occipital harvesting was performed using a 0.90 mm punch. We performed a second 2000 graft surgery one year ago using a sharp punch system, also with a 0.90 mm punch. He came in this past week for a smaller procedure and that is when the photo was taken after his hair was cli
  13. I believe the greatest advance from a surgical perspective to hair transplant surgery is not the development of FUE, but rather the increasing use of implanter pens for graft placement. This allows for no trauma to the dermal papilla (bulb of the graft), and gives consistent and reliable growth.
  14. I understand your concern, but keep in mind that temporary shock loss is going through the same hair cycling as the transplanted hair. This means that when your transplanted hair begins to grow is when the donor area shocked out hair begins to grow in.
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