This past weekend's "Advances in Facial Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery Symposium" provided audience members in New York's Mount Sinai (Icahn) School of Medicine an opportunity to learn about insights regarding the future of hair restoration (both surgical and otherwise).
Dr. Wesley lectured to colleagues ranging from resident physicians to attending physicians in fields such as dermatology, ENT surgery, and plastic surgery about topics including hair follicle cell therapy, laser hair treatments, and scarless surgical hair follicle harvesting.
Building on this lecture, Dr. Wesley has been invited to author a chapter on "Future Trends in Hair Restoration" in the upcoming "Hair Transplantation" textbook edited by Drs. Marc Avram and Nicole Rogers (Cambridge University Press).
A 46-year-old male was bothered by the progressive thinning throughout his hairline and the more and more apparent receding of his hairline. He came to the office of Dr. Carlos K. Wesley (NYC) for a 2056-graft procedure that filled in the frontal half of his scalp. The patient then returned 13 months later for follow-up images as seen below...
Dr. Carlos K. Wesley (NYC) recently authored the chapter "Androgenetic alopecia" in one of the leading physician reference textbooks in the field of dermatology: Treatment of Skin Disease, 4th Edition (Elsevier). His chapter not only provides an overview of the most common form of hair loss plaguing men and women, but also cites the best and most influential peer-reviewed articles that inform others about diagnosis and treatment of androgenetic alopecia.
This textbook is unique in its format: equipping physicians with not only standard treatment strategies, but also second-and-thrid-line therapies for instances when other alternatives fail. Dr. Wesley covers the efficacy of current medical treatments as well as the various scenarios in which surgical hair restoration may be the most appropriate form of treatment.
Here is a 42-year-old man who wanted the fullness of his hairline back. The results of a 2326-graft follicular unit transplantation (FUT) session with Dr. Wesley can be seen at 11 months after his surgery. The patient is ecstatic.
This 42-year-old male was bothered by his expanding bald crown. He elected to fill his mid scalp region. A 2475 FU session of FUT with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley covered the mid scalp.
Magnified FotoFinder images show the mid scalp region before and approximately one year after his procedure. Global images (below) also display this patient's transformation.
Dr. Carlos K. Wesley was selected to provide a comprehensive overview of the field of surgical hair restoration to fellow physicians worldwide. By serving as the primary author of "Hair Transplantation" for WebMD (owners of both Medscape and eMedicine), Dr. Wesley is responsible for highlighting the most recent advances in an objective manner. This online resource for physicians and other health professionals features peer-reviewed original medical articles and presents a translation of the body of current research into clinical practice guidelines from the perspective of each subspecialty.
The WebMD/Medscape Reference is the most authoritative and accessible point of care medical reference available to physicians and other health care professionals on the Internet. WebMD/Medscape Reference has a worldwide audience, including all of the 192 UN-recognized countries as well as other states and territories. The site is part of the WebMD Professional Network, which receives an average of 1.5 million physician visits per month.
The evidence-based content, updated regularly by some 7,000 attributed physician or health care provider authors and editors, provides the latest practice guidelines in 38 clinical areas. A 2009 study showed 89.1% of physician specialists respondents accessed peer-reviewed material online, including WebMD and 12% used WebMD as their first source when conducting research online.
Dr. Wesley composed the updated review article entitled, "Hair Transplantation Overview" that is featured in the dermatology section of the physician reference site. All content in WebMD is available free of charge for professionals and consumers alike. The article may be viewed here.
This 40-year-old received 2460 grafts to address his receding hairline. His session with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley (NYC) included a number of DFUs (double-follicular units) tucked away behind his new hairline to provide more coverage and an improved facial framing.
He returned with a renewed self confidence about 9 and a half months later to display his new hairstyle!
We are showing results at 8 months for a follicular unit transplant. He had a prior procedure several years ago but we did not have access to the graft count. The photos depict before and after photos, the anterior hair line zone design and the placement of grafts.
I am presenting a 32 year old patient who was seeking to rebuild his hairline and frontal region. He was committed to continuing medical therapy as well as surgical restoration. Through a traditional harvest, we dissected 2700 grafts of one, two and three hair follicles. The results shown are at eighteen months.