This 37-year-old gentleman had a class 4 pattern hair loss. He elected to go with a FUT procedure. He received 3,538 grafts. He received 1,586 singles, which were needed to create a natural hairline, then 1,313 double and 639 triples. These are his results 1-year post-op. The patient is extremely happy with his results and is on Finasteride to try and control further hair loss.
This young man underwent a FUT session with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley in which a total of 2278 grafts were placed.
The patient’s hair follicles were incubated in platelet rich plasma PRP throughout the duration of the procedure. This, combined with an ATP-containing storage solution has been shown to enhance survival of transplanted hairs.
As with all of Dr. Wesley’s patients, he was NOT required to cut his hair for the procedure. As a result, this patient was able to return comfortably to work and social activities within approximately 7-10 days of his procedure.
The patient returned 12 months after his procedure and images of the patient can be seen below.
I have recently completed a FUE procedure with Dr Diep and I thought I'd share some pics. I'm sure I'll have some questions in the upcoming weeks and so any advice or opinions would be appreciated. I'm 39 years old.
On Monday, June 5 I received 2300 grafts to address my receding hairline. I have always had very fine hair and so I'm not expecting the results to look like Elvis Presley or David Beckham but rather just an age appropriate hairline that I can style and with the assistance of some spray or product not be embarrassed about.
I have always liked the look of the widow's peak and so I asked Dr Diep to bring my hairline to a point in the middle.
As my hair is particularly fine, any thoughts (or words of encouragement) from other people with fine hair would be greatly appreciated. I'll be posting updates in the upcoming weeks.
I had photographic consultations with two surgeons, both well renowned, one in Turkey and one In Belgium.
I was quoted 2800 grafts in Turkey and 800 in Belgium.
I decided to go with the Belgian surgeon but asked to bump up the grafts to 1000-1200, but I wonder if this will be enough?
I intend to keep my hairline position, not lower it, but to have my temple angles closed a bit, though keeping some temple recession. A true NW2 hairline. I also want some grafts in the front where it's quite thin and uneven in spots.
I have fine hair, ok density on top, was very diffusely thinned but recovered somewhat using fin and minox for 3 years. Denisty at the back is quite thick.
This 34 year-old man had experienced gradual hair loss for 10 years. He was thinnest in a Norwood 3A pattern but had thinning hair in his midfrontal forelock and early thinning in his midscalp in a Norwood 5A pattern. He had finer than average, light brown, straight hair.
We transplanted 3580 grafts in front. By sampling, he had about 272 ones, 1660 twos, and 1648 3s. That translates to about 8% ones, 46 % twos, and 46% 3s. He had more threes and fewer ones than the average man but that is more common with men who have fine hair. That allowed us to create a soft hairline but provide reasonable density behind it.
We used the scoring-blunt donor dissection method that I presented in the ISHRS meeting in Anchorage. He had a 2-layer trichophytic closure. His scar is easy to hide but would be visible if he shaved his head.
These photos were taken after 13 months. He is pleased with his results and is prepared to have more hair transplantation further back after he loses more hair.
This 40 year-old man had a Norwood 4 pattern of hair loss with fine, black, straight hair. His donor density was average but his scalp was flexible.
We transplanted 4169 grafts in front at higher than average transplanted density to compensate for the fineness of his hair and his smaller follicular unit size. He had about 55% 2s, 20% 3s, 20% 1s, and 5% 4s with about 2.1 hairs per graft.
He had a routine 2-layer trichophytic closure without tension.
These photos were taken 12 months after his hair transplant. Although we did not transplant his crown he can now partially conceal the thinning there by styling. He has more hair available to transplant further back if he chooses but he is content for now as he is.