Many patients have inquired about the current status of development for the piloscopic surgical technique. Therefore, Dr. Wesley wanted to share a link from his recent presentation delivered at the 2015 American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Meeting that provides both an overview and an update. We hope that you find this helpful.
We are opening up two dates in the near future (June 6th & 8th) for patients interested in taking part in the piloscopy clinical trial. Please reach out to Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 844-PILOFOCUS (844-745-6362) to learn more.
Numerous patients have safely participated in the trial and we've asked a few of them to candidly let everyone know about their experience. As a benefit to taking part in the trial, patients receive at least 300+ grafts (either FUT or FUE, based on the patient's preference) and there is no charge.
Patients thus far have found the experience comfortable, safe, and worthwhile. Here is a video clip from a case last week in which the monitor shows a hair follicle being harvested via a beneath the surface approach without traumatizing the overlying scalp surface.
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The first page of this chapter can be viewed here.
http://www.amazon.com/Aesthetic-Series-Transplantation-Marc-Avram/dp/9351529320 explains hair transplant surgery in eleven concise, illustrated chapters. This book covers the various surgical techniques intended to achieve maximum hair growth for the patient. This book begins with a chapter on consultation and preoperative evaluation, including donor supply, hair calibre and control of hair loss. Further chapters cover instrumentation and anaesthesia, female hair transplantation, medication in hair transplantation, and a final chapter on future trends in hair transplant surgery. Aesthetic Series - Hair Transplantation also includes practical guidance on establishing the height and shape of the hairline, equipment needed for hairline design, holding solutions and graft creation. Enhanced by 124 full colour images and illustrations, Aesthetic Series - Hair Transplantation is an essential, up-to-date guide for dermatosurgeons and dermatologists.
Dr. Carlos K. Wesley will be making his annual visit to Los Angeles on Monday May 11th, 2015 at which time he will be conducting in-person consultations. He will be seeing patients at 515 South Flower Street (36th Floor) (across from Maguire Gardens and the Los Angeles Public Library).
For this one day in May, Dr. Wesley will be able to answer your specific questions through a careful examination of your hair characteristics as well as a review of your medical history.
As space is limited, please contact Dr. Wesley's Office Manager, Barbara, at 844-745-6362 to arrange for a 45-minute consultation. Please note, the physician, not a "consultant" or a salesperson, will be meeting with you and answering your specific questions directly. In addition to discussing the nature of the procedure, Dr. Wesley will determine whether or not you are a candidate and the surgical fee for the size of the session he anticipates you can have. To view images of Dr. Wesley's various patients, please view here.
To those requesting an update on Pilofocus, here is an article recently published in "The Verge". While both informative and somewhat provocative, the story contains a few points that require clarification:
1) The patient quoted with a large, red donor scar is not actually a surgical patient of mine, but rather a patient with whom I had a consultation as he sought treatment for his cosmetically-unacceptable surgical scar that he received after having undergone surgery with a different surgeon at a different location.
2) Amongst the many interviews I granted to the journalist, one took place immediately following a very in-depth consultation during which I counseled a severely-depressed teenager. Although his hair loss was his stated source of depression, I also worked to find him a psychiatrist that has helped him through his clinical depression. This is a rare instance and certainly does not reflect the majority of the healthy and confident patients with whom I meet. I was, therefore, disappointed in the otherwise well-written article when I felt that this unique psychiatric referral was presented as my preferred treatment for many. It falsely portrays our medical issue of hair loss as frivolous when, in reality, I feel so strongly about its importance that I have dedicated my professional career to treating it.