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Dr. Timothy Carman

2098 FU Grafts Female Pattern Hairloss, 9 mos Post Procedure

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This pleasant 45 YO businesswoman presented to our office with classic female pattern hair loss. Typically, these cases can be a challenge for two reasons; 1.) In FPHL the donor area commonly has the same low density as the area which is to be transplanted. For this reason, the area to be transplanted is "targeted" to where the thinning shows the most- usually along the partline. 2.)The native hair in which the transplant will occur can be quite miniaturized, therefore rendering it more susceptible to permanent "shock" loss, which can work against our overall goal of increasing local hair mass. This patient had the benefit of a very lax donor which yielded more grafts than is usually the case. As you can see, the outcome is not a dramatic one, though there is an improvement from baseline. Total FU Grafts: 2098; 414 = 1's; 1639 = 2's; 45 = 3's. Our donor strip had a native density of about 60 FU/cm2, and measured 24 cm x 1.4 cm.


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Timothy Carman, MD ABHRS

Chairman, Ethics Committee (ABHRS)
ABHRS Board of Directors

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Dr. Carman,


Female patients can indeed be more challenging. Thanks for sharing some of the challenges hair transplant surgeons face when transplanting into females with female pattern hair loss (FPHL).


I'd say this is a subtle but nice overall improvement for this female patient.


Well done!



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