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Forelock pattern in Norwood VII patient; 11,967 hairs; Dr. Beehner

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This 57 year old man who had been "shiny bald" most of his adult life and was a Norwood VII balding pattern, underwent three modestly sized sessions averaging around 1500 grafts per session using a "combination" of DFU and FU grafts. In total he had 4404 grafts, of which 3794 were FU's and 605 were DFU/TFU grafts for a total of 11,967 hairs. His first session was in May of 2011, second January of 2012, and the third December of 2012.

He chose to color his hair after he was transplanted which helped the new hair stand out better than if he had let it remain gray/white. One of the photos shows the schematic layout of his forelock pattern, which included a lateral "hump" on each side.

The "forelock pattern" is one which is used when there is not enough donor hair to fill in the top area side to side, and thus a front-central area of density is created to frame the face, and then a gradient of thinning hair is created to all sides to mimic a natural state of partial hair loss that many men go through.

This particular patient still has some useable donor hair left and is coming next month for a final session of around 1500 FU grafts.

Mike Beehner, M.D.

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