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Vladimir Panine, MD - Chicago HTC - 4,349 Grafts @ 7 Months Post-op


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This 24 year old gentleman had a hair loss pattern similar to a class 4v on the Hamilton Norwood hair loss scale. After establishing his medical history and understanding the progression of his hair loss, I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss. His goal was to rebuild a conservative hairline that would be age appropriate now and as he ages. In addition, he wanted to add as much hair to the frontal 1/2 as possible in one procedure. The patient’s goal was well suited to his needs and therefore I planned the surgery accordingly.

 

A total of 4,349 grafts were used. The break down was as follows: 1,655 single hair grafts, 2,597 two hair grafts and 97 three hair grafts. I used a significant amount of single hair follicular units which allowed me to create a very natural hairline. This action will allow him to comb his hair without anyone detecting that he has had anything done. These are his results 7 months post op. The patient is extremely happy with his result. He does understand that he might need an addition procedure if he would like more density or does have any further hair loss down the road.

 

 

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Big transformation! Thanks for sharing!

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"

 

Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

 

All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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I like it. I read the write-up and the plan, and I think you nailed it based on what he wanted. He wants it to look real as he ages, and I think that is often missed by some patients and docs, especially younger ones like this fella. I also thought 4000+ grafts was a huge amount for the front half alone, but then I see how many 1's he had, so it was needed for density behind the hairline. He has 5+ more months of density and thickening to come, so his happiness should continue to increase! Congrats, buddy!

 

Great job on the scar too. I hope mine ends up like that in 3-4 months. He sure has his hair short in the back and that is great that he has that choice.

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