This patient underwent a follicular unit transplantation (FUT) session with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley in which a total of 2572 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 one year after his procedure and images of the patient can be seen below.
Thanks, guys. You’re definitely right about combing over the crown, Melvin. The photos I posted from my last visit purposefully exposed the crown because we wanted to get a better idea of how things were progressing. Normally, I comb it over and you really can’t see the hair loss. I’ll take some photos in the next few days with my normal style, which will give you a better idea of the coverage I can get.
Spanker, would you leave the crown alone because future loss is to be expected? I’m kind of torn right now. I want to wait a full year or more to see where I’m at and then add more grafts if I’m not happy, but I also know that it’s a moving target and I don’t want to chase loss in that area when, as I just mentioned, I can cover it for now.
Curious what your thoughts are on temple points too. I don’t want to get too greedy, but I do think a little more framing would be nice.
My plan all along was to do another surgery for the mid-scalp and crown. I haven’t set a date yet but I’m hoping late 2019 or early 2020. As part of that surgery, I’m going to ask for a touch up on the hairline and more grafts on the left side. I don’t know about HDC’s touch up policy. I haven’t asked. I’ll come back and update this thread when I know if they offer free touch up for weak growth areas. For touch up, I’d think 150 grafts would make my hairline straighter and fuller on the left side.
Thanks for the positive feedback. I agree that some asymmetry makes for a natural look but I feel like the asymmetry in my hairline is very noticeable. Then again, it could just be me because I check it every single day and keep comparing sides.