This is a class 5 patient who wanted to fill up his thinning areas with a hair transplant having a poor donor.
HDC performed a total of 4900 FUE grafts in two Surgeries.
The first one was in 2015 and the 2nd one on November 2017.
The limitation of this particular patient was that his donor was not good especially on the sides. HDC Hair clinic explained the limitations to the patient and discussed that the expected result should be in accordance to his donor. Also, the patient was put on Propecia and Minoxidil to avoid further hair loss. Fortunately, he did not have an aggressive history of Hair loss.
Half of the hair transplant result is how the hair grow on the recipient and the other half is how the donor is managed.
You can see the result.
Immediately After FUE1
Immediately After FUE2
I did a lot of research on this prior to HT.
My understanding is that the main reason smoking tobacco is contraindicated for HT or basically any type of surgery is because nicotine is a vasoconstrictor. This means it constricts the veins, raises blood pressure, and can cause less blood supply. It’s why smoking is associated with heart disease and high blood pressure. It’s known that nicotine is bad for wound healing which needs blood flow to be optimal.
Cannabis/THC is generally understood to be a vasodilator. This means it opens the blood vessels, increases blood supply, and lowers blood pressure. It’s why THC can be a wonderful medication for glaucoma, for instance, as it can reduce intraocular pressure. In theory, this may be good for newly placed grafts. It’s at least probably not as bad as nicotine, particularly if vaped or eaten.
My understanding is that the act of lighting any plant on fire isn’t really the thing here, it’s the blood flow effects of the active ingredients.