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I Want to Maintain a Shaven Look (2518 FUE): Carlos K. Wesley, M.D

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This patient underwent a follicular unit extraction (FUE) session with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley in which a total of 2518 grafts were placed.

 

His hair follicles were incubated in autologous (his own) 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.

 

Rather than a larger FUE punch used by a robotic approach, Dr. Wesley used a smaller caliber hand-held motorized punch to performed the donor harvest.  This approach better enabled the capture of donor hair roots that are slightly curved beneath the skin surface.  Upon completion of the harvest, the patient’s donor area was treated with PRP and ACell in order to not only minimize scar tissue formation, but also encourage partial regeneration of donor hair follicles.

 

The patient returned one year later after his procedure and images of the patient can be seen below.  This link illustrates the timing of hair growth after surgery.  Similar patient hair transformations with Dr. Wesley and his team may also be viewed. 

 

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I have worked with 26 different hair restoration doctors throughout my career. I have now been a nurse with Dr. Wesley for nearly a decade.

 

Dr. Carlos Wesley is an elite member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.

 

1050 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10028

Office (844) 745-6362

www.drcarloswesley.com

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Hello can you please provide pics of what the donor looks like now?

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11 hours ago, HTHope said:

Hello can you please provide pics of what the donor looks like now?

Seriously. This would seem to be one of the most important aspects of this patient’s HT

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23 minutes ago, Tao said:

I find it interesting and curious that someone would spend the money and time for 2,500 plus grafts to still keep their head shaved. 

I can understand why someone would do it ... it’s a particular look that many prefer, and having a shaved head with a hairline is a lot different aesthetically than shaving your head when bald. I think this HT turned out great based upon what we can see here. 
 

That said, appearance of the donor area after HT would be critical with this approach, so hopefully the clinic posts a few pics. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, yesplease said:

I can understand why someone would do it ... it’s a particular look that many prefer, and having a shaved head with a hairline is a lot different aesthetically than shaving your head when bald. I think this HT turned out great based upon what we can see here. 
 

That said, appearance of the donor area after HT would be critical with this approach, so hopefully the clinic posts a few pics. 

 

 

I 100% agree with this as for some people this look suits them very well. However, as stated by @yesplease, a shaved head with stubble looks way different than a shaved head with a horseshoe/heavily recessed frontal hairline. I also agree that the status of the donor in this case is also very critical in terms of how it looks since the goal of the patient is very short hair.

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This seems like a much better option than if he went for SMP and then have to worry about how fake the SMP looks.

 

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On 4/29/2020 at 9:45 PM, yesplease said:

I can understand why someone would do it ... it’s a particular look that many prefer, and having a shaved head with a hairline is a lot different aesthetically than shaving your head when bald. I think this HT turned out great based upon what we can see here. 
 

That said, appearance of the donor area after HT would be critical with this approach, so hopefully the clinic posts a few pics. 

 

 

Totally agree, and his new look is great.

Also, cant wait to see how that donor looks

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