Several months ago, this middle-aged patient came to us in hopes of obtaining a significant improvement in appearance of the frontal hairline. In CIT (Cole Isolation Technique), the physician can selectively chose each and every single donor FU (follicular unit), allowing for effective management of donor resources while improving the overall aesthetics of the final result. Similar to FUE (follicular unit extraction),this method of hair transplant significantly reduces recovery time, involves less associated pain than follicular unit transplant (strip) technique, and involves less noticeable scarring in the donor area. Usually follicular unit transplants involve at least three to five days more than CIT or non-strip techniques mostly because CIT doesn’t require any closure (suturing) devices in the donor area (back of head).
The treatment plan for this patient was to slightly lower the hairline by approx. 2 cm then strategic placement of 1200 CIT grafts to follow. When lowering the hairline, the desired density should be appropriate to each patient’s unique characteristics. A very large number of single-hair grafts make up for the amount of grafts that were transplanted. Hairlines should always appear soft, and the procedure should yield natural looking results. Framing the face is the main purpose for creating each patient’s unique hairline design, but remember, too much density can create problems at a later date. The temples, temporal regions, hairline, and eyebrows are all components that can easily make or break even the best hair transplant procedure. Best of growth to this patient!
Before and After:
Before and after: