This particular class III patient desired to obtain natural looking coverage in the frontal hair line and frontotemporal recessions. The patient has an above average hair density of 200 hairs per square centimeter with 180 being about average. The patient also has slightly wavy, dark brown hair which provides more coverage value than if it were straighter hair. Slightly wavy hair ultimately reserves the donor resources if needed at a later date.
Based on the expectations of the patient, Dr. Cole’s treatment plan was to perform a scar revision to improve the patient’s linear scar from a previous surgery in the 90’s and transfer 1300 single and two-hair follicular units to the recipient area. Rebuilding the hair line and achieving the patient’s goals were simple tasks for our team thanks to CIT instrumentation. Generally speaking, formation of a hair line requires complete attention to detail as the basis of the procedure is to mimic a naturally appearing frontal scalp. Many individuals believe that the hair line is the first feature noticed besides the eyebrows. Many patients who desire a much thicker look are given the risk associated with transplanting at higher densities and understand that future hair loss may occur at any time in the future. Please remember that more that one session may be required to achieve an individual’s goals.
Below is a video of a class III patient who underwent a small CIT session with a scar revision. Single hair and two-hair follicular unit grafts were mostly used to create the soft yet densely populated hair line suitable for the patient who is approximately 45 - 50 years of age. The result of this case is yet another stunning example of artistry to appreciate. Please accept my apology for the pre-op photos. A special thanks goes out to this patient for sharing his quality results with the hair transplant community.