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1700 CIT to class 4A -27 months post-op - The Cole Hair Transplant Group


#1

Hi forum viewers,

We have recently received progress photos of a class 4A patient who came to Dr. Cole in the early part of 2006 after having a strip (FUT) performed. At that time, the patient desired to add density to the top, establish a conservative hair line and graft into strip scar via CIT. The patient has light brown hair with an average donor density (180 hairs per square centimeter). Dr. Cole’s treatment plan for this patient included the administration of maximal medical therapy and CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) hair transplant method. This patient’s hair loss was treated with approximately 1700 CIT grafts in one session. The most important reason to transfer fewer grafts is to help ensure the patient’s donor area will meet the demands of the recipient area if further hair loss occurs. This patient may or may not experience hair loss in the crown. Younger patients who don’t have significant hair loss in the crown should take a conservative approach to hair restoration. The amount of hair loss in the crown is usually less visible and will usually be less of a concern as patients age. If the patient does experience further hair loss, the donor supply will remain plentiful. If balding continues in the transplanted area, a very natural look remains.

Our clinic is overjoyed to present another successfully treated case to the hair transplant community. This patient has met his goal in hair restoration and reports being very pleased with the matured results. The patient can also wear a shorter hair style without feeling self-conscious about having another linear strip scar associated with FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant). Our clinic usually transplants fewer grafts while maximizing coverage to the recipient area of the scalp.

Pre-op DRY - Follow-up

Pre-op Wet - Follow-up

Scar grafting - Pre & Post-op

Donor Follow-up


#2

» Hi forum viewers,
»
» We have recently received progress photos of a class 4A patient who came
» to Dr. Cole in the early part of 2006 after having a strip (FUT) performed.
» At that time, the patient desired to add density to the top, establish a
» conservative hair line and graft into strip scar via CIT. The patient has
» light brown hair with an average donor density (180 hairs per square
» centimeter). Dr. Cole’s treatment plan for this patient included the
» administration of maximal medical therapy and CIT (Cole Isolation
» Technique) hair transplant method. This patient’s hair loss was treated
» with approximately 1700 CIT grafts in one session. The most important
» reason to transfer fewer grafts is to help ensure the patient’s donor area
» will meet the demands of the recipient area if further hair loss occurs.
» This patient may or may not experience hair loss in the crown. Younger
» patients who don’t have significant hair loss in the crown should take a
» conservative approach to hair restoration. The amount of hair loss in the
» crown is usually less visible and will usually be less of a concern as
» patients age. If the patient does experience further hair loss, the donor
» supply will remain plentiful. If balding continues in the transplanted
» area, a very natural look remains.
»
» Our clinic is overjoyed to present another successfully treated case to
» the hair transplant community. This patient has met his goal in hair
» restoration and reports being very pleased with the matured results. The
» patient can also wear a shorter hair style without feeling self-conscious
» about having another linear strip scar associated with FUT (Follicular Unit
» Transplant). Our clinic usually transplants fewer grafts while maximizing
» coverage to the recipient area of the scalp.
»
» Pre-op DRY - Follow-up
»


»
» Pre-op Wet - Follow-up
»
»
» Scar grafting - Pre & Post-op
»
»
» Donor Follow-up
»
»

Here’s a post-op pic showing placement on the top and frontal scalp:


#3

» » Hi forum viewers,
» »
» » We have recently received progress photos of a class 4A patient who
» came
» » to Dr. Cole in the early part of 2006 after having a strip (FUT)
» performed.
» » At that time, the patient desired to add density to the top, establish
» a
» » conservative hair line and graft into strip scar via CIT. The patient
» has
» » light brown hair with an average donor density (180 hairs per square
» » centimeter). Dr. Cole’s treatment plan for this patient included the
» » administration of maximal medical therapy and CIT (Cole Isolation
» » Technique) hair transplant method. This patient’s hair loss was
» treated
» » with approximately 1700 CIT grafts in one session. The most important
» » reason to transfer fewer grafts is to help ensure the patient’s donor
» area
» » will meet the demands of the recipient area if further hair loss occurs.
»
» » This patient may or may not experience hair loss in the crown. Younger
» » patients who don’t have significant hair loss in the crown should take
» a
» » conservative approach to hair restoration. The amount of hair loss in
» the
» » crown is usually less visible and will usually be less of a concern as
» » patients age. If the patient does experience further hair loss, the
» donor
» » supply will remain plentiful. If balding continues in the transplanted
» » area, a very natural look remains.
» »
» » Our clinic is overjoyed to present another successfully treated case to
» » the hair transplant community. This patient has met his goal in hair
» » restoration and reports being very pleased with the matured results.
» The
» » patient can also wear a shorter hair style without feeling
» self-conscious
» » about having another linear strip scar associated with FUT (Follicular
» Unit
» » Transplant). Our clinic usually transplants fewer grafts while
» maximizing
» » coverage to the recipient area of the scalp.
» »
» » Pre-op DRY - Follow-up
» »


» »
» » Pre-op Wet - Follow-up
» »
» »
» » Scar grafting - Pre & Post-op
» »
» »
» » Donor Follow-up
» »
» »
»
» Here’s a post-op pic showing placement on the top and frontal scalp:
»
»
»

Beautiful work!


#4

Are you saying that in cases where they patient is younger “less is more?”


#5

» Are you saying that in cases where they patient is younger “less is more?”

Yes shorty, it is recommended to take the less is more approach. look at our results and the way they have produced excellent yield with small grafts count for our patients. Younger patients need to reserve their donor area for future hair loss that usually cannot be predicted.
I saw a lot of patients that had big sessions and wow results from clinics that support this kind of mega-sessions and only after a few years the results became very poor…patient lost existing hairs and the donor area got limited (especially with strip).
Of course that is not the case with every patient. Some patients have exceptional high density and a define hair loss pattern and considered to be in the safe zone for big sessions.


#6

Can we see a pic of the strip scar close up? Maybe a pic with the hair combed up to expose the grafts?


#7

» Can we see a pic of the strip scar close up? Maybe a pic with the hair
» combed up to expose the grafts?

Hi Rooster,

I will see if the patient is willing to share some of his scar photos with us. However, I can provide you will the pre-op photos of the scar. Also, I can show you how evident the linear scar was before the grafting. If you look at second photo, you can see that the scar doesn’t appear nearly as vividly as in the before donor area photo.

Pre-op of scar

Pre-op - before CIT grafts into strip scar

Follow-up - After CIT grafts into strip


#8

» » Can we see a pic of the strip scar close up? Maybe a pic with the hair
» » combed up to expose the grafts?
»
» Hi Rooster,
»
» I will see if the patient is willing to share some of his scar photos with
» us. However, I can provide you will the pre-op photos of the scar. Also,
» I can show you how evident the linear scar was before the grafting. If you
» look at second photo, you can see that the scar doesn’t appear nearly as
» vividly as in the before donor area photo.
»
» Pre-op of scar
»


»
»
» Pre-op - before CIT grafts into strip scar
»
»
»
» Follow-up - After CIT grafts into strip

It’s funny how much you can see the strip scar so much more than in the follow-up photo. The hair seems to be the same lenght as well! I like it fellas!
»


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