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2000 CIT grafts after 28 months - Results


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5 years ago, this Norwood 4 had a strip hair transplant procedure performed at a well known clinic before choosing CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) to improve naturalness on the front and fill balding areas. The area on the top of the scalp initially had hair growing in it from the strip procedure, but later became completely bald. The loss of hair in this area was correlated with the application of topical combination of Minoxidil and Retin A. The patient noted that the area gradually became irritated and red with the development of a crust. Scarring alopecias can produce skin changes and hair loss similar to this, but one often is not able to get additional grafts to grow in the area of scared skin. These combinations of Minoxidil and Retin A can be quite irritating to the skin. There is no strong evidence that Retin A adds any additional benefit to the Minoxidil. This patient later discontinued using the combinantion of Minoxidil with Retin A and later peeled the scab off. The area was left without hair and the skin had the appearance of scar tissue. Another contributing factor for this patient’s need of CIT hair transplant method was the lower donor density due to strip surgery from the past. Beginning in 2005, the IHTI surgical staff successfully transplanted 2000 CIT grafts to treat this patients’ hair loss. The treatment plan consisted of three smaller CIT sessions to achieve ideal coverage on the receded areas. This patient noted growth within just two months after his first procedure which in not uncommon as all hairs do not grow at the same rate. The results after 28 months can be seen below as well as images of a satisfied patient.



My advice is not medical advice


#2

» 5 years ago, this Norwood 4 had a strip hair transplant procedure performed
» at a well known clinic before choosing CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) to
» improve naturalness on the front and fill balding areas. The area on the
» top of the scalp initially had hair growing in it from the strip
» procedure, but later became completely bald. The loss of hair in this
» area was correlated with the application of topical combination of
» Minoxidil and Retin A. The patient noted that the area gradually became
» irritated and red with the development of a crust. Scarring alopecias can
» produce skin changes and hair loss similar to this, but one often is not
» able to get additional grafts to grow in the area of scared skin. These
» combinations of Minoxidil and Retin A can be quite irritating to the skin.
» There is no strong evidence that Retin A adds any additional benefit to
» the Minoxidil. This patient later discontinued using the combinantion of
» Minoxidil with Retin A and later peeled the scab off. The area was left
» without hair and the skin had the appearance of scar tissue. Another
» contributing factor for this patient’s need of CIT hair transplant method
» was the lower donor density due to strip surgery from the past. Beginning
» in 2005, the IHTI surgical staff successfully transplanted 2000 CIT grafts
» to treat this patients’ hair loss. The treatment plan consisted of three
» smaller CIT sessions to achieve ideal coverage on the receded areas. This
» patient noted growth within just two months after his first procedure
» which in not uncommon as all hairs do not grow at the same rate. The
» results after 28 months can be seen below as well as images of a satisfied
» patient.
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You can tell its thin but with it kept short you cant really tell. Huge improvement from before.


#3

This transplant looks great.

» » 5 years ago, this Norwood 4 had a strip hair transplant procedure
» performed
» » at a well known clinic before choosing CIT (Cole Isolation Technique)
» to
» » improve naturalness on the front and fill balding areas. The area on
» the
» » top of the scalp initially had hair growing in it from the strip
» » procedure, but later became completely bald. The loss of hair in this
» » area was correlated with the application of topical combination of
» » Minoxidil and Retin A. The patient noted that the area gradually
» became
» » irritated and red with the development of a crust. Scarring alopecias
» can
» » produce skin changes and hair loss similar to this, but one often is
» not
» » able to get additional grafts to grow in the area of scared skin.
» These
» » combinations of Minoxidil and Retin A can be quite irritating to the
» skin.
» » There is no strong evidence that Retin A adds any additional benefit
» to
» » the Minoxidil. This patient later discontinued using the combinantion
» of
» » Minoxidil with Retin A and later peeled the scab off. The area was
» left
» » without hair and the skin had the appearance of scar tissue. Another
» » contributing factor for this patient’s need of CIT hair transplant
» method
» » was the lower donor density due to strip surgery from the past.
» Beginning
» » in 2005, the IHTI surgical staff successfully transplanted 2000 CIT
» grafts
» » to treat this patients’ hair loss. The treatment plan consisted of
» three
» » smaller CIT sessions to achieve ideal coverage on the receded areas.
» This
» » patient noted growth within just two months after his first procedure
» » which in not uncommon as all hairs do not grow at the same rate. The
» » results after 28 months can be seen below as well as images of a
» satisfied
» » patient.
» »
» »


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» You can tell its thin but with it kept short you cant really tell. Huge
» improvement from before.


#4

OMG, RetinA can do that to your scalp??? It looked like his scalped was burnt.


#5

» OMG, RetinA can do that to your scalp??? It looked like his
» scalped was burnt.

yeah. I hear that it isn’t FDA approved for helping scalp conditions or scalp hair. Luckily this guy was able to restore the bald spot! Who told him it was good with Minoxidil?

Anyway, Outstanding results…


#6

Very nice growth on the scar! Further confirmation that transplanted hair grows on scar tissue.

Thanks for sharing it CIT


#7

» Very nice growth on the scar! Further confirmation that transplanted hair
» grows on scar tissue.
»
» Thanks for sharing it CIT

Carrot,

You are welcome anytime. I wish all patients’ results could be public information. It is very liberating for viewers and patients to see positive information release into the community. I hope that we are making a difference in people’s lives.

CIT


#8

I am 99.99% convinced that his hair loss was due to Retin-A and had NOTHING to do with application of minoxidil. I had a similar (but not as drastic) experience with Remox. I applied it for nearly a month. My scalp became beet red and highly irritated. My scalp oozed a clear liquid. I lost a dramatic amount of hair some of which grew back. I am certain it was the Retin-A because I have been using minoxidil for over a decade with no problems whatsoever.

This should serve as a warning to those thinking about using Remox. At the very FIRST sign of irritation - STOP USING IT or you WILL regret it. Some people are unaffected by Retin-A and claim that it really helped.


#9

» I am 99.99% convinced that his hair loss was due to Retin-A and had NOTHING
» to do with application of minoxidil. I had a similar (but not as drastic)
» experience with Remox. I applied it for nearly a month. My scalp became
» beet red and highly irritated. My scalp oozed a clear liquid. I lost a
» dramatic amount of hair some of which grew back. I am certain it was the
» Retin-A because I have been using minoxidil for over a decade with no
» problems whatsoever.
»
» This should serve as a warning to those thinking about using Remox. At the
» very FIRST sign of irritation - STOP USING IT or you WILL regret it. Some
» people are unaffected by Retin-A and claim that it really helped.

Yeah. It needs to be more clear in the cautions that discontinuing the application is recommended if you experience redness with irritation. Otherwise, you will ruin a hair transplant.


#10

hey CIT, any chance we can get a glimpse at what his donor looks like?

also the link in your signature is broken.


#11

» » Very nice growth on the scar! Further confirmation that transplanted
» hair
» » grows on scar tissue.
» »
» » Thanks for sharing it CIT
»
» Carrot,
»
» You are welcome anytime. I wish all patients’ results could be public
» information. It is very liberating for viewers and patients to see
» positive information release into the community. I hope that we are
» making a difference in people’s lives.
»
» CIT
»
»
»

Sure,

I will try to get them posted soon.

Thanks,


#12

» » » Very nice growth on the scar! Further confirmation that transplanted
» » hair
» » » grows on scar tissue.
» » »
» » » Thanks for sharing it CIT
» »
» » Carrot,
» »
» » You are welcome anytime. I wish all patients’ results could be public
» » information. It is very liberating for viewers and patients to see
» » positive information release into the community. I hope that we are
» » making a difference in people’s lives.
» »
» » CIT
» »
» »
» »
»
»
» Sure,
»
» I will try to get them posted soon.
»
» Thanks,
»
»

It looks like a burn to me too.


#13

» hey CIT, any chance we can get a glimpse at what his donor looks like?
»
» also the link in your signature is broken.

Thanks Jimmy,

I have included this patient’s pre-op and follow-up photos along with other pre-op images of the frontal scalp. You may see that the strip surgery completed prior to his CIT treatment was noticeably apparent. Several patients come from clinics that make them prime candidates for CIT. The concern of patients prior to treatment is compromising their donor supply. This patient is happy and can return to us in the future if necessary.

Pre-op


Donor

After CIT

www.forhair.com

My advice is not medical advice


#14

» » hey CIT, any chance we can get a glimpse at what his donor looks like?
» »
» » also the link in your signature is broken.
»
» Thanks Jimmy,
»
» I have included this patient’s pre-op and follow-up photos along with
» other pre-op images of the frontal scalp. You may see that the strip
» surgery completed prior to his CIT treatment was noticeably apparent.
» Several patients come from clinics that make them prime candidates for
» CIT. The concern of patients prior to treatment is compromising their
» donor supply. This patient is happy and can return to us in the future if
» necessary.
»
» Pre-op
»


» Donor
»
» After CIT
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»
»
» www.forhair.com
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» My advice is not medical advice

CIT,

I Like those updated photos. Glad you don’t mind making the info available. Thanks


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The area on the
» top of the scalp initially had hair growing in it from the strip
» procedure, but later became completely bald. The loss of hair in this
» area was correlated with the application of topical combination of
» Minoxidil and Retin A. The patient noted that the area gradually became
» irritated and red with the development of a crust. Scarring alopecias can
» produce skin changes and hair loss similar to this, but one often is not
» able to get additional grafts to grow in the area of scared skin. These
» combinations of Minoxidil and Retin A can be quite irritating to the skin.
» There is no strong evidence that Retin A adds any additional benefit to
» the Minoxidil. This patient later discontinued using the combinantion of
» Minoxidil with Retin A and later peeled the scab off. The area was left
» without hair and the skin had the appearance of scar tissue.

That is scary. You mean using Remox can lead to scars.


#16

» The area on the
» » top of the scalp initially had hair growing in it from the strip
» » procedure, but later became completely bald. The loss of hair in this
» » area was correlated with the application of topical combination of
» » Minoxidil and Retin A. The patient noted that the area gradually
» became
» » irritated and red with the development of a crust. Scarring alopecias
» can
» » produce skin changes and hair loss similar to this, but one often is
» not
» » able to get additional grafts to grow in the area of scared skin.
» These
» » combinations of Minoxidil and Retin A can be quite irritating to the
» skin.
» » There is no strong evidence that Retin A adds any additional benefit
» to
» » the Minoxidil. This patient later discontinued using the combinantion
» of
» » Minoxidil with Retin A and later peeled the scab off. The area was
» left
» » without hair and the skin had the appearance of scar tissue.
»
» That is scary. You mean using Remox can lead to scars.

Arun,

This patient used Retin-A which caused the irritation. This patient seemed to have been chemically burned then scarred and loss the previously transplanted hair occurred as well.

www.forhair.com


#17

Dear forum viewers,

I have an update on this previously posted case. The patient has discontinued the use of retin-A and is extremely pleased to keep us updated on his case.:ok:

The update at 33months:

Progress at 28 months:
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Progress at 28 months:
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Progress at 28 months:
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This Norwood 4 patient had a strip hair transplant procedure performed at a well known clinic before choosing CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) to improve naturalness on the front and fill balding areas. The area on the top of the scalp initially had hair growing in it from the strip procedure, but later became completely bald. The loss of hair in this area was correlated with the application of topical combination of Minoxidil and Retin A. The patient noted that the area gradually became irritated and red with the development of a crust. Scarring alopecias can produce skin changes and hair loss similar to this, but one often is not able to get additional grafts to grow in the area of scared skin. These combinations of Minoxidil and Retin A can be quite irritating to the skin. There is no strong evidence that Retin A adds any additional benefit to the Minoxidil. This patient later discontinued using the combinantion of Minoxidil with Retin A and later peeled the scab off. The area was left without hair and the skin had the appearance of scar tissue. Another contributing factor for this patient’s need of CIT hair transplant method was the lower donor density due to strip surgery from the past. Beginning in 2005, the IHTI surgical staff successfully transplanted 2000 CIT grafts to treat this patients’ hair loss. The treatment plan consisted of three smaller CIT sessions to achieve ideal coverage on the receded areas. This patient noted growth within just two months after his first procedure which in not uncommon as all hairs do not grow at the same rate. The results after 28 months can be seen below as well as images of a satisfied patient.

» My advice is not medical advice


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» Dear forum viewers,
»
» I have an update on this previously posted case. The patient has
» discontinued the use of retin-A and is extremely pleased to keep us updated
» on his case.:ok:
»
» The update at 33months:
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» Progress at 28 months:
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I used retinA for scarring on my skin if memory serves. That stuff irritated the hec outta my skin. I can only image what prolonged contact with it might do to a scalp. All things considered, He is really looking good. Even better if the previous strip wasn’t so noticeable. Sucks!
» »
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» » Free consultation-
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» This Norwood 4 patient had a strip hair transplant procedure performed at
» a well known clinic before choosing CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) to
» improve naturalness on the front and fill balding areas. The area on the
» top of the scalp initially had hair growing in it from the strip procedure,
» but later became completely bald. The loss of hair in this area was
» correlated with the application of topical combination of Minoxidil and
» Retin A. The patient noted that the area gradually became irritated and red
» with the development of a crust. Scarring alopecias can produce skin
» changes and hair loss similar to this, but one often is not able to get
» additional grafts to grow in the area of scared skin. These combinations of
» Minoxidil and Retin A can be quite irritating to the skin. There is no
» strong evidence that Retin A adds any additional benefit to the Minoxidil.
» This patient later discontinued using the combinantion of Minoxidil with
» Retin A and later peeled the scab off. The area was left without hair and
» the skin had the appearance of scar tissue. Another contributing factor for
» this patient’s need of CIT hair transplant method was the lower donor
» density due to strip surgery from the past. Beginning in 2005, the IHTI
» surgical staff successfully transplanted 2000 CIT grafts to treat this
» patients’ hair loss. The treatment plan consisted of three smaller CIT
» sessions to achieve ideal coverage on the receded areas. This patient noted
» growth within just two months after his first procedure which in not
» uncommon as all hairs do not grow at the same rate. The results after 28
» months can be seen below as well as images of a satisfied patient.
»
»
»
» » My advice is not medical advice


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» » Dear forum viewers,
» »
» » I have an update on this previously posted case. The patient has
» » discontinued the use of retin-A and is extremely pleased to keep us
» updated
» » on his case.:ok:
» »
» » The update at 33months:
» »


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» » Progress at 28 months:
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» I used retinA for scarring on my skin if memory serves. That stuff
» irritated the hec outta my skin. I can only image what prolonged contact
» with it might do to a scalp. All things considered, He is really looking
» good. Even better if the previous strip wasn’t so noticeable. Sucks!
» » »
» » »
» » » Free consultation-
» » »
» »
»
» »
» » This Norwood 4 patient had a strip hair transplant procedure performed
» at
» » a well known clinic before choosing CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) to
» » improve naturalness on the front and fill balding areas. The area on
» the
» » top of the scalp initially had hair growing in it from the strip
» procedure,
» » but later became completely bald. The loss of hair in this area was
» » correlated with the application of topical combination of Minoxidil and
» » Retin A. The patient noted that the area gradually became irritated and
» red
» » with the development of a crust. Scarring alopecias can produce skin
» » changes and hair loss similar to this, but one often is not able to get
» » additional grafts to grow in the area of scared skin. These combinations
» of
» » Minoxidil and Retin A can be quite irritating to the skin. There is no
» » strong evidence that Retin A adds any additional benefit to the
» Minoxidil.
» » This patient later discontinued using the combinantion of Minoxidil
» with
» » Retin A and later peeled the scab off. The area was left without hair
» and
» » the skin had the appearance of scar tissue. Another contributing factor
» for
» » this patient’s need of CIT hair transplant method was the lower donor
» » density due to strip surgery from the past. Beginning in 2005, the IHTI
» » surgical staff successfully transplanted 2000 CIT grafts to treat this
» » patients’ hair loss. The treatment plan consisted of three smaller CIT
» » sessions to achieve ideal coverage on the receded areas. This patient
» noted
» » growth within just two months after his first procedure which in not
» » uncommon as all hairs do not grow at the same rate. The results after
» 28
» » months can be seen below as well as images of a satisfied patient.
» »
» »
» »
» » » My advice is not medical advice

I will definitely help with removing blemishes and can cause some inflammation. There is a lesson learn that goodness:yes: