Here is a Class 7 who has now received a single pass of BHT and CIT (scalp) to treat the major hair loss. This patient has 271 square centimeters of hair loss and will most likely require between 21,500 grafts and 27,000 grafts to achieve a level of fullness. The patient received approximately 8,400 body hair grafts and 2,550 scalp hair grafts. Below, photos of the patient’s results depicted at 12 months after the first pass. As you can see, the majority of donor body hair was used from various regions of the body and transplanted at lowered densities (36 FUs per cm2) to achieve the most coverage based on the body hair characteristics of this particular patient.
Obviously, the patient will require additional grafts to increase density based on future goals. Time and strategic effort is required as we restore this patient’s degree of hair loss. If a patient has a Norwood Class 7 pattern (Major hair loss) with fine hair, the patient must have a true understanding of realistic goals. In this case the patient clearly did not have the scalp donor supply to obtain a full head of hair. Our conservative approach with a combination of scalp and body hair has produced an increase in overall density to the recipient area. Some individuals will see result as seeing a middle age male with a thinner look with an established hair line. Others may just see thinner hair on top of the patients scalp. We have a long way to go and we expect coverage to increase as the case matures.
Before & After
Before & After