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Arjun - 5000+ FUSE grafts(scalp + beard + body) 5 mth update

Crown area before any HT

Crown area shots 5 months after 1st HT

Note - Thinning the extra dense scalp donor area, (the upper half), plays a beneficial role by reducing the contrast.The above pictures illustrate the benefits of that approach. Its one of the aspects of the “less is more” approach that Arjun’s HT has incorporated.

Regards,
Dr. A

First Day

Last day of 1st HT

A few days later

In Arjun’s 1st HT, a total of 5217 grafts,
(1402 scalp, 1801 beard, 1083 chest, 646 abdomen, 230 pubic and 55 thigh grafts),
were transplanted.

Arjun is happy with the progress till now and has proceeded with the 2nd stage - 1834 grafts in the crown swirl area.
These include 372 scalp, 726 beard, 404 chest, 325 armpit and 07 abdomen grafts.

Thus, 7051 grafts have been transplanted at a low density over the entire norwood areas. This forms the basic matrix/scaffolding to be thickened if the patient so desire at a future date.

Recipient area during the 2nd HT

Pictures taken from front view after completion of the 2nd HT (no grafts were transplanted in the scalp that recieved grafts 5 months ago)

Regards,
Dr. A

» Arjun is happy with the progress till now and has proceeded with the 2nd
» stage - 1834 grafts in the crown swirl area.
» These include 372 scalp, 726 beard, 404 chest, 325 armpit and 07 abdomen
» grafts.
»
» Thus, 7051 grafts have been transplanted at a low density over the entire
» norwood areas. This forms the basic matrix/scaffolding to be thickened if
» the patient so desire at a future date.

Dear Dr. A,

Is there any reason that all 7051 grafts could not have been placed in one procedure?

I am impressed with the design.

»
» Dear Dr. A,
»
» Is there any reason that all 7051 grafts could not have been placed in one
» procedure?

Dear Marco,
Patient’s personal preference and his time constraints were 2 factors that lead to the 7000 + grafts being placed in 2 sessions instead of 1.

Fuller, more complete hair transplants, involving a variety of approaches as well as donor hair types, is the future. Many patients, do go for larger number of grafts in a single session.

Regards,
Dr. A

That is a seemless transition from his own hair to the transplant hairs, totally undetectable, very impressive improvement for a norwood 7. Bravo

I’m usually a pessimist, but that result is very natural looking! Kudos… you get Xairhay’s 5 star rating on this one!

» excelent and a great example of “next generation” HT.
»
» A little more of photographic detail would be helpful.

It is very good although I think “next generation” HT will very likely come from products such as Acell cell regeneration matrix.

http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/board_entry-id-34017-page-0-category-2-order-last_answer-descasc-DESC.html

It’s perhaps just me. But I see very little difference. Whats the difference between being bald, and having few hairs that give just a bit of shadow?

I respect the doc due to the fact that nw7 so far were pretty much untreatable. But its just that I personally do not see any point in having few hair vs no hair. especially when its so short.

This guy has very good head shape and dark skin colour. He could have shaved it to the bone and he would not be considered being bald or balding at all.

Perhaps I’m too young yet to appretiate this semi vellous looking hair. No really. If you have some rogaine vellous hair and die it. I’d say you’d get similar result, perhaps even better coverage.

Anyway it is an improvement. Even though in my eyes, its very subtle.

» It’s perhaps just me. But I see very little difference. Whats the
» difference between being bald, and having few hairs that give just a bit of
» shadow?
»
» I respect the doc due to the fact that nw7 so far were pretty much
» untreatable. But its just that I personally do not see any point in having
» few hair vs no hair. especially when its so short.
»
» This guy has very good head shape and dark skin colour. He could have
» shaved it to the bone and he would not be considered being bald or balding
» at all.
»
» Perhaps I’m too young yet to appretiate this semi vellous looking hair. No
» really. If you have some rogaine vellous hair and die it. I’d say you’d get
» similar result, perhaps even better coverage.
»
» Anyway it is an improvement. Even though in my eyes, its very subtle.

I’d like to be around when you finally find something you like debris.
It will be a monumental occasion… perhaps even epic.

These particular results are spectacular for this particular patient

.

» It’s perhaps just me. But I see very little difference. Whats the
» difference between being bald, and having few hairs that give just a bit of
» shadow?
»
» I respect the doc due to the fact that nw7 so far were pretty much
» untreatable. But its just that I personally do not see any point in having
» few hair vs no hair. especially when its so short.
»
» This guy has very good head shape and dark skin colour. He could have
» shaved it to the bone and he would not be considered being bald or balding
» at all.
»
» Perhaps I’m too young yet to appretiate this semi vellous looking hair. No
» really. If you have some rogaine vellous hair and die it. I’d say you’d get
» similar result, perhaps even better coverage.
»
» Anyway it is an improvement. Even though in my eyes, its very subtle.

I think he looks very good considering that there was nothing on top to begin with. I don’t think there is enough hair for him to look natural if he grows his hair long so the only problem is maybe he is stuck with this short hair cut for life, which is still better than a shiny bald nw 7 in my oopinion.

Perhaps you are right. Better then shiny. and possibly easier to maintain then shaved to bone.

What I mean though is that this type of procedure helps only a guy who has good head shape to begin with. And in that case, shaving to bone is an option as well, so its like, improvement, but you have to be really rich because you could get almost the same results by just shaving. All for free.

If he did not have good headshape, I’d say it would not help at all.

In fact the major part of the improvement I see on his photos is that he cut the side hair shorter. which somehow helped to move the visual “centre of mass” of his head up. Guys who have a bit narrower bottom and nicely shaped and wider top usually look best with shaved. Its like that contour of your head on the side ideally should be a line or just a slightly curved line and the sides should start to bend at the top of your face (well above your ears and eyebrows) so the area above your eyebrows is wider or the same width then the area bellow. Diamond shaped heads look poor, and faces that have wide bottom and narrow top look very bad usually.

From some of the photos I have a feeling that the guys head shape is exactly like that. by shaving it shorter he visually increased the width of the top of his head (above the eyebrows) and it looks better.

It would be interesting to see how he’d look shaved to bone. This would add a bit more width in that area and I’d say he’d look at least the same good as with this hair. probably better, because at the back he’s still bald atm. He’d might have to shave the beard as well though so it would not look like he’s compensating.

» Dear forum readers,
» The patient nicknamed Arjun (based on a prince from Indian
» mythology, who won against overwhelming odds), is a true Norwood 7.
» His before pictures were first presented at
» http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/board_entry-id-33182.html
»
» Regards,
» Dr. A
»
» Note - Extreme care needs to be exercised in patient and treatment
» compatibility. Patient awareness, thorough planning, the correct HT
» philosophy are some of the things to keep in mind.

Dr A, excellent result. I read the whole thread so some statements are for posters further down.

There is no way I would have thought that something decent could be done for this chap and would have argued strongly against any treatment. I would have been wrong.

This guy actually has a couple things going for him. His sides are so thin that he doesn’t need or want too much hair on top. His skin color removes some of the contrast so a more appealing result can be achieved. He will have to keep the hair up top trimmed every several days or it will “overpower” the sides and other hair on top. This look is a lot easier to maintain than shaving on a daily basis as one can let this grow out for about a week at a time before trimming it back.

He’s not trying to fool anyone regarding having a full head of hair. Having the “shadow”/less is more look is more of a psychological thing.

» » Dear forum readers,
» » The patient nicknamed Arjun (based on a prince from Indian
» » mythology, who won against overwhelming odds), is a true Norwood 7.
» » His before pictures were first presented at
» » http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/board_entry-id-33182.html
» »
» » Regards,
» » Dr. A
» »
» » Note - Extreme care needs to be exercised in patient and treatment
» » compatibility. Patient awareness, thorough planning, the correct HT
» » philosophy are some of the things to keep in mind.
»
» Dr A, excellent result. I read the whole thread so some statements are
» for posters further down.
»
» There is no way I would have thought that something decent could be done
» for this chap and would have argued strongly against any treatment. I
» would have been wrong.
»
» This guy actually has a couple things going for him. His sides are so
» thin that he doesn’t need or want too much hair on top. His skin color
» removes some of the contrast so a more appealing result can be achieved.
» He will have to keep the hair up top trimmed every several days or it will
» “overpower” the sides and other hair on top. This look is a lot easier to
» maintain than shaving on a daily basis as one can let this grow out for
» about a week at a time before trimming it back.
»
» He’s not trying to fool anyone regarding having a full head of hair.
» Having the “shadow”/less is more look is more of a psychological thing.

I agree, the less is more “shadow” suits him very well and it blends in perfectly with his existing hair. It’s refreshing seeing a result like this for a NW7.

Wow, impressively natural tie in from the hairline to the temple area.

Good job Dr.

This one is near flawless, this guy must be thrilled. If I have to find one thing to criticize, it’s the hair line which I think it’s just a tiny bit too straight.

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