» I should say its a nice result considering (1) the extent of baldness and
» (2) its a BHT.
» Thanks for sharing. Whats the density of grafts in the hairline?
» And whats the total number of grafts?
I need to get that information from Dr. Cole’s clinic. I think the hairline was placed at around 28-35 grafts per sq. centimeter during each individual pass. As far as the total grafts placed overall… I believe it is somewhere under 5000, but I would need to verify that. The back of my head still looks bald, but not freaky bald like it was 2 years ago. As you saw in the video, I had some nasty shotgun scarring in the back. That is about 85% hidden with two passes of body hair.
This is an exciting time in my life. Having hair again makes one look and feel much younger. I am very grateful to Dr. Cole and his staff for all of their great work.
Since new people come to the forum daily, I will re-cap some of my history.
In 1979, (at 27 years old) I had the Bosley Medical Group perform several surgeries including a scalp reduction. The hair grew, but never looked natural. I was embarassed being seen in public. Many people through the years have made negative comments about my hair. As I have grown older, my hair turned grey/white. The plugginess became less obvious because my donor areas thinned and there was less scalp/dark hair contrast. I was told that the hair on the sides and back of my head was permanent and would grow for the rest of my life. This is not entirely true. My hair thinned on the sides and back of my head and the shotgun scars began to show through. This was a sickening experience. I thought to myself that a doctor somewhere must have tried transplanting body hair into scars. I did a Google search and discovered Dr. Woods success with repairing patients using body hair. I would have travelled to Australia, but found that a local Atlanta area doctor was also having success using body hair for repair work. I made an appointment for a consultation at Dr. Cole’s office. I did a mapquest search and was stunned that Dr. Cole’s office was within walking distance of my home.
Dr. Cole is a perfectionist. I consider he and his staff to be amoung my best of friends. They have gone above and beyond in helping me to look normal and feel good about being seen in public without a hat.