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Dr. Wong/5005 Grafts/One Session/Strip


#1

This local to Vancouver patient came in today for a short visit with Dr. Wong and to show us his results from his procedure two years ago. 5005 grafts were harvested in one session to address the hairline and the top of his scalp.

No flash or studio lighting was used for these photos.


#2

Did you put any grafts in his crown?


#3

» Did you put any grafts in his crown?

any chance of a front picture after, I think you loaded it but it is not opening for me, and a placement of the grafts picture. Big change, must be happy with his look, looks much better with hair.


#4

This is a nice result for 5000 grafts. Looks very natural. I’ll bet the patient is quite pleased with this result.


#5

Is that a cowlick or my imagination?


#6

These photos do a good job of showing you what you can expect

A good hair transplant will give you some hair up there, like you’d expect a man in his late 30’s or 40’s with hair to have. It will not turn you into Colin Farrell.

These pics are large and well-defined in terms of resolution and well-lit.


#7

» This local to Vancouver patient came in today for a short visit with Dr.
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Top looks better. Are there any of the front?


#8

Sorry about that. I didn’t realize the second image did not come through. Here is the before/after of the front again.

I looked to see if we had placement photos but we do not. Dr. Wong now photographs each surgery just after completion but this case was completed before he started this practice. Sorry:(


#9

» Sorry about that. I didn’t realize the second image did not come through.
» Here is the before/after of the front again.
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» I looked to see if we had placement photos but we do not. Dr. Wong now
» photographs each surgery just after completion but this case was completed
» before he started this practice. Sorry:(

Joe:

Looks awesome!

One question:

Most of the H&W before/after pictures does have their hair color different…they are usually dyed…I have seen your result as well and felt the same. I was wondering what would be the real reason behind this…does the new hair texture does not match with the original one or the color does not match?? Is that the transplanted hairs turns out to be grayed as seen in some of before/afters?? I may be wrong all together but just wanted to clarify this one which was in my mind for a long time…


#10

» » Sorry about that. I didn’t realize the second image did not come
» through.
» » Here is the before/after of the front again.
» »
» »
» » I looked to see if we had placement photos but we do not. Dr. Wong now
» » photographs each surgery just after completion but this case was
» completed
» » before he started this practice. Sorry:(
»
» Joe:
»
» Looks awesome!
»
» One question:
»
» Most of the H&W before/after pictures does have their hair color
» different…they are usually dyed…I have seen your result as well and felt
» the same. I was wondering what would be the real reason behind this…does
» the new hair texture does not match with the original one or the color does
» not match?? Is that the transplanted hairs turns out to be grayed as seen
» in some of before/afters?? I may be wrong all together but just wanted to
» clarify this one which was in my mind for a long time…

the color thing, more so from Cole’s pics than from Hasson/Wong


#11

2sar,

This is a question I get from time to time. Fact of the matter is that few of our patients are shown with highlights or color changing of any sort. There are a few, like myself, Futzyhead and a couple of others but we are far into the minority.

For this case specifically, and many more like him, the color difference can be due to a few issues. First, it’s not really a color difference as much as it is a “shade” difference. Both before and after of this patient shows that they hair is brown. In the before, it is a darker brown, while the after is more of a medium brown.

What I know for a fact is that the befores were taken at 6:15 a.m. because that is when Dr. Wong starts his day. The sun is not up at this time of the day. The afters were taken at about 3 p.m. where there is much more ambient light throughout the clinic. This is the number one reason why you will see slight shade differences between before and after. We’ve also gone through a couple of different cameras over the years and each camera will have a slightly different tonal interpretation.

That’s the thing about our pics. We don’t modify them in any way except to resize them. We do not color match from before/after. We do not use a flash which makes hairline density appear to be twice what it is in reality. We do not use makeup or filler. We want you to see all the details that can be seen without actually being in front of the patient yourself. That’s why we are still the only clinic to use a HD camera for our videos and we give you the option of viewing our HD video FULL SCREEN.

Anyway, hope this explains some things for you. Glad you like the result.


#12

» 2sar,
»
» This is a question I get from time to time. Fact of the matter is that few
» of our patients are shown with highlights or color changing of any sort.
» There are a few, like myself, Futzyhead and a couple of others but we are
» far into the minority.
»
» For this case specifically, and many more like him, the color difference
» can be due to a few issues. First, it’s not really a color difference as
» much as it is a “shade” difference. Both before and after of this patient
» shows that they hair is brown. In the before, it is a darker brown, while
» the after is more of a medium brown.
»
» What I know for a fact is that the befores were taken at 6:15 a.m. because
» that is when Dr. Wong starts his day. The sun is not up at this time of the
» day. The afters were taken at about 3 p.m. where there is much more ambient
» light throughout the clinic. This is the number one reason why you will
» see slight shade differences between before and after. We’ve also gone
» through a couple of different cameras over the years and each camera will
» have a slightly different tonal interpretation.
»
» That’s the thing about our pics. We don’t modify them in any way except to
» resize them. We do not color match from before/after. We do not use a flash
» which makes hairline density appear to be twice what it is in reality. We
» do not use makeup or filler. We want you to see all the details that can be
» seen without actually being in front of the patient yourself. That’s why we
» are still the only clinic to use a HD camera for our videos and we give you
» the option of viewing our HD video FULL SCREEN.
»
» Anyway, hope this explains some things for you. Glad you like the result.

Joe,

Thanks for your clarifications.

Just wanted to be very clear on this one (as this would help me to take a decision about my HT):

Does the hair color and the texture of the transplanted hairs match with the native hairs? If NOT how much they differ?

PS: I always liked results from H&W. No doubt about that :slight_smile:


#13

2sar,

Sometimes when the hair has started to grow in the hair can be a bit off in regards to both color and texture but I feel it is rare that it is a difference noticeable to others. In fact I can only think of one case where this was obvious from a short distance. It was immature hair though and it all “settled” by the time a year or shortly past a year came and went. I do not know of a single case where this was permanent. Some patients will notice a slight difference in texture when the hair is first growing in. It has been said that the new hair can act as if they have a mind of their own for a few months until they mature. This is the case regardless of the clinic because new hair is new hair and it has to mature once it starts to grow in. All clinics have cases of this as well as cases of the hair coming in with no discernible differences from the remaining hair in the donor area.

Those permanent cases that are out there however are usually from a number of factors that contribute to the issue. One factor can be the “stuffing” of grafts into recipient sites that are not large enough to hold the graft properly. This was more common back in the old days but can still be seen today with the wrong clinic. This was the case with my old grafting of mini-grafts by Dr. Norris before I came to see Dr. Wong. The hairs that made up my then hairline were always a bit kinky compared to the rest of my hair and they appeared to be slightly darker. This effect never went away. My HT hair since Dr. Wong had a crack at me is just like my donor hair. Same color, same texture etc. so it is evidence to argue for proper technique having influence on how the hair grows out.


#14

» 2sar,
»
» Sometimes when the hair has started to grow in the hair can be a bit off
» in regards to both color and texture but I feel it is rare that it is a
» difference noticeable to others. In fact I can only think of one case where
» this was obvious from a short distance. It was immature hair though and it
» all “settled” by the time a year or shortly past a year came and went. I do
» not know of a single case where this was permanent. Some patients will
» notice a slight difference in texture when the hair is first growing in. It
» has been said that the new hair can act as if they have a mind of their own
» for a few months until they mature. This is the case regardless of the
» clinic because new hair is new hair and it has to mature once it starts to
» grow in. All clinics have cases of this as well as cases of the hair coming
» in with no discernible differences from the remaining hair in the donor
» area.
»
» Those permanent cases that are out there however are usually from a number
» of factors that contribute to the issue. One factor can be the “stuffing”
» of grafts into recipient sites that are not large enough to hold the graft
» properly. This was more common back in the old days but can still be seen
» today with the wrong clinic. This was the case with my old grafting of
» mini-grafts by Dr. Norris before I came to see Dr. Wong. The hairs that
» made up my then hairline were always a bit kinky compared to the rest of my
» hair and they appeared to be slightly darker. This effect never went away.
» My HT hair since Dr. Wong had a crack at me is just like my donor hair.
» Same color, same texture etc. so it is evidence to argue for proper
» technique having influence on how the hair grows out.

Joe: Thanks for your clarifications once again…


#15

The effect on the guy’s appearance sure is monstrous from before to after, I’ll say that. (And if I was him, I’d have gotten an ear-pinning surgery if I was stuck with the “before” situation. The hair really helped draw attention away from his ears after the HT.)

The result looks realistic (not just ideal, but REALISTIC) for 5000 grafts.