A few years ago Hasson & Wong started to document patient results with video to supplement our photo gallery. Initially the videos were shot using a standard definition video camera and while the depth of field is an improvement the detail was lacking compared to clearly focused photographs.
Two years ago we started to experiment with high definition video to address this lack of detail. After much in-house work we figured out how to convert the video to a manageable size that could be streamed through the internet over broadband. Since then we have built a library of videos that far surpasses any other clinic in the industry. This library has 86 videos as of this writing, of which 61 are high definition patient results videos and 25 are informational videos. High definition, when utilized for documenting results, offers not only the improved depth of field that photos lack but it also allows for details not seen in traditional standard definition video such as detailed close-ups of transplanted hairs at the exit point in the recipient scalp. Only high definition video can show these details with any sort of respectable clarity or focus. The use of standard definition video is in our opinion not nearly as effective and in many cases is simply useless.
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We encourage all clinics to begin using high definition video to document results for the benefit of all. There simply is no better way to document your results for patient education.
What we use is the following…
Canon HDV HD Video Camera…1200.00
Adobe Premiere Elements…139.00
That is it. Our current camera is not even made any more and one can purchase an equivalent or better camera for 600.00 so for a grand total of 739.00 (give or take) any clinic can start documenting in high definition and at the very least upload to Youtube. This is a miniscule investment for any clinic. Adobe Premiere Elements is pretty easy to figure out as well. If clinic needs details on bitrates, file sizes etc. then I’m happy to share our specifications.
The following is a compilation of videos we have uploaded every Friday since March 20th, 2009. Our goal is to upload at least one video per week and so far we’ve met this goal. Results are posted as most recent upload shown first.
September 25th, 2009
This local patient asked Dr. Hasson to restore a more youthful appearance for him as he felt that he looked much older than he really was. 4580 grafts were moved 3.5 years ago for the result you see below.
September 18th, 2009
This local NW6 patient originally came to see Dr. Wong in July of 2005 and received 4953 grafts in one session. He returned in August of 2006 for a second session of 2265 grafts. We presented his case in photos and video two years ago and I have included one of his older photos from that time frame to compare. It is the second photo in the collage.
September 11, 2009
This repair patient came to Dr. Hasson 3 years ago with the hope that his previous transplant results could be camouflaged and improved. 7818 grafts were transplanted in one session for the result seen below.
September 4th, 2009
This local patient came in to see Dr. Wong about filling in the thinning areas on his scalp and to rebuild his hairline. One session of 5409 grafts was performed 16 months ago and the result is shown below.
August 28th, 2009
This patient came to see Dr. Wong in May of 2008. He had a hairline that was naturally already thick and not receding so no work was done in that area however his crown had thinned considerably and made the patient very self conscious. Dr. Wong and his team rebuilt the patient’s natural whorl pattern using the lateral slit technique so the angle and direction could be oriented with maximum control. 2562 grafts were used to achieve the result shown.
August 21st, 2009
This is a unique case that no doubt most of you have not seen the likes of before.
This local patient underwent a procedure many years ago to attach a hair system to his scalp. At one point some clinics would create “tunnels” in a patient’s scalp tissue in order for hooks from a system to latch onto. We have seen several of these cases over the years and have reversed them all successfully.
Dr. Hasson performed two procedures on this patient. The first session was performed to remove the tunnels and give the scalp time to heal. Once done Dr. Hasson and his team were able to move 4134 grafts in one session. Ten months later (and without hair coloring) the patient has a much more manageable head of hair that is not subject to routine maintenance (and infection) like his old hair system.
August 14, 2009
This local patient suffered from what is known as traction alopecia. In his case it was caused by wearing the traditional “Patka” turban common among Sikh youth and is a condition we see in our office often because of the large Sikh community in Vancouver. His hairline was effectively pulled out over a period of time due to how tight the Patka is worn. Dr. Wong and his team moved 1680 grafts in one session to rebuild a mature but strong hairline that frames his face better and to restore a more youthful appearance. The result shown is ten months after surgery.
August 7, 2009
This patient from the east coast of the United States asked Dr. Hasson to restore as much hair as possible. 8882 Grafts in two sessions allowed for the results you see below.
July 31st, 2009
This local patient came in ten months ago for as much of a transformation as surgically possible in one session. Dr. Wong and team moved 5257 grafts in one sitting for the result you see below.
This patient had two previous “1000 graft each” surgeries in the UK that left him with with these unsatisfactory results depicted in the before photos. Dr. Hasson placed the majority of the 4371 grafts in the frontal zone both to provide naturalness and hide the old work. Some grafts were placed mid scalp and into the crown for overall balance. This patient will be back for scar revision to reduce the scar from his UK procedures and to add density in the mid scalp and crown.
For this patient Dr. Hasson was able to achieve quite a transformation. A rebuild hairline and frontal zone with coverage back to the crown has given him the appear of a full head of hair. This video is nine months post-op.
July 10th, 2009
This patient had two procedures with Dr. Wong, the first of which was in early 2002. The second procedure was performed in 2003 for a total of 2932 grafts. The final result shown is six years post-op. The hairline and crown were the focus of each procedure.
July 3rd, 2009
This local to Vancouver patient wanted to have an improved appearance for his wedding. Two procedures were performed with the second being ten months ago. The hairline was rebuilt in a conservative fashion but with healthy density.
Proper temple recession was established so that the result would be consistent with that of an adult male. His cousins now call him the “Persian Elvis”.
Thank you, thank you very much.
June 25, 2009
This local patient came to see Dr. Hasson two years ago. He requested hairline reconstruction for a younger appearance and for the option for more hair styles. 3355 grafts were used to accomplish his goals.
June 19, 2009
This patient had two previous mini-graft procedures in the early nineties. Because he was not informed at the time about Rogaine or Propecia he continued to lose hair for nine years until he was a NW6+ with two donor scars and very obvious and pluggy looking grafts making up his sparse hairline. Three sessions over the course of 2.5 years were performed for a total of 7917 grafts. Results shown are five years post-op.
June 12, 2009,
This local patient came to see Dr. Hasson to fill in his crown area with a new and natural appearing whorl pattern. He was also seeking a new hairline with high density. A second session was performed to lower his hairline further one year later.
June 5, 2009
This local patient came to see Dr. Wong for overall thickening of the top of his scalp as well as hairline reconstruction. Two sessions were performed for a total of 6648 grafts.
May 29th, 2009
This local patient came to Dr. Hasson with the stated intention of looking younger. 3337 grafts of his fine hair were transplanted in one session to rebuild an age appropriate hairline and to give him coverage on the top of his scalp. The results shown are one year post-op.
May 21st, 2009
This local to Vancouver patient came to Dr. Wong seeking as much of a transformation as possible in one session. With 5020 grafts in one session Dr. Wong and his team created a new hairline, filled in the top of the scalp for greater coverage with a slight dusting to the crown.
May 15th, 2009-
Eleven months ago this local patient came into our clinic for hair restoration. He wanted the hairline to be reconstructed with good coverage for the mid-scalp. 3448 grafts were placed to achieve his goals.
May 8th, 2009
This patient came to see Dr. Wong for a new hairline. Her natural hairline had receded yet she had no other signs of typical female hairloss (diffused loss throughout). Dr. Wong dense packed 2536 grafts in one session to lower her hairline approximately 1.5cm and to fill in the temporal recession to be more appropriate for a female.
May 1st, 2009
This local to Vancouver patient came to our clinic 14 months ago for reconstruction of the front 1/2 of his scalp where the loss was obvious. Dr. Hasson used 3422 grafts in one session to rebuild the front half and blend into his existing hair for a smooth transition.
Friday April 24th, 2009
This local to Vancouver patient came in last week to show us his results and to express his thanks for a job well done by Dr. Wong and his team. One year ago the patient came in for crown restoration with 2319 grafts in one session.
Friday April 17th, 2009-
This local patient wished for a new hairline and healthy coverage. 4742 grafts were transplanted ten months ago and the patient was nice enough to come by for a follow up visit to show us his results.
Thursday April 9, 2009 (Early post before Easter)
This patient approached Dr. Wong with the goal of achieving as much coverage as possible in one session. His donor area characteristics presented an opportunity to perform a larger than average session where 5698 grafts were taken in one session. The priority areas were the hairline and the top with any grafts left over going into the crown. The results shown are only eight months post-op.
April 3rd, 2009
This patient came to see Dr. Hasson to address his obvious areas of hair loss. In one procedure Dr. Hasson and his team moved 4171 grafts to establish a completely new hairline and solid coverage over most of the top of his scalp. The crown was not addressed as Proscar has been holding it well.
The patient is available to meeting if his schedule permits.
March 27th, 2009
This patient came from central Canada and asked Dr. Wong to give him as much of a restoration as possible in one session. He was 26 years old and felt that his hair loss made him look considerably older than he was.
March 20th, 2009
Dr. Wong rebuilt a hairline that included proper recession for an adult male and gave him a much younger appearance without front-loading the scalp. The patient is 16 months post-op.