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John 2 - 2244 FUSEgrafts / 8 months update (Dr. A\'s Clinic)


#1

An interesting approach was followed in John2 case. John2 wants to keep a short hair style/buzzcut. He underwent 2244 FUSE grafts (2125 from scalp and 119 from beard). The grafts were used to recreate the hairline and temple points. 8 months after his transplant, the progress is satisfactory. The facial framing accomplished and the temple points in place, now John2 plans to focus on the crown/swirl areas.


Before Pictures



After graft placement

Beard donor after extraction picture

Beard donor area 8 months after picture

After Pictures



#2

» An interesting approach was followed in John2 case. John2 wants to keep a
» short hair style/buzzcut. He underwent 2244 FUSE grafts (2125 from scalp
» and 119 from beard). The grafts were used to recreate the hairline and
» temple points. 8 months after his transplant, the progress is satisfactory.
» The facial framing accomplished and the temple points in place, now John2
» plans to focus on the crown/swirl areas.
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» Before Pictures
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» After graft placement
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» Beard donor after extraction picture
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» Beard donor area 8 months after picture
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» After Pictures
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what was the density used??
Is the patient satisfied with the density??


#3

» what was the density used??
» Is the patient satisfied with the density??

Dear Hairlove,
Few points

  1. John2 was a virtual NW6 with miniaturization pattern visible in all norwood areas. In such cases it would be unadvisable to recreate a very high density hairline. (example - see the vice president of USA, Joe Biden, he has a high density transplanted hairline with virtually nothing behind - that is not something I want for my patients).

  2. Its still only 8 months. Density will improve somewhat (not drastically) in coming 4 to 6 months.

  3. The density can be best evaluated in the recreated temple points of the patient. If you look closely at the profile pictures you can see the recreated temple points.

  4. The aim of the first HT was to frame the face (hairline, temples and temple points following the vitruvian formula). Thereafter, the patient can actually buzzcut and benefit from the “less is more” approach. People losing hair often go for a buzzcut to make it appear as if they have no hairloss. The difference is in a “present or absent shadow of hairline”. In John2’s present situation, he can cut his hair even shorter and give an appearance of keeping short hair (instead of baldness). The shorter he cuts his hair, the more benefit he gets from this approach.

Of course, he plans to go for more transplants to fill in the vertex and crown areas. But that, for him is an optional add on.

Regards,
Dr. A