Dear forum readers,
The patient revisited us in June 2007.
6 months after his test bht session, and 9 months after his strip FUHT session, he was happy with the progress and confident that the different hair transplant procedures (BHT, strip , FHT) were not effecting his psoriasis in a negative way.
He also did not notice any scarring in the facial donor areas.
This time, he underwent a 751 graft procedure. The grafts were extracted from facial/beard area, the chest, the scalp and the thighs. All the grafts were extracted using the FUSE techniques.
We hope to be able to follow up this case and post the future updates of his hair restoration journey.
This picture shows the comparative improvement from the first HT that the patient underwent in Sep 2006. It also shows that there has been no psoriatic invasion of the frontal scalp areas, even though they are now populated by the transplanted hair follicles.
The following picture is a close up of the donor strip scar, from his Sept 2006 procedure. We had a hard time locating it. This picture of the strip scar was taken in June 2007. If you look carefully, you can make out the scar’s location by the different angles of the hair in a line. For all practical purposes, the patient, nor his friends, can make out the location of the strip scar in everyday life even when the patient cuts his hair very short.
This picture also shows, once again, how the strip incision did not lead to a cropping up of psoriatic lesions.
The following picture shows the growth of the hair from the 1st and 2nd stage HTs ofthe patient, as well as the location of the grafts this time, in June 2007. Since, it is not yet 12 months post op, we expect further improvement in all the transplanted areas.
The following picture shows a forceps pointing out the transplanted body hair grafts from the Dec 2006 procedure.
The following is a comparative picture. You can see the difference in the calibre of the various donor hair.
For the June 2006 procedure, 1/3rd ofthe donor hair were derived from the beard areas.
The following 2 pictures show the facial donor area in June 2007.
The first picture shows the lack of scarring in the underchin area, from where 4 grafts were extracted in Dec 2006. The second picture shows the same area, and also shows the areas, on both sides of the face, from where the facial hair grafts were extracted this time, in June 2007.