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Younger men with hair loss generally view thinning hair and bald spots as completely unacceptable regardless of where it appears on the scalp. Hair loss in a younger person commonly makes them feel as if their life is being fast forwarded into what they view as old age. Men in their teens and early twenties sometimes view old age as beginning at thirty! As men move into their forties and fifties, anxiety due to hair loss sometimes lets up a bit. According to studies, men see the greatest aesthetic benefit in first addressing frontal hair loss. I personally feel, as do many others with regards to hair restoration that first framing the face with an age appropriate hairline brings the best overall improvement in appearance. Our patient provides an excellent example of the aesthetic improvement frontal hair can make. Dr. John P. Cole placed an age appropriate hairline on this gentleman that is, as always 100% natural in appearance. No one would ever know this man had hair restoration surgery. The restoration of hair on his crown and the back of his head is a work in progress. Donor limitations when one gets into the Norwood six range will nearly always require the use of alternate hair sources such as body and beard hair. Beard hair in particular must be placed carefully because it’s generally coarser than scalp hair and often has a bit of a curl. This is of course a benefit to coverage, but careful placement is an absolute must in order to avoid a mismatch where the hair appears coarse on top and finer on the sides. The human eye will pick up on this. Men without hair loss can have hair that appears to be of consistent caliber on the top, sides and back of their head, but hair that is coarser on top can draw attention, especially if the color and texture are different. This is why beard and body hair must be carefully blended with existing hair for a natural appearance. The after photo was taken on the day our patient had his most recent FUE hair transplant surgery. Stay tuned, we will post update photos when our patient returns in approximately one year and show his body hair transplant results.
The patient in this video came to us with a pre-existing scar from a strip procedure. Dr. Cole placed more than 1900 grafts to the lower hairline. All of the doctors efforts where directed at having the patient’s hair transplant results look more natural. This video was taken just over 3 months after Dr. Cole’s work was done. Because Dr. Cole was able to favorably place grafts in the area of the pre-existing scar, his overall results are much more favorable and less of the scar is noticeable.
The best way to improve the survival rate of hair restoration grafts is by using hypothermic storage that can reduces metabolism of the cells. Only the Graft Chiller device by Cole Instruments, Inc. can maintain a constant hypothermic temperature over the course of an entire hair transplant procedure.
In this presentation about graft holding solutions Dr. Cole talks about the potential advantages with the Graft Chiller Plate by Cole Instruments, Inc. With the graft chiller plate by CII, you can set any temperature you like. The optimal temperature for hair transplant grafts is not known at this time, but a physician is free to set the temperature at what ever their personal preference is.
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A bad strip hair transplant can be revised by a skilled surgeon but why not to avoid it in the first place and get a non-visible scars technique?
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This patient is a class 3v potential class v with average donor density of 180 hairs per cm2. This patient was treated with 3000 CIT grafts over two sessions. The goal of the patient was to fill-in the temple region recessions, maintain coverage on top, and add a natural density in the crown. At several months post-op, this patient has obtained excellent coverage and is satisfied with the new appearance.