34 yo man - ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant Surgery with PRP and ACell - 8 month post op pics

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Norwood 3 Age: 34 Clinical History: Patient’s initial consultation with me was back in February of 2015 at the age of 33. Patient told me at our initial consultation that his hair loss made him look older than he felt on the inside. Clinical Decision Making: Patient is 33 years old, making preventive therapy more important than if he was, say, 63, as he has many more years of life to enjoy, and years of hair loss to manage than a 63 year old. We spent a significant amount of time discussing the importance of preventive therapy in a man his age, and discussed Propecia®, Rogaine®, platelet-rich plasma with ACell® (PRP with ACell®) therapy, as well as low level laser therapy (LLLT). He elected to start the following preventive therapy: 1) Propecia® 1mg tabs. One tab per mouth once per day. 2) Laser Cap® LLLT Therapy: Wear cap 3 times a week for 30 minutes per session. He also elected to proceed with an FUE procedure with me, using the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System. We reviewed the need to trim his hair for the procedure, as well what would be accomplished on the pre-operative day, as well as how his surgery day would go. He was given pre-operative instructions and all of his questions were answered in full. Surgical Intervention: Patient had one single ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant Procedure in May of 2015. We completed his hair restoration with 1,655 grafts to the following areas: frontal forelock, frontal hairline, and bilateral temporal recessions. In addition to the ARTAS® procedure, he also had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with ACell® treatment, as well as micro-needling to a depth of 1mm in the recipient area using some of his platelet-poor plasma (PPP) at the time of procedure. The remainder of his PPP was used on the implanted grafts following the procedure. I feel the benefits of a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with ACell® treatment in conjunction with a hair restoration procedure are so positive for the wound healing that I don’t operate without using PRP unless a patient specifically declines. Results: These pictures were taken 37 weeks (about 8 months) following his ARTAS® FUE procedure in February of 2016. He will continue the preventive therapy of Propecia® and low level laser therapy (LLLT) with a Laser Cap® brand LLLT device to limit future hair loss.

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