50 year old - Hair Transplant - 6 months progress photos - MORE HAIR to come in the next 6-9 months

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Clinical Case Presentation Norwood 6 Linear strip hair transplant – 6 month results Age: 50 Clinical History: Patient is a 50 year old man who was fed up with looking bald. He stated at the time that he had been losing his hair for many years, but that he was worried about the “pluggy” or “doll’s hair” appearance of hair restoration surgery in the past. He was concerned about a “fake” appearance of his new hair. Clinical Decision Making: Patient has had hair loss since he was in his 20s. He was not interested in trimming down the donor area as required for an FUE procedure, and further mentioned he did not plan to wear his hair in military-style very short haircuts in the future, and thus opted for a linear strip hair transplant procedure. He is over 40 years old, and so we discussed the use of platelet-rich plasma with ACell® (PRP with ACell®) along with his surgery to both augment the healing of the donor wound, but also to aid in the healing in of the new follicles. We discussed his new hairline and its placement, and the fact that the new hairline needs to be “timeless” in nature; the new hairline is permanent, and must look appropriate when he is 50 years old, and when he is 100, and all the years in between. We reviewed the location of the planned hairline, as well as what would take place on his surgery day. He was given all of the pre-operative instructions and all of his questions were answered in full. Surgical Intervention: In June of 2015 patient had one single linear strip procedure, performed by Dr. Ken Anderson. He received a total of 2,294 follicles, which were transplanted to his bridge, frontal forelock, with a full reconstruction of his hairline and bilateral temporal recessions. A trichophytic wound closure was performed, as this is the method I use to close all linear strip cases at our Center. This type of wound closure makes for a very minimal scar, and in fact causes hair to grow right through the scar for maximum camouflage. In addition to the linear strip hair restoration procedure, he also had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with ACell treatment, as well as micro-needling in the recipient area using some of his platelet-poor plasma (PPP) at the time of procedure. The remainder of her 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 with ACell unless a patient specifically declines. Results: Please note that this is not the final result. These pictures were taken just 6 months following his procedure. We’re only part way into the full growth of the grafts, which will take fully 12-15 months to re-enter the anagen growth cycle and produce new hairs, at which time we’ll see the final results. The scar is only about 80% healed at 6 months, and so we’re about 80% along the way to its final appearance, but as the picture shows, hair is growing through his scar at just 6 months, and more hair is expected to grow through the scar in the next 6 to 9 months. We are also expecting more growth and enhanced density in the next 6-9 months in the treated areas on top and front of his scalp. I will see him back at 12 months when the hair has grown in, or at any time prior to then if she would like me to have a look at the progress.