✓ 43 years old, NW III, losing his hair since his 20s, with a hair loss history in his family (maternal grandfather and uncles).
✓ Was taking Finasteride during 20 years. Treatment stopped 2 years before the procedure because of side effects.
✓ Medium/Thick caliber hair.
✓ Strong follicular units.
✓ Low % of hair in telogen phase.
This gentleman came to my office to find a solution for his receding hairline and temple corners.
He was an excellent candidate to undergo a hair transplant procedure : he had favourable hair characteristics; his donor area was in excellent conditions; his hair loss was stable since several years (despite he stopped taking Finasteride 2 years before the surgery because of side effects) and the area to be covered was relatively small. Taking into account these factors, we agreed upon performing a FUE procedure following a quite aggressive approach.
2052 FUE grafts were eventually extracted and implanted. I have used an important number of single follicular units to restore the very first row of his hairline and temple corners, in order to give a natural but at the same time dense look. Double, triple and quadruple grafts have been gradually placed behind the hairline to give fullness and coverage.
You can find below his evolution until the 12th post-operative month. It is interesting to observe the change in the grafted hair texture from M+7 (quite frizzy) to M+12 (blending nicely with the existing hair).
✓ 2052 grafts
✓ Technique : FUE
✓ Donor area : Scalp
✓ FUE scoring and extractions executed with my WAW system, now widely used in the sphere of FUE. It consists of a very precise pedal that enables to control the movement of the punch, that I also designed myself. The main advantage is to reduce substantially the number of damaged and transected hair, thus to raise the quality of the procedure. The system is now used worldwide and several dozens of surgeons or centres are already using it.
✓ Grafts Breakdown :
☞ 551 Single FUE grafts
☞ 695 Double FUE grafts
☞ 723 Triple FUE grafts
☞ 83 Quadruple FUE grafts
✓ Total number of Hair : 4442
✓** Average Hair/Graft : 2,3
Dr. Jean Devroye