This 53**-year-old** woman underwent a follicular unit transplantation (]FUT) session with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley in which a total of 1935 grafts were placed.
Aspects of our surgical approach can be viewed on our site’s Most Common Questions page. Three unique elements combined to help improve her experience: methods for optimal discretion, enhanced graft storage measures, and rigid patient safety standards.
As with all of Dr. Wesley’s patients, she was NOT required to trim her hair for the procedure. As a result, this patient was able to return comfortably to work and social activities within approximately 7-10 days of her procedure.
Her hair follicles were incubated in autologous (her own) platelet rich plasma (PRP) throughout the duration of the procedure. This, combined with an ATP-containing storage solution has been shown to enhance survival of transplanted hairs.
Finally, having her procedure performed in our office with the highest standards of COVID precautions helped ensure patient safety. Every patient of Dr. Wesley’s receives a rapid COVID test upon arrival to our office equipped with an ultraviolet air purification system. Measures such as reducing foot traffic by performing virtual consultations at no charge to patients, regular staff COVID testing and no-touch temperature checks of our team that avoids public transportation help preserve our clean and sanitary safe haven. Daily sterilization of the office coupled with the most rigid OR safety precautions further allay patient concerns in this sensitive time.
The patient returned 18 months after her procedure and images of the patient can be seen below. This link illustrates the timing of hair growth after surgery. Similar patient hair transformations with Dr. Wesley and his team may also be viewed.