Lee's hair restoration journey - very fine/light hair - Dr Arshad (The Hair Dr Clinic, Leeds, UK)

Dear all,

My name is Adam. I work out of Dr Arshad’s clinic in Leeds/Dewsbury (West Yorkshire) UK.

Lee recorded his journey on this forum - thread:

Lee who started losing his hair in his mid 20’s.

By his early 30’s the frontal zone had pretty much gone with some generalised diffuse thinning in the vertex and crown.

Lee’s concern was that he always had very fine and light coloured hair.

This he felt posed an issue in terms of getting the coverage required.

Dr Arshad measured the hair density in the parietal and occipital zones as well as measuring the hair calibre in the various regions of the safe donor zone. Through careful donor area assessment and surgical planning Dr Arshad felt coverage could be achieved. Dr Arshad emphasised to Lee that an important aspect of any hair restoration journey is reducing the insult of DHT on the susceptible hairs through DHT blockers.

Operative details

Graft count - 2871

Ultra refined soft single FU’s - 248

Standard Single FU’s - 1709

Double FU’s - 563

Triple/+ FU’s - 351

Surgeon: Dr Arshad FRCS

Surgical assistants/Technicians: Ms K Dobson/Ms L Wright/Ms L Bainbridge/Ms A Ainsley

Excision device: 0.7mm sharp motorised punch (low RPM)

Recipient site making: customised 0.9mm cold steel blade

Maintenance therapy: Finasteride 1mg per day + topical minoxidil 5%