✓ 30 years old, NW IIIv-IV, losing hair since the age of 25, with a hair loss history in his family (uncle maternal side, NW IV).
✓ Taking Minoxidil 5% since 4 months before the surgery.
✓ Medium caliber hair.
✓ Normal follicular units.
✓ Average % of hair in telogen phase.
Here is a nice example showing a frontal area and vertex restoration, done in a single session, consisting of 3545 FUE grafts.
While I am usually averse to the idea of grafting the anterior and vertex areas at the same time, while leaving a section of the midscalp untouched, in this specific case I agreed (following a fairly conservative approach). I have given my consent based on several factors : the patient's family hair loss history (just his maternal uncle reached the NW IV stage),the fact that he was under medications to maintain his native hair and that his hair loss was stable since a couple of years already.
Moreover, his donor area is very rich and can still provide an important amount of grafts (approximately 3000-3500, not taking into account the potential BHT resources) so that it will be possible to cover the new balding areas in the future, if his hair loss progresses.
Below are shown the pre and intra-operative pictures taken at the clinic and the post-operative photos sent in by the patient (1, 3, 6 and 12 months after the procedure).
✓ 3545 grafts
✓ Technique: FUE
✓ 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.
✓ Incisions: 40-45/cm2
✓ Grafts Breakdown:
☞ 407 Single FUE grafts
☞ 1363 Double FUE grafts
☞ 1283 Triple FUE grafts
☞ 492 Quadruple FUE grafts
✓ Total number of Hair: 8950
✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.52
Dr. Jean Devroye