✓ 34 years old, NW V, losing hair since the age of 20, with a hair loss history in his family (father NW VII).
✓ Taking Finasteride 1mg/day since the age of 25.
✓ Medium caliber hair.
✓ Normal follicular units.
✓ High % of hair in telogen phase.
Here we present a nice example of an FUE restoration for a 34-year-old patient with a quite extended hair loss, classifiable as grade V on the Norwood scale.
The patient wished to cover the whole of the thinning areas in one single pass, however I suggested to focus on rebuilding the frontal and midscalp areas as a first step, in order to achieve an optimal density on these areas and ensure the best donor zone management in view of future procedures.
We therefore proceeded with an FUE surgery (since he didn’t like the idea of having a linear scar),over two consecutive days, during which 3878 grafts have been extracted and implanted.
The patient has recently reached the 14th post-operative month and is extremely happy about his results. He’s planning to come back at the end of the current year to complete the restoration by covering the crown area.
✓ 3878 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:
☞ 657 Single FUE grafts
☞ 1257 Double FUE grafts
☞ 1887 Triple FUE grafts
☞ 77 Quadruple FUE grafts
✓ Total number of Hair: 9140
✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.36
Dr. Jean Devroye