✓ 54 years old, NW V-VI, with a hair loss history in his family (father and maternal grandfather).
✓ No medications.
✓ Medium hair.
✓ Normal follicular units.
✓ Low % of hair in telogen phase.
This 54-year-old gentleman wished to cover all the thinning areas of his scalp with a homogeneous density, in a single session. Given his excellent scalp elasticity, I proposed him to undergo a FUT surgery first, aiming at extracting the maximum number of grafts, with a potential complementary FUE in order to reach approximately 5000 follicular units.
The FUT strip, as expected, provided an important amount of grafts (4797), so that the FUE complement could be limited to just 300 grafts. He recently sent in his post-operative pictures, showing the results at 6 months. He’s ecstatic about the results obtained so far : the amelioration is actually already remarkable. Nevertheless, we expect the situation to further improve during the following months, especially regarding hair density.
✓ 5097 grafts
✓ Technique: Combo FUT (4797 FUs) + FUE (300 FUs)
✓ 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:
☞ 538 Single FUT + 46 Single FUE = 584 Single grafts
☞ 1999 Double FUT + 100 Double FUE grafts = 2099 Double grafts
☞ 1672 Triple FUT + 118 Triple FUE grafts = 1790 Triple grafts
☞ 588 Quad. FUT + 36 Quad. FUE grafts = 624 Quadruple grafts
✓ Total number of Hair: 11904 (FUT) + 744 (FUE) = 12648
✓ Average Hair/Graft: 2.48
Dr. Jean Devroye