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Dr. Paul Shapiro, 6 months post op, 3118grafts/6655hairs

Paul Shapiro MD

Paul Shapiro MD

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This 33 year old male came in for his 6 month pos op exam. The area of balding I covered is about 100 sq.cm. I was hoping to get 3,500 to 4,000 grafts. Unfortunately his donor skin was tight and his donor density was about 75 FU/sqcm which is below average. I first took out a donor strip that was 1.6 cm wide but the closure was tight and I had to decrease the width of his donor strip to 1.4 cm wide. His donor did yield 3118 grafts and fortunately he had a good percentage of 3 and 4 hair grafts to place in and behind the central core area. At 6 months he is looking good and very happy with his results, but I expect to see more growth over the next 6 months. Hopefully he will come in for a one year follow up and I can post more photos.

His graft and hair breakdown is as follows:

1 €™s €“ 466

2 €™s €“ 1871

3 €™s - 677

4 €™s - 104

Total grafts 3118/Total hairs 6655















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Excellent coverage with the amount of grafts used giving a very natural result and the hairline looks amazing, you would never know any work has been done. ¬b`



Would you say that the caliber of hair has helped the naturalness of the hairline?

I read that two strips were excised for the procedure is this common practice at your clinic or a case-by-case method?

 
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JJ09 wrote:
Excellent coverage with the amount of grafts used giving a very natural result and the hairline looks amazing, you would never know any work has been done. ¬b`



Would you say that the caliber of hair has helped the naturalness of the hairline?

I read that two strips were excised for the procedure is this common practice at your clinic or a case-by-case method?
This patient has fine light brown-blond hair. This type of hair does help in the naturalness of the hairline. If someone has coarse dark hair we can still get a natural looking hairline but we have to look for fine one hair FU's and be very careful. As for taking the strip out in more than one section: I think most clinics do it that way. In general we can take a wider strip from the center of the donor then the sides. So if we are going for a high graft count we always take a wider strip out from the center. Also if we are taking a long strip out it is easier to take it out in more than one section. [/quote]
I hope this is helpful Dr. Paul
 
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Great work,the hairline looks soft and natural.

His hair color (US spelling) to scalp definately helps with his density.

The patient must be thrilled.

Thanks for sharing this result.