(a) Before HT-1. (b) one year after transplant, demonstrating the substantial cosmetic effect of adding transplanted hair to existing hair (2037 FU at 30/cm2). This patient’s result will eventually look similar to that shown in Figure 11 or 12 when all or most of the original hair is lost, but offers the advantage of thicker hair until then.
(a) Male patient before transplanting – hair dry. (b) Male patient before transplanting – hair wet to clarify extensiveness of hair loss. (c) 10 months after HT1 (2367 FU at 30 FU/cm2).
(a) Before HT-1; wet with antiseptic solution just before surgery, which clarifies the extensiveness of his hair loss, and dry in (b). (c & d) 7 months after HT-1 (2282 FU at 30 FU/cm2). Full growth of transplanted hair typically takes 12 to 18 months from the time of surgery, so these are not full results.
(a,b and c) “Before” and (d,e and f) “after” at 30 FU/cm2. The patient was an actor and because he did not wait until the treated areas were very sparse or bald, nobody noticed the substantial, but gradual increase in his hair density in the treated areas.
(a) A 52-year-old female patient before hair transplanting to a frontal midline area. (b) 7 years after a hair transplant consisting of 843 FU and 113 double FU (a total of 1069 FU). The patient was being seen for possible transplanting further back from the first recipient area. (c) A photo taken at the same time as (b), with the hair combed back for critical evaluation. A little hair placed properly and with good hair survival can go a long way cosmetically—especially because hair is nearly always being added to some persisting original hair in women. The fear of relatively soon loss of transplanted hair is also misplaced if the donor area has been appropriately chosen.