(a) A 45-year-old patient with coarse, dirty blonde, wavy hair before follicular unit transplantation at a density of 25 to 30 FU/cm2. (b) One year after a session of 1947 FUs. His high hair caliber produced the appearance of greater than usual hair density. The hairline zone was created with whatever fine-textured grafts we could manage to harvest at the same time. A higher FU density was not necessary to create a very satisfying result because of the use of an appropriate mixture of one-, two-, and three-hair FUs containing varying caliber hairs throughout both the hairline zone and the balance of the frontal area.
(a) A 55-year-old patient before transplanting, with the areas to be transplanted outlined. Note that these areas include adjacent thinning fringe areas containing hair that is likely to be lost in the future. (b) Side view one year after the second of two transplant sessions, one to the frontal area and one to the midscalp (a total of 2808 FU at a density of 20 to 25 FU/cm2). (c) Frontal view before transplanting. (d) Frontal view photo taken at the same time as (b). Transplanting the frontal and midscalp areas results in the appearance of a full head of hair when the patient is viewed frontally and laterally. Many patients with limited time or financial resources find treatment of only these two areas satisfactory.