Explanatory Photos

Explanatory Photos

Fig 6.

(a) A patient before hair transplanting with the areas to be transplanted outlined with a china marker. This patient was destined to become a Type VII MPB and in addition had relatively sparse temple hair. (b) Twelve months after the second of two sessions of transplanting, done at a density of 25 to 30 FU/cm2 and including the substantially larger than average adjacent thinning fringe areas “supratemporo-parietal humps” (a total of 3615 FUs). Note the transplanting has not gone as far back as usual after two sessions because so many grafts had to be used in those fringe areas. (c) A photo taken one year after a third session—this time farther back than the second transplant site (1492 FUs). (d) A back view showing the untreated crown area and the third session transplanting extending further back than the usual second session stopping point. The patient had initially combed the transplanted hair in front of the untreated crown over that area for several years. He returned for treatment of the remainder of the bald area which was carried out just after this photograph was taken.

Explanatory Photos

Fig 7.

(a) Before transplanting. (b) 9 months after transplanting with 30 FU/cm2.

Explanatory Photos

Fig 8.

(a) A 41-year-old patient before transplanting with his hair wetted with an antiseptic solution which reveals the actual extent of thinning hair before treatment. (b) A photo taken at the same time as that shown in (a) but with the hair dry. Without wet hair his thinning falsely appeared to only be limited to the frontal recessions. (c) One year after 1 session to the frontal area consisting of 2282 FUs at a density of 25 to 30 FU/cm2. (d) A close-up of his transplanted hairline zone one year after the treatment.