A female before transplanting.
Nine months after a single session consisting of 379 FU and 36 double follicular unit grafts. The hair has been parted in a similar area to that shown in the before photo, for critical evaluation.
The same patient as shown in Fig. 19a one year after a single session to the frontal thinning area consisting of 619 FU and 193 double follicular unit grafts. This is an unusually good result because of excellent hair characteristics for transplanting.
A female patient before transplanting with the hair wet to demonstrate the degree of thinning in the frontal area and part of the mid-scalp area.
One year after a single session consisting of 262 FU and 300 double follicular unit grafts. Not all women are eligible for transplanting but a majority of them that we see in our offices are. Because of the limited donor area however, usually only the cosmetically most important areas can be treated. The hair in the thickened area is then used to camouflage areas that have not been treated. More information can be obtained on transplanting in female patients in an article published by Dr. Walter Unger and his daughter Dr. Robin Unger in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (Vol. 49, Number 5, Nov. 2003), which can be accessed by returning to the main menu of this website.
A female patient after a face-lift with a scar behind her ear.
Nine months after a single session of transplanting to correct the scar shown in Fig. 21a.
The same patient with a scar running along the temporal hairline and absence of sideburn hair after a face-lift. (A common hallmark of face-lifts.)
The same patient six months after a transplant to the scar and the sideburn area. Scarred areas can be successfully transplanted whether they are caused by cosmetic surgery, trauma, or some skin diseases.