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1600 CIT on Class 5 patient - 6 months post-op

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1600 CIT on Class 5 patient - 6 months post-op

by CITness » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:59 am

Below are photos of a Norwood 5 patient who came to our clinic in the fall of 2007. The patient has above average donor density of 93 follicular units per square centimeter with 80 being about the average. The patient's goal was to obtain conservative natural looking coverage to the front with a mature hair line. Dr. Cole successfully transferred approximately 1600 CIT grafts to the frontal third over a two day period.

This particular patient chose to have a mature hair line for personal preference and wanted the “less-is-more” look and a lower overall density. This allows him to wear his hair short giving him a thinning appearance as opposed to a bald look. This conservative approach is exactly what some men want. Not all men desire a low hair line with a fuller appearance. Some simply want to take the clock back in time a few years to frame their face while avoiding the appearance of being overly bald. It is possible to create a natural look with fewer grafts and a lower budget. In the future, the front may be thickened much further if the patient chooses. The patient may lose more hair in the future. A mature hair line gives the patient the option to lower the hair line at a later date. Not all patients want a full, thick head of hair. If the patient would have desired a thicker look, Dr. Cole would have transplanted approximately 2500 grafts to the top and front. This patient is very pleased with the 6 month results on both the donor and recipient area. The patient's growth at this point should be approximately 60 to 70 percent matured and we can expect more growth in the next few months. The next goal of this patient is to add coverage in the crown to match the low density on the frontal scalp.
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by Tingle » Fri May 16, 2008 11:40 am

This is exactly the kind of look im after. How much of a difference would the extra 1000 grafts make to the thickness of the hair? And how would it look if cut shorter, say to 6mm-9mm? Would more grafts be necessary if the hair was cut shorter? Would the hair look too thin if it was cut this short?

All i want to achieve is a little hair on top to frame the face a bit but i have always worn my hair shorter to a number 2 cut ie ;6-9mm.

With regards to budgeting for a procedure if someone was planning to have say 2500 grafts how much more should one set aside in case of unforseen problems?


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What would 1000 more CIT grafts look like?

by CITness » Tue May 20, 2008 10:26 am

The "look" would apear something similar to this patient. The hair is short and density has been evenly distributed based on the patients natural hair density. Your hair characteristics also could provide more coverage value to your scalp. Usually, shorter hair disguises hair loss much better than longer hair. You should probably go ahead and have Dr. Cole look at your case for a recommendation.
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by gamecock » Tue May 20, 2008 7:08 pm

Nice. I wish I could have something close to either patient's results.

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