Hi forum viewers,
This patient had a class 3 vertex balding pattern and medium caliber, light brown hair with just average donor density of about 180 hairs per square centimeter. The patient's goal was to thicken the vertex via CIT and regain a more youthful appearance. With CIT, we can harvest the best follicles and control how many grafts we transplant. Our patients choose CIT because it allows us to harvest donor resources more efficiently than strip and doesn't produce the linear scar associated with strip. Dr. Cole treated this patient by successfully transplanting 900 CIT grafts. The hair's growth pattern in the crown/vertex is helical and the inconsistent grain in the region is the reason that obtaining ideal coverage in the area can be difficult. At 9 months post-op, the patient now enjoys a more youthful appearance and can wear a very short hairstyle if desired.