We have recently received progress photos of a class 4A patient who came to Dr. Cole in the early part of 2006 after having a Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), strip procedure, performed. At that time, the patient desired to add density to the top, establish a conservative hairline, and add grafts into the strip scar via CIT. The patient has light brown hair with an average donor density (180 hairs per square centimeter). Dr. Cole's treatment plan for this patient included the administration of maximal medical therapy and CIT (Cole Isolation Technique) hair transplant method. This patient's hair loss was treated with approximately 1700 CIT grafts in one session. The most important reason to transfer fewer grafts is to help ensure the patient's donor area will meet the demands of the recipient area if further hair loss occurs. This patient may or may not experience hair loss in the crown. Younger patients who don't have significant hair loss in the crown should take a conservative approach to hair restoration. The amount of hair loss in the crown is usually less visible and will usually be less of a concern as patients age. If the patient does experience further hair loss, the donor supply will remain plentiful. If balding continues in the transplanted area, a very natural look remains.
Our clinic is overjoyed to present another successfully treated case to the hair transplant community. This patient has met his goal in hair restoration and reports being very pleased with the matured results. The patient can also wear a shorter hair style without feeling self-conscious about having another linear strip scar associated with FUT. Our clinic usually transplants fewer grafts while maximizing coverage to the recipient area of the scalp.