View Full Version : Dr. Panine - Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic - 2,375 Grafts - 10 Months Post-Op

Vladimir Panine, MD
09-08-2013, 05:00 AM
This 33 year old gentleman came to me hopeful that I could rebuild his hairline and add more density to the frontal 1/3 of his scalp. He wanted to be able to comb his hair back but his thinning hair kept him from being comfortable doing so. As with every patient, I had to determine his medical history and understand the progression of his hair loss. I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss.

It is always important to understand the rate of a patientís hair loss and also the pattern that their loss has followed as it allows me to educate the patient on the options available to them during surgery. In speaking with this patient about the levels of density that were achievable during surgery, I determined that he preferred a more natural result that would create more density and rebuild his hairline but was conservative enough to keep others from detecting that he had a procedure done. As with every surgery I perform, I planned the surgery according to the priorities of the patient; what would make the patient happy. I used a total of 2,375 grafts during this procedure. The break down was as follows: 1,321 single hair grafts and 1,054 two hair grafts. Youíll note that I didnít use any three hair grafts. Although the patient wanted more density, it was evident, after educating him about all of his options, that a good result for him would be a result that was extremely comfortable. To achieve this goal I had to give him a natural result that had enough density to ease his concerns regarding his thinning in the frontal region but didnít create a new concern by focusing so much on density that I compromised the natural presentation that would make the patient comfortable. Concentrating on the patientís goal I only used one and two hair grafts. I also used significantly more single hair follicular units as this allowed me to give the patient the fuller density that he desired but also created a very natural hairline that will keep anyone from noticing that he has had a hair transplant procedure. These are his results 10 months post-op and he will continue to see more improvement over the next several months. The patient is very happy with his results.