View Full Version : Dr. Lindsey update on 1400 graft repair case AND 200 FUE touchup in black male, McLea

Dr. Lindsey
05-01-2014, 06:11 AM
This fellow had a strip surgery performed in his area several years ago. He had both a poor hairline and a wide scar. We excised his old scar and did 1400 grafts to pack his hairline. Other than getting a traffic ticket after the surgery…his recovery was uneventful, he had his sutures removed at his town, and he sent an occasional picture at 2, 3, 4 and 7 months, and a final picture at a year.

He came in last summer with 3 small areas of new thinning which we addressed via FUE. A Feller 1.1mm punch was used to harvest FUE’s which were placed in the designated areas.
His hairline work from our case 2 years ago really is a dramatic improvement, and we narrowed a 1cm scar to about 2.5mm. Not perfect, but a significant improvement that allows easy coverage with fairly short hair. I took a picture of his head with his quite short hair, showing the crease where his scar is, but really a limited scar. A close up of the scar is shown in the FUE “hole” and “perforation before extraction” pictures. The whitish material on the FUE’s in the last few pictures are his dermis (undersurface of the skin) which is light in all races, and contrasts with his dark epidermis. The fact that his hair is quite curly makes this a bit more noticeable.

Shown are initial pics for reference, time frames after his first surgery with me as mentioned above, pics from his FUE last summer, and then “selfies” at 2,3 and now 7 months out from that case. Given his family history of hairloss, I suspect we’ll see him again in the future.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA