View Full Version : Dr. Lindsey 2700 graft plug repair at 6 months showing hairline improvement

Dr. Lindsey
09-27-2011, 11:03 AM
This fellow came in mid March for a plug repair. With his hair an inch long, he looked ok from a distance, but in fact he really had limited hair up front and his hairline was weak. He had a really tight scalp from previous work and it was a struggle to get his scalp closed, taking 3 layers and even then he was TIGHT.
We cut his existing plug hair to ˝ inch so as to facilitate slit making right up to but not into the roots of his already paid for and growing plug hair. Once cut, you can really see how little hair he actually had up front.
We made lots of slits in the front, but skipped an area, at his direction, that had some coverage, just behind the left anterior-lateral hairline. I point this out as today at 6 months and 2 weeks, that area looks thin, either a result of shockloss, or it was just thin compared to the good, non-miniaturized, donor hair we put in around it.
He has way more growth to occur and we’ll see him at 1 year. I think his hairline is shaping up nicely already but all of that work we did back in the middle has yet to turn on.
And his scar, despite the tension early on, really looks great.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA