These are some pictures of a patient who had strip FUHT procedure with us in Nov 2004.
The patient had average hair follicular unit density and below average laxity. 3500+ grafts were transplanted. The patient was a NW 6. He plans to go for more hair transplants in future to address the crown area.
I work for Dr. A's Clinic. I am not a Physician. My opinions need not be shared by Dr. Arvind Poswal. www.fusehair.com
#8. "nice work with the pictures" In response to Reply # 6
Nice and believable result. the pictures from what i think are very nice and their lightning especially the top to down one.Allthough the shadow of the guy who is taking the picture is covering the patient.But still nice and brave pictures Dr.A.Lets hope the exaple will be followed.
Good skin/hair contrast i agree with the comment
there are 2 kind of transplants and cannot be compared...the ones in conjuction with fin or dut and the drug free ones
#9. "RE: 3500 FU grafts (Nov 2004) - Dr. A's patient" In response to Reply # 0
Dear forum readers, Thank you for your comments on the patient's pictures. The patient is happy with his result.
However, I asked this patient's pictures to be posted for a specific reason. Allow me to elaborate. When performing hair transplants, one must remember - 1. How many follicular units nature had given in that particular area? 2. How many follicular units we have available for that particular hair restoration?
Keeping these 2 things in mind will help a patient understand his graft requirements much better than merely - looking at pictures/videos of other patients, or, - even meeting other patients.
I do not mean to say that seeing true pictures and meeting other patients is not useful.
However, unless one understands one's graft requirements in form of a mathematical calculation, all this is useless.
The patients range over a wide spectrum. Category 1 - There are those, for example, with fair skin and black, thin calibre straight hair who stand at one end of the range.
Category 3 - These occupy the other end of the spectrum. These may be patients with dark skin and dark, coarse, curly hair. Or fair skin with light blond wavy hair.
Category 2 - These are the vast majority of patients that fall in between the 2 extremes.
First determine the category you fall in. Then determine the real amount of follicular units that you have lost.
Then go about seeing pictures and meeting former patients.
In the end, for example, if you find that the available donor supply is only 20% of what you have lost, then you can either - decide to do no hair transplants, or - sit down with your HT doctor and plan the best artistic option possible.
The patient whose pictures are shown in the thread had lost atleast 20,000 of the nature given follicular units. To replace those 20,000 follicular units with 3500 follicular units and expect the patient to stay happy would be against common sense.
Unless, the patient is made aware of this right from the start. That is something that has been my endeavor.
Graft estimates should be based NOT on what we as doctors can deliver. They should factor in what the patient has lost and to what extent he wants them restored.
Regards, Dr. A.
Dr.(Capt) Arvind Poswal Dr. A's Clinic, A-9,First Floor, C.R. Park, (Near Nehru Place), New Delhi-110019, India. www.fusehair.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph- 91-011-26274368,91-098-101-78062 Timings-10a.m.to 5p.m Scalp & Body hair transplants.
>>What do you think of the latest Intercytex reports, doctor. >>I like to read your insights. > >Dear Arun, >I am afraid I can not help you much with your query. >Time and results will tell. >Regards, >Dr. A
Thanks. Atleast, you didnt trash the HM topic like some HT doctors do.