This Norwood 6 patient began hair restoration surgery with us in the earlier part of 2007. The patient underwent a two-day session where approximately 1300 CIT grafts were transferred onto the frontal-third to conservatively restore density on the front. The hair line was created by the delicate placement of single hairs followed by two hair follicular units. The attached video depicts 10 months of matured hair growth on the recipient area. The patient recently returned in 2008 to conservatively restore density on the crown and vertex. We are extremely satisfied to know that the patient is happy with the current growth.
After over 1500 CIT cases performed, we have developed our techniques and studied many aspects of this procedure that insure consistent quality results. Each patient is different as well as a given donor area. We offer a wide variety of techniques and tools that enable our clinic to deliver consistent results.
The patient's donor density was measured at 170 hairs per square centimeter with 180 being about the average. Usually an entire donor can have about 20% of the overall density harvested before you begin to see any noticeable thinning. A large percentage of patients can have up to 4000 scalp grafts harvested before seeing obvious thinning on the donor.