Patient RSI was a Norwood Class 4A before his hair restoration. He has wavy, medium-fine, brown hair and a high donor density. The follicular unit yield was 212 1-hair FUs, 546 2-hair FUs, 799 3-hair FUs, and 373 4-hair FUs totaling 1,930 grafts with an average of 2.7 hairs/graft. Results shown are one year after one hair transplant session.
Slideshow of Hair Transplant
Steps in the Hair Transplant
Figures 1 through 6 below illustrate the various steps in preparing the patient for an FUE procedure. The patient decided to have his head shaved for the procedure, but it was important that the marking to delineate the recipient area was made before the head was shaved, as the existing hair gives the doctor important information about where to place the newly transplanted hair.
The first image below shows a diagonal scar in the donor area from an accident that the patient had as a child. The ARTAS robot was programmed to avoid this scar when harvesting. Grafts were subsequently placed into the scar (see second photo). The third photo shows the donor area 11 days post-op just before he went to the barber to have his hair trimmed.