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Hair Transplant Surgeon: Carlos K. Wesley, M.D.

Female hair restoration procedure before and after images

Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 917
Female Hair Restoration
Surgical Procedure: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)

This 48-yr-old African-American female initially desired improved coverage of her frontal-temporal triangles along the sides of her head. However, based on her family history of thinning over the top of her scalp, she was advised that it was also important to address her midline in anticipation of any future hair loss.

The first image illustrates her slightly below average donor density. With a session of only 917 micro grafts, however, she received ample coverage of a larger area than anticipated. Hair characteristics of African-American patients are desirable for a number of reasons. Firstly, the minimal color contrast between the hair and scalp does not allow the scalp to show through an area of light coverage. Secondly, the curl of each hair enables a greater "shingling effect" resulting in improved scalp coverage.


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Front view - Before and after hair restoration surgery
Hair restoration surgery using 917 grafts viewed from the front, showing before, before with surgical plan, and after photographs.

Hair transplantation surgery before and after images by Carlos K. Wesley, M.D.
Female hair transplant surgery using 917 grafts viewed from the top, showing before, donor density, before with surgical plan, and after photographs.