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Hair Transplant Surgeon: Jerry Wong, MD

Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 3008
Baldness Class: 5
Surgical Procedure: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)

This is an interesting case that you do not see to many of here on the forums. This patient came from Italy in March of 2007 for Dr. Wong and team to work their magic for him.

Before he came to see us he had undergone sessions in Italy for the implantation of artificial hair fibers. These are non-organic nylon fibers that are touted as being permanent and natural.

The truth is that these fibers are only permanent as long as your body's defenses do not reject them and this is rarely the case. This patient's immune system caused an inflammatory response, as usual in cases like this, and the result was a constant irritation, ever recurring infection that required anti-biotics on a continuous basis, and eventual removal of the artificial hair. The end result was a large mass of hard scarring that to the touch feels like a helmet.

The patient then had a hair transplant once the fibers were removed with a hair transplant clinic in Italy with little in the way of growth.

Dr. Wong and team then had their turn with the patient and performed a relatively low density pass of 3008 grafts across the top of the patient's scalp. He has just returned for a second session with Dr. Wong to continue on the success from the first procedure.


Before Hair Transplant frontal view
Front view - Before hair transplant surgery

After Hair Transplant frontal view by Jerry Wong, MD
Front view - Final result after hair transplant surgery

Before hair transplant top view by Jerry Wong, MD
Top view - Before hair transplant surgery

Top view after hair restoration surgery by Jerry Wong, MD
Top view - Final result after hair transplant surgery

Before hair transplant - left view by Jerry Wong, MD
Left view - Before hair transplant surgery

Left - intermediate hair transplant growth stage by Jerry Wong, MD
After hair transplant surgery

Transplanted hair on the left side by Jerry Wong, MD
Close up of hair line