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Hair Transplant Surgeon:
Jerry Wong, MD
Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 3008
Baldness Class: 5
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.
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
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.
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.
Front view - Before hair transplant surgery
Front view - Final result after hair transplant surgery
Top view - Before hair transplant surgery
Top view - Final result after hair transplant surgery
Left view - Before hair transplant surgery
After hair transplant surgery
Close up of hair line