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Hair Transplant Surgeon: Paul V. Shapiro, M.D.

Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 3923
Female Hair Restoration
Surgical Procedure: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)

This 35 year old female patient has the classic female pattern balding in the “Christmas Tree” pattern. The thinning starts behind the hairline and goes back in a triangular pattern, with the widest part of the thinning (the base of the Christmas Tree) behind the hairline.

I believe this patient is a good example in which we can achieve superior results using DFU’s and FU’s in combination as compared to using only FU’s. Most women with this type of hair loss have very fine hair. Even their FU’s with four hairs do not have much hair volume. Using DFU’s in these patients look completely natural and adds a great deal of density to the central core area. You can see how the area where DFU’s were used the hair looks very dense.

Because of her hair styling the photos are not an exact comparison, but give a good idea of what a hair transplant can accomplish in this type of female patient.

Since this transplant is only 6 months out she should continue to have some more hair growth.

Her hair graft count is as follows:

1 Hair FU 707 Hairs - 707
2 Hair FU 894 Hairs - 1788
3 Hair FU 116 Hairs - 348
4 Hair FU 20 Hairs - 80
4-6 Hair DFU 200 Hairs - 1,000
Total Grafts 1937 Total Hairs - 3923

In summary I do believe that being able to use DFU’s are a valuable tool when performing transplants in the Female population.

Before Hair Transplant frontal view
Before and After Hairline.

Before hair transplant top view by Paul V. Shapiro, M.D.
Before and after top view.

Before hair transplant - left view by Paul V. Shapiro, M.D.
After close up.

Before Hair Transplant - right view by Paul V. Shapiro, M.D.
Immediate Post Op