Mr Anup Jalota is a 65 year old celebrity singer in India. He was wearing a wig for many years. He had one procedure done 7 years back. Over all the donor was very depleted and the hair quality was poor due to senile thinning. Close to 5000 grafts were planted in the first sitting over 2 days. Around 2500 grafts were extracted from scalp and another 2500 were extracted from the beard on two consecutive days. The posterior aspect of the transplanted area had a mixture of scalp and beard grafts. Another 2000 odd grafts were planted on the crown area after one month, 500 scalp ones and 1500 beard ones. So, a total of 7000 grafts were planted. Astonishingly, most of the grafts started growing straight away with out the initial expected telogen effluvium! (Though we experience this in many patients. Some percentage of grafts they grow straight away. This is due to the DHT concept of FUE we practice, wherein the grafts are planted within few minutes of extraction. We also ensure least root handling by using dull needle implanters in the premade slits.) In this index case we @eugenixhairsciences also used trumpet punches which ensured some extra tissue around the follicles. The extra tissue gave the cushion to the nearly friable thin grafts.
A remarkable growth was seen by 3 months and a great appreciable growth was seen by 6 months.