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Hair Transplant Surgeon: Jerry E. Cooley, MD

Female hair restoration patient before and after photos

Hair Transplant Sessions: 1
Grafts Implanted: 2391
Female Hair Restoration
Surgical Procedure: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT/Strip)

This female hair restoration patient in her 70's is fairly typical of older females with hairloss. There is diffuse alopecia throughout her scalp except for a band of slightly denser hair in the lower border of her back and sides. Normally she would not be considered a good candidate for a hair transplant. We harvested the maximal amount we could, which yielded 2391 grafts with 4304 hairs to the entire frontal 2/3ds of her scalp (<25 grafts per cm2). ACell MatriStem was used on the grafts. She is shown at 7 months. This is better than I normally expect and I attribute this to the use of the ACell. Her donor hair is shown with comparison to a male with excellent quality donor hair. She is thrilled and scheduled another procedure. I believe that the benefits of ACell are most apparent on those patients with below average hair characteristics and low density grafting.

UPDATE:

This case was posted a year ago, seven months after the first procedure. She is a woman in her 70's and is fairly typical of older females with hairloss. There is diffuse alopecia throughout her scalp except for a band of slightly denser hair in the lower border of her back and sides. Normally she would not be considered a good candidate for a hair transplant because of her weak donor (approx 50 FU/cm2). Her donor hair is shown with comparison to a male with excellent quality donor hair. The first procedure yielded 2391 grafts with 4304 hairs, and the second surgery yielded 1,948 FUs (3,446 hairs) for a total of 4,339 FUs (7,750 hairs) to the entire thinning scalp (<25 grafts per cm2). She is shown 8 months after the second procedure.

ACell MatriStem was used on the grafts. This is better than I normally expect and I attribute this to the use of the ACell. There is no way to prove this just as there is no proof for any of the techniques we use as hair restoration surgeons, other than accumulated clinical experience. I believe that the benefits of ACell are most apparent on those patients with below average hair characteristics and low density grafting.


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Female hair transplant surgery before and after photos
Hair transplant surgery procedure with 2391 grafts displayed from the front, showing before and after images.

Female hair transplantation surgery before and after photos by Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Hair transplant surgery procedure with 4339 grafts displayed from the front showing photos after the second hair transplant surgery.

Top view before and after female hair restoration images by Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Hair transplant surgery using 2391 grafts viewed from the top, displaying before and after photos.

Hair restoration procedure before and after results by Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Hair transplant surgery using 4339 grafts viewed from the top, displaying before and after second hair transplant surgery photos.

Left view before and after hair transplantation on female by Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Hair transplant surgery using 2391 grafts viewed from the left, displaying before and after photos.

Transplanted hair on the left side by Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Hair transplant surgery using 4339 grafts viewed from the left, displaying before and after second hair restoration procedurephotos.

Hair restoration procedure before and after pictures by Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Hair transplant procedure with 4339 grafts displayed from the right, viewing images after the second hair transplant surgery.

Hair transplant surgery donor hair supply images under the microscope by Jerry E. Cooley, MD
Image on left is this female hair transplant receipients donor supply. The photo on the right is a supply of a typical male with a good donor supply.