While shaving the recipient area does provide some advantages, it is not feasible for many of the patients who come to see me. Most of my patients plan to take 7-10 days off from work with minimal detectability upon return.
This patient is in his mid-40’s and came to us with type V hair loss. We started him on finasteride and performed non-shaven FUT consisting of 4,289 follicular units. We also performed PRP/ACell to strengthen the miniaturizing follicles that were still present on his scalp.
Norwood stage 5
Occurs when the connecting bridge of hair disappears leaving a single large bald area on the front and top of the scalp. The hair on the sides of the scalp remains relatively high.