This 27 year old gentleman had a hair loss pattern similar to a class 3 on the Hamilton Norwood hair loss scale. After establishing his medical history and understanding the progression of his hair loss, I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss. The patient’s goal was to be able rebuild his hairline and bring his temples down slightly. His goal was well suited to his needs and therefore I planned the surgery accordingly. I paid careful attention to the hairline so I could reconstruct a hairline that would be suitable for his current age but also look good as he advances in age.
A total of 2,539 grafts were used. The break down was as follows: 918 single hair grafts and 1,621 two hair grafts. I used a significant amount of single hair follicular units which allowed me to create a very natural hairline. This action will allow him to comb his hair without anyone detecting that he has had anything done.
These are his results 7 months post-op. There will continue to be more improvement over the next few months. The patient is extremely happy with his result and is taking Finasteride 1mg to control further hair loss. He does understand that he might need an addition procedure if he would like to add more density or has any further hair loss down the road.
Norwood class 3
The earliest stage of male hair loss. It is characterized by a deepening temporal recession.