transplant for alopecia in a 20-year-old man

From the age of 20, androgenetic alopecia affects 20% of men. If there is a family history, the mother, father or maternal grandfather, it is a hereditary alopecia .

Currently we have two advanced hair transplantation techniques : the FUE technique and the FUSS technique or the strip technique. The only difference between the two is the way to extract the follicles from the donor area. The next two phases, the preparation and implantation, are identical as well as the final results.

Clinical case of FUE transplantation in a young person

This 24-year-old patient explained to us that from the age of 20 he had begun to suffer a significant hair loss with a rapid loss of density. Until now I had never done any treatment except hair styling shampoos.

The young man had a Hamilton-Norwood type V androgenetic alopecia process .

By mutual agreement, we favored the FUE technique as we preferred to avoid the linear scar in the donor area and, furthermore, the fact of shaving for the intervention did not create any problem for him.

Full shaving is not always necessary in the FUE technique. In some cases it can be local or partial.

Our proposal consisted in doing 2 sessions with the FUE technique following this strategy: redesign a 1st high frontal line with wide entrances and fill the density at the anterior-superior level. We also recommend 2 additional FUE sessions after 1 year to fill in the uppermost area and crown, and thus improve your overall image.

In this way, we carried out 2 sessions with the FUE technique over the course of 2 consecutive mornings .

We graft 3,000 follicular units that are equivalent to about 6,300 transplanted hairs . We suggested starting treatment with Minoxidil 5% lotion and Finasteride 1 mg orally.

The evolution was very fast and the photographs after 7 months show a highly satisfactory result at the frontal image level for both the patient and the medical team.

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