This particular client proved to be one of my most difficult transformations to date as he had so many issues that needed to be address all in one.
Scarring, density, hairline design and recreation, inconsistent follicle size, thick course hair in some areas while very thin fine hair in others.
After having FUE surgery (hair transplant) in his mid to late twenties he was left with scarring and areas of missing hair scattered over the entire back of his head. Hair grafts were placed in the frontal and crown areas only as these were the only two areas, at the time, that were thinning.
Fast forward 10 years:
Over the next 10 years, much to his dismay, and as many clients do he continued to loose more hair. Unfortunately, they now included areas that were not targeted in the original FUE transplant surgery.
Originally, he was faced with scarring and missing patches throughout the full back of his head but now we were faced with these additional issues:
HAIRLINE DESIGN AND RECREATION
Hairline design and recreation is one of the most important things to consider when doing any scalp micropigmentation procedure. This client wished for a very soft and natural hairline not going outside his exiting hair follicles. I think his wish was granted!
For those who know me I always say, “I can always redo but I cannot undo!”. Taking the more conservative approach is always what I like to do as its easy to add dots but once those dots are placed I cannot take them away.
LACK OF DENSITY
Over the years as he continued to loose hair it now posed additional density issues. In the photos you are able to clearly see where the donor transplanted hairs (course thick hairs) were placed vs. his natural hair growth (lighter finer hairs).
Therefore, this would require adding density throughout the full scalp in order to give a fuller head of hair results.
Note: the top mid center section of his head did not receive any transplanted hairs due to the fact he had existing natural hair growth at the time of his FUE transplant years ago.
Due to significant changes in hair shaft thickness and follicle size blending posed many challenges. Blending was also necessary into the existing hair growth on all three sides in order to recreate as natural looking results as possible. While continuously keeping in mind the very noticeable difference in follicle size at the surface of the skin.
COURSE AND FINE HAIR FOLLICLES
Transplanted hairs can often take on a much courser darker appearance. Therefore, the follicle at the surface of the skin appears larger.
(the finer the hair shaft/follicle (smaller follicle = “dot” at the surface of the skin is smaller)), (the courser the hair shaft/follicle (larger follicle = “dot” at the surface of the skin is larger) very clear to see in the photos).
I’m very excited to have this one completed but I must say, as you can see, it certainly posed many challenges. Not only did I have to continuously keep in mind all of the above but this client, as he said about himself, was “very sensitive”.
Over a series of sessions all of these challenges were greatly minimized and in the end his transformation was a HUGE success and confidence booster, not only for my client but for me as well!
I think at the end of the day we nailed it. His transformation was a HUGE success.
LOOKS GREAT AND CONFIDENCE WAS RESTORED!
Please remember scalp micropigmentation is a multi-session process. After all you did not loose your hair overnight so to recreate YOUR desired outcome it will take a bit of time.
You can see by these awesome transformation results no matter your current hair loss situation we can discuss and work through it together at Hair Illusions.
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