DR. EPSTEIN: Hi! I am Dr. Epstein. I am with a patient who is now 10 months from a reparative procedure. He had a bunch of hairline grafts. He was unhappy with the unnaturalness of these some 1-hair grafts but mostly 2-hair grafts, 3-hair grafts and even some 4-hair grafts placed along the hairline.
As you can see from his before photograph, it was a very straight looking hairline, somewhat artificial looking. You can see he was also concerned about the lack of density here.
What we did on him was we removed around 350 of these grafts right along the hairline.
Here is his picture from a couple of days post-op. You can see all these little dots where the grafts were removed and here he is today 10 months later.
You can see he looks obviously more natural. It is a more regular pattern. It does not look like a solid line anymore. He has a little bit of a little indentation in there and were are going to go ahead and do a little bit of work. There is a little bit of lack of grafts there.
You can see overall he is happy. He has gotten a nice improvement.
The plan is we will do a little more grafting on him but we do not need to do any more punch reductions or punch removals in his case.
To remove these grafts I use 0.8 mm or 1 mm FUE-type punch and we extract each graft one at a time. The result is obviously what we see. He is happy.
PATIENT: I am definitely happy!
Posted by Jeffrey Epstein, MD, FACS