I’m very curious on the progress of the TV show contestant, Russ Jowell, that you transplanted in April of 2007. How is his progress? how was it compared to the photoshop projection that was shown the day of the show prior to the transplant?
For those that missed it, ABC ran a special called The Great American Dream Vote where this young man with a Norwood Class 6/7 hair loss pattern (pretty extreme for a 22 year old) won his dream of getting a head of hair. Unfortunately, the show was canceled before his results could be shown… so here we are.
Russ’s results came out well, but he’s not at that Photoshop projection the producers of the show asked us to make. He has very fine hair, and the projection was made by taking the results of another patient’s hair transplant (who had a medium weight hair), so that will account for the difference in fullness from the frontal view. A coarser hair will have three or four times the volume (visual effect) than a fine hair with less bulk to it. Russ had another surgery after that 1st one for a total of 5816 grafts (photos below) and he just recently had yet another procedure (2856 grafts), this time to the top and crown to give him more coverage. We heavily weighted the transplants in the front on the 1st and 2nd time around, and it’ll take some time before we get photos of his 3rd procedure results, since that surgery was recent. Russ is very happy with the results thus far and can’t wait for the top and crown to grow in. Click the photos to enlarge.
After two procedures totaling 5816 grafts