This well known Los Angeles radio host has an advanced Class 6 balding pattern. The bald area is huge (as well as his hat size), and the 2700 medium weight hair grafts were distributed so that it would take advantage of weighting to cover the large balding area. In other words, more hair was placed in the front and on the left side than elsewhere. Utilizing weighting so that a left to right combing style could be used to maximize the value of the 2700 graft he received in his first session, he remained see-through in the central and right areas of his scalp where the amount of hair was not great.
Had we been able to remove 4000-5000 grafts safely, we could have filled up the central area and addressed what was to be thin coverage. As you can see in the pictures, the coverage was good for that number of grafts, but he needs another session to complete the process, bringing up the number of required grafts to the 5000+ range.
If you look at our photo albums, you will see many patients who had 3500-5500 grafts to cover the Class 6 pattern adequately. We are limited to what can be safely transplanted in each session. Still, when you look at the photos below, the change with strict styling and the use of a comb-over produced a remarkable change in his appearance and he is very happy with stage one of what will certainly be a two stage process.
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After (1 procedure of 2700 grafts):
Bonus – head shot: