Dr. Lindsey and Wendy here. This is our end of summer video series that we haven’t done for a few months while Wendy has been on her mini vacation again. This case is a seventh month update on a physician. This guy has become a good friend of our practice. He started shopping with us five or six years ago, claiming to be an impoverished resident’s neurosurgeon and then finally he finished his neurosurgeon training. He comes from a long line of class five hair losses and he came in with this. There’s hardly any hair there. He was doing a comb over for a while. So, we drew a hairline that will age well. He’s got dense hair but it’s relatively fine. We took a strip from him, about 2,850 or so graphs. Here he is at the end of the case; they were put in there quite nicely. We went most the way back to his crown. He came every day with his mother to get it cleaned and was a good patient. He came back in a month and his scar after a month looked superb. At three months, like a lot of guys he starts to think he made a big mistake because the new hair hadn’t started growing and the old hair has fallen out and scar is a little redder. Here he is at three months. It didn’t stress me out at all, but it stressed him out.
Yes, because we know the process, but it does stress people out. It’s like oh my god, is it going to work?
There was a lot emailing and hand holding. He’s given my son some advice on medical school stuff. Wyatt went down to see this doctor a week or so ago and then Dr. came up to see us, and I think he’s turned the corner. He’s much more relaxed. At seven months this is what it’s supposed to look like with relatively fine hair, and I would guess it’ll be 30 or 40 or 50 percent better at a year and a month. Take a look at this video.
We are here with my patient, who’s a doctor and you’re seven months, plus or minus a day or two. I’ll have your before pictures up to the right of your head right now. You’ve been kind enough to give my son some advice on applying to med school and Wendy and I have been completely frantic that you of all people would be slow growing, but you look good at this point. So, have I been upfront with you?
Yeah, absolutely and I’ve had a very good experience.
Wendy run that comb through his hair. This is 50 or 60 percent growing. He’s got fine hair, a
good color match and so I would expect, and today is what August 23rd, I would expect Valentine’s Day it’s probably 40% better. Now spin around one time please. All the way around. Now look up at the ceiling. We got to right here and we spread a mat and we made a natural curve so that if he does never come back as it thickens up and look natural but I think with a guy with this good hair we’re going to be able to take three or four hundred singles and put along the front and finish this bot off without any trouble. Lean forward one time. Your scar is decent. Yeah, pretty good scar. Okay, it was really good at a month and then not quite as good when I saw it three or four months and now it’s back to pretty good. Did your numbness go away?
Any advice you have for any of these characters that might be looking at us?
I think that it can obviously be a nerve-racking process in the beginning but you know Dr. Lindsey has been honest from the beginning and I’ve had a really good experience and I’m happy with the results so far.
And you shopped with me for three or four years before you came here.
I really thought about it.
Then I guess that is what you ought to do. There’s never an emergent hair transplant. Well man I really appreciate you coming in and you I will see again next spring.
So that’s pretty straight forward right? He had nothing there, except some fuzz. Then the fuzz went away and then the new stuff started growing. About 5 or 6 months. The minute he walked in; he was so proud of his hair. He was like ah, not having to be careful about undoing his comb over. He did tell me that they had their departmental pictures taken about two weeks ago and when he got the proofs back for the first time he’s not doing a comb over. I’m pretty sure we’ll see him back in 14 – 15 months and it’d will be easy to finish off that little crown with a little case. In summary, remember patience is a virtue. It takes forever for these things to seem like they are starting to work and that’s normal. Do a lot of research before you. I just talked to a guy this morning that didn’t want to know any of the facts. In fact, he just wanted a hair transplant. Then he asked whether he can ever cut his hair afterwards. You must educate yourself. All we are doing now is repair cases.
Yeah, this year has been a repair year.