This patient is a 38-year-old gentleman who was concerned about his deep front-temporal hair loss in the front of his head. The young man underwent a follicular unit hair transplant strip surgery, his second procedure with Dr. Gabel, at his Portland Hair Transplant office. In total, Dr. Gabel transplanted 3872 grafts into the area, which dramatically improved the look of the deep front-temporal region. This patient’s before and after photographs are presented in a side by side format to compare the 7-month results from the original surgery.
Deep Front-Temporal Hair Loss nearly gone
The patient was amazed and very satisfied with his results and significantly improvement of his self image. He feels that it has made him appear many years younger. The deep front-temporal hair loss that was very evident prior to his surgery is now nearly gone, in addition, the thin line scar on the back of his scalp is nearly invisible, in part due to Dr. Gabel’s superior surgical skill using the Tricophytic closure technique.
Committed to what we do
Dr. Gabel and his staff are committed to hair restoration and hair transplants – that is what they do. Dr. Gabel is most noteworthy in that he performs every step of the procedure. He does not hire staff in from a national company to perform the procedure. The doctor has a full complement of staff who have been fully trained in the art of hair restoration. He is the most experienced hair restoration surgeon in Oregon. If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gabel, please click here, and he will follow up with you as soon as possible.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is gaining popularity for a variety of reasons. In most consultations with patients desiring a hair transplant at our Portland Hair Restoration Center, I discuss the virtues of FUE for my patients. I also discuss the pros and cons. There is a misconception that FUE is scarless surgery. This is absolutely false. FUE, while less noticeable then traditional strip surgery, leaves small 1-mm scars where the extractions were performed. If one shaves their head, they will see the small scars.
FUE is an excellent method of hair transplant for those people who want to keep their hair short with less chance of noticing the scar, those patients who are nervous about a linear incision, or those who have had previous surgery and unable to have another strip procedure. Dr. Gabel is also able to extract hair from the chest on those patients with good quality chest hair.
This patient is a 57-year-old gentleman who desired to enhance his frontal hairline due to a slow recession of hair in the frontal region. Rather than bringing his hairline down significantly, he wanted to increase the density of that area to make his hairline appear fuller. The patient underwent a follicular unit hair transplant 1.5 years prior with Dr. Gabel at his Portland Hair Transplant office.
The patient’s before and after photographs are presented side by side to compare the 18-month results. The patient is extremely happy with the final outcome. This transplant has defined the frontal hairline and consequently produced a more youthful appearance for him.
Committed to what we do
Dr. Gabel and his team are committed to hair restoration and hair transplants – that is what they do. Dr. Gabel is most noteworthy in that he performs every step of the procedure. He does not hire staff in from a national company to perform the procedure. The doctor has a full complement of staff who have been fully trained in the art of hair restoration. He is probably the most experienced hair restoration surgeon in Oregon.
This patient is a 40-year-old male who had a hair transplant with 2548 grafts over 2.5 years ago. He had been slowly losing hair in the frontal area of his scalp hence desired to have hair transplanted there. Dr. Gabel performed a frontal hair transplant of 2548 ultra-refined follicular unit grafts into this region of his scalp to redefine the frontal hairline while increasing density in this area.
Days 1 – 5: The first 2 weeks following a hair transplant are the most critical. Dr. Gabel provides his patients with detailed instruction booklets on exactly how to care for the newly transplanted grafts. During the first 5 days, patients will experience swelling of the forehead and at the back of the head, which is the donor area. The skin may also look red at the areas where all the tiny incisions were made for the newly transplanted hairs. This redness usually resolves after the first week or 2. After only a few days, the donor area is no longer tender.
Days 6 – 10: At this point, patients no longer experience any swelling and the redness should only be faint or completely gone. For each follicular unit transplanted, a “crust” will form which is the attached skin layer drying out. During this time, Dr. Gabel will have his patients gently remove the crusts by thoroughly soaking the grafts, and then gently rubbing them with a finger. By day 10, all the crusting should be gone and the transplanted hairs will appear like a “crew-cut” haircut. Lastly, around day 10, the sutures or staples will be removed.
I am presenting this patient who had surgery on September 3, 2014, and will display her results every month on this thread to document the progression of growth in hair restoration surgery. This patient had 3439 grafts placed in the frontal hairline and temples to augment and bring down her hairline.
She has graciously volunteered to return each month to my office for the next year so we will be able to present her photographs in real-time. I feel this is instructive for patients inquiring about the progression of hair restoration surgery and how they may look each month.