In this video, Dr. Nakatsui discusses a few of the instruments for Follicular Unit Excision (FUE) that he uses during hair transplant surgeries. Technology is always evolving and it is always important to stay at the forefront of technique and technology in order to provide the best possible experience and results for our patients. Please visit our Youtube channel for more informative videos!
Number of Grafts: 407
Areas Treated: Right retroauricular region, right temple, and mid frontal region
Number of Procedures: 1
Type of Surgery: Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)
This friendly gentleman came to see Dr. Nakatsui regarding a bout of scarring alopecia that occurred over 20 years ago. He had no complaints or issues with hair thinning, rather just 3 areas of scarring alopecia. The patient advised us that he had surgery elsewhere where the surgeon excised a portion of scar. This led to a linear scar line. When dealing with hair transplants into a scar region, we know that approximately 80% of the hairs will grow and survive whereas transplanted hairs into virgin scalp will have a success rate of approximately 96-98%. The patient was made aware of the decreased survival rate and still proceeded with the surgery. Ultimately, the end result is very natural, thick, and blends in well with his surrounding hair.
Hairs come in different angles and directions all throughout the scalp. The angle the hair will be different in the front of the scalp compared to the back of the scalp. The in the retroauricular region (behind the ear), the angle of the hair is fairly flat and facing downward. If hairs were transplanted perpendicular to the natural angle of the hair, the end result will be very unnatural. For more of Dr. Nakatsui’s before and after results, please click here.
Number of Grafts: 3,000
Areas Treated: Hairline and Frontal Region
Number of Procedures: 1
Type of Surgery: Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)
This gentleman came in with progressive hair loss throughout his scalp. Dr. Nakatsui transplanted approximately 3,000 grafts for his final result. The nice thing about this patient is that he grew out his hair demonstrating that hair transplanted hairs grow just like regular hair because it is natural hair. To view more of Dr. Nakatsui’s before and after photos, please click here.