Our patient, Joe, came to our office about 6 years ago while in his late twenties. He already had significant hair loss that had matured to a Norwood hair loss classification 5. After his consultation with Dr. Boden he determined he wasn’t ready to commit to hair restoration surgery. Like many young men he decided to instead shave his head. After doing so, he felt very self-conscious about it. He worried that with his shaved hair, he came across as an angry, unapproachable guy.

In 2018, Joe returned for another consultation and decided to have an FUE hair transplant procedure consisting of 1400 grafts with Dr. Boden. Since FUE involves the surgeon extracting individual follicular units, there is no linear donor scar visible. Therefore, the patient has the flexibility to shave his or head very short with no apparent scaring.

(L-R) 6 Years prior, Immediately pre-op with shaved head and 8 months post -op

Since FUE involves the surgeon extracting individual follicular units, there is no linear donor scar visible. Therefore, the patient has the flexibility to shave his or her head very short with no apparent scarring.