Published On December 21, 2017. Last Updated on December 7, 2021.
Individuals who fall under the category of severe advanced baldness (Norwood 6-7) have long been rejected as hair transplant candidates since head donor graft supplies are no longer sufficient for producing improved coverage. Many of them don’t wish to shave off their remaining hair. Nor do they want to rely on a hairpiece or toupee. Instead, they simply want to restore the youthful coverage they once had. The patient case below outlines how the Dr.UGraft™ Zeus System allows for the restoration of severe hair loss.
Before Large Volume Body Hair Graft Extraction
Through the use of body hair follicles, abundant new sources of grafts can be made available to the severely bald who wish to benefit from hair restoration.
The Dr.UGraft Zeus™ system offers a reliable means for achieving this objective through life-changing procedures to treat the most extreme cases of male pattern baldness. This is achieved through several patent and patent-pending design features.
In this case example, we have a Norwood 7 patient with retrograde alopecia (Consider him to be Norwood 8). He also has a very poor head donor pool and a very meager beard and body hair supply. Despite all these limitations, a credible-looking restoration was made feasible by the Dr.UGraft Zeus™ as shown in this video:
Dr.UGraft Zeus™ – Making Hair Transplants Possible for Severely Bald (Norwood 6-7) Patients
The features of the Dr.UGraft Zeus™ enable surgeons to acquire prolific quantities of grafts from other areas of the body when scalp sources have been depleted. In the right candidates, the device can be used to extract follicles from the beard areas, the chest, the stomach and back to reverse the signs of hair loss even in the most severely bald individuals.
Hair Transplant Graft Damage By Surgical Error
There is much higher risk of error when regular FUE tools are used in trying to encapsulate these follicles, using the sharply angled (or curled) hair shafts as visual cues.
The more advanced design of the UGraft Zeus’s Intelligent Punch, or Dr.UPunch i™, compensates for the unpredictable hair to skin angulations of body hair follicles, enabling surgeons to consistently and efficiently perform accurate and safe extractions.
Hair Transplant Graft Damage By Air Exposure
The Dr.UGraft Zeus comes with an optional Fluid irrigation system. This serves to irrigate the grafts at the time of scoring, to keep them hydrated in the interval period between scoring and pulling out and placement in a holding receptacle. This minimizes the risk of desiccation by air exposure, the number one cause of follicular death in a hair transplant procedure.
The Intelligent Punch (Dr.UPunch i) helped this patient meet a high graft estimate by augmenting the donor supply with beard grafts.
This severely bald patient benefited from Dr.UGraft’s ability to meet high hair transplant graft estimate demands. Over 10,000 grafts from the head and body were used for global coverage.*