Topical Finasteride Case Studies

Case Study #1

41 Year Old Male

This 41-year-old man from Italy had been experiencing male pattern hair loss for approximately 10 years. Prior to his use of topical liposomal finasteride, he had not attempted to treat the condition with medication.

Over the past 6 months, there has been considerable improvement in both coverage and density. We look forward to his continued progress.

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Case Study #2

30 Year Old Male

This 30-year-old attorney from Vancouver had been wearing a turban since childhood. Desiring a more secular look, however, he no longer wished to wear the turban – but was concerned about the considerable thinning apparent on the top and crown areas of his scalp.

He was reluctant to try oral finasteride based on his online research, but was persuaded to try the topical variant of the drug. He initially made use of an earlier, non-liposomal version of the drug, but switched to our liposomal formulation as soon as it became available.

He has since had two hair transplant procedures to the frontal scalp. Due to the emerging regrowth he experienced while on the topical finasteride, there was no need to place grafts in crown area. I am happy to say that this patient has restored full density to his crown, despite his fairly advanced stage of hair loss.

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Case Study #3

33 Year Old Male

This 33-year-old Italian man residing in New Jersey presented with male pattern hair loss from the age of 17, and was treating his condition with Minoxidil (5%). He had attempted to use Propecia years earlier, but had stopped treatment after just two months due to the medication’s negative side effects.

He underwent a strip procedure of 3956 grafts transplanted into the anterior region of the scalp. No grafts were placed into the crown area. He started administering topical liposomal finasteride approximately one week after his procedure – upon ceasing his use of Minoxidil.

Photographs were taken eight months after his surgery. Considerable improvement is apparent in the crown area.

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back of head 33 year old male before topical finasteride use

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before and after results topical finasteride back area and crown of 33 year old man's head

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topical finasteride results crown area 33 year old patient

Case Study #4

38 Year Old Male

This 38-year-old software engineer from Colorado presented with a 4-year history of male pattern hair loss. Prior to his use of topical finasteride, he had not attempted to treat his condition with medication.

He was assessed as having diffuse patterned alopecia – with the result that his donor hair was borderline. We therefore recommended that he try topical liposomal finasteride for a year, after which we would reassess his treatment options based on his results.

These photographs show him pre-treatment, at 6 months and at 9 months. We noted significant regrowth in both the anterior and crown areas of the scalp – resulting in a pleasing cosmetic result.

In our experience, regrowth while on topical finasteride increases up to the 2-year mark, so we look forward to continued improvement.

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46 year old make before using topical finasteride bald top of head

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top of head 6 months after using topical finasteride

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9 Months Crown

crown area of head after 9 months on topical finasteride

9 Months Top

before after topical finasteride 9 months top and crown

Case Study #5

22 Year Old Male

This 22-year-old man from Italy presented with a history of male patter hair loss starting at age 16. He had tried Propecia, but was unable to tolerate the medication due to it’s numerous side-effects. In addition, he had undergone scalp micropigmentation in an attempt to reduce the visibility of his condition.

He underwent a strip procedure of 5990 grafts to the entire Norwood 6 thinning area. No grafts were placed below the whirl area, as this area was expected to improve with the use of topical liposomal finasteride – which he started administering approximately 1 week after surgery.

This patient’s post-operative photographs were taken only 5 months after his surgery, and reveal promising growth on the anterior portion of his scalp. The hair in the crown area typically takes three months longer to grow in, and is therefore still quite thin. Nevertheless, there is a marked reduction in the size of the balding area of the crown: the upper border of the thinning zone has moved upwards considerably. This is a common finding in patients receiving oral or topical finasteride.

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Case Study #6

54 Year Old Male

This 54-year-old Italian businessman had experience male pattern hair loss since the age of 30. He had not attempted to treat his condition with medication.

He underwent a strip procedure of 4796 grafts to the anterior region of his scalp. No grafts were placed in the crown area. He started administering topical liposomal finasteride roughly one week after his surgery.

These photographs show significant improvements to the crown area after one year of treatment. We look forward to continued progress.

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Case Study #7

36 Year Old Male

This 36-year-old businessman from Hong Kong presented with a 15-year history of male pattern hair loss. He has previously treated his condition with oral finasteride, as well as Minoxidil. However, he was unable to cope with the side effects of the oral finasteride, and discontinued his use of this medication after only two months.

He underwent two hair transplant procedures: the first was a 4072-graft strip surgery to the anterior region of the scalp, and the second was a 1007-graft FUE procedure to the weaker area of his crown. Approximately one week after surgery, he started using topical liposomal finasteride.

At 1 year post-op, the increased density in the crown area is significantly greater than one could expect from the small number of FUE grafts placed here. We look forward to his continued improvement.

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Case Study #8

46 Year Old Male

This 46-year-old businessman from Vancouver had been experiencing male pattern hair loss for the better part of 10 years. Prior to his use of topical liposomal finasteride, he had never attempted to treat the condition.

After only two months of using the medication, he noticed a considerable improvement in his appearance: his upper posterior hairline has moved upwards considerably, and there is significant new hair appearance where previously there appeared to be no hair at all.

We look forward to reviewing his progress over the coming months.

Please note: This patient underwent a hair transplant in the frontal region which accounts for the improvement there, but nothing to the crown area.

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Topical Finasteride Update

We have been using oral finasteride in our clinic for over 20 years . Over this period it has been clear that it is by far the most effective treatment for male pattern baldness (MPB) available . There is very little attenuation of its effectiveness as long as treatment is maintained.

Approximately 3-4 years ago it became clear that post Finasteride syndrome was a very real clinical entity . Patients were increasingly reluctant to take Finasteride, and those who were experiencing even mild side effects were very hesitant to continue with the drug for fear that the side effects may become permanent.

To me as a physician it was very difficult seeing patients having to make such a potentially life altering choice with virtually no other options.

There had been discussions between physicians whether topical Finasteride applied directly to the scalp would be effective. The thought was that there would still be exposure of the scalp to circulating DHT( which would not be affected by the topical ) , so it may not be effective .

Nevertheless, we decided to try compounding the Finasteride in a simple excipient (PEG) and see if those patients who were unable to tolerate oral Finasteride would still have side effects using the topical Finasteride.

Surprisingly most of the patients were able to tolerate the topical and very importantly the topical seemed to be as effective clinically as the oral . However there were still a few patients having side effects on the topical .

Clearly with this topical preparation the drug was going systemic (being absorbed into the body) . Our goal was clear, we had to create a topical preparation which would be absorbed into the scalp and stay in the scalp!

At the time we would never have guessed that our quest would lead us to the worlds top scientists, collaboration with major university laboratories and running our own clinical trials .

Since February we have been using our third generation topical Finasteride. At this stage we could not be more enthusiastic about what we have been able to accomplish. University laboratory studies have been confirmed by our clinical pharmaco- kinetic studies in our patients.

We currently have approximately 800 patients using our topical Finasteride . The effectiveness is at least equal to the oral finasteride , with thus far no patients experiencing adverse effects .

Our Topical Finasteride

Our current topical Finasteride (patent pending) is a liposomal formulation which has been modified by the attachment of silicone particles to the liposomes .

The silicone is unabsorbable and forms a fine mask -like structure on the scalp . The technology is not unlike medical patch technology. The finasteride forms a depot in the scalp with a slow even release into the scalp . There is little of the peak and trough pattern as seen with the oral form .

Serum Finasteride levels are reduced by approximately 94% compared with the oral form . Serum DHT levels are reduced in the order of 30% (compared with 70% with oral).

We will be posting some of our patients results with the topical Finasteride. Hopefully you will soon be as enthusiastic as we are with this new treatment option .

Topical Finasteride Information, Disclaimer and Consent Form

UPDATE

Topical Finasteride case studies, which include before and after photos, have been added to our blog. Click here to view the patient stories and images.

IMPORTANT!

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Rome And Switzerland Have Booked Up!

Thank you to all that will be participating in next week’s Italy and Switzerland consultations and making this year’s trip another success. Once again Dr. Wong’s annual European trip to meet prospective patients has sold out, Rome (Oct 8-10) and Lugano (Oct 12-14) are fully booked. However, if you’d still like to try and get in to see Dr. Wong, get in touch with us and we’ll place you on the wait list should any scheduled patients be unable to attend. If we can’t find you a spot this time, we will be in touch soon when we announce a new city in Europe where a Hasson and Wong representative will be available to discuss your case.  And as always, you can submit your photos through our online form which the majority of our patients do. We will get you the doctor’s recommendation as to what may be possible.  Whether it be in person or online, we can determine whether you are a good candidate for a possible life changing hair restoration procedure at Hasson and Wong.

Reserve your spot on the waiting list today, by completing the brief form below!

 

My Life Changing Hair Transplant

hair transplant before and after surgery by Dr. Wong

History From Before My Hair Transplant Surgery

I first noticed my hair loss at the age of 19, I began to notice my hairline receding and thinning a little bit. It knocked my confidence massively and I always felt self-conscious in public. I naturally have very fine blonde hair which has always made it a challenge to cover up my receding thinner areas.

The Next Steps And Why I Chose Hasson & Wong

As my early 20s went on my hairline got gradually worse and thinner. After trying the numerous different shampoos and products available on the market with no improvement, I started researching the possibility of a hair transplant. After a long process of narrowing down surgeons by reading through websites, forums etc. I couldn’t stop noticing that Hasson and Wong had the best reputation of the lot.

By the time I reached 26 years of age I took the plunge and contacted H&W.
After speaking to David Anderson who was part of the Hasson and Wong team at the time, I felt confident that deciding to book my surgery with Dr Wong was the perfect choice. I decided to book in September 2015. David suggested that I might need around 2500 grafts by the FUT method of extraction.

after hair transplant top Dr. Jerry Wong surgery

Experience In The H&W Clinic

When I arrived the day before my surgery the staff showed me the excellent clinic facilities. The view in itself was worth the trip over to Vancouver! When I spoke with Dr Wong the day before my surgery he decided that around 2000 grafts would help me achieve the result I wanted. He talked me through the process, what he was going to do, he then drew my new hairline and we talked about my expectations and my hair loss story. He also informed me that after my surgery I should take Finasteride in the form of Proscar cut in quarters taken 3 times a week to help my native hair. Everyone I spoke to at the clinic gave me the feeling I was at the right place.

The day of the operation had finally arrived, I had to be there at 6:15am and was taken care of by Carmen one of the hair technicians. She gave me some medication to prevent infections and to help with the anesthetic. Dr Wong arrived around half an hour later to redraw my hair line in preparation, it amazed me how he drew it all by hand exactly the same as the day before, his skills really do live up to his reputation!

During the procedure I felt no pain at all and was amazed how comfortable and relaxed I was. After a short while I remember having to turn around and sit in an upright position similar to being in a dentist chair and thinking it was just like going the dentist pain free and stress free watching all my favorite shows on Netflix. We had a few breaks in between and lunch was supplied from an incredible sushi spot nearby, by 1pm around 6 hours later my procedure was complete. I received 1969 grafts in the end; 813 single hair grafts, 1060 doubles and 96 three to four hair grafts. I was sent on my way with a post-op pack which included antibiotics, painkillers and shampoo.

The next day I visited the clinic for a checkup where the staff washed my hair and checked over everything to make sure it looked good.

after hair transplant surgery right temple 2017

POST-OP

The first 8-9 days of recovery were rough. I had pain along the sides of the donor area, which were covered in dark scabs (dried blood) for the first 12 days. I also had moderate pain at the top of my crown. I slept sitting up for the first week, and I babied my scalp 24/7. I had some facial swelling from day 3 to day 5.

The implanted hairs began to fall out on day 15. I had shed probably two-thirds of the newly implanted hairs by week 5. I also experienced a good bit of shock loss at the donor site above the ears, but I made sure to keep the hair on the sides longer to make it less conspicuous. The hair in the shock loss area began to regrow around month 4, after which the scar became less noticeable by the week.

post op FUT surgery healing top of head and temples

The Journey Post Op

After the surgery I waited what felt like the longest 3 months before I started to see any progress.
By the end of the first month the redness in my scalp started to fade and the numbness in my scalp had started to wear off. I went through a small amount of shock loss of my existing hair (which is common) and the transplanted hair had all but shed, but I was happy knowing the first tough month was out the way.

Month 2 and 3 I looked the same as I did pre hair transplant and I was excited to start seeing results but knew I had to be patient. It was not until between month 3 and 4 that I started to feel the excitement that new hairs were sprouting through. Although other people wouldn’t notice, it already felt like a massive step forward.

It wasn’t until month 4 and 5 when I really started to feel the hairs grow and thicken as you can see in my pictures. As I got to month 6 I remember speaking to David from the clinic and said I would even be happy if it stopped there.

Well, I was wrong to think it was done growing!

By month 9 my new hairline was looking great and the most important part for me was that it looked natural. I was told by Dr Wong that the secret of a good hair transplant is one that no one notices.

Looking back 18 months later my results at 9 months were great and what I felt was natural at the time, but it took the whole 18 months to bed in and for the transplanted hairs to really soften, feel and grow similar to my own native hair.

I cannot put in to words how happy I am with my results! Choosing to go to Hasson and Wong has been the best decision and investment I have ever made, it has given me my confidence back and made me feel so much happier about myself.

Thank you to the H&W team

Special Announcement

With the continued and ever increasing interest overseas in Hasson and Wong, this patient (Rob) expressed his desire to help educate patients and share his story. We are happy to announce he has become our latest Hasson and Wong representative. He will be seeing patients in Manchester, UK on October 7 and 8. If you’re able to make it to Manchester and would like to meet with him to discuss a possible hair restoration procedure at our clinic, click the sign up here link below! Keep an eye out also for possible dates in Scotland or Ireland in the near future.

Meet Dr. Wong In Switzerland And Rome!

Meet Dr. Wong In Europe!

Dr. Jerry Wong is making his annual trip to Europe and is excited to see some former patients in addition to meeting new ones looking to get his expert opinion on what may be possible in their particular case.  Long considered one of the world’s best, most experienced and pioneering hair transplant surgeons, his visits always generate a great deal of interest.

Jerry Wong posing at Vancouver hair transplant clinic
Dr. Wong speaking at FUE hair transplant workshop

How To Register

If you’re interested in booking a live, in person consultation with Dr. Wong in Lugano Switzerland or Rome, simply complete the brief form at the bottom of this page.

Locations & Dates

San Paolo Fisiomedical Center

Piazzale Tommaso Edison 1
Roma
Nearest metro (Line B – Stop San Paolo)
www.sanpaolofisiomedicalcenter.it/dove-siamo/

October 8th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
October 9th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
October 10th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Lugano – Hotel De La Paix (conference room Giacometti) – http://www.delapaix.ch/eng/contacts

October 12th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
October 13th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
October 14th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

For those patients originally planning to see Dr. Wong in Milan, we will reimburse travel expenses to reach Lugano if you book a procedure with Dr. Wong after the consultation.

Consultations are available in the following languages: Italian – English – French – Spanish – Rumanian

In order to pre screen and check if you are a candidate please fill in the following form found here  (Italian Form) For further information contact: italia@hassonandwong.com

For English speaking individuals, please complete the form found here

Don’t use gel or wax the day of your consultation and don’t shave your hair at least 2 weeks before your appointment.

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My Hair Transplant Story & Journey

hair transplant before and after 5599 hair transplant grafts

Total grafts: 5599
Total hairs: 9200
Average hairs per graft extracted: 1.64
Hair quality: good (coarse)

 

My Story

As a Norwood 6, I started to lose my hair in my late teens and had been more or less bald since my mid-twenties. I’m now 32. After going back and forth about it, I finally resolved to get a hair transplant. I researched the top doctors and decided to go with Hasson & Wong. I was especially impressed by stellar reviews of their megasessions.

I flew into Vancouver the day before my surgery and met Dr. Hasson for the first time. He evaluated my hair and we discussed the game plan for the following morning. The goal was to harvest as many grafts as possible and shoot for a happy medium in terms of density and coverage.

Upon first meeting Dr. Hasson, it was clear that he is the real-deal: intelligent, articulate, confident, professional, and experienced. I knew I was in good hands.

“I went from being almost completely bald to having an attractive head of hair in just 5 months. I’m so glad I decided to go through with the hair transplant. It was worth every penny.”

hair transplant patient day of surgery 5599 grafts FUT
hairline of hair transplant patient the day of surgery of 5599 grafts

SURGERY DAY

The next morning Dr. Hasson set to creating my new hairline, an extremely crucial step of the HT. I was very happy with the design, so we moved forward with cutting the FUT strip. The cutting and stapling took well over an hour, but it wasn’t painful. A bit later, Dr. Hasson made around 3400 incisions on the top of my scalp (I was given a counter), and then the technicians began the implantation. A couple of hours later, Dr. Hasson came in and made another 1400 incisions, for a total of 4800 or so.

Dr. Hasson managed to get a very good graft count (5599 grafts). The hair-to-graft ratio was less than I’d hoped for (1.64; 9200 hairs), but he managed to cover around two-thirds of my scalp, which I was happy with considering we had a LOT of real estate to cover.

The hair transplant technicians were very patient and accommodating through the surgery, particularly when I had a bout of neck pain (from previous disc herniation). We finished up the surgery around 10pm. The first night was long and uncomfortable but I managed to sleep for a few hours. I went in for a cleaning the next afternoon. Everything looked good. I spent one more night in Vancouver and flew home early the next morning.

POST-OP

The first 8-9 days of recovery were rough. I had pain along the sides of the donor area, which were covered in dark scabs (dried blood) for the first 12 days. I also had moderate pain at the top of my crown. I slept sitting up for the first week, and I babied my scalp 24/7. I had some facial swelling from day 3 to day 5.

The implanted hairs began to fall out on day 15. I had shed probably two-thirds of the newly implanted hairs by week 5. I also experienced a good bit of shock loss at the donor site above the ears, but I made sure to keep the hair on the sides longer to make it less conspicuous. The hair in the shock loss area began to regrow around month 4, after which the scar became less noticeable by the week.

HAIR GROWTH

I had braced myself for an ugly duckling phase lasting four months, but I was happily off by a long shot. I began to see new hairs sprouting up on top after ONLY TWO MONTHS. By four months, I already had a significant amount of new hair growth in the front, an area that had been completely bald before. (The initial two months, by the way, weren’t even that bad; wearing a hat did the trick.)

By five months, a TRANSFORMATION had already taken place! I did not expect such full growth so soon. The hair was coming in thick and the new hairline had created a new frame for my face. For the first time in almost a decade, I was voluntarily leaving the house without a hat in hand. I was very happy with the results, and astonished that they had come so quickly!

By month 6, I had already forgotten what it was like to be bald. A truly remarkable experience. It’s been 8 months now, and the hair is continuing to thicken and new hairs are growing.

hair transplant patient before after hair transplant surgery right temple

CONCLUSION

But here’s what’s most remarkable about the whole surgery. My hairline looks better now than it did before I started losing my hair! It’s hard to overestimate the importance of a surgeon’s skill when it comes to creating the new hairline, and I am but one of many examples that show that Dr. Hasson is second to none.

It initially felt a bit like a leap in the dark, but I am so glad that I went through with the hair transplant. And I am so thankful that I chose Hasson & Wong. Dr. Hasson is truly a phenomenal hair surgeon, in a league of his own, and his team is truly outstanding. They exceeded my expectations. I would enthusiastically consider all who are considering a HT to seriously consider H&W. I think they are the best of the best.

CAHRS And KSHRS 2017

China Meeting 2017

The CAHRS held its 2nd annual meeting in Hongzhou China last month with over 300 doctors in attendance. It was especially nice for us foreign doctors as they had simultaneous translations Mandarin to English. My special interest was in the live surgery workshop featuring high speed FUE extraction. I really wanted to examine the graft quality extracted using a sharp punch at high speed.

There were 3 live surgery demonstrations all using FUE. Dr Devroye and myself demonstrated 1600 FUE grafts to reconstruct frontal hairline and infill on a young man. We used Devroye’s WAW system for the extractions. As usual the graft quality was excellent and the transections rates very low (1%). The trumpet flat punch design is especially good for Asian hair as it can penetrate deeper than a sharp punch without transection thus making the extraction easier. The recipient sites were cut at 40/cm2 using customs blades and lateral slits. Graft placement was done using Wong’s prototype insertor. The hair shaft alignment of the grafted hair was spot on and we anticipate very natural growth. 40/cm2 using coarse dark Asian hair should give great coverage and density.

In the second OR we saw FUE using a sharp punch. The graft quality was very good with a transection rate of 10 to 15%. These are certainly higher than the flat trumpet punch but still very good for sharp punch. A lot of surgeons claim transection rates of 3 to 4 % using a sharp punch but when seen in real live none of the claims are true and they are well above the 10 to 15% observed here. All the grafts were trimmed before placing. Insertion was done using needle holes, placement using forceps holding the upper portion of the grafts. This requires a larger needle (blade) so dense packing will be more difficult.

Speed is seductive and most of the young doctors were attracted to high speed FUE extractions. The message that we try to emphasize is that quality must come first and that every donor hair is non replaceable and precious. Most patients do not have a surplus of donor hair and that speed is dangerous without quality.

The other highlight of the trip was spending time together with my assistants Carmen, Winnie, Dr Jean Devroye and his assistant Marie. We spend 2 days touring Yellow Mountain and saw the most amazing sunrise near the mountaintop. It was a very spiritual moment, one that I will not soon forget. Even the bus ride was fun discussing technical aspects and ideas concerning current and future idea on improving FUE.

I want to thank Dr Jufang the chair person of this meeting and the organizing committee for 1) the invitation to this workshop and 2) looking after each and every detail of this China trip, the hospitality was amazing.

Korean Meeting 2017

KSHRS was held a few days after the China meeting so that we were able to attend both. Like to thank Dr. Jae Park and the executive committee for the kind invitation to attend.

In 2012 I attended the KSHRS meeting for the first time and the things that I remember the most was just how nice the doctor’s offices were and their skill with the implanters.

For a live surgery workshop the KSHRS has the best format. Soul has a high concentration of hair transplants/cosmetic surgery centers all within a fairly short distance of each other. This allows a small group of people in each surgical center so that everyone can fit into the OR at the same time without overcrowding and view the whole operation. It also allows the operating surgeon to work in his/her own environment. The only drawback was we were not able to attend all the surgeries as we had to choose 2 surgeries to observe. We were able to squeeze in an extra surgery by coming a day earlier and watch Jean Devroye demonstrate his WAW system.

As expected the quality of the work was very high. We saw motorized long hair FUE, eyebrow FUT. Prototype punches and motorized chair designed esp. for upright FUE extractions. It is always amazing to see their speed and skill with the sharp implanters. In addition to speed really fine detailed work such as the eyebrows can be done with relative ease as the single hair implanters have improved and gotten much more refined. Other difficult areas such as temple points and facial hairs are so much easier with implanters but the grafts all need to be trimmed perfectly in order to fit into the small needle bore.

Gala dinner with entertainment the first night and Korean barbeque the second night celebrating Korean style (wild). We stayed at the Merriott hotel build on top of one of the most amazing collection of food stalls anywhere. This one stall had these amazing cheese egg tarts that kept calling me back twice a day. So good!

Next year Korea will hold their domestic meeting and should have another international meeting the following year. If you have never been this meeting has it all. I’m going to push my retirement back another few years so that I could attend another Korean meeting.

Jerry Wong

Our Journey To FUE

The process of “follicular unit extraction “has been part of the hair restoration field since first practiced by Dr. Ray Woods in Australia 20 years ago. Although the minimally invasive nature was immediately apparent , it was felt that the process was too slow and technically difficult to translate into the type of results that we were able to achieve with strip excision and microscopic dissection .

At the time “follicular unit transplantation” -where large strips of donor scalp could be perfectly dissected under direct vision using stereoscopic microscopes – was cutting edge . With yields around 98% it seemed almost perfect! In good hands the donor scar was almost invisible and hardly ever an issue .

At Hasson and Wong, we refined techniques with custom sized recipient sites ,ultra dense packing , mega sessions and the lateral slit technique . These techniques which collectively began to be referred to as “ultra refined transplanting ” , allowed us to achieve unprecedented results .

In 2004 at the 12th meeting of the ISHRS in Vancouver, H&W presented an unheard-of 25 patients (typically one patient is showcased) at the live patient viewing . All of these patients had surgeries performed by us using our techniques. In The next issue of the Hair Transplant Forum International the review from the editor emeritus of the journal wrote :

The indelible image I will take away I will take away from this meeting is that of the patients of Drs Victor Hasson and Jerry Wong. These were demonstrated at the Live Patient Viewing on Friday afternoon. To say these results were “mind-blowing”, would be an understatement. Please picture a young man with former type 5 baldness with over 5,000 FU’s harvested and planted in A SINGLE SESSION and growing with close to 100% perfection. Not only growing, but planted at up to 80 grafts per square centimetre and giving the appearance of completely normal hair direction and density with no ‘crinkle’ whatsoever and a donor scar of  1-2mm. The rest of us will be a long time catching up with the skills of Jerry and Victor and their wonderful staff of assistants. A word of caution for all of those who were as impressed as I was. Please do not return home, remove a 15×2 cm strip and start planting 5,000 FUs at 80 or even 40 per sq cm. This is something that you and your staff might like to aim toward but for goodness sake, work up to it gradually. It requires a marvel of coordination and expertise to be able to perform such a procedure even if, like me, you have been insertivng grafts for nearly 40 years

Since that meeting we have continued to consistently produce the most impressive results of any kind of hair restoration procedure available anywhere worldwide.

Time And Technology

Time and technology eventually changes everything . We have been closely following developments in the FUE field , purchasing newer equipment as it becomes available and testing it . We maintain a very close relationship with those ethical physicians performing cutting edge work in the FUE  field .
In Europe the work of Dr Jose Lorenzo and Dr Koray Erdogan  has come closest to the quality of work that we like to produce. With their assistance we have trained already experienced technicians in their manual extraction techniques.  For approximately 2 years we have been slowly increasing the number of FUE procedures that we perform .

It has been a smooth, steady and impressive march to have arrived at where we are today. The only small detour was when we purchased the Artas Robot. We quickly discovered we could manually harvest grafts with a much higher rate of success in both quality and efficiency. We were also able to leave the donor area with much less damage than the robot. This significantly increased the ability for the patient to wear his or her hair short without any material signs of a procedure and also increased the percentage of viable grafts that could be harvested from the donor area in subsequent procedures if needed.   In general our results have improved to the level that are indistinguishable from that of our strip surgery !!!

Options

So now we are in a world where we have two different technologies producing equally incredible results .
This now gives our patients the option to choose the procedure which best suits them. It does however produce a new dilemma – what technique and for whom ?

Every individual who is considering a hair restoration procedure needs to be familiar with the advantages of each procedure as they make their decision which best suits their individual needs .

It is far more important however, to choose the best clinic, irrespective of techniques, to assure the best possible results .

Each clinic should approach their procedure as a work of art! If they are proud of their art it should be displayed in ultra high definition in their gallery . Each single hair as it exits the scalp should be individually visible. High definition videos are very helpful. Any galleries with poor lighting or poor resolution are a sure sign that this is not the clinic for you .

Remember -research .. research .. research

FUE VS. FUT- What Are The Differences?

The following Infographic provides a side by side comparison of the two hair transplant procedures.

Hair transplant surgery comparison
hair transplant chart comparing FUE surgery to FUT

Hair Transplant Consultations In Italy!

Meet Dr. Hasson In Italy!

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Dr. Victor Hasson, one of the world’s most respected and experienced hair transplant surgeons. Dr. Hasson will provide you with a free, no-obligation hair loss and hair transplant assessment.

Toronto hair transplant surgeon consulting with patient

How To Register

If you’re interested in booking a live, in person consultation with Dr. Hasson in Milan or Rome, simply complete the brief form at the bottom of this page.

Locations & Dates

Rome, Italy

Roma – presso NH Palazzo Cinquecento (sala conferenze Executive 1)

  • 25 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 26 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 27 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 28 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00

Milan, Italy

Milanopresso NH Hotel President (sala conferenze Monforte)

  • 30 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 31 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 1° aprile 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 2 aprile 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00

What To Expect

Dr. Hasson will be visiting Italy and performing live hair transplant consultations.Here’s what you can expect!

  • An evaluation of the cause of your hair loss, its’ current state and likely progression
  • A hair retention strategy
  • An assessment of your hair characteristics, including scalp laxity and donor density
  • A realistic review of your hair restoration goals
  • An estimate of the number of grafts required and available for hair transplant surgery
  • A discussion of FUE and FUT extraction methods
  • A hair transplant cost estimate

Sessions will be held privately in a hotel conference room and typically last up to 20 minutes. We will set up a camera to take clear photos of your head from 12 distinct angles and may record video so the doctor can refer to your images if you decide to pursue hair transplant surgery. You will be provided with a written assessment & recommendation to take home with you.

We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

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Meet Dr. Jerry Wong in Italy

dr-wong-round-200x200If you’re in Milan or Rome this October, you have a great opportunity to meet Dr. Jerry Wong, one of the world’s most experienced and pioneering hair transplant surgeons. Dr. Wong will meet with you and assess the current state of your hair loss and your suitability for hair restoration with hair transplant surgery.

Rome, Italy: October 9-12 (Sunday to Wednesday)
Milan, Italy: October 13-15 (Thursday to Saturday)

Meet Dr. Jerry Wong in Italy!

Here’s what you can expect from your session with Dr. Wong:

  • An evaluation of the cause of your hair loss, its’ current state and likely progression
  • A hair retention strategy
  • An assessment of your hair characteristics, including scalp laxity and donor density
  • A realistic review of your hair restoration goals
  • An estimate of the number of grafts required and available for hair transplant surgery
  • A discussion of FUE and FUT extraction methods
  • A hair transplant cost estimate

Sessions will be held privately in a hotel conference room and typically last up to 20 minutes. We will set up a camera to take clear photos of your head from 12 distinct angles and may record video so the doctor can refer to your images if you decide to pursue hair transplant surgery. You will be provided with a written assessment & recommendation to take home with you.

We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

Book your free consultation today!