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Jerry E. Cooley, MD

Hair Restoration Services offered

    Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation, FUE and cutting edge approaches to enhanse or refine older work
    Prescriptions for Propecia and options for all medications that are proven hair loss treatments
    Complimentary in-depth consultations

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Hobbies

    Family activities, coaching soccer and Golfing.
Profile

Profile

Dr. Jerry Cooley and his staff perform large sessions of ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation with excellent results.

Dr. Jerry Cooley has an excellent reputation among his peers as one of the premiere surgeons doing follicular unit transplantation. He uses all the latest hair transplant techniques including FUE (follicular unit extraction), ACell, FUSS (follicular unit strip surgery) and Hair Duplication formerly called "autocloning" for those who are appropriate candidates.

View highlights of our visit to Dr Cooley's clinic .

Dr. Cooley's hair transplant technique is truly "ultra refined". Using minimally invasive, cutting-edge equipment, he can perform large, densely packed gigasessions exceeding 4000 grafts when appropriate for the patient with minimal scarring and excellent growth. Dr. Cooley typically operates on only one patient per day.

Dr. Cooley is a board certified dermatologist and diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS). He has served as Vice President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and its President in 2011. In 2008, he won the coveted Platinum Follicle Award from the ISHRS for his many scientific contributions to hair restoration. He is a frequent lecturer at hair transplantation conferences, and has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters in the field.

Dr. Jerry Cooley is committed to researching improvements in the field of hair restoration and has received three research grants from the ISHRS. Dr. Cooley served as head U.S. consultant for Intercytex, Ltd., a British company which attempted to develop a “hair cloning” treatment for hair loss. He continues this research with leading academic researchers and biotech companies and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, The New Yorker and Wired magazines.

Dr. Cooley has conducted important studies demonstrating the importance of using microscopic dissection in creating grafts during FUSS. He is also well known for his laboratory research on hair cloning.

Dr. Jerry Cooley's academic credentials are particularly notable with a medical internship at John Hopkins and a dermatology residency at the University of Maryland where he served as chief resident. While in Baltimore he also trained extensively with Coalition member Dr. James Vogel, a well recognized plastic surgeon from Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Cooley is an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), the world’s largest organization of hair restoration surgeons. He has also served on the scientific and Internet committees for the ISHRS and was named Surgeon of the Month by the Hair Transplant Forum for his contributions to the field.

Platinum Follicle AwardDr. Jerry Cooley is the winner of the 2008 ISHRS Platinum Follicle award.  To learn more about his outstanding achievements as it relates to scientific research in hair restoration, visit “Highlights of the Annual 2008 ISHRS Scientific Meeting in Montreal”. Those who are in his area can go to him knowing that they are going to get quality work that is first rate by national and international standards. He takes a holistic approach to hair restoration and also prescribes non surgical medications like Propecia when appropriate.

For anyone looking for an outstanding hair transplant surgeon in the Carolinas and beyond, we highly recommend consulting with Dr. Jerry Cooley.

To learn more about Dr. Jerry Cooley, visit their hair restoration website

Patient Result

Patient Result

Hair Loss Photos and Results

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3514

Female Transplant

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1756

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 4289

Hair Loss Class: 5

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2241

Hair Loss Class: 3

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3049

Hair Loss Class: 3V

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1213

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3582

Hair Loss Class: NA

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3164

Hair Loss Class: 3A

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3637

Hair Loss Class: 4

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2117

Hair Loss Class: 5

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2664

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1511

Hair Loss Class: 3

Procedure Type: FUE

Full listing of patients

Patient Website

Patient Website

Hair Loss Patient Websites Featuring Hair Restoration Experiences, Results and Photos

Semi-recent post-op photo

Robert

I began to notice my hair loss at the young age of 18. My temples recessed rapidly and my crown began to thin shortly thereafter. By the time I was 22 years old, I was a NW3 on the Norwood scale and by the time I reached 25 I was easily a NW4. I lived ...

Before

Maximus

Hair loss never really bothered me too much as I aged. My hair started receding and disappearing at age 18. I've always had some sort of hairline and the picture of myself in my mind has always been with hair and I’ve ...

1 day post op 2600 grafts 1-13-06

Ifloss

Started when I was 21 years old, first year of dental school.  Progressed to NW6 in 15 years.  At 23 I tried Rogaine, but didn't like the way it made my hair feel.  At the time I said I'd rather be bald than use this stuff - boy ...

Before

bones

Started losing hair and confidence 5-6 years ago and through extensive research found an outstanding doctor in the Carolinas.

BimmerRick

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BEFORE / 6 MONTHS AFTER

BIG A

I started losing my hair very gradually at age 21.  For those who have experienced the agony of experiencing your hairline slowly recede further and further back I'm sure you can relate...so I FINALLY decided to do something about it ...

Pre

cooleyfied

Started thinning at 19 and although everyone says I look good with a shaved head, I'm sick of the look and need a little variety. So.. after 5 years of HT reasearch, I finally decided to get the job done. So far, so good.

Photo is 4 months after surgery

davidcharlotte

I started noticing my hair loss at age 22. Almost immediately I tried Rogaine but it didn't do any good. I went on and off with Propecia as well. By my early 30s I had lost quite a bit of hair. I went to at least 3 different consultations, and ...

Middleson

Typical Male Pattern Baldness receeding hairline started slowly during my mid 20's and progressed throughout my 30's and seemed to stabilize somewhat in my early 40's. I had a general thinning of my crown which started in my mid 30's and progressed ...

rp1979

HAIRLOSS BOTHERED ME. I DECIDED TO ACTIVELY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

14 days after treatment

Christopher

I started to lose my hair when I was about 19 years old and really started balding around the age of 24. I had tried Rogaine and it made my fine hair look oily and it was just a pain to put it on every day. I started Propecia in 1999  and ...

before

Hair Today - female

Family history of women with receeding hairlines, exacerbated by chemotherapy and hormone therapy for breast cancer.

Pre op and 14 month post op

latinlotus

I never had lots of hair in the temple areas. I have been slowly losing hair since my mid-20's. However, I noticed a bit more hair lost in the temple areas about 3 years ago. Although I am an appearance conscious person, it never really bother me ...

proposed hairline

502hairplease

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day of surgery

Freedom Restored

I first began noticing increased hairloss at around the age of 20. The well known "never-ending sink full of hairs" had began. Although at the time I had a very plush mane, panic quickly insued. I became obsessed. Constantly ...

Dewayne

DIFFUSE THINNING????  My pics can sometimes look like I have more hair than I actually do, so if any of you are thinking "Why is this guy wanting a transplant?", forget it because had the wind been blowing that day you could see straight to ...

jabba

Started going thin in college. Began to hear the jokes and people saying "Your hair is falling out because you wear a hat". Had approx. 250 mini-graphs in 1994. Although no one has ever noticed, I can clearly see where the 3-4 hair graphs are. I had ...

Day of Surgery

JD

Appx. 1000 Grafts with Dr. Cooley in Charlotte 3.5 years ago.  Generally satisfied with results, given that  I was  a previous war  refugee of  neanderthal  results----the now deceased CP Chambers  performed 5 ...

Don

I used to be a Hair Club client. In fact, I wore a modified cover for a few months while my 3000 unit job was growing in.

phoneguy

My father lost most of his hair during his lifetime.  Once I hit my early thirties, my hair began to thin on top.  It really was a helpless feeling thinking there wasn't anything I could do to stop the hair loss.  ...

3v_2008

Started noticing hair loss when I was 23. Began in the crown region and has gradually progressed since then. I am now 28.

after treatment

Randy

I started losing my hair in my early 30's. That was 20 years ago. Hair transplant options were not that good back then. I was too young to lose my hair and I was beginning to look older than I actually was because of the hair loss.

Pre-Op Photo

twoputt

Started losing my hair around 24 years old...continued to progress year after year making me (in my opinon) look much older than I actually am...  

raj80

I started lossing hair when I was 21. I tried couple of things but did not work. last 2 years I tried Rogain, but the hair loss became more severe lot of danruff and dry scalp.

7 days after

Itwouldbenice

I first noticed I could see my scalp in the crown area when I was 27 in one of those three way mirrors in the bathroom in a cruise ship and was like holy smoke I have never seen any of my white scalp or any hair missing on my crown ...

frontal view 7 months after transplant and rogain and finesteride

john

For the last 7 to 10 years I have experienced progressive hair loss initially from the crown and more recently from both sides of the frontal-parietal scalp.  I just posted the 3 month view.  It is a lot better after finasteride and rogaine.  ...

Day of procedure 2/17/09

NCHTJC

I first noticed temporal recession 6 years ago.

shanksfullhair

Losing hair since 1994. Have been on different medicines since then.Have tried Allopathy, Homeopathy and also Ayurvedic medics. Some might have worked on reducing hairloss for some months but i was very sad when they were not working for months together ...

Before Transplant

YouGoAroundOnce

Started loosing hair in my early 30's.

Before 2700 grafts at Dr.Cooley

RSL1969

Started losing my hair around age 21. Had 700 grafts placed in the temple area back in 1992 with very poor results.  There was really no reason to have tranplant surgery at that point and I lived with some very plug like results once my hair ...

Before

gohabsgo

 I started to slowly loose it at 22-23. No history of hairloss on both sides of my family.My brother, my cousins, my uncles, my grandfather, everybody have thick hair....I am THE "lucky" one! I gues it's just because I am smarter than ...

FiveOaks

I started noticing in my late 20's that I was getting a little thin up top.  I tried different vitamins and for a short time tried Rogaine...little to no results.   I did nothing for several years but started researching ...

OnePutt

Noticed gradual recession and thinning around age 18. Increased significantly over the past few years. I wear a buzz cut so the loss is not so obvious, and also because there aren't many options with no hair on the top of your head.

jac1971

Began losing my hair in my 20s.  Progressively got worse throughout my thirties.  Began bad thinning in the crown around 32.   

ecooli

I started losing my hair gradually since 18. I had major thinning in the crown and recently more in the hairline. Like everyone else, hairloss affected my confidence in a big way. The aged guy i see the mirror everyday does not resemble me!

...

Prior to Hair Transplant

azn_guy

My Hair loss started when I was 23, I didn't notice anything until age 25. I spend a couple years obsessing about it and in 2007 started to do some research. I decided in 2010 to go for it. I've been on Finasteride for 1 year prior to the HT

pic from the morning of my op.

FeelNRaceE

Started losing it at 22. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about it in some way.  I've thought about a HT for the last 10 years, but felt guilty about spending that much money on myself. But finally, it had come to the point ...

Before 3200 grafts with Dr. Cooley

buynpower

I've been suffering with hair loss for 12 years now. Forced into the "comb over" hairstyle for at least 10 years. Cant stand it! Im fairly young and hanging out with friends that have all the latest hairstyles, just kills me. Had a previous procedure ...

two days after

virtual

Well, I think I could live with the hair loss, but I did not like the idea.  You would have those "bad hair days" that made it difficult to feel good about facing the world.  I decided I would do something and take one more concern out ...

LadyNeedsHair

I have been battling hair loss since the mid to late 80's after taking Accutane right when it first hit the market. Just like everyone else, I have seen every type of Doctor possible to determine reasoning/treatment for my worsening condition.  ...

This is how my hair looked before hair transplant surgery. I have overall thinning on top, front and crown too. It was not falling under any of the norwood scale.

Asian82

I'm a 29 years old, started noticing my hair thinning around the age of 23. My hair was so thick that I didn't really bother doing anything about it. I really started to notice very thinned hair around age 25 and decided to do something about it.My ...

Before

GreaseDJ

Can remember someone referring to me as a "member of the brotherhood of the mature hairline" at the age of 16. Had a slow recede the next 10 years or so and a real accelerated thinning of the front between age 26 and 32. 

With ...

kavis

Started to notice thinning when I was about 27.  Didn't think too much about it, but over the last 2 years noticed an increase of hairs in the sink and sunshine on the scalp.  I have diffuse thinning in the front and fairly normal loss ...

before

Ebow

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Patient Experience

Patient Experience

Hair Loss Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

8/4/2015.

3368 grafts and PRP with Dr. Cooley

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3/14/2014.

2,800 Grafts with Dr. Cooley

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6/25/2013.

Dr. Cooley

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4/20/2013.

My 2500 Grafts HT w/ PRP/ACell treatment Journey with Dr.Cooley

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2/14/2012.

Dr Cooley

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9/3/2011.

My Great Experience (Repair) with Dr. Jerry Cooley and his Team

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5/11/2011.

2,100 grafts (FUT) with Dr. Cooley

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11/6/2010.

2171 Grafts w/ Dr. Cooley 10-26-10

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6/19/2010.

Azn_Guy's experience with Dr. Cooley: 3007 grafts

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2/12/2009.

2097 Densely Packed Grafts with Dr. Cooley

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11/12/2008.

Dewayne shows his impressive results after 2500 Grafts

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9/22/2008.

18 month post-op (the final) results by Bill_the_bald

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8/7/2008.

2573 Grafts in the frontal half with Dr. Cooley

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5/29/2008.

Forum member "rp1979" shares his 12 month results after 2708 Grafts

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2/2/2008.

Patient receives 2500 grafts with Dr. Cooley

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1/1/2008.

2700 Grafts with Dr. Cooley - Impressive 7 month results

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12/29/2007.

Satisfied patient shows off his 2700 grafts with Dr. Cooley

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9/30/2007.

Patient of Dr. Cooley's extremely satisfied with hair transplant results

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12/13/2006.

Photos from the Coalition Workshop in Charlotte, NC

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12/13/2006.

My Hair Transplant Experience Wtih Dr. Cooley

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12/13/2006.

My 9-15-06 HT with Dr. Cooley = Fantastic!

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12/13/2006.

Surgery workshop at Dr. Cooley's clinic in Charlotte

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12/13/2006.

2,550 Grafts from Dr. Cooley on 18 January 2006

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12/13/2006.

2600+ grafts by Dr. Cooley

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12/13/2006.

3,217 with Dr. Cooley, NW 5a, (1/12/06)

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12/23/2005.

2000+ Grafts From Dr. Cooley 16 Sep 04

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12/23/2005.

My first hair transplant

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12/23/2005.

Initial Consultation with Dr. Cooley

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12/23/2005.

2,750 grafts by Dr. Cooley Charlotte, NC

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10/5/2005.

Consultation with Dr. Cooley

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10/5/2005.

Brando's one year update

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10/5/2005.

Hair Transplant w/ Dr. Cooley, 1600 FUs, 9 mos post-op

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10/5/2005.

7 Months Post HT photo's of 2500 FUT by Dr. Cooley

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Video Interview

Video Interview

In Person Hair Restoration Video Interviews

What Dr. Cooley Finds Most Gratifying About Performing Hair Transplantation

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. Jerry Cooley discusses what he finds most gratifying about performing today's state of the art ultra refined hair transplant procedures. This includes viewing his patient's results after they come back and visit the clinic after their results mature.

How Dr. Cooley Achieves Excellent Hair Transplant Results

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. Jerry Cooley discusses the factors that are important to achieving excellent hair restoration results. Dr. Cooley has been performing hair transplantation for over 15 years. The biggest jump in quality was the evolution to using microscopic dissection and all follicular unit grafting. View the video for more information.

Dr. Cooley Discusses How He Became a Hair Transplant Surgeon

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. Jerry Cooley discusses his medical background and what attracted him to performing today's state of the art ultra refined hair transplants.

Dr. Cooley Discusses His Philosophy on Patient Care

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. Jerry Cooley discusses his philosophy on hair transplant patient care. Dr. Cooley's philosophy is to treat each hair loss patient the way that he'd like to be treated.

Dr. Cooley Discusses Services He Provides Hair Loss Patients

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. Jerry Cooley discusses the services and procedures he offers to hair loss sufferers. This includes non-surgical hair loss treatments and today's state of the art surgical hair restoration.

Selecting a Quality Hair Transplant Doctor by Dr. Cooley

In this hair transplant video interview, hair restoration physician Dr. Jerry Cooley discusses what hair loss prospective patients should look for when considering and selecting a quality hair transplant surgeon.

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Articles

Articles

Hair Loss Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.

6/30/2015

Why Do I See ‘Grafts’ on My Pillow 16 Days after Hair Transplant Surgery?

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6/23/2015

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) as a Stand-Alone Treatment for Hair Loss?

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5/27/2015

Why Is the Hair Loss Treatment Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) So Expensive?

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3/12/2015

Is Hair Transplant Surgery an Attractive Option for Older Patients with Hair Loss?

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1/21/2015

Does Lowering the Dose of Propecia (Finasteride) Significantly Reduce Its Effect on Hair Loss?

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6/12/2014

Can I Have Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) after a Strip Hair Transplant (FUSS)?

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9/10/2013

Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) More Effective for Diffuse Hair Loss?

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3/14/2013

Can All Hair Transplant Patients Benefit from ACell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

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3/2/2013

Hair Transplant Surgery: The Effects of ACell on Healing and Hair Growth

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8/4/2012

Dr. Jerry Cooley Acquires and Provides Input on the ARTAS Hair Restoration System for Automating Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

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1/12/2012

Factors to Consider When Planning a Hair Transplant in the Crown

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9/3/2011

Can Hair Transplant Surgery Be Performed in and around Existing Hair Without Shaving?

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8/11/2011

Dr. Cooley Discusses His Approach to Working with New Hair Transplant Patients

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11/3/2010

Autocloning: Hair Restoration with ACell MatriStem

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12/3/2008

Hair Transplant Graft Survival and Platelet Rich Plasma

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9/29/2008

Taking Propecia for Hair Loss Every Other Day?

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Patient Videos

Patient Videos

Dr. Cooley FUE Result/1825 Grafts/4K Video

We presented this patient in a collection of photos in December, 2016 but he has returned for another followup and he allowed us to document his result with video. 


This patient is in his 30’s and wanted to restore frontal zone with FUE. We started him on finasteride and performed FUE with 1.0mm motorized punch, yielding a graft count of 1,825 (1-208, 2-441, 3-770, and 4-406). Given his fine hair, we wanted to capture as many 3 and 4’s as possible, hence the slightly larger punch used. 

We also performed PRP/ACell to thicken existing hair and promote healing of the FUE extraction sites. We find that PRP/ACell treatment after the extractions are complete enhances healing by reducing scar (fibrosis) formation and promoting regeneration of any transected follicles. He is shown one year post op. After photos are with dry and wet hair. The video is in full Ultra HD 4K resolution so a 4K capable monitor or television is recommended. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1825 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

World First: Dr. Cooley Ultra HD Hairline Result Video

Dr. Jerry Cooley and the team at Carolina Dermatology in Charlotte, North Carolina have had a stellar, if not somewhat low key, reputation for many years. The popularity of Dr. Cooley has been primarily through word of mouth online and in person and by using among the highest quality photos found anywhere online. Clarity of detail, consistency with lighting and backgrounds have been a staple of all of Dr. Cooley's presentations. However, you have never seen us present a single before/after video because we really haven't needed to use them and with how busy we have always been we really haven't have the time.

Now it's time to change. We've never used video to document our results but now we will and we will do so in a manner that no one has before. I'd like to introduce the world's first 4K Ultra HD hair transplant result video.

This video is best viewed on a 4K television or a 4K monitor. If you do not have either it is still visible at lower resolutions so set the resolution preference in the bottom right corner of the video frame.

About the patient; he first came to see us in 2006 to lower his hairline and to achieve moderate temple angle closure. He was 35 at the time. He had already been on Avodart for three years by the time he had his first surgery. Since then he had two much smaller procedures to add density and refinement. The result was recorded two weeks ago and this represents in great detail how he looks today.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2612 Grafts in 3 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant 2097 Grafts with Dr. Cooley

Discussion forum member "LatinLotus" received a 2097 graft hair transplant procedure with Dr. Cooley. 14 months after his surgical procedure and after using Propecia, he created a video showcasing his results on YouTube.

To see his results, view the video.

To follow along with his journey and to see before and after hair transplant photos, visit the discussion forum topic by clicking here.

To view his patient website with all his photos, visit his hair loss website.

Male | Non-Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2097 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Channel 5 News: Dr. Cooley Discusses Hair Transplantation

Dr. Jerry Cooley discusses today's state of the art hair transplant surgery on Channel 5 news.