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Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic

Dr. Vladimir Panine

Hair Restoration Services offered

    Follicular unit hair transplantation
    Follicular Unit Excision (FUE)
    Body Hair Transplantation
    Eyebrow Hair Transplantation
    Facial Hair Transplant
    Body Hair Transplants
    Prescriptions for Propecia
    Free in-depth consultations

About

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Dr. Vladimir Panine and his experienced staff perform high quality follicular unit hair transplant surgery with excellent results

Dr. Vladimir Panine of Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic has specialized in surgical hair restoration and the medical treatment of hair loss since 1994 and is a board certified dermatologist.   He personally consults with each of his patients in depth to customize solutions to meet their specific needs and concerns. 

Dr. Panine recently took over for Dr. Christopher Gencheff in the state of Wisconsin who recently retired.  Thus, Dr. Panine is also performing state of the art hair transplant surgery in the state of Wisconsin.

Dr. Vladimir Panine provides both FUT/strip and FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant surgery.  Dr. Panine feels that FUE is a viable alternative to strip under certain circumstances but that FUT/strip is typically optimal for larger cases.

Dr. Panine and his experienced staff are passionate and committed to providing state of the art hair transplant solutions utilizing the latest tools and surgical techniques.  Dr. Panine provides surgical hair restoration as the primary part of his practice and has the staff and experience to perform over 3000 follicular unit grafts in a single session when appropriate for the patient.

Adaptability and flexibility are vital ingredients Dr. Panine includes to provide custom solutions to his patients.  Dr. Panine creates a combination of parallel (sagital) and perpendicular (coronal/lateral) incisions at an appropriate angle to mimic the patient’s natural direction of hair growth.  Dr. Panine typically densely packs up to 40 FU/cm2 when appropriate depending on the patient’s goals and area of baldness.  He believes it’s better to add additional density in a second procedure to protect the scalp’s vascularity and maximize hair growth yield from the first procedure.

Dr. Panine uses minimally invasive techniques to ensure minimal trauma to the scalp and maximum growth yield.  Dr. Panine harvests the donor strip using a single blade to minimize transection and uses the trichophytic closure technique exclusively to minimize the appearance of the scar.  By using a single running stitch with individual sutures in between, Dr. Panine feels he can minimize tension on the wound and create an optimal scar.  Dr. Panine’s experienced staff carefully trims all follicular units under microscopes and inserts them into tiny recipient incisions made by Dr. Panine.

Dr. Panine has also performed research and authored numerous publications as it relates to hair restoration.  He holds medical licenses in Illinois, Michigan, New York, California, and Russia.  Dr. Panine is multilingual speaking fluent English, French and Russian. 

Dr. Panine is a member of the following organizations

  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
  • American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery  (ASHRS)
  • American Board of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatological Surgery
  • American Medical Association

Dr. Vladimir Panine, his surgical technique, and patient results were carefully reviewed by our patient based online hair loss community.

To learn more about Dr. Vladimir Panine, visit their hair restoration website

Patient Result

Patient Result

Hair Loss Photos and Results

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Session : 2

Grafts : 3800

Hair Loss Class: 3

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2050

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3403

Hair Loss Class: 4

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2592

Hair Loss Class: 4

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2758

Hair Loss Class: 4

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2932

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 2

Grafts : 6284

Hair Loss Class: 5V

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2590

Hair Loss Class: 4

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2210

Hair Loss Class: 3

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2978

Hair Loss Class: 5V

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3577

Hair Loss Class: 3V

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3553

Hair Loss Class: 4

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Patient Website

Patient Website

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

ryan

I started noticing my hair loss around the age of 25.  My hair loss was not severe, but was thinnig on the top of my head, close to my forehead. I could see that my future was not looking good.

JC

I suppose I probably started losing my hair when I was 18, but as the age-old story goes, I don't think I noticed it until I was around 21 because it was so gradual. I didn't accept it/start to do anything about it until I was 23. Started on Propecia ...

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fosteve

My hair loss began around the age of 20.  I have tried both Minoxidal and Propecia and am currently using the Minoxidal.  In my early 20's I had very good success with the Propecia but felt that I suffered some of the side ...

efflux

My hairline started thinning around age 25. I got on fin around 29, so I feel like I caught it fairly early. Some damage was already done, so now at 32 years old, I felt like a HT was in order to ...

Patient Experience

Patient Experience

Hair Loss Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

7/9/2016.

My procedure with Dr. Panine

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11/15/2015.

MY experience with Dr. Vladimir Panine

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9/15/2015.

8 Months Results from Chicago1990

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6/10/2014.

3,840 Grafts via FUT with Dr. Panine in Chicago

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6/4/2014.

Hair Transplant Patient of the Month: Ginkgo's 4,749 Graft FUSS with Dr. Panine

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5/30/2014.

My EXCELLENT Results with Dr. Panine!

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4/10/2014.

Review of Dr. Panine

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4/8/2014.

2300 FUE by Dr. Panine - 7/10/2013 - Great results

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2/26/2013.

Dr. Vladimir Panine / Stuart are the best!!!!

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2/21/2013.

Dr.Panine 3500+ FUT just under 4 weeks post op

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6/18/2012.

3,404 Grafts with Dr. Panine

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3/8/2012.

Great experience with Dr. Panine and staff!

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6/18/2011.

My Experience with Dr. Panine

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6/3/2011.

My Hair Restoration With Dr. Panine

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3/7/2010.

Just Had 2500 Grafts with Dr. Panine

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11/16/2009.

2600 Grafts with Dr. Panine

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Video Interview

Video Interview

In Person Hair Restoration Video Interviews

Hair Transplantation - What Dr. Panine Finds Most Gratifying About Hair Restoration

Dr. Vladimir Panine and the Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic of Chicago, Illinois (IL) discuss what Dr. Panine finds most gratifying about performing today's state of the art hair transplant procedures with excellent results.

Below is a transcript of the hair transplant video for your reference.

"I love to see good results. It's always gratifying to see the smile on the face of the patient. And many of those can be seen on the post pictures on the Hair Transplant Network. I'd also say that the process of creating natural looking hairlines, creating hair density for the patient, restoring balding areas that the areas are concerned about, the whole process is very - to me, I enjoy the process as it unfolds."

Hair Restoration - Dr. Panine Discusses Factors Important to Achieving The Best Results

Dr. Vladimir Panine and the Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic of Chicago, Illinois (IL) discuss the factors that are important to achieving excellent hair transplant surgical results.

Below is a transcript of the hair transplant video for your reference.

"It's a combination of factors, meticulous care, good post/preoperative education for the patient, flawless surgical procedure, postoperative care, good medical staff which is extremely important and 24/7 availability to the patient if there are any concerns or questions."

Hair Transplant - How Dr. Panine Became a Hair Restoration Physician and His Medical Background

Dr. Vladimir Panine and the Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic of Chicago, Illinois (IL) discuss Dr. Panine's medical background and what attracted him to performing today's state of the art hair transplant procedures.

Below is a transcript of the hair transplantation video for your reference.

"Well, I started medical school in Moscow, Russia. After that, did general surgery, residency for two years before immigrating to the United States. In the United States, I completed the Boston University School of Medicine. And after that, Stanford University general surgery residencey followed by training in dermatology. In dermatology, in one of my rotations, I came across hair transplantation surgery, fell in love with it and never really finished doing it. I'm still actively practicing it. My first hair transplant was done in 1994 and I've been actively pursuing this career ever since."

Hair Restoration - Dr. Panine Discusses His Philosophy on Patient Care

Dr. Vladimir Panine and the Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic of Chicago, Illinois (IL) discuss Dr. Panine's philosophy on hair transplant patient care.

Below is a transcript of the hair restoration video for your reference.

"My philosophy on hair transplant patient care is viewing the patient as a whole, and integrating hair restoration procedure in the overall game plan which would try to determine for the patient during extensive preoperative consultation what he wants to accomplish in general with the change of his look and/or his cosmetic appearance. Hair restoration is part of it. The goal is to view the patient as a whole and not to really break him down into cosmetic segments."

Hair Transplant - Dr. Panine Discusses Procedures He Offers to Hair Loss Patients

Dr. Vladimir Panine and the Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic of Chicago, Illinois (IL) discuss the services and procedures they offer to help hair loss sufferers battle baldness.

Below is a transcript of the hair transplant video for your reference.

"We provide a full spectrul of surgical and non-surgical hair restoration procedures and treatments including Rogaine, Propecia, low level laser treatment. The most important thing for patients to distinguist between multiple hair loss treatments available in the market that work and do not work. Patients have spent billions of dollars over milenia since Egyptian times on different lotions and potions and snake oils that don't work. So our goal is to educate the patient and tell them what does work in their particular situation."

Hair Transplantation - Dr. Panine Dicusses Selecting a Hair Restoration Physician

Dr. Vladimir Panine and the Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic of Chicago, Illinois (IL) discuss what hair loss sufferers considering state of the art hair transplantation should look for in a hair restoration physician.

Below is a transcript of the hair transplant video for your reference.

"Educational background and experience are very important to have as well as good before and after hair transplant photos, happy patients, many references and the ability to demonstrate proficiencey and attendance of multiple hair meetings and hair restoration forums."

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Articles

Articles

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

5/29/2014

Why Use Propecia (Finasteride) and Rogaine (Minoxidil) if They Donít Cure Hair Loss?

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5/7/2013

Severe Swelling after Hair Transplant: Should I Be Worried?

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8/30/2012

How Top Hair Transplant Surgeons Produce Clean and Refined Surgical Results

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5/1/2012

Dr. Vladimir Panine is the Newest Member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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3/26/2011

Factors Important to Achieving the Best Hair Transplant Results Ė Dr. Vladimir Panine

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Patient Videos

Patient Videos

PANINE, MD | CHICAGO HAIR TRANSPLANT CLINIC - FUE Patient Results

This gentleman was a class 3 prior to his hair restoration surgery. He came to me in 2013 wanting to rebuild his hairline and add density to the frontal 1/2 of his head. He elected to go with a FUE procedure. He had previously had a small procedure of around 600 FUE grafts.  His goal was to be very conservative and rebuild his hairline as well as add more density to the frontal 1/3. We did 2,200 grafts in 2013 and his results turned out so good that he decided he wanted to get more density in 2016, so we did another 1,600 grafts. These are his results 1 year after his 1st procedure and 14 months after his 2nd procedure.  The patient is extremely happy.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 3800 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUE | Transplant

Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic - FUE Hair Restoration Patient's Before and After Photos

This 34-year-old patient was a class 2. He came to me wanting to rebuild his hairline, add density to the frontal 1/3 of his head, and temple points. He elected to go with a FUE procedure.

He received 2,050 grafts. These are his results 7 months post-op. He will get more improvement over the next 8 months. The patient is extremely happy with his results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2050 Grafts FUE | Transplant

PANINE, MD - Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic - Patient Results After 1 Year | 3,403 Grafts

This 42-year-old patient was a class 4. His goal was to rebuild his hairline and add density to the frontal 1/3 of his head. He elected to go with a FUT procedure. He received 3,403 grafts. These are his results 1-year post-op. The pateint is extremely happy with his results. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3403 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

PANINE, MD - Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic - Patient Results After 1 Year | 3,403 Grafts

This 42-year-old patient was a class 4. His goal was to rebuild his hairline and add density to the frontal 1/3 of his head. He elected to go with a FUT procedure. He received 3,403 grafts. These are his results 1-year post-op. The pateint is extremely happy with his results. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3403 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Vladimir V. Panine, MD | Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic | 10 Months | 3,577 grafts

This 24 year old gentleman was a class 3v. After establishing his medical history and understanding the progression of his hair loss, I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss. His goal was to achieve a natural looking hairline with as much coverage as possible into the frontal 1/2 of his scalp. I explained that the procedure would give him enough density in the front half of his scalp so that when he combed his hair, it would not appear as though his hair was thinning. As we planned the surgery, we needed to take his age, present degree of hair loss and possible further hair loss into consideration. Each surgery needs to address the main concerns of a patient so no two plans are the same. We agreed that it would be best to still keep some temple recession so that it will look good for him at 24 but it would still look good as he ages. I also explained that if he wanted more density, after his first procedure, that his donor area would support another procedure. This would allow him to add more density into the frontal area or into his crown. I also explained to him that there was a possibility that he could lose more of his own hair. If this was to happen the transplanted hair would be able to stand alone and still look natural, but he would need another procedure to bring it back to the way it looks now. 


He had a total of 3,577 grafts. The break down was as follows: 1,658 single hair, 1,569 two hair grafts and 350 three hair grafts. These are his results 10 months post-op and it will continue to improve over the next 2-5 months. The patient is on Finasteride and is extremely happy with his results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | 3577 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Vladimir V. Panine, MD - Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic - FUE 3,042 Grafts

This 46 year old gentleman had a hair loss pattern similar to a class 5 on the Hamilton Norwood hair loss scale. After establishing his medical history and understanding the progression of his hair loss, I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss. 

This patient had two main goals that we focused on. First was to rebuild a conservative hairline that would be age appropriate now and as he ages. The second goal was to add as much density as was possible in one procedure to the frontal 1/3 of his head. After discussing all of the options with the patient, he elected to go with a FUE procedure and I planned surgery according to his priorities. 

A total of 3,042 grafts were used. The break down was as follows: 1,401 single hair grafts, 1,245 two hair grafts and 396 three hair grafts. I used a significant amount of single hair follicular units which allowed me to create a very natural looking hairline. This action will allow him to comb his hair and style it however he chooses, without anyone detecting that he has had anything done. These are his results 1 year after his procedure. The patient is extremely happy with his result and is planning a second procedure to add more hair to the mid-scalp. I will update his album after his second procedure is completed.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 3042 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Dr. Panine - Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic - 2,539 grafts - 7 Months Post-Op

This 27 year old gentleman had a hair loss pattern similar to a class 3 on the Hamilton Norwood hair loss scale. After establishing his medical history and understanding the progression of his hair loss, I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss. The patient’s goal was to be able rebuild his hairline and bring his temples down slightly. His goal was well suited to his needs and therefore I planned the surgery accordingly. I paid careful attention to the hairline so I could reconstruct a hairline that would be suitable for his current age but also look good as he advances in age.

A total of 2,539 grafts were used. The break down was as follows: 918 single hair grafts and 1,621 two hair grafts. I used a significant amount of single hair follicular units which allowed me to create a very natural hairline. This action will allow him to comb his hair without anyone detecting that he has had anything done.

These are his results 7 months post-op. There will continue to be more improvement over the next few months. The patient is extremely happy with his result and is taking Finasteride 1mg to control further hair loss. He does understand that he might need an addition procedure if he would like to add more density or has any further hair loss down the road.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2539 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Panine - Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic - 3,981 grafts @ 10 Months Post-Op

This 34 year old gentleman had a hair loss pattern similar to a class 4v on the Hamilton Norwood hair loss scale. His goal was simple; rebuild his hairline and add density to the frontal 1/2. That said, he also wanted to be able to keep his hair short without anyone detecting that he had a procedure done.
I explained to him that he would have a dramatic result and his overall goals could be accomplished after one procedure. I also explained that if he wanted more density in the back ? he would need another procedure.

After establishing his medical history and understanding the progression of his hair loss, I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss. During the discussion with the patient regarding his surgery I conveyed to him that my intent was to reconstruct a hairline that would be suitable for him now, but also something that will look good as he gets older. This is a critical issue which needs to be discussed when planning any work on the hairline.

A total of 3,981 grafts were used. The break down was as follows: 1,307 single hair grafts, 2,652 two hair grafts and 22 three hair grafts.

I used significantly more single hair follicular units which allowed me to create a very natural hairline. A natural hairline is essential in making a patient happy; it gives them confidence. When a patient has undergone a surgery they need to feel comfortable combing their hair/styling their hair in front of others as well as undertaking water sports or swimming around other people. A natural hairline cements this feeling of comfort and allows patients to experience a more carefree lifestyle.

These are the patient’s results 10 months post-op. There will continue to be more improvement over the next few months. As I’m sure you’ve gathered, the patient is extremely happy with his results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3981 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Panine - Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic- 2,527 grafts - 10 Months Post-Op

This 26 year old gentleman had a hair loss pattern similar to a class 3 on the Hamilton Norwood hair loss scale. His goal was to rebuilding his hairline and temple recession. I explained to him that his goals could be met with one procedure. When planning the surgery I discussed with the patient the need to reconstruct a hairline that would be suitable for him now, but also considered how he would look as he gets older. A total of 2,527 grafts were used. The break down was as follows: 1,327 single hair grafts, 1,008 two hair grafts and 192 three hair grafts. As I was rebuilding a hairline I used significantly more single hair follicular units to ensure that the final result looked natural. These are his results 10 months after his procedure and there will continue to be more improvement over the next few months. The patient is extremely happy with his results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2527 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Panine - Chicago HTC - 3,175 grafts 9 Months Post-Op

This 33 year old gentleman had a hair loss pattern similar to a class 4. He came to me with the hope of getting as much coverage as possible. His goal was to build up his hairline and add density to the frontal ? of the scalp. I explained to him that his expectations could not be met after one procedure. Rather, he will have a dramatic change after one procedure, but he still might want a 2nd procedure to add more density. After establishing his medical history and understanding the progression of his hair loss, I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss. The patient’s goal was well suited to his needs and therefore I planned the surgery accordingly. I wanted to reconstruct a hairline that would be suitable for him now, but also something that will look good as he gets older. A total of 3,175 grafts were used. The break down was as follows: 1,209 single hair grafts and 1,966 two hair grafts. I used a significant amount of single hair follicular units which allowed me to create a very natural hairline. By doing this it will allow him to comb his hair without anyone detecting that he has had anything done. These are his results 9 months after his first procedure and there will continue to be more improvement over the next few months. The patient is extremely happy with his results.

Male | Non-Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3175 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Panine - Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic - 4,428 grafts

This 33 year old gentleman had a hair loss pattern similar to a class 5. After establishing his medical history and understanding the progression of his hair loss, I diagnosed his condition as Androgenetic Alopecia (male pattern baldness), ruling out any other possible dermatological or medical conditions which can cause hair loss. The patient’s goal was to get as much coverage as possible while maintaining a natural hairline. I explained to him that he was going to need two sessions to reach his goal. However, after one procedure he would have a dramatic change; a natural hairline and good density into the frontal ? of his scalp. When reconstructing the hairline I kept in mind what would be suitable for him now as well as something that will look good as he gets older; a key part of making the hairline look natural.
A total of 4,428 grafts were used. The break down was as follows: 1,398 single hair grafts and 3,030 two hair grafts. I used significantly more single hair follicular units which also allowed me to create a very natural hairline; an action that will allow him to comb his hair back without anyone detecting that he has had anything done.
These are the results of this FIRST procedure 9 months post-op. There will continue to be more improvement over the next few months. The patient is extremely happy with the results of his initial procedure and is planning on having a second procedure completed sometime next year.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 4428 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Video - Dr. Panine - 2979 Grafts

This hair restoration patient is 34 years old with class 4 pattern hair loss. He wanted to rebuild his hairline and also wanted to be able to comb his hair back. He received 2,979 grafts. These are his results one year post-op.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2979 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

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Locations

Clinic Locations

Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic

Surgical Facility & Consultation Office
The John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan Ave. #2622
Chicago
Illinois

Contact Information:
(312) 888-2385

Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic

Surgical Facility & Consultation Office
2830 Dryden Drive, Suite 101
Madison
Wisconsin

Contact Information:
(608) 241-8848