Dr. Carlos Wesley has been performing quality follicular unit hair transplantation exclusively for over 4 years at his clinic in New York and operates on only one patient per day. Having trained under Dr. Walter Unger, a pioneer in modern hair transplantation, Dr. Wesley and his full time staff of 6 have the skill and ability to perform up to 2500 follicular unit grafts in a single session when appropriate for the patient.
Dr. Wesley is an avid believer in providing patients with what they need and not necessarily with what they want. Dr. Wesley stresses the importance of establishing clear communication and realistic expectations for each patient. Coupled with his state of the art technique, Dr. Wesley believes that a thorough analysis of the patient’s hair characteristics and an accurate understanding of their objectives promote healthy and realistic expectations and a satisfying end result for his patients.
Dr. Wesley stays away from “cookie cutter” hair transplants and customizes his procedure for each patient. Using tiny, sterile, hypodermic needles as small 20 gauge (approximately .88mm), Dr. Wesley creates parallel (sagital) incisions to minimize trauma to pre-existing hairs and out-of-body time for the grafts. Dr. Wesley uses single hairs exclusively to re-create the critical hairline to produce natural looking and undetectable results.
Dr. Wesley personally designs the entire recipient area and clearly communicates the placement pattern to the planting staff specifying where each type of graft should be placed. All follicular units are dissected and trimmed under microscopes and then carefully placed into tiny recipient sites by his experienced staff.
Dr. Wesley uses a single blade to harvest the donor strip to maximize control and minimize follicular transection and damage. Dr. Wesley typically uses the revolutionary trichophytic closure technique using a continuous single-layer suture with sterile, 3-0 nylon sutures with only a few exceptions. He believes coupling this technique with minimal tension on the wound produces virtually undetectable scarring. Dr. Wesley prefers a standard closure to the trichophytic closure on patients with white hair, poor scalp elasticity and on lighter haired female patients. In instances of donor closure under higher tension, Dr. Wesley uses absorbable vicryl interrupted deep sutures in and around the areas of increased tension after undermining along both edges of the wound. Dr. Wesley uses the undermining technique to reduce tension on the wound while the extra sutures help promote optimal healing and minimal scarring.
Dr. Wesley places grafts up to 35 FU/cm2 in order to maximize growth yield and provide patients with a totally natural looking result. While higher densities typically sound impressive to patients, Dr. Wesley feels that the vast majority of patients don’t require more than 35 FU/cm2 to promote the appearance of fullness. Additionally, Coalition member Dr. Limmer’s hair survival study revealed that this may be the maximum density that will yield the highest percentage of viable transplanted growth. However, patients who require or want additional density in an area can achieve this by returning for a second procedure.
Dr. Wesley is a member of the following organizations
- American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
- International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
- American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS)
- American Medical Association (AMA)
- American Burn Association (ABA)
Dr. Carlos Wesley, his surgical technique, and patient results were carefully reviewed by our patient based online hair loss community. To view the highlights of this review, visit the discussion topic “Potential Recommendation of Dr. Carlos Wesley of New York, New York”.To learn more about Dr. Carlos Wesley, visit their hair restoration website