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FUE Hairline Repaired With FUE, 1529 Grafts, Jerry Cooley MD

This patient is in his early 30’s and had an FUE procedure of 2000 grafts at another clinic one year prior. He was unhappy with the unnatural look of the transplant. 

There were several noticeable problems with the prior work: 
1) The hairline was placed too low and straight. 
2) There were two and three hair grafts at the very front line. 
3) The grafted area was not blended into the existing hair, leaving a halo effect. 
4) There was no blending into the temporal area, creating an unnatural fronto-temporal angle. Simply adding more grafts might have given improvement but would also have worsened the front heavy appearance. 

Male | Caucasion | in 1 Session | FUE | Repair

3493 FUT Grafts, Jerry Cooley MD

This patient is in his early 20’s and first came to see me with his parents at the age of 18.  We started finasteride and deferred any further treatment other than topical minoxidil.  He returned several years later, expressing in interest in hair transplantation.  We discussed all the possible drawbacks of undergoing a transplant when young, including the likely need for future procedures.  He had absolutely decided against a ‘shaved head’ look and was committed to doing everything necessary to keep his hair looking natural in the future. 

After considering all the pros and cons of making this commitment, the patient opted for FUT.  We performed 3,493 grafts combined with PRP/ACell.   The hairline was placed at 7cm, to ensure it would continue to look natural as he ages.  He returned 11 months later, ecstatic with the results, noting how restoring his hair had changed his life for the better.  He understands the need for periodic PRP treatments and possible transplants in the future. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 3493 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hairline Reconstruction/ 3000 Grafts/ Jerry Cooley MD

This patient is in his late 30’s and first came to see us in 2014. We first prescribed finasteride.  He returned one year later showing his loss had stabilized and he underwent a conservative hairline restoration of 2,000 grafts using the FUT procedure with PRP/ACell.  He was very pleased with the results.

He returned in 2017, requesting a slight lowering of the hairline and temple angle closure. Given his excellent response and compliance with medical therapy, and his willingness to continue PRP in the future, we decided a more aggressive restoration would be an option for him.

We performed 1,000 grafts FUT with another PRP treatment that included ACell. He is shown one year later in 2018.

As with all of our videos, this result is presented in Ultra HD 4K resolution and we are the first clinic in the world to standardize on this format in order to show as much detail as possible. 

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 3000 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Jerry Cooley MD, 3105 Grafts, Hairline Repair

This patient is in his early 40’s and had undergone a prior transplant at another clinic and was not pleased with the results. We performed FUSS of 3,105 grafts, focusing on the frontal hairline and temples. We also performed PRP/ACell to address thinning in the midscalp and crown. He is shown 12 months post-op.


Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 3105 Grafts FUT/Strip | Repair

Jerry Cooley MD, 3500 Grafts, FUT, PRP w/ACell

This young man is in his late 20’s and has evolving type VI baldness. We started him on finasteride and performed FUSS 3,500 grafts with PRP/ACell.

 He represented an aesthetic challenge in that he had remaining miniaturized hairs all the way to his teenage hairline, 4cm above his eyebrows. This would have been much too low to build a new hairline around. We removed a 2-3 cm band of these thinning hairs using electrolysis. The hairline we built contained a larger zone of lower density single hairs, so as to avoid creating a ‘front heavy’ look. The majority of the density was in the mid-scalp. The crown was given a light ‘dusting’ of two hair grafts and the PRP treatment helped blend everything together. He is shown one year later.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | 3500 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Jerry Cooley MD - African American Female-2249 Grafts and PRP with ACell @ 1 Year

This African American female presented with diffused hair loss throughout the top of her scalp and with very receded temples. Dr. Cooley and the team at Haircenter in Charlotte, North Carolina carried out an FUT procedure of 2249 grafts for the hairline reconstruction and placement throughout the central portion of the top of her scalp.

 The recipient zone and donor incision were treated with PRP with ACell to improve overall healing. PRP with ACell was also applied to the temple regions for an outstanding response as seen in the video.

Female | Non-Caucasion | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Cooley Video - 2215 Grafts - 15 Months

This patient was in mid-40’s when he came to see us. He had been taking finasteride for twenty years and had noticed progressive thinning in the past few years. We switched him to dutasteride to inhibit further loss. We performed FUSS consisting of 2,215 grafts and PRP/ACell. He is shown 15 months later. The grafts went in the frontal third and the PRP/ACell thickened up the mid-scalp and crown.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2215 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Jerry Cooley MD - 1500 FUE - PRP w/ACell

This patient came to see Dr. Cooley regarding his hair loss and to learn about his options. He is in his mid-thirties and had already stabilized his hair loss with long term finasteride use. The patient wanted to move forward cautiously as he'd already performed lots of research and wanted to consider how PRP with ACell might improve the vertex/crown region before attempting surgical intervention. So he and Dr. Cooley agreed that a procedure for the front would be the way to move forward and allow PRP with ACell to have a chance at improving the back.


1500 grafts were removed via FUE by Dr. Cooley. After the grafts were examined and refined using stereoscopic dissecting microscopes Dr. Cooley and Brandi placed the grafts into the frontal third of the patient's scalp, making sure that only single hair grafts went into the very front of the hairline and all multi-hair grafts were placed immediately behind.

 The result shown is at one year post.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1500 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

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.