29th case: FUT 2767 - Dense packing for a trichotillomania

Age: 36
Date: 06/12/2012
Technique: FUT
Number of grafts: 2767
Number of hairs: 6724
1h: 289 2h: 1340 3h: 797 4h: 341

This 36-years-old patient had been suffering from trichotillomania for many years. Trichotillomania is a disease that consists in an irrepressible need to pull out your hair, one by one, patiently. This illness often begins during the childhood or the adolescence. According to the studies, it affects from 0.5% to 2% of the population at different degrees of severity. When the disorder is important and the snatching is repeated, hair will permanently disappear. At this time, an intervention can only replace lost hair. Of course, we have to be sure that the mania is cured. Because if it is not, the risk of failure of the transplant is extremely important.
Previous pictures do not fully show the severity of the situation. In 2012, she had strongly reduced pulling out hair and requested a surgery. I performed the surgery, the transplant was extremely dense in order to reach a sufficient density in a single time. The relative small size of the recipient area allowed it. The work was of course performed without shaving existing hair.
The result is perfect. There is no trace of her trichotillomania. She does not pull out her hair anymore.

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