Patient is a 68 year-old Caucasian physician with a history of androgenic alopecia for over 40 years. He had a total of #3500 micro-graft hair transplants to the frontal area, approximately 10-15 years ago, and had used no medical treatment to prevent further loss. His hair loss has continued to progress in the non-transplanted areas.
Examination revealed a healthy hair and scalp with a moderate (more visible skin than visible hair) hair loss in the frontal area and a severe (much more visible skin than visible hair) hair loss in the vertex area. There were two linear scars extending from ear to ear in the occipital area. Findings were consistent with androgenic alopecia -- status post hair transplantation. No inflammation was noted.
Low level laser light therapy was initiated using Thinning hair lose treatment, 30 minutes every other day. No topical or oral hair growth treatments were used. Upon follow up at five months, the patient felt that no significant growth had taken place. He stated that his compliance had been low and he had periods in which he used the device no more than once a week.
On examination the frontal, mid-scalp and vertex hair appeared to be fuller with increased volume. The frontal hairline was better defined than at baseline. Photographs show the comparison between baseline and 6 month appearance.