E., a Los Angeles plumbing contractor, had already experienced heavy hair
loss in the temple area when he underwent his Legacy procedure in June 2005.
However, Legacy was able to restore the 37-year-old's hairline to a completely
natural look with only 1,900 grafts.
The patient's hair loss was the key to such significant results, says Legacy
Founder and CEO Bill McCullough. “This is an example of how a person can get
a lot of mileage out of mere augmentation of an existing frontal tuft, essentially
changing his look dramatically by building a frame to the face.”
A man's hair loss pattern usually does not stabilize until the mid-40's.
Therefore, Legacy had to plan for future loss of existing hair, he says.
“We feathered, or blended, transplanted hair in with the existing hair so
as he gets older and loses more hair, he won't end up with a blank, hairless
area in the front of his head.”
Craig's frontal hair loss is a common pattern for men and its restoration
leads to a significant transformation, McCullough adds.
“As a rule, just a little bit of hair right in the front, what we call a
'frontal forelock' provides a lot more cosmetic benefit than a lot more
hair on the top.”