Johann was kind enough to help others avoid the experience he had prior to finding Dr. Bolton. He had two FUE procedures, in Malta, of 3000 grafts each procedure.
The first procedure was to the front hair line of 3,000 grafts. This procedure lasted 10 hours. It looks like about 1,000 hairs grew.
FUE claims to be scar-less. It is not. It actually creates more scars and depletes the donor area to a greater degree. They claim you can go to work the next day. That is not true either. Actually you can, but you won't look normal and you will be in discomfort. Falsehood number three is the claim that it is not a surgical procedure. They break the skin with a metal punch similar to the old style plugs 40 years ago. They have to keep you numb for ten hours plus and some people even return the next day to do it again. Having anesthesia administered into your scalp for ten hours is not pleasant.
FUE is a low yield procedure and they charge more for that service and it is commonly done by folks who are not doctors. It is very possible that an FUE can be done entirely from start to finish by a technician and not a doctor.
Johann then repeated the FUE four months later to the crown area. 3,000 grafts again. Ten hours in the chair again and maybe 500 hairs grew?
Dr. Bolton harvested approximately 6,000 hairs in less then 10 minutes. The procedure from start to finish was about 3 hours.
Dr. Bolton would have gotten perhaps 7,000 or more hairs if Johann did not do the prior FUE procedures.
When you look at the strip that was taken out it has void areas (From the FUE) in a circular fashion where the grafts were punched out. These scars may not seem invasive but they go deep into the scalp and are fibrous in nature throughout the layers of the skin.