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Old 05-21-2012, 05:38 AM
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Sean;

Firstly thanks for taking interest in my story and writing such a comprehensive post. I had been following your HT and I am very happy to see good growth, you do have quality hair.

In regards to pain yes i do have good tolerance however i think the pills had
kicked in nice and eary for me as the injections were a breeze..

My density according to the good doctor was very good, medium to coarse waivy/curly hair, but Dr Path was particularly impressed with the scalp laxity. The strip at the back was 2.5 cm wide, and yet post op day 1 Dr Path told me that i still had good laxity. I did do scalp exercises about 30 mins 3 to 4 times a week, about 4 weeks pre op. But i think the laxity was there to begin with, i just took it up another notch.

The temples are my fav part of the whole re-co asyou can see before pics they had
receeded considerably and were a major pet hate of mine. Also i should note that
they hardly shed at all, just as Dr Path advised that they would not shed like the rest of the transplanted hairs. I have to commend his artistry here as i know not too many HT docs like to go too aggressive as we did on the temples.

I will try to answer your questions as best as i can.

1- Initially we discussed that we would do 50% in the front and 40% towards the back.
However on the day just before i went in, he told me he was going to do 50% all around. But i remember in my grogy state just after the op him telling me that he went with 40% all around. I guess the real estate to be covered was bigger than he first thought. I remember being disappointed at 40% however i felt comfort in that the doc knows exactly
what he is doing.

2- I am about to turn 40 years old. I did ask Dr Path about the remaning supply as i was already planning HT 2 for the crown before the op. He didnt want to even consider HT 2 then, he said that i would most likely be content with just one pass but at a quick glance he told me i would have at least another 4000 given the excellent laxity and good density.

3- I started using proscar 1.25 mil a day 1 month before the op in June. I
also started 2 x rogaine foam 3 weeks after the proscar start. Luckily the
side effects for me have been very minimal and almost disappeared now, 11 months time.
I will try and find a pic pre meds, i can say that crown and mid area certainly
benefited from the meds with new hairs sprouting, and existing sickly hairs becoming
thicker. I will continue the meds as well as nizoral which i do about once a week.

4- The scar at the back is good. I cant see it anymore. I can feel bumps in some
places but thats it. I have been having haircuts about every 5 weeks (i used to
dread going to get a hairy, now i absolutely love it) since 3 weeks post
op with the same barber, so he knows exactly where the scar is, but two days
ago while getting a cut it took him a while to find it. He has seen HTs over
the years, and commented that the doctor did a good job.

Once again thanks for taking time to post a reply, if you need further info
let me know.

Here are a few pics i just took 2 mins ago. These are
after the haircut on saturday.











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Old 05-21-2012, 04:27 PM
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Wow, that is one great transformation! The little waviness of your hair helps our a lot. You look awesome, dude. Congrats!
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Jollyfolly, thank you for the kind words and feedback about my growth/hair. You are lookin good with the fresh hair cut. With 40% density all around, this is great. In these pics I can see your crown has responded to meds and can see that hair texture has changed/thickened up overall. If the doc said you have at least 4000 grafts left that means you probably have a little more than that. So, this is a very good thing. You really have ammo to play with in the future and address any other concerns you may have. This is very great news. When do you plan on going back? I think you should wait at least up to the 13 month mark to see the outcome as things will continue to mature. Not to mention, you've been on medications since June, and maybe another few months with them can also enhance your result by enhancing your crown more. This is because it takes at least an year of continuous use to see the full results of medication. So, Congrats again, and do keep us updated with your progress. Very nice transformation.
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Wow, that is one great transformation! The little waviness of your hair helps our a lot. You look awesome, dude. Congrats!
Tao,

Thanks for your kind words

Although most of the time wavy/curly hair can be a nightmare to style, i knew it would pay off some day..
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Jollyfolly, thank you for the kind words and feedback about my growth/hair. You are lookin good with the fresh hair cut. With 40% density all around, this is great. In these pics I can see your crown has responded to meds and can see that hair texture has changed/thickened up overall. If the doc said you have at least 4000 grafts left that means you probably have a little more than that. So, this is a very good thing. You really have ammo to play with in the future and address any other concerns you may have. This is very great news. When do you plan on going back? I think you should wait at least up to the 13 month mark to see the outcome as things will continue to mature. Not to mention, you've been on medications since June, and maybe another few months with them can also enhance your result by enhancing your crown more. This is because it takes at least an year of continuous use to see the full results of medication. So, Congrats again, and do keep us updated with your progress. Very nice transformation.
Thanks Sean

I will try to find a pic just before i started meds which will show the improvement i hope. I can definately see and feel the difference in 11 months. i will hope to see a bit more from the meds but the hair loss for sure has stopped for now, in fact i noticed my hair loss had stopped within weeks of starting meds. My bathroom floor would be covered with hair after a shower, nowdays i can barely see any hairs on the floor. And when styling hair i my hands would be covered in hair but nothing at all these days. I feel lucky to have halted the loss for now and i hope it continues that way.

At the moment i am not planning on further procedures but there are a couple of spots i would like tweaked in the future. But i am very happy with the result so far and will wait at least 18 months post op to make a decision. Dr. Path was very good at making sure i didnt rush into next HT. Also i feel confident to have the reserve at hand should a need arise years down the track. But having said all that if (or when) hair greed kicks in all options are on the table

Once again thanks for your interest and kind words.
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Just found these two pics i thought i would share to demonstrate how the transplanted hairs on the temples hardly shed yet the rest of the transplants were totally gone, Dr. Path did advise that the temples would not shed as much and that he did not know why this phenomenon happens..

These pics are exactly 2 months post op, notice all the pimples (this must have been a good day, some days i was covered in pimples but they were never too stubborn and would disappear in a couple of days only to be replaced by new ones lol) and the persistent redness that i had for up to 6 months!!!



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jollyfolly,

Amazing transformation and a true testament to Dr. Pathomvanich's work. Congratulations. Thought I was looking at David Hasselhoff for a sec.
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Jollyfolly,

This is truly an amazing transformation. Congratulations and I wish you the best with the future.


I am from AUS myself and I had considered Dr Path as one of my first options. Would you have any idea if he also performs the FUE technique and how experienced he is at this technique?
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Brilliant!

Hi Raphael;

Thank you for your support

Cheers

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