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Old 10-05-2012, 09:00 AM
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6 weeks out and the lined at the back has blended in nicely. My wife tells me it still looks red but I am happy as the hair is now all the same lenght and no longer screams " hair translant" The top is growing reallly slowly and I am wearing baseball caps more than I thought I would. There are close up pics so that you can see how it is growing, I can see progress on the sides of the hairline. It is now a waiting game.
From a distance it looks very fine so I am glad I told people why that is and no longer have to explain it to work colleagues. To help it along I have started using Rogaine 5% once a day, Nizoral once a week and MSM. I had stopped all treatments two weeks before the HT but am gradually easing myself back onto these. What is common at this stage is that patients can feel depressed as the new hair has fallen away and the hair looks less dense and you may suffer shockloss. I'm kinda kicking myself that I didnt get a few more baseball caps when I was in the states. The head has a shiny look in bright lights that I dont like. I find Topic fibres blend in better than Nanogen which sorta looked like I had spilt pepper on my noggin
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:20 PM
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Good write up Irish
I was with the Great Dr Feller today 2100 Grafts (what a nice staff he has)
Looking forward to your progress.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:32 PM
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Not too much to report. If anything there is very little up there right now. There are a few pics below so you can for yourselves. The hair behind the tuft at the front had been about half as dense as that small island you see now before the op. As can see it is very light there at the moment. Spex tells me this is classic shockloss. There is some hair there and what I do for work now is use Toppik which makes the hair look very full. One of the pictures below shows a full head of hair, thats with the Toppik in. Its spooky how good it is but I dont use it when I'm off as I want to leave the hair alone. If you were gonna use these type of fibres, just make sure you match the colour correctly.
looking at the pictures I took tonight, I can see that it seems slightly thicker on the actual hairline. I am 3 weeks away from the 3 months stage where hopefully the grafts will start to grow. This current stage is not fun to be honest, my wife does'nt like this ( hopefully ) temporary look. She bought me the Toppik!
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:10 PM
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Howdy. Yup, the staff are very nice, and very professional. Perhaps they dont get enough credit in general when these things go well. While they are trained and hired by the Doctors, I guess their skill is just as important to the overall success. I found it a bit spooky how quiet they were but the doc said this so they concentrate on what they are doing.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:17 PM
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Hi Shayshay. Good write up, your 2.5 months in front of me. I was tempted to shave my hair down but I would look a complete tool so I just couldn't do it! I'm currently sporting a decent combover job at the moment. Everything you say about Doc Feller and Spex is bang on, my procedure went smoother than a snakes belly!
Whereabouts did you buy your Toppik from? I've got the nanogen but like you, i couldn't apply it right without it making a mess. Not tried Toppik yet but i would like to give it a whirl.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:27 PM
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Hi Arthur
Only today some one at work said the hair had come along very nicely, that's the Toppik. I didn't start using it until about 6 weeks out and by that stage there was some fine wispy hair for it to attach itself to. We bought in on Amazon. I couldn't get Nanogen to work either. My Wife said it looked like we put pepper on my head. Tomorrow I will put up a better picture of how it looks. I deliberately didn't use it for the first few weeks though as I didn't want anything to irritate the grafts
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:40 PM
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Hi
With Toppik. Again I waited some weeks before using this but I find it does the trick.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:50 AM
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It looks good mate! Where can i buy Toppik from?
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Try Amazon or Ebay
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