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Old 09-21-2012, 11:43 PM
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Default 6 months, trying not to get ansy but...

I see little progress from my 5 month photo. Seems half of my crown has grown and the other half has stalled.. Really hoped by now I could comfortably go out in public without a hat but coverage is just as much of a battle and take just as much toppik and hairspray as it did before I even got the transplant. I understand the crown takes longer and all, and maybe I'm just venting here, but when you are supposed to hit these magic mile markers every three months and it seems everything comes to a halt, it's frustrating. Please look through my photos and tell me I'm where I'm supposed to be and it's all in my head (pun intended)..
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:00 AM
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Default It's early days

Hi, it's still very early days in your hair transplant journey.

Do you have any further information like how many grafts you had? Do you have any post op pics so we can see where the grafts were placed? Also, are you taking propecia to prevent further hairloss?

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Old 09-24-2012, 07:23 AM
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I know it's ealry, I'm just impatient! I had 1693 grafts and there are immediate post op photos on my profile page with a great pic of the grafts.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:55 AM
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I mentioned it earlier but I don't think you can cover a crown with 1600 grafts. You do have plenty of growing to do though.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:31 PM
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Not to bring you down but 1693 grafts will not transform your head as much as you've planned.
Don't feel bad though....when I started ht's in 1996 the doctor recommended two procedures of 300 and 400 grafts. These were designed to fill in the diffusely thin head of hair of a 24 year-old. Actually, it would have taken several thousand grafts to "start" filling it in. But, I didn't know any better; the internet wasn't around and I was scared to ask for anyone's help.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:11 PM
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Your progress looks about right for 1600 grafts. You have come a long way when you compare to your preop pics and you have more growing to go. Are these pics with flash? If so, it is likely not a true representation of the result as flash can make crowns look thinner.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:18 PM
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Did you have alot of one hair grafts because that could be working against you?
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Crowns are difficult. They are a sinkhole for grafts as I am sure you have found out during your research. May need a second pass, but be patient though, things should thicken up here.
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Good luck
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:48 AM
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Thanks all, yes it was done with a flash...I'm not sure of the actual breakdown of 1, 2 hair grafts I had but I'm not worried, just get little fits of impatience from time to time..I'm well aware that it most likely wont be as thick as the hair below it but as stated before, I'm barely at halfway and waiting to see what the next few months hold...
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