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Old 01-11-2018, 02:52 PM
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It looks really good, nice work from a top doctor. congrats man, the best bit is to come when you see the little buggers growing as the months go on.

Can I ask how old you are?
Thanks for the positive words, during the not-so-positive time of a HT. Iam hoping for the best...I said to myself from the beginning when i decided to move fwd, I cant come out of this any worse than i started, so i hope iam right about that....Iam 49 now, 50 this coming Sept. when i should see about 90% growth i would think....
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:02 PM
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BSO is incredible stuff! Glad that it's helped with fin side effects! I'm a huge natural holistic guy, would rather heal my body that way rather than chemically produced compounds. For your Danny routine name sure that you take vitamins from a whole food source not a chemically produced source. Usually will say in the bottle
Same here. I eat completely organic / grass fed / free range, even grow a lot of my own produce most of the year!~ I reluctantly tried Fin last July for about 3 months, and it really worked great i saw results very quickly, but developed this "condition" as i call it as i really don't know what it is...Suddenly out of no where had an allergic reaction to pretty much everything i ate. Making a very long story /journey short.. I cant say for sure if it was Fin, but i have a Histamine Intolerance now that iam left with. I eat clean, run everyday, and take alot of high end supplements. I stopped Fin / minoxidil and decided to do the HT, without any Rx or Chemicals, (other than Rivivogen shampoo), and let the chips fall where they may...
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:15 PM
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(1 MONTH) POST HT Today.

Made it to 1 month, time goes by pretty quick. Donor area has fully healed, no pain...getting some pimples in both the donor area and the recipient areas.

Recipient area still has significant redness and also is still slightly numb. I get a tingly sensation the past week or so at night laying in bed, maybe the nerves just returning or follicle activity?..hoping the latter...

I know its early on, and at the risk of sounding redundant, iam very concerned about shock loss. The pics are in full day light outside, and i have a lot less hair on the top of my head then when i started, and it worries me...its more thin than before the procedure for sure.

Other than that the shedding is over, the recipient area looks as it should at this stage, and i may get a hair cut at this point. Fingers crossed for alot of good growth (including my native shock loss) I will post in a month or so. thanks for the kind words and encouragement
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:48 PM
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good lucky matty. i’m following your case and looking into Gable as well for my HT. don’t sweat the small stuff. many people seem to worry in the first 1-3 months and then have a homerun 5 months later. i understand the concern though. i would feel the same lol. easier said than done
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Solid words from hairlossPA.
Month 0 is where all the adrenalin and excitement kicks in, but months 1-3 are the hardest part as the new hairs shed and you return back to basically square one.

I had three procedures with Konior who trained Gabel and both docs are known for producing some rather early growth based on my experience and other patient's stories.

By around 2.5 months or maybe slightly thereafter things should start to happen with initial growth (not always but there is a good chance).
Good luck and keep everything clean while avoiding heavy sun and and major head bumps or injuries.
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good lucky matty. iím following your case and looking into Gable as well for my HT. donít sweat the small stuff. many people seem to worry in the first 1-3 months and then have a homerun 5 months later. i understand the concern though. i would feel the same lol. easier said than done
Thanks man. All my faith is in Dr. G going thru this phase...I agree 9 out of 10 of these stories has a happy ending and im hoping im one of them for sure...
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Solid words from hairlossPA.
Month 0 is where all the adrenalin and excitement kicks in, but months 1-3 are the hardest part as the new hairs shed and you return back to basically square one.

I had three procedures with Konior who trained Gabel and both docs are known for producing some rather early growth based on my experience and other patient's stories.

By around 2.5 months or maybe slightly thereafter things should start to happen with initial growth (not always but there is a good chance).
Good luck and keep everything clean while avoiding heavy sun and and major head bumps or injuries.
Early growth would be a great sign! Yeah Konior & Gable are the best in the country IMO Dr. G spoke alot to me of their friendship and working relationship during my visit for my procedure, and he sounds like a very ethical surgeon for sure.
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3.5 month update:
Reached the 3 month mark on March 11th, and took some photos that day...now 2weeks later ive taken a couple more.

May hair is fully grown back to the same length as the day i had the procedure, but the problem is i have A LOT less of it. My hair is at least 30% thinner now than when i started. And im not talking about my donor area...im talking about the top of my head that didn't have any HT, yet seems to have suffered collateral damage.

I've noted my concerns with "shock loss" since the beginning of this journey. My 1st wash after the procedure the sink was just littered with stubble (shock loss) and i was very concerned as ive read some horror stories about it not growing back it....(lets face it.. it permanent shock loss wasnt a possibility then it wouldn't be listed in the surgeons liability waiver.)

My hair now doesn't even cover my scalp in daylight at the moment, and iam very concerned about permanent (collateral) damage to my native hair. So despite my (native) hair fully grown back, i cant even been in daylight without looking like a diffuse thinner or a cancer patient growing back from chemo. This has me very concerned.

That being said, i haven't been able to get a straight answer .. to exact questions pertaining to shock loss return.
1) what % is permanent loss?
2) what is the timeline for shock loss follicles to regenerate and grow back permanently as compared to the new graft cycles?

How long should it take for shock loss to return? ...as long as the transplanted grafts?
very worried....

as for the "transplanted" new front hair line area, im just starting to notice some shadowy signs of growth now. Noticed a 2nd shed of the transplanted grafts over the past few weeks after shampooing small stubble from the front. Must've been the new growth kicking out the existing follicles for new ones to come.

Sorry i dont have more positive news, but its all a bit concerning right now...i mean, what's the point of a new front hairline if the entire top of your hair thinned out from the procedure??!
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Wow Matt, just saw your thread. Did you talk to the doctor about this? I think you're still a little early in being concerned even if you're thinking the top is looking a little thin. Can anyone else chime in on this about shock loss happening in an area where he didn't have the HT done? I'm very surprised in seeing this; I'm no expert but I've seen plenty of results on this forum and have never seen shock loss happening in area where the person didn't even have the HT. I'll agree with you when you're saying there's some thinning; do you have any pictures to compare it to? Maybe consider taking supplements such as Biotin and possibly consider Propecia. Hopefully this is just a phase or something and it'll start thickening up.
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:48 AM
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Keep us updated okay ..
Itís also my biggest fear ..getting the side effects of transplant .. extreme redness .. bumpy skin , n shock loss . The doctors make it seem like itís no big deal n should resolve itself eventually .. because itís something they canít predict .. but yeah .. common sense is when u cause trauma to ur scalp it canít be good . N if ur native hair around the recipient area is impacted..
Yeah u going to lose hair around transplanted area.. either by trauma / shockloss n other factors.. doctors say if u on finasteride or if u over 30 shock loss is minimal .. so hopefully the loss Hairs will grow back.
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