Update: Just over 4 months. I have included some photos from just before 4 months and some i took yesterday. Also a couple are before and after a haircut.
Temple points and the left and right corners of hairline have grown in really well. I never shed any hair from the temples at all, and the very left and right hairline areas shed was only around 60%. I noticed the hair starting to re-grow just after 3 months.
Only concerns have been that I developed some sort of dermatitis on the recipient area. I think this has been from a very dry scalp, I have been using some olive oil and tee-tree oil that has helped. The problem with it is that when these "flakes" fall or brush out they have hair attached to them (picture included). I would have been further along in terms of growth if i did not have this issue, as the hair needs to regrow again.
I went to see my doctor and she gave me some strong topical treatment (forgotten name) and one of the side affects is increased hair growth. I have been a bit scared to use it as it seems to be one of the strongest out there.
Picture of the "flakes"
Hopefully I will get some more density in the next few months, but happy how things are progressing.
Check out this research paper on the effects of ecklonia cava. Apparently its stronger than saw palmetto and is comparable to finasteride. Still not sure about authenticity though.
From the paper:
Hi Guys... Just wanted to post some latest pictures and get some opinion on one concern I have. Everything is go well as excepted. However one concern I have is Donor area on the sides(especially more so on the left side of Donor area). I see the sides of donor area very thin and depleted compared to center/back. Wondering if I was over harvested on the sides or if I had shock loss. Can you guys please let me know your thougts. Attached are some pictures from Day 21