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  1. Hi Pete Traction alopecia from turban wearing is VERY common and we have provided surgery to those exact sufferers where the hair has been under traction and loss, and luckily it is localised to a few areas of traction and subsequent loss. Here is a traction alopecia case that was from a female and a different scenario but traction non the less and more severe than turban cases. She underwent surgery with us and the result is here also. So, yes a hair transplant is a good option. Example traction case here:- https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/topic/34258-drbisanga-1477-strip-traction-alopecia/
  2. I used personally a week after surgery and saw studies on it and for me it did speed healing also. As said see your doctor but I can't see any problem at all on you using it now to be perfectly honest. If patients have a LLLT device we say then no harm to employ it also, remove teeth if a comb if using after a week etc.
  3. Witch hazel may help or Arnica cream and or tablets also. It will take time and the redder areas are usually the hair line that has had more density but it will fade even on its own and look worse usually under fluorescent light as opposed to natural light but a normal part of the process to have it with neo-vascularity and inflammation that is there but will subside. Avoid also Sauna or extreme heat to it as said here already. I found also a laser comb for me personally also sped up healing and following a good diet for inflammation. Of course, check all with your clinic.
  4. Yes you do have more of a Ludwig pattern as does your Grandmother. Young and therefore medication is probably the best advice. The donor doesn't look the strongest but that said wet and long hair also sticking together can give a false impression so have it assessed dry and have real empirical data on density and not just subjective opinion, but real actual data from accurate readings. Don't rush into surgery but look into medication is the honest opinion because at your age things could develop a lot if not on medication so best not to commit to surgery yet and see firstly how you tolerate meds and secondly how effective they are before you pull the trigger on surgery.
  5. It is anti-seborrheic so dries the scalp a little but should not cause hair loss. A small amount 2x a week is usually well tolerated by patients and they can moisturise also if needed but for dandruff is works well and as said use sparingly and is totally fine. I have not seen patients ever lose hair on it personally.
  6. Dear Forum UsersDr.Bisanga will be in London on the 1 FEBRUARY, 2020 to hold consultations. These are free of charge and with limited availability but a great opportunity to have your hair loss examined including donor density measurements, check for miniaturisation, hair groupings and calibre, loss potential, suitability for surgery, surgery type, design, graft numbers etc.If interested then please feel free to send me an email:- stephen@bhrclinic.comThank you.
  7. Thank you Melvin for the kind words. Hope it can be worked out. Speak soon.
  8. Dear Forum UsersWe are delighted to announce that Dr.Bisanga will be in the USA on the 11 - 14 of April 2020 to hold consultations in both New York & LA respectively. These are free of charge and with limited availability but a great opportunity to have your hair loss examined including donor density measurements, check for miniaturisation, hair groupings and calibre, loss potential, suitability for surgery, surgery type, design, graft numbers etc. If interested then please feel free to send me an email:- stephen@bhrclinic.comVenues to be confirmed.Thank you.
  9. I have to agree with Gasthoerer. Firstly, even guys with no hair loss can stand under direct spotlights and see scalp! Their native hair density and characteristics, styling etc all play a part and not all have a skin free look under harsh light even with no hair loss. I can shine a bright light into a person's donor and see skin so why shouldn't we on a recipient area, and hair coarseness also plays a part aside from density. As said in this forum in other threads also, a hair transplant is not placing at native density, that is why the user will wear their hair in the way in which is gives them the best result and also nobody walks about with a spotlight on their head. So, unless placing at native density then you are about giving an "illusion" and I didn't invent that saying, it is throughout forums and this forum also. If you have an issue with that term than maybe start another thread to discuss it, even though it has been discussed here also, so we do not hijack a patient's result. Here is an example of that very topic:- https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/topic/52489-are-hair-transplants-an-“illusion”-of-density/ PS..I see skin here without harsh lights but this is a perfectly good result in the video. As said, maybe start another thread if you wish to go into semantics on the word illusion.
  10. Hi BOW32, I can see from your posts that you are happy, and thanks for posting as you have and this is why I said I see you understand the light issue in the first line, so it was not intended for you but for those who maybe wouldn't understand that aspect. It was more for those who think a test of a successful result is that criteria and to let you know I think you have an amazing result personally and dr.b also happy to see you to assess. It takes courage to share a case and especially in different conditions as you have and thanks for sharing.
  11. With respect, and as you are thankfully aware also, the test for a good outcome is not to have the hair going upwards and under harsh spot light, a HT is not planned to show no skin under those circumstances, you would need a hair-piece for that! It is about an illusion, placing at less than native density and giving a pleasing result. If anyone wears the hair straight up and under spotlights then you will see a very different picture than when they are walking down the street in natural light. So, keep that in mind and if a hair transplant was to make no skin visible under those conditions then you would exhaust the donor pretty quickly to be honest and have to place at a high density that would be hard also to achieve. Dr.B will be happy to see you and from the photos you have posted under normal light it seems a very nice outcome for the amount of grafts placed and of course your advisor will liaise for you to have a consultation and can also look at densities. But as said if we judge a hair transplant on the above style and lighting conditions then you would not have a case with no skin showing and especially when the hair is not going at any angle to provide coverage but more upright at the part that you can see skin, so the density and coarseness of the hair is giving the coverage and not the laying effect of the hair where there are spaces.. In other posts under less harsh circumstances that are more the norm, and even with the hair going up it does seem a very nice result, especially as then your hair with length has a natural curl that will give volume at the top. Keep in touch with your advisor and they can update you for a review at 12 months etc, but realistically I think this is a nice outcome at this stage and a final review is 12 months onwards. Your hair will take more time to relax as it cycles also and this takes more than 12 months usually. Take care.
  12. Ginger, Turmeric, Cayenne Pepper etc when taken also help blood flow to extremities. Take in the form of tea or in the case of Ginger and Turmeric you can eat the root. Garlic also if you can handle the odour.
  13. Scalp redness is normal where grafts are placed, there is neo-vascularity and redness is part of it also with inflammation. Usually artificial light and camera makes it look worse than in natural light but I don't see anything to worry about in this photo and people heal also at different rates. It will continue to fade but seems barely noticeable in this photos. Heal well.
  14. You are welcome. Because your surgery was not with the clinic I rep for, you may want to check with your own clinic to make sure they agree but I will answer as if you were one of our patients and say yes, to sweat and to work out now is not a problem. We would say to avoid hot showers or hair dryer or sauna that may exacerbate skin redness but to work out and sweat will not damage grafts. Enjoy the workout.
  15. No, you will be fine! Take it easy and relax and If you were my patient I would say wash well now and massage well. Of course see your clinic for the regime they want but if you were a patient I had booked then I would say that. I've been in the industry a long time so it doesn't take me long to see a photo and read the situation. Take care and heal well.