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Everything posted by Pete-from-Farjo

  1. I first noticed I was receding at 17, and I knew where I was headed by looking at my dad who was then 50 and pretty much bald. In my early 20's my hair started to thin out but sprays and concealers were a life-saver for many years. At around 30 I noticed my crown thinning and general thinning over a large area front to back. Had it not been for multiple transplants I'd be a NW 6 now at the age of 49 - similar to how my dad had looked when I first noticed I was losing hair. Thanks to my procedures though I can still pull off the look of a full head of hair (with a little help from concealers). I'd say my loss has been steady but quite gradual over the years which has bought me time. Of course everybody's different though and your mileage may vary.
  2. I get what you mean but you've got to remember that what we obsess about in the mirror, other people just aren't going to notice unless it is glaringly obvious. I can just about see the contrast you're talking about but I'd be surprised if anyone would pick up on it or think there's anything strange about it. The only thing I can think is that perhaps you could cut the front even shorter as it looks like it may be slightly longer than the hair behind and could help balance things out.
  3. I don't think you need to worry. It's perfectly normal to see some scalp through a healthy non-balding crown. Try to put it out if your mind and move on.
  4. 99.9% of people will not have a clue. Only an experienced ht veteran or doctor would have cause to suspect anything. Don't stress about it, it looks great.
  5. Looks like plenty of growth since your March update. That crown is looking great.
  6. I can absolutely agree that we still care about our hair as we get older. I had my first ht at 28, and if I'd had my way as a rather naive young man back then, I'd have used up most of my grafts restoring my juvenile hairline, thinking I wouldn't care about my hair in decades to come - I just want it all now. Thankfully Dr. Farjo pointed out that I'll still care about how my hair looks at 50 and beyond, and we took a more conservative approach. I've just turned 49 and I'm very glad I listened to him.
  7. From personal experience, growth can certainly be slower in previously treated areas, but as has been said, with a reputable surgeon you should be fine.
  8. This patient is in his 30’s with stable loss and has been on meds for a few years. He has long hair and requested FUT. He received 2035 follicular units and his fine hair quality yielded an average of 2 hairs per graft. He is very happy with the outcome after 12 months.
  9. Sorry to say but that doesn't look to be anywhere close to 4100 grafts to be honest. As others have said, you need to provide more pics showing the whole treated area. Due to the widespread placement of the grafts, you're not going to get a dense result, but hopefully you'll get good growth which will at least provide a base for a second procedure (donor allowing).
  10. Looks like a successful result. Do we know who his surgeon was?
  11. I don't see anything to worry about there. As you're concerned though, you could take pics every few months under consistent lighting and see if anything changes, but I don't think it will.
  12. Obviously it depends on the extent of someone's hair loss, but most of us don't get back our original hair density through transplantation. Harsh lighting will always exaggerate the thinner areas. At seven months there's still the possibility of further improvement so wait and see before planning further work.
  13. This patient is in his 40's with fairly stable hair and wanted to boost the frontal aspect. We did an FUE procedure of 1741 grafts with an average of 2.3 hairs per grafts. He popped in for 5 minutes and we took a few pics with the full set to follow. These though clearly show the progress at over a year through the journey.
  14. Not sure why you've started another thread on this. Haven't the replies on your previous one put your mind at rest?
  15. Looking great. A perfect example of a successful transplant 'framing the face'
  16. I wouldn't quite go that far...would slightly defeat the object
  17. Don't like to give the standard reply, but honestly, you're in great hands whichever one you choose.
  18. I've tried them all and have generally found the cheap unbranded ones as effective as the well known more expensive ones. They're all essentially the same. They do work, though if you're using them near the hairline you may occasionally get some stray fibres dropping down onto your forehead.
  19. His contact info is all on the homepage of their website. I have heard they can be slow to respond at times though.
  20. Ah Ok, perhaps he's made this change recently then. Glad your procedure was a success.
  21. This patient is in his mid 30’s and started finasteride six months before surgery. His aim was to boost the front and have finasteride hopefully hold on to the rest. So far so good at ten months post op. He had 2081 grafts via FUE with an average hair count of 2 hairs per graft.
  22. I wouldn't go as far as to say 'no growth', I'm sure there was some, but certainly not as much as I had experienced with previous procedures. I finally started noticing real growth at month eight. At month six and seven I was still heavily relying on sprays/fibres. By month nine and ten I just didn't need them. Think I've got some pics somewhere but I wasn't taking monthly ones so the late growth spurt can't be seen. All I have is immediate post op and the final result.