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Everything posted by Pete-from-Farjo

  1. Really nice natural result, and you look unrecognisable from your post op pics. You certainly appear to have great hair characteristics, and with the beard donor available if needed, I'd say you're in a great position for years to come. Sensible planning by yourself and the doc.
  2. Not sure that's correct unless he's changed his criteria for patients in the last few years. I had a procedure with him in 2014 and I wasn't taking propecia.
  3. Other than cost, I can't see why anyone would gamble on a procedure with them when you've got Dr. Lorenzo in the same city.
  4. I'd say 2500-3000 grafts would give you nice coverage. I've always been impressed by Dr. Wong's crown results and you won't go far wrong with either him or Konoir.
  5. Just looked at your pre op pic again. What a transformation and you're barely five months out. Hopefully you'll continue to update as it will be interesting to see how much more improvement you get.
  6. I had my first transplant over twenty years ago, and that hair is still going strong. There are no guarantees of course, but providing you choose a reputable surgeon who takes the hair only from within the safe zone, there's every chance you'll maintain that hair long term.
  7. It still looks slightly red, but to me it looks a lot better than your pic from a week or so ago, and I don't think many people are going to notice it.
  8. Around eight hours including a half hour break for lunch I'd say. It's a long day but it passes fairly quickly, you may even doze off for an hour or two.
  9. I had a couple of thousand grafts to my front section a few years ago having previously had a transplant to the same area. At five, six and seven months post op I was convinced it had failed, but months eight and nine saw it burst into life and I ended up with a successful result. I'd say it's common to see slower growth sometimes in cases like yours and mine so hang in there, it should turn out ok.
  10. There is of course a certain level of pain for a few days, but it's nothing like as bad as you'd expect given that your head is full of holes! I just took a few co-codomols for a day or two post op and that was enough.
  11. This patient is in his mid 50’s, and has been losing his hair for over 25 years. His aim was to boost the front and top. The pics taken are at 8 months. He received 3296 follicular units with an average of 2.2 hairs per graft.
  12. Not a lot you can do really other than wait it out. The redness should reduce day by day. If you're able to, just throw a hat on for the next week or so. The immediate weeks post op are always difficult but hopefully it'll be worth it.
  13. I don't know too much about hair systems but I believe they can be attached to your existing hair with clips rather than having to shave your head and using glue/tape. If you're only planning to wear one short term this could be the way to go.
  14. Very much doubt it. He got lucky with his hair genetics. It'll be a long time, if ever until he needs to worry about it.
  15. As others have said, if you've got a reasonable amount of native hair then the hair fibres will do a good job of hiding the redness. I had to attend a big social event a week after a no-shave transplant years ago and did just this. No one was any the wiser.
  16. My brother and I both have plenty of body hair and can grow a thick beard, but I lost my hair and he still has hair that I'd kill for! I've heard this theory before but I can't think there's much in it.
  17. If you've just got a bit of thinning going on you should try using concealers. They can work wonders.
  18. I don't use them so much these days but a few years ago when I relied on concealers I found Couvré very effective. You do need to have a reasonable amount of hair for it to work best though. It pretty much eliminates the contrast between hair and scalp. I'd follow this with hair fibres and the two products combined gave me the appearance of a full head of hair. I'd also add that I've tried just about all the hair fibre products available and I've found very little difference between the more expensive known brands and the cheaper ones. I've found them all equally effective.
  19. Absolutely. I found it just made the day-to-day stuff that much easier. Going to the shop, pub, work - basically every social interaction was less stressful. And also knowing I could get myself ready to leave the house in five minutes instead of a couple of hours.
  20. This patient of Dr Farjo is seven months out from stage one of a two stage process to give him some hair back. He is in his mid 50’s and received 3349 grafts by FUT with an average of 2.1 hairs per graft. He is very happy with the progress at this quite early stage and stage two will be carried out shortly.