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Everything posted by Pete-from-Farjo

  1. I've had it on a couple of occasions and it worried me a lot, but it recovered completely. Just takes a bit of time.
  2. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was stood at the photocopier at work (small family business) in the north of England. My brother called me through to another room where he had BBC news on the tv. That footage of the first tower ablaze. I remember a feeling like a gut punch as the second plane hit, and realisation instantly dawning that it's a terrorist attack. I remember thinking 'everything's changed now. The world won't be the same from now on'. The sheer evil of it all was just chilling. RIP to all who didn't make it home that day.
  3. Given that there's hair loss in your family, it's possibly something you'll have to face further down the line, but for now, and as you've not noticed any change for a year or so, nothing much to worry about.
  4. This patient is in his 30’s, has been using meds for two years and requested a boost to the frontal area. He had 1870 grafts via FUE with an average of 2.2 hairs per graft. The follow up pictures were taken at 8 months.
  5. You appear to have ZERO hair loss. Keep a check on it with pics every few months if it's really bothering you, but I very much doubt it will change in the short to medium term.
  6. Everything looks as it should so far. Look forward to following your progress.
  7. This patient is in his mid 30’s , has been using meds for several years and did not like his thinning frontal zone and was looking for more of a subtle rather than dramatic change. He had an FUE procedure of 2010 grafts with an average of just over 2 hairs per graft. The follow up pictures are at 6 months and he is happy with his progress so far.
  8. I experienced mild stinging pain for a few days but easily controlled with co-codamol.
  9. Hi Paddy, I added the new pics yesterday. He hasn't had any crown work done so far as the meds have stabilised things there. Both procedures were FUT. As he already had the scar from the first procedure, a second strip procedure was done. He should have plenty of donor available via FUE in the future if he decides on any further work.
  10. I've detailed the graft breakdown in the opening post. The first procedure was 1367 grafts and the second was 1096 grafts. As explained, the first op was in 2007. The patient was in his forties and was just looking to re-establish the hairline. The second procedure was simply to tweak things a bit, and I think the final pic shows that he now has a natural looking, age-appropriate hairline.
  11. I've now amended the details of this case and the topic title as the original details weren't correct.
  12. Unfortunately some of the pics I received for this case I was unable to open. I wanted to post what I had for now. I've emailed Mick at the clinic and he's going to send me some more pics which I'll add in the next few days.
  13. These are the amended details of this case as original details/graft numbers were incorrect: This patient came to us in 2007 and had a relatively small procedure of 1367 grafts to the front by FUT as he wanted to improve things but did not want a dramatic change. He was on Finasteride and felt that the front was fairly stable but was not sure about the crown. Ten years later we can see how things had improved both with the surgery and the meds. Last year he revisited us and wanted to improve things further. We were happy to do this as he is now in his fifties with stable loss, and he had a further small procedure of 1096 grafts. The second set were taken 8 months after procedure no.2.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Looks like plenty of growth since your March update. That crown is looking great.
  19. 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.