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Everything posted by Pete-from-Farjo

  1. That looks excellent. Pretty sure this is going to be a success.
  2. No easily accessible pics unfortunately. This was in 2008, I had just over 2000 grafts to my frontal area. From four to five months post op I was constantly on the phone to Mick (at Farjo) panicking that nothing was happening. He told me to be patient - it would come. After seven months I was beginning to give up on it, but around month eight it just burst into life. I'm not saying this will definitely happen for you - just that it CAN happen, and late growth is a common thing.
  3. No hard and fast rule as has been said. I've had a few ht's over the years, and they've ranged from really early growth at three months, to seeing nothing for seven to eight months then things exploding into life.
  4. I've got a couple of scars, but I can comfortably buzz down to a three without it showing. Any more than that though and it starts to become noticeable. I've actually found it to be a non-issue over the years, and I don't feel it's going to become one in the future.
  5. Not the clearest of pics but I'd say whorl. Nothing to worry about.
  6. Looking really good at six months. Big transformation. Congrats.
  7. I had a season ticket when Leeds won the old First Division 1991/92 (season before Premier League started), so at least I've seen my team win something. The teenage fans and even those in their 20's and 30's have never seen Leeds win anything. Ridiculous really for a club with our history. Mostly down to years of mismanagement and dodgy owners. Agree with you on Newcastle - those fans have really had it tough. Hopefully Ashley sells and they get a decent owner in. All the best to Fulham, hope you stay up, and that Huddersfield get relegated so Leeds regain their rightful place as Yorkshire's top team Anyway, back to hair! - Hope the meds work well for you and keep us posted.
  8. Everything looks normal and on track for four months. Clear signs of growth and your new hairline starting to take shape.
  9. One of the best responses to finasteride I've seen. Congrats.
  10. I agree. I had a few similar comments to your barber's ones when in my twenties. For some reason society seems to deem hair loss as fair game, and that they have the right to mention it or mock someone who suffers from it. If a fat person goes into a clothes shop they wouldn't expect the assistant to say "wow, you're enormous, I'll show you to the XXXL aisle!" I also agree about people's reasons for getting transplants. It sounds a bit contrary, but all I ever wanted from my early transplants was for people to NOT notice my hair. I just didn't want to stand out in a negative way from my contemporaries at a young age.
  11. During my twenties and thirties I withdrew socially a great deal due to my hair loss. Looking back it saddens me that I was 'robbed' of so many good times during those years due to my low self esteem because of it. Now in my late forties though after quite a few procedures I'm happy with where I'm at - I have hair. By no means thick, lustrous locks (that was never realistic given my level of loss) but when I bump into follically-challenged old friends who make comments like "at least you managed to hold onto your hair!", I feel it was all worthwhile. The saddest thing is when you're seventeen and not even an adult, and you notice the first signs of hair loss and think there's just no hope. That's just really unfair. I've been there, and I know there will be many many kids in that same situation now. Thankfully there's a lot more help and information out there these days. I've got a lot more perspective now of where hair loss stands in importance in the great scheme of things, but back then it felt like my world was ending before it had even begun (a bit over-dramatic I know, but that's how I felt).
  12. You've made it through the dreaded early months now, and it should be all positive from here. Looks like some promising early signs there. Grow well.
  13. If you think that's stressful, try being a life-long Leeds Utd fan. I'm surprised I've got any hair left after the last fifteen years Adam87, as most have already said, your hair looks great and is the envy of most people on here. You don't need a transplant at this point.
  14. This patient is in his early 30's and had a weak frontal hairline zone. He has been on meds for two years and requested FUT. This is his progress at just over 6 months post procedure. He received 1784 grafts.
  15. If you want to have a very short hairstyle post op, then FUE is the way to go as Triple7 says. Even the best strip scar is likely to show at those lengths. Put some pics up so we can advise you better.
  16. All any shampoo is going to do for you is make your hair look nice and shiny and perhaps temporarily feel a bit thicker. As has been said, finasteride and minoxidil are your best bets for any real benefits.
  17. Not any more. I used finasteride for a few years but wasn't a great responder unfortunately.
  18. I started losing hair at 18. Looking at my male relatives I could see I was heading for a high Norwood pattern. After several transplants over almost 20 years I've got a decent covering front to back. It was only in the last 2 to 3 years though that my sides and base of my crown have started to drop quite badly (I'm 48 now), so I'm going to need to address that soon. Thanks to good donor supply/management, even after more than 7000 grafts I've hopefully got enough to sort this effectively.
  19. You've not even quite reached the four month mark which is only the very start of growth! And you already look in better shape than your pre op pics. There is absolutely no need for concern at this point. Try to relax and not fixate over it.
  20. That's really impressive Melvin. Given your starting point it's a wonderful turnaround. Congrats.