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JustJax

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About JustJax

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • State
    AL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Koray Erdogan
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    None

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  1. Hi Ben, thanks .. no massive change from 12 months, at least not that I've overly noticed. Still have a few little weak spots, although they are not obvious to others. I am still considering a small touch up/second procuedure with Asmed, but it won't likely been until early next year due to possibly moving home in the next few months. Interestingly, I was chatting to my personal trainer at the gym last week and talking about a 2nd procedure and he had no idea I'd had a HT to start with. Got to be a good sign! Anyway, I'll try and do some updated pictures this week, although expect much of the same.
  2. They said free touch up, but I think I’ll have to cover hotel costs and of course my flight I don’t know what their bookings at like currently but I think I confirmed mine for Oct in May of the same year.
  3. Hi, welcome to the board. Don’t worry, it’s not that I’m avoiding posting because I’m unhappy I’m just getting on with life and super busy (and stressed) with work which means I don’t really think to check the forum to often. As for the post above, I think I might have been having a bit of a panic and perhaps overrated. Is it perfect? no, but it still looks pretty darn good and I don’t regret it one bit. I only have to look at some pics from before my HT to see the massive difference. Sure there are some weaker spots and I’m of course conscious of those, but I have been in touch with the clinic and as well as recommending some ketoconzaol shampoo for the itching and asking me to send some follow up pics in April, they are happy to do a small touch up for me which I plan to do after the summer. So have you booked in with Asmed yet?
  4. Hi Mikeyhwk, so are you saying it’s possible that some of the transplanted hairs are now in their resting phase?
  5. Hi Speegs, I saw comments about seasonal shed too. Do you know if this is something that only effects areas where there is a mix of native because what appears to be thinning is just transplanted hair. Until about 2cms back, all the front of the hairline is transplanted hair and it’s only further back that it’s a mix of both. After posting yesterday and paying attention. I have realised that my scalp is a lot itchier than I had realised. As I said, you get use to things so you don’t fully notice or pay attention but now it’s on my radar, I realise that I find myself touching or wanting to touch my head because of itching perhaps 3-4 times an hour. As above, I’m not scratching it with my nails, just sometimes touching it as that in itself seems to ease the itch at least momentarily. Anyway, on that basis, I’m going to pop out today and get some medicated shampoo (T/Gel) to start helping smooth the scalp and I’ll also see what Dr Koray and his team come back with. While it could be lot of things, I guess in many ways I want the cause to be some something like seborrheic dermatitis because at least then I know that if treated the hair should grow back. Unless someone suggests otherwise?
  6. Okay, so this is worrying. I think I might have shed/loss some of my transplanted hair a year after surgery. As some of you will have seen from my main thread I had pretty good growth, although a few weaker spots on the right side. Anyway all was seemingly fine but then over the past few weeks I’m become a little more conscious of the weaker spots. I put it down to just obsessing and poor lighting (apartment is all recessed spot light so are quite harsh) but then this past week I felt the the front definitely wasn’t as strong as it was and then today, after getting my hair cut and looking at it closer, it really doesn’t appear that I have lost some hair. The fact that it grew after the HT give me hope it’s just temporary, but I have to say it’s got me quite stressed. I will get in touch with Asmed on Monday to get some advice and thoughts from Dr Koray, but in the meantime I’ve been googling and I’m thinking it might be related to some skin condition. One of the articles and posts I found mentioned itchiness a year after HT and that brought up a number of skin conditions that can also result in hair loss. As it’s happens, my recipient area is still a little itchy and I find myself touching it (not scratching harshly of course) several times a day. TBH, I’d gotten so use to it that it didn’t overly cross my mind as it was a common and expected side effect for the first few months. Anyway, on the rare occasion it crossed my mind I just put it down to dry skin and kept telling myself I should get some moisturising scalp treatment. However, after freaking out a little today and doing some research, I am o wondering if this itching is related to the hair loss? One of the conditions mentioned was seborrheic dermatitis and that can cause hair loss. What do you guys think? I have taken a picture of my scalp, the light washes it out a little but I think it does look a little pink and inflamed.
  7. Hey, funny enough its my right side thats a little weaker too. TBH I don't relish going through the process again, but part of me feels like having already spent the money to do it, I feel like I need to follow through and get a 2nd treatment to address the weak spots and overall increase the density. I'll be 18 months by mid-April so I'm considering popping over to Istanbul (its a reasonbly cheap flight) to see Dr Koray to get his thoughts.
  8. Hi Kumar Looks great from the pics! I'm guessing you are in the ugly duckling phase at the moment? How have you found this the past few weeks?
  9. Hi, sorry I missed your post (past few months have been a super busy so haven't been on the forum much). Congrats, I'll check out your post. :cool:
  10. Hey, Happy New Year, I know in a later post you said probably won't bother, but curious as to what you were thinking of having done? I have been considering the same. I have a big birthday in July this year so I wouldn't get it done until after that, but I have a few weak spots that I would like touching up and perhaps another 750-1000 hairs to give more density.
  11. Thanks, I think I was fairly lucky. A friend of mine still gets annoyed if I talk about the HT as he felt I really didn’t need it anyway ..which some might argue was true but for me it was just to restore a more youthful look, particularly at the temples. On paper I can afford a 2nd transplant but of course I don’t want to spend for the sake of it. I think I’ll give it the full 18 months just to be sure and then see what Dr Koray says. In my mind a 2nd procedure would prob be 1000 grafts max.
  12. Hey, yeah zip up hoodie is probably ideal, what you don’t want is something tight that you have to pull over your head. If I recall I worse a vest type top (so really wide opening at the neck) and a hoodie although Turkish Airlines flight was like a sauna so didn’t actually wear the hoodie. As for my eyelid surgery. I had just my uppers done with Dr Taimur Shoaib at La Belle Forme clinic in Edinburgh. I could have had it done in London but it was around ?2000 in Edinburgh vs about ?2800 in London so I had a cheap flight up to Scotland instead. Looking at the their website it’s now showing as ?2600 including anesthetic, but I had mine awake (which is cheaper and was an option then), not sure if they still do that.
  13. Haha, wish it was my 20th, but sadly def my 50th ..thanks for the good advice. I do wonder how much of this is us over thinking. Prob is I can't remember what it was looking at this area in harsh light before. :confused: Lol, thanks, not sure about the fountain of youth .. genetically a little lucky, but HT and upper eye lid surgery helps :D:D Good luck with your surgery, the whole team at Asmed are brilliant so you are in great hands. Yeah, general consensus seems to be I should wait, I think I will fly over at the 18 months mark (April 2018) to see Dr Koray and the team to see what they think. Thanks, agreed prob makes sense to wait the full 18 months. If I recall right, I think I was told I have around 8000 grafts available so still have a fair bit in the bank. To be honest if I had a 2nd procedure in the next 6-12 months, I wouldn't want more than 1000 grafts anyway. Glad my posts were useful. Dr Koray did a great job reframing my face. I think its only lowered about one inch, but doing the temples too has made a huge difference. Cost wise, it can depend, but I would that my 2700 grafts would have cost me at least double in the UK. I paid about ?6500 with Asmed. Hey Dolph, amazing how time has flown. I remember us PM'ing this time last year. Looking forward to seeing your pics. I guess it is a little hair greed, but I think I will go see Dr Koray next spring (when I hit 18 months) just to get his thoughts. Istanbul is only a reasonably short and cheap flight from London so can combine it with a nice long weekend in Istanbul . :cool: Hey, thanks for the positive feedback, not sure I'm "still young" but I know what you mean. I am generally happy so I think for now I'll just relax and enjoy it.
  14. So this past Wednesday was officially a year to the day I had my HT. Overall I am pretty happy with results and I love how it’s reframed my face and I am no longer self conscious if I get my hair wet or the wind is blowing. However I have some weaker spots that are obvious if you part the hair in those areas. They may still fill in a little as they say the hair can grow up to 18 months, but I don’t think they will at this point. Density - day to day this looks fine when my hair is styled, but I do notice it looking like it’s thinning a little if I’m under harsh light (like those little recessed ceiling spot lights). To be fair, I realise now that my expectations around density were a little unrealistic. Obviously if you are transplanting hair into an area that had none, you aren’t going to have the same kind of density that you have else where and I guess this is why a good percentage of people go back and have a 2nd procedure. 2nd procedure - At this stage, I’m a bit unsure what to do. Part of me just wants to move on and not have to go through the physical and mental process of having a 2nd HT procedure, but on the flip side, having come this fair and paid out quite a bit of money, I’d like close this out and address the weak spots and increase the density further. Timing is another factor. Its my 50th Birthday next July and I of course want to be looking great for that so if I don’t have the 2nd surgery before Christmas, I’d want to leave it until next August/September instead. What do you guys think? FYI, In the pictures below, the last one is hair wet and combed back. Sides and back are clippered with a grade 1 so pretty short.
  15. Hey, I think I get what you’re talking about and if we’re on the same page, then I still get that a little. It’s kind of a tightness that you occasionally want to itch, or at least that’s what it feels like to me. Now at 6 months I’d say there is a very strong possibility it’s growth related. But it’s akaa hard to know as people vary greatly. I got really strong growth around months 4-6, but there are others on here that really didn’t see their hair growth kick in until 6 months and after. For me at 11 months I’m not 100% sure. It’s less pronounced so I switch between thinking it’s growth or just dry skin. It’s become hard to notice, but I think there has been a slight improvement in the last 2 months so maybe it is related to growth.
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