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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr. Tejinder Bhatti
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
  1. Hey, thanks! I just hope things go uphill from here. Rawkerboi, I am not on Minoxidil yet. Though I love the way hairline has been shaping up lately. I was having qualms earlier, but it has been taking a great shape. I am at 4 months today and took certain pictures. Some are under harsh light (the yellow ones), some under good natural indoor light, and some under harsh sunlight. Overall, I found the growth fine, but the hair at the left temple are still to grow. I hope they shoot up soon. Shera, I saw your thread. Your transformation is mindblowing. Great great result by Dr. Bhatti! Keeping my fingers crossed for something as good as your result
  2. Hey there So am at three months today. There are thin hairs at the transplanted area. I am attaching few pics. I notice some thinning behind the transplanted area. Check the first picture. Is it what they call shock loss? It looks fine in the mirror though, but under lights and in the camera I found these hairs to be sparse. Overall, how does the progress look so far?
  3. Hello everyone, So this is how it looks currently. The temples are almost emoty with few thin hair. Sometimes it feels the hair wouldn't grow but yeah patience is the thing here. At two months, is it what it should be like? Am I on track? Ideally when does one start to notice growth?
  4. Hi Rawkerboi, More than 80% hair have come off. I am at 2 months today. I hope the growth phase starts now. I'll post the pictures soon. Thanks for following.
  5. Thanks for your words David. Thanks husqvarnawrk, I just hope they grow well. Here are my pictures from 2 weeks.
  6. I am just getting a bit anxious about the whole thing now. The hairline, how would it look on being matured, has it been lowered much, would it have looked good if it was a bit high, would the right density be achieved and would it blend nicely. It is like am checking the mirror every minute. I don't know, just getting freaked out lol. Pls check the image attached, does the hairline look fine? I feel it's a bit straight. Also, The left corner appears to be less rounded than the right. Am I being too finicky? lol This thing needs a lot patience! The image is from the 10th day post procedure. I'll be at 2 weeks tomorrow. Most of the scabs have been dislodged and a few hair too with them. Hasn't been a bloody affair so I think the roots are safe. I'll post the pictures tomorrow. A particular area from the donor stings sometimes. There's a bit of swelling too. Might go with time. Am applying aloe vera gel regularly as prescribed.
  7. Hi Matts7989, I did my research here at HRN and found him good. I too observed some of his work where the follicles were a bit spaced out, but then I thought the person might have a weak donor area. Having dense hair at the back of my head, I went ahead with him. I asked him what density could be achieved that will blend with my native hair. He told me 55 grafts per cm square, which is considered good. He told me if they go with a greater density, the grafts might not survive as there wouldn't be much oxygen and blood available for them. A 100 grafts per cm square would just mean a failed surgery. But yes I found the grafts packed a bit sparsely over my head and reached out to him. He told me there are native hairs underneath. Once they grow, it will look satisfactory. So I cannot really have a say before the transplant matures. Just keeping my fingers crossed for a good result. I am from India, and Chandigarh was not too far from my place. So about the tickets, you need to ask other guys over here.
  8. Felt a little bloated. There was a bit of swelling on the forehead and the face. However, there is almost no pain or uneasiness. How does it look?
  9. Rawkerboi, I will anyway have to take it now. Dr Bhatti has advised me finasteride and Minoxidil for next 6 months. Thanks husqvarnawrk! So I am done with my procedure now. Good luck to you too Cheers!
  10. Hello, everyone. So I am done with the procedure and can only be happy with the way things were executed with minimal discomfort. The professionalism and politeness of Dr Bhatti and his team cannot be overlooked. I appreciate the deftness with which the whole procedure was carried out. As the process started, I was given an antibiotic shot and was asked to wait. It was no later that I was called in. Dr Bhatti discussed my goals and drew the hairline which initially I thought was a bit low. However, after giving some thought, I felt satisfied with it. Dr, Bhatti then shaved my head and told me that hairs at the back of my head are pretty thick, that just meant I had a good donor area. I was glad. Soon I was taken to the surgery room and the operation started. There was nowhere I felt the pain, the anaesthesia shots just felt like little pin pricks. The harvesting was done by the doctor himself and the plantation by his team. I was sleepy by the time plantation started and it was a long process. I think I dozed off for a minute or two several times during the plantation period. The procedure ended at around 6:00 pm. The post procedure regimen for the first day was explained to me by Dr Bhatti. I was given a cap to wear outdoors and was told to take utmost care of the grafts as they were very delicate and could fall even if I bend or rubbed my head off against something. Wearing the cap was a tough part as it could take the grafts off. I had some plantation done on the side triangles too and every time I wore the cap, it would rub against the grafts. Had to be very careful. I went to the hotel room and checked the newly created hairline. I was pleased, to say the least! The next day I was called in for a head wash and the care for next 2 weeks was explained to me. The doctor checked the grafts and I asked him if they are intact. He nodded that no graft was disengaged. A sigh of relief! Now is the time to be composed and wait 6 months for the real results. I express my gratitude to Dr Bhatti and his entire team for their work. Thank you for taking out time to read. I hope my posts will be helpful to people considering an HT. I am uploading some pre-op and post-op pictures from the day of surgery, and in the next post I'll share pictures from the second day post procedure. Please offer your critique. Cheers! Graft Count: 1821 Singles: 382 Doubles: 817 Triples: 622
  11. Thanks, David! I saw your pictures. Clean work from the doctor like always. I was advised Minoxidil by a dermatologist few years back. I used it for 6 months but discontinued it later hearing about its lifelong application for maintaining hair. My hair got brittle and I did lose some hair after I stopped using it. So I am in a fix here. I do not want to be on medications for a lifetime.
  12. Hi Guys, I am a 26-year old guy from India. I have been lurking around hairrestorationnetwork for quite some time now and during the process, I learned about some good doctors here. Checking the patient results posted in the forums, I chose Dr. Bhatti for my procedure. It has been around 6 years that my hairline first began to show the signs of receding, and only now it has started to concern me. I have a good amount of hair at the top and the back of my head, and it is only the frontal area that is thinning. I went to Dr. Bhatti last year for the consultation and he recommended 1200 grafts for structuring the hairline. However, a busy work schedule kept me from going for the procedure. During this time I experienced a lot of shedding due contaminated water and stress, and my hairline receded further. I went for the consultation again and this time the doctor put me in NW3 and suggested 1800 grafts. I am now booked with Dr. Bhatti for an FUE procedure to be done on March 23rd. Have attached some of my pictures here. I am in an apprehension whether or not will the transplanted hair blend with my existing hair. It would be great if the experts could clear my worries. Dr. Bhatti told me that 55cm square is possible with the quality of hair I have. Will that unite well? Having read a thread advising against the procedure for youngsters, I am now having qualms regarding the future. I hope things go well, and like others the expertise of Dr. Bhatti works wonders for me. Thanks for taking out time to read. I appreciate the help moderators and patients have been providing with their informative threads and suggestions. I will update on my procedure and give back to the forum once I am done with it.