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About Shera

Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United Kingdom

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Tejinder Bhatti
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr Tejinder Bhatti
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men

Representative Information

  • Name
    Shera
  • Doctor Representative For
    Dr. Tejinder Bhatti
  • Location
    UK
  • Years in Hair Transplant Profession
    5 to 7 Years
  • Email Address
    darlingbudsUK@gmail.com

About the Representative

  • Have you Ever Had a Hair Transplant?
    Yes

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  1. Hi Petroholic, Thank you for sharing with the forum your experience with Dr Bhatti thus far, I hope you have the time and energy to continue to update us all on your future progress. It's very reassuring that after vigorously exploring all your options in your native India that you decided to proceed with Dr Bhatti. I personally will be following your journey with interest having spoken to you previously. As always feel free to call me if you need any help and guidance. Happy growing my friend.
  2. You looked happier when you was bald.😀
  3. Hi Baldlives, There are many surgeries that do not produce the desired result, many life determining ones too that are carried out at great expense, especially in your native US. I wonder if these patients get full refunds if things don't work out as planned? With other goods and services we consumers purchase and feel are not quite up to our expectations, do we ever get full refunds? In the case of the patient Techie you will see that myself and my US colleague California reached out to the patient at an early stage. The patient actually never did have any dialogue with me. Moving onto the surgery itself, it would have been carried out exactly the same as mine just 7 months prior and I'm yet to see a result nearly 5 years down the line that comes even close to mine considering the number of grafts used. So why did the surgery fail? I'm sure you are aware being an ex and current patient yourself that many factors besides the surgery itself can determine an end result. Amongst other factors, a patient's own physiology comes into play and a patient's own state of mind in my opinion. In this case, the patient does highlight that he was pretty stressed with work. Hair transplant surgery besides, is this the right frame of mind to recover from any surgery? Should a surgeon that has performed a near perfect surgery be penalised for factors out of his/her own control? Is the offer for free repeat surgery not already a generous gesture? The patient himself refers to the other poster husqvarnawrk as being present at the clinic and having his surgery the previous day, well here's a link to his own review, https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/topic/41858-dr-bhatti-1500-fue-on-crown-29th-april-2015/ The exact same high level of care and surgical protocols would have been used for both surgeries. As for not trusting the Doc who gave him a bad result, in the patients own words, "Overall impression is everyone there including Dr. Bhatti are both very personable as well as professional. I felt extremely comfortable the whole time" Ultimately if a patient declines a free surgery with the Dr who gave him a bad result and decides to go with another surgeon who has in all likelihood given other patients bad results then that's really their prerogative. Unless of course that particular surgeon has a 100% success record!
  4. Dr Bhatti stood by the result, accepted full responsibility and offered to fix it for free but the patient was working in South East Asia and decided to visit a local surgeon instead. And that's the last we heard from him.
  5. Not a big fan of Laser, in fact I see at as a big con aimed specifically at vulnerable hair loss patients who will try anything to get their hair back. You only have to do a google search for "laser hair therapy" and check out the results some of the cosmetic clinics claim are down to laser therapy. Scandalous, don't be taken in folks.
  6. Shera

    FUE on grey hair

    Prior to my surgery Dr Bhatti's team used their own dye, haven't a clue what the name was, but worked a treat. When I occasionally dye my hair I use Schwarzkopf Live, comes in all different colours and each box lasts about 5-6 applications. I actually just use the black (no 99) but may experiment with other brighter colours now that I approach my mid life crisis!
  7. Shera

    FUE on grey hair

    As mentioned earlier, dying the hair before surgery is the simplest option. Been there myself, no issues whatsoever.
  8. Sadsurfer, Your scalp donor area is looking quite thin after losing 3200 grafts. I would say anything 2000 or so grafts will make the thinning more noticeable. If you want to take more, then you might want to consider future SMP in this area to mask the transparency. You do have the option of taking grafts from the beard, if you love your beard then you could just take 500 or so from the shadow area under the chin.
  9. Shera

    Can donor area regenerate new follicles?

    Once your follicles/grafts are removed from the donor area they are gone from this area for good, that is the norm and that it what you should assume will happen in your case. No one has an infinite number of grafts and I'm yet to come across a patient in real life or across the many forums who has miraculously regrown grafts in the donor area once they have been removed.
  10. Shera

    Can donor area regenerate new follicles?

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  11. Shera

    Hair loss or natural parting?

    Hi, You might want to start taking the same photos at monthly intervals and comparing them. You'll soon enough know whether you are suffering from early hair loss. Only then you should try to address it.
  12. Shera

    Confidence level.

    Same here Pete, mine just seems to fall into place like its got some kind of auto styling mechanism built in
  13. Shera

    Confidence level.

    This is one of the major factors for most patients for undergoing hair restoration surgery in the first place. I would say everyone who has had a successful surgery would answer a resounding Yes to your question.
  14. You are a Norwood 7 patient with very limited scalp donor. Ideally to cover such a large area you will need 5000-7000 scalp grafts, potentially 11000 to 15500 hairs If you go for the 2000 scalp, 1500 chest and 1000 beard, that's 4000 grafts in total potentially approx. 7000 hairs. I have assumed that scalp grafts will give you an average of 2.2 hairs with body hairs mostly singles and I have assumed all your grafts will grow out. So, looking at that breakdown I would say you are very likely to have a follow up second surgery in your quest for hair. Even if you decide to leave the crown alone, I still think another pass a year later will be required, I hope I'm wrong.
  15. Hi Saizakout, 2000 grafts is probably hitting the maximum from your scalp donor. What you don't want is to overharvest potentially resulting in damage to the few grafts that are left behind. It might make more sense not to be so aggressive in this area so you can take some more out the second time around. 1500 grafts from your chest is a good number but I would concentrate on 1000+ grafts from your beard area before hitting the chest. If the grafts grow out successfully over your hairline and mid scalp then you might be happy with the coverage but I think you will need another pass to strengthen some areas when you go for your second surgery to address your crown. Again, as recommended to all patients, do your research with the emphasis on patient posted independent reviews. across different forums. All the best to you.
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