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Everything posted by Shera

  1. Hi Mark, Check out the video in my thread below Hopefully it'll help you get a better understanding of beard grafts. Feel free to whatsapp/email me direct if you have any further questions. PS. Once grafts are extracted from any region, they do not grow back, everybody has a finite amount of grafts which is why it's important to make them all count.
  2. Hi HTHope, In my experience dealing with countless patients over the last few years, previously transplanted hairs tend to grow out at their normal pace following a second top up surgery in the same area. Being from the donor safe zone they are more resilient. Again a top surgeon will take care to create incisions away from existing grafts to minimise damage and reduce trauma to existing grafts. Furthermore if you do experience shock loss then it is likely to be only temporary and not permanent.
  3. Dear all, In the following video Dr Bhatti explains in detail Minoxidil, its use, its effect and answers many more questions that have been put forward regarding the medication. Again, a must see for everyone out there.
  4. Dear all, Its always a hot topic, Finasteride use and whether pre and post op hair transplant patients should take it. In the following video Dr Bhatti uses his expertise to explain away the phobias associated with Finasteride use and explains in detail the relationship with Testosterone levels. Again, a must see for so many of you out there.
  5. Hi Tom, If you initially inquired about hair surgery back in 2012 then the first thing I have to say is you've held out remarkably well over the past 8 years. I would say about 2000-2500 grafts would restore your hairline, fill in your temple areas and maybe a slight re-pointing of your temple points too. If you are based in Dubai then you could even consider a direct flight to Chandigarh where I had mine done. I can put you through to many past UK patients who I'm sure would be happy to assist you in your research.
  6. Thanks, I'm glad you find Dr Bhatti's videos useful, especially this one. Dr Bhatti strives to educate all potential hair loss patients out there so they can successfully avoid the many minefields and pitfalls that are strewn in their paths. There is more content on the website too if you are up for some further research , (see link below). https://darlingbuds.com/blog
  7. Dear all, In the next video of Dr Bhatti's incredibly informative series, he discusses the Crown/Vertex area and explains in his own detailed fashion the different aspects to be aware of including expectations and failure. A must see for all patient with thinning Crowns planning on having this troublesome area restored. Some valuable lessons to be learnt, enjoy!
  8. Hi Gill, In response to your question, Dr Bhatti has actually had 3 separate HT surgeries, 2 FUT surgeries in 2007 and a further FUE surgery in 2013. He mentions this along with pics in the following video, forward to 1:36. As for causing offense, I don't think you've ever offended anyone on this forum in all your time here. just offered wise words of wisdom. Take care and stay safe.
  9. Hi Behappy, In my experience the patients are not just told no but they are advised of the pros and cons and they are advised of other areas to look into to help sustain their hair until they reach a suitable age to be reassessed. This is all part of the ethics the clinic practices and I for one will always go that extra yard to ensure the younger ones fully understand and most do and keep in touch for further help and guidance over time. Also patients are not charged anything for this. I feel we do as much as we possibly can.
  10. Dear all, In light of all the younger posters on this forum asking for hair loss advice I thought it appropriate to post the following video. In the video Dr Bhatti explains why 22 years of age is too young for a hair transplant. In true Dr Bhatti trademark style, many issues that affect younger hair loss sufferers are explained in great detail. Again I hope you some of you guys learn some valuable lessons from this video.
  11. Dear all, In the following video Dr Bhatti discusses hair loss in women and the pros and cons of various treatments for female hair loss as well as answering many questions. It can be devastating for men to lose their hair as some of you well know but you can multiply that feeling tenfold for females. I sincerely hope the information in this video finds itself with the persons who would greatly benefit from it.
  12. Dear all, In this video Dr Bhatti introduces you to Tom, he had 5, yes 5 failed transplants but he never gave up hope. I can actually recall helping Tom with his visa, lovely fella, I personally couldn't be more happier for him. Once again I hope Tom's story helps educate and inspire some of you guys on the forum. Enjoy.
  13. No, you haven't interpreted it wrong. My advice to you was to go down the medical route and see if that works. You may end up with an improvement that you are so happy with that you may even shelve the idea of a hair transplant for the foreseeable future or you may opt to go for a smaller surgery if you are happy to take the meds long term to sustain any improvements. The important thing is to distinguish between your natural state and your medically improved state. If you was to go for surgery then Dr Bhatti would advise you to temporary stop the meds a few months prior to surgery so when the surgery comes he has a more naturally precise scalp to work on as explained in the video. I hope that clarifies things for you.
  14. Thank you for your comment, there is one particular case that springs to mind where Dr Bhatti had to use beard and chest to repair a patient. Read his story in the link below I'll try to get hold of others for you too.
  15. Yes, you have the option of starting on the meds now and see how you progress over the coming months. I have seen Finasteride make a considerable difference in Indians after only 3 months otherwise it can take up to 6 months to kick in. Research and be aware of possible side effects of Finasteride in particular. You may be pleasantly surprised after 6-9 months.
  16. Hi, I would recommend in the region of 3500 grafts (maybe an additional 500 beard grafts) to rebuild your hairline at its current level and strengthen your frontal third. You could do with a scattering of maybe 1000 or so grafts to help with some coverage in your crown/vertex area. You do have a lot of what appears to be minitiarising hairs on top of your scalp which could recover through the use of meds (Finasteride, Monoxidil, Nizoral). This is an option for you and then to wait 6-9 months growing your hair out a little more and then reassessing your options.
  17. Hi HTHope, In my experience a length of an inch to 1.5 inches helps create the best illusion of a dense head of hair. By adding some clever strategic styling you can further enhance your appearance.
  18. Dear all, In the following video Dr Bhatti explains in great detail the aftercare regime that patients are strongly advised to follow to ensure success and what patients should expect to experience prior and post surgery. I personally brief all my UK and international patients and take the time to ensure they fully understand everything. Reference material is also provided to ensure this. If any of you are walking into a hair surgery ill-informed then this should set some major alarm bells ringing. A very useful video, I'm sure some of you will benefit from it. Enjoy!
  19. Dear all, In this video Dr Bhatti comprehensively explains safe protocols in body hair transplants. Dr Bhatti has been practising body hair transplant in his clinic for over a decade so naturally he has great knowledge in this subject area which he would love to share with the community. Once again I hope this video provides a great insight for some of you which will benefit any future choice you make. Enjoy.
  20. Dear all, In the following video Dr Bhatti discusses hairline design and takes you through the process of choosing a hairline that will be best suited to your own unique individual characteristics. Again I hope some of you can take something away from this, enjoy the video.
  21. Thanks for pointing that out, I've actually seen that pic on many public domains but I will cross reference your query with Dr Bhatti all the same.
  22. Hi, thanks for the reply, I'm glad you enjoyed the video which was clearly not meant to knock FUT. There were as you highlighted many patients with decent scars that were kept will hidden by the length of their hair. And there were some awful scars that again were hidden. It was more of an education that FUT scars do exist and sometimes it is out of the surgeons control as to whether a patient will get a bad scar so there is a risk factor that the patient needs to be aware of. As for videos of FUE scarring, I'm going to suggest this to Dr Bhatti. I'm glad you enjoyed it hairlossPA LonelyGraft, as already pointed out the scars are equally good and bad and they are from worldwide patients therefore from FUT surgeons across the board. I will be suggesting to Dr Bhatti that he compile a video on bad FUE scars. You are right in saying there are bad types of scarring from both procedures, there is no dispute over this. "Yeah but to any prospective hair transplant patient even a good fut scar will look bad when it’s shaved to a zero" I personally believe that it is in the patient's interests to be aware of this fact as it is with FUE scarring as you rightly point out. Thanks again for your comments, one more thing I'm really disappointed that you do not share the clinics appreciation of fine FUT scarring presentation background music.