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  1. Sorry I've been really busy with work so have had some downtime. I'm not sure why I didn't put a proper update on here in the end. Overall I was very happy with round 1; but wanted to sort out the crown and also concerns about the right side... I've just been back with Bisanga for round 2. Another 3000 grafts in ONE day I'll update on here shortly.
  2. Hi mate. Did you get your procedure done in one day then? (all 3000). (I just got 3072 done yesterday; in one day). I was a bit apprenhensive as the more grafts in one day, the more time out of the scalp; the worse survival time. However I decided to go for it this time (I had one previous procedure of 3200. How is it looking now?
  3. GuyFromTheUK

    3000 grafts over 1 day or 2 days?

    Any more opinions on this? Still contemplating my options 1. 3000 over one day - less spent on accommo.etc, less hassle, more convenient, all surgery done on one day so ?less shock 2. 3000 over 2 days - slower pace (hopefully less error), less 'graft out, awaiting implantation' time
  4. GuyFromTheUK

    3000 grafts over 1 day or 2 days?

    This is what I have also heard hence pushing me to have it all done in one day. It was done over 2 days last time, but 2 relatively "short" days. yes sure see my thread (look at my post history)
  5. GuyFromTheUK

    3000 grafts over 1 day or 2 days?

    Thanks for the reply. - Not sure how many clinical staff members will be placing. - FUE - Not sure what system; but whatever system Dr. Bisanga uses. - No PRP I'll ask Hilde (Dr. Bisanga rep) a bit more to see what she would recommend. If it is done just as carefully over one day I would prefer.
  6. Hey all. So I had a 3,300 FUE session with Dr. Bisanga in March 2017 and now planning my 2nd 3000 graft FUE session. I've been given the option of having it over 1 or 2 days. Is there any pro or con to either? I'm guessing swelling will be more gradual with 2 days, but what about the rest of it? Obviously time-wise 1 day is better; but is there any difference to results/healing if it is done over a shorter period? Any info will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks
  7. It went well. It really has made a massive difference compared to what I had. But I'm going for one second procedure now to sort out the crown.
  8. 6 month update; forgot to take the pics when it was bright outside but anyways. I still haven't cut my hair yet, but will do so in a couple days. Stil weak on my left side. Hope it all improves ?
  9. 5 months Just a quick update. Not much progress on last month or anything really to add. Now exactly at 5 months. So 50% growth?. My left side is still weak. The rest looks like it is prob good in the right direction. Light is less harsh then other photos. Using indirect sunlight this time. Obviously need to focus on my crown next. It's a pity I got sided with finasteride
  10. 4 month update Not a whole lot to report. Used clobex for one month, will now stay off it of a month and see how it goes. No itchiness in the area. Hair looks good in low light or when there isn't harsh bright light. Looks pretty bad in bright light as can be seen by pics. Donor site looks really good, had it shaved down to a grade one and I can't notice anything has been done.
  11. firstly Sorry for the poor punctuation, im using a broken keyboard! Redness wasn{t actually too bad post op however it does seem to have lingered still until now (and I am now more than 3 months post op). As I have said so far I would still highly recommend Dr. Bisanga, hopefully Im saying the same in 12 months time! Very professional. So Id say go for it. My donor site looks fantastic, i have had it shaved down to a 1 and scars are hardly noticable. Not much actually. Just told me to take the clobex shampoo twice a week which is what I have been doing. Will take a break from it after a month. As for the redness itself, its a little itchy, but i am almost 100% sure i dont have scalp psoriasis so not entirely sure why im taking it, yup so im on clobex now (for the past 2 and half weeks), im hoping youre right mate.
  12. 12 week update! Hair looks like it's gotten worse to be honest. I hope that's not the case I am using probably the harshest light possible to show everything. Not showing sides or back as they look great. More concerned about the front (especially the left side) Still pink, have contacted BHR and have started using some steroid shampoo to try and reduce the redness. I really hope it will start getting better soon! Can see some tiny little hairs coming through but not 3280.
  13. A quick update as I've been away for over a month now. Today is my 8th week (2 month) mark. Not sure there is any improvement at all yet, but I know I have to be patient. One good thing so far is that I shaved my sides and back to a 2mm (less than a grade 1) and the scars from the FUE were hardly noticeable! I'll try it again and post pictures when I decide to do it again! I haven't shaved the top of my head yet (since the FUE) but shaved the sides and back so that they weren't too thick and didn't make my top look too thin (to even it out). Couple things I've noticed: 1. I took finasteride 0.5mg MWF for one month but stopped as I was getting less frequent erections and my sperm was watery. Besides that no other sides but don't wish to go back on it for the ED sides. A shame as I was hoping I was one of those who was unaffected by its sides. Side effect rates MUST be higher than the quoted 5% or whatever, typical big pharma. Things appear to be back to normal now (after 2 or so weeks after stopping it). 2. Check out the posterior photo of my scalp; not sure if it's shock loss I have at the back of my head or my head was like that initially (I know it is slightly thinner there anyways) or I am just thinning more rapidly now? 3. A couple hairs are still falling out here and there, I've been using aloe Vera gel nearly every day and have my head covered most of the time by a cap as I am currently in a very hot and sunny climate. 4. Still have some loss of sensation in frontal third; just minor, I don't actually mind this though. 5. My vertex is bad bad bad. That will be the next place I will have to hit with FUE if the frontal third goes well. Perhaps using body hair (facial) so I can preserve my donor supply. 6. Just to add I've been taking biotin 900mg, MSM 2g, fish oil and zinc almost everyday (and took finasteride (propecia) for 1 month but stopped after sides.
  14. Dr. B does all the punching & extractions & also makes all the slits. His technicians then insert the grafts into the slits. I still need to follow them up to see what their transection rate was. You're welcome. Dr. B is a pro, i'd definitely recommend him & BHR! Yeah; so I wanna still keep my back/sides short even if 12 months time. Here are my 21 day post-FUE pics; as you can see sides and back are still really short and it's pretty hard to notice anything has been done (except for the recipient site where you can see the redness.etc). Plan on shaving my head in a couple weeks! (using the guard of course!) You can shave your transplanted grafts after 1 month (according to the rep of Dr. B). I plan on just shaving down my head every couple weeks until it all starts growing together. As you can all see my crown is quite bare too! I've started taking 0.5mg of propecia MWF; so going to see if that helps at all.
  15. Hey guys; So I've tried the big 3; nizoral (too much SLS, too irritant to scalp), regenepure dr (dries out scalp far too much too) & revita (ditto; dries scalp far too much). I'm almost one month post-op & want to start using ketoconazole again; however was wondering if anyone had any experience with any other products with ketoconazole besides the ones I have mentioned OR can recommend one of the 3 I have mentioned (maybe I'll just try them again).... I'm based in the UK for reference (some products aren't available here); but any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Have already decided will start using - sheamoisture Strengthen Grow and Restore Shampoo (has cider vinegar; could this be too "toxic" for my hair - Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner Just to try & keep my scalp as hydrated as possible Thanks!
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