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bandersnatchi

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About bandersnatchi

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  • 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?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No

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  1. No. Another Dr. I got the density increased in the temples and the hairline slightly softened with some one follicle grafts Erdogan used multiple hair grafts on the hairline and it was noticeable up close. It’s hard to say because overall it looks great other than some inconsistencies in the hairline that only someone with a trained eye could spot. However I don’t think I can recommend him anymore especially after seeing some of his recent results that frankly look horrible. I believe he has gotten complacent; when I was there he operated on 4-5 people at a time and he had an army of techs so it was like playing Russian roulette. He was nice and all to me and it was a good experience but I would not take the risk of going back there again. For legal and and privacy reasons I can’t state the doctors name because of the nature of this thread but he is very well-known.
  2. I did end up getting a small 400 Graft touch up this week. Unshaven. Can’t even tell anything was done. Just adding some density behind the hairline
  3. Tried to post an update but the post is hidden?
  4. 12 month results. Pretty pleased. Taken with flash, best quality pics I have right now. I would say it looks pretty natural. My barber commented that my hairline is the "golden standard" so that sure feels nice. There are some spots on the left side that aren't quite as dense and I'm planning a 500 graft session to touch everything up. Curious to see what the community here thinks.
  5. No pics right now but here are my observations: The hairline looks very, very good when it has grown or to a quarter of an inch or so. It is starting to blend in nicely with the native hair. However, when my hair is buzzed to a 1 it looks a lot worse. Noticeable change in density. I know native density with a HT isn't realistic and maybe I still had unrealistic expections, but I would've liked more density. I can tell that at the 8-12mo mark it will look stellar grown out long. That's assuming I keep getting growth. However I am still planning one more pass to help thicken up the recipient area so it looks better short.
  6. Yeah, that's what I plan on doing. I'm going to see another doc in LA that specializes in hairlines and see what they think in December, and if a touch up is required or not. I don't think I'll need more than 750-1000 grafts max to get a more blended density. Upon inspection of the recipient area, it just doesn't look like there are going to be any more sprouts, in which case the density will be nowhere near what it needs to be. Not expecting native density at all, never was. But this didn't mean my expectations (thus far). I know some say it is early, but I don't see how it could improve much past this point
  7. I'm almost at the six month mark. Photoas attached. Taken with flash. I've been keeping my hair buzzed to a 1 guard through the growing stage. At this point, I am not happy. My forelock density looks great and natural. However the lateral sides of my hairline (temples) lack density and look unnatural. I basically have two hairlines with sparse hair in between. Very disappointed at this point. I'm not sure if I didn't get enough grafts or had low yield, but I'm planning another procedure of 600-1000 grafts to blend the area better with another doctor in the U.S.
  8. ASMED is the only clinic that recommends anything like that. All literature I've read says after the scabs fall at 10 or so days you can pretty much do anything without worrying about the grafts. I don't shave, just use clippers with a guard. 5 months is extremely unrealistic.
  9. Just hit 4 months today. Been keeping hair buzzed at 1 guard. I think I have had some sprouts since my 3 months update but not as much as I had hoped. The pinkness has diminished a lot and the look has improved although from most angles it definitely looks like I have two separate hairlines, it's been slow to fill in between. I'm slightly worried, been applying minoxidil as well. Do I have reason to be worried at this point?
  10. Your hair looks awesome!! It already looks like a transformation. Hoping I have similar results at the 5 months mark!!
  11. Hey all, Attached are 3 month update photos. As you can see there is just a little residual pinkness. I may have had a sprout here or there but nothing significant whatsoever. Do I have cause to be concerned looking like this at the 3 month mark?
  12. Oh, I've also had quite a bit of pimples the last week.
  13. 2 month update. I buzzed my head to a 0 guard. No scarring at all. Can't even find a dot. Makes sense because my lunch size was .6-.8mm. Some grafts have started growing, the pics look a little worse than in person. It's mostly undetectable right now. I'm at exactly two months. I'm hoping for a great, full result.
  14. bandersnatchi

    11 days post op; shedding already?

    Post op I immediately started applying aloe vera in the form of a spray, as well as a product called HairCycle post-op biotin spray that someone recommended to me. I also applied the ATP spray that the clinic provided. I lost my scabs in 3-4 days. Redness mostly gone at the 7 week mark. Here is my procedure review at the link below. I have had some shock loss I think and someone said it currently looks strange so I'm very worried. If anyone wants to check it out and chime in I would be thankful. Dr. Koray Erdogan 1420 Grafts to Hairline - Forum By and for Hair Loss Patients
  15. Here are 3 more pictures in better lighting; sort of concerned now.
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