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    Philippines
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    AL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

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  1. Happy? I am embarrassed to admit that every time I glance at the mirror, my thought balloon is "Hey. Good looking."
  2. Depends if the failure is acceptable or not. Say, the supersonic jet concorde in its 34 years of existence, has only one airplane crash in its entire history. But if that crash percentage is acceptable, that would mean one plane malfunctioning in the US airspace everyday.
  3. No. It just that the number of grafts used and the area covered indicate it's not a high density HT in the first place. As a rule of thumb, 40grafts per square cm give the illusion of density; your post-ops pic looks to be lower than that. (And you still have to factor in miniaturization, shock loss, and % of FUE grafts that did not survive like the ones around your hairline.) As a point of comparison, your two blank triangles on top of your head covered a similar area as my front hairline HT. I used just over 1,600 grafts or 3200 hairs. My growth/density, FUT which I did a year ago, came out ok. Not dense but good enough. Your doc not only did your triangles, but also used your 1700+ grafts to cover the whole area between the two blank triangles. Let say, it'd take 1,600 grafts to cover your two blank triangles, am not sure an extra 100grafts is enough to cover your thinning forelock/dark triangle in the middle.
  4. benji2014, I think your HT is within the realm of what could be expected. The left photo is of my head at 1,600 grafts FUT covering an area that's smaller than yours. My doc advised me then that I might have to do a second round as the clinic's is not into high density transplant. The right photo is yours at 100+ more grafts and covering a significantly larger area than mine. If you are going to do a touch up that covers about an inch/2.54cm into your hairline, you'll need around 1,000grafts to thicken it up. (That's adding about 30grafts per square centimeter.)
  5. Congrats JeanLDD. Excellent head of hair.
  6. fortuneplant

    Erdogan 3200 2/2017

    Were you expecting a high density HT? From the pic, your 3,200 grafts seem to cover around 80+ square cm. If I am right with the area, it's not a high density HT. In fact at that graft/square cm, a lot of doctors would advise patient that they might need to go another round to achieve the final desired look.
  7. fortuneplant

    Erdogan 3200 2/2017

    1. Was all 3,200grafts used just for the hairline? Say, just used to lower and thicken the front hairline/temples and not used for other areas like crown/etc. 2. Do you have a pic of your post ops so we have an idea what was covered? Straight off, if all grafts were used for the front, that's an unsatisfactory result and you should ask for a retouch.
  8. Hi Hairdew. When you did your 602 grafts: 1. Was it easy to hide the HT from the public? 2. How long was the redness in the recipient area? 2. How long was it normal enough that you can get to work without anyone noticing your HT?
  9. Hmmm. Probably go to the beach a bit. The area probably need some sun/tan to match the rest of your skin.
  10. When someone is already happy with their result - to quote "...I LOVE my hairline and my HT overall" - no need to try to make that person unhappy. Be happy for them.
  11. OP, I can't imagine what it's like to carry 26 years of anger and frustration. You have to consult with a lawyer regarding your situation.
  12. Ask your coordinator how much the doctor would charge for an online consultation. Sadly, you're just a number to him. Worst, you're an expense since this is a repair job.
  13. Let's go back to the thread's topic - Payam's HT progress. I attached a visual summary. Payam's did his HT on March 13, 2018. Right off the bat, he wasn't happy with how he was treated. He only had 10 minutes to consult with the doctor on March 12. He was surprised that it was a tech driven operation. At the post op, he got a fever and the doctor did not see him. When he has concerns, he is frustrated that he can only speak with the coordinator. He got very anxious after post-ops. Within 10 days, he complains when it looks sparse, he complains when it look dense, he complains that the hairline is too aggressive. To quote " I will for sure require electrolysis or some other type of restoration to move it up in the future." He is now on his eight month.
  14. Nice! At 6 months, you have more hair than what you started with on the first page. Hang in there. Your hair density/quality/softness/thickness will change a lot in the next six months. Keep taking regular photos - preferably in the same location, head angle, and time of day so you can be more objective with your assessment. Easier said than done though. Being objective, I mean.
  15. First off, how did you manage to do 13 HTs and kept it a secret?! This padawan is humbled. I agree with you that it's much easier to deal with it if one just let it out publicly. But I guess, with current norms, easier said than done.
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