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About NickC

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  1. Hi, Ive only got myself to compare to so i’m absolutely no expert but I had my transplant done roughly about the same time, 1st Feb this year and mine seems to have developed a lot quicker. I had about 2300 grafts in the frontal area and it has thickened up a lot more than your results. But from reading and doing lots of research before surgery, many peoples results are different and you can only really know the final results after 12 months. It maybe that you a later developer. Take a look at my results to see where I am at the same stage but maybe i'm just a quick grower and nothing much will happen from here onwards. Anyway good luck.
  2. I honestly wouldn’t worry. My initial redness didn’t start to fade until after couple of months. I'm not proud to say it but I used to use a little of my wife’s makeup (powder) to blend it in a little, take the redness away. Then all of a sudden before you know it, it starts to settle down, little by little. I couldn’t tell you exactly when but believe me it does calm down.
  3. Thanks for all the the great comment guys, really appreciate the feedback.
  4. GregFUE - The photos I listed this week are bang up to date pal. I’m 5 and 1/2 post op so take a good look at the before and afters. I can’t recommend them enough. I did my research and contacted people on forums and past customers on Trustpilot/facebook before making my decision so I would honestly do the same and see what the best option is for you personally. If you have any questions about them, just ask.
  5. Thanks for all the comment and feedback. Mick50, Yes, thats exactly what i'm going to do. I'm going to make the decision when the growing and maturing has finished and see where I am. I know the top/back is always going to be thin because I never had any work done in that area but i’ll see if I can live with it when its complete. If the front to mid thickens up a bit more I will be more than happy but i’ve got a feeling I will get hair greed though!!!
  6. Another couple of photos from the top. The hairs still a little wet washing. As you can see it’s still a little see through from above but hopefully the next 6 months sees some improvement until I go for my 2nd procedure.
  7. Thanks for the positive feedback, appreciate it. The photos were just some quick ones I got my daughter to take of me today, there’s a couple of others but not of the top of my head. I’ll get a top photo taken tomorrow. It is still a little thinner in the middle but it’s still early days and I am still aware I will need another op next year to finish it off. Thicken the mid section and fill in the back but I have to say at the moment I’m really happy with the progress. Im keeping up with the finasteride and biotin daily and minoxidil twice daily and I think this may have helped as well.
  8. Just past the 5 month mark now and I’ve bitten the bullet and had my first proper hair cut for about 5years having shaved myself before. I’ve grown it out since the middle of April and it was looking a little messy. I couldn’t be happier with it at the moment.
  9. Hi, For anybody that’s interested here as my 4 month update photos. I’m quite happy with the progress so far but still hoping for a bit more. I’m prgressing we’ll and I just need the front to fill in a bit more and I’ll be very happy. The front fringe is really thick but behind it is a little thinner. There are quite a lot of uncoloured hairs in there and hopefully when they colour up it will look better. The before and after photo are below along with a photo my daughter took of me this weekend without me knowing but it shows me in real outdoor lighting and gives you a better idea of what it looks like. Any comments on my progress are most welcome.
  10. Just thought I’d update with my 3 months photos. Things seem to have started for me. I’ve had quite a bit of early growth and I’m really happy so far. A long way to go I know but so far things are positive. So far I’ve been shaving my hair down to a grade 0 each week just to blend it all in together but I’ve left it this last week. It’s still short but is about a grade 1 at the moment. I’m thinking of growing it out now things have started to take off but I’ll see how I look. It’s still very patchy but I don’t care, I’m just happy it’s started to grow.
  11. Just a quick update to show you my 2 month photos. Not much has happened apart from the shedding. The redness has died down on the front and the donor has healed well. No itching. The redness looks a lot worse in the photos than it does in real life. I had just had a hot shower and this does make my head very red, as does applying the minoxidil foam. Not all the hair came out and I’m not too sure if I’ve had some early growth or whether the hairs that didn’t shed have thickened up. My wife thinks that I definitely look like I have more hair than a few weeks ago but I just can’t tell. Anyway the photos are attached and there are a couple with and without flash. I’m just looking forward to the next couple of months and hopefully I can post some more positive images.
  12. Cheers Steeeve, thanks for your input, I appreciate it. At the moment I’m more concerned with the transplant I’ve just had and if in a year I still want to have the 2nd procedure done, results of the first considered, I know I’ve definitely got enough. At the end of the day, aslong as there are another 2000 grafts left, that will do me and if there are any in the bank further along the line, it will be a bonus, but I’m not planning a 3rd. Thanks
  13. Well that’s your opinion. I’m currently buzzed down to a 1.5 mm, shortest length guard on my clippers before a 0 and you cannot see any loss in density from pre op photos and no scarring visible. The Doctor was very confidence about the 2nd HT planned for early next year so I’ll take her advice. Greg Fue - the transplant cost about 4150 gbp all in with the extra 1000 hairs on top of the 6000 package along with the blood test and it included the 4 night stop in one of their apartments with pickups and drop offs.
  14. Yeah, I’ve got at least another 3000/4000 grafts they told me and I’m planning on going back next year if the results turn out ok for the same amount on the crown and mid section.