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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?

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  1. Thanks Shera, Im hoping from next month on the progress will be much better. Cheers
  2. 13 Week update Im not sure if there has been any significant hair growth, there does seem to be small thin hair growth and baldness is still very visible, Im continuing with the Fin, Biotin and Minox 5% everyday. Let me know what you guys think about the progress? Im hoping I will be able to see some coverage in the next month but crown growth from what I have heard is the slowest, finger crossed. At this point, It sort of looks like pre-ops pic. At some angles the baldness looks even more significant, and at some it looks like there is plenty of thin hair growth. Confusing :/
  3. I thought that too there was a gap between the native hair and the transplanted area at first till I visited the clinic the next day and then they showed that my native hair was razed off to almost zero just above the transplanted area thus making it appear like there is a gap but that's not the case. It's not that clear in the picture that I uploaded it seems but rest assure there is no gap. and yes I do not plan to have a buzz cut and the hair line design was chosen by the Dr with my consent.
  4. What do you think of it? good, bad or average?
  5. 8 Weeks update Attached the pics with my progress, still got a little numbness on my recipient area. Just today I saw that I have a pimple on my vertex/crown, maybe its due to the usage on baby oil I have been applying. I'm continuing with Biotin and Finasteride along with applying baby oil and minoxidil 5% solution once a day. Let me know what you think at 8 week mark? good progress?
  6. For me the pain did subside after 10 days, but still had enough pain that troubled during sleeping. Lyrica worked for me, none of the other pain killers seemed to have any affect on me.
  7. Hey mate, sorry for the late reply. I have been traveling for the past month and for some reason, did not get any email notification. I hope you are doing well, you can message me if in case you need an advice. Since you just got your HT, first month is crucial and I would take extra care if I were you. Try avoiding wearing a cap or a helmet, many people will look at your new look but if you are confident nobody will notice.
  8. Hey mate, sorry for the late reply. I have been traveling for the past month and for some reason, did not get any email notification. I took lyrica, the only painkiller that worked for me but do take doctor's advice before you have one.
  9. Thanks Shera. I finally got an 8 weeks update, better than before Numbness still exists though, maybe not to the extent that I suffered a month back.
  10. Thanks Melvin, I read that this phase lasts for around 3-4 months before growth kicks in again. I'm applying minoxidil 5% along with fin, just a tad worried about the native hair loss for now.
  11. 4 weeks update At week 4, my native hair has grown considerably but for the past 2 weeks I believe around 80% of my transplanted hair has already fallen. The vertex/crown area now shows no sign of any transplant procedure while the newly built hairline looks ugly due to less density compared to the native hair behind it. There is still numbness on my recipient area and few spots (around 2-3) on my donor area which when touched still feels like it's not healed completely. Overall the donor area has healed well and I do not feel any pain as such, but when I do touch these sensitive spots I feel a very little pain (scale: 2/10). Apart from this I have witnessed some shedding of my native hair in the mid-scalp and crown area as well, quite visible in the picture I have uploaded. I just hope what I'm going through i.e. shedding is normal, really wish for time to move fast. I will report my progress at week 6 to Dr Bhatti to have him check.
  12. Day 12 - 16: The pain on my donor area due to nerve has subsided, only feel a bit uncomfortable while sleeping on the pillow as I think the donor area is still a bit sensitive and maybe healing. On completion of 2 weeks, I have now resumed shampooing under tap water on alternate days with applying minoxidil 2% (for 2 weeks) everyday, also continuing with Fin and biotin meds (for next 6 months). I have already started to shed and scabs have all fallen, confirmed by Dr Bhatti - this will continue for the next few months before the hair re-grows around 4 months mark. Attaching the pictures for reference. Will now update the thread every month with my progress, keeping my fingers crossed.
  13. I've been applying aloe vera lotion on my donor area as advised by Dr Bhatti , it has helped in reducing the pain due to skin stretching and dryness. The nerve pain has now subsided, I do have a little sensitivity on my donor area (maybe its still healing) which is uncomfortable- would not term it as pain. I can only feel it when I touch it or when I try to sleep with my donor area touching the pillow. But overall, I feel way better than what I felt a week back.
  14. Thanks Shera, was worried about my transplanted hair touching the bed and getting knocked off. I will ditch the neck pillow after completing 2 weeks then, hopefully by then no damage can be done.
  15. Day 10: I did take the painkiller along with the Lyrica to get myself to sleep on day 9 I tried resisting the pill as long as I could and battled with myself till 4am which is when I gave up as the donor area was still hurting along with uncomfortable shooting pain and I needed to get some sleep before it was too late. I did however slept without the pain killer and lyrica on day 10 - an achievement :cool:, even though my donor is still sensitive, but the shooting pain has disappeared continuing with the shampoo regime and Finasteride/Biotin. Day 11: I tried removing the scabs from the transplanted area after washing it off with shaving foam, although few hairs did fall attached with the crust. Attaching the pictures for reference.