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superflash last won the day on September 23 2018

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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?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime

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  1. No, I have not tried using H&S shampoo. I don't want to use any other shampoo than the ones Dr. Cinik's clinic recommends. Nizoral has been doing a great job, I have a lot less dandruff now than before I started.
  2. I'm a few days behind but here are my 6 month photos! And some updates... I'm using Nizoral Shampoo once a week and it's working Still taking my 2 vitamins everyday (Saw Palmetto + MultiVitamins) and 1 every other day (Biotin 10,000 mcg). I'm working out normally, lifting heavy weights and I'm fine Alcohol, food, sports, physical activity are all back to normal and I don't smoke Everything seems to be normal. I'm growing my hair long but I want another haircut to keep it clean. I'm so happy with my front view but my top view is making me consider a second HT. I'm going to wait till the 12 months are done before making any decisions. What do you guys think?
  3. Here is a mini-update to show what my back looks like now. Yes, I only use the shampoo the clinic provided. Yes, I experienced the dandruff while using it.
  4. Thanks mate. The clinic said the dandruff and usage of Nizoral will not affect my results.
  5. It's because I got a very short haircut. As others are saying, it's not necessarily over harvested. I had a lot of surface to cover, 4300 grafts is a lot but the way my back looks with short hair is something I expected, not surprised. If you look at my 4 month post where my hair is slightly longer in the back, you can't see anything unusual or missing from the donor area. I will certainly consider a longer hair style...this is new to me haha
  6. Alright guys, here it is. Month 5 pics followed by some updates. Updates: So what I thought was dead skin falling off my scalp is actually dandruff. I showed pictures to the clinic (they communicate through Whatsapp) and they told me I could/should use Nizoral shampoo once a week so I'm going to start doing that this weekend. Other than that, everything is pretty normal, still taking my meds daily and Biotin every other day as directed by the clinic. I've been skiing now (with a helmet on all day) my hair looked pressed down when I took the helmet off but I let it come up on its own and everything was fine. I'm letting the top hair grow long and keeping the sides short. I got a haircut half-way through the month and went down to a level 1 on the back and sides...I probably won't be doing that again. Here's what it looked like:
  7. Thanks My family thinks it's great! They're so happy with it and they're glad I picked a good place and that the results are looking this good. My brother wants to go do it now and so do some friends of mine too.
  8. 4 months now! I hope everyone is having a happy holidays and a happy new year! Not much to update this month other than the usual; more hair growth. I'm visiting family back home so the lighting is a bit different in these pictures. The pictures are under direct lighting and they weren't doing my hair any good so I took an extra one for an "optimal" shot. And this is what I normally look like without direct light.
  9. Hi fespafer, Thanks for the comment. I'm glad my post is helping you, it's the reason I started it since I was once in your shoes too and used posts like this one to help me. Dr. Cinik DOES offer using grafts from your beard. I did not need that but there were 2 other gentlemen who did get grafts taken from their bard under their chins. Dr. Cinik will decide after viewing your donor area what the best solution is for you. Hi HairShadows, I am at about week 14 now and this growth amount came in at around week 12 like you. I THINK new hairs are poking through all the time. I can see some at the front of my hairline but it is becoming too dense to notice things in the top or behind the hairline. When I touch my crown, I can feel little poky hairs that are much shorter than the other hairs and when I run my fingers gently through the front of my head, I can feel similar little poky hairs too. I also have some tingly pain throughout my day which I hope is new hairs growing through my skin. I am not worried. Don't be worried man, it's all about patience. Everybody is different, just keep doing what you're doing and the hairs will come with time. Last week I was playing volleyball and the ball hit my head directly on the middle top. I was a little worried but I spoke with the clinic and they said it is all fine just be more careful next time. They said I can swim, smoke, go about my normal routine now so I don't think there is much that can destroy/kill the root at this point. Obviously do not pull your hair out but I would say the most important thing is to take the right nutrients the hair needs to grow.
  10. Yes, I Dr. Cinik made the incisions/opened the channels in my procedure.
  11. I'm gonna say yes, I did have dry scalp before the op. Haha thanks man, I'm really happy with my results and I'm not even halfway yet. I gotta admit, I was a little worried when I got half-way through the shedding phase...A LOT fell out but it's all back now and more. I don't know when I noticed the sprouts, I kinda just woke up one day and saw myself in the mirror and thought wow a lot of hair returned. I definitely went with the doctor making the incisions seeing as that is a very important step. Thanks man I have no doubt that we will both be happy with our results. I know right! Cinik's team is VERY nice and helpful, they are so good at answering all my questions in a professional, friendly way. I am so glad I bought their shampoo and multivitamins. When I looked at other clinics, I read that they recommend you take propecia and finasteride after the operation which I really did not want to do. One of the many reasons I went with Dr. Cinik is because they just recommend to take normal multivitamins.
  12. Alright it's that time of the month...3 months now and there is a HUGE change. A lot seems to have grown back. My numbness continues to fade away but still slightly numb at the very top of my head. Here's some updates to share with you guys: I started working out 2 weeks ago. I am lifting relatively heavy weights but not heavy enough that I put a lot of pressure on myself or my face/head. Barely any hairs fall out in the shower anymore. I'm still gentle when I rub shampoo on. Only using the palms of my hand, no fingers yet. My head gets really dry, not sure if that is part of the procedure or just the cold weather from where I live (Canada). The clinic said I can rub coconut oil on my scalp so that's what I've been doing every once in a while. I'm taking my multivitamins and Saw Palmetto every morning and biotin (10,000mcg) every OTHER day. The clinic instructed me to take Biotin every 2 days, not everyday. I got a haircut with clippers on the side/donor area and only scissors on the top. I go down to a #2 on the sides/back neck area. Just like how I was blown away at how much fell in my second month, I am again blown away at how much has grown back since then. PS. I grew out a moustache for Movember.
  13. Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks for clarifying it In that case you're right. My crown is the same.
  14. Yes, that's right, the implanted hairs fall out before growing normally within 3 months. Isn't that what shock loss is? Aren't they the same thing? Implanted hairs fall out = shock loss? HairGone29, the focus of the transplant was in the front. I had a large area to cover so keep in mind that high density was focused on the front area and the crown was secondary (less density). Out of the 4300 grafts, 2500 were put in the front and the rest were spread between crown and top of head/middle area.
  15. Thanks for the comment. It makes me feel better knowing that I know, I will be very careful with sports. I play recreational volleyball so no helmets or anything like that and I'll make sure to always guard my head no matter what. I even mentioned it to Dr. Cinik's clinic and they said it was Ok. They are very good at answering my questions over Whatsapp.