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About dilbert1191

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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?
    In the last 5 years
  • 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
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/8616910/ronaldo-hair-transplant-open-clinic-madrid-georgina/ // The centre will employ 150 professionals, with 18 rooms and the capacity to perform 18 hair transplants a day. Each transplant will cost around £3,473 each.// Any thoughts?
  2. Yeah, I am on lipogain minoxidil and topical finasteride for the past 4 months. Will be back on it after week 2. Sure, Melvin.
  3. Hey Guys, I have been a regular reader on this forum and all of you make this forum great by sharing experiences. Figured I'd do my bit as well. I recently got back from my HT procedure with Dr. Yaman in Istanbul. Here is the distribution of my grafts Single: 705 Double: 2973 Multiple: 842 Hair Thickness: 55 microns I left for Istanbul 3 days prior to my surgery date. Figured i'd do a bit of sightseeing as well. I got picked up by the driver from the airport and checked in to the Diwan Hotel. Istanbul has got some great food( Love the Doner, Kebabs and Baklava). I visited the usual touristy places of Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace on the first day. Also took a boat tour on the Bhosporus Strait on Day 2 along with Pierre Loti Hill( an amazing place). There is a cafe on top of the hill. The food is mediocre but the view of Istanbul is beautiful. About the hotel : It was a pretty good hotel with a decent pool. Met a few guys who had their surgery on previous days and everyone seemed to be happy with their experience so far. That gave me some reassurance. And there is a safe in the room if you wanted to put your money. Additionally there is a central safe near the reception that apparently offers more security. Dr. Yaman had my blood test and hair analysis done on day 1. Fikret was my patient co-coordinator and he was helpful in all translations and made sure all my needs were attended to. Dr. Yaman assessed that i have about 6000 donor grafts( I had 500 fue done earlier which was a honest mistake). The next interaction with him was on the day of the surgery. He re-drew my hairline and advised to me take it back a notch on the temples ( The earlier places 500 grafts out of which 200 survived were too forward). We discussed that hair line should look natural and have little bit zig zag rather than a straight line. Also the Doc said their there would be higher density in the front and decreasing towards the end to create a fade effect. After the hairline, the pre anesthesia and anesthesia were given followed by PRP. Then, another Doc who apparently specializes in extraction came along and looked at my pictures and started extraction. That lasted about 3 hours. He spoke decent English and we had some nice conversation. Also i ended up requesting more anesthesia whenever i felt pain. I had my lunch around 2 p.m. and the implant process started after that which is done by the nurses. Dr. Yaman checked in once during mid way and came back at the end of implantation. During his final inspection, Dr. Yaman asked the extraction to extract another 100 more and place them. By the time everything was done ,it was about 6 p.m( started around 9:30). Make sure to sleep the same way as instructed for the first 4 days using the neck pillow. There was a bit of swelling but it died down by Day 3/4. The next day i got my bandage removed and had my first wash on the day after that. The nurse who helped with the first wash told me that my healing was faster than normal( translated by fikret).That was also the day i flew back to the US, and was dropped back to the airport by the clinic. ( Make sure you have check-in bag to carry the shampoos and lotion). Also, the pain after the HT was okay but its really the day 4 and day 5 where it peaks because the painkillers wear off and the nerves at the back of the head are really sore. Should be okay by Day 7-8 though. Been washing as advised and slowly the scabs have been coming off. Luckily i haven't had the redness for too long. Guess it depends on the skin type. I hope to post pictures every month so that i keep you guys updated. Now for the pictures: Before: After ( on Day 3 after first wash): On Day 8 :
  4. Gill, i am planning to do around 3k-3.5k grafts in the first iteration and evaluate the result. That seems to be a smart thing to do. Thanks for the response.
  5. Thanks Sean! Will try to test a few grafts before i decide on the full procedure. That's real helpful advice.
  6. @baldlivesmatter Thank you! I have been thinking about that too. Putting more grafts there would probably induce shock loss as well.
  7. @gillenator Do you think the donor area is DHT receptive? Would like your opinion as well.
  8. @Melvin-Moderator Melvin, do you think i have the retrograde/DUPA as well? I have been reading about it and was trying to figure out if i had it. I went through some other cases who had successful HT's with lesser denser hair than mine is.
  9. @Gasthoerer Yeah, that per hair thing seemed fishy. I am waiting on some more consultations and going to be walking to a local one just so that they can asses my donor and recipient area. Also i will not use an aggressive hairline and wont bring it down. Will be happy with maintaining the current hairline. What do you think of the donor area? My background: I started loosing my hair around 19. Right now i am at 27. The hair loss stabilized around a couple of years ago. Never used any medications except for supplements but recently started topical finasteride and minoxidil a month ago. Not a smoker and workout regularly.
  10. @Melvin-Moderator Thanks melvin. I will consider just doing the front portion of it. And then probably assess the crown in a year. I just started with topical fin and minoxidil a month back so hoping that crown fills up a bit because of that.
  11. @Melvin-Moderator Any thoughts? i have seen you to be the one of the knowledgeable in the forum along with a few senior members.
  12. I am looking to have a FUE in a couple of months and consulted with Dr. Yaman, Dr Acar so far and am yet to be replied by a few other doctors. What do you guys make of the consultations below? Which seems to be more accurate? P.S I shaved my head so its just growing back. Also including a picture before i shaved. Also i just started on topical finasteride and minoxidil 1 month ago. Consultation 1: See pictures below; did not know how to attach in text Consultation 2: Thank you for your enquiry and all the information you provided. Based on Dr. K.’s estimations, possible treatment options for your case are as follows: 1 - 5000-6000 hair could be extracted and transplanted with FUE technique. *Our pricing is based on session - not any graft/hair number - in which we think we do the best treatment for the patient in one given session. However we use hair number instead of graft number as a reference for quantification. Because hair number shows coverage; graft number shows scarring. What matters in hair transplantation is to be able to extract maximum hair from minimum grafts. 5000 hair is around 2000-5000 grafts. In the procedures that are performed in Turkey, 5000 grafts are 5000 hair on average and our average is 2000 grafts for 5000 hair. The average in Turkey is 1, and our average is around 2.5. A
  13. Thanks for the response! I began loosing hair in my early twenties close to 150 strands a day. I believe it has stabilized now with me loosing about 20 strands a day. I have decided against using either of Minoxidil or Propecia due it's side effects and since neither of them are recommended for a long use. I use Nizoral, and other natural alternatives like saw palmetto, nettle leaf extracts and Wnt Act+ by Dr. Cole. I did try to have a transplant earlier but was discouraged by the doctor for the same reason. He cited that without stabilizing hairloss, the transplanted hair would look patchy and ugly.
  14. Hey All, I am in my twenties and am looking to get a HT this year. I am attaching the pictures and was wondering what would be the required number of grafts for nice coverage. Thanks! Pics are attached
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