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  1. Leftwithrope

    Need Urgent Advice on Hair System

    Hey Gillenator, What kind of damage did you experience with wearing a hair system? Would damage caused by wearing one be likely to occur even in the span of a few months? I too am extremely concerned for the well-being of my grafts, but would like to seek a compromise that will allow me to look my best at events but also to offer the best care for my grafts. I've outlined my plan for the next 5 months in the reply above. Would love to hear what an experienced hair system user has to say about it.
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    Need Urgent Advice on Hair System

    Alright guys, Thanks for all your advice and sharing of experiences. I've decided that I want to go ahead with the hair system but with a few conditions to protect my grafts: 1. I'll only wear them when I have events that I want to look good in (2-3 days in a month?) 2. My stylist said she'll be able to attach the system without trimming the transplanted hairs. I'm not sure how she's going to do it, but most of my hair is 5-6 inches in length, so maybe she could work with my native hair. I did tell her I was not going to wear any styles exposing my hairline. Instead, I'll go for a bangs hairstyle very much like korean idols (I'm 23 lol). With these considerations in mind, would the idea of a hair system be feasible at least?
  3. Leftwithrope

    Need Urgent Advice on Hair System

    " You'll need a considerable overlap with your existing hair at the back and sides to make sure there's no chance of the clips engaging with the transplanted hair" Could you help elaborate on this? I I can't seem to visualize the picture you are trying to paint. Well, I already have a low hairline transplanted, so I'm not sure how tape can be attached further down without it looking ridiculous.
  4. Leftwithrope

    Need Urgent Advice on Hair System

    I did not wear a hairpiece before my hair transplant but these people whom I'll be meeting saw me last when I still had a full head of hair (fuck aggresive balding). I don't intend to wear the hairpiece for the entire 5 months - very possibly 2-3, once I gain an appreciable cosmetic improvement. Also, I'll likely remove the hair system intermittently (every 4-5 days) before returning to the salon for reattachment. I'm taking a month's hiatus from work, so no issues with having an inconsistent look for awhile. My main worry is the risk of getting traction alopecia from the clips. Could anyone tell me whether the modifications I'm making to my hair system usage will suffice? How long of traction can our hair take before traction alopecia sets in? A month? Two? Six months? Thanks for the advice pal.
  5. Leftwithrope

    Need Urgent Advice on Hair System

    I have a feeling he'll be adamant against the idea of it. Though, I've seen an article on IAHRS that addressed the issue and expressed no concern with it: https://www.iahrs.org/q-a/hairpiece-hair-transplant Toppik is great but shaving down to a number 4/5 doesn't guarantee that my toppik-ed frontal third will blend seamlessly with the rest of my hair.
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    Need Urgent Advice on Hair System

    I wrote a reply to PostDoc but it got hidden. Could our mods help fix this?
  7. Leftwithrope

    Need Urgent Advice on Hair System

    Quick update: I've seen a hair replacement specialist today and decided to get a system to tide me over for the next 5 months while the grafts grow in. I am likely to be using clips instead of glue to attach the system to my scalp so that I don't compromise the growth of the grafts. I hardly hear of anyone doing this on the forum. Can anyone come forward with their opinion on this approach? Thanks.
  8. Hey guys, I am in urgent need of advice now. I have a very important social event coming up and am contemplating getting a partial hair system (non-surgical/adhesives) done at a salon. Now, the issue is that the area I wish to have covered by the system is my transplanted area! I am at 5 months now and my transplanted area is only a mere 1 inch in length compared to the rest of my native hairs (5-6 inches). I understand that I would need to trim the transplanted area in order for the salon to bond the system onto it. My question is: will trimming the transplanted area at this stage of its growth hinder its progress? Also, will the bond that the salon use cause damage to my grafts? My greatest fear is that I'll cause permanent damage to my transplanted hair for a temporary fix.. I've attached a photo of the current state of my transplanted area
  9. Hey guys, I am in urgent need of advice now. I have a very important social event coming up and am contemplating getting a partial hair system done at a salon. Now, the issue is that the area I wish to have covered by the system is my transplanted area! I am at 5 months now and my transplanted area is only a mere 1 inch in length compared to my the rest of my native hairs (5-6 inches). I understand that I would need to trim the transplanted area in order for the salon to bond the system onto it. My question is: will trimming the transplanted area at this stage of its growth hinder its progress? Also, will the bond that the salon use cause damage to my grafts? My greatest fear is that I'll cause permanent damage to my transplanted hair for a temporary fix. EDIT: Can the mods delete this post? I have the same post but with an additional picture.
  10. Leftwithrope

    A Question About Late Shedding

    This is my results at 5 months (just yesterday). Areas where I had shock loss of native hairs (upper left side and center of photo) seem to be slowly filling in, though it could just be my imagination. The left side also seems to be lagging behind the right side by a month. Not sure what to think about that. Am posting a photo of me at 3 months and 15 days to show how dramatic a change can occur in 2 months. Am still hoping to get a reply to my original question though.
  11. Get on propecia to strengthen your existing hairs if you even want to consider a transplant. The risk of losing your existing hairs is much higher when transplanting into a scalp with diffuse hair loss. Speak to a qualified surgeon about this issue.
  12. Hello, It's now month 5 after my hair transplant and after looking back at some of my pictures from previous months, I am wondering if more growth has yet to fill in because of this. The first picture is of me at 1 months post-op. My progress at 1 month was a bit peculiar because I had a lot of grafts that grew immediately! Those hairs are not the 'dead' post-HT stubble hairs because they actually had decent length to them! I hardly see this in results posted by other patients! The second picture is of me at 2 months. You'll notice that a lot of the grafts that took immediately after the transplant has shed. Now, I am wondering if my results aren't picking up as quickly as I wish because of how late my grafts shedded (the transplanted hairs that grew immediately shedded very near the 2 month mark). This makes me hopeful of more growth to come but it could simply be some lame hair science that I concocted to make myself feel better. Would be great if our experienced mentors, Spex or Gillenator could offer their input on this.
  13. Leftwithrope

    Hair Transplant Guide

    The links don't work. They simply redirect me to this page.
  14. Hello, I have a quick question that I think might be good to know for people who have recently undergone hair transplant like myself. I am wondering why, if most of the transplanted hair shed around the first month, do they not start to break through the scalp and start growing at the same time? It seems weird that some hairs will remain in the telogen stage for several more months, while some instantly emerge out of the scalp at the usual 3-4 month mark. Existing literature on hair transplant says that at the 6 month mark, only 50% of grafts will have emerged from the scalp. So the dormant follicles are idling around in the scalp doing what? How could they stay in the rest phase so long!
  15. I do not know whether these hairs are transplanted or native hairs. Though I gather that they could be native because of their thicker texture.
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