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  1. I agree with every other poster here - the best approach is to just wait (it took me around 9 months to get a good indication of how my transplants turned out). The work looks really clean and given that it is Dr Keser I'd be looking forward to further growth before making a final judgement Have you considered using toppik or another concealer in the meantime? Given your current hair growth a little concealer would go a long way ...
  2. thats just a phenomenal result (i'm jealous)! thanks so much for sharing this
  3. Thanks so much for the detailed response! It's truly impressive how much coverage you attained on the frontal/midscalp regions with just 1640 grafts, let alone the seeming invisibility of the FUT scar post op. Thanks for sharing this.
  4. I used dermatch (a concealer) to hide my overharvested/thin donor areas. Worked great.
  5. yeah i was curious to see your donor area in case there was any issues with your donor supply, and how long ago you had it to know when another surgery would be appropriate, but from that photo and your comments it seems everything is ok. Your should look at getting consults with some surgeons known for their FUT work. Anyone like Rahal or Hasson and Wong in Canada for example would be fine choices (who I believe both do not have extensive waiting lists). It really comes down to your preference in hairline design ... Others can suggest other FUT surgeons or just do some searches here
  6. yeah i consulted recently with Knudsen as well - even some of his before and after pics on his website have this exact same problem. Do you know if you had an FUT or FUE? And what was the graft count? When was it done and do you also have any pictures of your donor area (back of your head)? It honestly looks like an easy fix. In the meantime I'd consider using toppik to add some much needed density to your hairline if it's troubling you
  7. Different docs will always give different graft counts. Im in need of a repair on my hairline myself and I got graft counts ranging from 400-2000 grafts for the same 22cm2 hairline area. Without a physical inspection graft counts seem to mostly just a rough guide or a general approach to desired hairline density. There are some docs that are more artful than others when it comes to graft counts thus why I believe it comes down to the doctor you ultimately choose as much as the respective approaches offered. It could also be how each doctor approaches any future balding. The smaller graft counts might only be looking to repair your current status, whereas the larger ones might be thinking what happens if you lose all your native hairs in the future. I honestly don't know - best to ask the doctors how they arrived at their respective graft counts. If the micromotor is a concern maybe you should try considering only doctors who use a manual FUE drill and perform their own extractions? Does Option C do this? And can you ask option C to not remove the plugs but just do the same approach as Option D? I have trouble with my donor area as well, but once i grow it out passed 1.3cm its fine. I'd honestly suggest just biting the bullet and growing your hair longer. BHT and SMP seem a bit hit and miss to me and are personally my last resort. It's why your options C and D appealed most as they would approach things very conservatively and still attempt to keep things natural. Options A and B seemed to approach your donor area as secondary and just focus on the hairline, which for most might be the preference. So it really comes down to what you want. If it's an equal preference between donor and hairline, then again I'd go with C or D. If you want to focus on the hairline Id consider B. Option A still seems overly ambitious and a waste of grafts to me. Maybe consult a few docs that are known for their repair work? You asked whether BHT was a "better solution for the donor scar than head hair" - IMO I don't think you can ever really get it looking truly natural. Lorenzo does some impressive work with BHT repairs and overall coverage, but even there im on the fence. A doctor like Keser on the other hand doesn't think they look good and simply refuses to do them. So again ... your preference. I really don't think your hairline looks bad at all (sincerely), so my major concern with you would be any potential future balding and trying t to make the donor area a bit more natural. Eh I hope some of thats helpful, please let us know what you end up deciding.
  8. I'd personally choose Option D as well but I also included Option C because I was uncertain whether plug removal would cause further scarring, so option D might be the best approach at this stage to achieving a modest improvement. So if you are by chance unhappy with that result I'm guessing you can always go back and remove the plugs for a future surgery.
  9. Different doctors are always going to give you different approaches to the same problem so it's always going to have to come down to your personal preference. The thing that worries me about your specific situation is that you mentioned you have difficulty with finasteride so that alone would make me want to approach things very conservatively and avoid any radically approaches like lowering the hairline (seems like a waste of grafts tbh) given you would want to take future balding into consideration. So what troubles you more; donor area or hairline? My personal opinion is your donor area seems to look much worse than your hairline area, but i would also be curious to see more photos and what it looks like grown out more (if you have them). Donor options seems to be body hair transplant, SMP, or want to keep it more natural and pursue the 500 grafts in the donor. So do you have a preference? The hairline area around the temples only looks a little bad upon very closer inspection (left side mostly) so IMO it's passable. Have you ever tried toppik btw? That might help a little. Tough call, but personally I'd try and opt for the more conservative options of C or D. Depends if you want body hair transplant or SMP in the donor. But I'd also really want to know which doctors are those because that makes a difference as well. You included the prices but try not to let that be a determining factor - you want this done right. I'd also ask each doctor for specific cases of their repair work, and the number of similar cases they've handled - I'd want a clear understanding of what is achievable before committing to anything. Hope that helps man.
  10. Cheers Melvin! So basically it's a time thing Any articles on scarring with FUE and extraction techniques as well? These are good ...
  11. Phil36fromaus

    Just hit 5 months post surgery

    would be good to post pics regardless of "zero growth" so we all can see what you see. Have you been in touch with your HT surgeon and what do they say?
  12. Have you ever done an article on this one Melvin? I'd be curious to see the difference myself and how you can tell the difference between shock loss, over-harvesting, and white pigment scarring
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