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  1. Hi Newby888 and HRSN community, This is a response to Newby888 and my last post (for some years at least) . I have written extensively already for 8 months now and have completed my mission of giving a full and honest recount of my experience. I want to move on with my life now. Thanks for understanding. So now my answers. 1. No topik or any concealer was applied. That would defeat the purpose of these posts so would not make sense to do. 2. I am not an expert on density. What I can tell you is that I feel my density has improved somewhat from month 5 (approximately 35% more). Go back and see pictures. And so, again even with short hair, full light on, etc, result looks really natural, normal and good enough for me, even though I am a demanding guy. Also, people I talk too tell me they did not know I had an operation and everything looks great. I hope this relieves your doubts. The only recommendations I would have for Dr. Laorwong would be that: 1. before operation he try to be a little more methodical and explain the step by step process in a little more process-like and clear manner so as to appear more professional. This would help bring his approach to the level of an expert surgeon and help his patients feel they are in the hands of an expert and therefore feel really comfortable/relaxed before, during and after operation. 2. He show a little more empathy to his patient. Again for the purpose of relieving stress of patient. Having said all this, Dr. Laorwong's approach and attitude was good enough for me and though the intervention was not exactly cheap, I think the result is worth the price. In conclusion, if I had to do over at same price, I would go back to him for sure. Best, Peter
  2. Hi GEazy and everyone, Here's my latest and last update at month 8. Overall, I am very satisfied I did the HT with Dr. Laorwong (thank you Doctor). I believe the density to be good enough and the hairline to look good and natural. Conclusion: I am a happy dude and am happy to recommend the Dr. Laorwong one more time. I hope all these posts have been useful to you and invite you to share your own experience to assist others. ps. In the pics below, I have a lot of hair and my hair is curly so the density is slightly more accentuated on these pics but even with short hair the result is still very natural. Cheers!
  3. Thanks Elduterino. Yes, even though my haircut and combing on the picture was pretty bad, I can attest that the hairline looks natural. Good luck with your own final result. Looking good so far.
  4. Hi Wendell, Thanks for your post. Not sure about the density really but for sure a big difference with "before". You can find "before" pics if you go back up the trail of posts.
  5. Hi everyone, I have reached the 5 months mark and I am "for now" 88% satisfied with the result. (I made an edit here as previously I had made a mistake and declared I had reached the 6 months mark). As you can see from the pictures, I have a full head of hair again and I am definitely very happy I did the surgery. Would I do it again with Dr. Laorwong? The answer is still yes. On the downside, if one looks a little closely, one can still see some gaps between the hairs. I would say that where I got the grafts I have about 50% to 60% of the density as compared to where I still have my natural hairline. I do hope more hairs come up or the hair thickens more in the next months so as to look like a full head of hair but I am not sure this will happen. Take a look at the pictures. If the resolution is too low to see clearly, tell me and I will take new pictures and repost. Experts, let me know your impressions. Kind regards everyone. Peter
  6. Hi everyone, I am posting and commenting on the progress of my hair 3 months after the transplant operation. You will forgive me if I did not post an update after 2 months. I was a little lazy and in my opinion nothing changed between month 1 and month 2. Speaking of changes, I also do not see much even any change at all 3 months post-op but from my previous readings, this is normal as hair is only supposed to "start" growing after 3 months so nothing to worry about for now. Hopefully, next month we can start to see a difference. What has surprised me most so far is that I did not shed as much as I expected. Feel free to comment. I should add I have still not taken any medication such as Finasteride or the likes. Regards. Peter.
  7. Hi Tor, Thanks for remark. In my comment above, I say "possibly" because it is not yet obvious but it should happen soon if it has not yet started I think. Best.
  8. Hi everyone, A quick update 1 month post-FUE. I am doing well I think. I developed some folliculitis after 2 weeks (aka. some pimples) but using the local antibiotic the Doctor and assistant gave me, it has gone away and I keep it in check with that. I also developed some relative pain at some point on the donor area. It did not prevent me from sleeping so it was bearable but I wanted to understand the issue and get rid of the problem so I went to consult a Doctor where I was at. She was not a specialist but said she could not see anything out of the ordinary and said there was no infection. She thought it might be due to folliculitis and just prescribed me some anti-inflammatory meds. The pain went away on its own 2 days after consultation. Doctor Laorwong, who I also reached out to, thought it could be due to nerve pain, due to some superficial damage but he was rightfully cautious in his response as he could not see me. I think his call was the right one though. I want to end it here by commending Dr. Laorwong for being really reactive in answering my emails when I had some issues and questions. That was really pro and appreciated as it provided me some guidance and was reassuring. Finally, top of scalp is still a little numb but the Doctor said that is normal and should last 2 to 3 months so all is well! Here are the pics after 1 month. As you will see, my newly grafted have started thinning and possibly shedding too. This is normal.
  9. Hi guys, I hope everyone is well. @Edulterino: to answer your question, the Doctor told me he would do and did PRP but I did not get a chance to see it or feel it performed as you don't get to see the ops (your eyes are covered) and you are in a half asleep state. I just trusted the Doctor. Maybe you can ask him to notify you when he does it? @Tor: thanks for the compliment. I really hope it pans out well in the end. So far so good. To answer your question, I totally concur with Edulterino. Myself, I paid the initial deposit through wire transfer then brought like 6000 Euros which I converted to Thai Baht and paid cash but looking back, I would totally do the wire transfer in advance if you are pretty sure of the number of grafts if I were you as that is the easier and less stressful solution. Happy end of year all.
  10. Hi Mikey, Thanks for your feedback. That's good to hear. I will be posting results every month as mentioned.
  11. Thanks Elduterino for your feedback. @ ALL: Whan, Doctor Laorwong's assistant sent me their pre-op and next day post-op pics. I share them with you. Cheers. Peter
  12. Hi everyone, As promised, here are my post op pics 6 days after as well as my personal feedback on the following: 1. pre operation process 2. operation day on November 22 (6 days ago) 3. follow up. I will be glad to receive comments from the contributors with enough experience to judge the work performed. I had according to the Doctor about 2400 grafts placed up front and a total of 150 grafts on my temples. I am still waiting for Dr. Laorwong and his assistant Whan to send me their professional pre and post operation pics. They have not yet send them yet but I will share them if they add another light when they send them. FEEDBACK: Pre operation process: generally good. Email responses were next day and precise enough. I was given a drawing of my new hair line and a brief overview of the process and who does what. Doctor Laorwong and his assistant don't address you when they write to you so the responses dont seem very personalized and I would recommend to him they start doing that to increase their conversion rate but that's just a detail. The visit before the operation went ok too. The exchange was more informal than you would probably have in a top US or European clinic and you need to ask your questions on the process but professional and informative enough answers are given so good enough for me. Operation day: also generally good with a couple of points for improvement to improve quality a little. Arrived at 8am and did not wait. Dr drew new hairline, shaved donor area hair, proposed I keep some hair upfront (which I agreed to). Then moved to operating room where like 4 or 5 staff were waiting. Operation was about to start without briefing me on the specific steps of the procedure so I asked the Doctor to run me through the process, which he kindly did. This is one of my two recommendations for the Doctor as patients having never undergone this need to know what will happen in order to be informed and feel more secure. Otherwise, I think the procedure was as announced with the "Doctor making all the incisions on donor area and grafts being extracted by himself and his assistant" and "Doctor making all pre-made incisions on recipient area and then him or his assistant placing the grafts with the Lion implanter". I could not see everything for sure and was sedated (not sleeping but sleepy) but I trust the Doctor here and what matters is the end result for me anyways. Operation finished around 4:30 or 5 pm I believe with only a short break for lunch so the Doctor and his team worked hard. After the operation, I did not see the Doctor. I was told by his assistant what to do and given my maintenance kit and sent home. Here I want to make my second recommendation to you friends and to the Doctor. When I got home and exited the car, a part of the recipient area of my head accidentally hit the roof of the car. I hope this will not have a negative impact on my results but I want you guys to be very mindful of this as it could. The drugs cloud your range judgement so better to be warned in order to be extra careful. I hope this recommendation gives me brownie points with the guy watching up there and he gives me a pass on this one. :) Make sure you are careful and Doctor please tell Whan to include this in her warnings for future patients. Having it in the brochure that a patient reads after getting home is not enough. Thanks. Follow up: I had some swelling following the operation. This is normal on occasion and not linked to my little hit. Your head feels very hard post op (still now though less so) and I still sometimes feel a slight itching where my head hit the car roof but overall I feel good. Whan and Doctor were good at answering my post op questions. The tough part was not being able to sleep on my sides as I usually do. The Doctor gave me sleeping pills for the first 2 nights which helped but after that I have been having some sleep deprived nights. Tonight, I feel the hairs are rooted enough that I can carefully indulge in a good night`s sleep. Conclusion: I will post pics every month so you can see the progress. I hope this write up and future posts helps people. It is a little too early for me to fully endorse Dr Laorwong but so far so good. Guys, feel free to let me know your feedback based on pics, especially those with experience. I cannot promise to answer every questions but I will do my best. To answer Elduterino`s question for now, I have not taken any specific hair medication but the Doctor recommended Finasteride so I will look into that shortly. Kind regards.
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