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  1. Hey Cali, Waiting for big changes just like you are. Currently on Month 4 Week 1, not seen any new hairs come through since Month 3 😨😢 Which are the 6-7 month big change cases you have seen? Think I could do with a motivation/confidence boost.
  2. Hey I'm going to catch up with all of my progress on this blog over the next few days. At 3 months I had an explosion of growth - so much popping that seemed miraculous due to the hellish ugly duckling period I went through. The 2 month photos are really really bad.
  3. Also just finished reading from start to finish. Thanks for the excellent documenting! I'm at 3.5 months and so far my progress is following yours identically.
  4. At week 3 I have started shedding. Once the hairs fell out, the VERY obvious red scalp was revealed and it looked awful. Ugly duckling indeed, I hate to think how bad it will get. Here are photos at the 1 month stage. About 60% of the grafts have fallen out.
  5. This was an interesting read. Dr. Ali Emre Karadeniz gave a very compelling answer regarding the benefits of the motorised punches. My take away is that the best tool is the one the surgeon is most comfortable with. To those that compared manual v motorised with a manual razors and electric razors, seriously - don't be ridiculous, find a better analogy. I would be VERY interested to see how things stand in 2018.
  6. Glad I used the search function. Your posts are extremely insightful Dr Bloxham, thanks for taking the time to share. Love your terminology. I had an explosion of popping at week 11 but although maturing has continued, haven't seen anything new come through at all for the last 3 weeks. I was worrying, but do feel more assured now.
  7. What an awesome result! Well done to you, your perseverance and the Dr's skills have been incredible. I can't believe you have better hair now than when you were 18, how dreamy is that?! Can I ask - when your hair regrew after the shedding phases, did it come back in waves or was there always some continual growth? I've had an explosion of growth at week 11, but since then (I'm on week 14) there has not been a single new hair poking through.
  8. Hey Superflash, The new growth that is coming in, is it coming in waves or are you seeing new hairs poke through all the time? I'm asking because I had an explosion of growth at weeks 11-12, but between then and now (15 weeks), no new hairs poking through at all. Getting worried.
  9. My experience was fantastic, the staff are nice - people going about their jobs, as they would anywhere in the world. The clinic offered me a wash every day, including all transport from the hotel. They also gave me a free second PRP treatment on day 8 (first is during the procedure), and furthermore the clinic confirmed with Dr Cinik that if I was in Istanbul again, I could get my 'second' PRP treatment for free again. I bought their vitamin and shampoo package (was it 200 or 300 Euros, I can't remember) which consisted of a hair friendly multi-vitamin, Finasteride 5mg, Saw Palmetto, 6x Shampoos etcetc, but after realising I had most of it at home, when I asked for a refund they did so, no questions asked. The team doing my surgery didn't speak much English but I certainly wasn't expecting to go to another country and expecting all of them to speak my language by default. They do have a huge admin team though which contains many translators of various languages. Dr Cinik can converse fully in English as can some of his staff. Ultimately though the most important thing is the result, and that is what I will reserve my judgement for. I am 3.5 months in, having exited the ugly duckling phase about 2/3 weeks ago.
  10. Hi All, A question to those in the know - after a transplant I understand there is the shedding phase. When it eventually begins to regrow at 3 or 4 or 5 months does new growth come in continuously? I had a surge of growth at 10 weeks but now, at 14 weeks I haven't seen any new hairs poke through since then. The ones that did I think are slowly thickening. I am kind of worried at the lack of new growth coming through.
  11. I stayed in Istanbul for 10 days and Dr Cinik's staff kindly offered me a wash every day as well as collection from hotel, and transport to back to Titanic Hotel which was about 20 mins away. Here are some photos from day 10. Day 10 Right view
  12. Looking good! Next few weeks should be exciting
  13. Very interesting to see Keep. I am the patient in your 2nd link who had the DHI implants via Choi pen - I've had a huge explosion of growth at 11 weeks (just before 3 months), but fingers crossed for further growth. I had thought this was due to the 2 PRP treatments I had but now also thinking that the DHI technique probably also helped (as the Doctor claimed - faster and better recovery).
  14. Wow exciting days for you! So much growth has come in