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  1. Finally have a haircut since lockdown. It will be a year since my 2nd FUE transplant next month. Really pleased ,happy and confident with the results. Thank so much to Dr Arshad and the @hair_dr_clinic team for everything.Hair density is solid and as think as I've ever had. Donor hair looks perfect and untouched. I am not going to play around with hairstyles long and short.
  2. Thank you for the comments. I had an amazing experience both times at the hair Dr clinic. I was looked after very well and put at ease by all the staff the whole day. Dr Arshad has a lot of clients with amazing results like mine and great reviews on other forums ect too. He is ethical, straightforward and prides himself on the best end results for his clients.
  3. I found the pricing very good and competitive . Ive never even considered going to Turkey ect as was not for me. I believe the hair dr clinic start at £3 per graft.
  4. Thanks. Yeah I was liking the long hair style again but i have had a haircut now. I will add a photo soon. Yeah i agree to on that and my barber said the same thing and that its the best he has seen. Yes sorry I would say the meds are a big help along with a HT. I have taken it for like 2 n half years now and had no side effects. Yes taking it also will maximise your results and prevent ant further native hair loss
  5. Sorry been a while since I've posted I've been busy with work getting ready to re open. With lockdown and all I've not given myself a self hair cut and just grew it out. It will be a year since my 2nd FUE transplant next month on the 28th August and I am massively due a haircut (booked in tomorrow). Loving the long locks though and I am going to play around with hairstyles now that I can.I called into the hair Dr clinic last month and met with Dr Arshad who loved my results so far and was as excited as i am. He had a comb through and checked over my head and grafts. All was good and was more hairs coming through adding to the thick dense hair. I got some more finasteride as taking this is preventing any native hair loss. He made a comment on the peak been a great decision and I agreed and said I can have a kind of Chris Hemsworth/Thor hairstyle (without the muscles).To sum up I am absolutely loving my hair and the huge difference 2 years and 2 procedures has made on my appearance and self confidence. It's the best investment I've made for sure.
  6. Thanks! yeah its a HUGE transformation and i respect your opinion and you are entitled to it. I do however very much recommend this clinic and surgeon. I could not be happier and remember its a long 12 months for the final results. I agree i look and sure feel like a new person. all the best.
  7. Thank you again! I see you found my 2nd transplant thread... great. If it is something you have been thinking about and want. Do you research and contact Dr Arshad at the Hair dr Clinic. I am certain he can help. All the best
  8. Hey Thank you for the kind words. I havent been on for a while as im working to re open the bar I manage. I have another thread for my 2nd transplant if you look via my profile, you will Love that one! Dr Arshad and the Hair Dr clinic are amazing and million percent recommend them.
  9. Been taking a look back at old photos of me before having hair transplants and thought I would share this I put together to show the journey I have been on the past 2 years. As you can see the huge difference and the pictures speak for themselves! Totally worth the investment in yourself, the shedding phase and the wait for the regrowth. Still only half way through with the 2nd transplant and more regrowth to come. I am expecting more hairs to come and thicken up in the first lines of the hairline and my peak.
  10. Thank you. Seems you're correct! Thanks. I try to post monthly updates now but with work been busy I counted months since op and not weeks so made the error. But even so I more pleased that have these results already and at 5 months .... not 6! :P thanks again for that
  11. 6 Month post op: To mark the occasion I had a fresh haircut, the first cut into a hairstyle now that new hairs have come through. I also called into the @HairDr Clinic to see Dr Arshad who was equally pleased with my results so far. He checked my scalp and told me that could see more hairs breaking through and more will do so in the coming months. He also told me that I have had an amazing transformation and results. It is always great to go back to Dr Arshad, he is always thorough and explains all in a clear understanding manor. And his passion for hair transplantation is always showing. I am amazed and very happy with the density so far at the half way point leaving me even more excited to get the end results. Also loving the hairstyles I am getting and with the added Widows Peak getting those hairstyles I always wanted. When more hairs come through adding more to the density to the hairline and peak then I will have that natural perfect hair! Amazing and money well spent! Ever grateful to Dr Arshad and all at the @HairDr Clinic.
  12. 4 Month post op: Things are looking amazing even though I am only 4 months on and still in the growing phase. I can already see loads of fine single hairs that have grown through and some that are breaking through the scalp. I expect this to multiply and more hairs break through in the coming months but at this early stage I am thrilled with the progress so far and looking forward to seeing the hairs come thicker and thicker and many more new hairs appearing. I am super happy with how natural it is already looking and the widows peak too. With more growth in the coming months that will fill out the front hairline and peak and all in between the hairs in my frontal forelock, I will have that amazing natural hair once again.
  13. 13 Weeks Post Op: Hair is thickening and filling back out to those amazing results of my first FUE transplant. Excitingly expecting my new grafts from my 2nd FUE transplant to start sprouting through mid January/ February 2020. These will be very fine and blonde at first, like I got with my first Transplant and then they will thicken up and add to that density to my hairline and forlock. Most of all I cant wait to see how this Widows Peak is going to look and add to my hairstyles
  14. 2 Months post op: Native and hair from my first transplant is thickening up and filling back in now that my scalp is healed and settled down. Even though my new grafts have shedded you can still see my hairline and that widows peak. Excited for the coming months when they start to grown through.
  15. Yeah healing this time around was even quicker! Maybe I am used to it from the first time but I think it more to do with Dr A's technique, skill and the follow up care.
  16. 7 Weeks post op: Everything on track and looking great! I feel great and excited for the grafts to start growing in coming months, adding that density to my already amazing results from my first procedure last year along with the added widows peak! At this stage it appears to be "balding" "thinning" "patchy" but this is normal and expected as the scalp is still healing and settling down. More native and previously transplanted hair will come through and thicken up in coming weeks and then the new grafts will begin to come through. Will be getting a 2nd haircut (since procedure) this week too, again back and sides and snip down some longer hair on the grafted area. At that awkward stage of letting it grown back and keeping it looking tidy. The temple areas and forelock numbness is gone now, perhaps the faintest bit still there but sign the scalp is more less settled and healed up.
  17. 29/9/19 Ha a haircut today. Just tidy up the back and sides blended into to top as I had nothing taken off on top. Advise not to use clippers on the new grafts as of yet.
  18. 1 Month post op: Away at the caravan this week and here is a update. Will be getting a haircut when I get home.
  19. Day 16 post op: Bit of Shedding happening id say, especially in the hairline and widows peak. Still some redness but its is not sore. Skin still feels numb around the grafts which is normal and takes some time for the nerves all all to settle down. Only notice it when touching during the hair washes. Other then that it feels all normal and fine. Hair is growing fast and nice and expecting more shedding of the new grafts soon.
  20. 2 Weeks post op: All healing up nicely! crusts around the grafts have gone and just some dry flaky skin here and there. The donor area is looking great too, and my hair looks to be growing nicely around it. Not worried about it looking patchy ect as I know Dr A is highly experienced and dose not over harvest grafts ect. Just waiting for the shedding to start and so they can start the new regrowth. Looking and feeling like I have just had a buzz cut.
  21. Day 10 post op: Some shot of the new grafts after a few more washes and the crust have practically cleared. Looking and feeling amazing and I am loving how it is looking already. My phones camera captures the grafts really well and show Dr A's amazing work and there is lots more can see with the eye as with my fair hair the lighter ones aint picked up by the camera as much. Excited for the end result.
  22. Thank you Yeah I'm loving the widow's peak and.m excited to see it fully regrown. I have a documented write up of my 1st transplant too
  23. Some 'behind the scenes' type photos for you. This time around I asked Dr Arshad and his team if it would be ok to take some pictures for me while I was having the procedure. They said it would be totally fine and I gave them my phone to take some snaps for me. So there is a photo of Anna, a young experienced technician counting my extracted grafts and counting how many hairs I have in them. And then we have my graft count sheet showing the total amounts taken. We have a total number of 1637 grafts consisting of 1s = 294 , 2s = 661 3s/4s = 682. This will give me an additional 4003 hairs in my strengthened hairline and temples. I am absolutely loving this and can not wait for them to fully re grow back having those awesome hairstyles and having the choice is an amazing feeling. Then we have a couple of photos of the meds, saline solution and Dr Arshad's follow up instructions which are very informative and easy to follow.
  24. Here is how it looks after that first shampoo wash. Crusts loosened up some fallen off. I washed my hair by using a generous amount of Sebamed shampoo gentle massaging with the bulbs of my finger tips and rinsing by pouring water gently over my head. No power shower!