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About mrknid

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    Male

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Emrah Cinik
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)

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  1. Hi all! Day 80 is here! Time flies. I think definitely something is happening. However far from what I hope is the ultimate result of course. I feel it looks promising as it is only day 80. This Wednesday I’m getting another haircut which is probably that last one before trying to grow it a little longer (or perhaps once more after that as my hair grows so quickly). Decided to do this it as my hair now has a certain length I should really be using some hair product but I don’t like the way it looks yet with product in. I will share some more pictures right after shortening the hair Looking forward to your opinions! no flash all others with flash:
  2. @narayan21 I will around day 80. Which is in 11 days.
  3. Day 59! I think all is good. Sensitivity in transplanted area slowly getting better. Trying to spot white baby hairs and I think I might have spotted a few in the hairline but I’m not 100% sure 😜. A bit more patience I guess. I got a haircut and we buzzed the donor down to a #3 and also the transplanted area was cut down a little bit using scissors so it’s looking more neat now. The light makes it look a bit less thin than last time but not sure that is really the case (yet).
  4. This is completely normal at two months. Most transplanted hairs have shed. You shouldn’t be judging any results yet. New hairs should start coming in at 3+ months which will take at least until the 12th month to mature. Patience is your best bet!
  5. Day 46.... I don’t think much has changed in the past two weeks other than hair growth of the native hairs. Started going to parties again and drinking alcohol, so seems the self-confidence is back again. But that also implies some sleep deprivation hehe. Just hoping it won’t ruin my HT but I can’t really imagine as it should be well healed now. Might be looking a little less dense even when compared to last update, but that is most likely due to the longer hair. Donor is looking very good imho. Well. Off course I hope to see some (early) growth in the coming weeks to months. But I think I’m on track currently. Will update again once it seems to change again or if I buzz my hair again before growing it out again. Probably around day 65-70. Thanks for all the positive replies !
  6. I can only hope to get these results! Happy for you. Amazing
  7. 1 month mark! The redness has really been getting less and less in the past 1,5 week. The shedding seems to have stopped approximately 5 days ago. Definitely in the ugly duckling stage now but not as bad as I expected. I’m a bit in doubt about shortening the hair in like 2-3 weeks as I think it will look less thin, then growing it out after. Just worried a bit about the redness and donor that will become obvious so haven’t decided yet. I guess from now it on it will be a waiting game for a few months until the first baby hairs start to pop (hopefully early growth)! I’ll be doing 2 weekly updates from now on as I don’t expect much progression weekly.
  8. Hi! 3 weeks passed since the day of my surgery on 20th December. Pain like sensations have disappeared. Approximately 25 hairs in my hands daily in the shower so the shedding seems to have started but it seems that so far my native hair is kind of doing it’s best to cover up my scalp, it just needs to grow a bit longer. No massive shock loss I think. Donor looking good. Redness is not really clearing unfortunately in the recipient area. I started using tea tree oil as I read @lukeyb1687 was using in this stadium as well, hopefully that will speed up fading of redness a bit, who knows. I really want to go back to sports again. Think I will go for a run this weekend (@3,5 weeks) I can’t wait any longer. top with flashtop without flash
  9. @AK_49 Yes. They give you quite a lot of meds: 3 days of prednisone (swelling) 7 days of antibiotics (cefuroxim I think) 10 days of pentoxyfilin twice daily (redness) 14 days of ascal twice daily (not really sure tbh, perhaps to prevent micro-embolus/clots from forming in the new vascular supply to the transplanted grafts) I must day that being a doctor myself I’m not to sure about the necessity of all those meds but I chose to just follow Ciniks protocol....
  10. @clerksband if you are buzzing any transplanted hairs that are not shed yet you might damage the hair follicle by using to much force. It’s probably not scientifically proven but more common sense. I think Cinik advises to use scissors only for the first 6 months.
  11. Yes I actually read this post before I went to Istanbul (but after I booked my flights) and initially was scared the hell off as well. But I think if you read his post properly most of his issues are because of not being prepared properly. And to be honest I think you probably will run into these kinds of issues in any clinic in Istanbul. I can’t tell you as I went to one clinic only. Yes there are quite a lot of patients there daily, yes they are trying to reduce total surgery time by working quickly (in order to reduce the deprived oxygen state for the hair follicles) and yes 7-8 hours is a hell of a wait. Yes I was told 3000 grafts by the technician then it said 3200 grafts on my certificate. Yes they offer you a lot of overpriced vitamins and shampoo etc. but don’t insist if you refuse. Personally I didn’t feel dr Cinik was rushing in our pre-op consult, nor was he rushing when opening the channels. It’s big business, and you can sense that all the time because it just feels protocolized at times. But it works! I was probably most nervous when going there about my experience being as bad as LostSoldiers but although I recognise a lot of what he describes I experienced it in a completely different way. And I felt the most important things: pre-op consult, communication and the procedure itself were perfectly taken care of. Like I said. I think a lot of it is about expectation management. If you know what you can and can’t expect then that makes a big difference.
  12. Hi Cristian, Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures of the clinic itself that I can show you, but to me it all looked very tidy and neat. It’s all inside the Kolan Hospital so it just looks like a hospital. I work in a more western hospital myself and while it isn’t like going into an Operating Room there, I felt it was quite similar to going to your dentist. I guess it’s all related to what you expect, but I wouldn’t be to worried about the cleanliness.
  13. Thanks! I think so too No worries. I paid cash, in euros. That was easiest for me. They accept basically all currencies. An additional 300€ fee is charged if you pay by card, which probably has something to do with (avoiding) Turkish taxes ;-) Do you have a date in mind to go there?
  14. Hi all! Today I am at 2 weeks. The pain-like sensations in my donor area have almost disappeared now. I have buzzed the donor area to make it more equal which I think has been a good choice. I am just a bit worried about the redness in my recipient area which might raise questions at work. I hoped it would have faded a bit more by now but I guess as a fair skinned person this can take quite some time to heal completely. Because of the redness I’m working from home for a few more days but after this weekend I really have some appointments to attend so that makes me nervous a little bit. Have tried to conceal the redness a bit using hair fiber / make up powder but it doesn’t really do the trick and I’m afraid it might be bad for the healing process. So hopefully a few more days growth will hide the redness a bit more! Other than that all seems to go quite well. There’s like 20 hairs in my hands every morning in the shower, but it seems like still no massive shedding apart from a few areas that are less crowded by hairs. what do you guys think? Redness under different light circumstances
  15. Looking great man! You look so much younger now. Does your doctor think you have enough donor left to fill the crown?
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