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  1. Why staples? I’ve been using neosporin every night, as will help ward off infections. Maybe some lanocaine before the stitches are out? Seems they would just do something for everyone.
  2. My husband is on day 4 of his FUT in the crown. He had his first one 16 months ago for the hairline back. It looks pretty good, but he really wanted his crown done too, and I think it will look much better. Last time it hurt like heck having the stitches taken out. They really hurt more this time and they want them in for 14 days. We discussed if it’s so painful, why he can’t get some type of shot beforehand to numb it? Of course, the issue with this is the doc is not there taking out the stitches, and who knows if a nurse will be around. If no shots can be administered , is there some ki
  3. Melvin, Well, it turns out they aren’t doing procedures with the order, but still told my Husband yesterday his final payment was due. Of course they finally said he was still scheduled but watching the order week to week (order was originally to be lifted next Monday, but the Governor just announced yesterday it might change). She finally said in good faith they won’t charge the credit card unless they know it’s a go. Sounds like they were still trying to take money, but my husband (and most likely others), were questioning this, so they’ve backed off), this is one of the “ru
  4. Are American businesses still doing transplants that you know of? Hubbie put down his deposit for April 20th for his 2nd round (doing the crown) several weeks ago. His final payment was due today and he asked the company if they are even doing any procedures right now as our state is on a “stay at home” order. She has not emailed back the answer. They have his CC to use for the final payment, He told her if they cancel on him, he wants a refund of the final balance. They can keep the deposit of course until later. Haven’t talked to him yet today to find out how she responded.
  5. I don’t have pictures of his scalp, but it sort of looks like this. https://www.google.com/search?q=cobblestoning+hair+transplant&client=safari&channel=ipad_bm&prmd=inv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjQ2u7-9oDlAhUBQq0KHZ-aDwwQ_AUoAXoECA0QAQ&biw=1024&bih=729#imgrc=arhZN4iGMguIAM Or this https://www.google.com/search?q=cobblestoning+hair+transplant&client=safari&channel=ipad_bm&prmd=inv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjQ2u7-9oDlAhUBQq0KHZ-aDwwQ_AUoAXoECA0QAQ&biw=1024&bih=729#imgrc=HDwm
  6. Ok, thanks! It’s like pulling teeth to get him to the doc.
  7. DH, at month 9, is progressing nicely. However, he still has raised bumps around his follicles. He just feels bumps all over. When I get up really close, I can see the swing doesn’t lay flat like a normal scalp. Is this normal?
  8. My DH was in months 5 through 8 this summer and when sitting outside, I could see exactly what you are talking about. I could see the shape of his head with hairs. He didn’t do anything, as there was nothing to be done. I think it’s getting a little better though. You don’t see that at all during the evening. I thought it was just because he’s mostly white hair.
  9. DH had his after Xmas. He took 10 days off. It was a great time to do it, as it was winter. He was very self conscious and wore a nice cap to work for a long time. He had to come clean to his coworkers, but didn’t want them to see his head until his scabs were all gone. He had a few big ones that took over a month to go away. He had a lot of shock loss of his native hair so wore his hat for a good 2 to 3 months at work. We didn’t do anything for the first couple months. After that he felt comfortable to go out, but always wore his cap. I think he took it off to go out at the end of 3 mont
  10. Did you or anyone else find the front hairs coming in more slowly? DH has salt and pepper hair, and the ones in the front( mostly on one side) about 1/4 inch deep, look fairly sparse. You can see more skin than compared to the other side. He is 7.5 months FUT, so we keep thinking more will pop out over the next few months. when he’s outside and the sun is behind him, you can really see his scalp throughout looking straight on. Did anyone else have this issue? I’m thinking it must be because those hairs closest to his scalp are the thinnest and lots of white.
  11. There was a great growth chart by month on a post somewhere showing growth and maturation. Does someone have that chart and could you link it?
  12. Thank you! My DH is very private, so I won’t post pictures. He doesn’t use minoxidil, but he uses finesteride. Never heard to massage the area. It’s good to know this is to be expected and not to be concerned. Thanks!
  13. My DH is almost 6 months. The skin around the follicle isn’t flat, it’s raised around where the hair emerges. They are not infected or red, just not flat. Does anyone else experience this, and if so, when does it settle down?
  14. He thinks he’s in a new popping stage because his scalp tingles and he feels lumps and getting more pimples, sees scabs. It drives him crazy.
  15. Thanks Dazed! That’s how DH feels right now...not so sure it looks that great.
  16. Thanks, yes he is Anglo but not pale. I am taking monthly pictures and he is very private, so I can’t do that. The same doc worked on his head and he went in at 4 months and they thought he was fine. I don’t think he asked this question, I tend to be the one who wants more answers at each stage...I feel like I’ve been on this journey with him. Good to know one year, I guess it’s the same as the rest of his head.
  17. My DH had FUT, single hairs in front and multi-grafts behind that. He’s at 5 months, 1 week. Overall it’s looking good, seems to be the classic case. His scalp is still pink, and it’s only noticeable in certain lights or full daylight. one side the front hairs seem to be coming in well, the other side perhaps 50% of that. I know when those front hairs grow in, everything will look much more “normal”, even if one still has months left to wait. When did you find your front hairline completely come through? Or enough that people stopped looking at your hair?
  18. Thanks! It’s more than light pink, but not angry red. It’s not that noticeable unless outside, but now it’s getting nice and sunny. He has an appt. in a few weeks and I told him to mention this to them, if there’s a cream or steroid. It’s good to know there might be. Wish he had started it a month ago, but we thought it would have died down more by now. He is not that light completed at all
  19. My guy’s scalp is still pink after 3 months, although much less so. His hair is salt and pepper and he had a lot of shock loss. Thankfully the new hair growing back in is helping cover the light pink, but you see it most at the hairline. I read that a doctor can prescribe topical steroids for this. Is that true and does it work quickly? At this point it’s just the pink that one notices that something has gone on with his head.
  20. Behappy, you may be right. After 3 weeks, 90% of it was gone but a little circle where a graft must be, hung on for awhile longer. It was about 1/4 inch in diameter.
  21. The staff just massaged it more vigorously, didn’t pick at it or anything. Gave him a PRP treatment to help with the healing. There was no crater when it finally came off in the shower. It looked normal. I think they were several that looked like one big one. He has patchy growth right now all over. It sounds like he’s all good, just need to wait it out. Thanks for responding Dr, and everyone else,
  22. Thank you. I also am wondering about the hair he lost from having the grafts inserted. He has diffused hair and they were inserted within all his hair. Do you think those native hairs that were lost during surgery will re-emerge or were they damaged with the inserts and are lost. I understand you don’t really know, individual results and all, but is this normal?
  23. It was there at 2 weeks, gone at 3 weeks. It’s the only area that has no noticeable growth.
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