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  1. Day 25: Unfortunately shedding started just after the 3 week mark, it has been pretty constant since then and I'm hoping it slows down soon. Although I read about how the majority of people shed the transplanted hairs, I like everyone else was hoping I was one the lucky ones who didn't! Attached both transplant and donor pics below.
  2. Hey mate, I'd been on finasteride for a few years and I thought that perhaps it wasn't as effective as it once was, brought this up with my dermatologist and she said I could try a Finasteride + Low Dose Dutasteride therapy, haven't noticed any side effects before or after starting. The only evidence I could find of this treatment being used elsewhere is in this paper (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22686691).
  3. Yes you are right I should of distinguished the difference between Demirsoy and Cinik in terms of patients per day and what phases are done by the doc, my bad!
  4. Hi, I think the best atm in Turkey are Keser, Kaan and HLC in terms of the results I've seen and technique used. If you are interested in more low cost options with higher assistant work then I would look at Demirsoy or Cinik as they seem to produce pretty good results for the price. Haven't really heard of any of the clinics you've mentioned though.
  5. Hey mate no worries, my bit of advice would be to ask the doc you end up with how long it takes the grafts to set so they can't be dislodged (some say 3 days some say 5) and stay at least that many days in the country. After spending all the cash flying out and getting it done I felt a bit of extra money to stay a few more nights to minimize risk is worth it! Most places let you wash your hair with at least water after 3 days anyway so you can look a bit more presentable coming back (which means you shouldn't need to wear a hat) and hopefully have significantly less swelling. Those extra days were boring as hell, basically just sat in my hotel watching netflix grabbing room service. But once again it is the most fragile time after the transplant so for peace of mind I think its good to just stay stationary for a few days and minimize the risk of negatively impacting the results. After 6 days I looked significantly better then the first 3 days and wasn't as worried about accidentally dislodging anything. Lastly and a bit of an obvious one but book the flights early! I left them to the month before which end up costing me an extra $800 which I wasn't happy about but it is my fault. Anyway hope all that helps.
  6. Day 4 should be fine, you can gently wash your hair with water that morning so it'll look a lot better. I took a naproxen that Kaan gave me on night 3 and woke up day 4 with hardly any swelling at all. I live in Aus so getting home takes 20+ hours that is why I stayed a bit longer. Apparently its better if you don't wear a hat for the first week so I didn't wear one, if people stare who cares chances are you'll never see them again anyway!
  7. Hi, I had swelling on days 1 - 3 with day 3 being the worst, after that though I was fine. I stayed in Turkey for 6 days after the procedure as I didn't want to fly home with swelling.
  8. Hi there, as soon as the transplant is over you can start using it again! He asks you to stop before the procedure as minoxidil is a vasodilator so you can bleed more during the procedure which makes it more difficult for him. I only stopped taking it 3 days before the procedure, but he told me I bled more than usual during the procedure so I assume his being a bit more cautious now. After the procedure this vasodilation effect is good as it allows the blood to flow easier which I've been told assists growth and nutrition of the newly implanted grafts.
  9. Thanks man! Yeah feel pretty confident in my decision to finally do it, hopefully I get some great growth!
  10. Looking good! Had my surgery with Kaan last week, hopefully I have similar progress to look forward to.
  11. Hey thanks I hope so! No side effects, originally I was on 5mg a day but I moved to 10mg a day because my dermatologist recommended it. I got it prescribed by a hair dermatologist in my home country and then I just buy it from a pharmacy.
  12. Hi, Oral minoxidil has been working great, I've been using it for about 1 year and my hair is definitely thicker. The Doctor said my donor hairs were very thick and I think the minoxidil helped with that.
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