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  1. Yeah not yet, this was planning for the future to use it in conjunction with a my next transplant for the crown area if and when it recedes.
  2. Yeh bro when i post the comparison photo from start to Finnish at 12 months it is insane in particular how much lower my hairline is than before. Truth is i almost only had the long hair to cover my receded temple points but always wanted to have it short.
  3. 10 months!! I believe I'm at my final result here but i will wait until the 12 month mark to do a proper photo of all angels and the big comparison photo of how far i have come which is a very very far. So not a lot of progress, not much change at all since the 6 month mark besides hairs maturing and feeling like real hairs now. I was a fast grower for sure and had most of my growing done by month 5 which was great as it never made it noticeable that i had this procedure done and still to this day not a single person has questioned that my hair looks different, instead only commented that i look so much better and they don't know why 😂😂. Again and still overall i am very happy with my result and what this procedure has done for my confidence and myself. My life has improved on all fronts since getting it done. However, it is so easy to go comparing your result to others and there will always be people with better results which is something i have been trying not to do. Soo on my scale i am happy which is all that matters but on a normal hair transplants scale the result is probably average to slightly above average. It is good enough for my first hair transplant. However, i will need another one to make it great. With this one i have been given the foundation to have a almost perfect head of hair (when its dry) using fibres and correct styling. Next i need to try add some more density behind the hairline in some parts and make the density on the sides of my hairline stronger as it is see-through at some parts. Coverage behind the hairline is great, considering i had a large area done and it all grew in well and there are no thin spots but as stated the only issue is the frontal hairline which is the most important aspect. During quarentine i buzzed my hair down to a number 1 in my donor to get photos of how that grew back and its not great but not horrible but i do need to now be very careful with my next procedure in who i choose and how many grafts i take from there as i will probably only get 1 more medium sized procedure. Next time i will add 500-750ish grafts to the frontal hairline and for the rest of my hair when it recedes (crown etc, if and when it does) i have a thick thick neck / beard hair and a lot of it I'm estimating over 1000 grafts and i will do a mixture of donor and neck beard hair aswell as SMP when i find the right clinic and when I'm ready. Here are some photos (none are with fibres or concealers), before seeing the hairline under harsh lighting with a high quality camera i thought it was a great result buuuut yeah it is clear density is lacking. Donor: Photos with it styled and how i wear it (under harsh lighting) photos with it swept back to show density issues And photos under normal lighting which is what i see it in and it looks great i think 😁
  4. Also, here is a photo of my donor area when my hair is wet, when it is dry it looks fine but when wet personally i think it looks very thin with my scalp showing and i do not blame ASMED for over harvesting i think it is just my hair characteristics being thin and this has got me thinking of my future hair transplants as i don’t want to take to much more from there as it will only worsen, next i will use a mix of neck hair and donor or something. Also have been considering getting smp (scalp tattoo) in my donor which I’m hoping would fix this problem and not make my scalp so noticeable. If anyone has any experience or opinion on smp in your donor please do let me know.
  5. 6 and a half months post op update: First i am going to say at this point i already think it is a success for me personally. All i wanted was to be able to have an appropriate hairline for my age thus allowing me to not have to always wear a hat and be self conscious and allow me to just by myself without stressing about this personal insecurity. My life has changed for the better on all fronts and i am very happy to finally put this dark part of my life behind me and move on. However, even though by no means is this a complete success on a hair transplants standards but for me personally it is good enough at this stage. But, i cannot help myself and hope that i do still get a great result at the end of the 12 months considering the money i paid etc. From month 4-5 i did not see much change but in the past month it seems like some of the hairs have matured abit and are thickening up. It is at this stage i can see where there may be some minor issues in it not being a great result in area’s such as my left and right temple / hairline where there are some density issues and it is see-through and abit pluggy looking so i cannot comb it back instead have to use hair in my temple angles to cover it which with the correct styling it looks fine but hopefully in the coming months i can fill in the same as my frontal hairline has which is thick and dense and allow me to have any hair style i want. There are further some minor density issues in random sections throughout behind the hairline but i am not worried as i am only just past 6 months. Also if others can confirm this but i am consistently getting hairs in my hands when i run my hands through it when applying minoxidil or styling it. I understand the hairs are weak and now they will have to grow back but i like can’t avoid it as I’m being as gentle as possible so I'm estimating that because of this some of my hairs are still yet to properly grow in. Overall, I am stoked with how it looks as 90% of the time i am very happy and the last 10% is when i catch it under harsh lighting with not great styling and it is very obviously thin in the temple corners of the hairline and as said looks abit pluggy looking which overall makes it not look natural. However, this does not worry me as going into this i never expected a head of hair like my 22 year old friends. I understood that it is only an illusion of a full head of hair and its upto me to style it and make it look good and now that is has been 6 months i am able to use fibres and it only takes me 1-2 minutes in the morning to put some behind the hairline and it looks great. Only thing i am struggling with is swimming and when my hair is wet it looks notably thin in the transplanted area aswell as in my donor my scalp showing through but as i said overall very happy and i finally have full head of hair 😁 Here are a bunch of photo's taken today of all angles, i tried to show the minor issues in the corner's of the hairline but my iPhone 6 camera quality isn't good enough to show it.
  6. Yeh right, aslong as you don't get the side effects from fin you should deff take it, i think it helps retain more hair during the shedding phase and it will of course keep your native hair for longer further down the track and yes for me to notice any difference from fin it did take about 4 months but that will be hard to monitor since your hair will begin growing in then after the htp. The shedding phase is shit but something that helps for it not to last so long before the hair start growing in is using rogaine foam on the transplanted area as it will allow hairs to grow in a month early and then before you know it, the ugly duckling stage will be over. Save some photos for yourself when its in its worst state so you can at the end see how far you have come.
  7. So a double post update for my 3rd and 4th month post op Here is a single frontal photo of my 3rd month just for reference to my 4th month pics, Now an update on my progress i have landed back home after being away for 3 and half months, I am pretty damn stoked with my result already and i am only at the 4 month a 2 day mark, i have been wearing my hair down (like the first photo below) to cover the inconsistencies with density and i have had many compliments on my hair aswell as not a single person questioning why my hairline is so much lower than before or anything like that which i am over the moon about. I have continued use of minoxidil over my thinning / transplanted area daily aswell as my use of finasteride and i am incorporating taking biotin supplement now also. Furthermore, using nizoral, laser helmet and coconut shampoo / conditioner 2-3 times a week. Overall, my temple angles grew in instantly and looks great framing my face finally and for density i feel like it is great for only 4 months, the back of my head is good enough when my hair is dry but seems thin when wet, the longer hair helps to make that less noticeable, i suffered pretty badly from a thin looking donor area after my hair transplant when my hair was short (unfortunately didn't save any photos) up until a few weeks ago and i know this does happen and it should fill in again by month 6 or so but it was bit worrying with a noticeably thin donor area which is going to restrict me to longer hair. I hope this will recover and fill in and i have faith it will as ASMED is known for clean donor sites after it has all healed and this may also come down to just my hair characteristics being not so thick but i will judge at the end result. I no longer stress about taking my hat off which has sky rocketed my confidence and i can finally relax in social situations as i literally having nothing to hide anymore as prior to surgery it would be in constant paranoia that my hat would fall off or someone would tell me to take if off and then it would reveal my very much recided hairline, and that is only the start of the amount of confidence i have regained in the past few weeks after being insecure for all these years. Anyway small update here are some photo's Note: these are under harsh lighting & combed to show the thin area's etc... under normal lighting which is what i have seen it under until today it really does look much better but as always its best to show it in its worst state
  8. i had hair down to my shoulders before procedure so a shaved head is a look no-one has ever seen so perhaps i just stick to it.
  9. Hey lads, I got a hair transplant 2 and a half months ago getting 3600 grafts in the frontal area and temples and i did not tell anyone besides my parents and i do not want anyone knowing. So i have been away from home studying overseas for my recovery period and i fly back home in 1 month meaning when i fly back i will be 3 and a half months post op. My question to you guys is did you just continue to grow you hair or did you shave it? for me i think my only option is to shave it as i am obviously thin in my temple area's in the early stages of post op which people will question. From your experices if i shave it down to a number 1 or 2 all over and cut the transplanted hair as short as possible with scissors will it all blend in or does it still look noticeably thin even when it is short short. Thanks boys
  10. nice again man, even though the density isn't quite there yet with a small amount of fibres it would look great and or if you were to grow your hair longer you have enough hair their now that it would look good longer and still a good 5ish more months for thickening up.
  11. Yeah for sure most people don't even know hair transplants exist and even if they do how to spot them, balding early is really tough i seriously thought i had already reached my peak of happiness back a couple years ago when i had finished school when i had hair and only just started reciding and had accepted this that life was never going to be as good as that. When really for 99% of people finishing school it is only the beginning of their happiness. Anyway, hopefully this procedure gives us all a 2nd chance.
  12. I wish it were that easy i could just own it that i had it done. Buuut, i am 21 and people i know are not mature and at this age no-one is accepting of stuff like this yet instead it could me used against me especially with the kind of people i am friends with... The pro to it all is since none of my friends are balding or anyone i know my age for that matter they are all uneducated on hairloss so i can simply tell them i changed my diet and started using minoxidil or something and hopefully that will be enough.
  13. I am 1 month post op at ASMED and i thought i was crazy as i also am complaining that my hairline is to aggressive, i have a 3head now which i honestly like it makes me look better but i have no idea how I'm gonna pull this off when i get back home without people asking questions, i wish it was bit more clearer where the hairline was going to be and a little more time to review it... glad I'm not the only one, I'm thing perhaps when the hair is longer and swept back it will make my forehead bit bigger.
  14. For me, it is seasonally. I have noticed when we move into June-October (Australian seasons) my hair begins to shed and thin for these months. I have noticed this for 3 years now so after next year i will be sure that my hair thins seasonally during the winter and thickens up again during summer and by the time its good again its already winter again haha
  15. Nice one man, very relatable to the part where you said a recided hairline with a 5 or 6 head can completely ruin a faces symmetry and with no other way of putting it make you an ugly guy... even with every other part of your face looking great its a real deal breaker. Im only 21 and it took my awhile to put the connection together that my recided hairline did not at all compliment my face. It was only once i realised the reason wearing a hat made my face look good was it hid my hairline and that made all the difference. Its an unusual thing but luckily we took the plunge as i am 1 month post op at ASMED and am right in the middle of the ugly duckling stage. Hopefully the last time ill see my balding ugly head until I'm atlest 40. Then i may be okay with shaving it off.
  16. 1 month post op, they are not wrong about the ugly duckling stage... it is here and it is ugly. Some details of the past month i have been checking my hands everytime i run my hands through it (sounds bit extreme but i couldn't help it to make sure the hairs that were shedding the follicles weren't attached) and i counted roughly 20-40 hairs with the follicle attached in the first 10 days which was good (not including ones that come out in the shower or while i was sleeping). However, as time went on the hairs that sheded continued to have the follicles attached and this has continued up until maybe a few days ago. The ratio was probably about 1 in every 10 hairs had the follicle attached which was unfortunate everytime i saw it but i the scheme of things it will equate to like 5% of grafts transplanted so it won't be a noticeable problem. I have now began a use of rogaine on transplanted area and crown as you can see it is beginning to thin. Further, have resumed my use of IRestore laser helmet and nizoral shampoo a few times a week. Below is a photo with wet hair, keen for time to fly by and get past this stage.
  17. Damn that is looking good and i hope by my 3 and a half month mark it looks somewhat like yours was before i go back home... you had very similar hairloss to me and we both get pretty much identical hairlines and temple angles haha check mine out
  18. 10 day post-op update. Rough couple nights sleeping but head is officially clean of all scabs. Skin looking red in the front and back but that is to be expected and hair is looking clean and healthy attached are all angles and my donor.
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