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  1. Great to read your post, like me you have had many procedures. From your earlier ones now that a lot of time has passed did you notice if any of the implanted hairs (that are supposed to be permanent) fell out over time? Or did your natural hair receed further to warrant the need for further procedures? A couple of my procedures from over 10 years ago were quite successful at repairing my hairline at the time, but less than a decade later a lot of the implanted hairs had vanished. After my most recent procedure I have great hairline again, but I do worry for the future... Please keep
  2. No problem! I remember the worry early on, patience is key If you do a blog or post anything let me know and I'll check it out.
  3. Yes I think the photos do mostly reflect reality, and I've taken some with my hair parted so you can see where it is weak, though I have noticed when out in the sun it can shine straight through and expose weak areas too. I think at month 9 it was close to the final result and since then it has just thickened up a bit more on top. Feel free to link me to your collage when done, would love to see!
  4. So 1 year ago today I had my procedure and here are what will probably be my final results! I've taken photos showing my hair in the best possible conditions as well as the worst, as it's the styling which is key to covering the areas which are still thin. I've also grown my hair a little longer at the sides to see how the temporal points look with a bit of growth, and they are definitely different to the native hair. Also I've put together a month by month comparison, I look back at some of the earlier months now and almost forget just how bad my hair used to be! As I've said
  5. Thank you, it was head and body hair combined, all detailed in earlier posts in this thread.
  6. If you mean how does my scalp feel then for the first few months it is still a little numb, but after that it feels completely back to normal
  7. Thank you Steeeve, yes as much as showing off how great it looks, I also want to give an honest account and show the weaknesses too. Whilst it is still thin in places I can still style it fairly easily to cover these. For years and years I wouldn't go outside without fibres and now I haven't used them in months so it's been absolutely life changing! Though on the flipside of that I have noticed if it's a sunny day the light does shine through the hairline and expose that it's not as thick as it may appear to be. It's only in recent months I've become aware that scar tissue from previou
  8. Thank you, I can't see too much difference between this month's photos and last, but I can notice a real difference in all over thickness lately
  9. This is obviously a big concern for anyone undergoing procedures, but I can't seem to find much information about it anywhere? Maybe people are just afraid to talk about it or don't want to?
  10. Thank you, I've kept my hair longer around where the FUT scarring is to help mask it, also I did have some grafts put there in my procedure before this one. It's good to know I'm not the only one who has had multiple procedures! I found that over the space of about 10 years my transplanted hairs from my first two procedures were falling out and getting thinner (these are supposed to be permanent as they say hairs from the side and back of your head are DHT resistant even in the new areas), have you experienced the same problem? I chose the exclusive package which I think is the midd
  11. Sure here is a photo of the back of my head, I don't think it looks too bad considering I've had two FUE and two FUT procedures on it? Also there is a post earlier in this thread where I uploaded some photos of under my chin when I didn't have the beard
  12. Ten months today and here's the update! Also as I'm currently sporting a lockdown beard I thought I'd include a photo of under my chin so you can see how it grows after having grafts harvested, there are some thinner areas but I don't think it's very noticeable?
  13. Up to 9 months now and progress is much the same, my hairline is great and masks the thinner areas on top. Now I'm growing the sides a little it is definitely apparent that the left temporal point is coming through thicker than the native hairs which make it look a bit odd? Also again as you can see comparing photos if I style my hair to cover the thin areas it looks great, but if the thin areas are exposed it doesn't look so good.
  14. Hope you're all doing okay in these tough times? Today is 8 months since my op and here are the photos. I've only taken a couple with the flash on this time as I think these can be quite misleading and make my hair look denser than it actually is. There is quite a difference between whether I style my hair to cover the thin parts on top and if I part my hair to expose them (see the last two photos). I think the most important part is the hairline which is coming through really well now and because this part is so dense it helps keep the rest of the thinness on top hidden. I am sti
  15. Sure I'm taking minoxidil as well as the multivitamins saw palmetto, biotin, zinc and omega 3 fish oil. I'm unsure about taking all of these long term but thought I would try them for at least the first year to give my transplanted hairs the best chance. I had PRP on the day of surgery with Dr Cinik but haven't had any more treatments since.
  16. Thank you πŸ™‚ 1) Yes I would use a combination of Dermmatch and Toppik and previously never went out in public without them. 2) Because I needed so many fibres I would often only wash my hair a couple of times a week because of both the time and cost factors, even though I'm sure it would have been bad for my hair to leave them on that long. 3) As I was led to believe after the scab phase of a transplant it was safe to use fibres, though after being in touch with my clinic recently they advised against using them and fortunately I do not need to use many at all now. I don't know
  17. So 7 months today and this has been a really good month for progress. A couple of days ago I left the house without fibres for the first time in nearly 15 years! I was still very nervous that a sudden gust of wind could expose a thin area πŸ˜†πŸ˜… But it is very big thing that I no longer feel I need to rely on the fibres like I have done over the years ☺️ Otherwise now that it has been over half a year and I am able to shave the transplanted hairs I have cut the sides down to a grade 1. This has exposed the temporal points which I had transplanted which I think look a little odd with indiv
  18. Thank you and yes I am very happy πŸ˜ƒ Hard to explain but my hair as it is just feels like normal now and I have to go back to look at the before and early photos to remember just how bad it was!
  19. I haven't noticed any side effects, don't think there should be with saw palmetto as it's natural?
  20. So today marks the 6 month / half year point! Density seems to be improving still, though there are some areas that are thinner than others which I hope will even out in time. Using the flash can make it look ridiculously good, though as you can see from the photos taken from above it is still quite thin in some places.
  21. I'm using minoxidil on my crown and also taking saw palmetto, biotin, zinc and omega 3 fish oil tablets daily. Not sure how effective these supplements are but figured I would use them for at least the first year to give the transplanted hairs the best possible chance.
  22. Happy New Year all! At 5 months now and I've definitely seen a lot more progress these last few weeks! Also rather surprisingly the crown is filling out well already, when this area is supposed to take longer than the rest. Looking in the mirror it appears to be so much better, but looking at some of the photos (especially without a flash) I can tell I've still got a long way to go!
  23. Hi Hairybo no problem just took a couple of photos under different lighting as I've got a little bit of stubble going on right now, I actually prefer my beard being slightly less thick underneath! I've currently got the sides and back of my head shaved down to a grade 1 (see my 4 month photos) and I don't think there's anything noticeable at all? I have seen others with the donor looking quite patchy when cut short though so I might be one of the lucky ones? Though I do need to be careful not to shave it too high or my old FUT scar would definitely be visible! Good luck with your p
  24. I'd never heard of this before? So is it true that after every procedure on the recipient in the same places make it more difficult for new hairs to grow there?
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