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Everything posted by Guano

  1. You're right dude, I guess since it is my first transplant I wasn't sure what to expect. But I ended up reading a post Dr Bloxham had made with reference to maturation and popping, popping was the thing I was more concerned about as the follicles seemed to be dug under the scalp therefore making it look more bare, but as the days are passing by i'm starting to see more thin and light hairs punching through which seems to be promising. Can't say with 100% what it's going to be but I guess it's too early to make a judgement, I'll keep you guys posted. Btw, your transplants looking pre solid so far!
  2. Yeah man, comparatively it has improved a lot from 3 months. Maybe I just need to give it time, but I had a look at your first transplant and it had me worried - what if mine goes down the same path as yours?
  3. I agree but It wasn't my intention for to make the transplant look bad, I exposed it in order to show the scalp clearly so you can compare the number of grafts implanted vs what is there. With regards to other lighting i.e. outside, in the office, at the bar, the transplant is still very bare and it definitely needs toppik to cover it up. My only question is, will there be more folicular sprouts? I will try and provide you with some photos under different lighting conditions soon.
  4. Heres an update, it was 5 months yesterday. I'm a bit worried as its looking very bare at the moment, does not look anything near 1500 grafts at the moment, feels more like 500? Starting to have some serious doubts about the transplant..
  5. Heres a photo taken today which is a couple days later, i'd say its been a 0.5 to a 1 guard now and its under harsh lighting.. to me it looks pretty well blended in
  6. Yeah but bro tbh its early days rn and i got that haircut 0 faded on the same day i took that pic, i usually get a 1 guard up to 2 and its barley noticable Its the trade off with fue, but id rather this than a linear scar on the back of my head, would never be able to hide it unless the sides were pre long
  7. Heres the photo of the back, best i could get..
  8. Hey guys, so it was my 3 months on the 9th. Its the 18th today so just a lil over. Heres an update. Shock loss has stablized, a lot of natives coming back and also some transplanted hairs beginning to pop out... Things are looking good so far
  9. Next week will be my 3 months, i'll post a update then 2 weeks prior and about a month afterp
  10. Bro looks fine. I literally cant even tell. Congrats!
  11. Sorry I meant minox 😅. So I wake up, wash my hair with water if its really messy - apply Toppik then go to work. I come back home usually in the afternoon and shampoo wash my hair, let it dry for 10-15 mins, apply minox and then I just reapply again once I'm ready for bed.
  12. Yeah I was going to suggest cutting it short but if you're not a fan I guess you'll just have to bite the bullet and wait it out. In saying that, it still doesn't look noticeable in its current state. Everything seems to be on-track, my natives are also coming back slowly. They are very faint in thickness and colour but they are visible under bright light. I'm hoping it'll improve in the coming weeks, sorta getting over wearing toppik lol.
  13. I've been using Toppik daily at work to cover my hair. The way I do it is I apply the topic in the morning, Wash it with Johnsons baby shampoo when I come home & apply as soon as it dries. Then reapply again later at night. I seem to find this works well, i've managed to gain the benefit of minox whilst applying topikk throughout the day. I also had the same issue, my hair would go dry after using shampoo on the daily but I find that the baby shampoo feels less harsh and my scalp feels fine.
  14. Yeah man looks like its slowling coming back, its a decent amount to work with.. i reckon it'll take a while for all of the hair to fully grow back - maybe around the 6 month mark.. but for now its good thats its filled in, plus i dont think people will notice that much anymore
  15. Hey guys, So i'm 2 days shy of 2 months since surgery. Gonna get a haircut today so i thought i'd show you an update before. - Things i've noticed are that my natives are slowly coming back. - Redness is still present but not as obvious anymore - went into work with topikk and no one seemed to have noticed, or at least kind enough to mention anything peculiar
  16. Good to hear dude. Looks like its all coming back and at only 11 weeks! should have a denser regrowth in the coming months, at least you can put some of your worries behind you.
  17. Hey man Thats reassuring, it doesn't seem like he lost too much though! compare my photos pre-op vs 5 weeks. I've lost a lot of natives and it's still pink. I can't come outright and confess as there I'm not too comfortable with everyone there. I'm hoping it gets a little better so i can put toppik or something.. very slow signs of regrowth on the natives and the hair near the crown.
  18. Hey guys, It's been about 5 weeks since my HT. All my transplanted hairs have shedded alongside my native hairs due to shock loss. The front of my scalp is still pink and bare, it used to way more dense prior to HT. I know that this might be temporary but I'm going back to work in a week and I need a decent excuse. Also, I can't wear a hat or beanie. What did you guys do when you went back to work and What did you tell your colleagues?
  19. What would you recommend to do? I'm back at work in a week and none of my colleagues know I've had it done. should I just use toppik?
  20. Hey guys, So this is the 1 month mark.. I've suffered quite a bit of shock loss and am due back at work next week! a bit worried atm cause i've lost quite a bit of density at the front including some areas where I had hair but are now gone. I'm hoping this is temporary and i've also just gotten back on minox a couple of days ago.
  21. Hi guys, So after a while of lurking these forums and constantly debating with myself I decided to pull the plug and get a hair transplant. Background Age: 26 Medications: Finasteride 1.25mg daily, Minoxidil twice daily Choice of surgeon I decided to choose Dr Pekiner after extensive research online. I reviewed his results and approach to the procedure and felt that he was the right match. He performs the surgery himself alongside his team of technicians and only operates on one patient per day. z He is also a surgeon who has a reputable curriculum vitae where he has previously worked at the HLC clinic and also alongside Dr Keser who is also regarded as a talented surgeon. With this in mind I felt that choosing Dr Pekiner would be the right choice. The Surgery The day was broken up. In the morning I was introduced to Dr Pekiner and we discussed the hairline design, I wanted to maintain the current hairline I had as it had no receded much but has lost density. So, we agreed to maintain but to densely pack the hairline. We drew the line, took photos and began the operation. It was broken up like this. - Extraction - Implant - Break - Extraction - Implant - Break The operation took the whole day and I believe we finished around 6pm. By that time I was exhausted and ready for bed. Thoughts Overall I feel confident with Dr Pekiner. He seemed like a genuine character, he was kind, friendly and answered any questions I had. He seemed like a person who took pride in his work and was rigours with each part of the process. The surgery took place on the 16/1. Currently I am in the ‘shedding phase’ with slight redness around my scalp. I will be approaching the 1-month mark in a few days therefore I will try and upload a photo for you guys to see what it looks like.
  22. Good question, I've thought about this myself quite a bit.. it was the only reason which was holding me back from having a HT, thinking to myself.. if there is a possible cure in the future would this ruin my natives.. But i think given the density per square cm there is room for natives to grow, its just not visible to the naked eye..