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  1. Thanks for the suggestion. I am from India, I came to know there is a renowned doctor in Delhi, India named Dr. Gaurang Krishna, he charges much more than my current surgeon and also lives in a different city, I am thinking about saving some money first and then go to him for initial consultation.
  2. I got it from Pune, India..the first transplant was 30 INR (around 40 cents) per graft, he is still charging the same.
  3. Thanks for replying..so is there any way of stopping/limiting this miniaturization?..by the way I have been using minoxidil and finasteride for the last 9-10 years. So, for me going for another transplant would be just waste of time and money ?
  4. Attaching my 8 months result pictures. Quite disappointing, I expected much better than this result, I was not expecting 100% result but would have been happy with 80% but seems the result is about 30-35% (i.e the no. of grafts that actually grew). The doctor is telling me to wait for another 2 months at the least (then it will be 10 months) then he says he will perform another small session for 'filling in' some too bald areas and told me it would be 400-500 grafts, please suggest if I should take another chance with him?...PLEASE SUGGEST Note: As mentioned earlier, The doctor I have a hard skin so there was an issue with "popping" and there still many grafts attached to my scalp that didn't grow at all (they still poke when I touch them) - my doctor still says that even these grafts will grow too after some time...if though it is already 8 months!! 😲 I have attached many pictures (before HT, current_under_sunlight, current_inside_room, current_wet), so please bear with me and send your valuable feedback. BEFORE HT AFTER HT
  5. Hi, Just an update. I went to see my doctor today. He used a scanner (maybe called trichoscan) and showed me that in most of my non-transplanted existing grafts (with 3 or 4 hair), 1-2 hair are very thin and one is quite thick. He told me that this thick-thin hair ratio per graft should be 80:20 but in my case it is 50:50 and that is why my result could be poor. Also, he said that in most of my transplanted grafts (multiple hair ones) only SINGLE hair are coming out and he was juite concerned about that and said that he does not know why it is happening, but said that later the other hair per graft will also come out, but then I asked him "is it possible that in later stages when other hair (per graft) comes out then the current hair that came out now will go to telogen phase?"..he said "yes, that's possible", so I guess it will be hard for me to get good density based on this current finding, but still fingers crossed and hoping for the best.
  6. Thanks Shera and Matt. Your posts gives me encouragement and hope. By the way, in your opinion is it normal that grafts have not grown or shed off even after 4 months?, does it mean they are damaged/dead? I have at least 600-700 grafts or maybe more (out of total 2600 implanted) that are still the same as they were implanted - neither grown nor shed off. Have you came across anyone who had similar issue, did they get a positive result? Regards, Akash
  7. Hi, As per your last message, I am posting my 4 months result. Still there are huge number of implanted grafts that neither grew nor shed off. I think they are as good as dead. Most of my friends and colleagues are telling me that my HT has failed, and judging by the pictures it seems they are right Also, if I zoom in I can see on my forehead there are many tiny baby hair (I am sure these are body hair as no implantation were done on that area) and I see many such hair are also present on my scalp so I have doubt if the scalp ones would ever grow like normal scalp hair. Overall, I am feeling pretty bad and down.
  8. Hi Dr. @LaserCap It would be very kind if you can respond to my queries in my last comment specially about PRPs and falling of whole grafts during first few head washes? Regards, Akash
  9. Hi, Thanks for your response. Would you be so kind and recommend some good brands of organic coconut oil available in amazon?, also can I mix it with almond and castor oil, is that a good idea? Regards, Akash
  10. Hi Dr. Glenn Charles, It would be very kind if you can refer to my above comment and respond. Regards, Akash
  11. Hi, Thanks for replying. Your patients who appeared to have a tougher/ harder skin - Did they had their shedding phase in 1-5 weeks after their HT or did their shedding phase took more time like mine?
  12. Hi, Many many thanks for all your responses. I must confess I have a very bad diet, I hardly get to eat home cooked food (3-4 days a week I order food from restaurant - 80% of the times chicken). It is very likely I will go for a second transplant in the future, so having a healthy diet and reducing intake of turmeric would diminish the chances of this Popping issue right? During the procedure I also had another issue, the doctor told me that the local anesthesia effect on my scalp was fading off too quickly than normal, which he had also attributed to my hard scalp skin problem. @LaserCap : Sir my hairline was drawn by the doctor (free hand) just 10-15 minutes before the transplant, and honestly I was happy just by thinking that I would have that much hair and didn't pay much attention to the sides, I am attaching 4 pics of sides (L & R) taken after 12 days when I went for PRP and now i.e. after 9weeks - would love your opinion. During the first 2-3 head washes (1st head wash was after 8 days of HT) I observed that some whole grafts were coming out, I took a photo (attached) just to keep as a reference in case I go for a 2nd transplant in the future , it would help to consult with the doctor. Is this normal ? does whole grafts come out after first head wash? Lastly, my doctor is telling me to get a PRP done every month for the next 6months - each costs around 50USD, but I read somewhere that PRP treatment is experimental, so would it be advisable to get one PRP every month? Please Note :- I don't drink or smoke and I have been taking finasteride (alternate days or sometimes every 2days) and minoxildil (once every day) for almost the last 9 years and recently after the HT I am taking Follihair (biotin) once every day. Regards, Akash
  13. Hi, My name is Akash, I am from India, I had a HT surgery (9weeks back). I just wanted your honest, clear cut opinion about a query I have and it would be very kind if you can spare a few minutes to respond to my query. During my surgery (9 weeks back) I was told by the doctor that I have a very hard skin and there is a popping effect (when they were trying to insert one graft the surrounding grafts were coming out), and after 9 weeks now I can see that most of my grafts (specially in the temporal area) have neither grown nor shed. I am very worried as I read that shedding normally occurs after 1-5 weeks of the transplant, and also heard from a youtuber that if transplanted hair doesn't grow or shed within 3-4 months then they are as good as dead and new hair won't come out from them. Please can you confirm this?, if it is true then my transplant most probably has failed. And, is there any way to soften scalp skin, in case I go for a 2nd transplant in the future. Regards, Akash
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