I recently (~2 weeks ago) had an FUT procedure done by Dr. Diep in Los Gatos, CA. This is my second FUT procedure. The previous one was about 5 years ago by a different doc and had rather weak results.
First procedure before and after (5 years ago, 4 years ago, and about a month ago):
Pre original procedure
1 year post orig procedure
3 weeks ago, 5 years post original procedure... and pre 2nd procedure
So now for the most recent procedure with Dr. Diep. First of all, the experience was much more relaxed than my previous. Dr. Diep instills a lot of confidence and his approach is very straight forward and reassuring. He decided FUT would work best for me and was hoping to get 3500 grafts and cut out my original scar. Unfortunately, he was only able to retrieve about 2500 grafts but refunded me the difference. I went with the shot of stem cells (PRP or whatever) to help everything take and stimulate growth. Here are some pics of post surgery up until now (about 2 weeks later):
donor area is feeling pretty tight. Definitely not as much flexibility as their was the first time.
scar goes fairly high up this time
here it is today. I know I'll likely lose most of this in the next two weeks or so... but interesting to see the new hairline / density I might hope to see again in about years time.
Hi guys just wondering what your thoughts are on my current norwood class? I'm not really sure to be honest, I've just recently started to notice my hairloss, specifically the hairline obviously I will attach photos below. I just had my consultation with Dr. Diep and estimated me for 1500 grafts FUE but I asked him if I could do 2000 to get a really nicely dense hairline if need be so I guess i will ask him to go max up to 2000 then. Let me know your thoughts/advice thanks so much this community is the best.
Hi guys, excited and nervous to have my FUE procedure with Dr. Diep in about 3 weeks. I am estimated about 1500-2000 grafts just to lower my hairline. I just had a question if anyone has had any experience or knowledge about shaving the entire head prior to procedure versus shaving just the donor areas prior to procedure and leaving the hair on top long to hide any observation of a transplant being done.
Is there any benefit to shaving the entire head prior to the procedure? For example would it be easier to clean and manage the recipient area post op for better results due to not having to maintain the native hair as much? Or is there a benefit that implanting into the recipient area with a fully shaved head?
Or is it okay to just shave the donor areas and leave the top long like some people do?
Dr Diep and his team did an amazing job on my hair transplant. He's definitely the best medical hair transplants in Bay Area. I'm happy and stoked with my result and definitely worth it. I would recommend it to anyone who's balding and thinning hair.
I have recently completed a FUE procedure with Dr Diep and I thought I'd share some pics. I'm sure I'll have some questions in the upcoming weeks and so any advice or opinions would be appreciated. I'm 39 years old.
On Monday, June 5 I received 2300 grafts to address my receding hairline. I have always had very fine hair and so I'm not expecting the results to look like Elvis Presley or David Beckham but rather just an age appropriate hairline that I can style and with the assistance of some spray or product not be embarrassed about.
I have always liked the look of the widow's peak and so I asked Dr Diep to bring my hairline to a point in the middle.
As my hair is particularly fine, any thoughts (or words of encouragement) from other people with fine hair would be greatly appreciated. I'll be posting updates in the upcoming weeks.
Dr Diep's staff were extremely kind and welcoming, They put me to ease and explain step my step the process.
I had around 2000 Grafts transplanted with an FUE procedure and I could not be happier. It was one of the best investments of my life.
As you can see in the before and after pictures the results and fantastic. The hair grows like normal.
If you are looking to get a hair transplant and especially if you have curly hair I would beyond recommend Dr Diep. He has specific tools and knows exactly how to work with curly hair and a curly root. I have done a lot of research and for curly haired people Dr Diep is extremely experienced and knows every detail how to deal with extremely curly hair too light curls. If you have one conversation with him you will be able to know how educated he is. To me it was honestly a pleasure to meet someone that is one of the best in the world at his craft. His work speaks for itself.