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.
I saw here one guy also did his surgery in Bellus Clinic in Istanbul, so I decided to share my experience too.
Here are my pre op photos taken just before the surgery.
I was transplanted 5500 grafts with FUE technique.
Doctor was saying it would be better to use some additional body hair to have full natural density, but unfortunately I have very few hair on my body and my wife was against using my beard hair, so they just used my donor area on my scalp and they could take 5500 grafts.
These pics were done during the first three months, when normally transplanted hair fall down.
On the fourth month I felt they started to grow fast.
Here it is me after 3 months.
And this is after 5 months
On these photos it is about 7 months post op
And this is my latest photo, the same on my profile. It is 9 months after FUE hair transplant.
Of course I am very happy with the results. Frankly speaking I did not believe in hair transplants much, I even never searched for it, I was in Turkey for a holiday with my family and saw so many people after this procedure in the lobby of our hotel, talked with them and got so excited, just thought maybe it would work, just gave it a try and I am really very happy with results now, my friends and family tell me I look 15 years younger then before and I really feel more confident.
I will keep you updated and post some new photos sometimes. Hope my post will be helpful for somebody who is not sure that it really works.
Bernstein Medical - Center for Hair Restoration Patient LWC is an example of an older patient that came in with limited donor hair anticipating a modest result from his hair restoration process. Patient LWC, is a 56-year-old Norwood Class 6 that had two hair transplants with us, totaling 4,482 grafts. His after photos were taken one year after his second hair transplant.
Before / After:
Before Hair Transplant
After One Hair Transplant
Detail of Hairline:
Position of Hairline
Placement of Grafts
1 Year Post-op
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Surgical Sessions: Sessions
Hair Character: White, Straight
Hair Weight: Medium-Fine
Donor Density: 2.0 hairs/mm2
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