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Hello everyone,

 

I have felt compelled to share my own Hair transplant story:

 

I hadn't posted before as I was really waiting

to see some positive results, and I immersed myself in a

big project to keep a low profile at work under a cap low

and behold I just stopped and looked to see where I had come

and I was very happy......

 

After going through the emotional

roller coaster of the decision. I had been losing my hair since around 24 years old albeit very gradually, I seem to be a good responder to minoxidil and it has definitely saved my hair for the past 10 years, however around August 2008 I noticed a

significant shed that never came back! and a distinct loss from my hairline mainly from the temples and now also form the front I then frantically decided on the very serious idea of a hair transplant. I never ever really thought I would ever get one as I heard far too many horror stories, and the topic just seems clouded

with mystery, thoughts that went constantly round my head were:

 

does it really work, only 50% of transplants are success full, What about complications, could I make it worse??

 

So many crazy thoughts and I guess anyone going through the same

decision knows what I'm talking about. So for the best part of 18 months from around August 2009 I went on a mission to find the truth about real hair transplants and of course a clinic and surgeon that I would let cut my head open only to make it better not worse. BIG decision! I went on the various forums and started getting a feel for who I thought would be the best clinics for the Job.

 

In this time I was on minoxidil 5% and was responding very well.

I also decided to start finasteride, and thankfully this made a difference as

well, I noticed within about 2-3 months that no more miniature hairs were falling out and

also I was not leaving any hair on the the pillow. So I had good stabilisation

of my current hair situation and also I weighed in the fact that I was not in my 30's and it

seemed an ok time to think about a HT, I thought getting a HT in my 20's was a little to early.

 

So feel I factored a lot of the elements together and felt that

a HT at age 32 was appropriate.

 

For me money was not the issue if I'm going to get it done it

 

has to be done right and I wasn't going to make my decision over a couple of

grand if it meant compromising the result.

 

I knew I had to go abroad as the UK seemed devoid of consistent

and open results I wanted to be 100% sure and make my own informed choice, so I

managed also to see 3 UK patients through Spex and that helped massively in making

the choice.

 

Well to let you know I basically short listed about 3 clinics

and eventually went for Feller medical in August 2010 Its now almost exactly 6 months since my hair transplant and I was stunned at how far I had come in just those short months, so much so that I think

it is important for me to share just how much better I feel and how my hair is constantly changing for the better.

 

I ended up having a strip surgery done by Doctor Feller for 2250

grafts. It was a great experience I did brick it several times before hand about the decision to go ahead mainly about having a scar at the back of my head but I stayed strong and went for it.

 

Here are some before pics, immediate post op.and at 6 months As you can see

Flickr: Ukresponder's Photostream

 

I had major loss in both temples and some from the front

hairline. I was losing it from the crown, but to be honest a

very small amount of nanogen fibres plus thickening shampoo and

dermatch sorted it out well and also the finasteride was

slowly but surely closing the gap, I thought I got give it a

good 3+ years so not worried about that just yet

As we all know its the hairline that frames your face and that

make you look older than you are.

 

My main goal was to sort out those temples and not have to rely

on an 'engineered comb over' as I liked to call it

 

If you look at the 6 months post pics you cn see some really

good growth, every month I can style and that section of hair

so much more note the pic is with NO concealer, NO hair thickening shampoo

just natural look at how the sides have filled up, I mean I used

to waste half the nanogen and dermatch on those

temple receeds and now for the first time in over 5 years I don't even think about it!

 

I hear at 6 months its only around 40-50% growth, I'm already happy, the left side still lagging but still better than before.

I can actually feel the 'weight' of he hair and style it even at this early stage.

 

I have to say the experience was fantastic. Dr Feller is so

easy going relaxed and made the whole transplant pain free and as enjoyable as it can be.

 

Sorry for the long post but hopefully any one thinking of

getting a transplant and is still not sure then I hope this

gives you motivation and confidence that you can get great

results from the right advice research and doctor and I just want

to help out as I got so much form the forums before I went

ahead with my own HT

 

 

UKResponder

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Ukresponder, great to hear you are doing well! Congrats!

 

Remember also you are only half way there - 6 months is approx the half way stage. Grow well!:cool:

Regards

Spex

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Cheers guys, will post some more pics soon


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That would be great if you could. Grow well!:cool:

 

Regards

Spex

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All the luck buddy, great choice you had. Im going to have the exact number of grafts proposed to you with Dr Rahal this summer. Hope to see your final before and after pics soon.


Plug removal + Strip scar revision - Dr. Ali Karadeniz (AEK)- May 23, 2015

Plug removal + 250 FUE temple points- Dr. Hakan Doganay (AHD)- July 3, 2013

Scar Tricopigmentation- Dr. Koray Erdogan (ASMED)- May 3, 2013

2500 FUT (Hairline Repair)- Dr. Rahal- July 26, 2011

 

My Hair Treatments:

1- Alpecin Double Effect Shampoo (Daily)

2- Regaine Solution Minoxidil 5% (2 ml once a day)

3- GNC Ultra NourishHair™ (Once a day)

4- GNC Herbal Plus Standardized Saw Palmetto (Once a day)

 

My Rahal HT thread http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/164456-2500-fut-dr-rahal-hairline-repair.html[/size]

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Ukresponder sent me his recent pictures to post. 6 months post op.:cool:

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UKresponder. Enjoyed reading your post, went through a similar thought process too. Enjoyed even more your 6 month result, not as much as you I'm sure! You chose an excellent clinic, with equally good UK support through Spex and I would be confident in predicting an excellent final outcome.

 

All the best.

 

Bill

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All the luck buddy, great choice you had. Im going to have the exact number of grafts proposed to you with Dr Rahal this summer. Hope to see your final before and after pics soon.

 

Thanks man I'll def keep everyone posted. Hope your session goes well too If there is any thing I can help you with just let me know


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Ukresponder sent me his recent pictures to post. 6 months post op.:cool:

 

Thanks for posting some better pics after a hair cut!. By the way I'm keen no see the scar video. Been wearing the hair like a 70's porn star as I'm a bit concerned how its come out? Any chance you could some how get the video up so we can get some feedback??


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UKresponder. Enjoyed reading your post, went through a similar thought process too. Enjoyed even more your 6 month result, not as much as you I'm sure! You chose an excellent clinic, with equally good UK support through Spex and I would be confident in predicting an excellent final outcome.

 

All the best.

 

Bill

 

Thanks Bill, Its amazing how the hair just goes on a growth spurt out of now where it kind of just happened just after Chrsitmas, and then suddenly everything seems to fall into place


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Update on pics at 8 month, now with shorter haircut, left side now catching up with right , overall filling out better:

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This is exactly how everyone should go about fighting hair loss. Give approved medications at least a year, preferrably two, then do their homework on finding a good surgeon.

 

You have an excellent head of hair now my friend!


Finasteride 1.25 mg. daily

Avodart 0.5 mg. daily

Spironolactone 50 mg twice daily

5 mg. oral Minoxidil twice daily

Biotin 1000 mcg daily

Multi Vitamin daily

 

Damn, with all the stuff you put in your hair are you like a negative NW1? :D

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Thanks rc


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really great progress. Cheers for the pics! Hopefully still some way to go too.

 

I'm just a little bit behind you at the 7months mark :)

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