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4 month post op: very pleased with results so far

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I am now 4 months post op. In late March, 2011, I had a 3700 graft procedure with Dr. Ron Shapiro at the Shapiro Medical Group.

 

I have to say that I am very pleased so far with the results. Post op healing has been a breeze.

 

No itching, no feeling of tightness in the scalp, no ridging from the scar. No real redness 4 months post op. I am fair skinned so I was a little worried about this. The pictures below (3.5 months post op) show me right after a hot shower, so it does appear a little red. However, that's really from the shower, not the procedure.

 

The scar is healing VERY well. It's very thin and I'll tell you, its getting hard to find.

 

I still have a little bit of numbness at the top of my head, but that is resolving nicely as well. I don't even notice it unless I rub the top of my head.

 

The hair is starting to come in. 4 weeks post op all hair from the grafts had fallen out as expected. Just short of 3 months post op it seemed like I had an explosion of hairs starting to pop up.

 

I haven't had any big acne issues, either. I have had a few pimples that have resolved within two days of appearing, and have yet to have more than three at a time. These are new hairs coming in right below the surface.

 

I started my hair transplant journey as basically a Norwood 6. I had no hair line at all and no hair (except a few dying strands) in the front third of my scalp.

 

I am attaching pictures that show pre-op, 3 days post op, and 3.5 months post op.

 

The images are nothing to write home about, but I do believe they tell the story.

 

I am very glad I choose Dr. Ron and his team. Janna, Matt, and all the techs are the best in the industry in my view. And you really can't go wrong putting yourself in the hands of Dr. Ron.

 

I think when I hit the 6 month mark I will be even more pleased if the current state of affairs is any indication.

 

Currently, I am thinking about HT #2. That will be a second pass to put 1,500-2,000 grafts in the crown (Dr. Ron's estimate). My current thought is that will be 18 months post op, or Sept. 2012.

 

However, based on where I was and where I'm headed, I think I could easily stick with the first pass.

 

Happy Growing!

 

Hal

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Hal, exciting stuff man! 3.5 months post-op is just the beginning. With my last transplant I had a huge difference between months 3 and 5. Have fun!

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Hal,

 

Congratulations on your early growth! You're not going to believe how good this looks when it grows in. You will be totally transformed!

 

Best of luck and keep us posted on your progress!


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Hal,

 

Another potential excellent result to add to the collection.

 

Keep posting the pics mate. Many on here would love to share your excitement and progress in the months ahead.

 

Jessie1

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Hi Hal,

 

Can't believe it's been 4 months already. I believe I took your sutures out near your home. You're just at the beginning stages of growth so it's fun to hear you're noticing growth. 6 months post op will be really good. Would you like me to send your graft/hair breakdown?

 

Thanks for sharing your progress. Look forward to following along.

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Hi Hal,

 

Can't believe it's been 4 months already. I believe I took your sutures out near your home. You're just at the beginning stages of growth so it's fun to hear you're noticing growth. 6 months post op will be really good. Would you like me to send your graft/hair breakdown?

 

Thanks for sharing your progress. Look forward to following along.

 

Janna,

 

Yes the time has flown by.

 

I have the graft count/breakdown so not needed.

 

Yes you did remove my sutures when you and the Doc were in my neck of the woods.

 

Everything is going smoothly. I am eager of course for everything to grow out but really can't complain :)

 

If Dr. Ron is going to be out this way again, I'd like to stop in and have him give me the once over. I will follow up with Matt on this.

 

Thanks!

 

Hal

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All,

 

Thank you for the feedback and input.

 

It's exciting to once again have a hairline. It's also a great feeling to know that hair is growing IN, instead of falling out forever.

 

I will update at the 5 month mark.

 

Good luck to all with your growing!

 

Hal

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