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6 Month Results from Dr. Rashid Rashid in Houston


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I know nothing of the Dr but saying this is a failure after 6 months seems a little premature. You need to wait at least 12 months.

4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

Proscar 1.25mg every 3rd day

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It looks bad from the side angle - but as someone hitting the 18 month mark, I really can't stress how much it improves from month 6 even to month 18. I'm not sure if the doctor did a bad job or if you're just judging too early.

 

I'd suggest waiting until the year mark and if you're still not happy then see a recommended doctor.

 2,000 grafts FUT Dr. Feller, July 27th 2012. 23 years old at the time. Excellent result. Need crown sorted eventually but concealer works well for now.

Propecia and minoxidil since 2010. Fine for 8 years - bad sides after switching to Aindeem in 2018.

Switched to topical fin/minox combo from Minoxidil Max in October 2020, along with dermarolling 1x a week.

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The grafts should all be evident by now regardless of density, this isn't the case.

 

Err, no! There are countless examples of people who didn't grow fully until months 6-18.

4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

Proscar 1.25mg every 3rd day

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Thank you for all of the replies guys. I'd like to address some of the good points you make 1978matt.

 

1) I agree that given some more time it could improve a little as far as density goes. However, density was only one of the many problems with the hair transplant. I'm not sure if you can tell very well from the pictures but when you look at the hairline straight on, the left side is nearly an inch lower than the right side. In my opinion this is the most inexcusable problem with the transplant. At the moment i have to pluck many of the hairs in the front of that side to make the difference unnoticeable.

2) Even if the density were to DRAMATICALLY improve and the hair transplant were to become dense enough to be undetectable, the angle of the grafts is all wrong. The grafts are placed nearly perpendicular to my scalp meaning that they stick straight up and cannot be combed forward or any direction for that matter without using a lot of product. This makes it even harder to blend with my existing hair.

3) Aside from density being a problem the doctor also placed multi-hair grafts in the very front of my hairline. This is a huge "no-no" in hair restoration because it makes a too stark contrast at the hairline and gives a very pluggy look (granted if density were less of an issue it would probably be less noticeable). Even the doctor himself when i consulted with him said that single hair follicles were necessary in the hairline to provide a "softer" appearance that looks more natural. He said this, then didn't do it.

4) Lastly, I know that normally the transplant consistently gets better after time, however, I can tell you based on the density of the grafts when the transplant was first done that at least 99% of all the grafts that were transplanted are growing. I experienced hardly any shedding after my procedure and the hair began to grow out right away. Also, upon a follow up vist with the doctor, even he was unable to point out any places where transplanted hair had yet to grow in. Given these factors I do not believe that the density is going to improve in any measurable way.

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