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Awful hair transplant experience - can anything be done?

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First of all thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm looking for some advice. In 2006 I had a hair transplant procedure with a local doctor in the UK when I was 22. I completely messed up - I did very little research on the doctor or the procedure. I'm not even sure what type of procedure it was but I had a strip taken from the back of my head and the hair put into the front.


The results have been very poor. Ever since I've had a lot of redness and occasional bleeding on my head. Initially I was in denial that it had gone badly I kept thinking it would be ok and as such I never went back to the doctor.


Now, the hair at the crown is thinning badly and the front is getting worse and I'm extremely worried if it gets any worse the redness will be noticeable and will look awful.


I took propecia for about 4 years between 2003 and 2007 - I think it worked well. I've always had very thick hair which I guess helps it look like I have a lot. Currently I have quite long hair brushed forward from the middle of my head which makes it look ok - I use a lot of hairspray to keep it in place (gel makes it look bad).


Would any sort of repair job be possible? I've started reading around some forums and have heard good things about Dr Mwamba.











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Considering you already had a FUT (Strip) procedure then it maybe a idea to go for FUE next. Going for a second FUT would increase the risk of a stretched scar.

A mega session of FUE would sort out all the areas you mentioned. Your hair does look like its a good donor.!

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Good God man. Why would you stop taking Propecia if you said it was working well? You have three things to do.


#1. Get back on Propecia. You will lose MORE hair without it, guaranteed.


#2. You look fine now because of your hair style so you shouldn't rush into a repair because the repair can be worse than the previous work. I used to do the exact same thing as you and would go through half a can of hair spray every two days just to hide the bad work I received when I was the same age as you when you had your procedure.


There are only a handful of surgeons that routinely deal with cases such as yours so you must take time to research properly. Understand the different procedures. Learn about FUT, FUE, body hair transplants, beard hair transplants, and the overall understood success rates of each. Learn the good and the bad of each procedure. Speak to patients that have had these procedures performed. Don't just ask questions, write them down and look them up on your own. You'll learn more that way.


#3. The good thing is that your case is straight forward and should be fairly simple to address but you may need to address it in two steps and not count on the luxury of one step to correct the issue. This has more to do with the placement of your previously transplanted grafts as well as the angle and direction of these grafts.

The Truth is in The Results


Dr. Victor Hasson and Dr. Jerry Wong are members of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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