Jump to content
losingmyhair123

Will this ever look natural?

Recommended Posts

Hey, I've returned to get more opinions, I had a transplant a couple of years ago. I'm not happy w the density and the fact that it looks like plugs. My hair caliber is pretty thick. If I had a second transplant to add density, do y'all think it would look less plugish?

image.jpeg.69524c0656d3ed5d0cb5ba7a1a206953.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

More photos would be good. Doesn't look bad by any means though, from what I can see, and surely looks better than plugs. Your right temple density is a little irregular looking. I imagine it's the same with the left, but it's disguised by the combover? Toppik would remedy the problem easily. And yes, obviously a second HT would improve density.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless it looks considerably worse to the naked eye I'd say you're being overly critical. Looks like a perfectly acceptable, natural hairline to me. More pics in more natural light would help us judge better though.


I am an online representative for Farjo Hair Institute

 

Dr. Bessam Farjo is an esteemed member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

 

I am not a medical professional and my words should not be taken as medical advice. All opinions shared are my own.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks fellas, maybe I Am being overly critical. I have come along way since my pre op pics. If you search "finally bit the bullet" you can see my journey. Currently I have to wear my hair straight down or people's eyes go straight to my hairline and I feel uncomfortable. So I think a second transplant would help with that? Also how many grafts would y'all recommend? Some docs that I have looked at, do a minimum of 1000 grafts. Yes, this is my right temple and the left temple looks very similar.

image.jpg.2c70f373d394f9ec0090d1ada57fb034.jpg

image.jpeg.b5afe0f11c57163ab8887ba7c1336f60.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are you fucking kidding me, that hairline looks phenomenal! Some guys would kill for a hairline like that.

 

Me thinks you know it looks good and are fishing this forum for compliments

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol fishing for compliments? Not the case, trying to get a expert opinion from senior members who have added density in a second transplant. I can do without yours though. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

lmh,

 

The real challenge to your situation is the wide hair color to complexion color contrast.

 

It would take a reasonable number of single hair grafts to fill in the thinner areas. But you want to be careful of not dense packing that area too much in any single procedure.

 

You really need a surgeon who has a proven track record of thickening up areas where potential transection is at a higher risk like your situation.

 

You could also experience some shock loss because of the trauma that would be induced on the existing hair shafts that are there right now.

 

FUE would be the best approach IMHO and only in small follow-up sessions.


Gillenator

Independent Patient Advocate

I am not a physician and not employed by any doctor/clinic. My opinions are not medical advice, but are my own views which you read at your own risk.

Supporting Physicians:  Dr. Robert True & Dr. Robert Dorin, New York, NY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lol fishing for compliments? Not the case, trying to get a expert opinion from senior members who have added density in a second transplant. I can do without yours though. Thanks

Okay but.......I STILL think you are fishing for compliments.....LOL.

 

Your hair looks great, your Hairline looks even better.

Whomever did your HT should be commended for the great job they did.

 

I'm not sure why you're even on this forum :confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get what you mean....it looks a little thin at the hairline. That being said, yeah, a lot of people would kill for that hair. If you have the available donor, then why not. If you had 1,000 grafts left in your donor....then, no....I'd leave it.

 

I would not think you would need more than 1,000 or so....especially if you have a thicker hair caliber. Obviously, reduce the chances of problems and go with FUE and go with one of the 5 best surgeons.....you know who they are....Konior, H and W, Gabel, Shapiro, etc...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ok, thanks Matt. Yeah, when I do another transplant it will be Fue. I'm not sure about my donor area, how many grafts I have left.

 

 

I'd personally hold off. 2 quick shakes of toppik and youre entire issue is resolved. Literally.

 

I'd be careful to deplete your available supply to seek perfection even if you do have a sufficient # of grafts left. What happens if you need 2000 grafts later in life and you use 1000 of them trying to look perfect right now-will you be ok with that?

 

Ask yourself the tough questions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for the help, dutchie

If you're being sarcastic that wasnt my intention at all to be mean-spirited to you.

I think, based on what I've seen and read on these forums, your hair looks phenomenal.

 

I have no idea why you're complaining :confused:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
go with FUE and go with one of the 5 best surgeons.....you know who they are....Konior, H and W, Gabel, Shapiro, etc...

 

Um, I wouldn't consider H&W one of the 5 best for FUE???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're a douche - stop complaining! Your hair looks great and you don't need anymore grafts.

 

Maybe you should save the money and go on vacation...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the help. I didn't mean to come off like I was fishing for compliments, or complaining. I know I have come a long way and dr Cooley did a excellent job. I was just looking to improve a little by adding grafts. If you have had a transplant done, I think a lot of y'all would always want more after the fact. I'm guessing. But thanks again for the opinions. I have never tried topik but that does seem like the smart alternative to try.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The crowd is just ball-busting, don't sweat it ;)

 

Honestly, try toppik, then get the hang of toppik, and you're going to laugh that you were considering a touch-up for that small little imperfection. It's keratin based, so it essentially "fattens" your existing hairs and reduces the contrast at the same time. It really can be a savior.

 

If you still feel strongly after trying, and you have the donor supply, at least you can say you were patient and tried other channels first.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

no worries, PM me if you have questions. I've sadly spent way too many hrs applying concealers to my pre-op hairline.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OP, I am going to agree with you and say it does look quite sparse.. I don't know how those who replied saying it looked great could be satisfied if they received this result. Of course if we saw pre op pics to compare with, it may be a different story, but looking at the pics alone, I would not be happy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×