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9 hours ago, newpatient99 said:

Oh ok. So the special shampoo provided wasn't necessary? 

That's correct.

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Almost 9 weeks post op info. About 80 % of the transplanted grafts have shed. Original stubble in certain areas still remain. some stubble has grown :) some have stayed the same. Redness is almost gone and some pimples (minor) are forming but scattered. This is a sign the new hairs are starting to come through. Have along way to go and patience is a must. Looking forward to 3 month mark as I believe I might start to see some new hairs sprouts. Will keep you posted and pics will be shown at 3 month mark.

Chow for now.

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Happy grow.... can I ask you why have you gone for FUT instead of FUE; was it the Doctor’ advice?

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38 minutes ago, alex79 said:

Happy grow.... can I ask you why have you gone for FUT instead of FUE; was it the Doctor’ advice?

 

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several reasons:  it's cheaper, more density per cm squared than FUE, I have curly hair and don't wear my hair short, therefore the donor scar won't be noticed , even though it's microthin. With fut, you retain full density in donor region, with FUE, the donor site will be permanently less dense.

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Okay, I am exactly 3 months post op and I have some new hair coming through. More so on my left side though. I do still have some original stubble that has not shed , so giving that additional time. I will try to post some pics this weekend if I have time. I have a long way to go for sure but being patient. I'm really trying not to check it daily as that can definitely drive one crazy. 

Chow for now.

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Here is a current pick 3 months and 11 days post op. This is the part that can be frustrating as I look worse than prior to the transplant. I had quite a bit of shock loss in the recipient area. Hair is coming through nicely though and my left side (your right) is more dense. My right (your left) is lagging but I heard this is common. My right frontal hairline strip did not suffer shock loss and actually is hair from a previous transplant 10 years ago. You can also clearly see some red dots and i guess that's a good sign revealing additional hair popping through , I think. I am really tired of having to try to camouflage the recipient area, its quite a chore but I must stay positive and keep my fingers crossed that there is hair at the end of the tunnel. Arocha said I will be amazed at the before and afters 8 months post op. So, just 5 months to go :)382006905_13weekspostop014.thumb.JPG.e739b526319defa95e0065a7aa37f167.JPG

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8 minutes ago, hanginginthewire said:

What was your Norwood pattern? 

I suspected my nw scale was  around a 4 but asked Arocha at my consultation. If I remember correctly I think he said 5/6 which I was shocked to hear since I have thick and somewhat curly hair. My sides are very thick and high , so the balding doesn't appear to be as bad as it is. Maybe I was in denial . Arocha stated that after the transplant I would be a 3.

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34 minutes ago, made2care said:

I suspected my nw scale was  around a 4 but asked Arocha at my consultation. If I remember correctly I think he said 5/6 which I was shocked to hear since I have thick and somewhat curly hair. My sides are very thick and high , so the balding doesn't appear to be as bad as it is. Maybe I was in denial . Arocha stated that after the transplant I would be a 3.

Thanks.  Are you planning a third transplant? 

Also - why does FUT provide more density per cm squared? 

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14 minutes ago, hanginginthewire said:

Thanks.  Are you planning a third transplant? 

Also - why does FUT provide more density per cm squared? 

Actually, I don't think I'm a 6. I have some balding in the crown but not enough to be a 6. I personally think I'm around a 4. I do plan on having my crown done but I'm going to wait a while on that.

on the fut question I read that somewhere where it had to do with the groupings but what do I know.

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11 minutes ago, made2care said:

Actually, I don't think I'm a 6. I have some balding in the crown but not enough to be a 6. I personally think I'm around a 4. I do plan on having my crown done but I'm going to wait a while on that.

on the fut question I read that somewhere where it had to do with the groupings but what do I know.

If you were a 6, would you stil have pursued transplants?  

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7 minutes ago, hanginginthewire said:

If you were a 6, would you stil have pursued transplants?  

Let me back up a bit here. 10 years ago I rushed into a transplant. I was thinning in the front but had a full head of hair everywhere else. I chose the closest doc who was just a dermatologist in okc. Dr Blaine Lehr who no longer does HT's. I just paid $3 a graft and basically got what I paid for. Results where sub par. Fast forward to 2017 and noticed my hair in front, on top and crown thinning drastically. I then decided to have a second ht , this time researching way more. 

I chose Arocha in Houston and felt comfortable with the consultation and procedure. 

To answer your question, I still would have had a ht at a 6 since I've always had great hair and the thought of going bald was not an option. 

 

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