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Dr Cinik - 4300 Grafts - Results & Progress

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20 hours ago, jj51702 said:

Great progress, you look super youthful. What does your family think?

Thanks :) My family thinks it's great! They're so happy with it and they're glad I picked a good place and that the results are looking this good. My brother wants to go do it now and so do some friends of mine too.

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Alright guys, here it is. Month 5 pics followed by some updates.

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Updates:

  • So what I thought was dead skin falling off my scalp is actually dandruff. I showed pictures to the clinic (they communicate through Whatsapp) and they told me I could/should use Nizoral shampoo once a week so I'm going to start doing that this weekend.
  • Other than that, everything is pretty normal, still taking my meds daily and Biotin every other day as directed by the clinic.
  • I've been skiing now (with a helmet on all day) my hair looked pressed down when I took the helmet off but I let it come up on its own and everything was fine.
  • I'm letting the top hair grow long and keeping the sides short. I got a haircut half-way through the month and went down to a level 1 on the back and sides...I probably won't be doing that again. Here's what it looked like:

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Heya, your growth and progress looks good!

Why is your donor area showing a big square outline thru the hair? Just curious.

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3 hours ago, CosmoKramer said:

Heya, your growth and progress looks good!

Why is your donor area showing a big square outline thru the hair? Just curious.

Because it was overharvested

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In my opinion it looks really good. I think you should also consider a longer hair style...

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I also agree that it looks very good. There’s a good chance that your donor will even out in the next few months and a longer hairstyle on the sides and back, in the interim, might suit you better.

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12 hours ago, CosmoKramer said:

Heya, your growth and progress looks good!

Why is your donor area showing a big square outline thru the hair? Just curious.

It's because I got a very short haircut. As others are saying, it's not necessarily over harvested. I had a lot of surface to cover, 4300 grafts is a lot but the way my back looks with short hair is something I expected, not surprised. If you look at my 4 month post where my hair is slightly longer in the back, you can't see anything unusual or missing from the donor area.

I will certainly consider a longer hair style...this is new to me :) haha

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1 hour ago, superflash said:

It's because I got a very short haircut. As others are saying, it's not necessarily over harvested. I had a lot of surface to cover, 4300 grafts is a lot but the way my back looks with short hair is something I expected, not surprised. If you look at my 4 month post where my hair is slightly longer in the back, you can't see anything unusual or missing from the donor area.

I will certainly consider a longer hair style...this is new to me :) haha

Ah, yes, looked at your previous photos of donor, when your hair is longer it is difficult to see anything out of the ordinary, looking good so far either way!

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Looks good for only 5 months. Did the clinic say the dandruff could affect your results?

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On 1/31/2019 at 2:59 AM, jj51702 said:

Looks good for only 5 months. Did the clinic say the dandruff could affect your results?

Thanks mate. The clinic said the dandruff and usage of Nizoral will not affect my results.

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superflash- have you been using the "everyday shampoo" that the clinic sells? Did u experience the dandruff even while using that?

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Your donor looks a scock-loss to me which can happen when more than 3500 grafts have been extracted. I had similar situation . It became better on the 8 th month. Have you contacted dr.  Cinik ? Using finasterid and minoxidil might help.

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Here is a mini-update to show what my back looks like now.

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On 2/3/2019 at 12:22 AM, PlzRespond said:

superflash- have you been using the "everyday shampoo" that the clinic sells? Did u experience the dandruff even while using that?

Yes, I only use the shampoo the clinic provided. Yes, I experienced the dandruff while using it.

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Looking really good mate

 

hopefully mine is not far behind yours ! Your 4 months was better than mine and cannot see my 5 months being as good

 

what micron was your hair shaft diameter ? 

 

 

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Looking much better.  I’d bet you had some shock loss. 

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the donor looks pretty good at that length. it might just very well be shock loss so wait til a few more months and see if it gets better. have u asked the clinic about it?

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Posted (edited)

I'm a few days behind but here are my 6 month photos!

And some updates...

  • I'm using Nizoral Shampoo once a week and it's working
  • Still taking my 2 vitamins everyday (Saw Palmetto + MultiVitamins) and 1 every other day (Biotin 10,000 mcg).
  • I'm working out normally, lifting heavy weights and I'm fine
  • Alcohol, food, sports, physical activity are all back to normal and I don't smoke

Everything seems to be normal. I'm growing my hair long but I want another haircut to keep it clean.

I'm so happy with my front view but my top view is making me consider a second HT. I'm going to wait till the 12 months are done before making any decisions. What do you guys think?

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Coming on nicely, when you look at your before pics you can see how much has grown!

Hopefully another 6 months+ and your crown will fill in. Your donor area looks much better too.

Have you tried head and shoulders for your dandruff?

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I think you will be able judge and decide the need for a second after one year. I am pretty sure you can expect more growth.

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