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On 1/3/2019 at 12:31 AM, Legend007 said:

Hey all ., just to let y’all know I’m not going to be too active on my own thread :) it’s already stressful worrying about future hairloss n now have to worry about if the transplant hair will grow or not .. so I’m just going to let the process take care of itself .. I hardly look in the mirror to check if new hairs are growing n stuff .. so far things are going fine .. I’m fortunate to have enough hair to cover up the transplant . So no one knows I got anything done .. been wearing a hat at work n stuff however . Thank goodness I look good in a hat .. so the ugly duckling stage hasn’t been difficult .. I should be able to tough it out. It’s been no big deal .. I’ve been through more difficult things in life , so this is no big deal to me ..

The hairs have just started to shed .. I’ve been brushing it the last few days to get the transplanted hairs to fall out, to prepare for new growth .. some of my native hairs have started to grow also , so hopefully that is a good sign .. the redness isn’t too bad , skin texture is okay .. still needs more time to heal .. hopefully things turn out well .. 

Pics are at one month .. 

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Hey @Legend007could you or anyone else clarify what you meant by brushing your hair out intentionally to get the transplanted hairs to shed? Is it normal practice to forcefully try to brush out the hairs to get them to shed for the ugly duckling phase?

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6 hours ago, shookwon33 said:

 

Hey @Legend007could you or anyone else clarify what you meant by brushing your hair out intentionally to get the transplanted hairs to shed? Is it normal practice to forcefully try to brush out the hairs to get them to shed for the ugly duckling phase?

You don't have to, they will eventually shed, some hairs take longer than others.

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Hey y’all , 7th month update .. not much has changed .. hairs getting longer n stuff .. I’m too lazy to write too much more .. but yeah I don’t use hair products like hair spray n gels .. when I use hair products it tends to pull out some hairs so I don’t style my hair much .. I use a little body lotion n run that through my hair to give it some volume .. if it’s good for ur skin, it’s good  enough for u hair :) I usually spend only 2 minutes combing my hair .. for someone that just spent $20,000 on their hair .. I’m not very anal about it .. guess it’s because I had nice hair most my life . So never obsessed about it . 

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looks good man. are you happy knowing this is the 7th month result? you don’t seem so happy spending $20k lol

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Hahah , no I’m not happy spending $20,000 on hair .. I was a norwood 1 two years ago at 38 y/o .. I would of never thought I be losing my hair .. now I’m afraid I’m going to bald one day .. but hopefully not .. now that I’m proactive on my hairloss n using medications .. (fin) my hair seems to stabilize .. 

Overall I’m pretty happy with results so far .. it’s not pluggy n see-thru .. n as the hair gets longer it will look fuller n blend better with my native hair . So I’m not worried about it ..  n thank goodness I got a HT already. My office has started enforcing a no hat policy .. I don’t think I can go thru with surgery if I can’t hide it for a few months ..  

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Looking great and back to Norwood 1 haha you invested in yourself bro don't think of it as anything else!


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What's done is done - and if you had the means to pay for it and found it worth it at the time, don't rob yourself of the joy and celebration of having it done.... and done successfully! Super happy for you. 


I am a patient advocate for Dr. Parsa Mohebi in Los Angeles, CA. My views/opinions are my own and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Mohebi and his staff.

 

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FUE surgery by Dr. Mohebi on 7/31/14

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Hey y’all thanks for the support .. yeah I did invest in myself .. I look pretty good again :) n I saved back $7,000 that I spent on the hairtransplant in the last 6 months , so finances lookin good again after that big $20k hit ..

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Well now that the main months have passed .. Im starting to notice the little details .. there’s some density issues on the right side .. n it has me worried .. when I comb it the illusion looks good .. since my donor hair is thick n wiry (.7mm-.8mm caliber ) so it can hide a lot of flaws . what u guys think of the right temple ..m

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When was the last time you washed your hair? looks like it may be a bit greasy which is making your hair clump together. I can tell the hairs haven't matured yet. You have plenty of time. I think so far it looks fantastic.


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Looks fantastic already - and at 7 months, you still have growth/maturity to look forward to. I invite you to not overanalyze and pick it all apart, or else you're drive yourself crazy. You seem to be right on track, so trust that and trust the process. 


I am a patient advocate for Dr. Parsa Mohebi in Los Angeles, CA. My views/opinions are my own and don't necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Mohebi and his staff.

 

Check out my hair loss website for photos

FUE surgery by Dr. Mohebi on 7/31/14

2,001 grafts

Ones: 607

Twos: 925

Threes: 413

Fours: 56

1.25 mg Finasteride daily since July 2014

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I love the result bro, and no I don't think it looks thin at all. Looks completely natural and with a lot of maturing to come probably. I am schedule for a consultation with Dr. Hasson soon and your thread was a big motivator for me. 

Do you think any doctor could have done a better job than this? I don't.

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I think you and your Doctor made a good choice for where to put your new hairline. It looks natural there, and fits you well.

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Hey guys , thanks for the reassurance .. but I’m pretty sure that area is missing quite a few grafts .. when I comb it down .. doesn’t look dense enough .. but I do have a lot of hairs not yet mature so we see at the 12 month mark ..  when I comb it it’s hard to notice . But that’s because my hair is thick .. at least the hairline itself is really dense packed . Behind it there are weak areas .. 

i update with the clinic at the 8 month mark , all this time I never contacted them because this forum Provides enough answers .. 

heres a pic with dry hair after shower .  It doesn’t look like 1100 grafts there .. 

So it has me a bit worried , I would like to comb my hair forward .. n not always have to comb it back ..  can’t comb it forward right now .. 

im pretty satisfied so far , but I was hoping for more ..its a lot of grafts in a small area , so was hoping it to be a solid wall ..   I do notice the recipient area is growing slow , I think it’s due to the dense packing .. I haven’t cut my hair all this time .. n my donor Is thick again ..

i think I have about 5-6k grafts left .. what do u guys think .

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Some days it looks pretty good .. the illusion is there .. but I’m expecting more for 2500 grafts to just the hairline .. I’m in tough spot . Because it looks good enough to not do anything until I get further hairloss .. but it’s not the $20,000 worth of hair .. where I’m like . Damn my hair looks awesome .. it’s like ,, kool , I’ve covered up my receding hairlone .. 

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I think it looks good, there’s also still plenty of time to mature. In the event, you’re not satisfied I’m sure Dr. Hasson will back you up. I think you’ll be happy though, man I would with your hair 😜

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I wouldn't stress it just yet. I've seen some people on these forums with pretty late growth in random patches, and hair regrowth is kind of a weird, slow process to begin with. Are you seeing any new sprouts that aren't really visible in your pictures here? Stubble that hasn't grown out?

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Is the picture taken immediately after using both shampoo and conditioner? @Legend007. Personally i stopped using conditioner because I noticed it make your hair appear very oily and much thinner personally idk. If so, im curious what it looks like post just shampoo

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Hey guys no new sprouts .. I think all the hair that’s going to grow has grown .. they just haven’t matured yet .. so I know it’s going to get better n fill in .. its when u spread it apart u see gaps .. probably at the end I might need 300-500 grafts to fill in gaps .. which would be more of a refinement than a repair.. I wait till the 12 month mark when everything is mature to properly judge things .. 

One of the main reasons I chose hnw is because of their great customer service , so if I have concerns they probably be nice to me .. 

Its also why I documented my journey on this  so I have some backup :)  If I have issues .. 

sorry it’s not because I like u guys so much that I’m here to chat 😛

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@Legend007  Looking good. From months 11 to 18, I added about 10 to 15% more hair. You probably want to wait 1.5years to get the full effect of growth, thickening and normalization of your HT. Then decide from there. 

I remember on month 9 I was considering another HT of 500 grafts. By month 11, my hair looked much better with my hair normalizing and looking softer - as against being stringy. On month 18, everything fell into place. While it's not as thick as I wish it to be and there are some gaps, it looks good. And if I wish for the thickness of my dream, it takes me a total of 23 seconds to spray hair fiber and pat it down.

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Hey fortune .. yeah I remember ur transplant, u were in the same situation as me with hairline loss .. ur results turned out great .. hows the hair going now ? What’s the scenario with future loss of ur native hair ? that’s one of my biggest worries having a good hairline then losing hair behind it years later .. 

 

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Hey shook yeah I know what u mean .. conditioner makes the hair flat .. but it’s good for ur hair,, back then I hardly use conditioner , just shampoo .. but now my hair is thinner so it falls out easier .. so I use conditioner now , it helps u retain ur hair .. I use conditioner first then shampoo afterwards if I want my hair to look fuller on some days to still get the benefits of both ..

- n thanks myocroft, yeah I seen people with bald patches fill in also .. I think most of mines will fill in too when the hairs get the thicker .. so I’m  not tooo concerned ..

 

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