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4 Months (minus 4 days):

Since I'll be traveling for a week starting on the day that would be exactly 4 months (this coming Wednesday), I thought I'd give an early preview of my (almost) 4 month results.  For the purposes of precision, this is day 117.

While the very front of the hairline is still a bit thin, I'm not even quite at 4 months yet, and things appear to be going very well; even over the two week period since my last update, there has been significant and noticeable improvement.  The clock on my hair loss now looks like it has been turned back about 5 years, and I feel genuinely optimistic that I'm on track for a good to great result.  

On the micro level, I still see many new hairs popping up (as well as many fine, unpigmented hairs that have yet to mature) and density is beginning to look reasonably good, even in harsher lighting.

Once again, I've included pictures in different lighting conditions and from different angles, as well as some of the microscopic images I alluded to above.

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2 hours ago, VicTNYC said:

Looks good for 4 months but still many more months ahead.

Yeah, I've been told by the clinic that the biggest changes usually occur around the 6 month mark (though the real "explosion" seems, from the posts I've seen on here, to start around month 5). 


 

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I've made a couple of time lapses showing my progress over the past 4.5 months.  Note that I do skip some days here and there. 

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Month 4.5

Here are photos from my 4.5 month mark, from different angles and in different lighting conditions (as usual).

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Month 5

At this point, my hair looks good in soft/low lighting conditions.  In direct light, it still looks a bit thin in front, but I know I have a lot of time left for improvement.  Once again, I have attached pictures from a variety of angles and in different types of lighting.  I've also included micro images that show that there's still quite a lot of hair that has yet to mature (i.e., lots of wispy, fine hair growing).  I take this as a good sign, as I think I've mentioned before, given the fact that this indicates that the grafts survived and there's a lot of improvement likely to come just from maturation.

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@LordBaldwin

You are truly doing a fantastic job of documenting your journey. In fact, one of the best I’ve seen. A true representation of your results in different lighting and environments. 

Please consider creating a patient website, it’s free and I think it would help a lot of guys who look on our parent website to make a decision. 

https://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/


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Posted (edited)
19 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

@LordBaldwin

You are truly doing a fantastic job of documenting your journey. In fact, one of the best I’ve seen. A true representation of your results in different lighting and environments. 

Please consider creating a patient website, it’s free and I think it would help a lot of guys who look on our parent website to make a decision. 

https://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/

Thanks, Melvin.  I'll look into setting up a page on the blog in the near future.

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Posted (edited)

Month 5.5

There's been some improvement since my last update and I continue to see sprouts/maturation.  The hair still looks a bit weak in direct natural light (like sunlight), but hopefully that'll improve in the coming months.

Interestingly, improvement seems to come in brief, but intense, bursts.  Things will be flat for like 1-2 weeks, with no significant changes, then suddenly the hair looks noticeably better, seemingly overnight (I'll literally wake up in the morning and look better than I did the night before).

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6 Months

Things have developed a bit more at and around the hairline.  However, there's an area of what seems to be lackluster growth behind the hairline, in the forelock area, which I'm a bit underwhelmed by, as I haven't noticed any significant changes there over the last month or so.  Hopefully it will thicken over the coming months. 

I've actually noticed that changes seem to happen in quick bursts in the beginning of the month, and then the hair stays pretty much the same for the rest of the month (like a step function).  You may notice this as well by comparing my whole month posts against subsequent half month posts (e.g., 5 and 5.5 months), which show a noticeable change, and between the half month post and the subsequent whole month post (e.g., 5.5 and 6 months), which shows almost no change.

Also, please note that these images were taken the day after a haircut, so there isn't much layering going on.

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6 Months (Continued)

Also, since I'm at 6 months and should theoretically be about halfway through my growth, I've included shots with a better camera from the various angles, with and without flash.

Without flash (the darkness softens the images considerably): 

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Progress looks good and your donor area looks really good.

I too, also noticed that at the beginning of of the month (every few months) I felt and saw new hairs had sprouted and then just growth of those the rest of the months.

 

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On 6/16/2019 at 5:15 PM, CosmoKramer said:

Progress looks good and your donor area looks really good.

I too, also noticed that at the beginning of of the month (every few months) I felt and saw new hairs had sprouted and then just growth of those the rest of the months.

 

Thanks, man.  I appreciate the feedback.


 

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