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3051 Grafts FUE - 17 Dec 2018 - ASMED Dr. Koray Erdogan

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Day 206 (Month 7 minus one week):

I'm happy to report that I've seen a significant burst of growth since my last update, and I'm now prepared to declare my procedure a success; at the very least, I'd rate the result, as it stands today, as "good," with many more months of growth to go for improvement to a potentially great final product (where no thinning is visible and it'll look like nothing ever happened). 

If I were to quantify things, I'd say the clock on my hair has been turned back about 7-8 years, which meets the goal I set with Dr. Erdogan.  Additional growth will be a bonus.  

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Nice improvement, you will likely see further density improvement from here on out either from thickening of the already growing hairs or from another sprout burst or both.

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12 minutes ago, CosmoKramer said:

Nice improvement, you will likely see further density improvement from here on out either from thickening of the already growing hairs or from another sprout burst or both.

Yeah, by now, about 70% of hair should have popped, and 50% of that 70% that popped should now be mature.  If I'm an "average" grower, this would mean that I'm about 50% done in terms of coverage improvement.  If I'm a "fast" grower, I'd be about 60% done.


 

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13 minutes ago, LordBaldwin said:

Yeah, by now, about 70% of hair should have popped, and 50% of that 70% that popped should now be mature.  If I'm an "average" grower, this would mean that I'm about 50% done in terms of coverage improvement.  If I'm a "fast" grower, I'd be about 60% done.

I agree. 

Have you added anything to spur the growth a bit faster? I.e. MSM/Biotin/B-complex/Minoxidil?

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6 minutes ago, CosmoKramer said:

I agree. 

Have you added anything to spur the growth a bit faster? I.e. MSM/Biotin/B-complex/Minoxidil?

Yes.  I took your advice to try the emu and coconut oils.  Also, since the beginning, I've been taking this supplement called Propidren, which contains biotin.

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10 minutes ago, LordBaldwin said:

Yes.  I took your advice to try the emu and coconut oils.  Also, since the beginning, I've been taking this supplement called Propidren, which contains biotin.

Nice. 

Another little tip that may help if interested is that several months ago I purchased and added to the oils with each scalp massage was NOW brand 100% Peppermint oil and added some drops to the oils to better increase scalp circulation/blood flow.

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Congratulations, I’m glad you’re pleased with your result at quite an early stage too. It looks really good from the indoor photos and still plenty of time to improve. 

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11 hours ago, Craig2412 said:

Congratulations, I’m glad you’re pleased with your result at quite an early stage too. It looks really good from the indoor photos and still plenty of time to improve. 

Thanks!  Yeah, I'm still hoping for some improvement for a thick appearance in direct sunlight and when wet, but there's enough of an improvement already that I could live with it even if all progress stopped now (obviously I hope it does continue to improve).  My biggest issue before was the loss of my hairline and the way it absolutely decimated my appearance.  

Here's what I looked like at 18, before the Noorwood Reaper came in on his wrecking ball, on a mission to ruin my self esteem (and dating life) forever.  I acknowledge that I'll never look like this again unless hair cloning becomes mainstream in the near future:

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Here's what I looked like at 26, after loss was well underway but the hair still looked decent.  This is what I'd like to get back to (and what I think is realistically within reach).

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And here I was at 30, when I finally decided things were out of control and I needed to pull the trigger on the transplant.

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Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I used to be a pretty decent looking guy before this all started.  The loss of my hair was absolutely devastating.  Hell, after it got this bad, I couldn't look in the mirror without getting hit by a wave of depression.

 

Here I am now, again:

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As you can see, the difference between now and immediately before my surgery is stark, and I think I've already reached where I was when I was 26.  The fact that I no longer have a "fivehead" transforms my look entirely; this is why any additional improvement would only be icing on the cake.

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Yes I agree, the hairline is looking a lot closer to 26 now and a big improvement from 30. Hopefully things do carrying on improving for you. 

Haha I know the feeling, it’s only been the last few weeks that I’ve started to realise how just having a hairline can make such a positive difference to one’s appearance and framing the face. 

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3 minutes ago, Craig2412 said:

Yes I agree, the hairline is looking a lot closer to 26 now and a big improvement from 30. Hopefully things do carrying on improving for you. 

Haha I know the feeling, it’s only been the last few weeks that I’ve started to realise how just having a hairline can make such a positive difference to one’s appearance and framing the face. 

Thanks.  Yeah, I actually made a model to estimate how far along a person is in their growth at any given time (it's based in Excel, so I'm still trying to figure out how to share it with the community).

Here's a snapshot from today:

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If this is accurate, I should still have a while to go.  Microscopic photos taken yesterday support the idea that a lot of the hair still isn't matured.

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1 hour ago, Craig2412 said:

Thanks for sharing with us and also sharing your detailed knowledge and stats which help people on the same journey. 

No problem.  If you, or anyone else, wants to try the model (assuming you have MS Excel), you can PM me your email address and I'll send it to you.


 

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