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Ok so I don’t know if anyone else has ever had this problem, but I still feel like my donor area isn’t fully healed. My donor area feels SLIGHTLY different than the rest of my head, is this normal? The difference is so very minimal that I feel like I’m crazy for even asking. My post-op went very well, and I did not have any out of the ordinary swelling/pain during my procedure. I do however feel an ever so slight irritation, like when you take a hat off your head and it’s slightly itchy. My Doctor (Dr. Nader) told me to use a neutrogena acne face wash, and that it would take care of it. I use it once in a while, but not extremely consistently. I’m going to have a second procedure done with Dr. Erdogan later this year, but want to make sure that this issue will fully resolve itself before I do. Anyone else have this issue or can recommend a solution? Like I said, it’s nothing major, but I’m OCD and I feel like it’s something I’d like an answer to.

 

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Ryan 

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It’s possible some nerves were damages during extraction. I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily normal, but can and does happen. Is it painful?


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I’ve had two FUE surgeries (over 7,000 grafts) but never experienced any unusual sensation in the donor area.  I was blessed with a great donor area and it does feel a bit less dense but it should feel that way.  It’s probably a temporary issue and it looks like your doctor offered a reasonable solution.  Best of luck to you and happy growing.


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I only had my procedure done a month ago (also with nader) and I feel like I could end up with the same side. If your skin is anything like mine, when i got tattooed on my back the skin would get irritated and rise once in a while, for what I think was 3 years after I got the tattoo. I think it's just sensitive skin/nerves.

Now speaking about my donor area, it's relatively healed but still relatively sensitive and bumpy with irritation/pimples/ingrowns. I feel like it's super similar to how my tattooed area felt when I was going through that.

Hope that offers some sort of comfort.

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I also meant to ask why you're going to Turkey instead of back to Nader for your second FUE?

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On 1/13/2019 at 10:51 PM, Melvin-Moderator said:

It’s possible some nerves were damages during extraction. I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily normal, but can and does happen. Is it painful?

No it’s not painful, but it does feel like a slight skin irritation that feels every so slightly different than the top of my head when I run my fingers through it. I had a great post op, and I healed very quickly (see my thread for photos). I don’t know if it’s just in my head or there really is a difference, either way it’s always in the back of my head (literally and figuratively). I’ve talked to other people from Nader, none of which said they had that issue at all. I did get a full refund since my results were less than stellar and I don’t feel comfortable going back. 

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22 hours ago, WHYMBK said:

I only had my procedure done a month ago (also with nader) and I feel like I could end up with the same side. If your skin is anything like mine, when i got tattooed on my back the skin would get irritated and rise once in a while, for what I think was 3 years after I got the tattoo. I think it's just sensitive skin/nerves.

Now speaking about my donor area, it's relatively healed but still relatively sensitive and bumpy with irritation/pimples/ingrowns. I feel like it's super similar to how my tattooed area felt when I was going through that.

Hope that offers some sort of comfort.

Yeah I have my full back, sleeves, and chest tattooed... the skin does rise once in a while still to this day on certain areas. I’m going to Asmed because I don’t feel confident going back to Nader, and the results I got were not good, no growth after 5 months, poor density, not happy. Nader is a stand up guy, and I’m very happy I got my money back; however, you can almost guarantee to expect a second transplant. 

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On 1/15/2019 at 11:08 PM, Recedinggenes said:

Care to share any photos? I’m very curious to how your hair looks now. 

Check my other thread and you’ll see the photos, looks the same at 11 months as it did at 5. Many members on here have had the same issue but most opt for a second procedure with Nader. 

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On 1/15/2019 at 5:15 PM, Rdasilva604 said:

Yeah I have my full back, sleeves, and chest tattooed... the skin does rise once in a while still to this day on certain areas. I’m going to Asmed because I don’t feel confident going back to Nader, and the results I got were not good, no growth after 5 months, poor density, not happy. Nader is a stand up guy, and I’m very happy I got my money back; however, you can almost guarantee to expect a second transplant. 

Did he give u a full refund? Was he apprehensive at all?

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14 hours ago, PlzRespond said:

Did he give u a full refund? Was he apprehensive at all?

Full refund, he offered.. I didn’t ask. I gladly obliged, and once I gave him my banking info he wired the money right away. Dr. Nader is very professional, just didn’t get the results that I should have. 

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4 hours ago, Rdasilva604 said:

Full refund, he offered.. I didn’t ask. I gladly obliged, and once I gave him my banking info he wired the money right away. Dr. Nader is very professional, just didn’t get the results that I should have. 

That’s pretty respectable. What were his comments on your yield? Any explanation as to what may have went wrong?

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20 hours ago, Rdasilva604 said:

= I didn’t ask. I gladly obliged, and once I gave him my banking info he wired the money right away. Dr. Nader is very professional, just didn’t get the results that I should have. 

You may want to PM the fellow that info and delete that info for everyone to see. I would be affraid with the internet now all sorts might want to take advantage of him. Results or not, he is a fine man. 

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I bet if you post current pics Rdasilva604 most of us will agree it looks good for the number of grafts you received. You said you're OCD i feel like you might have had your expectations too high. 

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On 1/23/2019 at 2:29 AM, aWidowsPeek said:

I bet if you post current pics Rdasilva604 most of us will agree it looks good for the number of grafts you received. You said you're OCD i feel like you might have had your expectations too high. 

Here are some updated pics, nothing has changed since about 5.5 - 6 months. Let me be clear, I think Dr. Nader is extremely fair, professional, and nothing short of awesome to deal with. I really wish this worked out better for me, however; I did expect a better result and am disappointed. I definitely would like a second procedure and will be looking to head to Turkey when the time does come. I still have a slight itch/irritation in my donor area, although it healed very well and there is no visible marking. I wonder why this is? It’s extremely annoying, and makes me regret not going somewhere like Hasson & Wong and having it over with in one shot. I know people will object and say “dense packing in one session is rare” but to each their own. I don’t believe anyone should have low expectations, otherwise what’s the point? This is 13 months post-op, I hope this helps anyone debating a procedure. 

 

I took dry and wet photos within an hour of each other, it does really change the way the results look. 

 

 

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Did he really offer you a full refund for that? I'm shocked. To me, that looks like an ok result. Not great but good. Only a 400-600 touch up needed to get you over the line. I don't know much about Nader but he sounds like a really decent guy

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I agree with “Baldrick” above.  Looks like a pretty decent result.  You’re a young guy, wait a while and see how things look in a couple years.


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I still get a slight all over itchyness in both my donor and recipient area years after my hair transplants. I've heard some others mention this as well, so it's not completely unusual. It really doesn't bother me anymore. It's just normal to me now.

 

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3 hours ago, BeHappy said:

I still get a slight all over itchyness in both my donor and recipient area years after my hair transplants. I've heard some others mention this as well, so it's not completely unusual. It really doesn't bother me anymore. It's just normal to me now.

 

Did u have this itching before surgery? Do u think the itching can affect survival of the grafts? About a month after surgery I’ve been having itching in in the recipient since one month postop.

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@Rdasilva604: Not sure what you looked like before the HT but you are full of hair. Not sure what your issue could possible be. The majority of people on this forum (me included) would only dream to have the amount of hair you got. 

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I agree that your hair looks great. It may not be perfect, but it wasn't at all what I was expecting to see when reading about you getting a full refund for unsatisfactory results. Granted, I don't see the before photos, but for whatever it's worth, your hair seems to be in great shape. 

As to your initial question, this seems like it may be a question better suited for a dermatologist. I have a recurring itchy scalp as well, and while I can't say that it increased after my HT, I was able to find relief through occasional use of Nizoral shampoo and also a liquid/topical medicine for my scalp. Both of these have helped me tremendously in getting it under control.


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On 3/23/2019 at 5:58 AM, Sportman said:

@Rdasilva604: Not sure what you looked like before the HT but you are full of hair. Not sure what your issue could possible be. The majority of people on this forum (me included) would only dream to have the amount of hair you got. 

I’m fortunate to have very dense hair naturally, this helps contribute to the appearance that I had a good result. Under light, it’s quite clear that the procedure wasn’t a total success. I agree that it’s not bad either, I just believe that everyone should have high expectations and strive for the best results possible. 

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1 hour ago, pkipling said:

I agree that your hair looks great. It may not be perfect, but it wasn't at all what I was expecting to see when reading about you getting a full refund for unsatisfactory results. Granted, I don't see the before photos, but for whatever it's worth, your hair seems to be in great shape. 

As to your initial question, this seems like it may be a question better suited for a dermatologist. I have a recurring itchy scalp as well, and while I can't say that it increased after my HT, I was able to find relief through occasional use of Nizoral shampoo and also a liquid/topical medicine for my scalp. Both of these have helped me tremendously in getting it under control.

I’ll check out Nizoral and see a dermatologist, thanks for the tips.

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On 3/21/2019 at 5:56 PM, Rdasilva604 said:

Here are some updated pics, nothing has changed since about 5.5 - 6 months. Let me be clear, I think Dr. Nader is extremely fair, professional, and nothing short of awesome to deal with. I really wish this worked out better for me, however; I did expect a better result and am disappointed. I definitely would like a second procedure and will be looking to head to Turkey when the time does come. I still have a slight itch/irritation in my donor area, although it healed very well and there is no visible marking. I wonder why this is? It’s extremely annoying, and makes me regret not going somewhere like Hasson & Wong and having it over with in one shot. I know people will object and say “dense packing in one session is rare” but to each their own. I don’t believe anyone should have low expectations, otherwise what’s the point? This is 13 months post-op, I hope this helps anyone debating a procedure. 

 

I took dry and wet photos within an hour of each other, it does really change the way the results look. 

 

 

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Damn I really wish my hair looked even half as good as yours does wet. I think you're chasing perfection my friend, that's a dangerous thing to do with any form of cosmetic surgery.


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I’m with you “Melvin”.  I’m sure others agree.  Be happy with your dense hair “Rdasilva”.....Most guys on this website would be thrilled with half your density.  Best of luck down the road.  


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