Biggest mistake of my life. I did a 4000 graft surgery with Dr Richard Keller. The hairline looks a little better and crown looks slightly better but I was expecting some real density difference and my density is still terrible (I'm a diffuse thinning NW2.5V). I also can't figure out where the hell the 12,000 hairs went - I see some of it in my hairline and some in crown, but I see nothing else
I would very very strongly recommend against hair transplants for most young men here. HTs are really only for people like Henry Cavill (the Superman guy) who has very good density in middle and crown but just has a receding hairline. If you have lost density in middle and crown, you're past the point of hope. Just shave your head, grow a beard and grow some muscles
Even worse now, I'll have to shave my head in 5-10 years and I'll have to deal with this scar. I really wish somebody would have talked me out of it - biggest waste of 14,000 dollars in my life. I could have taken that money and gone on 4 beautiful vacations with my girl. The worst aspect of this is that Dr Keller has taken pictures of me showing an unbelievable transformation and those pictures are a total crock. My density is still terrible but I suspect this is not just Dr Keller - this is an industry wide issue
How bad will this scar be when I shave my head? Should I buzz it with a 1 or razor shave it?
Your progress is looking really good too!
Yeah, I purchased and used the Avalon Organics Biotin Conditioner which is free of harsh chemicals....although lately I’ve purchased a saline spray for hair just to try and it also seems to be helping to naturally condition and moisturizer the hair and scalp without weighing it down too much like the conditioner (I used it on my hair in the most recent photos I posted for 11th month).
For those big hair fiber users out there, my surgeon mentioned that if using them, especially during the first year of regrowth, be sure to wash them out nightly. They’re so fine that they clog pores and can actually inhibit growth. Probably cause other issues as well if not washed out regularly.
I was a huge user of Toppik and colored sprays (hence the screen name) prior to my HT. With 20 minutes of prep time I could do a great job concealing, but always felt the more I used the more I lost. Especially with the sprays. Maybe it was all in my head, but now I’m just being cautious going forward, and if I use anything I will be shampooing it out soon after.