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Thanks for all the encouraging comments. This site was instrumental in helping me decide to move forward with the procedure as well as in selecting the right surgeon for me, so hopefully these posts are helping others as well. I’ll post a 9-month update around September 15. 

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On 8/22/2019 at 9:08 AM, transplantedphil said:

So @SprayPaintwhen do you start your new career as a hair model?

Keep getting better and better!

Very kind. Thank you  

I only hope that others receive the same satisfaction from their procedures as I have from mine. For years my daily routine consisted of literally spray painting my scalp with root concealer and then adding hair fibers all to create the illusion of a full head of hair. And I would constantly be concerned in rain, wind, or hot/humid conditions. To have all that behind me feels amazing. 

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2 hours ago, SprayPaint said:

Very kind. Thank you  

I only hope that others receive the same satisfaction from their procedures as I have from mine. For years my daily routine consisted of literally spray painting my scalp with root concealer and then adding hair fibers all to create the illusion of a full head of hair. And I would constantly be concerned in rain, wind, or hot/humid conditions. To have all that behind me feels amazing. 

I think the true goal of a hair transplant is not think about hair anymore ... sounds like you're already just enjoying it. Fucking win :)

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Could you share your progress in better lighting? If the camera is looking at bright light, as in your photos, it is going to make dark points darker giving a false impression. In-car photos are especially susceptible to this.

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Amazing-  the doctor really did a great job

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9 Month Update:

Hey Fellas. So tomorrow is the 9 month mark since the two day FUE procedure back in December.  As you can see below, difference is night and day. 

In response to some requests above I’ve taken several pictures in harsh lighting with wet hair straight out of the shower to really give you an unaided view.

First pic is pre-op. Photos numbered 1-8 were taken this morning under very harsh bathroom lights, with both wet and dry hair. Photos numbered 9-11 were taken in more realistic natural lighting. 

The only thing I’ve really noticed is that hair in my hands when shampooing is shedding at a pretty consistent rate. I think most of it is from the non-transplanted areas, but I have to wonder if I was responding better to the pill form of finestride than I am the topical. I’ve been on the topical form of finestride now for about two months, which corresponds with when the level of shedding increased. I may return to the pill after I’m done with this round of the topical. 

The transplanted hair consistency remains a bit curly, frizzy, and kinked, but as it gets longer it’s starting to lie better. I shampoo and condition it daily with a biotin-vitamin blend, which I think is still helping. 

I’m looking forward to the hair getting longer because it will require less product than I’m currently using to keep it styled. I can’t imagine the styling gunk helps the hair health, but without it right now the hair just gets to frizzy. I find it doesn’t get naturally oily like it used to if I don’t shampoo for several days. The hair just seems drier. Although as the hair gets longer it will naturally appear more thin, so there’s the trade off I guess.

All in all though, I’m still super pleased with the results and would do it again in a heartbeat. Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Cheers. 

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Amazing results!!!

The hairline looks natural and fan-fucking-tastic! Congrats man!

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1 hour ago, PlzRespond said:

@SprayPaint crazy result. Do you know what density was implanted (grafts/cm2)?

Thanks @PlzRespond. Dr Hasson did mention the density/measure, but it was said so quickly in the context of the initial discussion the morning of the procedure that I don’t recall the estimate. I do know that his goal was to pack as densely as possible given the thinness/fineness of my hair type.  I will inquire and post it to this feed when I hear back. 

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3 hours ago, SprayPaint said:

Thanks @PlzRespond. Dr Hasson did mention the density/measure, but it was said so quickly in the context of the initial discussion the morning of the procedure that I don’t recall the estimate. I do know that his goal was to pack as densely as possible given the thinness/fineness of my hair type.  I will inquire and post it to this feed when I hear back. 

Cool looking forward do it.

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one of my favourite threads, not just because its (already) a great result but i really love the hairline design.

I remember HnW Doug saying for finer hair they more densely pack, so its a great example for others about graft counts and artistry of the surgeon (and would also love to know the numbers as a matter of curiosity)

HnW really are fucking awesome

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Hey Fellas. 11 Month update below. 
Hair is starting to smooth out at bit. Getting less kinky and curly by the week, which is great because it’s becoming more manageable. Daily shampoo and conditioning with quality products seems to be helping in that regard as well. 
 

Overall the hairline is super strong. Hasson said the plan was to build a “wall of hair up front” and that’s exactly what he did. Given the extent of the pre-existing hair loss it’s still naturally a bit thinner behind that wall, but absent heavy studio-type lighting, you’d never know.  In one of the pics below I styled it so you can see where some of that thinness is, but one spritz of Toppik and its unnoticeable. 
 

This procedure has been a huge change in my life. With the exception of the first 3-4 ugly duckling months, not a day has since passed that I haven’t been so glad I made the decision to go to Hasson. 
 

Any questions, LMK.

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1 YEAR MARK

12 months ago today I was on a plane home from Dr Hasson’s clinic in Vancouver with a face swollen full of saline, and a scab covered head, wondering what the next few months would be like and how this would all turn out.

The first three months were definitely rough, but at month 4 things began to turn a corner, and from there it continued to improve. And looking back today it was certainly money well-spent and I’d recommend it to anyone who was in my position. 

if anyone ever has questions about the process I’d be happy to answer. I never would’ve selected Hasson or been as well prepared as I was mentally for the journey without the benefit of this site. So all I can offer to do is pay it forward to others. 
 

Thanks to all the guys on this site for their support along the way, and good luck to those if you beginning your own journey. 
 

*pics below were taken today at barber shop w pretty harsh lighting. no sprays, fibers, or fillers.

 

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