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#2 Hair transplant - 3200 grafts FUE

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Hey All,

I decided to take the plunge 16 days ago and received a second hair transplant. After my first hair transplant of 2300 grafts I had massive hair regrowth. This was probably due to the combination of the first transplant and the regime (minoxidil & foligain tabs) that I was using. When I quit the minoxidil due to skin irritation, I lost a lot of ground.

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I uploaded a pic of how my hair looked pre-operation (almost all native hair was gone - and I was left with the transplanted hair from the first operation). With hair fibers i could still make it look good - however I didn't want to be dependent on these fibers.

So 16 days ago I received 3200 grafts over the course of 2-days at the same hair transplant clinic as for the first hair transplant. We started in the morning with an intake in which we discussed the areas where the grafts would be inserted. We came to the conclusion that the balding area is large (NW-6 pattern) and we decided to emphasize the front and middle, with some grafts placed on the first part of the crown. It is impossible to cover the whole balding area, as this would be low density all over. A lot of scabs with hairs have already fallen by now, but I really like the density how it looks now. Furthermore I restarted minoxidil, foligain tabs and regenepure shampoo (I will use this after 1 month - until the skin is fully recovered). I will try to avoid skin irritation by minoxidil using a neutral shampoo and skin creme. 

The operation went very well. The team and I were very happy to find out that I had a lot more 2s than 1s hairs in the grafts (more than last transplantation). Furthermore, I am lucky to have thick wavy hair. My donor is also very nicely recovering (it's still a bit thin, altough not unexpected as in total 5500 grafts were extracted from the area). Many hairs and scabs have already fallen, so now my long watch begins :) 

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You know what to expect since this is your second surgery.  I too had a second surgery 2 years after the first to thicken the frontal area.  I too was a Norwood VI.  You can see my second surgery photos at my website (below).  Good luck and keep us posted with your progress.


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Wow dude I remember your thread vividly like it was yesterday. Hard to believe it has already been 4 years. You're what like 27 now? I remember your hair grew like wild fire. I have a couple of questions. You said you noticed accelerated hair loss after switching from liquid minoxidil to foam is that right? 


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@ JohnCasper: Thank you! I will keep you guys posted!

@ Melvin: Yeah time flies man, 27 indeed! My hair and myself have been through quite a rollercoaster :D. Once I noticed the skin-irritation I switched to a minoxidil foam without the ppg. A few months in I noticed the loss of hairs which did not seem to came back (I have to add that i also dropped the foligain tabs due to financial reasons). Furthermore, it got quite hard to order minoxidil (as it became illegal in my country to buy it), so i tried to get it second hand on sites like ebay (which came with the risk of not knowing if they had actual minoxidil in there, as often the lid was already broken). So I decided to just leave it as it is and 'accepted' my hair loss for the time being. 

I think this really shows the effect that minoxidil (and maybe some synergism with the foligain tabs) had on my hair. I guess because I lost so much hair in a diffuse pattern, minoxidil greatly enhanced the miniaturizing hair in conjunction with the strong new hairs from the hair transplant.

Luckely I found a good seller and bought 30 months supply of liquid minoxidil (sealed and all) just in case. I hope that this time it will not cause skin irritiation as I try to moisturise my scalp with cremes and neutral shampoo. I hope that with this regime I can maintain and maybe grow back some native hair. Altough I hope that the hair transplant will be enough, even when minoxidil stops working, to enhance my looks and appears natural.

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Its been almost 2 months now since the hair transplant and here is an update.

I noticed that my hair is getting thicker by the day (I think my regime of minox, foligain and regenepure keto shampoo is working again).

 

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Hello guys!

Its been 4 months now since I underwent the hair transplant and would like to share the recent status.

The hair is thickening nicely (especially in the front) and I'm already very happy. I hope that the hair will continue to thicken also more towards the crown.

The last photo is just after I washed my hair, here you can nicely see how far they went with the implanting of the grafts.

Cheers!

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@harry_potter1 Thank you for your nice comments!

A quick update as i'm nearing the 5 month mark (next week). Its getting better and better, and i'm already very happy. Lets hope the middle part and beginning of the crown will also thicken a bit more.

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Dear All,

Its now 6 months. Not much has changed from last month, although I don't know if i can expect much more. By any means i'm very happy with the results so far. 

I Also attached some pictures of the donor area and crown. Even though only a part of the crown was treated, it is still a very large area which is bald and is dropping down (see pictures). Maybe at some point in future, if donor allows and future baldness allows, i would like to do another treatment in combination with beard hair (as i have a thick and dense beard). However, before i venture into this I would like to perform a microscopic evaluation of my donor area, and if, for example the lateral humps already show miniaturization, i will have to take this into account to save grafts for repair. 

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Looking great. I would use beard hair on the crown. Have you tried concealers? 

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@morgulsbladeI was you, on the vertex I would try the treatment with the Microdeeling  for a few months.

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Wow you always grow very well man, I’m in a similar situation with the crown. I am going the microneedling route as @Egy mentioned. Check out @duchaine and @CosmoKramer for their residents very impressive. 


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I have been using it for about a month, on alternate days, after 6 months I will give my impressions.

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2 hours ago, Egy said:

I have been using it for about a month, on alternate days, after 6 months I will give my impressions.

Too much, my friend!

dr is based on gas theory. If you use it too much, it can br harmful 

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@duchaine but I am not experiencing side effects, that is, my scalp has already healed the day after the treatment, but if you tell me that I have to use it less, I will do it, in your opinion what is the correct frequency?

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On 3/17/2020 at 8:12 PM, Egy said:

@duchaine but I am not experiencing side effects, that is, my scalp has already healed the day after the treatment, but if you tell me that I have to use it less, I will do it, in your opinion what is the correct frequency?

I studied all the papers on this topic.

all the studies used dr 1 time every 7/10 days.

Having dr more frequently can he better? Can be worse? Who knows?

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4 minutes ago, duchaine said:

Having dr more frequently can he better? Can be worse? Who knows?

I follow

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Thank you so much for your comments guys :) 

@watterot: I tried concealers, but unfortunately the crown is to far gone for the fibers to attach. It looks like dark stains on my head. 

@Egy & Melvin: Thank you! Also for the links. I will read up into microneedling and try it out.

Cheers!

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Thanks again guys! 
I read into microneedling, and bought a dr.pen dermapen. I just tried it on my crown with 2x horizontal lines and 2x vertical lines. I started with 0.5mm which i didn't feel and changed it to 1mm which did quite hurt (the scalp is also red (not bloody). Next time I will try 1.25mm :D. I want to do it 1x a week, and after 24hours start with 2x minoxidil daily again.

Cheers, I will keep you boyz posted!

 

 

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Nice man, 

open up a thread when you start


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44 minutes ago, morgulsblade said:

Thanks again guys! 
I read into microneedling, and bought a dr.pen dermapen. I just tried it on my crown with 2x horizontal lines and 2x vertical lines. I started with 0.5mm which i didn't feel and changed it to 1mm which did quite hurt (the scalp is also red (not bloody). Next time I will try 1.25mm :D. I want to do it 1x a week, and after 24hours start with 2x minoxidil daily again.

Cheers, I will keep you boyz posted!

@morgulsblade excellent strategy, me too, following the advice of the friend @duchaine I reduced the treatment to 1 time per week with a 1.25 dermaroller and I put minoxidil only after 24 hours because the skin is very red.  We'll see 🤞

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