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Anyone feeling depressed during their "ugly duckling" phase?

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I'm at about 2.5 months post 2750 FUE and despite thinking that I am experiencing expedited growth due to my age (25) I am feeling somewhat depressed

Not sure how long this stage should last but personally it is somewhat sad to see myself worse than before the procedure (Norwood 2-3)

I have no doubt in the clinic but it is the time which sucks

There's a lot of things to worry about in life and despite being informed that the hair needs plenty of time to grow out it is still somewhat unappealing to be waiting so long for it to come back

Just sucks that the life is somewhat short and a substantial amount of it is now just a waiting game stopping myself from certain pleasures

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Everyone who’s undergone an HT procedure has likely felt the same, and time will start moving fast before you know it.

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Yeah this hair stuff is a long term game though, so try and focus on eventually not having to care anymore once the (hopefully good) results come in.

I admittedly tossed my cookies around the same stage as you, but it wasnt impatience but more doubt as to whether this was all worth it. We've all gone through what youve going through, so just try and stick it out and keep us updated :)

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By 2.5 months you should be able to mask it with Toppik. Try that out if you haven't already.

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I will be about to go through the ugly duckling phase myself soon enough.

Its a short term pain , for a long term gain. 

Try to think of yourself a few months down the line. It wont be long coming round.

Wearing a hat whenever you can would disguise it .

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The ugly duckling phase sucks. Stay patient, forget about looking or checking on your progress every day. Try to gauge progress monthly. This will help your mental state.


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1 minute ago, duchaine said:

If I do not shave my head for HT, does it help for the ugly suckling phase?
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Not really. I made a video on how to deal with the ugly duckling phase check it out. Shaving helps with ensuring the surgeon has an easy time performing the procedure. 

 


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It can be a tough time no doubt about it, but I just kept reminding myself that each day it was getting better and one day closer to the final result. You just have to try not to fixate on it, park it to one side and get on with the day to day stuff. 


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Thanks all for support. I guess this is why we are here and some stay here for longer because such a procedure can truly be life changing

Funnily enough I stopped checking the growth progress on a daily basis, just continuing the necessary maintenance. Like someone mentioned, maybe this is not depression but rather the impatience to see the final result. Oh well, seems like this feeling of mystery will only allow us to appreciate it more

Finally I guess it's important to note, only go with reputable clinics so that all the time waiting will not be for nothing

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