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5078 grafts FUE - 9/10th Jan 2020 - ASMED Dr. Koray Erdogan

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Hey Man,

Just saw this thread of yours, looks normal and good thus far, good luck and looking forward to your progress updates.

As for Biotin, you don’t really need a high mcg Biotin, I take one that’s 5,000mcg and that’s more than enough, I also use a Biotin shampoo but not sure it does much but works well.

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My shedding started at exactly the same time and continued for a month

But after the the second month it stopped completely :)

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On 2/7/2020 at 10:03 PM, LDN21 said:

I wasn't sure if it was ok to use clippers on the donor after 4 weeks? I was told it was after 3 months on donor and 6 months on recipient area for clippers, but everywhere else is fine with scissors. Is it ok to use clippers on donor area after 4 weeks? 

I was told that it was ok to shave the donor area after 1 month. The recipient area could be shaved after 5 months, but it was ok to use scissors before that.

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been hearing amazing things on erdogan. looks like a clean clinic with excellent results. keep it up

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7 hours ago, killa said:

been hearing amazing things on erdogan. looks like a clean clinic with excellent results. keep it up

Hey killa,

I hope that 🙂 Will see in a couple months.

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2 months post-op

Shedding phase still in progress 😔

Have had a lot of pimples on my donor area but it has decreased now with the use of Terramycin cream. 

Still using minoxidil foam, finasteride 1mg and taking biotin tablets daily.

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On 3/13/2020 at 12:41 PM, KM90 said:

2 months post-op

Shedding phase still in progress 😔

Have had a lot of pimples on my donor area but it has decreased now with the use of Terramycin cream. 

Still using minoxidil foam, finasteride 1mg and taking biotin tablets daily.

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Hey Km90,

Thank you for sharing your experience in such a clear and detailed way. How is evolving your 3 months post op by the way ? 

Kindly
 

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19 hours ago, Hitch said:

Hey Km90,

Thank you for sharing your experience in such a clear and detailed way. How is evolving your 3 months post op by the way ? 

Kindly
 

Thanks it's going well 😊 I will upload some photos shortly.

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18 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Thanks for posting your review, we’d love to see your updates 😃

Thanks for following 😊

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3 months post-op

Finally starting to see a little bit of growth in the frontal area 😁 

I have not cut my hair since around 1 month. The donor area looks a bit patchy on the sides which you can see on the last photos in better lighting. I hope it is just temporary. 

The vertex area has not started growing yet and I have got a lot of pimples there. I tried putting on some Terramycin lotion a few weeks back and might have seem a slight improvement but I didn't use it daily as I probably should so cannot evaluate if it actually helped or not. I will try it again and be more strict with the usage this time. 

Do you guys know if this is bad or if it is normal? If anyone has had it, did it go away by itself or did you use any medicine for it? 

I'm still using Minoxidil foam every evening before bed and I'm not sure if maybe that could cause the irritated skin on the vertex. 

I'm also still using the Proscar 1.25mg which ASMED gave me but I will soon switch to a Propecia equivalent (1 mg tablets) that I got prescribed here in Sweden.

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Looks like a success in the making.

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Do you guys know if this is bad or if it is normal? If anyone has had it, did it go away by itself or did you use any medicine for it? 

I belive this is perfectly normal. I had the exact same at around the same time, and it started subsiding after month 3-4, when the growth really started. I also tried some of the Terramycin stuff they provided - why not. No idea if it helped or if it just went away naturally.

The sides don't look bad at all. No one will ever notice. And i am pretty sure it will even out even more going forward.

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55 minutes ago, dokke said:

Looks like a success in the making.

I belive this is perfectly normal. I had the exact same at around the same time, and it started subsiding after month 3-4, when the growth really started. I also tried some of the Terramycin stuff they provided - why not. No idea if it helped or if it just went away naturally.

The sides don't look bad at all. No one will ever notice. And i am pretty sure it will even out even more going forward.

Thanks for your response, good to hear that. Did you also do your HT at Asmed?

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3 minutes ago, KM90 said:

Thanks for your response, good to hear that. Did you also do your HT at Asmed?

Yes, 5500 grafts in July 19. Really happy with the outcome so far.

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4 months post-op

The growth has increased a lot in the frontal area but the vertex is still lagging behind which I believe is fully normal at this stage. Overall I'm happy with this amount of growth at the 4 month mark but I'm a bit concerned about the donor area which is still a bit patchy. Not that I am concerned about my appearance as I don't think anyone would notice, but I'm rather thinking that if it will stay like this I would probably not consider another transplant in the future. However, it's still early in the process and I can just hope that it will even out in the coming months.

Regarding the pimples in the vertex, most of them disappeared by themselves so I didn't need to continue with any cream. I have now also switched to Finasteride Accord 1mg daily and will soon also switch from Minoxidil foam to liquid.

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Hi @KM90 - looks like you and I had our procedures on roughly the same day and have very similar profiles (similar grafts / similar locations).

Looking forward to following your progress and comparing. 

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Hey KM90! What a terrific result and you're only at the 4 month mark. Imagine the 14th month mark!!!!!! You actually have a perfect shaped head to shave if you never had surgery and you still have this option going down the SMP route. Any white donor dot scars can easily be eliminated with SMP. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your journey in the coming months. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

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Looking really good @Km90 ! 

Your middle has existing hair so it's difficult to really parse out the growth but I think the work done on your front already seems to be filling in. You're looking great for 4 months in my opinion.

Looking forward to following along.

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15 hours ago, HisHairness said:

Hi @KM90 - looks like you and I had our procedures on roughly the same day and have very similar profiles (similar grafts / similar locations).

Looking forward to following your progress and comparing. 

Hi @HisHairness - Yes you are right, congrats on your transplant! It will be interesting to follow your progresss and good luck with the growth!

 

15 hours ago, Gatsby said:

Hey KM90! What a terrific result and you're only at the 4 month mark. Imagine the 14th month mark!!!!!! You actually have a perfect shaped head to shave if you never had surgery and you still have this option going down the SMP route. Any white donor dot scars can easily be eliminated with SMP. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your journey in the coming months. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Thanks @Gatsby

Yeah I had actually never shaved my head since starting to get bald so I never considered it but hopefully I will not need it now :) 

 

1 hour ago, Hitch said:

Looking really good @Km90 ! 

Your middle has existing hair so it's difficult to really parse out the growth but I think the work done on your front already seems to be filling in. You're looking great for 4 months in my opinion.

Looking forward to following along.

Thanks @Hitch! 

Yes I did have some hair in the middle but I do notice the hair looks thicker and I cannot see through to the scalp as much as before, it could be the effects of Finasteride+Minoxidil but I've also seen some small hairs starting to grow in between. It's the back and crown area where I really hope I'll see some growth soon.

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On 5/13/2020 at 5:52 AM, Gatsby said:

Hey KM90! What a terrific result and you're only at the 4 month mark. Imagine the 14th month mark!!!!!! You actually have a perfect shaped head to shave if you never had surgery and you still have this option going down the SMP route. Any white donor dot scars can easily be eliminated with SMP. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your journey in the coming months. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Curious about the bolded. Can you please provide some photo evidence of this being true? I am very interested in doing it myself but I haven't found any good evidence so far.

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5 months post-op

I am happy with the growth in the frontal area and I can see new hairs starting to grow and density increasing. However the vertex area still has poor growth and it seems as many of the grafts have not grown yet. Attaching a photo here of a comparison against 11 days post-op before all grafts had shed. I'm not sure what to really expect at the 5 month mark. Sent some photos to the clinic and they said that it's normal at this stage and that I will see more growth in the vertex from month 8-9 to 12-13.

What do you guys think about the progress so far?

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Progress is looking good thus far at this stage, which is really the beginning of the new growth.

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Hey Km90,

I think that your progress is very good so far ( For 5 months ), and that you will experience future filling  in your Vertex Area which is known to have always a late growth, and is consuming large amounts of grafts due to limited blood circulation arriving over there compared to Frontline: it surely needs a second intervention if you seek perfection, as per most of cases that I followed: but personally, it will not bother me if the rest of the head is correctly filled.

More importantly, your donor had recovered very Well: on your Photos no one would expect that you had a HT.

Congrats and hope that your journey will be more and more successful.  Looking forward to your next months Progress ;).

Take care Comrade !!

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6 months post-op

So this is my 6 month update. It's been great improvement in density since month 5 and I'm getting a lot of compliments from family and friends 

The photos of the frontal area that I'll post here are taken in different lighting, both indoor and outdoor. It does actually look better and more dense in reality so I'm really happy with the growth. Also note that the hairs in the hairline are still a bit shorter than the native hair behind. Even the crown area which still lacks some density looks to have more coverage in reality and in optimal lighting than in the photos, even though I still hope for more improvement there. 

As for medications I am currently on Propecia 1mg daily and liquid minoxidil every evening.

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