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Overall I should be very pleased with the results after 4 months and 25 days. But I am worried about a small patch on my hairline, I am really obsessed with it. I am staring it all the time, taking photo's, ask my girlfriend about it etc. etc.. I should be happy with my results (get a lot of compliments), but at this moment I am not, just of this.

There is one patch in my hairline which should contain 2-3 grafts which haven't popped (yet?), and there were two short hairs in my skin. They were shedded because I just took them out of my skin without any resistance (photo is before).

Do you think I just could have a delayed growth in this area, thus expect growth later on? Or do I have to expect this grafts to be dead? And if I found these maybe there are many more 'dead grafts'.

In my opinion I haven't got any more popped grafts between month 4-5.

This is now, with flash (5 months post-op)

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4 months comparison 

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At 5 months only about 50% of the grafts have popped through the scalp. So they still have plenty of time in your case. Looking at your pics you seem to have a very good result for this early stage. 

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Watch this 

 

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Thanks @Melvin-Moderator, great info! Correct me if I am wrong, the examples in your video looks more like maturation than newly popped grafts..? In my case it looks like, some grafts just didn't pop. What do you think of my progress so far?

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54 minutes ago, alex1985 said:

Thanks @Melvin-Moderator, great info! Correct me if I am wrong, the examples in your video looks more like maturation than newly popped grafts..? In my case it looks like, some grafts just didn't pop. What do you think of my progress so far?

Nope, did you see the whole video? The second example I gave was of @Cahustler who didn’t have much growth at all at 5 months.

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Lol don't stress, your hair looks great even this early on. In the case that small section you pointed out doesn't end up growing its not a big problem to get it touched up with a few grafts. But imo you're in a good position and will get a great result. Relax and enjoy  

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It's coming along great. You can't worry about where every hair should be placed or should be growing from. You have to look at the overall picture.

 

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The regrowth occurs intermittently and this is why it takes a good solid 12 months to judge the growth of the grafts.

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It helped I started finasteride at 19 years old. I am 36 now. 

Thanks guys, your postive feedback is really encouraging, I am over critical (litterly searching for every little flaw). 

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My word, I must know a thousand guys who would die for that massive head of hair...how do you improve on that result?

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Really good result overall! For the small section without hair, honestly maybe the doc or tech made an error of some kind, or didn't put enough grafts in. But as you experienced firsthand, even great HT's are not 100% perfect. 

 

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On 5/1/2021 at 3:38 PM, alex1985 said:

And this is with wet hair:

 

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I don’t see any patches. You have amazing hair my friend, you look like bluuman on YouTube, which is a hair model. So, yea that says it all lol.

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On 5/1/2021 at 3:36 PM, alex1985 said:

Well that patch didn't grow, but overall pleased with the results:

 

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 you’ve made it 

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Quite a resemblance!

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