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Got this done yesterday in a haste from a no-name cheap clinic in India, and immediately regretted it as it was not dense and hairline looks artificial.

 I am unable to sleep at night. 

Is it possible to undo the transplant? It was only done yesterday.. 

Please Help!!!

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There’s no such thing as undoing a hair transplant. You will be left with scars, depending on how deep they inserted the grafts. You may get pitting. Best to stay calm and see how the results pan out.

Out of curiosity, I had to count the grafts. I had to assume some grafts because of the blood clots so it's not perfect. And I only counted one side of the head. This will give you a better idea of ho

Did Eugenix reply? The first thing to do is try and assess your options. Having a plan in place will help you feel more in control. Asking for support from your loved ones is also good idea (I re

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theoretically yes. it takes 3 days for the grafts to anchor themselves so if youre able to contact a clinic they might be able to help you

as youre in India maybe contact Eugenix immediately and get their input

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1 minute ago, qui bono said:

theoretically yes. it takes 3 days for the grafts to anchor themselves so if youre able to contact a clinic they might be able to help you

as youre in India maybe contact Eugenix immediately and get their input

Yes I contacted them now on whatsapp, waiting for their input.. as it's night time here. How common and or risky is it tp undo a hair transplant? That too, this soon after procedure? What would be the best method  - laser / unplucking / other?

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There’s no such thing as undoing a hair transplant. You will be left with scars, depending on how deep they inserted the grafts. You may get pitting. Best to stay calm and see how the results pan out. You may be satisfied. Making an impulsive decision got you in this position. Making another impulsive decision can get you worse. 

Read this article by @Bernstein Medical

https://www.bernsteinmedical.com/answers/hair-transplant-reversal-vs-repair/

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Do you care about saving the hairs? as in moving them back to the donor, or do you just want them removed?  Agree you'd be better off waiting on the results. Then go to a reputable clinic to add more density if needed and modify your hairline enough to meet your expectations.

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4 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

There’s no such thing as undoing a hair transplant. You will be left with scars, depending on how deep they inserted the grafts. You may get pitting. Best to stay calm and see how the results pan out. You may be satisfied. Making an impulsive decision got you in this position. Making another impulsive decision can get you worse. 

Read this article by @Bernstein Medical

https://www.bernsteinmedical.com/answers/hair-transplant-reversal-vs-repair/

But isn't it easier to get out of a bad transplant if grafts are less than 3 days old? I am unable to sleep at night. The grafts are way less dense.. what to do in this case? Can I shave the transplanted hair ? 

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1 minute ago, ciaus said:

Do you care about saving the hairs? as in moving them back to the donor, or do you just want them removed?  Agree you'd be better off waiting on the results. Then go to a reputable clinic to add more density if needed and modify your hairline enough to meet your expectations.

I don;t really care about saving the hair.. at this point I just want the hair removed and get my original hairline back.. and i am not going to get another HT ever again. I am done with this already.. 

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6 minutes ago, ronyrockford said:

Yes I contacted them now on whatsapp, waiting for their input.. as it's night time here. How common and or risky is it tp undo a hair transplant? That too, this soon after procedure? What would be the best method  - laser / unplucking / other?

I with I could help you and tell you more about your options in practice, but I think contacting Eugenix and letting them advise you is probably youre best bet.

Its not that common to undo it (ive only seen one thread about this in the 3 years ive been on the forum) but given your grafts have only been transplanted and surgeons are sometimes happy to perform "tweaks" after an operation it might theoretically be possible". I dont want to give you any false hope and im not sure of the risks at this stage.

If you allow the transplanted hair to go through it cycles, then you have a few options. You could try re-transplanting the grafts once the growth comes in with a surgeon you trust (i.e. save the grafts), but youre risking scarring and a higher transection rate due to the varying angles/depth of the incisions made by the clinic that you went to before. You could remove the grafts via laser or plucking. Or if the transplant isnt that bad, you could transplant hairs around it and try and fix it in the future if it docent look natural

 

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2 minutes ago, qui bono said:

I with I could help you and tell you more about your options in practice, but I think contacting Eugenix and letting them advise you is probably youre best bet.

Its not that common to undo it (ive only seen one thread about this in the 3 years ive been on the forum) but given your grafts have only been transplanted and surgeons are sometimes happy to perform "tweaks" after an operation it might theoretically be possible". I dont want to give you any false hope and im not sure of the risks at this stage.

If you allow the transplanted hair to go through it cycles, then you have a few options. You could try re-transplanting the grafts once the growth comes in with a surgeon you trust (i.e. save the grafts), but youre risking scarring and a higher transection rate due to the varying angles/depth of the incisions made by the clinic that you went to before. You could remove the grafts via laser or plucking. Or if the transplant isnt that bad, you could transplant hairs around it and try and fix it in the future if it docent look natural

 

got it.. is eugenix someone I can trust blindly for advice and to do their job? 

also, what's your personal opinion on the grafts and hairline..?

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Eugenix world class, and the best clinic Ive seen in India. I think they are your best bet to give you proper advice on your current situation (im not a doc just some guy on a forum)

How many grafts was it?

My own opinion on the hairline is that it isnt horrible. The grafts look they re spaced out a little too much so there will probably be a density issue - but this could be overcome if you grew your hair long and wore it down in the future, or even started using a concealer. Adding grafts in the future with someone like Eugenix would probably get you to a great end result, as removing hairs from the hairline is pretty risky - its the last place you want any scarring.

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24 minutes ago, ronyrockford said:

But isn't it easier to get out of a bad transplant if grafts are less than 3 days old? I am unable to sleep at night. The grafts are way less dense.. what to do in this case? Can I shave the transplanted hair ? 

It could end up with real bad scarring. You don’t want pits on your forehead.

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It could end up with real bad scarring. You don’t want pits on your forehead.

Yeah scarring would be the major concern at this stage. Im not sure I would risk it.

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Removing fresh transplants will likely involve scarring and costly.  Better to let them settle in and have a good post op care ie. Baby shampoo, aloe vera, etc.  Density does look thin which could be addressed in the future with medication, topical creams, concealers, touch up procedure.  It’s going to take 1 year for results so need to be patient.  

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3 minutes ago, qui bono said:

Yeah scarring would be the major concern at this stage. Im not sure I would risk it.

Especially if the clinic isn’t that good. The sites look at least 1mm in size. Refined slits are 0.7mm the difference in scarring is pretty substantial.

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Neil Verma said:

Removing fresh transplants will likely involve scarring and costly.  Better to let them settle in and have a good post op care ie. Baby shampoo, aloe vera, etc.  Density does look thin which could be addressed in the future with medication, topical creams, concealers, touch up procedure.  It’s going to take 1 year for results so need to be patient.  

ohh boy.. i am already depressed as hell. one year is too long of a wait at this point for me.. do you think touch up procedure will completely cure this botched transplant? if so, how soon can i go for the touch up procedure? 

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I think your situation is salvageable and I dont think youre completely botched or anything - the result just might not be dense enough and will require some further work. I think the hardest thing for you will be the waiting.

Clinics say 1 year to assess the growth, but if youre able to get properly evaluated now 6 months would be the minimum. Hopefully Eugenix will reply soon and take you through your options. 

I was in a similar situation and for me it was the waiting that was the hardest. I was so depressed about it but once I grew my hair long I was able to hide everything. You have minimal hair loss so I think you have lots of options. Hang in there.

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Don't do anything rash. You're going to be able to cover up this area completely pretty quickly with your natural hair. From there you can get in contact with actual world-class clinics to either repair or add density to make it look natural. As long as the hair you just got transplanted is growing the correct direction I don't think it will be too difficult to add more natural density. 

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2 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Making an impulsive decision got you in this position. Making another impulsive decision can get you worse. 

This!

You rushed into sth and now you want to take the similar approach to reverse it. This is wrong, period. You have to be patient, many people are nervous at this stage (buyers remorse), but there is nth you can do NOW. Assess again in 6-8 month. To give a proper feedback better pictures showing the facial proportion are required anyway (frontal, profile).

So far you only made a small mistake which is correctable, if you add another rushed mistake on top, it may be irreversible. 

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Guys I want to thank you for your help and support. But I am having panic attacks left and right. I am looking to get married soon and this disaster has struck me and left me extremely vulnerable. I am unable to sleep at night and concentrate on my work/ job hunt. I even told my parents about it and they're worried as well seeing me in such a depressed state. I cannot share this with my fiends either as I know I would be ridiculed behind my back for doing something as stupid as this. I'm crying alone, feeling shame, guilt and disillusioned after being scammed 😭😭

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Did Eugenix reply? The first thing to do is try and assess your options. Having a plan in place will help you feel more in control.

Asking for support from your loved ones is also good idea (I regret not telling at least one friend about what I went through because it only made things harder to accept). if they are really your friends they will care about you. Theres no shame in wanting to look better, the only shame is how some clinics are willing to leave a patient.

IMO I dont think youre results will be too bad - the major issue will be that it likely won't be dense enough and possibly require further work in the future. If you can accept that it will help. 

Keep growing your hair from now as it will likely cover any issues. You will be going into a stage called the ugly duckling stage soon which was inevitable, and its a time where things look bad generally. By the time the growth comes in a few months time hopefully your native hair will be long enough to start covering things. By that time wearing your hair down and using concealers will hopefully do a better job

Talk to a psychologist if you can. Theres no need to suffer or blame yourself. If youre having panic attacks you should try and get them under control, as the stress is only causing you unnecessary pain. 

A lot of us are repair patients here and know what youre experiencing, so hang in there. And Ill repeat I dont think this will be truly terrible, it will just require further work. The hardest part of all of this is accepting what has happened, trying to be patient, and seeing how the results turn out. Once you understand that you'll know what to do next.

Feel free to PM me if you want

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13 minutes ago, qui bono said:

Did Eugenix reply? The first thing to do is try and assess your options. Having a plan in place will help you feel more in control.

Asking for support from your loved ones is also good idea (I regret not telling at least one friend about what I went through because it only made things harder to accept). if they are really your friends they will care about you. Theres no shame in wanting to look better, the only shame is how some clinics are willing to leave a patient.

IMO I dont think youre results will be too bad - the major issue will be that it likely won't be dense enough and possibly require further work in the future. If you can accept that it will help. 

Keep growing your hair from now as it will likely cover any issues. You will be going into a stage called the ugly duckling stage soon which was inevitable, and its a time where things look bad generally. By the time the growth comes in a few months time hopefully your native hair will be long enough to start covering things. By that time wearing your hair down and using concealers will hopefully do a better job

Talk to a psychologist if you can. Theres no need to suffer or blame yourself. If youre having panic attacks you should try and get them under control, as the stress is only causing you unnecessary pain. 

A lot of us are repair patients here and know what youre experiencing, so hang in there. And Ill repeat I dont think this will be truly terrible, it will just require further work. The hardest part of all of this is accepting what has happened, trying to be patient, and seeing how the results turn out. Once you understand that you'll know what to do next.

Feel free to PM me if you want

Thank you for support. It's indeed a thought time for me. Eugenix did reply back on Whatsapp asking for answers to standard questions about my history etc. I'm still waiting to talk to a human from eugenix.. Maybe I'll try calling them instead.  Another thing is I am travelling to the US tomorrow so I would also like to know if US as any similar clinics world class clinics like eugenix to do a corrective procedure? I can always fly to India for this procedure if their is a substantial cost difference

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Try calling them, or message them here @Abhinay Singh . Although if you are already leaving India you might not get time to see them in person.

There are a lot of clinics in the US you could go to, but its a bit more expensive than India. Konior, Shapiro, Cooley, Bloxham, Gabel, True & Dorin, Wesley. Hasson & Wong in Canada. There are A LOT of options.

My best guess Is most clinics wouldnt actually attempt to correct anything (ie they wouldnt remove any hairs), but rather add more density to the hairline to hide any issues. As ive said before I dont think this will be truly horrible, and if you choose your next clinic wisely you could still end up with a great result.

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4 hours ago, qui bono said:

Did Eugenix reply? The first thing to do is try and assess your options. Having a plan in place will help you feel more in control.

Asking for support from your loved ones is also good idea (I regret not telling at least one friend about what I went through because it only made things harder to accept). if they are really your friends they will care about you. Theres no shame in wanting to look better, the only shame is how some clinics are willing to leave a patient.

IMO I dont think youre results will be too bad - the major issue will be that it likely won't be dense enough and possibly require further work in the future. If you can accept that it will help. 

Keep growing your hair from now as it will likely cover any issues. You will be going into a stage called the ugly duckling stage soon which was inevitable, and its a time where things look bad generally. By the time the growth comes in a few months time hopefully your native hair will be long enough to start covering things. By that time wearing your hair down and using concealers will hopefully do a better job

Talk to a psychologist if you can. Theres no need to suffer or blame yourself. If youre having panic attacks you should try and get them under control, as the stress is only causing you unnecessary pain. 

A lot of us are repair patients here and know what youre experiencing, so hang in there. And Ill repeat I dont think this will be truly terrible, it will just require further work. The hardest part of all of this is accepting what has happened, trying to be patient, and seeing how the results turn out. Once you understand that you'll know what to do next.

Feel free to PM me if you want

Thank you, a Counselor from eugenix just sent a voice message saying they don't touch procedures that were done a few days back. I'm waiting to have a call with him. 

Regarding the ugly duckling phase, which # Month does it begin and which month does it end? 

Another concern was, I usually comb my hair backwards, will I be able to continue doing the same? I'm thinking of applying fiber concealer to give appearance of fullness. Will this work? 

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the ugly duckling stage is from when you shed the transplanted hair (2 weeks to 1 month) to when the transplanted hairs start growing back. it can be different for everyone. some guys experience shock loss so it makes them look worse from when they started, lighter skinned guys have a really bad redness (its the blood under the skin responding to the grafts), and then there are some guys that dont shed the grafts at all (lucky!). things generally return to normal around month 4. but again its different for everyone and you might not notice it.

you'll need some hair for fibres to work, so you can either try growing your hair long from now on and then when the transplanted hair starts coming in experiment with fibres and combing it forward to cover the hairline. I was in a very similar situation and I found it looked actually bad trying to keep it short and applying fibres, but as soon as I let it grow for a few months I eventually stopped using fibres altogether as the two areas blended together nicely (when it was around 8cm long).

as this is an emotional time you'll start to notice things more and its very easy to become obsessed with things. if I can give you any advice its try not to be ...  most people are generally too obsessed with themselves to notice your hair. And as ive said before wait to see how the results turn out, and then take things from there. it doesnt look like ultra refined work that most people would hope for, but it also doesnt look like you were disfigured or anything. you have options.

do you know how many grafts were transplanted?

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25 minutes ago, qui bono said:

the ugly duckling stage is from when you shed the transplanted hair (2 weeks to 1 month) to when the transplanted hairs start growing back. it can be different for everyone. some guys experience shock loss so it makes them look worse from when they started, lighter skinned guys have a really bad redness (its the blood under the skin responding to the grafts), and then there are some guys that dont shed the grafts at all (lucky!). things generally return to normal around month 4. but again its different for everyone and you might not notice it.

you'll need some hair for fibres to work, so you can either try growing your hair long from now on and then when the transplanted hair starts coming in experiment with fibres and combing it forward to cover the hairline. I was in a very similar situation and I found it looked actually bad trying to keep it short and applying fibres, but as soon as I let it grow for a few months I eventually stopped using fibres altogether as the two areas blended together nicely (when it was around 8cm long).

as this is an emotional time you'll start to notice things more and its very easy to become obsessed with things. if I can give you any advice its try not to be ...  most people are generally too obsessed with themselves to notice your hair. And as ive said before wait to see how the results turn out, and then take things from there. it doesnt look like ultra refined work that most people would hope for, but it also doesnt look like you were disfigured or anything. you have options.

do you know how many grafts were transplanted?

When I asked the guy afterwards how many grafts, he said 1800. When I told him that the density is very less, he back tracked and said even though he only did 600 grafts, it will work as he has implanted 2s and 3s so the total follicles is 1800. He was talking as if I didn't know the difference between grafts and follicles. How many grafts do you think it is looking at the area? is it closer to 1800 or 600? I think it's 600.

Anyways this whole experience has been traumatizing for me. I cannot believe I did something as stupid as this without researching anything. I've been in a disturbed state of mind for last few weeks which led me to such a rash decision. I am literally playing with my health and face here. I don't normally act compulsively and have no experience dealing with such situations. You've been a great help in this crisis.

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