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Dr. Pekiner Trip Report from June 2021


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Hi All,

Apologies for waiting so long to post after my hair transplant. I didn't want to provide a review prior to seeing my actual results. Its been approximately 4 1/2 months since I had a hair transplant with Dr. Pekiner and honestly it was probably the best purchase I've made in a long time. 

I had diffuse thinning in the mid-scalp and crown area. I have been on dutasteride for ~10 years and I've still been experiencing some hair loss but it was slowed dramatically. Over the pandemic it just seemed to get to a point where I felt I should do something about it. I have a list of Pros and Cons I made on my trip that I've got to find (there were some significant drawbacks to traveling abroad for a HT) but I wanted to post the actual photos of the results so far. I'm about 4 1/2 months in so there is still some growing left to happen, especially as this is the crown area procedure. But I must say, its really nice to wake up in the morning and not worry about my hair anymore. If anyone was considering it and has a similar hair loss pattern, go for it. It truly is life changing (my wife did not think I needed it, but after she saw the results she's pretty happy I went as well.)

I'll provide further comments on my experience when I get a chance, particularly about the things I really didn't like when I have a chance this weekend. Photos of Pre/post transplant and the current results below:


May 28th, 2021: 


June 7th, 2021: 


June 8th-10th 2021 (The Procedure): 


June 22nd, 2021: 


June 27th, 2021: 


July 13th, 2021: 



July 27th, 2021: 


August 3rd, 2021: 


August 15th, 2021: 


September 3rd, 2021: 


September 11th, 2021: 


September 17th, 2021: 


September 24th, 2021: 


October 4th, 2021: 


October 9th, 2021: 


October 15th, 2021: 


October 21, 2021: 


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7 hours ago, Curious25 said:

Looks great, well done - you have great hair calibre also. 

Dutasteride for 10 years ! Hows that been ? 

The dutasteride has been good overall. I responded really well in my mid 20s and had significant regrowth to the point where people couldn’t really tell I was losing my hair. I stopped taking it for about a year at the end of my 20s because we were trying for a kid and had significant hair loss; restarting helped but I probably never should have stopped. Hair loss was still progressive on dutasteride but it was very slow, I really didnt notice much loss until I hit around 34-35. I’m just really surprised by how well this HT is growing in. There were alot of things I didn’t like about going to Turkey and having this done; but I can’t really fault the results. I made a list when I was in Turkey; I’ll try and post a much more thorough review over the weekend if I can get to it.


Attached are another couple of photos from this evening. I tried to get a more top view of my hair with the flash on. I think the fact that it grows forward helps coverage, but it looks really nice from the front too which i’m happy about. Overall I’m really glad I went. If it is gonna get thicker than this then I’ll be good for a while I think.


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On 12/3/2021 at 7:21 PM, vanilia said:

One question. I see this doctor is doing transplant not in one day, but 2 or 3. Does this mean you get every day same amount of those horrible injections before OP?

I would like to know this as well! 

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On 12/3/2021 at 7:21 PM, vanilia said:

One question. I see this doctor is doing transplant not in one day, but 2 or 3. Does this mean you get every day same amount of those horrible injections before OP?

Yes, the injections were painful and it took 3 days. He said he was happy to work with me because I didn’t complain much (high pain threshold); but really that must mean others complain. I’m not at all surprised given how they felt.

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On 1/14/2022 at 3:27 PM, J.A.C said:

@AthensrBe nice to have a update on this 👍🏽 Hope all is well 👌

I need a haircut and then I’ll take some photos. I never really had a chance to provide an update with all the cons. I’m still really happy I went though if you are looking for the short answer.

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