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Hi everyone

So last week I had my appointment to get 1200 grafts taken from the the back and sides, and added to the front. I indicated that I was happy to go over by 200, but not more for financial reasons. Dr Dorin, didn't think we'd need to go much over the initial 1200 we agreed upon back in December, but we managed to get 1387 in the end, which will hopefully give it that little more density. The team were great, very friendly and anything I needed they provided without question (blanket, socks, drinks etc.). When I arrived at 7:20am, they gave me a menu so I could choose my lunch, which was all comfort food and the burger I picked was perfect and just what I needed after sitting in the chair for 2/3 hours.

Before anything the Dr gave me 10ml valium just to take the edge off and I felt pretty drunk for the first couple of hours and wasn't the most steady on my feet when I needed the rest room. Unfortunately the valium made me a little sleepy, but I wasn't able to fall asleep, as I had to move my head from time to time for grafts to be extracted. The anesthesia was the most uncomfortable part, but really wasn't that bad... just a lot of it. The extraction was pretty straight forward and then when it came to the next phase, Dr Dorin made the holes with a nurse/tech counting until we reached 1387. One puncher was singular for the hairline and then he used another puncher that had 6 blades for the other areas of the head. Once all the holes had been made, I had two technicians (one with 15 years experience and the other with 30) on either side add the hairs and then for the final few grafts, maybe 400, another two technicians took over. 

Once it was complete, Dr Dorin came in and got the mirror out. I was a little shocked to be honest and got all hot and sweaty and had to sit down, as I thought I might pass-out. I knew it was going to look like it did, but I didn't think I was going to lose as much hair as I did and all I could keep thinking was 'shit, how am I going to style my hair from now until it's completely sorted. 

Well it is what it is and I know a year from now, if not sooner I will be over the moon with the outcome. 

If I remember correctly, think I had around 380 singles, 777 doubles and the rest were triples. 

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Work looks clean excited to follow your journey.

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Sounds like you had a rather typical experience.  Looking forward to hearing from you and seeing progress in the near future.  Happy growing...in 3-4 months.

I am an online representative for Carolina Hair Surgery & Dr. Mike Vories (Recommended on the Hair Transplant Network).

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So this is 20 weeks or 5 months and I feel I am only just starting to see hairs come through. No real improvement from how it was, but I understand it’s still pretty early and everyone is different. I do feel that one side is better than the other though, but again, will give it another month or two until I reach out to the Dr with any concerns.

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Looks really good. I appreciate how a conservative number of grafts were used given just how thick/dark your hair behind the hairline is. Good illusion of density. If you don't mind me asking how much were you charged per graft? Thanks.

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Looks like some new growth.  Keep growing and keep us informed with monthly progress reports.

I am an online representative for Carolina Hair Surgery & Dr. Mike Vories (Recommended on the Hair Transplant Network).

View John's before/after photos and videos:  http://www.MyFUEhairtransplant.com

You can email me at johncasper99@gmail.com

I am not a medical professional and my opinions should not be taken as medical advice.

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We're pulling for you to keep growing.  Looking forward to hearing from you later this month.

I am an online representative for Carolina Hair Surgery & Dr. Mike Vories (Recommended on the Hair Transplant Network).

View John's before/after photos and videos:  http://www.MyFUEhairtransplant.com

You can email me at johncasper99@gmail.com

I am not a medical professional and my opinions should not be taken as medical advice.

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I don’t think much has changed to be honest, but I think that’s because we literally look in the mirror many times a day, so tough to see minimal changes. I mentioned it before and I still think one side is better than the other, but hoping that changes eventually 

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