Bald Truth Talk - Hair Loss, Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration Community  

Go Back   Bald Truth Talk - Hair Loss, Hair Transplant and Hair Restoration Community > Surgical Hair Restoration > Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
kd
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sydney
Posts: 75
Default A day in the life of FUE Hair Transplant with Dr Woods – 1 Week.

As I look into the mirror I smile. I smile because I decided to try and beat my hair loss. This "disease" has caused me a lot of pain, a lot of hardship and has affected my life in so many ways. However, after years of trying the FDA approved drugs I decided to go get a hair transplant. It is a tough choice because like any cosmetic procedure your worried someone is going to get found out, or you fear what could happen if it turns out wrong, or even worse you delay it because you do not believe you can find the time. A FUE hair transplant, or any HT, is not for everyone, especially anyone under 25, but action is the biggest step to solving any dilemma. I do not want to come off like some guru, which I am not, but if you do nothing about your hair lose you can not expect some miracle to occur. I have taken a step forward, and I am hoping like all of us when it comes to HT that is pays off...fingers crossed!

After one week, I wish I didnt miss my first procedure, because it is just a hassle to get the time off work again. However, there is really nothing I can do about it, but an extra 500 grafts would of been very nice to add to the 500 grafts I have now.

Last night I washed my hair with baby shampoo (both donor & recipient area). I saw little hairs fall out, as expected, not that many but when your looking in the bath tub to look for hair falling out your going to see what your looking for.

One of the hardest things I am finding is the waiting to see what happens with your hair, I tend to look at it in the mirror which is pointless because I will only really be at the 4-6 month stage see whether my results will be evident. I am trying to learn patience!!!

As for my results, lets discuss;

Swelling: Swelling left at day 6. There was no pain associated with this swelling, it is the fluid from the antithetic releasing itself from my head. Nevertheless, looked like a had a couple of hits by Mike Tyson at points.

Work: I was working from home after day 3.
Pain: I took no pain killers other then on the day of the surgery.

Washing: I have washed my hair gentle twice with baby shampoo, once at day 4 and again day 7. When I mean gentle I mean with a tub of hot water, didnt use the shower, used my finger tips and pat dried the hair. Doctors orders.

Itchness:Itchness has been mild, but mild is still annoying. For itcheness I would either use a fan against my scalp, scratch an area of my head had not been affected by the transplant (this surprisingly worked for me), gentle touch your hair with your finger tips, or just do something else to forget about it.

Extras: Have taken a lot of rest, drank plenty of fluid and took my vitamins. I have watched a ton of movies!!!!

Donor: It is hardly noticeable at this point. Once the scabs fall off it will be hard to notice anything (Quote from my parents)

Recipient Area: Scabs are coming off naturally. A little itchy but there seems to be no signs of redness under/between the scabs.
overall things are good. Feeling good after so much rest.

Now, I know its just a waiting game till I get the next 500 grafts and for my hair to grow. Can not win them all!

-------------------------------------------------
Please Read
Notice: I am planning on making a little doco about this but I want to know if you would think it would be helpful. Go to my blog, by going to my profile page and vote (no sign in's just press a button and thats it)
-------------------------------------------------
Pre Shampoo - Recipient


Post Shampoo - Recipient


Pre Shampoo - Donor


Post Shampoo - Donor
kd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Day in the Life of FUE Hair Transplant with Dr Wood – Day 3 & 4 - 500 grafts kd Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic 2 04-09-2012 03:43 AM
A Day in The life of FUE Hair Transplant with Dr Wood kd Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic 2 04-05-2012 03:35 PM
My first FUE Transplant in 7 days. Dr Woods kd Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story 6 04-02-2012 02:47 AM
Do I have to take propecia for life after a hair transplant? Delphi Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic 5 03-24-2009 03:52 PM

» The Bald Truth
» Recent Threads
New Guy, Receding Hair Line
04-10-2014 12:13 PM
by av8tor
Last post by Artista
Today 09:56 PM
Sponsoring somebody to go to WCHR 2014
03-16-2014 07:36 AM
by Arashi
Last post by deuce
Today 08:22 PM
» Newest Videos

Update On Hairloss 8/10/09...
My hair loss was getting worse, so I just got it cut really short now. I don't think it looks that b...


Hair Loss Remedy Myths Perpetuated Onlin...
We are sure these people mean well, but this is a prime example of why the snake oil industry thrive...


Hair Transplant | "SurgeonofNalts&q...
http://www.baldtruthtalk.comFounder of The American Hair Loss Association Spencer Kobren speaks with...


How Hair Loss Colors Our Lives | Spencer...
...


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:04 PM.