• 06-18-2019 08:36 AM
    William Santana
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    Originally Posted by Templesrunner View Post
    What do you guys thinking about Minoxidil use after HT? I've never used it before. I read that it can accelerate the growth process in about a month. I also read*here in the forum that it can also harm HT (don't know how).

    I have been using it for 20 days now 2 timed a day. I really don't know whether*I should stop or not. I don't want to do anything that can slightly harm my HT, even if it means longer (or normal) ugly duckling phase.**

    Any advice/thoughts?

    It lets hair follicules to grow but when you stop to use the minoxidil, you turn back to your past situation
  • 07-12-2019 06:11 AM
    Templesrunner
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    HI everyone,

    It's been* almost 4 months (-2 days) - Update time!
    The hair continues to grow and thicken. Yesterday I did my first hair cut, almost 1-2MM on the side and back. no trace of the hair transplant procedure: no redness, no scars, no shock loss (I have 2*scars there, but they are from*childhood). I'm very happy with the donor area state.

    After the new hair cut, the native hair and the transplanted hair blend in better and more smoothly. The density is far from good, but for this stage (4 months) I'm happy, I have 7 more months of growth.

    Now I'm limited to a certain hairstyle - comb downwards. I can't style it backward yet, due to lack of density - it's just doesn't look good yet. hopefully, in a few months, it will be possible.

    When I look at my pics before the HT and now - I just can't believe it! a dream comes true. no other way to describe it.

    What do you guys think?
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  • 07-12-2019 02:37 PM
    BuzzBaldrin
    This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I知 heading for a similar pattern of hair loss to you, I知 not quite as severe as yours was prior to surgery but I知 ~10 years younger. This gives me hope of what I might be able to achieve if my hair loss stabilises.
  • 07-13-2019 08:24 AM
    Templesrunner
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by BuzzBaldrin View Post
    This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your experience. I think I知 heading for a similar pattern of hair loss to you, I知 not quite as severe as yours was prior to surgery but I知 ~10 years younger. This gives me hope of what I might be able to achieve if my hair loss stabilizes.

    just saw your pics, yeah, your hair loss is less severe than mine was. I hope eventually I'll get a good result and density. I see a lot of bad HT out there so do your research before. anyway, you are young and I think it's better to wait a few years till your hair loss stable
  • 07-13-2019 08:49 AM
    BuzzBaldrin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Templesrunner View Post
    just saw your pics, yeah, your hair loss is less severe than mine was. I hope eventually I'll get a good result and density. I see a lot of bad HT out there so do your research before. anyway, you are young and I think it's better to wait a few years till your hair loss stable

    I actually buzzed mine down to a grade 3 on top and 1 on the sides, it looks better than I expected but will still take some getting used to. Fingers crossed I値l stabilise and can look at my options in a few years.

    Please keep posting updates, I致e been following this thread since the beginning! :D
  • 07-15-2019 12:48 AM
    Templesrunner
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    I think that from my 4 months pics you guys got the wrong impression. when the hair is down it's looks pretty good butwhen it is combed up it looks sick & very low density. here is a pic with a fluorescent light and a flash so you can see clearly the low density:
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  • 08-13-2019 01:22 AM
    Templesrunner
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    5 months update:

    I will post a comb up pics from now on because you can see the density better that way. comb down looks great, that's how I go out every day.

    Density is not good generally, and I still can't style my hair in a comb up, it looks bad. especially when my native hair is dense so I can compare the native hair vs the transplanted hair.

    In the middle of the hairline, the density is lower in comparison to sides of the hairline.

    I really hope things will improve greatly because I am not happy with the result so far (I know I have 5 more months of growth but still, I'm a bit worried, since there was not a big difference from month 4 to 5)
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  • 10-15-2019 06:09 AM
    Templesrunner
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    hello,

    7 months update

    Sorry for not posting at 6 months, I have been busy...

    Anyway, I'm not happy with the result. the density is poor. especially in the middle of the hairline. when I comb my hair up the hair is a total see-through. I have done 4.3K grafts in a relatively small area, so I would expect a better result.

    at 7 months I should see at least 80% growth. if this is 80% - I'm not happy.

    now for the pics, I tried to take different pics in different lighting (warm light, daylight, florecent, direct harsh light etc...): Attachment 64725Attachment 64734Attachment 64733Attachment 64732Attachment 64731Attachment 64730Attachment 64729Attachment 64728Attachment 64727Attachment 64726Attachment 64735
  • 10-16-2019 07:10 AM
    Franky
    Doesn't look too bad in some pictures, in others sparse. Dunno man, 4300 grafts sounds a lot on paper but when you aggressively rebuild temple points and also end up lowering a hairline as well as filling in pretty bare temple areas, that 4300 gets eaten into pretty quickly. Think with temple points, focus should be on using artistry to give a good look rather than throwing too many grafts rebuilding with large numbers. Would probably give it a few more months, think 80% growth at month 7 in most cases is a tad optimistic, maybe see how you are at the 9-10 month stage.
  • 10-16-2019 08:49 AM
    Templesrunner
    time will tell...

    some pics look good other less because I tried to take different pics from different angles and lighting - that's why the look different.

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