first FUE, you can only hope you made the right choice in time

HairMagician

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I know argh, it always makes me feel like I'm vain for having a hair transplant. Thank you :). But as I said earlier in this thread, it's a matter of personal choice. I'm still bald, I don't like seeing that in the mirror.

Hopefully I'll not get greedy, and stop at those 2000 grafts for the front. I'll continue to shave my head anyway. I just hope that the scarring at the back will be as light as my other scars.

Hey Fred, I'm familiar with your posts as a long time lurker. I'm also looking to get an FUE. I notice you keep your hair buzzed pretty close. I may opt to do the same, but I've seen some people who do develop scarring that is noticeable (albiet very close up). Should that really be a genuine concern for us if we are going with a good FUE surgeon? That's one of the only reasons I am hesitant: the possibility of scarring.
 

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Well my surgeon is using a 0,8 mm punch, and I almost have to use a magnifying glass to find the scars from my gyno surgery.

I suggest you look at your other scars to predict what it will look like. Or better but more tedious, you could ask the surgeon for a patch test.
 

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Just to let you know that I'll be going for it too. I have my 2000 grafts FUE the May 13th and 14th 2014 to restore my front half.

I just couldn't stand not having any frame at all the last few months, it was really obvious on the pictures of my last holidays:



I hope I made the right choice in time too. I'll open a topic after the hair transplant so you can all follow my progress.

hey your way better off than the guy to your right lol.


Im getting more and more nervous by the day. I know its only going on 2 months but I have seen nothing in regrowth. Ive have a few, what seem to be ingrowns but then they pop and nothings there.

Im dealing with folliculitis in the donor area from what I beleive is shocked out hair coming back. I should tell the hair transplant Doctor but I know hell just have me drive ALL the way up there to prescribe me anti biotics AGAIN (which I hate taking back to back).

This has been a very frustrating experience. I see pics of guys at 2 months online who are already seeing regrowth and my recipient areas are still even a bit red.

WTF!

Trust me Fred, yours will come out great, want to know how I know this? CAUSE YOURE NOT ME!
 

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Haha, I didn't even notice the other bald guy :p.

Be patient, 2 months is way too early to have substantial regrowth :).

Well I'm worried about the outcome of course, but hell I'm used to having surgeries by now. This is my third cosmetic surgery, and I'm only 24, yey!

When I think that it will take two days... Let's hope everything goes according to the plan in my head: good yield, minimal scarring, and well, a f-ing frame for my face.
 

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You don't look bad fred, you look great hah.

Gonna have to agree here, dude's got a nicely shaped head for a bald/shaved head look. He's lucky he doesnt have some weird mongoloid head. Dude looks good shaved.
 

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Haha, I didn't even notice the other bald guy :p.

Be patient, 2 months is way too early to have substantial regrowth :).

Well I'm worried about the outcome of course, but hell I'm used to having surgeries by now. This is my third cosmetic surgery, and I'm only 24, yey!

When I think that it will take two days... Let's hope everything goes according to the plan in my head: good yield, minimal scarring, and well, a f-ing frame for my face.


I think youll be good.
your hair really does look like mine. I dont think youre as diffuse as you think cause the back and sides in that pic look good. Also you wouldnt be able to pull a FUE with diffuse thinning cause your donor would be thin.

I think youll turn out good, I know 2 months is soon but man Im seriously scared after my complications Im going to have a failed one (the one in a million you read about).

I will keep my fingies crossed and this thread updated. Im lso just stressed because it took this 2 months to see shock loss in the area of the transplants so of course Ive hit the worse before better stage and its BAD! The best is when I tell people I had it done and they act like they can tell "OHHHHH YEAH it looks realy good"
ITS NOT THERE YET DUMBASS, Im just tired of explaining the process and let them think what they want right now.
 

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Fred you are very lucky to have such a great complexion and good facial hair. I still suffer from acne at my age and my facial hair is diffuse just like my hair:). Plus you got great height so with a transplant even if you were to keep it buzzed is going to really improve your looks. And with your personality and positive attitude you are going to make men jealous and women will find you irresistible. I am happy for you, Fred.

Good facial hair? He doesnt have hair on his cheeks. A full beard covers your cheeks...
 

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Think Im starting to see VERY fine hairs in my right temple...... keeping my fingers crossed. Might try to get some pictures if I can get them to show up Ill post them
 

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See, you just have to be patient :).

Only 3 weeks left before my first FUE, there's no turning back this time.

I'm a bit scared of shockloss (well not that much since I'm used to shaving my head) or that my hair line will look odd.
 

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Originally Posted by FredTheBelgian
See, you just have to be patient
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Only 3 weeks left before my first FUE, there's no turning back this time.

I'm a bit scared of shockloss (well not that much since I'm used to shaving my head) or that my hair line will look odd.



Shock loss took time to hit me, didnt go right away. I may be hallucinating but if I catch the right light I can see SMMMMMAAALLLLLL little hairs but only on the right side at the moment.

Fred, just a tip but maybe try to grow your hair out first. In my case my hair being out is what saved me from walking around with really bad redness and scabs on my temples. My redness is now really starting to go away but it took me this long.



Think Im starting to see VERY fine hairs in my right temple...... keeping my fingers crossed. Might try to get some pictures if I can get them to show up Ill post them

Nope think I got my hopes up for nothing. went and got my hair cut yesterday and now I dont see anything. I think it was the light glaring off the base of my other hairs making it look like new ones coming in.
 

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Hope it works out swingline.

I have an overactive immune system. I have seborraic dermatitis. This on top of being NW6. I guess hair transplants are not an option for me. Looks like I was not meant to have hair.
 

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Just a tip that might be helpful. Be vigil about how much sun exposure you get. With your scalp still healing beneath your short hair, you definitely don't want to add sun burn to your preexisting list of malefactors.:sun:
 

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That's one of my concerns too. I'll have to be careful with my sun exposure.

Well, I'll live in Belgium so this might not be so hard :p.
 

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Just a tip that might be helpful. Be vigil about how much sun exposure you get. With your scalp still healing beneath your short hair, you definitely don't want to add sun burn to your preexisting list of malefactors.:sun:

yeah, Ive been staying out of the sun. Its been pretty sub par weather here anyway and I have been doing a lot of indoor work lately. Im starting to look a little too pasty for my own good. Might wrap a towel around the head and hit a tan bed for a bit
 

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What did the Doctor think of your hair at the 3 month mark?

Well I had some transected hairs in the back donor area which my immune system was trying overly hard to push out. I sat there for like 30 mins why he took itty bitty forceps and poked in each little bump and removed the dead follicle. I read about this online so its wasnt a super surprise to me. Im starting to think I should just be doing these procedures at this point.

Anyway he says normally the body just pushes them out in time but for some reason my immune system was attacking them overly aggressively. The area already feels better and there is now at least a little scab in place of the bump and its not as sensitive to touch, so hopefully it heals quick so I can get a real hair cut again.

As for my recipient area. Its still thin and Im losing more hairs very aggressively for some reason. Could be the use of the topical finasteride causing some shedding plus allergies and the summer starting.
He swears he is seeing the start of some fine hairs coming in. Occasionally in the right light I think I see them but Im still worried due to my issue I had with my body attacking the new hairs after transferring. Im still afraid the follicles were killed or rejected. He says it could take 6 months before anything is positive and we can do another procedure but seriously if my body rejected the hairs once it will just do it again so why put myself through that again.

Im just trying to remain somewhat positive and hope for the best. I dont know why my immune system is so hyperactive.
 

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. Could be the use of the topical finasteride causing some shedding plus allergies and the summer starting.
He swears he is seeing the start of some fine hairs coming in. Occasionally in the right light I think I see them but Im still worried due to my issue I had with my body attacking the new hairs after transferring. Im still afraid the follicles were killed or rejected. He says it could take 6 months before anything is positive and we can do another procedure but seriously if my body rejected the hairs once it will just do it again so why put myself through that again.

Im just trying to remain somewhat positive and hope for the best. I dont know why my immune system is so hyperactive.

Allergies? interesting.. Overactive immune system. Immunureactive mast cells on your scalp in "override." You could try taking some antihistamines (cetrizine) for week or so..It could help.
 
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