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Fue - Hair Grew Perfectly But Now Shedding After 10 Months

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  1. Ace of Fades

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    Hey all

    Like most I’ve been reading and reading on here ever since I decided to go ahead with a hair transplant. I’ve started to have some
    doubts about the effectiveness of the surgery around the 10 month mark and am after some opinions please.

    Story is my hair started receding at about 21 y/ and year after year I watched it go. I’d go from skinhead for a while to growing it out and just rocking it as best I could. However at the grand old age of 35 I decided I wanted a transplant, researched extensively and chose Dr Resul Yamam in Turkey. Everywhere else in terms of surgeon and location was out of my price range.

    I had 2,500 grafts in the front and temple, the surgery was a massive success untill around a month ago. Initially after the first months shed and subsequent regrowth the hair was coming in thicker and thicker as each month passed. Even so far as looking like the hair was naturally there all along. All without finasteride or Minoxidil. I was over the moon and anticipating even further thickness as the months went on.

    However in the last month or so the hair has changed drastically. It is now course like straw, not as thick and not covering as much scalp as it once was. I can see scalp where a month ago I could not. It’s clear to me that some of the transplanted hair has shed over the last month. I know so as have been taking pictures every other day during this period. Has anyone expierenced or heard of a shed months after a transplant ?

    I know we have to be patient and wait 12-18 months for full results and a successful transplant usually does take more than one surgery but I’m worrying more and more about it and after some helpfull Advice please. Thank in advance

    Below are pics. First two are before surgery. 3rd is right after surgery to show the area covered 4th is a week after surgery. 5th is how my hair was a month ago and final 2 are as if today

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  2. Rocknroutlaw

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    It appears even donor hair is susceptible to loss once transplanted. I think this is why many surgeons advocated taking finasteride. Probably because not only is it important that the donor hair is intrinsically different than the hair on top, but also the skin where it's located is much less prone to the effects of DHT than our other follicles. However, male pattern baldness can still make people lose hair from their supposedly "safe" donor regions.

    I would recommend you start finasteride, but this is of course a personal decision.
     
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    You might consider getting some blood tests done to see what your DHT and testosterone levels are, as it's possible you have a very high DHT and will lose it all. A hair transplant is based on theory that the follicles from the donor area are less susceptible, but that may not always be the case. If a person's father was to be a NW7, then chances are the son's follicles are weaker than someone who has a father only go to a NW3.
     
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    As much as I appreciate reading about everyone's journeys, I'm starting to wonder why there are often FUE posts under this section instead?
     
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    I have to agree with this. I know a few people men and even woman like this. It's not the norm but some people do lose much from the sides. I have a friend who lost almost all his hair by his late 20's that includes the sides. The top is completely slick, nothing and the sides are like homer Simpson. He is 49 now and he grows out that little bit on the sides. I told him just to Shave it. Anyhow again that is usually not the norm but yeah hair on the sides do thin as we age. That's pretty much True for everyone 90% Especially by the time we reach a more advanced age. May be a good reason especially if one has lost a good amount of hair and a young age....to wait until they are like 50 for a tp. Lastly not saying that this is the op's case.
     
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