I really do hope that you get a good outcome from this, however for me I don't think you were a suitable candidate for a hair transplant. Did anybody talk to you about the possible downsides before they operated? Normally they wont do a FUT unless your donor area is very thick which I don't think yours is, are you taking any meds like Finasteride?
Yeah I think 12 months will be the optimum regrowth period. It may well thicken up a lot more between now and then. Has the scar healed well?You’re probably right mate. I’m going to give it the full 12 months before I make my decision as to whether this was a good or bad idea. taking Min/finasteride.
Photo - 5 months
If I were you I would have put a lot more grafts up front and wore a partial hair piece at the back. Since its obviously too late for that I can suggest a remedy. Get SMP, grow the hair on top longer and keep the back and sides short. You'll still look like your thinning but with the illusion of a lot more hair. The SMP should also hide the strip scar alot more!
One more thing, don't underestimate the power of concealers! Using what I suggested above plus toppik can more or less give you the illusion of full hair! Don't expect to go swimming though.. Heavy rain would also be a problem.
Can you post pics of your hair with toppik in please?Thanks Andy - my plan is to go the SMP route at 12 months after assessing the “final result”. I currently use Toppik when I go out/work days but reapply three to four times a week to let the hair breathe and use topical Minoxidil.
One positive is im using less Toppik now and getting much more natural results using the Toppik.
I hope SMP+FUE can be my saviour down the track