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Six Months After (Photos) - Deciding what to do next...

Discussion in 'Hair Transplant FUE Before and After Photos' started by JacobD, May 3, 2012.

  1. JacobD

    JacobD New Member

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    Hello, I had 1,000 FUE grafts in the temple and frontal hairline areas. It seems like what's going to grow in has already done so, and I don't see any more miniature, fine hairs growing in that might thicken up later on. I definitely need more density, as is clear from the photos.

    I am also unsure whether or not this is really 1,000 grafts, because it doesn't look like it could possibly be 1,000 separate grafts. I thought after the surgery that it look similar to this - too few grafts were placed, that I could see anyway.

    I was/am a Norwood 2. I'm 37, and my hair has been stable since my early 20s. I want a Norwood 1 hairline with temple closure. Since I'm at the six month mark, I need to decide if it's time to seek consultations, or if I need more time to see if more hair grows in.

    Please let me know your thoughts based on your knowledge. I would really appreciate it.
     

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    Does not look too bad. Who was your hair transplant Doctor? I would wait at least a year before you decide to doing anything else. I think some on here may say a guy your age should not be looking for a perfect NW1 with temple closure. However, I would want the same as you do and I am older than you. I think a NW1 looks good on anyone at any age. As a matter of fact, I saw this guy who was 103 years old and he had pretty much a NW1 and a full head of hair and he looked so much younger because of his hair. He hit the genetic jackpot with hair.
     
  3. Mr. 4000

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    looks like the typical result

    the industry is a scam, there are very few doctors that are worth it.

    You may see a little more growth but you are in it for the long haul and money to boot.

    I made the same mistake by getting a hair transplant.

    The best advice I could give you is too late, just don't give these doctors your hard earned cash, hell even if it isn't hard earned spend it on something else then these scam artists
     
  4. JacobD

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    They were supposed to be singles up front, with two or threes behind, but there are very few singles. Now, to be fair, getting singles on me would require splitting up the follicular unit. I have a lot of follicles growing three or four hairs actually. Now that I've taken the plunge, though, I can see that I will require quite a few more grafts to get a result I'm pleased with. I'm patient, and money isn't the problem. I just need to see who can achieve enough density.
     
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    I agree. Since my hair was stable since 1998, I figured that this was a reasonable goal. I just need another procedure at least to get there. Many older men are Norwood 1's. Certainly it's a relatively small minority of white men, but I'm OK with appearing to be one of those when the time comes.

    I have to keep in mind that this is the six month mark, and there may be additional changes. Also, the texture of the newer hairs should improve over time. But I can definitely tell I'm going to need another procedure to get the density needed.
     
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    If you don’t have a “beforeâ€￾ picture to see the area, it is difficult to say where exactly the 1000 grafts were implanted. Generally, 1000 grafts for a normal hairline and small area in the temple is a decent number (not much but not few as well depending mainly on the area of the temples need to be covered). You must have in mind that if you have a healthy thick hair behind the hair transplant area, then the result seems worst. hair transplant is also a matter of illusion and the healthy hair areas does not help on that. I am trying to be as clear as possible although I believe that many of you will not understand me.
     
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    Hey so I am pretty much in the same position as you were pre transplant. So I am keen to hear/see how your transplant progressed. Do you mind sharing any more current details and/or photos?
     

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