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Worried About My Results At 4 Months - Are These Okay And Is This It?

Discussion in 'FUE | Follicular Unit Extraction Discussions' started by gazzadasnail, Dec 10, 2017.

  1. gazzadasnail

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    Also out of curiosity when I very first had the transplant I was worried that I had removed the scabs too early although I only rubbed them away at around day 5 and later as they were loose anyway and there was no bleeding so a lot of people reassured me that this was fine. I actually started a thread about it here:-

    https://www.hairlosstalk.com/intera...early-lost-grafts-worrying-like-crazy.108000/

    Could this contribute to the issue or is what I see pretty much what I got?
     
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    meangreen New Member My Regimen

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    You need to wait until 6 to 8 months to even start (not finish) judging results, in most cases. I don't know how this other guy is presuming to be able to evaluate your results at only 4 months. You need to chill and wait it out and not have some dude cussing over the internet and trashing your doctor make you worried - not yet.

    I have been told by my surgeons that 3 days is the sweet spot for grafts to be firmly in place, but other doctors reccomend 5 to 7. The reality is probably that most are firm by 3 days and afterwards only a small percentage might be susceptible to coming out by excessive friction, but I am not a doctor and don't know the backing studies that support this are or what these percentages may be. Thus, I don't think this is an issue in your case.
     
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    Great results? These cases are so unnatural and shitty it hurts to see them.
    Check this vid of Kyle Christies horrible hair transplant.
     
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    Murkey Thumb Experienced Member My Regimen

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    Its way too early to tell. Mine didn't fully thicken up until a full 12 months had passed. The problem is that transplanted hairs will almost never be as dense as your existing hair so the contrast can be evident unless the surgeon is highly skilled. A lot of surgeons in the UK will give you unrealistic expectations about what can be achieved so its best to manage your own expectations or go abroad to find a good surgeon.
     
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    Any updates
     
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    genetically_cursed Established Member My Regimen

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    there's a possibility that they frauded the number of transplanted grafts on you and charged you more money for less work, so ideally if you won the case in the couty you'd become pretty wealthy person i imagine :)
     
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    Sorry for the very late reply. It does seem no have thickened up a little but I'm waiting until the full 12 month mark before I evaluate fully.

    There are still some areas that I am unhappy with particularly the hairline, however I am using Mane spray on concealer to hide this. Not ideal especially since the spray version doesn't come in my ginger colour but it'll have to do for now.

    I have contacted Asmed and they said they would be willing to do a transplant but I would have to wait until the 12 months after my last transplant mark which is in about 4 months I think. I was planning on getting 3000 grafts, which I'm guessing is all I have left after my previous transplant of 5000 grafts (allegedly). The only thing I'm worried about is if they class my donor area as too depleted and reject me which I've heard has happened before. I've also heard Erdogan doesn't do hairlines as dense as he used to.

    Maybe you guys can answer this for me - I was planning on getting smp to increase the appearance of density all over, especially in the donor area but would this make it hard for a surgeon to work on me? As in would they find it hard to see where the thinning areas are due to the smp looking like actual hair? Am I best to leave this until maybe a month after my next transplant as I will be getting my hairline lowered anyway?
     
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    The main worry about this for me is if they removed 5000 grafts but never planted that many but I'm hoping I'm just being paranoid there. However, how would I prove this?
     
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    Yep they seem to want to offer their patients great hairlines by lowering them drastically however the density of them is poor which is the catch.
     
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    Very true. This is why I'm planning to visit Erdogan soon for a 2nd transplant.
     
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    It's thickened a little but I'm still not happy. May take some pics soon as I'm just in work at the moment.
     
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    Here's some update pictures showing the donor area too.
     

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    damn, apparently some shock loss happened on donor area, it lost some serious density, but i think eventuall it gotta regrow.

    yeah, im not sure how u'd prove they didnt plan as many hairs as u've paid to at this point, probably too late already.

    r u on meds?
     
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    I would put some minoxidil on that donor area to see if it wakens the shock loss hairs. Do it for six weeks and see if it makes a difference. I cant see 5000 grafts there from your original post, more like 5000 hairs. Same happened to me in the UK i thought i was getting 2k grafts i only got 2000 hairs.
     
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    To be honest my donor area always looked pretty thin in general plus that hair on the sides is quite short at the moment. I was on Propecia and Finasteride for about 5 or 6 months after the procedure but got sides from them both so weened off them.
     
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    I put minoxidil on for about 5 - 6 months after the procedure there so I think that it just from the hair they removed. Would Erdogan still be willing to work with this donor area do you think?
     
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    Murkey Thumb Experienced Member My Regimen

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    I am fairly sure he will but i don't think he will want to do anything before you are 12-18 months post op. Was your crown area like that before the transplant or is that the area he took grafts from?
     
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    tbh even with good hair transplant's i have seen, you often get whispy crinkly hair like that. the hair transplant process alters the hairs. those pictures don't look bad to me, of course without seeing before pictures it is very hard to judge.
    I think SMP would just look silly with hair that length.
    i wouldn't worry about having thin donor (as far as aesthetics goes, that is) nobody ever looks at the back of your head. it's the hairline and crown that count
     
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    The crown area was a bit thin yes, not so much the crown but the very back point of my head which is strange because the crown itself wasn't ever bad at all. The lighting is a bit bright too as that's in direct sunlight. I'm thinking of getting a few grafts there when I get my next transplant.

    Yes I contacted the clinic and they said to contact them again at the 12 month mark so in about 4 months I' say. Fingers crossed.
     
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    Ah right. But I think SMP would make it look thicker kin of like this:-

    9d7086_9f9a01fd3d9f40bdb685662cdb1001be.jpg_srz_319_161_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.png

    or this:-

    adding-density-to-hair-1.jpg

    My hope is that Erdogan can thicken the existing results an lower the hairline slightly. Maybe fill in the thin patch at the very back of my head and o the temporal triangles (or whatever they are called). Do you think this is possible with say 3000 grafts?

    I doubt I have 5000 available after my last transplant.
     

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