Hair transplant patient

ukpaitent

ukpaitent

About

<p>Began to notice hair gradually thinning out around 6 years ago when i was 29 it got to the stage where my hairline was receding along with temples and the thinness in my hair started to progress where my hairline was very uneven and my scalp was really visible over the top of my head.</p>


My Surgical Treatments to Date

HT with Dr Hasson 4500 grafts: 1 session:Singles : 1747Doubles : 25253/4 : 232Also some of my singles were doubled up to add further density. 

My Non Surgical Treatments

<p>started on generic finestraside 18 months ago which seems to have stabilised my thinning and any further loss.</p> as you can see in the shots from my own pre op pictures my hair is very thinned out compared to the pre op pictures Dr Hasson took my hair appears fuller not sure if the different lighting with the different cameras make a difference however the pictures were taken around 1 year apart.

Bald Class

Bald class 3V

Norwood stage 3 Vertex

In terms of the receding hairline, stage 3 vertex balding is a less drastic version of stage 3.
However, people experiencing stage 3 vertex balding will also begin losing hair on the crown of their head. This often starts as one small bald spot.

pretty bad to the point where i just didnt have the enthusiasm to lead a normal life from always having to worry about my hair and how it made me feel and look. I knew i could not be happy unless something was done about my hair to fix it.

finestaride seems to have halted any loss and stopped any further thinning.  

To early to say as its only been 5 days since the transplant, however i am 100% happy i have finally had it done and feel assured that Dr Hasson did the work.

Hair transplant if you are a candidate you have to go for it ...

To early to say as it has only been 5 days but i i am so relieved to have finally done it and although it will be 6-12 months until results have fully grown  i feel this is a small price to pay for ending my suffering over my hair loss.

You must RESEARCH it is a must. When i began looking into it i thought i needed FUE and it was a simple procedure. I spent over 2 years looking into every aspect of the transplant . Meet other paitents who have had surgery. Know your stuff. Realistically its going to be expensive fact however you pay for what you get. Price should not be a deciding factor regardless of your budget harsh but true.

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My Latest journal entries

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

1 YEAR POST OP TODAY!!!!!!

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

Pre op picture of my hairline exsposed pre-op. Brings back alot of bad memories!!!

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

Pre op Came across these pictuires which are the ones i sent into H&W for my oline consult. It really shows how far i have come, as if i were to wet my hair and slick it back ( which is what i had done in my pre-op pics) my hair would full coverage and will actually slick back as apposed to stand up!! 

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

11 months post op Well i did write a large write up but annoyingly the site didnt upload the text . I shall write it again in few days or so .....

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

8 months post op So 8 months since that day!!!!  Not really much to say to be honest. Due for a haircut  this week, these pictures were taken without any product or styling My hair naturally quiffs up at the front and  when i go to get it cut i tend to go with this look however i have it short at the sides. Going to go to an exspensive London salon next cut as i feel my hair has grown in and matured enough at this stage for a hairdresser to really play around with it. I no longer use concealers (previously used dermamatch) I stopped using this at around the 3 month post op stage. I have some toppik i bought few months ago and will ocasionally sprinkle some on if going on a night out etc but when this runs out i wont be buying anymore as dont really need it. As far as my hair is concerned i am very very pleased as to how it is growing in. I came across some pics that i sent to Hasson and wong during my research phase and to compare them to how i am now is shocking to me. I dont know how i would cope on a day to day basis if i was at that stage before i took any meds or had my HT.

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

7 months post op wet hair Hair wet after a shower all i have done was dry it off with a towel and brush it back to give you an idea of shape of hairline etc... I am off to Europe for a beach holiday soon and am excited at the prospect of going swimming and not having to worry about getting hair wet as before transplant wet hair made my scalp look virtually bald.. ...CANT WAIT!!!!!! <p><br /></p>

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

Hair Cut 7 months post op Had a hair cut this morning, not the greatest of cuts however gives you a rough idea of current state of hair. As i am now 7 months i think its at this stage where its hard to ay if things have improved from 6 months and so on. I am overall extremely happy with the way things are progressing and even after having my first proper haircut at a salon i could just leave the salon and go about my day where as before the transplant i would be rushing home and putting on the concealers and would not have felt comfortable after a haircut without them so just for that this whole experience has been worth while. You have to be realistic when having a transplant as under harsh lighting my scalp is see through in areas on top but a transplant is not a miracle cure and you can not excpect to have 100% coverage. I stil have over 4 months until i reach the 1 year mark ( which is crazy to think as its cam around fast) so having been in the hands of Dr Hasson this can only add to my already great result. <p><br /></p>

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

5 months & 2 weeks <p>So hit the 5 month and 2 week mark post op!!! The more time goes on the less of a priority my hair becomes hence the late post!!!. At the moment i am buzzing my hair down to a number 4 on sides and 5 on top just so its neat and easy to manage i will eventually grow my hair into a style ( messy on top with wax type of style) but for now i would rather wait until the hair matures enough to hold the style. Very happy to have my hassle free hair !!! Such an amazing feeling to have a shower and towel dry hair and go almost a dream come true which i know you will identify with for those that have had a transplant. My scar is sometimes a little visible when i have newly buzzed down but not an issue at all as it will fade over time so no big deal. I can see my hair  starting to fill in at the areas where i had concerns before. Mid scalp can be a little see through in very harsh lighting but is to be expected as i can still feel lots of stubble all over so i know there is growing and thickening to come. At this stage i am very very happy and it has completely changed the way i am for the better as life is so much more free and easy and fun without having to think about hair every waking minute as we call all identify with. I am happy to answer any questions on my journey so far as happy to give back to the community what i received in the beginning.</p> <p><br /></p>

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

4 Months Post Op Wow 4 months post op today!!! Finally made it past the mother fu**ing doldrum phase. The first thing i would like to say to those either few weeks post op or waiting for their op or indeed anyone less than a year post op is PATIENCE seriously!!! Even when i was 2 months i was getting worried that it wasn't going to grow but i was rational with myself and knew this was long haul. Time and time again we are given advice by those that have been through it before and the experts and they all say the same thing that you should not be seeing major changes from 6 months onwards etc etc so follow this way of thinking and it will make your journey alot easier. So 4 months post op and things are starting to look good i am now washing my hair in the shower towel drying it and thats it can you believe it!!! Obviously there are still thin areas on top but enough coverage elsewhere to deal with this. I am wearing my hair short ( buzz cut 4 on sides and 5 on top) and will continue to wear it like this until i have matured and thickened then i will grow it for styling but i am enjoying it being buzzed and just washing and going!! The part of my hairline that was showing no signs of life well guess what???...... tiny hairs have started to sprout in there ( there is still a tiny patch with nothing yet) but encouraged at the sight of these tiny hairs in certain parts of hairline. It really pays off to take monthly pictures in same lighting and conditions so you can compare month by month. Looking back to my 3 month pics i can already see a big difference but you don't realise it until you look at comparison pics. Scar is pretty undectable now ( have not worn any concealers ) and shock loss is pretty non apparent. The way i feel now looking at my progress words cant describe. Its a dream come true (literally) to be able to wash my hair towel dry it and go and i was thinking recently that i don't know how the hell i coped with the concealers the fear of windy weather bright lights and just feeling utterly depressed about my hair. Now i still think about it all the time but its more positive thoughts and i am hoping at the end of this journey that i wont give it any thought!!!  <p><br /></p>

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

3 month post op Hit the 3 month mark today. This really is a game of patience so trying my hardest to stick to this rule!!!. Things seem to be going good. I have a small concern about a small gap in the centre of my hairline and the area immediately behind it as there is no growth or stubble or any sign of life and my concern is that everywhere else has some sort of sign of life in there so my question is will hair just all of a sudden grow into these gaps i really do hope so as the whole aim of me getting this done was to have a filled in hairline, maybe i am just being paranoid as its only 3 months but not sure why the bit of my hairline in question has no hair and the rest of it does???Shockloss seems to be getting better around the sides and have to be careful when i buzz my hair not to do it too short for now. Overall i am pleased with the way things are coming along but still have that nagging doubt regarding the gap in my hairline   

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

2 months 16 days post op <p>well its been 2 months and 16 days since my procedure. Its kinda gone quick and i feel blessed to be able to take a few months out from "life" and wait for my results to grow!! i have heard people on here say this before but it is true that my hair looks better in person. The left  side is pretty dense for this satge and if the right were the same i would be very very satisfied however the right side has along way to go but am encouraged looking at the left side!! There still seems to be some shockloss and thiness around the scar on both sides but the back is pretty undectable. I buzzed my hair down to a grade 2 about 2 weeks ago which is too short for this stage so going to let my hair grow out and compare pics at 3 months. There is a small area directly behind my hairline in the centre has no sign of anything either stubble native hair of grafts the surrounding hair disguises it to an extent but it worrys me that its the only place on my head that is like that everywhere else has some sign of life. I do hope that it sprouts something soon i know its early days etc but my reason for concern is that the area in question is right on the tip of the hairline dead centre i wouldnt worry so much about it if it were not on the hairline, my main goal for my HT was to fill in my hairline and i had 4505 grafts planted into only 3700 incisions ( some of my singles were doubled up) and my recipient area wasnt that huge so i hope its just temporary. ( you can see it in picture 1 if you look hard enough) But apart from that trying to remain positive as its only really been 10 weeks since i had the procedure done and in the grand scale of things this is the VERY begining of things to come!!</p> <p>Be good to get any feedback from you guys as its always encouraging and part of the process i think!!</p>

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ukpaitent
Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

1 month post op attached are 1 month post op photos. I plan to do monthly updates. The back of my hair looks normal it has a slight line around it as if i have been wearing a hat etc but the there seems to be no shockloss here so nothing really to see. I have some shockloss at both sides but as this is all part of the healing process not bothered by this at all. My recipient area behing hairline did suffer from some pimples and still looks a little red. The photos make it look worse than it actually is but obviously i am a little concerned that the red areas have shed all the grafts and i just hope that this wont affect them growing back. Apart from this everything is ok. Still pretty numb in my crown and a little itchy all over but nothing i can not handle. Just taking it all in my stride as there is not alot you can do and you just have to wait for nature to take its course. Staying happy at the thought i did something about my hairloss and the results can only but positive ones.