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 Posted: Sun Sep 17th, 2017 06:11 am
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My story,
  
I first noticed I was losing my hair when I was 22, I was in a changing room with three way mirrors and spotted a small thinning bald spot. I tried lots of different herbal remedies, but nothing seamed to halt the hair loss.
 
I started on finasteride at 26 for five years, with no sides effects. During that time my hair loss stopped but I didn't notice any re-growth. I stopped finasteride four and a half years ago aged 31 to start a family. During that time I lost a lot of hair, mostly around the crown area
 
I then started on regaine and nizoral  two years ago aged 34 but didn’t notice any slowing down or regrowth. I had now finished having children so decided to start finasteride again aged  35, hoping that I might be able to regrow a little of the huge amount of hair that I had lost on my crown. Monitoring my hair loss over the last year, I noticed that the loss had slowed down and there had been a very mirror bit of thickening around the crown area, but I still had a large bald spot on my crown. I have been using concealing fibres for over three years, and think I has just about been getting away with it! But the only real solution would be a HT. I’ve been toying with the idea of a hair transplant for the last few years and decided six months ago that I would go for it.
 
Here are my preop photos:
 

 

 

 

 

 
Fast forward six months and after lots of research and deliberating I decided to go for a FUE procedure with Dr Villnow in Germany. Having had a few consultations with different clinics in the UK, the communicating with the Villnow clinic felt like I was making the right decision travelling to Germany. Dr Villnow would perform the operation himself and could do the procedure un-shaven, which was a major factor in deciding on a clinic.
 
I have just had the operation, which I wanted to concentrate on my crown area, as this was the area that caused me the most concern. I had 1900 grafts to the crown, 500 grafts to the left temple and 300 to the right.
The whole experience of the clinic was great, extremely professional, modern and clean. Dr Villnow was extremely calming and we sat and discussed my requirements prior to the operation. I was then taken to have my donor area shaved followed by the harvesting. It took about 3 hours for Dr Villnow and two of his team to extract 2700 grafts. It was mainly pain less, and on the few occasions that I felt a small amount of pain the team topped up my local anaesthetic. After the extraction phase was complete I had a break for some lunch in the room provided by the clinic, which was a nice modern room just down the corridor form the operating room.
 
After lunch, Dr Villnow started creating the holes for the grafts to be inserted. This took about an hour and was totally pain free. The grafts were then reinserted by Dr Villnow and his team which took about another three hours. I then had my head washed and the donor area was dressed. Room service was then delivered to my room and I spent the evening resting and watching TV. Next morning I had my hair washed again and the nurse applied a new dressing to the donor area for travelling, I removed the dressing myself when I arrived home.
 
Just a waiting game now, I will keep the post updated as things progress. " These are my week one photos.
 

 

 

 

 

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 Posted: Mon Sep 18th, 2017 11:29 pm
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Welcome to the forum dude;), it sounds like you had a positive experience in Germany with Dr Villnow. I appreciate you taking the time to post for us to read on here. I like the fact you've stick with a similar hairline and just added density rather than changing it dramatically. 
The new hair in the crown should make a nice cosmetic improvement when grown in and i hope you keep us updated so we can follow your progress.
Out of curiosity how long after you stopped the Finasteride did the hair loss really kick in when you stopped to have children? I myself made the decision to keep on the Finasteride whilst having my last child but i was seriously contemplating coming off it for a while whilst we tried to conceive.
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Thanks, I didn’t really want to change my hair line, just sort of reduce my overall bald spot.I’ll post some photos updates soon!

My hair loss increased significantly after about three years of being off propecia. It was like nothing really happened for years then all of a sudden my hair just started to fall out really fast. Hopefully now it’s slowed down again, now I’m back on Finasteride.

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Recovery is going really well, crown still feels a little bit sensitive almost like the back end of a bruise getting better. It looks really good at the moment, shame it’s got to shed before it grows back for good.









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Thanks for the additional pictures and info regarding Finasteride, i'm looking forward to following your growth over the coming year. Its good to hear that your hairloss didnt happen straight away after coming of the Fin. This should give people who come of of it for a while to try for a baby a little confidence to do so.....although i imagine everyone is different regarding how quick they loose after coming of it.
Thanks for taking the time to post and add pics.
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Congratulations with your HT with Dr Villow that amount of grafts should give you a nice result , also thank you for putting down your experience with medications that helps all of us  , wishing you great growth and look forward to seeing your updates and progress

Take care I care 

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Hi William. Welcome and thanks for sharing your story. The work looks nice and should produce a good result. Remember, crowns usually grow slower so a bit more patience is required.



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