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1500 FUE Graft with with Dr Arshad at the Hair Dr Clinic UK

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theshape1122

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Hi Guys,

Had my first hair transplant today at the Hair Dr Clinic in Dewsbury, UK with Dr Arshad. I don't particularily have bad hairloss, I just wanted my temples and hairline restoring after they moved up about an inch at the sides when I was 18/19, I am now 29.

Great experience from the beginning, from the initial contact & consultation, then to arriving on the day, everyone is super friendly and welcoming, and go through everything in detail with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. I met with Dr Arshad who had a look at my current hair, and drew on my new hairline which I was very happy with.

See before pics below:
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Once happy, I was given a gown to change into, and had my head shaved. Then I had the extraction of the grafts done, the initial injections are uncomfortable but it only lasts for a minute, then its completely pain free. The extraction process isn't bad, you just lay down on your stomach, it was soon over.

After, we had lunch which was provided, they take your order and get it from a local cafe, I had a toastie & chips which filled me up nicely.

After lunch I had the channel incisions done by Dr Arshad which seemed to go very fast & was pain free.

Next I then had all my grafts inserted by their team of technicians who are very professional and polite. You get to relax and watch TV or listen to music during this,

My day seemed to go quick and 1500 grafts only took around 6-7 hours, I was finished by 3:15pm!

Dr Arshad was very happy with the result, as was I. I was given all the required medication to take for the next week at least while it heals, and given a detailed calender chart which shows what time to take your pills etc.

After pictures below:
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I am very happy that I have my hairline back, and I will update with further progress pictures as the healing process continues.


Overall so far my experience with the Hair Dr clinic was very positive & professional and I have no faults. I now await my results after healing!
 
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Baldingman23

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Looks like you are going to have a great result
 
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Baldingman23

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It won’t take long to heal. I’m sure you will feel fine in the morning
 
duffman

duffman

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The surgery looks very clean and should provide a nice result. Did you decide to have the complete head shaved or was this suggested by the doctor?
 
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theshape1122

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The surgery looks very clean and should provide a nice result. Did you decide to have the complete head shaved or was this suggested by the doctor?

Thanks I hope so! initially they said I could keep my hair in consultation, but then at the clinic it was decided it'd be easier to just shave it, makes the recovery process & maintenence easier too!
 
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theshape1122

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Quick Day 2 update - bandages off the back finally. Looking nice and clean, should heal up in a few days and extraction sites be virtualy unrecognisable after hair grows over a bit!

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Bigmac

Bigmac

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Hello The Shape. Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your story.
Waiting till you were 29 is good, it`s allowed you to see at what rate your hair loss has progressed. Those 1500 grafts will help restore your hairline and temples. The work looks nice and refined plus your donor area looks to be healing nicely.
All the best.
Bm.
 
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theshape1122

Valued member
Hello The Shape. Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your story.
Waiting till you were 29 is good, it`s allowed you to see at what rate your hair loss has progressed. Those 1500 grafts will help restore your hairline and temples. The work looks nice and refined plus your donor area looks to be healing nicely.
All the best.
Bm.

Thanks! look forward to seeing it progress over the next few weeks & months
 
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theshape1122

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Day 2 Post Op update

Pain free now which is good. Donor area seems to be healing fast
Day 2 Post Op 3.jpg


Swelling has started to come down alot on forehead and hairline now,

now my OCD & attention to detail is going into overdrive so I'm nitpicking and analysing every little thing.. (Can't help it) Hairline looks like it curves up from the middle on left side and comes down again, opposed to been completely straight across on the right?

Need assurance its all good and doesn't need to be completely symmetrical on both sides?!, OCD is a bummer..

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What you guys think, all looking good?
 
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Baldingman23

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Looks fine to me fella, I don’t think you would want it too perfect as that would look unnatural. It may also still be a little bit of swelling
 
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Fatjim

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Looks good and when its grown in 12 months you'll look back and wonder what you were worried about, did you have it done on Wednesday?
 
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theshape1122

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Thanks guys, yes had it done on Wednesday! Day 3 Post Op now, donor area is healing nicely, no pain when resting head on travel pillow etc now.

Just at the very itchy stage on graft area!... started wearing wooly gloves to sleep to stop me unknowingly try to scratch it.
 
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Baldingman23

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2 different HT’s in 1 day?? Was it 2 different doctors??
 
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theshape1122

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2 different HT’s in 1 day?? Was it 2 different doctors??

Theres 2 teams of technicians and 2 surgeons who swap over reguarly, so they usually see 2 clients per day! Dr Arshad is head surgeon
 
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Fatjim

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2 different HT’s in 1 day?? Was it 2 different doctors??
There were two doctors, Dr hamza was doing the anesthetic and checking the grafts so the process went smoothly, like I said everything was very slick.
 
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Baldingman23

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There were two doctors, Dr hamza was doing the anesthetic and checking the grafts so the process went smoothly, like I said everything was very slick.
I totally agree the Hair Dr and his team are very slick and professional
 
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