I have shown the highlighted photo, they made no comment on this, and switched to conversation about oral minoxidil, will see what they see at 10 month review, but given there is not as many grafts in the hairline, I’m right in assuming oral minoxidil won’t grow what wasn’t implanted?You make a great point for not wanting to take oral
Minoxidil. I was never keen on taking oral minoxidil either, as my blood pressure is around 100/61, which is fine, but taking this could give me low blood pressure, as my diastolic reading is already pretty low. There are quite a few side effects, especially when taken orally.
Have you shown this picture to the clinic? If so, I wonder what they said. They do look spaced out for sure the front of the hairline. I have seen some post op pics where the front two rows a implanted much closer together to give the illusion of density when grown out.
Front needs a small amount say 500 grafts, crown probably 1000-1500 grafts.Coming up 10 months, some improvement since last time, still not 100% happy with the hairline, but maybe my expectations were too high, overall it’s still a big improvement from my starting point, however I also realise I badly need a second transplant for the crown, which I think I might as well get more grafts added to the front at the same time.
On that topic how many grafts do you think will be needed for the crown? And how is my donor looking, this is about a month and a half’s growth or so since cut to a 6mm length.
You look really young mate I dont want to question your doctor but I is that most of your donor area used now?Hi I’m 8 months post op 3000 grafts to front half of head. Little bit concerned about the look so far, but have been told it’s looking good by the clinic and will improve.
Just after some other feedback, as I feel I will need a second transplant to correct this
I have been in touch with another clinic and advised I would need 1200-1500 grafts to repair this, does this sound right?
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The transplanted area looks nice and clean. Some grafts are difficult to see in your mid section but I can just about make them out. Your grafts were spread out over a larger area than the frontal half you mention in your opening sentence. See image below which I`ve roughly made a line for frontal half. The frontal half may be the last blue marking behind my red line or somewhere between. The picture makes it a little difficult to be accurate.
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Grafts were placed in the crown area.
Looking at your pre-op pictures with shorter hair it looks as though you may have some diffuse thinning going on throughout your scalp which is why grafts were spread out more.
Your donor hair just above your ears looks a little bit like possible retrograde alopecia - donor thinning. The clinic I trust examined this area to see if it were safe to extract from, if grafts were harvested from there.
A donor extraction picture would be helpful if you have one at hand.
As your hair is now, I`d say you would need another HT to add the required density if the pictures show the true density. Your hairline is fuller/complete bridging the gaps to your temples. All you can do now is wait until 12 months to see if further improvements happen.
Being on Finasteride over 2 years will hopefully have stabilised your loss and possibly improved your hair. Did the clinic mention the quality of your donor?