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ARMAMED (Dr Demirsoy) FUE 3412 Graphs 2nd OCT 2020

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Hoohair

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WEEK 8 (2 MONTH) UPDATE

Hi everyone. Just updating my progress.

Everything has been smooth sailing so far. No issues to report.

Donor area feels fine to touch. Perhaps a little shock loss as looks a bit patchy still but could also be an uneven hair cut. I trimmed the back and sides grade 1 a few weeks ago. Mussafer Dr Demirsoys assistant said to try monoxide on the donor area. He also seemed to suggest I may have had patchiness before my transplant. This was based on a pre surgery photo I sent before. Only time will tell.



Recipient area has shed a lot and I think there may have been some shock loss to some of the native hairs as well. All to be expected I guess. Numbness in the recipient area is getting better by the week. There seems to be a lot of fine hairs starting to appear in the temples but not sure if they are native or not.

I am now on Finasteride 1mg 3 times a week and Monoxidil 5% twice a day. No sides so far. Multivitamins, Biotin, MSM, Cod liver oil, VitaminC taken daily.

Running 3 times a week 7 to 10 miles and weights resistance training 3 times a week. Hoping the exercise promotes blood to the recipient area.



Cant wait for the day when the transplanted hair starts to grow. Hopefully the start of month 3



FINGERS CROSSED lol



Thanks and all the best.
 

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Hoohair

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3.5 MONTH (14 week) UPDATE



Hi everyone, So here is my 3.5 month update.



I have been feeling a bit down coming up to the 3 month mark as I don't seem to have had much growth. I know its still early but I keep seeing other peoples 3 month updates and there seems to be loads of noticeable growth. I reached out to Mussafer Dr Demirsoys assistant and he reassured me things are on track.

I think I was worried as I could see lots of thin whispy hairs and thought that they were just my old miniaturised hairs growing as a result of me taking Finasteride. I thought the new hairs would come through thicker like stubble. I also have not had any pimples or spots and no itching which is a sign of growth. I had a few spots in the donor area for some reason at around 8 weeks but they have seemed to have gone.

There are quite a few small stubble hairs that didn't shed from surgery. They also haven't grown either. Are these considered dead or could they still grow? Once again from what I've seen most non shedded hair continues to grow.

The hairline looks just as it did pre surgery now so lets hope there is more growth moving forward.

I'm still taking Finasteride and Minoxidil, Biotin and vitamins.

Running and resistance training 6 days a week.



I think I must be a slow grower. Excuse the bad Haircut. I have been shaving the donor area my self as we are in lockdown.



Let me know what you think.



All the best.
 

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Saint4805

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Hi mate, thanks for sharing your 3.5 month update. I have watched countless videos on Youtube and most guys notice the growth starting to accelerate between 4-5 months and so you have still a wee bit to go. I know it's easy to be despondent when you see other guys progressing faster but just keep telling yourself that it's still relatively early days. I don't think there is any rhyme or reason behind who are the early and late bloomers - I would guess it is simply down to genetics.

Also, Minoxidil can cause initial shedding before the hairs start to regrow stronger and so you may be experiencing this. I would doubt that the small stubble hairs are 'dead' as such as they would most likely fall out. You might find that the grafts are still settling in their new home and have not sprung into action yet.

Onwards and upwards from here I reckon!
 
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Hoohair

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Hi mate, thanks for sharing your 3.5 month update. I have watched countless videos on Youtube and most guys notice the growth starting to accelerate between 4-5 months and so you have still a wee bit to go. I know it's easy to be despondent when you see other guys progressing faster but just keep telling yourself that it's still relatively early days. I don't think there is any rhyme or reason behind who are the early and late bloomers - I would guess it is simply down to genetics.

Also, Minoxidil can cause initial shedding before the hairs start to regrow stronger and so you may be experiencing this. I would doubt that the small stubble hairs are 'dead' as such as they would most likely fall out. You might find that the grafts are still settling in their new home and have not sprung into action yet.

Onwards and upwards from here I reckon!
Hey thanks for your feedback. Its reassuring to know.

I was on Monoxidil for about 1 year before the procedure. I was asked to stop it 2 weeks before surgery and not start again till 2 weeks after so 4 weeks of not taking minoxidil around the surgery date. could I have gone through the Monoxidil shedding phase again? Not that it matters anymore but more curious.

Thanks
 
yidd0

yidd0

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Hey hoohhair

I’m 7 days out from visiting Dr Demirsoy myself . You look right on track , in the next 4-6 weeks I expect you will see big things start to happen. The shape of the new hairline is there , it don’t be long before some growth starts and you will feel a lot better
 
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Hoohair

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Hey hoohhair

I’m 7 days out from visiting Dr Demirsoy myself . You look right on track , in the next 4-6 weeks I expect you will see big things start to happen. The shape of the new hairline is there , it don’t be long before some growth starts and you will feel a lot better
Hey thanks for your remarks. Hoping the next few weeks are eventful growth wise. Have you documented your journey with Dr Demirsoy?
 
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Saint4805

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Hey thanks for your feedback. Its reassuring to know.

I was on Monoxidil for about 1 year before the procedure. I was asked to stop it 2 weeks before surgery and not start again till 2 weeks after so 4 weeks of not taking minoxidil around the surgery date. could I have gone through the Monoxidil shedding phase again? Not that it matters anymore but more curious.

Thanks
Hi Hoohair, I haven't used Minoxidil myself and so am not qualified to comment but I'm sure Dr Demirsoy's clinic would be able to advise you on what to expect shedding wise post surgery. I am sure they would not have recommended it if it wasn't going to optimise your final result. Keep us posted on your progress and fingers crossed for some incoming growth!
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Try not to worry regarding not much growth so far. Every patient is different, some don’t see growth until 6 months.
It is hard when you see the lucky ones who have a lot of early growth but what’s important is the end result. Done may just reach the finishing post before you.
The stubbles that have not grown are most likely stalled hairs. This means the bulb is safely planted, the hair shaft has detached from the bulb and is just sitting in the hole. You can pull them with some tweezers, they should slide out easily.
I had them on one of my surgery’s. They are nothing to worry about.
 
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