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EXPERIENCE OF AN IRISHMAN, PUTS HIS TRUST IN DR.PRADEEP AND DR.ARIKA @ EUGENIX INDIA, FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT OF A COMBINATION OF SCALP AND BEARD HAIR .

PaddyIrishman1

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3582 GRAFTS
I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY EXPERIENCE AND RESULTS OF MY OWN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION JOURNEY, TO HELP ANY OF YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO GAIN SOME KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS INVOLVED , AS YOU MAY BE CONSIDERING GOING ON THE SAME JOURNEY .

ABOUT MYSELF : IM FROM IRELAND IN MY 50 s CLASSIFIED NORWOOD 6. I HAVE BEEN LOSING MY HAIR GRADUALLY FOR 15 YEARS, HOWEVER IT BECAME VERY NOTICABLE TO ME 6 YEARS AGO. I DONT TAKE ANY MEDICATION FOR HAIR LOSS.

RESEARCH : I HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING FOR THE LAST 6 YEARS TO GAIN AS MUCH UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE AS POSSIBLE ON HAIR TRANSPLANTATION. I HAVE CHECKED OUT YOU TUBE TO SEE DIFFERENT CLINICS AND DOCTORS AND PATIENT RESULTS.I SAW JOE TILLMANS VIDEO OF RECOMMENDATION OF EUGENIX. I VISITED CLINICS HERE IN IRELAND, CONTACTED CLINICS IN AMERICA AND CANADA , AND ALSO EUROPE. I SPOKE TO PAST PATIENTS AND FUTURE PATIENTS , I ALSO TRAVELLED OVER TO LONDON FROM IRELAND A FEW TIMES TO MEET SOME TOP DOCTORS . I HAVE DONE AS MUCH RESEARCH AS POSSIBLE TO HELP ME HAVE THE BEST CHANCE OF A SUCCESSFUL HAIR TRANSPLANTATION.

WHY EUGENIX : DURING MY RESEARCH I SAW PATIENT RESULTS AND TESTIMONIALS ON YOU TUBE ABOUT EUGENIX WHICH WERE REALLY IMPRESSIVE. I ALSO SAW MANY VIDEOS OF THE 2 FOUNDING DOCTORS DR.PRADEEP SETHI AND DR. ARIKA BANSAL. DR. PRADEEP AND DR.ARIKA EXPLAINED MANY DIFFERENT AREAS ON THE SUBJECT OF HAIR TRANSPLANTATION WHICH WAS REALLY INFORMATIVE. SOME TIME LATER DR.PRADEEP AND DR.ARIKA WERE RECOMMENDED ON THIS FORUM BECAUSE THEIR PATIENTS SHOWED SOME OUTSTANDING RESULTS, NOT JUST FROM SCALP DONER BUT ALSO FROM BEARD DONER ALSO. SO ALL OF THIS WAS GREAT PROOF THAT THESE 2 DOCTORS ARE HIGHLY SKILLED AND FURTHERMORE HAVE INVENTED THE DHT TECHNIQUE , DIRECT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION , AS THEIR IS SIMULTANEOUSLY EXTRACTIONS AND IMPLANTATION OF THE GRAFTS WHICH GREATLY REDUCEDS THE OUT OF BODY TIME MY GRAFTS WOULD BE SUBJECTED TO , MAYBE AT TIMES GRAFTS MIGHT BE OUT OF THE BODY FOR 20 MINUTES OR SO ALSO WHICH IS NOT VERY LONG.THE DOCTORS ALSO WROTE AN EXCELLENT BOOK ..STEP BY STEP HAIR TRANSPLANTATION. WHICH INCLUDEDS ARTICLES FROM THE TOP DOCTORS IN THE WORLD GIVING DR.PRADEEP AND DR.ARIKA HIGH RESPECT FOR WHAT THEY HAVE ACHIEVED .ALONG WITH THIS EUGENIX HAVE BUILT SOME STATE OF THE ART CLINICS WITH THE VERY BEST OF EQUIPMENT INCLUDING EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH MAGNIFICATION LENSES WHICH ARE REALLY IMPORTANT. ALL OF THE ABOVE ALONG WITH 2 DOCTORS WITH THE HIGHEST OF CREDENTIALS IN THIS FIELD, ALONG WITH MARVELOUS PATIENT RESULTS PROMPED ME TO REALLY CONSIDER DR.PRADEEP AND DR.ARIKA @ EUGENIX AND AT THE TIME BOTH DOCTORS WERE PLANNING TO COME TO THE UK FOR A CONFERENCE ON HAIR RESTORATION , SO I ARRANGED TO GO TO LONDON TO MEET THEM BOTH . I FOUND DR.PRADEEP AND DR.ARIKA TO BE REALLY NICE GENUINE PEOPLE WHO HAD A GREAT PASSION FOR WHAT THEY DO, AND THEY ARE ONLY FOCUSSED ON HAIR TRANSPLANTATION , I BELIEVE THEY ARE TRUE LEADERS IN THIS FIELD. WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE IN MIND AND LOTS MORE I BELIEVE AND PUT MY TRUST IN DR. PRADEEP SETHI AND DR.ARIKA BANSAL AND SUPPORTING DOCTORS AND TEAM AS THIS IS MY BEST CHANCE OF A SUCCESSFUL HAIR TRANSPLANTATION.

JOURNEY TO INDIA : I CAUGHT A FLIGHT FROM IRELAND TO LONDON ( INSTEAD OF GOING DIRECT FROM IRELAND )AND THEN FLY WITH AIR INDIA FROM HEATHROW DIRECT TO DELHI . WHEN I LANDED AT THE AIRPORT EUGENIX REPRESENTATIVE ABHINAY AND THE DRIVER JALDHAR WERE THERE TO GREET ME AND TAKE ME TO EUGENIX CLINIC. ABHINAY ASKS ME ABOUT HAVING DINNER WHICH I APPRECIATE BUT I HAD PLENTY OF FOOD ON THE FLIGHT. DR.PRADEEP RINGS TO WELCOME ME TO INDIA WHICH WAS A NICE TOUCH ALSO. NELSON RINGS TO ENSURE ALL IS OK AND ALSO ASKS ME ABOUT DINNER WHICH WAS NICE. I ARRIVE AT EUGENIX CLINIC AROUND 12 MIDNIGHT AND A REALLY NICE ROOM IS WAITING FOR ME WITH COFFEE AND BISCUITS PROVIDED, VERY NICE SITTING AREA IN THE BEDROOM WITH A LARGE ENSUITE . I HAVE A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP.

D DAY: I GET UP AND HAVE A SHOWER AND BREAKFAST IS DELIVERED TO THE ROOM BY THE VERY NICE STAFF WHO ENSURE IF THERE IS ANYTHING YOU NEED IT IS NOT A PROBLEM.
I MEET DR.ARIKA AND DR.PRADEEP DOWNSTAIRS WHO INTRODUCE ME TO DR. SHISHIR. DR. PRADEEP THEN INTRODUCES ME TO ALL THE TEAM WHO IS INVOLVED IN MY SURGERY AND EXPLAINS WHAT EACH MEMBER OF THE TEAM DOES , AND HOW LONG THEY WORK WITH EUGENIX, ALL A VERY LONG TIME , SOME 10 YEARS. I THEN GO THROUGH SOME HEALTH DOCUMENTATION WITH DR.SHISHIR , MOSTLY A QUESTIONNAIRE ABOUT MY OWN HEALTH . BLOOD PRESSURE IS TAKEN. I HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH DR.PRADEEP AND DR.ARIKA ABOUT MY HT REGARDING DONER CAPACITY AND COVERAGE . BLOOD SAMPLES ARE TAKEN ALSO TO BE USED FOR PRP DURING SURGERY. TIME TO CHANGE MY CLOTHES INTO SOMETHING MORE SUITABLE FOR THE PROCEDURE. THEN ITS INTO THE PHOTOGRAPHY ROOM WHERE ALL ANGLES OF MY HEAD ARE PHOTOGRAPHED AND HAIR IS COMED THIS WAY AND THAT WAY BY DR. PRADEEP , LOOKING AND CHECKING THE WAY MY HAIR FALLS AND DIRECTION . NEXT ITS THE HAIRLINE DESIGN WHERE DR.PRADEEP MAKES SUGGESTIONS AND DRAWS THE LINE , THEN WE TWEEK IT A LITTLE BIT . NEXT ITS TIME FOR A FREE HAIRCUT . AROUND THIS TIME IM GIVIN SOME MEDICATION IN THE FORM AS A ORAL SEDATIVE ,ORAL PAIN KILLER AND ORAL ANTIBIOTIC AND PROBIOTIC. THEN IT IS INTO THE THEATRE ( OF DREAMS ) WHERE ALL THE TEAM HAS EVERYTHING READY , INCLUDING A FINE BIG TV AND MUSIC PLAYING. THE SURGERY ROOM IS REALLY CLEAN, AND ITS ONLY THE TEAM AND MYSELF ALLOWED TO BE IN THERE TO PREVENT ANY RISK OF CONTAMINATION.
DR SHISHIR EXPLAINS THAT HE IS GOING TO GIVE ME THE ANAESTHETIC . I CAN FEEL THIS VIBRATION SENSATION ON MY HEAD AND THE ANAESTHESIA BEING GIVEN TO MY SCALP AT THE SAME TIME. ITS NOT VERY PAINFUL AS THE VIBRATION SENSATION CLEVERLY TRICKS THE BRAIN INTO NOT THINKING OR FEELING THE PINCHES OF THE NEEDLES.
DR.PRADEEP MAKES A LITTLE MORE THAN 3000 SLITS ON MY RECIPENT AT VARIOUS DIRECTIONS AND WHICH I DONT FEEL PAINFUL WHATSOEVER. DR.ARIKA STARTS THE EXTRACTIONS OF MY DONER ON THE SIDE OF MY HEAD , I DONT FEEL PAIN AND IM COMFORTABLE. ALL THE TECHNICANS ARE WORKING LIKE CLOCKWORK AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THEIR JOB. FROM TIME TO TIME I HEAR THE COUNT OF 100 GRAFTS EXTRACTED AND WRITTEN ON THE BOARD . THE MUSIC IS ON IN THE BACKGROUND AND IM COMFORTABLE, AND AS THE MORNING PROGRESSES I HEAR ..100 .....100 AND SO ON. SINGLE GRAFTS ARE PLACED ONLY ON THE HAIRLINE. GRAFTS ARE PLACED SIMULTANEOUSLY TO ENSURE OUT OF BODY TIME IS REDUCED AND WHERE IT DOSENT HAPPEN GRAFTS ARE OUT OF BODY FOR THE MINIMUM TIME POSSIBLE . LUNCH BREAK AND SOME REALLY NICE FOOD AND COFFEE PROVIDED IN A NICE ROOM JUST OFF THE SURGERY ROOM.
BACK ON THE TABLE AGAIN AND MORE EXTRACTIONS WITH A MOTORISED PUNCH OF O.9 MM BY DR.ARIKA. WHEN WE FINISHED SURGERY FOR THE DAY 1960 GRAFTS FROM THE SCALP WERE EXTRACTED AND IMPLANTED INTO THE FRONT RECIPENT AREA. I WAS GIVEN MORE MEDICATION AS A PRECAUTION IN THE FORM OF ORAL ANTIBIOTICS AND PAIN KILLER AND PROBIOTIC TO BE TAKEN WITH MEALS IN THE EVENING AND BREAKFAST NEXT MORNING. SPRAY SALINE EVERY 2 HOURS ON THE RECIPENT , WHEN YOU GO TO BED YOU DONT HAVE TO DO IT.
IM FEELING GOOD THAT DAY 1 IS OUT OF THE WAY AND HAVE A SHOWER , BUT NO WATER ON THE HEAD OF COURSE. DR. PRADEEP VERY KINDLY TAKES ANOTHER PATIENT AND MYSELF OUT TO DINNER FOR THE EVENING TO A REALLY NICE RESTAURANT. A LOOSE CAP OR SIMILAR IS WORN WHEN OUTDOORS TO PREVENT THE RISK OF INFECTION. I ARRIVE BACK AT THE CLINIC , HAVE A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP, EVEN THOUGH INSTRUCTED TO SLEEP ON MY BACK SO TO NOT DAMAGE THE NEWLY IMPLANTED GRAFTS ON THE FRONT.

DAY 2 : I HAVE BREAKFAST DELIVERED TO THE ROOM WHICH CONSISTED OF SCRAMBLED EGG AND TOAST AND COFFEE. ARRIVED DOWNSTAIRS AND MET THE DOCTORS AND TECHNICIANS. I HAD A DISCUSSION WITH DR.PRADEEP AND DR.ARIKA AND WE DECIDED TO PLAN FOR SCALP AND BEARD GRAFTS. THE BEARD GRAFTS WOULD BE EXTRACTED AND IMPLANTED INTO MY MID SCALP ALONG WITH MIXING THE BEARD GRAFTS WITH SCALP GRAFTS IN THE AREA. THIS WOULD HELP TO GIVE MORE DENSITY AS BEARD GRAFTS ARE GOOD FOR DENSITY, ALSO I WOULD BE HOLDING ONTO MORE OF MY SCALP DONER GRAFTS WHEN REQUIRED FOR THE CROWN WHICH I PLAN TO DO ON ANOTHER VISIT.
BACK ON THE TABLE AND DR. SHISHIR GIVES THE ANAESTHETIC AND DR.ARIKA CARRIES OUT THE EXTRACTIONS OF MY SCALP GRAFTS . TV IS PLAYING WITH MUSIC AND ALL IS GOOD. NO PAIN , NOW AND AGAIN I DID FEEL A PINCH HERE AND THERE AND THE DOCTOR WILL STRAIGHT AWAY GIVE YOU MORE ANAESTHETIC . LUNCH BREAK. LOVELY LUNCH PROVIDED AGAIN TODAY, ARRANGED BY NELSON WHO ASKED ME EARLIER WHAT I WANTED. YOU CAN HAVE A CHOICE OF ANYTHING YOU WISH , WHICH I HAD A SELECTION OF A LOT OF FOOD, I COULDN'T FINISH.
AFTER LUNCH IT WAS TIME TO DO THE BEARD GRAFTS . DR.ARIKA MADE SOME MORE SLITS TOWARDS THE BACK TO ACCOMADATE MORE SCALP AND BEARD GRAFTS, WHICH AT THIS POINT WE KNEW WOULD BE MORE THAN 3000 SLITS THAT DR PRADEEP HAD DONE YESTERDAY. ANAESTHETIC WAS GIVEN UNDER THE CHIN BY DR.SHISHIR . I FELT A LITTLE PINCH BUT NOTHING OUT OF THE WAY. EXTRACTIONS WERE CARRIED OUT BY DR. ARIKA USING A 0.7MM MOTORISED PUNCH. ALL WENT VERY WELL. AT THE END OF TODAY :
SCALP DONER 926 GRAFTS . BEARD GRAFTS 696
. = 1622 GRAFTS TODAY + 1960 GRAFTS YESTERDAY
GRAND TOTAL = 3582 GRAFTS.

DR. PRADEEP LOOKS OVER THINGS TO ENSURE ALL IS OK, AS HE DID THROUGHOUT THE PREVIOUS DAY ALSO. DR. ARIKA AND DR.SHISHIR AND ALL THE TECHNICANS HAS VAST EXPERIENCE AND REALLY WORKED GREAT AS A WHOLE TEAM SO ALL IS GOOD .
IM TAKEN INTO THE PHOTOGRAPHY ROOM FOR MORE PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY DR. PRADEEP WITH AN ASSISTANT . IM VERY HAPPY THAT ALL IS OVER.
I WAS GIVEN MEDICATION TO TAKE WITH DINNER AND AFTER BREAKFAST ON THE MORNING.
DR. PRADEEP VERY GENEROUSLY GIVES HIS TIME AND TAKES ME OUT TO DINNER TO A RESTAURANT FOR A DELICIOUS MEAL WHICH IM STILL THINKING ABOUT, AND WILL VISIT AGAIN WHEN IM BACK TO DO MY CROWN. I TAKE THE MEDICATION ,I HAVE A GREAT NIGHTS SLEEP.
DAY 3 : BREAKFAST IS DELIVERED TO THE ROOM AGAIN. I TAKE THE MEDICATION RECOMMENDED. I GO DOWNSTAIRS AND I MEET DR.ARIKA AND DR.SHISHIR AND DR.PRADEEP AND ENSURE ALL IS OK. ONE OF THE TECHNICANS PUTS BEATALINE SCRUB AND OINTMENT ON MY DONER AS PART OF THE DAILY REGIMENT FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS.

MEDICATION FOR 7 DAYS: 1 ANTIBIOTIC 3 TIMES DAILY , 1 PAIN KILLER 3 TIMES DAILY . 1 PROBIOTIC 3 TIMES A DAY. 1 ANTI ACID TABLET 2 TIMES A DAY.
BEATALINE SCRUB ON THE DONER IN THE MORNING. ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT TWICE DAILY. SPRAY SALINE SPRAY EVERY 2 HOURS. MASSAGE THE FOREHEAD REGULARY TO PREVENT SWELLING . I WAS GIVEN SALINE SPRAY AND A BACK UP OF A SMALL BOTTLE OF SPRAYTO TAKE ON THE PLANE , WITH A LETTER FROM EUGENIX EXPLAINING THAT I HAD A HAIR TRANSPLANTATION AND WHY I NEEDED IT. THERE WAS NO ISSUE AT DELHI OR WHEN I WAS TRAVELLING BACK TO IRELAND , GOING THROUGH HEATHROW SECURITY. I ALSO WORE A HEAD COVERING WHICH WASN'T ANY ISSUE EITHER.

DR.PRADEEP SHOWS ME AROUND MORE OF THE CLINIC DOWN STAIRS WHERE RECEPTION AND OFFICES AND BATHROOMS ARE AND ONE HAS TO BE IMPRESSED HOW CLEAN AN MODERN THE CLINIC IS.
ITS TIME TO GO TO THE AIRPORT FOR HOME , I SAY GOODBYE TO EVERYONE AND WILL BE BACK AGAIN. ABHINAY ACCOMPANIES THE DRIVER JALDHAR AND WE HAVE A GREAT CHAT FOR OUR 25 MINUTE OR SO TRIP TO THE AIRPORT. I CATCH A FLIGHT FROM DELHI TO LONDON .

AFTERCARE BY EUGENIX . WHEN I ARRIVED IN LONDON, AND GOT TO MY HOTEL DR. PRADEEP RINGS ME TO ASK HOW WAS EVERTHING WHICH WAS A REALLY NICE TOUCH. ALL IS WELL. HE REMINDS ME TO MASSAGE MY FOREHEAD TO HELP PREVENT SWELLING AND TO CONTINUE SPRAYING SALINE ON MY RECIPENT. EVERY DAY DR.PRADEEP OR A MEMBER OF STAFF HAS BEEN IN TOUCH THROUGH WHATTS APP VIDEO CALL OR MESSAGES TO ENSURE ALL IS OK . I HAVE TAKEN PICTURES OF MY SCALP AND SENT THEM FOR DR.PRADEEP TO LOOK AT. I MUST ADMIT THE AFTERCARE IS EXCELLENT AS DR.PRADEEP AND EUGENIX REALLY CARES ABOUT YOUR WELLBEING . THEY SEND VIDEOS OF HEAD WASH AFTER 7 DAYS AND WHAT TO EXPECT LEADING UP TO THIS TIME , BUT ALL IS VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD , IM FEELING GOOD WITH NO PAIN WHATSOEVER.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH DR.PRADEEP AND DR .ARIKA , ALSO DR.SHISHIR AND ALL THE TEAM OF TECHNICIANS , ABHINAY AND NELSON AND ALL THE STAFF WHO PLAYED A ROLE IS EXTREMELY POSITIVE. ALSO INCLUDING MY ARRIVAL, , FOR BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AND COFFEES AND DINNER , AND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THE TEAM WHO ALL SHOWED EXCEPTIONAL WARMTH , FRIENDLINESS AND CARE WITH AMAZING HOSPITALITY WHICH I WILL NEVER FORGET AND WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL..THANK YOU SINCERELY.
 

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JoeTillman

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Great write up, Paddy. I look forward to your regular updates. There aren't many patients doing this anymore:(
 
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Thank you for your appreciation and very kind words Joe.
May I take this opportunity to say thank you as you have been a very positive influence on the subject of hair restoration for myself, and indeed for many thousands more.
You have very generously shared your own many hair transplantation experiences., through various media.

Having been through it all yourself Joe, you then pass on all that wealth of experience and knowledge to educate and guide everyone else on hair restoration many facts , which is absolutely invaluable, you are the shining light .

........................Paddy.........................
 
Bigmac

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Hi Paddy.
Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing a detailed explanation of your hair loss journey. You`ve had a good amount of grafts that will make a great difference to your appearance once grown out.
I`m looking forward to following your updates.
All the best.
Bm.
 
PaddyIrishman1

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Thanks for your message and best wishes @Bigmac .
Thanks also for your hard work in producing and maintaining such a great forum that thousands of people are getting such a benifit to get educated and to learn , and also for them to share their story. You are a major credit to the industry , well done and thank you.
 
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4th DAY UPDATE : IM FEELING GOOD , NO PAIN OR ANYTHING. AS A PRECAUTION STILL SLEEPING ON MY BACK WITH A NECK PILLOW TO PREVENT TOUCHING THE GRAFTS AGAINST ANYTHING. WILL HAVE TO DO THIS FOR 7 NIGHTS AFTER THE HT. BUT VERY COMFORTABLE WITH THIS AS ITS NOT A PROBLEM FOR ME.
MY DONER AREA IS NOT SURPRISING STILL TENDER , SENSATION HAS COME BACK INTO IT QUITE WELL BUT STILL A LITTLE NUMBNESS HERE AND THERE.
MY RECIPENT HAS STILL NUMBNESS ALL OVER AT THE MOMENT WHICH SHOULD GRADULLY WARE OFF IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS. STILL SHOWING REDNESS AND THE CRUSTS ARE FORMING NOW.
UNDER MY CHIN HAS REALLY COME ON VERY WELL. THE HEALING IS VERY QUICK ON THIS AREA AND I WAS TOLD THIS BY DR.SHISHIR THAT I COULD SHAVE AFTER A WEEK. THERE IS STILL REDNESS THERE NOT SURPRISINGLY, BUT NOBODY WOULD NOTICE IT. THE PUNCH SIZE USED WAS O.7 mm.
IM SPRAYING SALINE SPRAY ON MY RECIPENT EVERY 2 HOURS.
IN THE MORNING BEFORE FOOD IM TAKING A TABLET TO PREVENT ACID BUILDING IN THE STOMACH , I THEN APPLY BEATADINE SOLUTION ON MY DONER AREA ONCE IN THE MORNING AS ITS AN ANTISEPTIC.I THEN APPLY T BACT ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT IN THE MORNING ALSO IN THE EVENING.
ALSO IM TAKING 1 ANTIBIOTIC TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY WITH MEALS TO PREVENT INFECTION, 1 PAIN KILLER 3 TIMES A DAY WITH FOOD ( IM NOT IN PAIN BUT AS A PRECAUTION ) ALSO 1 PROBIOTIC TABLET 3 TIMES A DAY WITH FOOD FOR THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM TO PROVIDE A PROTECTIVE BARRIER IN THE GUT TO RESTORE BALANCE.
DR PRADEEP HAS BEEN IN REGULAR CONTACT WITH ME THROUGH WHATTS APP VIDEO CALLS TO CHECK THAT ALL IS GOOD WHICH IT IS, ALSO THE EUGENIX HAS SENT ME SHORT VIDEOS ALSO.
IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS MORE CRUSTS WILL BE FORMING ON MY RECIPENT AND ON THE 7TH DAY MY HEAD WASH WILL BEGIN TO REMOVE THOSE CRUSTS
ALL THE BEST FOR NOW .

...............PADDY.............


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Bigmac

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It sounds like you are keeping on top of everything with your post op healing process. You can never be too careful with those grafts. The numbness can last a while, plus being sore while the punch holes heal up. You may then experience itchiness which can drive you crazy but try not to scratch. Aloe Vera gel is very soothing for this.
The beard does heal quickly. When I had beard grafts I couldn't believe how well it healed bug I did get quite itchy in the area.

Everything looks fine and on track judging by your pictures.

When you come to remove the scabs on your head, soak the area good so they soften up like mush and start of gently massaging them off with shampoo, by day ten I was massaging quite hard to remove the ones that lingered on.

Thanks for the update and heal well.
 
PaddyIrishman1

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@Bigmac Thanks for message and kind words. Yes carrying out everything with medication etc advised by Eugenix. Healing is only beginning now, so hopefully the numbness will start fading away gradually over the next 2 or 3 weeks.

Thanks for all the tips Bigmac, its good to get advice from yourself who has been there more than once , I will do as you said above.
Thanks again and all the best.
...................Paddy..............
 
Bigmac

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No problem Paddy, helping patients is what it`s all about.
 
PaddyIrishman1

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HELLO EVERYONE ,
SORRY I HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM THE FORUM AND AND I DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO POST MY UPDATE. IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN IN.





7th DAY UPDATE , HEADWASH AND REMOVING OFCRUSTS.

I HAVE SOAKED MY SCALP WITH SHAMPOO AND LOTS OF SUDS WITH VERY LUKE WARM WATER FOR 30 MINUTES AS INSTRUCTED BY DR.SHISHIR. I ALSO CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF PUTTING A LIGHT PLASTIC SHOWER CAP ON OVER THE SCALP TO HELP ALL THOSE SHAMPOO SUDS TO SOAK INTO THE CRUSTS ON MY RECIPENT, ALSO I ENSURED THE SUDS WENT ONTO MY DONER AREA ALSO TO CLEAN AND REFRESH IT. I AM NOW FINISHED TAKING THE MEDICATION SO I DONT HAVE TO PUT THE ANTISEPTIC SOLUTION OR ANTISEPTIC OINTMENT ON MY DONER FROM NOW ONWORDS.

AFTER 3O MINS I TOOK OFF THE SHOWER CAP AND GENTLY MASSAGED MY RECIPENT AREA ALL OVER WITH THE TIPS OF MY FINGERS FOR 5 MINUTES. THE CRUSTS HAVE REALLY COME AWAY FROM THE SCALP WITH PERSISTENCE, NOW AND AGAIN ADDING MORE SUDS TO MY RECIPENT. I THEN POUR LUKE WATER WITH A SMALL JUG OVER ALL MY RECIPENT SEVERAL TIMES AND THEN DO THE SAME RINSING THE DONER .

I THEN PUT MORE SHAMPOO SUDS ON MY RECIPENT AND DONER AND MASSAGE IN AGAIN GENTLY FOR A FEW MINUTES AND POUR LUKE WARM WATER OVER AGAIN TO REMOVE ANY MORE SMALL CRUSTS HERE AND THERE. I HAVE REMOVED ALL THE CRUSTS EXCEPT A VERY TINY AMOUNT THAT IS NORMAL ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT THAT I WONT FORCE, I WILL WAIT A FEW DAYS AND REPEAT ALL OF THE ABOVE TO REMOVE THEM THEN.

PICTURES BEFORE AND AFTER HEAD WASH.

YES I KNOW THE ONE WITH THE SHOWER CAP IS RIDICULOUS AND EMBARRASSING, HOWEVER IT MIGHT HELP SOMEBODY OUT THERE , TO REMOVE ANY STUBBORN CRUSTS.

TOP TIPS : SOAK YOUR HEAD FOR 30 MINUTES , WEAR A SHOWER CAP, USE VERY MILD SHAMPOO LIKE JOHNSONS BABY SHAMPOO TO BE GENTLE ON THAT TENDER AND INFLAMED SCALP, AS IT HAS NO PARABENS, SULPHATES AND DYES.

I WILL UPDATE YOU VERY SOON WITH INFORMATION AND PICTURE OF SCALP AFTER THE HEAD WASH, ALSO UPDATE ON CONDITION OF SKIN UNDER THE CHIN AFTER THE BEARD EXTRACTIONS

ALL THE BEST FOR NOW.

...............PADDY.......
 
Bigmac

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Your beard donor area looks to be healing very quickly, the scabbing looks about right for 7 days. Give them a good soak now, then when massaging they should wash off quite easily. You may get the odd scab that lingers but resist the tempest to touch or pick at it, it will soon go if it does happen.
Thanks for the update.
 
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Great write up Paddy.

Just curious were you tempted to go for a higher number of beard grafts? I see some other cases on here where Eugenix are getting big numbers from the beard area.
 
PaddyIrishman1

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Thanks @HairHunter .
I wasnt tempted to go for any more beard grafts at this moment in time. I was happy to go with what Dr. Pradeep and Dr.Arika recommended during surgery. I didnt do my crown and later the beard grafts I have left can be used for that if I wish.
All the best @HairHunter .
.........Paddy.....
 
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UPDATE AFTER HEADWASH , 2 WEEKS AFTER HT. HIGH MAINTENANCE IS OVER.

ALL THE CRUSTS WERE REMOVED A WEEK AGO. THE REDNESS IN THE RECIPENT IS FADING EACH DAY. THERE IS STILL NUMBNESS ALL OVER THERE STILL. THE DONER AREA IS HEALING VERY WELL , AND THE WELCOME SIGN OF HAIR GROWING AGAIN IS GOOD TO SEE. THE NUMBNESS IN THE DONER AREA IS 95 % DISAPPEARED AND I EXPECT IT TO BE GONE COMPLETLY IN 3 OR 4 DAYS FROM NOW. UNDER THE CHIN AND BELOW THE JAWLINE WHERE NEARLY 700 BEARD GRAFTS WERE EXTRACTED HAS COMPLETELY HEALED UP AND NOBODY WOULD KNOW ANYTHING HAPPENED THERE INCLUDING MY SELF.
.....ALL THE BEST FOR NOW....
....................PADDY.................
 

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HEALTH PEACE AND HAPPINESS TO EVERYBODY AT CHRISTMAS
.......................Paddy.......................
 
Bigmac

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Hi Paddy.
At this stage, it feels good. You can relax and start taking it easy without having to worry about much. I expected your beard donor area to heal up very quickly, still might itch a bit but we can live with that.
You're going to look like a different person once this all grows out.

Have a great Christmas, thanks for documenting your story with great detail and a hairy New Year to you.

All the best.

Bm.
 
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