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Masha

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Hi everyone, i'm sharing this because I'm feeling blue and I don't really trust my clinic any longer...it's a Clinic in Spain and I'll share the name after 18 months, whether the results will be good or bad. This is the situation.

When I underwent puberty, 20 years ago, my forehead assumed a very weird shape, due to some issues related with hormones and maxillar development. Needless to say, it created a lot of discomfort every time I was swimming, or even walking on a windy day. Last year then I found a clinic which was offering HT at a very good price. It was a case of forehead lowering, and the doctor said my case was an easy one. She said she would transplant 2000 follicles in my temples, but there's no knowing now. Anyway, I'm posting here the results after 7 months. No wonder I'm quite sad about it. She says that it's evolving well, but a bit slowly, and she suggested taking Minoxidil, which was never on the table and I'd rather not take, because I never suffered from alopecia, and I know it might have a rebound effect of I stopped taking it.

What I 've noticed is that the transplanted hair basically stopped growing in February or March, and I don't know if it's because I'm a slow grower (I'm 42) or this is more or less what it's going to be. What do you guys think? And what about the minoxidil?
 

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Bigmac

Bigmac

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7 months is too early to judge your result. Some patients don`t see any growth until months 6 and 7. You will have to wait the full 12 months to see how it turns out.
Minoxidil could help speed up growth, it`s a personal choice if you use it.
If you could add some better quality pictures from a little further away showing the full hairline, maybe ask the clinic for your surgery pictures too.
All the best.
 
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Bigmac

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You definitely have quite a bit of growth when comparing to your pre op pictures.
Lots of people compare their growth timelines to the fast growers but in reality, 6 months plus is when most experience good growth and maturing of hair. It`s always an anxious time waiting and watching your hair but you just have to try to be patient.
This link explains about growth timeframes. Hair Growth Timeframes.
 
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Masha

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Thanks again. I guess I'm being impatient and I 've seen other girls' results which were much more advanced at 7 months.
 
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Dazzster26

Valued member
Firstly I thought the pictures were excellent and their is big difference from were you started from that is for sure so keep positive still a long way to go plus the temples is different in my opinion , I had mine done when we do the HT in areas with existing hair it looks more fuller but the temples is like starting from scratch stay positive and patient for the full 12 months wishing you heaps of more growth
 
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Masha

member
Thank you Dazzster26! It's true that my temples were hairless, and I probably need to wait and see! thanks !
 
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Todd

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It looks decent growth so far. As the other members have said, you have a lot more hair than before and you're just over the half way stage for growth. I think it will turn out fine and you will be happy.
 
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Bigmac

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Thanks again. I guess I'm being impatient and I 've seen other girls' results which were much more advanced at 7 months.
It can be worrying seeing other people's growth timelines looking much better than yours but as I said, everyone grows differently and it``s very common for one side to grow in quicker than the other.
 
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Masha

member
Definitely. I guess they kind of promised full growth at the 7 month, that's why I'm so upset, but if I can expect some extra growth, and also that my hair will be more "normal" less kinky and wiry, I guess it will make a huge difference. Also, when one's obsessed one keeps checking it. I've just taken 2 photos with slightly different light, and everything changes. I guess I just have to wait...
 

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Alessio

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The clinic should not have led you to believe full growth at 7 months because no one can predict the timeframes. 12 months is the time given to see what should be full growth but there are examples of people who continue to grow after 12 months. Wirey hair usually corrects itself over time but sometimes it may be caused by grafts placed too deep or squashed into place. Time will tell for you. You definitely have more hair than before you started which is a positive thing, another 5 plus months of growth to go.
 
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Masha

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Thanks Alessio...I don't really trust this clinic and my attempts at contacting them have been frustrated in the last three weeks. I do see that there is more hair than before, but not as much as I had hoped. I just I'll just have to wait at least until the 1-year mark.
 
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