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FUE at Hair Dr Clinic, Leeds (Dr Arshad) – 2500 Grafts – 13-Jan-2021

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HT2021

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Somehow I'm already at the 9-week mark! Here's a few photos from a couple of days ago - from what I can tell, some of the implanted hairs are still continuing to grow and have not been shed just yet, and there are a bunch of stubble-length hairs now that I'm hoping are new hairs coming through, but otherwise not too much has changed lately.

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Bigmac

Bigmac

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Time does pass by quickly.
A small percentage of people do experience continued growth of transplanted grafts and early growth if your stubbles are an indication of that.
Everything looks like it`s returned to normal - pre op stage. Your donor looks good.
Thanks for the update.
 
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HT2021

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Thought I'd add another update - these photos are from Day 80. I now have dozens of stubble-length hairs scattered randomly about my transplant area, so it's great to see progress!

I also seem to still have a lot of the original transplanted hairs, which have just never shed. With the exception of the cluster of hairs at the front and centre of my hairline (which are native hairs), all of the longer hairs around my hairline area that you can see in the photos are hairs from the original transplant. They are thin and wiry, but it's definitely nice for now to have the extra little bit of coverage that they offer!

My scalp is often itchy - not hugely itchy, just quite persistently. I assume this is from the new hairs growing through. I find myself absent-mindedly running my hand across the area a lot, which is probably a bad idea as I keep finding small spots or lumps which might be a consequence of the scalp being touched a lot. Other than that, I think all is going smoothly.

The hair is noticeably a little thinner in patches in the donor areas at the back (where there has been a faint v-shape since my hair started growing back) and the sides. I don't particularly mind this if it means having a proper hairline again, but I'm just wondering if this is likely to be a permanent thing, or if it might correct itself over a few hair growth cycles?

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ChrisN

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HT2021
Great to see you’re progressing well - I’m one month ahead of you (will post a 4m update next week) and seems your progress is similar to how mine was.
Although I found the 3m mark a little frustrating (although I was well aware of what little to expect), it has been really encouraging to see some noticeable progress as I get closer to the 4m mark - even in some recent photographs which was surprisingly.
So as everyone says, patience is the key.
Chris
 
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LondonMayor

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Thought I'd add another update - these photos are from Day 80. I now have dozens of stubble-length hairs scattered randomly about my transplant area, so it's great to see progress!

I also seem to still have a lot of the original transplanted hairs, which have just never shed. With the exception of the cluster of hairs at the front and centre of my hairline (which are native hairs), all of the longer hairs around my hairline area that you can see in the photos are hairs from the original transplant. They are thin and wiry, but it's definitely nice for now to have the extra little bit of coverage that they offer!

My scalp is often itchy - not hugely itchy, just quite persistently. I assume this is from the new hairs growing through. I find myself absent-mindedly running my hand across the area a lot, which is probably a bad idea as I keep finding small spots or lumps which might be a consequence of the scalp being touched a lot. Other than that, I think all is going smoothly.

The hair is noticeably a little thinner in patches in the donor areas at the back (where there has been a faint v-shape since my hair started growing back) and the sides. I don't particularly mind this if it means having a proper hairline again, but I'm just wondering if this is likely to be a permanent thing, or if it might correct itself over a few hair growth cycles?

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Great write up - keep us posted of how youre getting on!

Month 3-5 you should begin to see some changes, so hopefully we'll see some good progress over the summer
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Your donor should return to a normal look once any shocked hairs and growth cycles all catch up. It is a nice bonus that some of the grafts continued growing, your hairline shape is visible now.
Itching can be bothersome, try a good shampoo like Pura d`or which makes your hair and scalp feel and look good. You could also try Nizoral, it`s very good in eliminating the itch. Use it every 3 days. It`s available for about 8 pounds in Boots, Superdrug etc.
 
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