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HGC (Hair Growth Centre) London, Maida Vale

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JesterRIP

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Sorry, the 11 month progress is not mine. Look at my posts, which start on 20 July with my full write up. I am now on day 21 after my FUE.

Hi Jonathan,

This is great as you're a fellow "HGC" patient and about 3 weeks ahead of me (had mine done 7th Aug) so I'm happy to compare notes.

I've noticed the back of my head still feels like a mild sunburn and the top at the front still feels numb.

You'll see on the vids I posted on the other thread, it's started shedding. But with a magnifying glass I can also see very short hairs which either haven't grown since transplant, or have shed and are growing already... I hope the latter but who knows.

I trust you are keeping well though and enjoying the progress :)
 
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JonathanLondon

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Hi. Thanks for getting in touch. Were you in Maida Vale? Which Dr?
The numbness remained for a long time, and in fact still not 100% back to normal. I am having lots of itchiness as well around the donor areas, and all over really.
As you will have seen from my pictures, lots of shedding, hardly any implanted hair left. But one or two seem to be growing, and the rest are just there but not growig.
At the moment, overall i am feeling quite negative and disappointed about the experience, based on people's comments above on this thread.
 
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HR1986

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Hi. Thanks for getting in touch. Were you in Maida Vale? Which Dr?
The numbness remained for a long time, and in fact still not 100% back to normal. I am having lots of itchiness as well around the donor areas, and all over really.
As you will have seen from my pictures, lots of shedding, hardly any implanted hair left. But one or two seem to be growing, and the rest are just there but not growig.
At the moment, overall i am feeling quite negative and disappointed about the experience, based on people's comments above on this thread.
Very normal to be feeling that way.
Im currently 5 months in. All numbness, itchiness, little pains are now gone.
 
J

JesterRIP

member
Hi. Thanks for getting in touch. Were you in Maida Vale? Which Dr?
The numbness remained for a long time, and in fact still not 100% back to normal. I am having lots of itchiness as well around the donor areas, and all over really.
As you will have seen from my pictures, lots of shedding, hardly any implanted hair left. But one or two seem to be growing, and the rest are just there but not growig.
At the moment, overall i am feeling quite negative and disappointed about the experience, based on people's comments above on this thread.

Edit: HGC Romford - Dr Vishal Nayak (lead surgeon) did the incisions.

Yeah don't worry about the comments. Mainly because there's nothing you can do about it right now, but also because it's far too early to judge just yet either. We all have different scalps, and each hair will grow at a different rate. I was told that even at 12 months the front will be at 80-90% coverage and around 15 months you can expect the final results at the front and 18 months for the crown, so keep that in mind.

Shedding, again, I'm told is a good thing because it means your grafts are getting the blood supply. The shed makes way for the hibernation period and given you're about 3 weeks ahead I'd not expect to be seeing much growth before the end of October...?

I'd been following Gregory Gaige on YouTube who'd had his done at Harley St. You can see his 3 month video there's not much there at all. Even at 6 months, it just doesn't look dense enough so don't worry at all.

Have a look at his 12 month results (y)


Keep the faith!
 
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J

JonathanLondon

member
Thanks for that.
By the way, I am meant to go back for a second PRP treatment tomorrow.
do you think this is worth the money?
 
J

JesterRIP

member
Thanks for that.
By the way, I am meant to go back for a second PRP treatment tomorrow.
do you think this is worth the money?

Have you seen my vids?

I mention it at 4:42 in the vid below.

It all depends on your rate of loss, as well as your physical condition. I'm lucky in that my hairline has been more of less the same for 15-20 years. Whilst Rogaine, minoxidil, PRP etc can potentially halt further loss (and in some cases promote regrowth), once treatment stops the effects are undone.

One good indicator of how much you're going to lose by not taking it, is to look at the men in your family (your mum's side in particular). All the (older) guys in my family have exactly the same hairline; receded but not bald. Therefore I was pretty confident, at 46, there wasn't much further hair loss prevention needed. Plus I don't smoke, have good circulation etc.

Aside from that, it's supposed to promote the healing process but if you've seen my vids, along with your pictures, it looks like we've healed at a similar rate?

 
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JonathanLondon

member
Have you seen my vids?

I mention it at 4:42 in the vid below.

It all depends on your rate of loss, as well as your physical condition. I'm lucky in that my hairline has been more of less the same for 15-20 years. Whilst Rogaine, minoxidil, PRP etc can potentially halt further loss (and in some cases promote regrowth), once treatment stops the effects are undone.

One good indicator of how much you're going to lose by not taking it, is to look at the men in your family (your mum's side in particular). All the (older) guys in my family have exactly the same hairline; receded but not bald. Therefore I was pretty confident, at 46, there wasn't much further hair loss prevention needed. Plus I don't smoke, have good circulation etc.

Aside from that, it's supposed to promote the healing process but if you've seen my vids, along with your pictures, it looks like we've healed at a similar rate?

Thanks. Sounds quite similar to me. The other videos posted here give me some hope as well.
Let’s hope for the best.
 
J

JonathanLondon

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Here are some pictures from today, day 62 post FUE. Not very exciting at the moment.
 

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Bigmac

Bigmac

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Between 3 - 6 months is when growth usually begins. Before that you are just healing and having your hair and scalp return to normal pre op. Time will tell how things turn out.
 
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