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Pluggy hairline removal and donor repair / restocking with Dr Edward Ball at The Maitland Clinic (2 repairs completed)

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JKA

member
Hello Paul,

thank you gor sharing this experience. Keeps my hopes high :) I will have a very similar procedure starting tomorrow with Dr. Feriduni.
I plan to share my experience and development like you did, to support similiar cases.

Your healing of the extraction looks increadible fast and smooth. May I ask what kind of treatment you used to support the healing process?
 
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Paul_

Valued member
Hello Paul,

thank you gor sharing this experience. Keeps my hopes high :) I will have a very similar procedure starting tomorrow with Dr. Feriduni.
I plan to share my experience and development like you did, to support similiar cases.

Your healing of the extraction looks increadible fast and smooth. May I ask what kind of treatment you used to support the healing process?
Hi there, glad I could help you out with my reference case, as others did before to help me
You're in great hands with Dr Feriduni

My aftercare was Vaseline (in abundance) for 5-6 days to prevent scabbing. No touching / washing the area at all during this period
Then switching to Stratamed scar gel (2x day) coupled with gentle daily washing - 3 months minimum, ideally 6

Good luck, let us know how it turns out!
Paul
 
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Mattk

member
Hey Paul,

This is an amazing case and keeps my hopes high too. I'm in a similar position: been through a procedure (2k grafts) which I now realise was a poor decision. Don't want to go down hair loss / more ht route going forward.

I am leaning towards doing electrolysis on the implanted grafts and donor restocking from beard to donor. I do have strong beard with loads of hair.

I wonder if the plan sounds reasonable to you?

It might be a silly question but is it going to be obvious to tell implanted hair from the native ones? So that whoever does electrolysis knows which hair to kill. I also wonder if dr Ball could be of help in my case too you think?

Thanks!
 
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Paul_

Valued member
Hey Paul,

This is an amazing case and keeps my hopes high too. I'm in a similar position: been through a procedure (2k grafts) which I now realise was a poor decision. Don't want to go down hair loss / more ht route going forward.

I am leaning towards doing electrolysis on the implanted grafts and donor restocking from beard to donor. I do have strong beard with loads of hair.

I wonder if the plan sounds reasonable to you?

It might be a silly question but is it going to be obvious to tell implanted hair from the native ones? So that whoever does electrolysis knows which hair to kill. I also wonder if dr Ball could be of help in my case too you think?

Thanks!
Hi there,

Sorry to hear you went through the same troubles

If you wish to remove the implanted hairs anyway, why not surgically extract and reuse them for restocking instead of throwing them away? They are the most important asset, you can't buy more of them.
Are you worried about scarring?
Also beard hair is more coarse and has less likelihood to grow

A surgeon (especially a top tier one like Dr Ball) can tell the implanted grafts apart from the native ones. Not sure about an electrolysis tech, you will likely have to guide them (see a great post from Louie in that sense, sry I don't have the link at hand atm)

I suggest you reach out to @David Anderson for a consultation, he's great, helped me so much

Maybe share a couple of photos as well, so folks here can share their experience

Best of luck,
Paul
 
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Mattk

member
Thank you for your quick response! It means a lot.

Yeah, I definitely do wish to get rid of the hair. And I am worried about 1) scarring and 2) shock loss that might occur to the native hair after removing the implanted ones. I did get shock loss to the donor so I wonder if I may be prone to it.

This being said, it looks like there was basically no scarring in your case. Do you notice anything at all on your skin where the grafts were removed?

On beard to donor - I think the chances to grow are as high as the scalp ones (because beard follicles are so strong). And over time they will mimic the characteristics of surrounding scalp hair I believe, hence my thinking it could be a good idea.

All in all, I now am strongly considering asking Dr Ball for help. Will reach out to @David Anderson.
 
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Paul_

Valued member
Ok, I understand

I count myself lucky, no visible scarring, due to impecable FUE technique and aftercare
 
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Paul_

Valued member
Hi, quick update after haircut (guard 2, 5mm)
Looking at my previous snaps, I still feel I haven't shed much after either repair. Maybe it's the oral minox + well vascularized area?

Right side (3.5 months post repair)
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Left side (7.5 months post repair)
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J

JKA

member
Really impressive. Even when you know it, you do not see that you had any bad HT before.
 
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philgwhite33

member
Wow wow wow
I love this story and I'm so made up for u
U can now move on from all the yrs of hiding the poor work etc
U look great pal and u can now wake up in the morning and not think about ur hair and how to hide the mess that was done 2 u
Live ur life now mate
Dr ball and team u don't realise how much u have changed this man's life
I'm blown away by it and realise in the right hands u can get repaired and go back 2 the way u were mentally and physically
Great super work
 
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Paul_

Valued member
Wow wow wow
I love this story and I'm so made up for u
U can now move on from all the yrs of hiding the poor work etc
U look great pal and u can now wake up in the morning and not think about ur hair and how to hide the mess that was done 2 u
Live ur life now mate
Dr ball and team u don't realise how much u have changed this man's life
I'm blown away by it and realise in the right hands u can get repaired and go back 2 the way u were mentally and physically
Great super work
Thank you Phil, sincerely
You're spot on, the peace of mind is worth the flawed hairline. And God knows I've got bigger flaws than that anyway :)

Have a great weekend everyone!
 
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philgwhite33

member
U are welcome
I just so happy for u cos I going through what u went through all them yrs its tough ain't it
U got through it
All the best mate
 
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