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smokeybacon

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Hi Kelvino, well it looks like your temples are thin. I hope the transplant thickens them up along with whatever the treatment can do for you. Have you been given an indication of time, before you can really say that´s it, no more will come, so you get closure at least? Best of luck
 
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Kelvino1987

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Hi Kelvino, well it looks like your temples are thin. I hope the transplant thickens them up along with whatever the treatment can do for you. Have you been given an indication of time, before you can really say that´s it, no more will come, so you get closure at least? Best of luck
Hi mate.

Yeah it’s something we discussed at the clinic. We’re going to give 18 months (6 more from now), along with PRP treatment, laser hair therapy and oral minoxidil. If by 6 more months we’ve not achieved the full density, we’ll then do a top up. We were initially planning for a top up after my 7 month follow up appointment, where we all agreed it could be 50/50 if we do or do not get anymore growth - the progress was underwhelming at the time. Since month 7, there’s been significant growth - it probably came around month 8/9. We’re still seeing some new hairs coming through at the moment. Obviously I’m really eager to get full coverage and density, but I don’t want to have a top up too prematurely and save grafts if I’m able to - I may possibly need them as I get older and lose more hair. So I’ve really got my fingers crossed on this other treatment. I’ll definitely be updating as the months progress.
 
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Johnboy83

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Come across this thread and wish I had not now! It's great to see though that your surgeon is offering top notch after care. Personal question is the top up offered and laser therapy been offered free or are you having to pay extra?

Just shows you the minefield that is hair restoration, I have mine booked in soon at a reputable clinic and feeling really nervous after reading your experience. The money it costs is life changing for me and I have been on the wrong end of "false promises" from clinics.
 
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Baldingman23

Valued member
Come across this thread and wish I had not now! It's great to see though that your surgeon is offering top notch after care. Personal question is the top up offered and laser therapy been offered free or are you having to pay extra?

Just shows you the minefield that is hair restoration, I have mine booked in soon at a reputable clinic and feeling really nervous after reading your experience. The money it costs is life changing for me and I have been on the wrong end of "false promises" from clinics.
I think this is a great thread. It shows that sometimes results may not be 100% but if you choose a reputable Dr who cares about his patients results and offers resolutions to obtain a 100% result in the end is important. For me this is one of the most important aspects when booking a HT. I potentially was going to go abroad for my HT until I found the Hair Dr. Know that the clinic is only 4 hours up the road and the Dr will make sure I come away with a HT that I’m 100% happy with is worth the extra money I paid having it here in the UK. Just think if Kelvino would have had his abroad he would have had to pay extra for flights/accommodation when going back for assessment of the HT etc, plus it’s a hell of a lot easier for clinics/dr to avoid patients if they are from another country. I guess this is why a HT needs a lot of research not just for results but also the support and back up incase things aren’t 100% first time round.
 
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Kelvino1987

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Come across this thread and wish I had not now! It's great to see though that your surgeon is offering top notch after care. Personal question is the top up offered and laser therapy been offered free or are you having to pay extra?

Just shows you the minefield that is hair restoration, I have mine booked in soon at a reputable clinic and feeling really nervous after reading your experience. The money it costs is life changing for me and I have been on the wrong end of "false promises" from clinics.
Hi mate. I understand your concerns, and when it wasn’t really working for me at 7 months, I did think I may have made a mistake. Just to touch on a few of your points in relation to my experience, I’m a very late grower. I think we see several updates from loads of guys where they’ve seen significant growth within the first 4/5 months. You do compare and you set an expectation. We all hope come 12 months we’ll have full coverage and density. In my case and some others, it can take longer, and it’s why I’ve had to separate the frustration I had, and also remember that almost every clinic does advise that it could take up to 18 months. In addition to this, about 3-5% of patients of reputable clinics, may not achieve optimal results and would require a top up.

The further treatment they’ve offered is free and included in my after care. If they were not an ethical clinic, they wouldn’t have offered the further treatment. This is something I found reassuring and it wasn’t just one option they gave, they gave me every option available and I really can’t knock that.

Which clinic are you going to mate? Do you know who the surgeon is who’ll be performing the surgery?
 
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smokeybacon

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The fact the company you have gone with are still willing to help you at no extra cost shows you the reputation they have gained and deserved.

I would hold your praise for the clinic until Kelvino´s hair grows. The clinic are only doing what they should do. Is the bar that low we are impressed when a clinic just does the right thing. Hope your hair improves over the next few months Kelvino then everyone will be happy.
 
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Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
Hi Kelvino.
The growth along the lateral humps and crown looks to have filled in. Your crown didn’t have that many grafts placed, hence it still looks on the thinner side compared to the mid section where you have retained your natural hair.
The clinic picture showing your temples/hairline is not clear enough. Your pictures do show these areas are thin. If the proposed treatments don’t help, you will require more grafts If you want more density.
Could you take a picture with your hairline pushed up without the use of the comb? This will show how it naturally looks.
Are you happy with your donor now?
 
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Kelvino1987

member
Hi BM. Hope you’re well mate. I’ve attached some in different lighting below. I’ve got a bit of product in and I’ve pushed the hair up and back as you’ve stated.

Yeah I did initially mention the crown before my procedure but Dr Arshad said the crown area wasn’t a problem. I’ll catch up with Sommiya about it as I need to book in for my PRP.

I do feel better about the donor after Dr Arshad looking at it. He said the picture Id taken doesn’t reflect how it looks and the odd space where dots/scarring may be close in proximity, we can look at donor restocking which I’m happy with. My plan was to always to have a play around with wearing my longer anyway, but I do like to keep my back and sides shorter.

I’ll officially hit 12 months on the 24th July so will add futher photo updates soon.
 

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Bigmac

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It’s good to hear you’re happy with how the follow up went. Your beard looks to be a good source if you do require any donor restocking. The hairline is thinner than I’d expect at this point. Am I right in saying your last 3 images show how it would look in person. As I mentioned earlier, more grafts will be required if it does not improve and meet yours and the clinics expectations.
Different hair styles and lengths can play an important part of any hair transplant. Hopefully, in a few more months you can achieve your goal.
Keep us updated on how everything goes.
Wishing you all the best.
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Kelvino1987

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Yeah I am hoping it improves. I start other treatments soon. The last 3 previous pictures do show the how the hairline looks if it’s exposed/not styled to cover it.

I’ve actually just come up to 12 months officially (photos uploaded). Judging by the pictures, if there’s no significant change growth, what would be your estimation of total grafts needed?

Cheers
 

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