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The Hair Dr with Dr Arshad and his team - 2100 grafts

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Wardy64

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Hi All,

I thought I would really try to document my progress and experience I had with Dr Arshad and his team during my hair transplant procedure and recovering from it, so I will start from the beginning.

I have had a receding hairline since the age of 14 (that’s as far as I can remember) but because slightly receding further back at 20 onwards, now being 27 and really conscious about my hairline I thought it was time to take the plunge after doing years of research from turkey, Belgium to UK.
The reason I chose The Hair Dr is because I have a friend who coincidentally had a transplant with Dr Arshad on July 2019 and having seen his results I honestly couldn’t complain and he spoke highly of them.

So I got the ball rolling and on the 9th of July was my surgery date. I was initially quoted for 1600 grafts to fill in my temporal regions (confirmed by a FaceTime consultation and pictures) but after a face to face consultation I knew I had a slightly thinning spot behind my frontal hairline which I wanted thicker so ended up paying for 2000 grafts.

On the day of the procedure I had an hour and half drive down to the clinic, I thought I would be very nervous of the procedure but I wasn’t, the clinic is very nice and very posh inside which kind of put me at ease, my biggest worry was having to shave my head but to be honest the girls in the clinic paid me a few complements saying I suit it because of my facial hair which is always a bonus :)
So I arrived at 8:30 and got offered a drink and then whisked off to mean Dr Arshad and discuss the hairline. After we agreed not to lower my hair line (I’ve never had a low hairline) but full in the temporal regions I was then moved to get my head shaved.

After all of the head shaving was done I was then moved into one of the transplant rooms where I began receiving my anaesthetic for my donor region. Now I’m not afraid of needles in the slightest but I will say because my skin type is very thin this did hurt a little for the first 30 seconds or so but after than you don’t feel a thing and Dr Arshad himself began removing the hair follicles. Throughout this part of the process Dr was complimenting me on the density of my donor area and was saying I will benefit from this.

Once all of the follicles where removed we then paused for dinner at about 1pm or something, I was offered absolutely anything I wanted but I chose to be plain with a Chicken mayo sandwich because I didn’t know how I would be feeling at the time lol.
Once dinner was finished then we moved into Dr Arshad creating the hairline incisions after some more anaesthetic.

Then for the rest of the procedure was having the grafts implanted back in, this begun with two technicians working on myself to do the initial frontal part of the hairline then it went down to one technician for the rest of the procedure (I’m not sure if this is normally what happens or there was a reason). The girl who mostly did the implanting herself was very nice (I’m not great with names), we seemed to have the same taste in music so we was just jamming out to kissStory for the whole of the procedure and chatting a bunch.

And then that was my day over with, on the night of the procedure I was in a little bit of pain which was expected but the next day I woke up I had zero pain, I didn’t even take any ibuprofen or paracetamol as I didn’t see the point, just my antibiotics and steroids.

I can’t think right now any more information of the day unless anyone has any questions, I’m more than happy to answer as I feel forums like these are the only way to get an accurate representation rather than seeing results on the clinics or doctors websites.
Attached is a few pictures of before, after procedure and up to today which is day 4. In the order that is shown for me, the bottom ones are day of procedure and progress from there.
 

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Baldingman23

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Glad you had a great experience, I’m there this Saturday for mine. Nerves are kicking in now !!
 
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Wardy64

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Some more before photos
 

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Bigmac

Bigmac

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Hi Wardy.
Thanks for sharing your story on here, it will help others who are doing their research. Those grafts will give you a nice new hairline to frame your face. I see you must have had thinning in the frontal third looking at the planting pattern. Are you using any hair loss preventative meds?
All the best.
Bm.
 
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Wardy64

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Hi Big Mac, I did have some slight thinning which runs in the family and stabilises pretty quickly according to my dads hairline. I have been on Finasteride for 11 months and minoxidil once a night for probably just a bit longer. Both seem to be going fine.
 
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bullitnut

bullitnut

4 awesome repairs with SMG
Looking forward to following your progress dude, should make a nice improvement that pal....happy for ya!
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Sounds good regarding the thinning and being on the meds.
Now just the waiting game for you.
 
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Wardy64

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Just thought I’d update, today is day 7, had my first shampoo today and quite a few scabs are coming off already. I’m pretty much a fast healer having learned from all of the injuries I get from football so I have that going for me lol.

Just a note it’s quite exciting seeing a bunch of my friends eagerly watching my results to decide whether they take the plunge :)
 

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Bigmac

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It all looks to be healing very well. It`s a good feeling when the scabs are gone and things start returning to normal.
 
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Wardy64

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Hey guys. Sorry for the delay just been getting on with life to be honest trying to take my mind off my hair and play sports.

So not much has happened really, I’ve shedded at least 90% of my hair maybe a bit more but this is expected so I’m not worried about it so far. Today is my 6 week mark. Can’t wait for my hair to finally grow back, I’ve got some new ones coming through but not much.

My donor area has fully grown and covered. You couldn’t tell I have had a transplant in that region. Anyways here’s some pictures
 

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Kevboy

Kevboy

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Are the grafts I can see on your transplanted zone ones that haven't shed yet or are they new growth?
 
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Wardy64

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Most of them are little stubble regrowth. I lost most of my transplanted hair but it’s starting to grow back
 
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Ducky

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Hello mate
Was you charged for the extra 172 grafts after being quoted for 2000
 
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Baldingman23

Valued member
Hello mate
Was you charged for the extra 172 grafts after being quoted for 2000

When I went there 5 weeks ago. The Dr explained he does a 10% + or - so he shouldn’t have been charged
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

Administrator
Staff member
Everything is back to normal now, your pre op stage.
Good to hear you got some extra grafts for free, always a nice gesture by the clinic when it happens.
 
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Wardy64

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Just an update really, it will be 11 weeks in 2 days time and I’ve got quite a bit of regrowth. Not much else to report other than yesterday I had a graft shed 3 hairs with a random piece of dry skin which scared me in thinking it was a follicle, hopefully, which isn’t possible at this stage lol.

I’ll attach some images, let me know if you have any questions.
 

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