My photos - 1000 graft FUE with Dr. De Reys

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My photos - 1000 graft FUE with Dr. De Reys

Post by Johnt1997 » 4 months ago

Hi guys, I've been away for a while as I've been waiting until after my transplant before i bothered coming back on any of the forums.

I booked a hair transplant with De Reys last year and my procedure date was on Monday just past. I opted for an unshaven FUE, i would have liked to get some grafts in the crown but hair line far more important to me, as i wasn't brave enough to shave my head

Dr was able to extract 1000 grafts from the area of hair that he shaved for extraction; future grafts will have to come from further up my head. I am NW3v and this transplant should fill me up to NW1v.

Pics: Day 1 immediately post op (hair soaking wet so looks very thin)
Day 1 later on that night (left and right side)
Day 2 left and right side
Day 4 (today) left and right side
Donor area post surgery
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Re: My photos - 1000 graft FUE with Dr. De Reys

Post by Admin » 4 months ago

Congrats on the procedure with a great surgeon (no bias here :straight-smile:)

I didn't even know that De Reys accepted to perform without shaving the patient's head, now I feel like I just went through a month of shaved head/buzz but for nothing :p. Did he ask extra money because of that?

Some people could say that 1000 grafts is not enough for that area but I trust De Reys when it comes to doing a great job with a small amount of grafts, he's known for being conservative. The work he's done seems clean and I think it should grown in quite nicely. Same with your donor area.

How is your recovery? Not too uncomfortable? It seems that for me the pain was somehow higher after each procedure. It's been almost two months since my third hair transplant and I think it's healed up nicely except for a lot of hair that have not shed (but are still dead) this time.

My fiancée is helping me getting them out with tweezers, I think it's mainly because I made the mistake of shaving the grafts quite rapidly after I removed the scabs. Anyway, I hope you get the result you hope for! :)

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Post by kj6723 » 4 months ago

Congrats on taking this step

I think De Reys is one of the few top surgeons who does non-shaven, right? I believe GoldenMane on HairLossTalk also had an unshaven hair line procedure with him also using what seemed like a small number of grafts for the area. I imagine the nonshaven should make the first few months post op way more bearable.

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Admin wrote:
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Congrats on the procedure with a great surgeon (no bias here :straight-smile:)

I didn't even know that De Reys accepted to perform without shaving the patient's head, now I feel like I just went through a month of shaved head/buzz but for nothing :p. Did he ask extra money because of that?

Some people could say that 1000 grafts is not enough for that area but I trust De Reys when it comes to doing a great job with a small amount of grafts, he's known for being conservative. The work he's done seems clean and I think it should grown in quite nicely. Same with your donor area.

How is your recovery? Not too uncomfortable? It seems that for me the pain was somehow higher after each procedure. It's been almost two months since my third hair transplant and I think it's healed up nicely except for a lot of hair that have not shed (but are still dead) this time.

My fiancée is helping me getting them out with tweezers, I think it's mainly because I made the mistake of shaving the grafts quite rapidly after I removed the scabs. Anyway, I hope you get the result you hope for! :)
My recovery is going well, I've started gently washing hair over the weekend and recipient area is becoming a little less noticeable but still very conspicuous unless i wear my hair over it. I am confident that it will grow in well, the grafts look dense

No he didn't charge extra i don't think. It was €3000 for 1000. He had to shave the bottom of my head so i looked ridiculous for a few days until i could visit a barber to fix it.

Not felt much pain at all to be honest except a bit of discomfort the first night.

What have you had done for transplant 3? Are you trying to fill in your crown a bit now?

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kj6723 wrote:
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Congrats on taking this step

I think De Reys is one of the few top surgeons who does non-shaven, right? I believe GoldenMane on HairLossTalk also had an unshaven hair line procedure with him also using what seemed like a small number of grafts for the area. I imagine the nonshaven should make the first few months post op way more bearable.
Yeah man i was not brave enough to shave my head but i would most likely have to for any future transplant if required. I looked like an idiot for a few days with my haircut in the back but i got it faded on Friday and you can no longer tell anymore

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Johnt1997 wrote:
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What have you had done for transplant 3? Are you trying to fill in your crown a bit now?
Here :):

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Post by Johnt1997 » 4 months ago

That is sick man. Youve pretty much gone from bald to a thick nw2. The most recent pic in particular looks very good.

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***Two week update***
I can now shower normally and all the scabbing has come out, i can now see the results of the graft planting more clearly. Shedding will begin to occur now
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Johnt1997 wrote:
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***Two week update***
I can now shower normally and all the scabbing has come out, i can now see the results of the graft planting more clearly. Shedding will begin to occur now
How many grafts per cm^2 is that? Is this considered a dense packing? I know Dey Reys has a reputation for being somewhat conservative but does he do 50-60 cm^2 packings when the situation calls for it?

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kj6723 wrote:
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How many grafts per cm^2 is that? Is this considered a dense packing? I know Dey Reys has a reputation for being somewhat conservative but does he do 50-60 cm^2 packings when the situation calls for it?
I dont know to be honest but it looks pretty dense to me?

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Post by rclark » 4 months ago

It looks good. It's definitely much better than what it looked like before.

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Post by rclark » 4 months ago

I actually have a stranged shaped head, and I didn't realize that a lot of transplant surgeons specialized in
non shaved hair transplants. I would never shave my head for a transplant, because even with a short buzz
cut, my weird head shape is visible.

Where is Dr. De Reyes. If you don't mind me asking, what was the price.

Finally, I have to ask the question a lot of guys here probably don't know (because their not in their late forties).

Will all the hair grow back. I'm close to fifty (2019 will be the year for me).

I really am concerned that at my age, the transplanted hair might not grow back. Am I just
being paranoid?

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Post by pjhair » 4 months ago

rclark wrote:
4 months ago

Finally, I have to ask the question a lot of guys here probably don't know (because their not in their late forties).

Will all the hair grow back. I'm close to fifty (2019 will be the year for me).

I really am concerned that at my age, the transplanted hair might not grow back. Am I just
being paranoid?
How successful a transplant is depends heavily on an individuals physiology. I have seen people in their late sixties have excellent results. I have seen people in their twenties get bad results. I personally don't think you should avoid transplant because of your age. I am not a doctor so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

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Post by BaldingChicken » 2 months ago

Any updates?

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Post by Johnt1997 » 1 month ago

3 month update: Obviously, all of the hair fell out and skin took a while so temples looked weird for a while

Ive been taking to minoxidil to try and speed up/improve results. Looking good so far, there are some very short almost non visible hairs that im confident are staring to grow now too
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Post by Johnt1997 » 1 week ago

4.5 month update: hair coming in now on both sides. One temple still stronger than the other, confident that the other will begin to catch up.
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