Three FUE hair transplants - 5124 grafts - NW6 - Rudi De Reys

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Post by Guest-3 » 1 year ago

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1 year and 1 month update after second FUE (2024 grafts on front and mid-scalp):

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Third FUE - 1100 grafts on the crown area in February 2019

Crown before:

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Crown post-op:

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In the first pic, your hair seems to be almost completely restored. Excellent improvement from where you started. Great style as well. Gives hope to a lot of people.
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Post by justin » 1 year ago

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There's much more coming, trust me, especially if you're not using minoxidil, the regrowth will tend to be slower. So yeah, for me, the was still significant improvement between months 6 and 10, after that it slows down quite a bit but you still get some thickening and also an improvement of the texture of your hair, which might have grown more wiry and curly because of the scars caused by the surgery.
Thanks man. I am more hopeful and excited now. I need more density on the hair line area and then I'll be completely satisfied. Meanwhile simply growing out my hair longer seems to have carried me a long way. Hair transplants are constructed to require some sort of length in general I think. My crown also looks fuller when the barber remembers not to trim it too much.

By the way my sides are kinda thin and uneven, I realized the extent of this when my sister took candid pics of me a couple days ago. The next day I rushed to the barbershop to get my sides buzzed in a near bald fade:

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Sort of like this, but obviously the male pattern baldness victim version. Anyway I instantly felt that I look healthier and more youthful, it also goes better with the beard.

I wish I could pull off the Don Draper. Such a classy, elegant look:

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.. but oh well, can't have it all I guess. At least I'm not slick bald. :D

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I also realized that the hairs that have become softer are those from my first transplant, that have fully matured and received my natural texture. So now in the next few months I'm gonna have a mix of soft and coarse hairs. xD
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Post by DerPapillus » 1 year ago

Hey man, just wanted to congratulate on results after the 2nd procedure. The ''gym pic'' looks amazing as a poster before already stated. I'm sure you will be thrilled with the improvement yet to come concerning the crown.

I've also had a hair transplant a couple months ago, which was my first, and I want your opinion on the usage of minoxidil after a hair transplant. Do you think it's worth starting minoxidil 20 days after transplant, even if you only plan to stick to it for some months? Would you recommend it as a one time periodic treatment after a hair transplant? Solution or foam?

Again, congrats on your journey!

PS. Will be posting my results on here when there is enough growth...

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Hey man, just wanted to congratulate on results after the 2nd procedure. The ''gym pic'' looks amazing as a poster before already stated. I'm sure you will be thrilled with the improvement yet to come concerning the crown.

I've also had a hair transplant a couple months ago, which was my first, and I want your opinion on the usage of minoxidil after a hair transplant. Do you think it's worth starting minoxidil 20 days after transplant, even if you only plan to stick to it for some months? Would you recommend it as a one time periodic treatment after a hair transplant? Solution or foam?

Again, congrats on your journey!

PS. Will be posting my results on here when there is enough growth...

Cheers
Thank you! And congrats on your first procedure!

After my hair transplants, I always started minoxidil as soon as I've removed the scabs so 10 days after the procedure.

It will not do any harm and slightly speed up your growth. I've always used the solution on my head, and I'm almost a year into using the foam on my face to thicken my beard.

I look forward to seeing your results :).
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Post by tomcat » 1 year ago

Nice results. Fred you're a fucking hero in my opinion you suffered a lot and still managed to not fall apart. Out of curiosity I remember back then when you just started the gym you said there was a guy with curly hair that lost 40 % of his hair and he told you cue ball, do you still see him ?? How's his hair ? What was his reaction when he saw you after your second surgery.

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Nice results. Fred you're a fucking hero in my opinion you suffered a lot and still managed to not fall apart. Out of curiosity I remember back then when you just started the gym you said there was a guy with curly hair that lost 40 % of his hair and he told you cue ball, do you still see him ?? How's his hair ? What was his reaction when he saw you after your second surgery.
Ah yeah, that wasn't quite what happened but I know which story you're referring to, it was actually two colleagues of mine, one of them (a woman) balding who called me 'Mr. Clean'.

The other one has a full head of hair. The female never reacted to my surgery and the other guy made a few remarks like "why can't you just accept yourself as a bald guy?!" but other than that, he's a cool guy and we've remained friends.

As I had said they both apologized within a couple of days. My hair transplants are now common knowledge among my coworkers and almost all of them have been nothing but understanding and supportive.
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Third FUE - 1100 grafts on the crown area in February 2019

Crown - 6 month update:
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Typical hair transplant timeline to give an idea of where I am in the regrowth process:

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Third FUE - 1100 grafts on the crown area in February 2019

Crown - 6 month update:

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Before picture for reference:

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Typical hair transplant timeline to give an idea of where I am in the regrowth process:

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1100 grafts is minuscule for that area, already looks like a reasonable improvement for 6 months, I suspect 90% of the grafts already growing. It’s a much better look than bare scalp, even if it’s thin.

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Third FUE - 1100 grafts on the crown area in February 2019

Crown - 6 month update:

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Your six month update showed good growth. Did you notice more thickening up after that?
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Your six month update showed good growth. Did you notice more thickening up after that?
Yes it's a bit more covered, I'll try to post a 1 year picture (and 2 and nearly 6 years for the other hair transplants) if I can get my wife or my dad to take one in February :).
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Post by Xexos » 1 week ago

@Admin you have a nice hair line now which most people can't even tell you're balding unless they're taller than you so that they can see the crown thinning, which is unlikely.

Anyways, since you have a hair line intact now, have you considered going for beard and body hair grafts to make the crown appear more healthier and fuller? I know it's not really required at this point, but it will be a nice add on and will probably make you feel slightly better as well.
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Anyways, since you have a hair line intact now, have you considered going for beard and body hair grafts to make the crown appear more healthier and fuller? I know it's not really required at this point, but it will be a nice add on and will probably make you feel slightly better as well.
I was considering fringe procedures like beard grafts and temporary SMP at a point, but in the end, I'm just not motivated enough to pursue them. The improvement would either be marginal or problematic in some settings: the texture of beard grafts is too frizzy compared to scalp hair and SMP would produce zero effect under harsh lightning conditions. They're also both quite expensive for what they do.

I'm mostly satisfied with the way I look even though the honeymoon phase ended a long time ago, you always end up wanting more, you always wish it was fuller. But none of the currently available solutions would provide the kind of boost (except Toppik of course :p) I'm looking for. So I'll patiently wait for new treatments, which is now much easier than if I was stuck in NW6 limbo.
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