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 My Hair Restoration Journal
Pre-Op through 2 months Post-Op
Posted: December 28, 2009
Month 2 Post HT
Posted: January 3, 2010
Month 3 Post HT
Posted: January 29, 2010
Month 4 Post HT
Posted: February 27, 2010
Month 5 Post HT
Posted: March 30, 2010
Month 6 Post HT
Posted: April 29, 2010
Month 7 Post HT
Posted: May 29, 2010
Month 9 Post HT
Posted: July 29, 2010
Month 11 Post HT
Posted: September 28, 2010
Month 12 Post HT
Posted: November 1, 2010
Second HT - Week 1, (First HT - Month 13)
Posted: December 16, 2010
Second HT - Month 2
Posted: February 7, 2011
Second HT - Month 4
Posted: April 3, 2011
Second HT - Month 5
Posted: May 6, 2011
Second HT - Month 6
Posted: June 8, 2011
Second HT - Month 7
Posted: July 5, 2011
Second HT - Month 8
Posted: August 15, 2011
Second HT - Month 9
Posted: September 8, 2011
Second HT - Month 11
Posted: November 9, 2011
Second HT - Month 12
Posted: December 9, 2011
Second HT - Month 15
Posted: March 6, 2012
 Comments
Love the result

I hate to see you go.  Your post was among...
by Levrais
3/6/2012 6:57:01 PM

Very Nice!

I know I've said it before, but you must be very...
by David (TakingThePlunge)
12/11/2011 11:40:46 PM

Very natural
This is a great result.
by Levrais
12/9/2011 10:58:12 PM


Very Nice!

I can hardly believe where you started Your hair...
by David (TakingThePlunge)
11/12/2011 1:55:28 AM

Impressive Results!

Congratulations on your transformation. I'm very...
by David (TakingThePlunge)
9/10/2011 6:30:58 PM

Fantastic!

This is a great result.  I've been following...
by Levrais
9/8/2011 6:22:51 PM

Real improvement!

This looks like it has made a real cosmetic difference....
by Johnny B
8/16/2011 6:12:36 AM

More picts

Hey Old Bald Guy - would you post of picture...
by Nothing2Lose
7/6/2011 10:59:48 AM

Happy to Hear!

Good to know that you've got a positive outlook...
by David (TakingThePlunge)
5/9/2011 2:12:25 AM

Big change, that's the look you wanted



by Levrais
5/6/2011 9:58:28 PM


Looking Good!

You'll have to change your user name soon. "Old...
by David (TakingThePlunge)
4/9/2011 5:40:30 AM

happy growing

Even with the shockloss, there is a big improvement...
by Levrais
2/7/2011 5:38:18 PM

Thanks for Updating!
You've come a long way but I understand the desire...
by David (TakingThePlunge)
11/6/2010 4:41:22 PM


Great Improvement!
I agree that you may need some additional work to...
by David (TakingThePlunge)
10/3/2010 9:02:18 PM


Be Patient...

As you're still at month 9...there is still plenty...
by Sierra6
8/20/2010 7:39:12 PM

Give it Time...

I know it may sound like lip-service but I'm...
by David (TakingThePlunge)
8/1/2010 5:33:34 AM

Great so far

Hi OBG,

You are coming along great...
by haitechnician
6/23/2010 7:47:33 PM

keene

Ive seen quite a number of pics of keene's work,...
by vick tayback
5/30/2010 10:22:27 AM

Progress

You've had a lot of progress in the last 60 days,...
by Levrais
5/30/2010 10:00:29 AM

4 Month Update

Old Bald Guy,

Sounds like you're still...
by Youngsuccess
2/28/2010 8:14:21 PM

Thanks for writing

Thanks for taking the time and caring enough...
by SameAuldBald
1/8/2010 6:02:56 PM

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 Second HT - Week 1, (First HT - Month 13)
Posted :12/16/2010

1 year after the first HT procedure the doctor and I concluded that some areas of the grafts didn't "take" as well as others (especially in the front) and that we could fill in those areas which would improve the final result.  The doctor felt that 1,500 additional grafts would more than do the job but I had her do an additional 900 grafts to be added to the crown area for a total of about 2,375 new grafts.

We don't know why some of the original grafts seemed not to fill in as well as others but I included a photo below of the first week following the first HT procedure.  You can see that I had much more swelling, redness and scabbing than I have following the second HT procedure. Perhaps that had something to do with certain areas that didn't "take" as well.  I do have a minor skin condition that will flare up occasionally and perhaps that had an impact as well.

Also, my donor areas are more "tight" and tender than after my first procedure.  For a month prior to my first procedure I daily massaged my scalp vigorously and that seemed to help a lot with regard to donor area tenderness and pain. Unfortunately, I forgot to do that this time and donor area sensitivity is more noticeable.


This is my scalp condition after one week following my first HT procedure 13 months ago. The redness, swelling and scabbing are quite noticeable.


This is week 1 following the second HT procedure. The scalp condition looks and feels much better than after the first procedure. All of these week 1 photos are taken with my hair wet and combed back whereas all my previous photos were of dry hair combed in place so they will appear different in that regard. Also, some of the growth from the first procedure was trimmed to facilitate grafting in the second procedure.


The total grafting now appears to be much more consistent with the less dense areas now filled in.



In the photo it appears that my hair is combed over but it's actually combed back.



I will continue to post monthly or semi-monthly.  If the first procedure is any indication the new grafts will have fallen out by about week 6 and will start growing back about month 3-4.  Good luck to all.

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Pre-Op through 2 months Post-Op | Month 2 Post HT | Month 3 Post HT | Month 4 Post HT | Month 5 Post HT | Month 6 Post HT | Month 7 Post HT | Month 9 Post HT | Month 11 Post HT | Month 12 Post HT | Second HT - Week 1, (First HT - Month 13) | Second HT - Month 2 | Second HT - Month 4 | Second HT - Month 5 | Second HT - Month 6 | Second HT - Month 7 | Second HT - Month 8 | Second HT - Month 9 | Second HT - Month 11 | Second HT - Month 12 | Second HT - Month 15 | Profile page





 
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