EV's - Profile page 3-Months-post-op-w-Dr.-Rahal

Posted :2/26/2010

It would be a cliche to say "hard to believe it's been 3 months," but, in fact, it is.  I was up in Ottawa the last week of November and here it is last week of February and, all things considered, that went pretty fast.  Needless to say, the first few weeks with the stitches in are the toughest and then it starts to get easier from there.  After the first month things got pretty barren in the front where the operation was focused so I switched off between hat and bandana for the last couple of months and nobody could have been any wiser.  About 3 weeks ago I noticed that I had gotten just about back to where I was before I started and also noticed the faintest hints of new hairs popping through.  Three weeks later, there's no doubt about the new hairs popping through.You have read this all before...hairs start off almost hard to see...like something just slightly darker than peach fuzz...and then a few days later they're a bit darker and darker until you're absolutely sure it's a new hair.  Pretty cool.My scar is very hard to see.  I've just gotten out of the shower in these photos with hair having been buzzed down to a number 3 just last week and no one who didn't know about my operation would think that whatever line they see was a scar of any kind.  Looks more like hat head than anything.  There's two spots which suffered a bit of shock loss and those are the easiest to trace with your eyes but they'll improve over time.  Numbness is almost gone and I rarely notice the little bit that I have.  One pretty cool thing is that I was at the determatologist for an unrelated issue a couple of weeks ago and had my hat off and my hair exposed during the whole exam.  I've discussed hair transplantation with this particular Dr. before and he prescribed Propecia for me and was the first Dr. to tell me to get on Rogaine.  If he noticed anything, I'd be shocked.  He was removing something from right next to my sideburn and didn't seem to have a clue that anything had happened.You can see the new hairline developing in these photos.  That's the easiest trace evidence to see.  As for the hairs that were transplanted in and among the rest of my native hairs in my frontal region, they're very hard to find as they're not quite dark enough to see yet and my native hair drowns them out.
I'm excited to see what the next 9-12 months will bring and feel strongly that Dr. Rahal was the right choice at the right time for me.  Thanks, Doc! I look forward to all comments, feedback and questions.  :)

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