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Posted :7/21/2007


As of July 21st my last session with
Dr. Ron Shapiro was at 8 months post op. My impression at eight months
is that the improvement so far is subtle. In fact, during the past
few months I have really not noticed the transplanted hair growing in.

This
could be due to the transplanted hair being added in between existing
hair. Or it could be that after five surgical sessions my scalp
vascularity is compromised so that my new hair growth is suppressed or
greatly delayed.

I'm proof indeed that hair loss is
"progressive" and can only be treated as it progresses but not "cured".
All twenty two year olds who are in a rush to use up their limited
donor area to dense pack their receding hairlines should keep this
concept in mind.

Remember hair transplants can't restore a full
head of hair on people with extensive hair loss - it can only create
the "illusion of fullness".

I find that by using Prothik spray
does dramatically increase the look of fullness of my hair transplants.
I expect that other cover up products like Toppik etc also provide
similar benefits.

I like the spray rather than the sprinkle on
Toppik or paint on couvre. Of course, I may get black lung disease like
a coal miner from breathing all that sticky spray over the years. But
small price to pay to have a full look, right?

I hope my growth is just very delayed at eight months. I'll
keep everyone posted.

Best wishes, Pat

eight-month-update-from-last-surgery - this is worst

This is the worst area of my donor scar. I think it's a cosmetic non issue and is not noticeable.


eight-month-update-from-last-surgery - from front

From the front I have a relatively full look.


eight-month-update-from-last-surgery - prothik other

Prothik and other cover ups can do an amazing job of making thin hairs look fuller and also reduce the contrast between the scalp and hair - thus enhancing the illusion of density.


eight-month-update-from-last-surgery - prothik other

Prothik and other cover ups can do an amazing job of making thin hairs look fuller and also reduce the contrast between the scalp and hair - thus enhancing the illusion of density.


eight-month-update-from-last-surgery - the top/crown

The top/crown area is still thinner than I'd like. The crown really swallows up grafts like a black hole (I mean white hole).


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