Raphael84's - Profile page 4-Months-Post-Op
Well here I am at the 4 month mark, and I am very excited to be able to say that the fun has most definitely begun. Apologies for not posting an update at the 3 month mark. I had all intentions of keeping the updates prompt, but with Christmas, New Year and all, I didn't get around to it, which was probably for the best in hindsight, allowing me to try and forget about things for a while.
The attached photos show how things have evolved over the last two months, and show where I'm at now. Its incredible to see, the hair has really started to come in now. The hairline is now apparent, which feels amazing. It is the first time that I have had a solid hairline in over 10 years. I am now seeing new hairs each and every day, and am very excited about how the next few weeks and months will evolve. New transplanted hair began to sprout just before the 3 month mark, which was great to see. They haven't stopped since.
I have included both dry and wet photos in an attempt to portray as honest a situation as I can. I personally feel that the photos when dry, "boost" my hair a little. I think it is slightly more patchy in person. Obviously there is still a long way to go, and the thinner patches should come through stronger. In my right portrait, with wet hair, you can still make out my scar, even with my hair at this length. Regarding this I ask, at what stage will the scar become less visible/invisible when the hair is wet? Obviously this depends on the patients hair characteristics, but in general. That right side scar has always been the "worse" side, regarding its healing timeline. It is also with this side of the scar that I have experienced my only "issue". About 10 days ago, I could feel a hair growing right through the middle of the scar, to the touch, it felt very hard and thick, and not like a hair at all. I thought that perhaps it was a part of the stitch that hadn't been removed. It was incredibly sore in the area, even a gentle touch of the hair would cause quite considerable pain. I thought it may actually be an ingrowing hair. Fast forward 3 days, and I woke up and the pain had completely 100% disappeared and I have felt anything since.
The 1st photo shows my situation pre HT, and the 2nd is at the 2 month mark. It it so true, until you compare the photos, side by side, you never fully appreciate the growth that has occurred. At this stage, I feel so pleased about the whole procedure, and would like to express my gratitude to this forum, its members, and of course Dr. Rahal and his team. I really hope that things continue to improve the way that they have thus far.