aaron1234's - Profile page HT#2-6-month

Posted :2/24/2010


I have arrived at 6 months from my HT with Paul
Shapiro.  I had 2,348 grafts /
4,258 hairs transplanted in this procedure.  This was my second HT and first with Dr. Paul.
 
Growth

Things are coming along nicely.  I’ve experienced noticeable new growth and a definite
cosmetic improvement.  The new
hairs are thin, short, and wirey but will certainly mature/thicken/lengthen in
the coming months.  Some have
color, others do not.  I feel a
significant amount of stubble across my head which means I have more to come.  I will say that my left temple is
somewhat behind my right temple in terms of growth.  This was also the case in my first HT.  Hopefully, it will catch up in time.
 
Naturalness

One thing I cannot fail to mention is the naturalness of how
the new hairs are exiting my scalp. 
This is in stark contrast to the grafts I received from my first
procedure 19 months ago with a different surgeon, as those incisions are still
noticeable.  Thankfully, they are
less detectable now with the new hairs surrounding them.
 
Density

The density has improved.  I do not have to use concealer in the hairline or frontal
third anymore.  However, I hope to
see more improvement in density throughout the coming months.  Under fluorescent lights or direct
sunlight my frontal third is still quite see-through.  One thing I noticed is that my frontal tuft holds up much
better to harsh lighting than the temples.  There are some 3-4 hair grafts in the tuft from my first HT
that have fully matured and help with the overall density.  I expect that once the grafts from my
second HT mature my frontal third will hold up better to extreme light.
 
Scar

The tightness of the donor region went away between the 4thand 5th month.  The scar
is not detectable with my hair at this length.  I could probably shave down to a 4 or 5 guard and it
wouldn’t be a problem.  The area is
still pink as expected given my fair complexion.

 
I am definitely pleased with theprogress so far and expect a
bit more to come the next few months. 
I have received many compliments about my hair.  Some of my female friends have
mentioned that it’s the best my hair as looked since they’ve known me.  I just tell them about the products I
use.  One guy friend of mine told
me that my hair looked sort of thin. 
Oh well, can’t win ‘em all. 
No one knows about the HT, (except my mom, a stylist I went to a month
ago, and you guys!).
 
I have included pictures of freshly washed/air-dryed hair
with no products and pictures with my hair styled with loads of products.  The products I use in the stylized pics
are:  Samy Fat Hair (blow dryed)
and FX Dirt.  For the crown I use
DermMatch and a sprinkle of Toppik. 
 
Comments mucho appreciated!

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