37 Yrs Old Asian Male with NW IV Undergone 4500 FUE HT Procedure in Turkey - Transest - Istanbul, Turkey
I've come to realization that my hair has been...
3 Months Progress Update
Thanks for following my post. It has been 3 months now and although the redness has subsided a lot more, there's still a bit of a pinkish hue to the donor area. I've decided to shave my head to a really short cut, 1 guard to just even out the look and a good buzz cut. I do see a bit of short hair growth in the recipient area, just barely noticeable in the front hairline but guess will need the next few months to hopefully fill in all around. It hasn't been a pleasant journey cause of the strange looks I get when I don't wear a hat and you can see the pinkish outlines of the donor area. However, I'm using Witch Hazel and spray the area to lessen the redness as well as taking hair vitamin supplements, "Intense Grow Hair" vitamins to be exact. Read some great things about the product so just doing my part to help the body get all the necessary nutrients to have a good foundation for growth later on. Let me know if the pictures are pretty much on the spot as to what to expect at this 3 month period phase. As well, sorry for the confusion about the doctor that performed the hairline procedure. I now realized that it was actually Dr. Erkan Demirsoy and not the previous mentioned. I will continue to post my progress in the latter months ahead. Excited about the results as growth starts to take place around the hairline area. Looking forward to my next post,, until then take care!
5 Months Growth Progress
7 Month Progress Report
Been a bit busy for the past couple of months with work and travel so I have some downtime to post my progress. Can't believe it's already 7 months post op and I must say the results are progressing steadily as expected with a 60 to 70% growth phase at the moment. Still bit sparsely populated but hopefully the thickness will do it's magic in several more months to come. The lighting on the image capture makes a difference as the one with a thinner look is under direct light. When I do go out to evening social events, I do apply DermMatch which gives my hair that amazing full and thickness impression. Does anyone have any experience as to how long before you actually see the thickness come together? I"m curious what I should be expecting in the next several months? I'll continue to post my progress but most likely in two month intervals to get a better result reaction. (fingers crossed) :)
10 Month Update
10 Month Additional Photos
Final Post - 1 yr FUE result and personal opinion
I like to take this opportunity to complete my final post and results on my FUE procedure that took place one year ago. I have to say that before I discovered this amazing procedure, I was at a loss and felt pretty down because going bald was incredibly traumatic and looking at yourself everyday in the mirror felt less and less desireable. I would add that I came to close to spending a fortune to do whatever was necessary to restore my youthful look again but luck would have it, I discovered Transest and crossing my fingers that this journey would be one of no regrets. February 28th was the one year anniversary mark on this journey of renewed esteem and self-confidence and I have to say that it was worth every penny to go over seas and not only to have the wonderful opportunity to learn a new culture and its customs but also to see how Turkey has become the medical mecca really for everything you want to change about your appearance and other procedures performed. Based on my results, I can only wish that the maximum density was truly achieved as I figured 4500 grafts would be more than needed to create that density and thickness. Around the front of the hairline, I can see what looks like puctures but no hair follicles growing out from it so I'm wondering if the grafts just didn't take or is it still dormant and waiting to sprout. At any rate, I still use thickening agents from time to time to give that impression of thickness under the light effect on weekend outings and social events. I want to thank the RealSelf community for the many support and reassuring comments that has helped me throughout this journey and to wish all those that undertake this procedure that you too will be satisfied with your outcome. I"m blessed that the results came out great given the alternative to accept MPB and what I would look like today had I not taken steps to change my fate. To all of you, good luck and God bless!
Aytac was the coordinator to arrange the details of the hotel, transportation, consultation. I was worked on my Dr. Erdogan for the hairline placement and graph donor site punctures. The rest of the procedures were two nurses who simultaneously worked without fatigue it seems like to get all the graphs placed.