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    Hair transplant

    Wasn't sure if I should post this or not but thought it may be interesting for some people. I have had thinning hair since my late 20s and been progressively getting it cut shorter and shorter over the years. Over the last few years I have been going for a number one all over.

    I have been considering a hair transplant for a number of years and decided with lockdown etc that I would go for it last December. I never worried or was anxious about my hair line I simply didn't like it.

    Procedure was two days at DHI in Glasgow and in reality it was a very easy and for me pain free. A bit of itching and a red scalp was the extent of my post procedure issues.


    It's the small stuff I have noticed. My head wasn't as cold in spring and sitting outside in the summer no sunburn on my crown

    So now coming up on the 7 1/2 months mark and my hair is starting to thicken and mature. Really pleased with the results so far and I have been told that the final results will be about a year. Some pictures to illustrate.

    The before pics are 2020 and the others over the last month or so.









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    Looks good dude. Why not eh.

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    That does look good! Looks very natural too.

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    Good on you, Michael - results look impressive.

    Cost wise, Iím guessing itís this, or a new Seamaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossC View Post
    Good on you, Michael - results look impressive.

    Cost wise, Iím guessing itís this, or a new Seamaster
    Cheers Ross more Sub than Seamaster

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    Looks very natural. Result.

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    Seriously impressive. Iíve been losing mine since I was 18. Fancy doing this but not sure where to start!

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    Better than this one for sure

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    Wow !!! I didnít know it could be done that well !
    Looking good mate

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    Does look good!

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    Looks good on you, but not something I would personally consider as I have been shaving my head weekly for over 20 years now. I remember Russ Abbot having it done and he had a row of dots across his head, hopefully things have moved forward since then.

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    Jesus thatís impressive. Had no idea this kind of think actually worked, always assumed it was a bit of a con job. You must be chuffed

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    Thanks guys. So just under 3,000 hair follicle grafts and apparently circa 10,000 plus hairs should be the final result. Hair at moment is still popping through and the hair isn't mature so thinner than the final result


    This one from June maybe gives a better idea of hairline



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    Great result, all the best.


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    It looks very natural, a top barnet!

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    Nice one Michael
    Looks good mate.
    Ill need to remember not too ruffle your hair next time we meet up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Nice one Michael
    Looks good mate.
    Ill need to remember not too ruffle your hair next time we meet up.
    I was expecting a wee feel mate

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    Looks great mate!

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    Hey You got Me thinking.I have a mop of grey on My bonce. Any young blokes fancy being a hair donor lol👨

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    Quote Originally Posted by lew07 View Post
    Hey You got Me thinking.I have a mop of grey on My bonce. Any young blokes fancy being a hair donor lolūüĎ®
    Iím similar in my 50ís. My dads side of the family all have masses of thick hair and my mums all went bald in their early twentyís.

    Mine grows quickly and thickly and I used to get annoyed at how often I had to go the the barbers.

    You are right about the acceptance on a shaved head. I have a lot of friends some of them high up in their companies so itís not an issue any more.

    I used to have a no. 1 that I did myself every week or so. My wife made me grow it some more as she didnít like it.


    Cheers, Shaun

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    So hair follicles were taken from sides and back. Looks sore but wasn't

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    Really interesting, good on you for getting it done and thanks for starting the thread.

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    Looking good. My nephew (late 20s) had it done about 3 years ago now. I didn't see him until a few months afterwards and it was already looking well at that stage. Now he has just got a really natural looking, full head of hair.

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    Good for you, looks very natural. I'd love to get the complete opposite done so I'm not shaving my head every few days

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    Looks better post-op. Good for you going for it and well done sharing.

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    Thats an impressive result!

    (Seen cheerier expressions though.......... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    ...

    (Seen cheerier expressions though.......... )
    Whereas I'm expecting you have the biggest smile, much like your red crab, even at 05:04?

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    Iíd researched it, never made the move as started cutting to 0.5 with clippers twice a week. Was amazed how much colder it was over winter though.

    Results look great, happy for you.

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    Looks great, great post.

    I suspect itís a really stupid question, what stop the fair follicles dying again?

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    Bloody good on you mate, if I was twenty years younger etc etc etc....!!!

    (Edited to add, it makes your beard look fuller too!! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by bomberman View Post
    Looks great, great post.

    I suspect itís a really stupid question, what stop the fair follicles dying again?

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    Cheers guys. Hopefully the thread is of use to some people considering/thinking about it. I have been very open about the procedure with work colleagues etc so happy to answer any questions by pm if it helps

    Apparently, I never knew this the hair on the sides and back is genetically different and not susceptible to male pattern hair loss. So I have been told the results are permanent (obviously subject to natural ageing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    Cheers guys. Hopefully the thread is of use to some people considering/thinking about it. I have been very open about the procedure with work colleagues etc so happy to answer any questions by pm if it helps

    Apparently, I never knew this the hair on the sides and back is genetically different and not susceptible to male pattern hair loss. So I have been told the results are permanent (obviously subject to natural ageing)

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    Maybe a daft question but what if youíre generally not a hairy person, can they still get enough.

    Also, looks 100 times better!!! Well done

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    Looking Good Michael

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    Wow, this is very impressive! Well done OP on sharing as well, I'm not sure I'd be quite so confident to do so - admire you for it!

    I always knew it was coming and hair was thinning in the classic bald spot/receding hairline from my mid-20s. I went straight to DE razors and shave my head 1-2 times a week. In all honesty I quite like it, although always had something like this in the back of my mind. Wouldn't ever rule it out, but for now I'm quite happy. You look great with it though, and as others have said - the results look incredible!

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    Great post and a great result. Thanks for sharing. I'm sure this will be very encouraging for people.

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    Are you taking Propecia daily ? Thatís what always put me off.

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    Looks great! You hear so many horror stories about it going wrong so really encouraging to see it can be relatively plain sailing.

    Things have come on a lot for anyone looking for a solution to hair loss. I've seen some pretty impressive results from SMP as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Drago View Post
    Are you taking Propecia daily ? Thatís what always put me off.
    Not sure if it's a requirement if hair loss is at a stage where the hair loss on the recipient ares is stable and the procedure provides the covering in terms of transplanted grafts

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    I sent these pics by pm and maybe worth posting on the main thread. Not flattering but you will get the idea

    The two day procedure started with the crown on Day 1 then the front on Day 2. The pics range from Day 1 to Day 3

    Day 1



    Day 2



    Day 2




    Day 3

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    You tend to see a couple of heads like that on the plane home from Istanbul. Very popular destination for it.

    I can only see this being more and more popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    You tend to see a couple of heads like that on the plane home from Istanbul. Very popular destination for it.

    I can only see this being more and more popular.
    I got put off that from a One Show report, didnít look overly reassuring.

    Those recent photos look so sore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    You tend to see a couple of heads like that on the plane home from Istanbul. Very popular destination for it.

    I can only see this being more and more popular.
    I travelled to Istanbul in November, there were lots of people on the plane home with bright white perfect teeth or sore looking heads. I sat behind a guy who had a transplant procedure done and he was saying to the guy he was sat next to that the pain was horrendous, so much so that had he known he wouldn't have gone through with it. His scalp did look sore (they all did) but I'm not sure if it was just his personal pain threshold that was the issue or whether it hurt everyone equally!

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    Actually no pain at all. Local anesthetic injections numb the scalp during the procedure. For a couple of days after my scalp felt a bit tight then for a few days a bit of itching but obviously can't touch the grafts. A saline spray applied every 30 mins does the trick.

    Maybe other people have had pain etc but honestly it was a pain free procedure for me

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    that looks incredible, good work


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    Looks great. How much did it all cost out of interest? Not that I am looking to get it done - wrong side of 50 and all that.

    I get by on my Bob Mortimer / Alexander Armstrong sort of look - a good tuft at the front, but a good penalty spot at the back.

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    Very interesting, and looks like a great result.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by noTAGlove View Post
    Looks great. How much did it all cost out of interest? ...
    OP says above circa the cost of a Rolex Sub - I'm assuming current model RRP (not one of those fancy Red ones).

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    Cost me about £8,400 for 2 days. Not including aftercare pack. Some deals were slightly cheaper at circa £7,500 but limited dates were available

    3 staff including a Doctor with over 10 years experience. Some use technicians so worth checking out

    Turkey and Greece in same clinic chain are considerably cheaper but didn't fancy that so didn't enquire about exact prices. PS all 3 were Greek



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    that looks mighty impressive, although you had a good 'bald' bonce in terms of the short/no hair looking ok due to your face shape etc

    I'm glad I've got a full head of hair as my head feels a bit odd with lumps and bumps, I suspect it would look like a bad experiment if I had to shave it off!

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    I admire your bravery and the result, but for me I am happy to embrace my inner baldy.

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