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#1

Hey guys just wanted to keep everyone updated on the FUE procedure I had done by Dr. Armani. I am in day 10 now and everything is going perfect. The donor site is all but healed. My girlfriend commented how you cannot even tell anything was done on the back of my head. That made me feel real good. I can feel a small amount of numbness still but other than that the scabs are gone off the back. I guess it is normal for some people to have numbness afterwards, others may completely normal I was told. I am following Armani’s post-op washing and vitamin E procedures to a “T”. It is much simplier than I had expected it to be. It is going to be weird when I don’t have to anymore because its part of my daily routine now. As for the recipient area, it looks great as well. I predict by next week when I return to work all the scabs should be gone. Once the last scab is gone I will take some pics to post. The suspense of waiting until the 3rd month mark is going to kill me. I cannot wait to see the growth of my new grafts. Take it easy everyone.


#2

» Hey guys just wanted to keep everyone updated on the FUE procedure I had
» done by Dr. Armani. I am in day 10 now and everything is going perfect.
» The donor site is all but healed. My girlfriend commented how you cannot
» even tell anything was done on the back of my head. That made me feel real
» good. I can feel a small amount of numbness still but other than that the
» scabs are gone off the back. I guess it is normal for some people to have
» numbness afterwards, others may completely normal I was told. I am
» following Armani’s post-op washing and vitamin E procedures to a “T”. It
» is much simplier than I had expected it to be. It is going to be weird
» when I don’t have to anymore because its part of my daily routine now. As
» for the recipient area, it looks great as well. I predict by next week
» when I return to work all the scabs should be gone. Once the last scab is
» gone I will take some pics to post. The suspense of waiting until the 3rd
» month mark is going to kill me. I cannot wait to see the growth of my new
» grafts. Take it easy everyone.

I just realized something from your pics, you had to shave the entire head for this?


#3

» I just realized something from your pics, you had to shave the entire head
» for this?

That is like the norm for fue, another thing that you need to think about if you must return to work a few days after the surgery.


#4

» Hey guys just wanted to keep everyone updated on the FUE procedure I had
» done by Dr. Armani. I am in day 10 now and everything is going perfect.
» The donor site is all but healed. My girlfriend commented how you cannot
» even tell anything was done on the back of my head. That made me feel real
» good. I can feel a small amount of numbness still but other than that the
» scabs are gone off the back. I guess it is normal for some people to have
» numbness afterwards, others may completely normal I was told. I am
» following Armani’s post-op washing and vitamin E procedures to a “T”. It
» is much simplier than I had expected it to be. It is going to be weird
» when I don’t have to anymore because its part of my daily routine now. As
» for the recipient area, it looks great as well. I predict by next week
» when I return to work all the scabs should be gone. Once the last scab is
» gone I will take some pics to post. The suspense of waiting until the 3rd
» month mark is going to kill me. I cannot wait to see the growth of my new
» grafts. Take it easy everyone.
Glad to see things are coming along nicely Leong19. Trying to remember my experiences at this time. Sounds like you are a fast healer with the back all but healed. As for waiting 3 months to see new growth. Some of your hairs may not fall out so you will see them growing alot sooner.
Regarding waiting for growth. Even at half way through the 5 month its torturous for me. So I hope you are a more patient man than myself.)
Anyway look forward to your future updates.


#5

Yeah, before the procedure they shaved my head. It really isn’t too bad especially if you take a small amount of time off of work. My two week mark is here and my hair that was shaven is already back to a respectable length. And honestly, the shaved head makes the post-op washing a heck of a lot easier. In my opinion it is a small price to pay for the end result.


#6

Thanks. I wasn’t expecting the back to be completely healed by now either but was pleasantly suprised. Overall the whole FUE healing process was far easier than I ever imagined. And as for being patient, I am the exact opposite. It is good to hear that some of the new hairs may grow quicker and will keep my fingers crossed. The torture you put yourself through will be the same for me. But regardless, looking in the mirror in a few months and seeing new hairs growing will be quite exciting.


#7

Leong19, Congrats on your procedure!! Things look really good from your post-op pics… I know it is nearly impossible to do, but try not to torture yourself too much looking in the mirror 20 times a day, it takes a long time for things to kick in. Time passes much faster when you don’t think about it… I just passed my 7 month mark and I still have to fight the urge to check on things all the time… lol


#8

» Hey guys just wanted to keep everyone updated on the FUE procedure I had
» done by Dr. Armani. I am in day 10 now and everything is going perfect.
» The donor site is all but healed. My girlfriend commented how you cannot
» even tell anything was done on the back of my head. That made me feel real
» good. I can feel a small amount of numbness still but other than that the
» scabs are gone off the back. I guess it is normal for some people to have
» numbness afterwards, others may completely normal I was told. I am
» following Armani’s post-op washing and vitamin E procedures to a “T”. It
» is much simplier than I had expected it to be. It is going to be weird
» when I don’t have to anymore because its part of my daily routine now. As
» for the recipient area, it looks great as well. I predict by next week
» when I return to work all the scabs should be gone. Once the last scab is
» gone I will take some pics to post. The suspense of waiting until the 3rd
» month mark is going to kill me. I cannot wait to see the growth of my new
» grafts. Take it easy everyone.

What nw class are you and how many grafts did you have?


#9

I am not exactly sure what class I would be considered but I think I would be a 2 going onto 3. And I had 2300 FUE grafts by Dr. Armani.


#10

» Leong19, Congrats on your procedure!! Things look really good from your
» post-op pics… I know it is nearly impossible to do, but try not to
» torture yourself too much looking in the mirror 20 times a day, it takes a
» long time for things to kick in. Time passes much faster when you don’t
» think about it… I just passed my 7 month mark and I still have to fight
» the urge to check on things all the time… lol
Gday SDS,

Bring on the 7 month pics. Your like my older hair brother, being that month ahead of me, so I keep an eye out for your monthly update. I remember you were having camera troubles, so that may be it.)


#11

» Hey guys just wanted to keep everyone updated on the FUE procedure I had
» done by Dr. Armani. I am in day 10 now and everything is going perfect.
» The donor site is all but healed. My girlfriend commented how you cannot
» even tell anything was done on the back of my head. That made me feel real
» good. I can feel a small amount of numbness still but other than that the
» scabs are gone off the back. I guess it is normal for some people to have
» numbness afterwards, others may completely normal I was told. I am
» following Armani’s post-op washing and vitamin E procedures to a “T”. It
» is much simplier than I had expected it to be. It is going to be weird
» when I don’t have to anymore because its part of my daily routine now. As
» for the recipient area, it looks great as well. I predict by next week
» when I return to work all the scabs should be gone. Once the last scab is
» gone I will take some pics to post. The suspense of waiting until the 3rd
» month mark is going to kill me. I cannot wait to see the growth of my new
» grafts. Take it easy everyone.

The numbness is from nerves being severed. Nerve endings do regrow so you should regain feeling with time.


#12

Thanks for the information. Your statement is gradually becoming true as we speak. It has been a few days since I posted my update and I am beginning to have improvements in the numbness. Yesterday especially when I woke up. Everything is starting to go back to normal. Thanks again for the advice.


#13

» The numbness is from nerves being severed. Nerve endings do regrow so you
» should regain feeling with time.

Nerves damage? that sounds scary, what if the damage is permanent?


#14

The numbness from the nerves is expected, some patients just respond differently. The numbness has gradually decreased everyday.