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Sofarsogood\'s one year BHT update w/pix... Growing strong!


#1

One year and growing strong! :smiley:

Below are my one-year BHT pix.

It’s been one year since Dr. Umar placed 1300 BHT (leg and thigh hair) into my 1990s HT hairline to “soften” it and give it a more irregular shape. Like this } instead of this ).

I’ve had 16 strips dating back to 1992 with Dr. Peterson of Beverly Hills (now retired).
My full hairstory is in the link in my signature.

I’m happy to report that after one year+ the BHT is still growing and doing a superb job of making my old transplanted hairline look more natural.

I gel my hair straight back now sometimes and show off my hairline front and center.

For me, BHT used this way has been a godsend.
Using it for “repair” work alone is priceless, IMHO.

Any of you guys with “pluggy” or “stalky” looking hairlines should consider a small test BHT procedure to see if this solution will work for you (with the right doc, of course).

Just wanted to post an update after one year and a month.

FYI, here is my routine:
Fin and Monox
MSM
Horsetail
Hair Max Vit
Fish Oil
and
the Amazing Laser Comb

I shampoo twice a week (once with Nizoral) but condition almost everyday.
(No I don’t think shampoo causes hairloss but over shampooing makes my hair brittle and dry).
Minimal brushing, comb only and NO hairdryer.

Peace out brothers.

One year, one month:

Photos from July 21, 2007



Getting long!

My mug:

Before BHT:


Day 2 after procedure:
(My hairline was shaved back a half inch and the doc worked in and around older micros and FUs):

Day 12 after procedure:

Legs day 2 after procedure:

Leg after 3 months:

I WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.
Start small and see if a BHT “test” of a hundred or so grows well.
If it does, even a small amount can make a big difference on a pluggy hairline, IMO.


#2

Obviously superb! Nice to have you back here SFSG. Sorry, I only quickly skimmed thru your hairstory. I understand you never had any crown transplant did you? Your problems have always been located only on the frontal hairline. If the case, you surely owe it to finasteride. What has been your daily dosage? 1.25 or 2.5? If I remember correctly, you’re 38 aren’t you? Any libido limitation from fin?


#3

SFSG,

I am a bit confused about the pics. The 1 year after does not seem to follow the same pattern as the BHT. I can see the outer peaks but they seem thinner than the bulk of the rest of the frontal transplanted BHT. Also the hair gives the impression that it has grown to the full length of the rest of the hair and lost its original characteristics. Pics are difficult and could you give your own take on my comments. Thanks.

all in all though it looks good and if the BH has taken that well especially since the donor hair was not that strong in calibre then you will never have to worry and could even build the temple peaks above the ear.


#4

Brm,

“I understand you never had any crown transplant did you? Your problems have always been located only on the frontal hairline.”

Actually, I’ve have hair placed “as needed” in the crown and back as well as behind the hairline. After so many procedures, it’s hard to know exactly where all the grafts were placed sinced 1992. The BHT was obviously placed in and around my old HT hairline.

“If the case, you surely owe it to finasteride.”

Even if it’s not the case, I am a strong believer in fin.
I take a quarter Proscar ever other day.
Sometimes I skip a day here and there.

“If I remember correctly, you’re 38 aren’t you? Any libido limitation from fin?”

Yes, I just turned 38 (gulp) on July 8th.
No sides to report after taking fin for over 15 years, no break.

Hi Marco,

You wrote:

“I am a bit confused about the pics. The 1 year after does not seem to follow the same pattern as the BHT.”

In different lighting and at different angles the pattern is more or less visible. Also, BHT cycles at a different rate than head hair. There is a lot of cycling going on. Sometimes the frontal peak is more prominent than at other times. It’s been very interesting watching this happen over time. I believe the cycles may be getting longer but honestly, it’s hard to tell.

“The hair gives the impression that it has grown to the full length of the rest of the hair and lost its original characteristics.”

Hmm, my head hair is very long at this time.
The BHT is shorter and you can see it clearly in the first pic.
It blends very nicely with the surrounding FUs, IMO, though.
If it ever grows down over my eyes as my transplanted head hair does, I’ll be happily surprised. However the “soft zone” of shorter hair occurs often in nature in both men and women and I am more than happy the way it is.

Remember, my FU hairline was shaved back about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch and Dr. U. worked in-and-around the old FUs.
The three peaks just barely poke through the old hairline.

Does that make sense?

Peace guys.


#5

So far that looks fantastic

i have used a similar hair line design with BHT in the temples… just waiting for it to grow.

The BHt cycling u mentioned is interesting and makes sense. What i have a feeling is that over time this synchronisation will slowly diminish as they all become “unalligned” to each other compared to know that they were all transplanted at once.

i like u think BHT is the perfect hairs for the hair line becuase they are thinner and grow shorter, as this is mimicking whats happening in nature,and it also lets us use the good grafts where they are needed, in the top in the middle.

keep up the growth and the updates !

» Brm,
»
» “I understand you never had any crown transplant did you? Your problems
» have always been located only on the frontal hairline.”
»
» Actually, I’ve have hair placed “as needed” in the crown and back as well
» as behind the hairline. After so many procedures, it’s hard to know
» exactly where all the grafts were placed sinced 1992. The BHT was
» obviously placed in and around my old HT hairline.
»
» “If the case, you surely owe it to finasteride.”
»
» Even if it’s not the case, I am a strong believer in fin.
» I take a quarter Proscar ever other day.
» Sometimes I skip a day here and there.
»
» “If I remember correctly, you’re 38 aren’t you? Any libido limitation from
» fin?”
»
» Yes, I just turned 38 (gulp) on July 8th.
» No sides to report after taking fin for over 15 years, no break.
»
»
» Hi Marco,
»
» You wrote:
»
» “I am a bit confused about the pics. The 1 year after does not seem to
» follow the same pattern as the BHT.”
»
» In different lighting and at different angles the pattern is more or less
» visible. Also, BHT cycles at a different rate than head hair. There is a
» lot of cycling going on. Sometimes the frontal peak is more prominent than
» at other times. It’s been very interesting watching this happen over time.
» I believe the cycles may be getting longer but honestly, it’s hard to
» tell.
»
» “The hair gives the impression that it has grown to the full length of the
» rest of the hair and lost its original characteristics.”
»
» Hmm, my head hair is very long at this time.
» The BHT is shorter and you can see it clearly in the first pic.
» It blends very nicely with the surrounding FUs, IMO, though.
» If it ever grows down over my eyes as my transplanted head hair does, I’ll
» be happily surprised. However the “soft zone” of shorter hair occurs often
» in nature in both men and women and I am more than happy the way it is.
»
» Remember, my FU hairline was shaved back about 1/4 to 1/2 an inch and Dr.
» U. worked in-and-around the old FUs.
» The three peaks just barely poke through the old hairline.
»
» Does that make sense?
»
» Peace guys.


#6

» One year and growing strong! :smiley:
»
» Below are my one-year BHT pix.
»
» It’s been one year since Dr. Umar placed 1300 BHT (leg and thigh hair)
» into my 1990s HT hairline to “soften” it and give it a more irregular
» shape. Like this } instead of this ).
»
» I’ve had 16 strips dating back to 1992 with Dr. Peterson of Beverly Hills
» (now retired).
» My full hairstory is in the link in my signature.
»
» I’m happy to report that after one year+ the BHT is still growing and
» doing a superb job of making my old transplanted hairline look more
» natural.
»
» I gel my hair straight back now sometimes and show off my hairline front
» and center.
»
» For me, BHT used this way has been a godsend.
» Using it for “repair” work alone is priceless, IMHO.
»
» Any of you guys with “pluggy” or “stalky” looking hairlines should
» consider a small test BHT procedure to see if this solution will work for
» you (with the right doc, of course).
»
» Just wanted to post an update after one year and a month.
»
» FYI, here is my routine:
» Fin and Monox
» MSM
» Horsetail
» Hair Max Vit
» Fish Oil
» and
» the Amazing Laser Comb
»
» I shampoo twice a week (once with Nizoral) but condition almost everyday.
» (No I don’t think shampoo causes hairloss but over shampooing makes my
» hair brittle and dry).
» Minimal brushing, comb only and NO hairdryer.
»
» Peace out brothers.
»
» One year, one month:
»
» Photos from July 21, 2007
»
»
»
»
»
» Getting long!
»
»
» My mug:
»
»
»
»
» Before BHT:
»
»
»
»
» Day 2 after procedure:
» (My hairline was shaved back a half inch and the doc worked in and around
» older micros and FUs):
»
»
» Day 12 after procedure:
»
»
» Legs day 2 after procedure:
»
»
» Leg after 3 months:
»
»
» I WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.
» Start small and see if a BHT “test” of a hundred or so grows well.
» If it does, even a small amount can make a big difference on a pluggy
» hairline, IMO.

The hairline looks so much better. Very soft and much more natural. This is a good example of what BHT can do to extend the donor resources. I also like the idea of doing a BHT test first. Congratulations to Sofarsogood and Dr. Umar! Thanks for keeping us updated :wink:


#7

Looking good. We all appreciate you taking the time to post your progress pics. You’ve got a lot of hair there, my friend.

Was your growth anything like mine?.. Dr. Cole used leg hair in my hairline area roughly 7 mos ago. The growth began at just under 2 months. There has been no noticable change/new growth until recently. About a month ago some of the hair shed. Now at around 7 mos., I’m seeing a lot of new growth. Things are thickening up quite a bit. I plan to make a video before too long.


#8

SFSG,

Thanks for the update and congrats! Very nice.


#9

» SFSG,
»
» Thanks for the update and congrats! Very nice.

I echo the sentiment…more natural now and softened. I would not be able to “make” that as a created hairline, even up close. I dont think any of us would and since we are all hair junkies on this board that is saying something.


#10

Sofarsogood - looks a little softer now and has a more natural progression… congrats…


#11

» Sofarsogood - looks a little softer now and has a more natural
» progression… congrats…

looks great dude, i still cant believe you had 16 strip procedures, thats crazy.


#12

Jessica & Wassup, thanks for the encouragement.

“So far that looks fantastic… i have used a similar hair line design with BHT in the temples… just waiting for it to grow.” - Jk

Thanks bro.
Please post some pix Jk.
Peace.

“Was your growth anything like mine?.. Dr. Cole used leg hair in my hairline area roughly 7 mos ago. The growth began at just under 2 months. There has been no noticable change/new growth until recently. About a month ago some of the hair shed. Now at around 7 mos., I’m seeing a lot of new growth. Things are thickening up quite a bit. I plan to make a video before too long.” -nthmainneighbor

I showed good growth at 3-4 months and things have been happily cycling since then.
Everyone’s growth will be different. Looking forward to seeing some pix.
Happy growing.

" I echo the sentiment…more natural now and softened. I would not be able to “make” that as a created hairline, even up close. I dont think any of us would and since we are all hair junkies on this board that is saying something."
Benji

Benji, that is the ultimate compliment. I am much less self-couscous about my hairline than I have been in many, many years. Thanks a million.

“Looks great dude, i still cant believe you had 16 strip procedures, thats crazy.” - JonnyE

Thanks.
Sure is crazy.
I was doing with strips what I would think I would do with fue if I was younger and beginning to thin (and could afford it). Small fue sessions every year or two, ass needed and as much as I could afford at the time is the ticket, IMO.

I spent about 2-4 thousand a year for a long time to “keep up with my hairloss” (although NOT with Bosley). I drove a used car (no payments) and paid for all those procedures with the money I would have spent on a new car. Made sense to me at the time.

This is why I call myself sofarsogood.

Peace out all and thanks again for the encouragement.


#13

So far so good, i will post more pics, you can see my current blog their under my name Jkl.

Its hard for me to tell exactly what BHt and what head hair are grwoing as i did a mix with head hair at the front, but a lot of BHt where placed in the temples and from day 1 i had grafts grow till now that did not shed. im at 3 months just about now.

» Jessica & Wassup, thanks for the encouragement.
»
» “So far that looks fantastic… i have used a similar hair line design
» with BHT in the temples… just waiting for it to grow.” - Jk
»
» Thanks bro.
» Please post some pix Jk.
» Peace.
»
» “Was your growth anything like mine?.. Dr. Cole used leg hair in my
» hairline area roughly 7 mos ago. The growth began at just under 2 months.
» There has been no noticable change/new growth until recently. About a
» month ago some of the hair shed. Now at around 7 mos., I’m seeing a lot of
» new growth. Things are thickening up quite a bit. I plan to make a video
» before too long.” -nthmainneighbor
»
» I showed good growth at 3-4 months and things have been happily cycling
» since then.
» Everyone’s growth will be different. Looking forward to seeing some pix.
» Happy growing.
»
» " I echo the sentiment…more natural now and softened. I would
» not be able to “make” that as a created hairline, even up close. I dont
» think any of us would and since we are all hair junkies on this board that
» is saying something."
» Benji
»
» Benji, that is the ultimate compliment. I am much less self-couscous
» about my hairline than I have been in many, many years. Thanks a million.
»
»
» “Looks great dude, i still cant believe you had 16 strip procedures, thats
» crazy.” - JonnyE
»
» Thanks.
» Sure is crazy.
» I was doing with strips what I would think I would do with fue if I was
» younger and beginning to thin (and could afford it). Small fue sessions
» every year or two, ass needed and as much as I could afford at the time is
» the ticket, IMO.
»
» I spent about 2-4 thousand a year for a long time to “keep up with my
» hairloss” (although NOT with Bosley). I drove a used car (no payments)
» and paid for all those procedures with the money I would have spent on a
» new car. Made sense to me at the time.
»
» This is why I call myself sofarsogood.
»
» Peace out all and thanks again for the encouragement.