» HT history - 5 procedures w/ Dr. Cole - 3 strip, 2 FIT totaling 8300+
» Wow that is great… Do you have your before shots? 5 procedures is
» extreme… but if you can show your before shots… right before your
» first procedure, then that could really show guys the change. Was Wassup a
» NW 6?
» And now that techniques and procedures have changed dramatically over the
» years, patients won’t have to go what you have gone through to get the
» same results.
hey Thomas - sure 5 HTs may be extreme. I’m sure if I started today I would have easily been able to do my numbers in less procedures. I remember when I had my first procedure in 2000, I don’t recall ever even hearing about anyone getting a HT with over 3k grafts. HTs have come a long way but that’s technology. Future HT recipients have even more to look forward to.
» Some people do like to shave the donor area… for example my friend is in
» the military. He shaves his head and he does not want to see any
» disruption in his donor area. Do you have a photo to show him?
in regards to your friend being able to shave - absolutely - I totally understand. as an affected hairloss sufferer, we each have our own goals and ideals about HTs and what we want to gain from them. I don’t think I’d ever want to shave my head though but as I stated in the original post I want to try to buzz down in the 2 range guard in the future and see what my donor looks like. since being a previous strip patient this may be a challenge but I’m keeping my fingers crossed - I might as well do it once and see how much the FIT grafts in the scars have helped.
there are some pre-HT #4 and #5 picts posted in some of my previous thread links. keep my mind I’ve had both strip and fit and also have skin issues and may not have been a great healer but probably am just average.
» One last thing. Do you have other patients(to show consistency) with such
» stellar results for me to show my military friend? Thank you.
well, I never have been one to claim my results are stellar - I am both happy and thankful I’ve been able to get to where I am at now and thankful to have had talented people work on me such as yourself - I hope I’m able to able to at least maintain my current state and not lose any more. I don’t maintain ny type of HT picts, just my own. I do think there are lots of good patient stories online who have benefited from HT surgeries from a variety of doctors - the internet is great for this type of thing. hairloss sucks. it’s very humbling and depressing. I wish more people would post their stories online.