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My Daily Experience Post-FUE Hair Transplant

Updated on November 20, 2017
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I have been going through the balding pattern for the last 4-5 years. I have a receding hairline in my crown area and balding in my vertex.

Day prior to transplant

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My Vertex area prior to HTMy Frontal and Temporal prior to HT
My Vertex area prior to HT
My Vertex area prior to HT
My Frontal and Temporal prior to HT
My Frontal and Temporal prior to HT

One day before the transplant

I decided to go for a FUE Hair Transplant with PRP at the age of 40. It was a big decision, but I have made the decision and wanted to record my day-to-day progress. I have attached two pictures of me that were taken just a day before the transplant. This will give you an idea of how much hair I had lost in the crown and vertex area.

When I consulted the doctor in the first week of August 2017, I was advised to focus only on my temporal/frontal area and not the vertex. But I insisted that I was keen on my vertex area as well. So I was recommended a FUE hair transplant in which they will be extracting 3000 grafts from my donor region and will use 1500 of those for my frontal/temporal and the rest for filling up my vertex.

Day of Transplant - Aug 10, 2017

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Markings done as to how many grafts goes in which partGrafted Hair 3000 graftsVertex area post hair transplantFrontal area post hair transplant
Markings done as to how many grafts goes in which part
Markings done as to how many grafts goes in which part
Grafted Hair 3000 grafts
Grafted Hair 3000 grafts
Vertex area post hair transplant
Vertex area post hair transplant
Frontal area post hair transplant
Frontal area post hair transplant

Day of Hair Transplant

Reached the clinic at 5am in the morning. They started with shaving my hair with a trimmer.

Post trimming I was given local anesthesia, injections are given in different regions of your scalp (this can be slightly painful if you are not used to injections but once the numbness sets in you will not be able to make out the pain).

The extraction process is started and they extract the grafts (3000) from the donor region (usually the lower back of your head).

Post extraction of the grafts the incisions are made in places where the grafts have to be embedded.

The process of extraction and incision takes about 4 odd hours. They give a 10 minute break to have your breakfast.

Post the break, the implanting process is started wherein each graft is carefully implanted into the incisions made. At the end of implantation, i went through a PRP process as well (without a roller). The entire process takes about 9 odd hours.

I have attached pictures of how your scalp will look post various stages.

At the end of process the doctor will advice you on the post surgery care and prescribe some medication to help with the healing process. You are expected to keep rinsing your hair with Saline water every 2 hours to prevent the clotting.

Because the transplant was done both in my frontal and vertex region, I had to spend the night sleeping in a seated position (a travel neck rest is very helpful here), but still be prepared for having a bit of disturbed sleep.

Day 2 - August 11th

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This is how your scalp will look on the 2nd day if you follow the directions given by the doctorThis is how your frontal/temporal area will look
This is how your scalp will look on the 2nd day if you follow the directions given by the doctor
This is how your scalp will look on the 2nd day if you follow the directions given by the doctor
This is how your frontal/temporal area will look
This is how your frontal/temporal area will look

Day 2 - August 11th

This is the day when the plaster is removed (usually the area where the graft is extracted is taped to prevent infection).

Once the plaster is removed, they will clean the place with Betadine solution and then apply antibiotic cream in the region where the graft is extracted from. You will feel a slight burning tinge and then a bit of heat when the antibiotic cream is applied.

You will notice from the picture that the scalp does not look as bloody as it was on day one.

The doctor then gives you a next 5 days set of instruction to be followed, which includes cleaning 3 times a day with betadine and then applying the antibiotic. You will also be given an oral antibiotic course as well to be taken for the next 5 days.

Day 3 - 12th Aug 2017

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This is how the back of the head will look once the plaster is removed. As you can see it looks reddish in appearance and should look better as the days progressThis is how my frontal area looks
This is how the back of the head will look once the plaster is removed. As you can see it looks reddish in appearance and should look better as the days progress
This is how the back of the head will look once the plaster is removed. As you can see it looks reddish in appearance and should look better as the days progress
This is how my frontal area looks
This is how my frontal area looks

Day 3 - Aug 12th 2017

I have been taking the antibiotics (both local and external) and following the instructions to a "T".

So far it has been healing fairly well as you can see in the pics above. I felt like itching my scalp, but have been controlling myself so far from the temptation.

I will keep you all updated on the progress.

Day 4 - Aug 13th 2017

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Donor area, looks a bit raw as the pic was taken after application of betadine solution to The frontal/temporal area, you can see that i have not lost any graft and it is appearing better than earlier
Donor area, looks a bit raw as the pic was taken after application of betadine solution to
Donor area, looks a bit raw as the pic was taken after application of betadine solution to
The frontal/temporal area, you can see that i have not lost any graft and it is appearing better than earlier
The frontal/temporal area, you can see that i have not lost any graft and it is appearing better than earlier

Day 5 - Aug 14th 2017

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The donor area and the vertex region. As you can see it has healed fairly well, but we can still see the reddishness. The hair in the vertex region is not growing at the same rate as the donor region, but hoping HT and PRP will helpFrontal / Temporal areaA frontal view of my crown. It looks reddish, but much better than earlier.
The donor area and the vertex region. As you can see it has healed fairly well, but we can still see the reddishness. The hair in the vertex region is not growing at the same rate as the donor region, but hoping HT and PRP will help
The donor area and the vertex region. As you can see it has healed fairly well, but we can still see the reddishness. The hair in the vertex region is not growing at the same rate as the donor region, but hoping HT and PRP will help
Frontal / Temporal area
Frontal / Temporal area
A frontal view of my crown. It looks reddish, but much better than earlier.
A frontal view of my crown. It looks reddish, but much better than earlier.

Day 5 - Aug 14th 2017

I really have been controlling my urge to itch my scalp, requires a lot of mental strength but I have somehow managed to control the urge.

Also got used to sleeping in a seated position, given to the fact that I have hair transplant both on my frontal/temporal and vertex.

Day 6 - Aug 15th 2017

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Top of my head, healed really well. Side view, you can see a bit of redness in the donor region in the side, but overall looks okThe back and vertex region. A little bit more cover of hair in my donor region which has slightly masked the redness
Top of my head, healed really well.
Top of my head, healed really well.
Side view, you can see a bit of redness in the donor region in the side, but overall looks ok
Side view, you can see a bit of redness in the donor region in the side, but overall looks ok
The back and vertex region. A little bit more cover of hair in my donor region which has slightly masked the redness
The back and vertex region. A little bit more cover of hair in my donor region which has slightly masked the redness

Day 6 - Aug 15th 2017

My major course of antibiotic tablets have ended today.

I still feel a bit of tightness on my scalp and also the redness in my donor region. I have been spraying saline and applying antibiotic cream so far and I have one more day of that process left.

Day 7 - Aug 16th 2017

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The frontal/temporal areaTop view of the frontal areaVertex and Donor area. Still a bit of redness in the donor region, will take a week more to heal completely i guess
The frontal/temporal area
The frontal/temporal area
Top view of the frontal area
Top view of the frontal area
Vertex and Donor area. Still a bit of redness in the donor region, will take a week more to heal completely i guess
Vertex and Donor area. Still a bit of redness in the donor region, will take a week more to heal completely i guess

Day 8 - Aug 17th 2017

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Frontal areaVertex and Donor regionSide view
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Frontal area
Vertex and Donor region
Vertex and Donor region
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Side view

Day 8 - Aug 17th 2017

Finally had a chance to wash my scalp using a mild shampoo. Actually i was advised to only use the froth of the shampoo and not the actual shampoo.

But still felt good to wash my scalp after a while.

I can now see that the reddishness in my donor region is not apparently visible and has diminished substantial. Can feel some flakes or crumbs in my donor region, maybe it is the result of healing.

It is now 6 days since i have been sleeping in a seated position, i feel really deprived and desperately looking forward to sleeping normally :(

Day 9 - August 18th 2017

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Frontal areaSide viewVertex and Donor region
Frontal area
Frontal area
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Side view
Vertex and Donor region
Vertex and Donor region

Day 10 - Aug 19th 2017

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Top area post a wash :)My frontal / temporal region, thats the only place where it is still obviously visible that i underwent a hair transplantMy Vertex and Donor region. Donor region is almost completely healed.
Top area post a wash :)
Top area post a wash :)
My frontal / temporal region, thats the only place where it is still obviously visible that i underwent a hair transplant
My frontal / temporal region, thats the only place where it is still obviously visible that i underwent a hair transplant
My Vertex and Donor region. Donor region is almost completely healed.
My Vertex and Donor region. Donor region is almost completely healed.

Day 11 - Aug 20th 2017

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Side viewTop viewVertex view
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Vertex view

Day 12 - Aug 21st 2017

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Back areaSide view, can see lots of crusts being formedTop view, again a good amount of crust formation visible
Back area
Back area
Side view, can see lots of crusts being formed
Side view, can see lots of crusts being formed
Top view, again a good amount of crust formation visible
Top view, again a good amount of crust formation visible

Day 13 - Aug 22nd 2017

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Side view - After a proper shampoo (almost all the crusts have gone)Top view
Side view - After a proper shampoo (almost all the crusts have gone)
Side view - After a proper shampoo (almost all the crusts have gone)
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Top view

Day 14 - Aug 23rd 2017

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Vertex view

Day 14 - Aug 23rd 2017

Started with application of Minscalp-F 5% from today.

Day 15 - Aug 24th 2017

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Vertex and Donor region. The redness has totally gone.Side viewTop view
Vertex and Donor region. The redness has totally gone.
Vertex and Donor region. The redness has totally gone.
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Top view

Day 16 - Aug 25th 2017

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Top ViewSide viewVertex and Donor area
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Top View
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Vertex and Donor area
Vertex and Donor area

Day 17 - Aug 26th 2017

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Vertex and Donor regionSide viewTop View
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Vertex and Donor region
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Top View

Day 18 - 27th August 2017

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Day 19 - 28th August 2017

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Day 20 - August 29th 2017

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Day 21 - Aug 30th 2017

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Day 22 - August 31st 2017

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Day 23 - September 1st 2017

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Vertex region - Almost all the transplanted hair has fallen offSide view - - almost all the transplanted hair has fallen offTop view - - almost all the transplanted hair has fallen off. This is expected as per the transplant timelines
Vertex region - Almost all the transplanted hair has fallen off
Vertex region - Almost all the transplanted hair has fallen off
Side view - - almost all the transplanted hair has fallen off
Side view - - almost all the transplanted hair has fallen off
Top view - - almost all the transplanted hair has fallen off. This is expected as per the transplant timelines
Top view - - almost all the transplanted hair has fallen off. This is expected as per the transplant timelines

Day 24 - September 2nd 2017

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Day 25 - September 3rd 2017

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Day 26 - September 4th 2017

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Day 27 - September 5th 2017

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Day 28 - September 6th 2017

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Day 29 - September 7th 2017

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Day 30 - September 8th 2017

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Day 32 - September 10th 2017

Apologies for missing on Day 31 updates.

Day 32 - September 10th 2017

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Day 33 - September 11th 2017

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Day 34 - September 12th 2017

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Day 35 - September 13th 2017

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Day 36 - September 14th 2017

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Vertex Area - After PRP treatmentSide area - after PRP treatmentTop area - after PRP treatment
Vertex Area - After PRP treatment
Vertex Area - After PRP treatment
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Side area - after PRP treatment
Top area - after PRP treatment
Top area - after PRP treatment

Day 36 - 14th September 2017

Got my PRP session done today. Derma-roller was not used, but the entire process took about 2 hours.

Day 37 - Sep 15th 2017

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Day 38 - Sep 16th 2017

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Day 39 - Sep 17th 2017

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Day 40 - Sep 18th 2017

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Day 41 - Sep 19th 2017

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Day 42 - Sep 20th 2017

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Vertex view. This picture is a bit misleading and looks better due to less lighting. Side viewTop view
Vertex view. This picture is a bit misleading and looks better due to less lighting.
Vertex view. This picture is a bit misleading and looks better due to less lighting.
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Day 43 - Sep 21st 2017

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Day 44 - Sep 22nd 2017

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Day 45 - Sep 23rd 2017

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Day 46 - Sep 24th 2017

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Dec 47 - Sep 25th 2017

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Dec 48 - Sep 26th 2017

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Day 50 - Sep 28th 2017

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Day 51 - Sep 29th 2017

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Day 52 - Sep 30th 2017

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Day 53 - Oct 1st 2017

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Day 54 - 2nd Oct 2017

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Day 55 - October 3rd 2017

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Day 56 - Oct 4th 2017

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Day 57 - Oct 5th 2017

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Day 67 - Oct 15th 2017

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Day 67 - October 15th 2017

Apologies for the 10 day gap, i was held up with other things.

So I had my second PRP session (without the derma roller) on October 14th 2017.

Will continue keep posting my pics more regularly.

Day 68 - October 16th 2017

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Day 69 - October 17th 2017

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Day 70 - October 18th 2017

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Day 71 - October 19th 2017

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Day 72 - October 20th 2017

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Day 73 - October 21st 2017

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Day 74 - October 22nd 2017

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Day 75 - October 23rd 2017

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Day 76 - October 24th 2017

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Day 77 - October 25th 2017

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Day 78 - October 26th 2017

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Day 79 - October 27th 2017

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Day 82 - October 30th 2017

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Day 85 - Nov 2nd 2017

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Day 86 - Nov 3rd 2017

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Day 87 - Nov 4th 2017

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Day 88 - Nov 5th 2017

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Day 89 - Nov 6th 2017

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Day 90 - Nov 7th 2017

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Day 92 - Nov 9th 2017

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Day 94 - Nov 11th 2017

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Day 96 - Nov 13th 2017

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Day 103 - Nov 20th 2017

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