Day 45 After Hair Transplant Procedure

Well I finally have some new pictures for you. As you can see, you can't tell I had anything done (nobody I know can either). I would guess that about half of the transplanted hairs have fallen out due to shock loss. Maybe more will follow, maybe not. I do think that my head has at least hit a baseline for comparison, i.e., the hairs that would fall out due to the procedure have done so and my head is healed up from redness and dryness.

So here are my observations for the past week.
- My scalp is still a bit tender in spots similar to the feeling of a light sunburn.
- Most of the top and crown are still numb but some feeling is starting to come back in random areas. What is really interesting is that some areas can feel pressure but not temperature and vice versa.
- I believe I have noticed a couple of hairs just starting to break through the skin. I'm not sure what to say about it at this point since I don't believe it is supposed to grow back this quickly. I'll watch it and report back if something is happening.
- Some of the transplanted hairs that did not fall out are actually continuing to grow in their new location. That's a nice bonus.

Day 30 After Hair Transplant Procedure

I received an email from Bosley today. They have been very good with following up and anticipating any questions I may have. I'm just going to reprint the email below as it is pretty good at explaining what I should expect after one month. It's pretty accurate to what I'm experiencing. Also, I promise to put up some new picture tomorrow.

This is your one month update in our after care series as we follow the progress of your hair restoration. Read below to assess how you are doing.  ......

MY SCALP Your donor area may still be sore and itching may still be present. This is a normal part of the healing process. By this point any crusts in your transplanted area should be gone. If any crusts remain, continue to gently massage your scalp to encourage the crusts to fall off. 

MY HAIR GROWTH New growth takes 4 to 5 months to appear. Do not be discouraged, in a few months time your new hair will begin to appear.

You should be able to perform your full exercise routine. If you wish to get a haircut, perm or color your hair or wear a hair piece during this transition period, you may do so.

Day 21 After Hair Transplant Procedure

I received a phone call today from someone at Bosley to see how I was doing. I asked questions about the numbness and was reassured that in another 2 months all should be back to normal. I also asked about shock loss and why my all of my transplanted hair had not yet fallen out. I was told that this can happen over the first 90 days. Most of the transplants are still there with an occasional hair coming out so there should be some shedding down the road. I'll keep you all posted.

Day 20 After Hair Transplant Procedure

I just had my first haircut and it was a bit strange. Since my head is still numb on the top, I couldn't really feel what was going on. Let's just say it had been so long, I had to get the wings on the side of my head trimmed. I look back to normal but with little stubble from the transplants that did not fall off. For the most part nobody can even tell I had anything done; and that's from people than knew about it! I'll put some new pictures up in a few days. I'm off to Catalina Island for the weekend -- can't forget the hat.

As I say on my home page, I am not affiliated with Bosley but for anybody wanting information from the source, Bosley, just click on one of the Bosley banners on the page. This is where you can request free information including a DVD with interviews of real people that had this done. This is how I started my research on Bosley and their hair transplant procedure.

Day 18 After Hair Transplant Procedure

Since two weeks has passed, I am able to resume full activities. I just returned from my karate class and it was interesting. When I laid down to do crunches, I put my head back on the ground and couldn't feel anything. The only way I knew it was resting was because it wouldn't go back any further. What a strange feeling. I can't wait for those nerves to regenerate.