1-Year Blog Update
I had my hair transplant one year ago on June 9, 2016. I have documented my entire journey in the hopes that it will be a benefit to every patient we see at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic or to anyone who is suffering hair loss.
Over this past year I have tried every single hair restoration treatment that you can think of. I have done the full round of PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) injections, and I saw some amazing results from it. We initially had used only 300 grafts to restore hair to my crown area, but the PRP helped maximize the results. It also made my hair grow faster, so that I now have to get my hair cut every 2 weeks. One side benefit of the PRP was that it restored melanin to my hair. In the areas at the top of my scalp where the PRP was injected, the hair has now returned from partly grey/white to its original colour.
To celebrate my 1-year hair transplant anniversary, I decided to have another smaller hair transplant procedure of roughly 900 grafts to add as much density as possible to my frontal hairline. Something clicks in your head after seeing these new hairs grow in areas that used to be bald. All that you want is MORE DENSITY! If you can fix the areas that are thinning with a simple procedure, I say “Why not?”
I went about my regular daily routines over the weekend without any real restrictions. I did, however, start to get some swelling in my forehead and eyes on Sunday (Day 3). I went to work on Monday with the swelling still in place, but it didn’t affect my day in any drastic way. By Tuesday the swelling was pretty much gone. The rest of the week was “business as usual”. Even now as I am writing this at the 2-week mark, the donor site has fully healed and hair has grown back. You can’t even tell that I had anything done when you look at the donor site. This is even after I have had over 3,000 grafts taken from this area!
The recipient site is still a little red, and the transplanted hairs have begun to fall out. This is expected, and I am looking forward to seeing the new hairs start to sprout in about 3 months. I am also looking forward to another year of tracking my hair transplant results.