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Hair transplant diary (ongoing)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    Hi OP. Can you give us a rough idea how much the procedure costs in total?

    The surgeon I went to charged €2 per graft for an FUE procedure. For comparison, a popular clinic in Dublin charges €10 per graft.

    So I paid for 2250 grafts, and I had a small discount (I think it was €200-300) for the post-op photos they took immediately after the procedure. In total it was about €4250 or so.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,455 ✭✭✭ bb1234567


    Would there be an issue with Rooney taking any of the drugs needed to stop further hair loss in terms of them affecting his performance? Could that be a reason why it doesn't look as good as it should.

    It is advised to take finasteride after a HT surgery. Side effects are mostly sexual, so I doubt the drugs affected his football skills at least. But he could have easily not taken them due to personal sexual or mental health issues.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ Simon2015


    Would there be an issue with Rooney taking any of the drugs needed to stop further hair loss in terms of them affecting his performance? Could that be a reason why it doesn't look as good as it should.


    The drug can cause serious cognitive problems.






  • Registered Users Posts: 2,527 ✭✭✭ Irish_rat


    sky88 wrote: »
    Just on Rooney his hair always seemed farily thin so I always thought that that had something to do with how his looks

    I'd rather look at Fabregas HT as it's more the temple that he got done. Rooney was nearly bald when he got his first one.

    Cesc's hair looks a bit knotty since he got it done. The OP's is looking damn good and a much better job.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,575 ✭✭✭ iebamm2580


    Hi OP how is your hair doing now, i recently just gave up fin after 3 years as it was not helping, my hair is really getting me down at the moment, wish i had the balls to get transplant like you.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    iebamm2580 wrote: »
    Hi OP how is your hair doing now, i recently just gave up fin after 3 years as it was not helping, my hair is really getting me down at the moment, wish i had the balls to get transplant like you.
    Hi iebamm,
    It's pretty good, very similar to my most recent post on page 4. Happier with the right side than the left side, but these things are never perfect. I tend to post those pics after I've gotten a haircut, so I'll do another in a couple of weeks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,575 ✭✭✭ iebamm2580


    You still taking fin or minox speedboat?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    iebamm2580 wrote: »
    You still taking fin or minox speedboat?
    Both, although I think I will wean myself off fin soon. Will likely go for another op on my crown in a few years (I have about 2000 healthy grafts remaining that I can use) and live off that and minox!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭ Passenger


    iebamm2580 wrote: »
    Hi OP how is your hair doing now, i recently just gave up fin after 3 years as it was not helping, my hair is really getting me down at the moment, wish i had the balls to get transplant like you.

    What dosage were you on if you don't mind me asking? Any side-effects from fin?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    Passenger wrote: »
    iebamm2580 wrote: »
    Hi OP how is your hair doing now, i recently just gave up fin after 3 years as it was not helping, my hair is really getting me down at the moment, wish i had the balls to get transplant like you.

    What dosage were you on if you don't mind me asking? Any side-effects from fin?
    1mg per day. Ended up getting gyno surgery 2.5 years ago although doctor said it was pseudogynecomastia and didn't contain breast tissue, and I had been using fin for about 7 years beforehand with no noticeable sides. So maybe it was the fin, maybe it wasn't but have cut down the dosage since and going to start weaning off it entirely.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ Simon2015




  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 702 ✭✭✭ Simon2015


    One of Ireland's most respected Doctors said this about the Finasteride.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,692 ✭✭✭ Relikk


    Yeah OK Simon, we get it. Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    17-month pics below. Pretty happy, things fairly identical to my last image post. Left side could be better, but in general seem to be maintaining new hair as it happened a year ago.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    17-month pics below. Pretty happy, things fairly identical to my last image post. Left side could be better, but in general seem to be maintaining new hair as it happened a year ago.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    Messed up the photo upload process originally, but unable to delete this follow-up post. :ermm:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭ Passenger


    Good stuff. Are you still using Regaine? Have you started weening off the Finasteride?


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,944 ✭✭✭✭ MEGA BRO WOLF 5000


    What a great job!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    Passenger wrote: »
    Good stuff. Are you still using Regaine? Have you started weening off the Finasteride?
    Thanks. Weaning off the Finasteride, still using Regaine - won't be going off that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 adz88


    Absolutely fantastic, delighted it looks so well. I'm planning on going abroad after the summer and your hairline was very similar to how mine looks. I'm 30 next year and have been gradually losing my hairline since about 23. So I've always known this may be an option down the line. It's gone to the stage where letting it grow out is only making it more noticeable and it's something I'm always thinking about everyday. Your story has definitely helped me make my decision easier.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23 azMark09


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    azMark09 wrote: »
    The surgeon I went to charged €2 per graft for an FUE procedure. For comparison, a popular clinic in Dublin charges €10 per graft.

    So I paid for 2250 grafts, and I had a small discount (I think it was €200-300) for the post-op photos they took immediately after the procedure. In total it was about €4250 or so.

    I'm a little bit confused on pricing here because I came back from my consultation 3 days ago from one of the big names in Dublin and I was quoted €2,500 for 1,300 grafts.  If that's the case then Turkey is not all that cheap? I have looked into this before and from what I've read Turkey is supposed to be a lot cheaper than €2.00 per graft?

    For a couple of hundred more I think the better option is to go Irish. I was also informed after 9 months if I needed more grafts to thicken my hair it would be done for free.
    That sounds remarkably cheap to me, and the idea of simply giving away more grafts for free down the line seems like madness. The clinic I mentioned in the previous post (*cough* Blackrock *cough*) is still charging €10 for a FUT procedure, while most of the best surgeons in Europe only use FUE at this point. 
    I've no idea how a clinic in Ireland would be able to undercut a competitor by offering 80% cheaper grafts, but rather than look at the savings and make a decision based on that, try to research the doctor who will be performing the surgery. Check out as many forums, word of mouth, before/after pics you can find. Those grafts are one-time-only extractions and can't be cloned, so you have to make sure they're in safe hands.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,721 ✭✭✭✭ Rikand


    If azmark09 is thinking of the same place that I'm thinking, they're offering FUE as opposed to the FUT available at *cough*


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,726 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    Rikand wrote: »
    If azmark09 is thinking of the same place that I'm thinking, they're offering FUE as opposed to the FUT available at *cough*
    If it's an Irish clinic with a great doctor, good online recommendations, and is offering FUE grafts at only €2, then by all means go for it. I would also advise FUE (which I went for) over FUE due to the lack of scarring.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,930 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer


    I know HR-BR is expensive but to be honest, as someone who just has Finasteride prescribed there, I'm genuinely impressed with the effort they make despite the fact that a simple annual appointment relatively speaking earns them nothing whatsoever. The surgeon (I think his name is Joe) always goes out of his way to have a good lengthy conversation and is a very pleasant, down to earth man who never struck me as a salesman.

    I know on Groupon or a while back there was a place in Dublin offering something like 800 or 1k grafts at heavily discounted rate of 1K or something similar - saw it on bargain alerts here on boards. Would love to know how anyone got on with that one! Can't remember what place it was.


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ St1mpMeister


    Hi lads, I just had the FUE op done and was recommended to get some minoxodyl to encourage speed of the new follicle growth.

    So where is the cheapest place to get it at the mo? Regaine from boots UK with Parcel Wizard?

    I guess I need about 6-9 months worth to cover the growth period.

    cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭ Passenger


    So where is the cheapest place to get it at the mo? Regaine from boots UK with Parcel Wizard?

    Answered your own question there. :) This was the most affordable option for me a few years ago anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ St1mpMeister


    Passenger wrote: »
    Answered your own question there. :) This was the most affordable option for me a few years ago anyway.

    Cool, and once the new follicles have grown out, I'd like all remaining DHT-affected hair to fall out so I can get the rest replaced (donor area is great thankfully but I still have pending areas where hair will fall out over next few months/years and was too early to do it now).

    So does hair fall happen pretty soon after stopping Regaine?

    Also foam or liquid better?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭ Passenger


    So does hair fall happen pretty soon after stopping Regaine?

    Also foam or liquid better?

    Well foam is less greasy anyway. I'd recommend that option. It will fall out relatively quickly once you stop using it though it might depend on the individual's coverage and DHT levels, etc.


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