Hi Dr. Epstein,
Hope this email finds you and your staff doing well.
Thanks for the follow-up, my transplanted follicles have all grown in and the resulting hairline has lowered nicely. I must say, there were a couple months of angst following the surgery, as all the hair shafts fell out, both transplanted and existing, the latter due to shock, and my initial thought was that maybe perhaps I was part of that 1-2% population whose transplants do not take. However, once the new hairs started growing back in, it was a mixture of immense relief and joy. I guess good things do come to those who wait, after all.
The scar in the back of my head has become less pronounced over time, which helps individuals like me with very straight and unyielding hair (e.g. Asian hair) as it is more challenging to hide the scar when the hair shaft grows at a right angle to the scalp. The numbness in the donor area is about 95% gone as well. Finally, thanks to your selection of the donor hair, there is a more even distribution of the hair texture throughout from front to back. Prior to the surgery, the hair in the front of my scalp had not only thinned and receded, but the texture of the hair had become much finer and softer compared to the hair in the mid-scalp and the back. There is now more uniformity in texture as well as distribution.
I have been continuing my daily intake of 1mg of Propecia, every now and then I take 2mg/day just to break up any homeostasis that may develop over time. What are your thoughts on doubling the intake, are there any advantages
Attached is an after photo, taken as part of a photo shoot earlier this year (for my medical file only, not to be published).
Thank you again to you and your staff for a fantastic hair transplant experience; please give Roxy, Jen and Linda my regards. I am very pleased with the results!