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Topic Title: Aztec's strip scar repair journey
Topic Summary: FUE scar grafting with Dr. John Cole
Created On: 08/07/2016 03:47 PM
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 11/23/2016 11:00 AM
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Aztec
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I snapped these on Monday 11/21/16 before my 2nd Fraxel Restore treatment. I'm seeing awesome results already The texture is better, the color is getting healthy, and my right side of is completely flat and smooth as silk after just one pass!!! One thing I will say is that the laser feels like fire against your skin haha! Well worth it though Fraxel Restore laser does not harm hair follicles. Do not do Fraxel Repair because that will be too aggressive and could potentially damage grafts. Alright, I hope this was helpful. I just had my 2nd pass of Fraxel Restore laser on 11/21/16 and it was a success. I'm healing up and applying Marula oil which is super healthy and packed with omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. Guys, please eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle or else your repair results or your hair transplant will be a waste. I take omega 3's, biotin, collagen, and make organic healthy juices with green vegetables on weekends. Never give up and you will obtain awesome results. Take good care of yourselves and have a Happy Thanksgiving. Cheers!

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In the picture above I have some numbing cream on before my 2nd Fraxel Restore treatment. The burning sensations is well worth it! I'm doing 4 Fraxel Restore treatments and then I will assess.

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts

Edited: 11/23/2016 at 03:20 PM by Aztec
 11/23/2016 03:01 PM
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Aztec it's good to see things are coming along for you and I agree never give up.

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Stay away from doctors who perform mega sessions, have posts deleted, attack posters, sue patients & forum owners, use power drills or robots. I recommend fue with hand punches in the .70-.85 range. I consulted with dozens of clinics over the years and there was a recurring theme regarding FUE among some employees of those other clinics. I was told Bisanga was the man my research told me the same and my experience validated my own research.
 11/23/2016 03:09 PM
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Thanks topcat, you are greatly appreciated!

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 11/25/2016 11:05 PM
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Azec, Aztec, Aztec....

Wow! Nice pics & impressive results in your scar...what scar?! Thanks for the clear pics (with details) and with very very short hair style to reveal the scar & HT growth in them. Your results are exactly my future goals in terms of being able to cut my hair very very short (as I want or whenever I want) & revealing very minimal (if any) scarring. Now, I have something to look forward to! Thank you & hope you have strong finish to this year with hair & everything else. God bless.
 11/26/2016 11:52 AM
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Thanks backnats! I'm glad you are proactive and went through with beginning your repair. It is liberating to do something positive for ourselves and you will look great Just remember to be patient and live a healthy lifestyle. Cheers to a great end of the year and a beginning of a wonderful 2017. Keep us posted. Blessings to you!

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/10/2016 06:57 AM
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Time is rapidly approaching and the Fraxel Restore laser has been generating excellent results that I'm excited about I have my 3rd session in less than 2 weeks. Since I began doing these treatments I have been supplementing with pure omega 3 fish oil, collagen, alfalfa, bromelain, and some pine pollen. I also rubbed a healthy oil called "bio oil" daily. Sometimes I used organic Marula oil which is fantastic. Keep in mind that my nutrition and exercise are the cornerstones of my healthy living.

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/10/2016 02:40 PM
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Glad to hear things are progressing nicely Aztec. Keep up the healthy living. I'm also less than 2 weeks from my 3 month mark. I'm noticing my scars are not as problematic as they once were. Wish you well and the timing is kinda perfect I think. End of the new year and a strong start to next year.
 12/12/2016 06:20 AM
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Thanks backnats. The timing is perfect and lined up well. I'm glad you're doing well and the progress is kicking in for you already which is a positive sign!

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/12/2016 11:54 PM
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So I'm doing the math on your strip scars and you got about 800 grafts into your one scar. I have two scars and max is 250 into each. You have more than triple the amount of grafts I have into one scar. I feel so low in the graft count. But I am happy that I see grafts growing and decreasing my cover/comb time. What percentage of grafts does Dr. cole think grew in your scar? It looks like you had plenty of growth in there.
 12/13/2016 03:35 PM
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Backnats I went too heavy on my first pass. In hindsight I would have done 200 the first pass and the second pass 300. Smaller passes are better. Not sure what the percentage was but I'm happy I feel like it was 90% overall. The first pass was too packed and Dr. Come confirmed that. That's why some grafts didn't take the first round. The 2nd round was beautiful! You will do great. Baby steps make the difference.

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/13/2016 05:30 PM
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90% survival? Wow. Well glad you did that second pass then to make sure you got a better result. And you planned it well by waiting one year before grafting into it again. Wise decision.

I'm hoping that this procedure will knock out the majority of problem areas & IF or when I get another one, it will be a touch up. The hardest part was waiting for my hair to grow to cover the scars after the procedure. Since I didn't have any hair growing in them, the contrast between hair & scar was clearly noticeable. I also noticed I had bumpiness along the scar line as well and this also made my scar stand out. Dealing with that before my next grafting procedure will further reduce the noticeability if I decide to buzz/shave down for another procedure. I'm about a week away from my 3 month mark. So in about 3 months from now I will post pictures for a 6 month update.
 12/13/2016 10:31 PM
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The 2nd pass was indeed a blessing! I'm looking forward to your pictures backnats. Definitely be patient and in 1 year assess where you're at. If needed, you can always do some Fraxel Restore laser which does wonders treating scar tissue and making it healthy again. After just one treatment the elevation on my right side was completely flat and gone! I was shocked at the dramatic positive results from one session on my scar. Next week I'm going for round 3 and I gotta say I'm excited about it

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/13/2016 11:03 PM
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Congrats on the positive (and even quick) results so far with the laser treatment. If/when needed, I will definitely consider this Fraxel Restore for smoothing out my scars. For now, I will take it one day at a time. Carpe diem.
 12/22/2016 12:09 AM
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Hit the 3 month mark from my procedure. Now it's gonna get even more exciting. Happy growth to all.
 12/22/2016 11:40 AM
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Glad to hear backnats! I'm heading to my 3rd Fraxel Restore appointment right now and I'm excited Merry Christmas to all and God bless... ho ho ho!

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/23/2016 12:29 AM
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Good to hear. How far apart was each Fraxel Restore session & how much do they cost? Just curious if/when I need it down the road.
 12/23/2016 02:05 PM
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Each treatment I spaced 1 month apart and the price is affordable. I paid less than $400 per treatment which is awesome! Shop around with a reputable doctor and you will be fine. Fraxel Restore is the way to go.

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/23/2016 04:03 PM
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Not bad. Well worth it for getting to a better head/hair place. It's not too long a wait either between each procedure. So that means quicker results. Keep us updated if you get any more or how your scar situation is changing.
 12/31/2016 08:32 AM
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Wishing you all a wonderful new year 2017 and success in repairs and every life domain

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07/2013 1 FUT strip surgery = garbage results and one strip scar

11/25/14 456 FUE scalp grafts into scar with Dr. John Cole = excellent results

10/08/15 second round of scar grafting with Dr. Cole 300 grafts
 12/31/2016 09:33 AM
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Aztex I read a posting by your doctor. It was refreshing to see. This procedure is so limited and the percentage of men that are good candidates is much smaller then most are led to believe so making get decisions comes down to having as much valid information as possible.


Doctors taking back the power from the marketers (parasites) that roam the forums is always good to see.

All the best to you and your family in the coming New Year.

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Stay away from doctors who perform mega sessions, have posts deleted, attack posters, sue patients & forum owners, use power drills or robots. I recommend fue with hand punches in the .70-.85 range. I consulted with dozens of clinics over the years and there was a recurring theme regarding FUE among some employees of those other clinics. I was told Bisanga was the man my research told me the same and my experience validated my own research.
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