Hair Transplant Diary – Week 1, Transplant 2

Hair Transplant Diary – Week 1, Transplant 2

You may recall back in May last year we published an article about a man’s heart-felt journey recounting his experience with his first hair transplant. He has recently had a second transplant with Gro Australia. Ryan decided to have a second transplant to increase the density all over, with particular focus on the crown area. 

In this article we share some snippets from The Hair Transplant Diary, which paints the picture of the what to expect during the procedure and the first week following a hair transplant utilising the Hair Implantation technique.

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The Second Transplant

“The reason I wanted a 2nd one (hair transplant) was because since (the first transplant) my crown area had gotten a lot thinner.”

“Two days prior to the first session I dropped in to the clinic to meet the team and to undergo 15 minutes of red light therapy. What this does is trick the body into healing mode even before you’ve had anything done.”


Session One – 1300 Grafts  

“In some circumstances you won’t need your head fully shaved like me, so if for example you’re a female and concerned about that, don’t be. I also had another 15 minutes of red light therapy. I then went into the procedure room where the doctor gave me some local anaesthetic on the back of the head where the donor grafts would be coming from. This is the bit where there really is only a little bit of discomfort. From around 9am through to just after 1pm I was on my stomach, face down while the grafts were removed. After that I had a half hour lunch break” 

“From then it was time to focus on filling in the crown. After some local anaesthetic to the recipient area we got under way. This took a few hours to get those 1300 grafts (2600 hairs) in. I spent my time napping on and off, talking and laughing with the team, and also watching the series ‘Shooter’ on Netflix. We were all done by just after 5pm and back to the hotel I went. I was given a spray bottle of saline solution which you need to spray the recipient area every half an hour while you’re awake. No pain at all, and I didn’t even need to use the pain killers I was given”


Session 2 – 1140 Grafts

“Today’s focus was to strengthen my hairline and to create more density behind it and through the crown. We started at 7.30am and because there was no paperwork or anything else to do, just some antibiotics and more red light therapy, we were able to get off to an early start. On the bed just before 8am and I was there till around 12pm when we stopped for a short lunch break.”

“By around 4pm all the grafts had been put into place and I was almost ready to go home. Before that though I had some more red light therapy, as well as PRP.”

“Before I left I was given a little pack with full instructions on how to take care of everything as well as some medication, more saline solution, and a few chocolates.”


Following the second session

“I am feeling really confident with this second hair transplant and believe it’ll give me the results I’m wanting.”

“The team at Gro Brisbane were fantastic and I can’t thank them enough.”

Day 2 Post Transplant

“Today I got to take the donor bandage off and I’m really pleased with how it’s looking, very clean. I’ll be able to wash my head tomorrow so it’ll look even better then.

So far so good, not in any pain or discomfort, and only minimal swelling.”

Day 5 Post Treatment

“Almost scab free at day 5, and it’s looking really good.

Haven’t used any coconut oil today as it’s not feeling as dry as it was yesterday. I also think it may have even made the scalp a little redder, so that’s another reason I stopped.

Donor area is a little sensitive and sore at times just at the back below the crown, but for the most part it’s fine, and the recipient area doesn’t seem to be as numb compared to the last HT either so that’s good.

Just one more pill to ‘pop’ tonight and that’s it for the medication and any creams I was having to apply.

Really stoked with how the hairline is looking after this last HT. Fingers crossed I don’t go through too much shedding and it just continues to grow.”


Week 1 Post Transplant

“Well there’s the first week down and I can’t believe how good it’s looking. At the bottom of the page I’ve added a photo how it looks now compared to the first HT in 2015. As mentioned in my other posts I have been more encouraging in getting rid of the scabs this time and I’m glad I have.

Still some pink on the recipient area, and the donor area is healing up great. To the naked eye I’m not sure anyone would even notice now.”

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  • implantation of the hair follicles happens with a special implanter tool, which allows our specialist Gro doctor to control the angle, direction and depth of the implanted hair unlike any other hair transplant technique
  • your results are guaranteed to look natural

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Next Steps

If you are considering a hair transplant, come in and speak with a Gro hair growth specialist. Simply click on one of the buttons below to book a consultation or ask a question. Alternatively, you can give Gro a call on 1300 787 563.

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Jonathan's before and after photos 12 months post hair transplant



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