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Old 10-04-2012, 03:58 PM
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I dont have that problem
nobody has been able to notice and when i tell them they are amazed

but u do need to go to a good company
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:00 PM
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Who the **** cares if something happens and the piece slips out so it's detectable?? How often does that even happen?? I just had an HT that mostly covered my temples, and I'm *just now* coming out of the embarrassing stage, but I *still* have thinning in the front and center. Sometimes I think I look good, then I get to the mirror and I realize my hair was out of place and a bunch of scalp is showing and I look like a big ******bag!

And the 3 months post op....don't even get me started! That was **** brutal day in, day out. Had to just keep my head high, and that was not easy. 5 years ago when my hair was thinning, a gust of wind threatened to make me look like a complete ****in creepo on my college campus on a DAILY basis. So I don't understand the paranoia about hairpieces. If you look good, you look good. If I ever wear, and it slips out in an embarrassing way once a month, I will not give a ****. I will just dominate the 98% of the time when I look good in the public eye.

John Travolta kind of looks like a ****** in his, but Burt Reynolds has always looked like a G.

Everyone knows it's a rug on top of his head, and not his real hair. Do you think he gives a ****?

The answer is NO.

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Old 11-01-2012, 11:43 AM
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Default my opinion

well if you would rather be bald and unhappy the rest of your life stay bald
I love my hair
sure its fake i dont care but im happy with myself once again
im meeting women i love my new look
and until u try the non surgical hair replacement like John travolta did u will never know what we feel like

like u said jack like burt reynolds doesnt give a **** neither do i

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Old 11-12-2012, 01:51 PM
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It all depends on what you have got to work with with regards to HTs.
And there are plenty of guys and gals out there who are not in a fortunate position financially or for health reasons or simply like me, do not have enough donor hair to cover the balding area.
If my hair loss wasn't so bad then it would be a viable option for me but as it stands I get great results with a system with little to no hassle with regards to maintenance etc...
I have been looking at restoring my temple points through HT some time in the near future and hopefully I can find a good surgeon here in the UK to perform this task.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:52 AM
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Look at all the names that crop up on here in terms of hair surgerons, they're not from the UK. Belgium, US, Canada...
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:04 PM
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Just curious, because it seems like the long-term costs of buying/maintaining hair pieces are outweighed when you consider you do a surgery and be done with it.

Somehow, though, I feel like I'm missing something obvious and there's probably many legitimate reasons why someone would consider a piece over surgery, can someone tell me the advantages?
Hi Flow;

You were right about the answer being simple in many instances. The individual simply does not have enough donor hair. In other circumstances the baldness is not androgenic and therefore making an individual not a good candidate for HT. My last offering, is that some people really dislike the idea of surgery, needles et al. Hope this helps, Michael
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:15 PM
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I had surgery 20 years ago. This only works temporarily, as with the passing years the hair around the transplanted hair will go, there will eventually not be much hair left to transplant from, and the areas the transplanted hair was taken from will become bald revealing the many scars from the hair plugs removed.

Hair units from a good supplier at a reasonable price and properly cut-in and maintained will (in my experience) be a much better solution for many people.
Hi James,

Your answer is partly true if a person loses more hair and there is not enough available donor hair. Happily, things have changed dramatically in HT from 20 years ago. The level of microscopic evaluation done by today's top hair transplant surgeons provides greater accuracy in predicting future hair loss. Also the advent of FDA approved medications is reducing hair loss for some patients who without medication would suffer a greater amount of hair loss as the grow older.

The advancements in the actual of FUT surgeries [Strip & FUE] provide surgeons an opportunity to really to design a hairline and map out a long term hair restoration program for the patient.

Like yourself people who had earlier surgeries before the medical advancement in hair restoration may find a hair system the best alternative. All the Best, Michael
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because a good hair system looks better, is quicker and cheaper than a hair transplant and is totally undetectable
Hi Mikey,

I am also curious to why you recommend hair systems with such a passion. Over the long term a person using hair system will spend far more than the cost of the best HT available. I think the reality is that each individual has different needs and really depends on some medical issues, personal preference as well as budgt.

That being said it is hard to argue that the natural, proven and permanent results of good HT is inferior to a hair system. As a patient advocate I would like to hear your reasoning. Hope to hear from you. All the Best, Michael.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:38 AM
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Over the long term a person using hair system will spend far more than the cost of the best HT available.
3 good quality systems per annum, cost ?450.
10 years of buying systems, roughly costing me ?5000.
Now maths isn't my strong point but I would hazard an educated guess that this works out cheaper than a top quality HT?
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:35 PM
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3 good quality systems per annum, cost ?450.
10 years of buying systems, roughly costing me ?5000.
Now maths isn't my strong point but I would hazard an educated guess that this works out cheaper than a top quality HT?
I spent around $7,200 on my first 1,775-graft HT, and about about to spend about $6,000 or so on an upcoming 1,600-ish-graft HT, so around $13,000 total for roughly 3,400-ish grafts covering the entire front of my head with a rebuilt hairline.

So yeah, it costs a bit more, that is a downside. Pain is nothing to me; no pain, no gain. The ugly duckling phase kind of sucks though, and will suck more the second time around because although I was pretty much bald the first time and a surgery didn't make me look much worse, this time I will be sacrificing my nice image with decent styled hair in exchange for redness, scabbing, and swelling with a big scar for several weeks. It's still worth it to me though; the pain and the price are worth the complete lack of maintenance, plus the invincibility to the elements (or the prying hands of the aforementioned strippers, should they try to run their dainty paws through my hair during a lap-dance

I don't want anyone to be able to call my hair "fake." I do empathize with the NW6 and NW7 guys though; if it's the only real feasible option, then rock the rug for the next decade or so - until the scientists manage to crank out some hair-cloning stem cell technology
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