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Old 08-15-2012, 01:39 AM
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You should definitely take minox esp if you shave your head. Another point is that since you've already shaved your head, you're really in no hurry, so just be patient for a year, see where you are and then you'll be able to draw conclusions.

You can even try getting on dut.
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Old 10-13-2012, 05:11 AM
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Here is a two and a half month update of 1.25mg finastride/5% minoxidil daily.

Seriously contemplating some temporary SMP!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:28 AM
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Hey Buddy,

I'm 23yo and I am in a similar if not worse situation to you at the moment. Hairloss has really had a negative effect on my social life. I have been on finasteride for almost 5 months now and minoxidil for 2 years on/off and I personally think my hair is getting worse! maybe its just my mind fooling me.

I am too looking at getting a hair transplant, the money is there and ready but I dont want to do something I will end up regretting. All I can say is ride it out until your 12months on the fin and within those 12months just research and research.

If you are considering FUE research about Dr lorenzo. He uses 0.75 mm punch which could possibly mean you can get a greater yield and possibly the dot scar appearance would be minimized. Search "Injerto Capilar" on youtube (subscribe to his channel) and watch some of his results. You might be amazed, because I am blown away!!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:37 AM
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fitnessjunkie,

My situation is the same like you. 26 years old and nw6 hairloss. My crown is slightly better than yours but the hairline is terrible, supporting the buzzed/shaved look like you. Here are my thoughts considering that you keep on going with a short cut;

buzzing/shaving is the best way to deal with the hairloss in the first place. And I think it is the best look for higher nw levels. Although there are some great examples of complete restoration such as bobman and jotronic, I personally think that if you are going for nw 6 , even in complete restorations crown will be thin. If you didn't have a crown loss and even if you don't have any hair on front, i'd definately say that go to rahal or h&w because you can (and most probably will) get your hair back. But with you i honestly think it is nearly impossible.

The idea of fue +smp has been in my head for 3 years. Believe me , 3 years ago no one was considering (or talking it on the forums) something like that. But with greater fue doctors coming around and especially after joe's and spex's introduction of Milena Lardi , this "idea" started to come up more and more. Also it started to make sense for some reasons ;

1- Many high norwood people are comfortable with the buzz cut and want to get a hairline that frames his face,

2- Even with high graft count strip cases, there are some "sweet spots" that buzz cutters don't like or prefer,

3- Achieving a "5 o'clock shadow" looks makes a huge difference than being completely bald

4- The support of 2 great ethical ,honest guys (Joe and Spex) to Milena's smp changed the perception to the consept of micro pigmentation on the forums.

So i think what you need to do is research. That is exactly what i am doing these days. There not many sources about this type of procedure (fue +smp combo) but check out the italian forum that has many pictures of milena's work. If you can , do a face to face consultation with FUE doctors , my recomandations would be Dr. Lorenzo like MoeyK said, Dr. Bisanga , Dr. Rahal , Dr. Feller, Dr. De Reys. Also nowadays I am trying to reach Dr. Koray from Turkey. In Milena's web site he has a link to his clinic, i really don't know if they are affiliated , i mailed to them but got no answer yet. If they are and he knows or performed a fue +smp combo , that would be a huge plus to consider him .

So , these are my thoughts. I am excited to see someone on the forums that searces for the same thing as I do , if there are more , unitee!!!

Edit: Also there is a guy named "feelzgood" on this forum who had a 4k procedure with Dr. Armani. I wouldn't recommend to doc but his result turned out great and there are pictures of him buzzed cut. He is on of my dream result.
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Hey azazelgs

Thanks for your post.

Agree with most of your points. SMP and FUE is looking likely for me at this point. I'm doing heaps of research into Milena's work and the European doctors who you've mentioned. Keep in touch buddy!
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I wouldnt even take the chance of getting a hair transplant. If u are 100% certain that u are mentally and physically prepared to perhaps have multiple surgeries than go for it. My advice is to think this over fully before jumping on boat....
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Mp96,

Sorry to hear that. Whıch doctor dıd you go for consult?
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Azazelgs,

Not sure what u are asking and what u are sorry for..Perhaps u read my post wrong,, please read again, thx!!
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Ops, I understand that you went to consult and been said you are not a candidate for a ht.

English is not my native lang , sorry
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:26 PM
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My two cents.

I don't think your situation is as bad as you think, you can rock the shaved look and your hairline is good in relation to a lot of us, yes this will deteriorate but you are on meds so that should halt it. I think SMP would be an option if you decide to sort the crown as this will just give the illusion of using the shaved look, as i think your hairline is not bad at all.

An example of someone slick bald getting a good result

Check out Comb and Mitey Smitey who had procedure with V Hasson

http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com...ID=7073&WebID=

You are at a better starting point for me.
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