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Old 08-17-2016, 03:13 PM
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Yeah you definitely shouldn't rush into a HT. It's not like visiting a dentist and it can have significant long term effects. Several key factors need to be considered before going down the HT route:
Age
Extent of loss
Family history
Donor quality
Hair characteristics
Willing to take meds

If the above factors are favourable then you need to select a top notch doctor and you also need to have realistic expectations. With regards myself, I was in my early 30s, had a receding hairline (crown is okay), a mixed family history (father side not great but mothers side strong), above average donor are and wavy coarse hair (the best kind for HTs). I'm using rogaine and supplement with nettle root. I don't take finasteride due to sides.

So I selected a very good doc with Dr. Bisanga and went for it. Frontal half is very strong now and I have no issues with the crown. I'm using rogaine on the crown and all seems well. I still have c. 3000 grafts left I believe if more work is needed but as i said previously I'm happy enough to have some loss in the crown.
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:05 PM
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Old 11-17-2016, 03:10 PM
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So for a couple of years I was using a hair thinning solution it was called kabuki it was very messy but I put up with the mess for years until my wife came across a solution called hair cubed since my wife was the one to come across it she placed an order for me. And ever since that order I have never looked back I have been a customer to Hair Cubed for about 5 years now. To be honest i could never thank my wife more for making that switch for me. I would really recommend it it for those like me that have thinning hair.

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Old 11-29-2016, 10:48 PM
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So for a couple of years I was using a hair thinning solution it was called kabuki it was very messy but I put up with the mess for years until my wife came across a solution called hair cubed since my wife was the one to come across it she placed an order for me. And ever since that order I have never looked back I have been a customer to Hair Cubed for about 5 years now. To be honest i could never thank my wife more for making that switch for me. I would really recommend it it for those like me that have thinning hair.
For the educated, the loss is pain that hurts mentally, physically, and financially in the ugliest way.
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Old 05-01-2017, 02:01 PM
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Hair loss has been the bane of my existence. I remember when I was 17 and first started receding, started getting comments in HS about it. I got on propecia at 19 and held it for a good for a decade, but it's still been slowly going. It has always been on my mind, made me less attractive, less desirable, get treated worse as if I am less of a person. I was already cursed with being a short man, this was just an insult to injury. I was considered to be decent looking despite the hair loss until about 30, then it just had gotten too bad, forehead is too big, I get treated like dirt in all aspects of life. Finally at a point where I can afford a transplant and likely will do it. Don't feel like just laying down and rotting yet. With already being short, hair loss had impeaded my ability to get in a long term relationship. I'm very fit, have a good career, have a masters degree, am a pilot, have good hobbies, but my looks stop any chance of getting a woman. Not only that, but people tend to not want to be seen with me in public, avoid me, treat me like a leper. I've had countless insults about my hair and height that I just don't care anymore.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:20 AM
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Hair loss was a source of insecurity, truth be told i'm insecure with hair too, but the crutch of hiding behind my hair loss as the sole source of my insecurity has been kicked away. Giving me the confidence to be more assertive and even more thorough with my self examination.

I have a better understanding of self image, personal vanity, and personal identity in the aftermath of transplants than before.

Not all of the self revelations are flattering ones, but I don't regret seeing them.

It is remarkable I have better cosmetic hair now at 33 than at 18, I was suffering from hair loss as early as the second semester of my senior year of high school.

The irony of my restored hair, is that it comes at a juncture of life when I'm naturally more secure in my own skin than I was prior, so I have flourished socially from the added confidence boost.

A balanced self esteem that doesn't rule you is an overlooked aspect of mental health, and part of healthy self image is being content and accepting of our appearance in realistic ways, but not being consumed by appearance to the point of social paralysis or placing self worth exclusively in image.
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:51 PM
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Hair loss was a source of insecurity, truth be told i'm insecure with hair too, but the crutch of hiding behind my hair loss as the sole source of my insecurity has been kicked away. Giving me the confidence to be more assertive and even more thorough with my self examination.

I have a better understanding of self image, personal vanity, and personal identity in the aftermath of transplants than before.

Not all of the self revelations are flattering ones, but I don't regret seeing them.

It is remarkable I have better cosmetic hair now at 33 than at 18, I was suffering from hair loss as early as the second semester of my senior year of high school.

The irony of my restored hair, is that it comes at a juncture of life when I'm naturally more secure in my own skin than I was prior, so I have flourished socially from the added confidence boost.

A balanced self esteem that doesn't rule you is an overlooked aspect of mental health, and part of healthy self image is being content and accepting of our appearance in realistic ways, but not being consumed by appearance to the point of social paralysis or placing self worth exclusively in image.
I get you but when your appearance litterally affects the way people treat you than how you feel has nothing to do with your self-image. If people didnt degrade and insult you on a consistant basis and you still felt bad about your self-image than you may have an unhealthy self image. If people do actually insult you and degrade you because of your looks, than your image is lined up with reality and therefore healthy. I don't see why fixing your appearance to be treaty better is considered a bad thing.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:11 AM
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For me it's a huge loss, it's not that i lost my hair only but i lost my confidence too.
very painful it is.
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Old 07-19-2017, 03:18 AM
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I get you but when your appearance litterally affects the way people treat you than how you feel has nothing to do with your self-image. If people didnt degrade and insult you on a consistant basis and you still felt bad about your self-image than you may have an unhealthy self image. If people do actually insult you and degrade you because of your looks, than your image is lined up with reality and therefore healthy. I don't see why fixing your appearance to be treaty better is considered a bad thing.
We can't be ruled by fear of others, a decision to seek hair restoration needs to be done for yourself and no one else.
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