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Old 09-03-2016, 01:21 AM
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Agree with Spanker.
Without medications and attacking your crown with 1500Grafts this is the result which you have to accept!
If you had been on Finasteride and Minoxidil, the story would have been quite different.
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:40 AM
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Thanks for your honest responses.

It's interesting that a few of you believe this is a good result for 1500 grafts when my Dr thinks that pimples caused the grafts to go into resting phase. From some of your comments, it does not seem like another 1000 grafts will cover the area as my Dr suggested either.

There is definite improvement as I can now cover the spot easy enough with a bit of Toppik and hair styling it is completely unnoticeable. This could not be achieved before the procedure.

I agree I am fighting uphill not taking any meds. Fin is still something I am strongly considering but me and the missus are looking to start a family soon so I do not want to risk anything that could harm that. Maybe afterwards!
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:35 AM
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It's the waiting game. You really need to wait at least 18 months, and even a full 24 months to see final result. I wouldn't do another procedure until at least the 20 month mark. But I do see an improvement from your 'before' and 'after' pic at the 12 month mark. good luck!
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Old 12-02-2017, 08:15 AM
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I don't agree meds are a pre-requisite across the board for hair transplantation.
Not every one needs them and am proof of that myself.

It's possible that bald spot won't progress that much further. Every individual is different.
There's plenty of guys in their 50's and 60's sporting just a similar bald spot the same size of a small egg. Without progressing 'full cueball'

My loss pattern was well established before I took the plunge meds were of no use as my hair was robust everywhere else with no minutarisation

In this case bottom line it needed more grafts for the area covered
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:03 AM
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Wanted to know the surgeon's name, if it's okay with you.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:06 PM
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I don't know the exact details of your donor area, but generally speaking you should have considerably more than 3,000 grafts total to work with... So even if you did another 1,000 grafts in the crown, that shouldn't deplete you. Do you have any plans of working on the front and are needing to save grafts for that, or are you satisfied with how it looks?

As already mentioned, the crown is the most challenging part of the scalp to restore, so all things considered your results look good for the amount of grafts you got.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by acting View Post
It's the waiting game. You really need to wait at least 18 months, and even a full 24 months to see final result.
Completely agree....
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:05 PM
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I think this is a marked improvement especially since you probably have lost native hair since last year. The good news is, now the stuff that you see lightly covering your crown will not fall out. Whereas before you may have had similar coverage but it was gonna go.

The bad news is, without meds, you're going to continue to lose hair. I, personally, could not handle the side effects of Fin but I take Rogaine and whatever BS vitamins people suggest. I don't necessarily agree with the 'youre gonna be chasing your hair loss forever' philosophy. The fact is all the medications that currently exist only delay hair loss, not completely stop it. I know plenty of people on Fin who kept losing hair, just at a slower rate than they would have. So I believe no matter what you do, if you get an HT you will be chasing your hair loss until you lose all the hair you were gonna lose.

It's true, if you don't take meds you're probably gonna need a total of 3 or 4 HTs. And probably will have to dip into beard and/or chest hair. But there's plenty of people on these boards, who have been on Fin for 10 years, who are ALSO on HT 3 & 4.

You could go get another HT now if you'd like and fill in that one small spot. But I wouldn't try and make that crown any thicker. Just keep it thin and use Toppik. Save the grafts for the front third. I feel that's the best you can hope for. And with Toppik, it probably looks close to perfect.
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