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Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 02-07-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 733
Posted By Smoothy
Latisse is approaching a $500m dollar in sales...

Latisse is approaching a $500m dollar in sales for Allergan which says it is working as 50% are repeat patients. I know about a dozen when who use Latisse and in 3 months their eyelashes have grown...
Forum: Hair Transplant Experiences and Surgeon Reviews 02-07-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By Smoothy
Funny stuff. You will not find any current...

Funny stuff. You will not find any current football players with HT because of the potential trama and scar tissue pain at incension site upon being hit.
There are several retired football...
Forum: Physical Fitness Issues 02-07-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,899
Posted By Smoothy
Weight loss varies by individuals and the reason...

Weight loss varies by individuals and the reason also varies.
One thing that is a given, your body metobolic rate is the highest when it is digesting a small amount of food. Nutrient is the first...
Forum: Cosmetic Surgery Not Hair Loss Related 02-07-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,436
Posted By Smoothy
Where is the incension made-- behind the ears and...

Where is the incension made-- behind the ears and necked pulled? I've seen some great results with micro punchures in the chin and jaw (so small doesnt even need stitches) and they lipo out the...
Forum: Hair Transplant Experiences and Surgeon Reviews 06-25-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,369
Posted By Smoothy
Dr Ron has excellent results with FUE for me. Its...

Dr Ron has excellent results with FUE for me. Its been 5yrs since procedure
Forum: Hair Loss Drugs 06-25-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,511
Posted By Smoothy
Ive been on Proscar (Propecia) for 14yrs along...

Ive been on Proscar (Propecia) for 14yrs along with 10yrs of Rogaine and the rest of my vitamin routine. Proscar works differently for different people. Some it stops hair loss, some it slows it...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 06-25-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By Smoothy
Its better to always be on the side of caution....

Its better to always be on the side of caution. Call the Dr in question and ask if he can go ahead and call in the antiboitic (worse case it will be preventative)--- 10yrs ago surgeons gave...
Forum: Open Hair Loss Topics 11-01-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,993
Posted By Smoothy
Very well could be a MLM type of product. Which...

Very well could be a MLM type of product. Which isnt to say its not good product, as many companies are starting to take this marketing approach to save money in the economy. However, do your...
Forum: Open Hair Loss Topics 01-10-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By Smoothy
Happy NY to ALL at Shapiro. Its been 4 yrs and...

Happy NY to ALL at Shapiro. Its been 4 yrs and looking great. Might be heading back within 12months for some additional work on frontal core.-- Your the best

SMOOTHY
Dr. Shapiro
Rogaine...
Forum: Open Hair Loss Topics 01-10-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,592
Posted By Smoothy
I would start with your nutrient and Propecia...

I would start with your nutrient and Propecia plus Rogaine. If you want a small HT, I wouldnt recommend doing one under 1,000 grafts.

SMOOTHY
Dr. Shapiro
Rogaine xra-Propecia
MSM/Zinc/Saw...
Forum: Open Hair Loss Topics 01-10-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By Smoothy
If you have light on light hair it is the best,...

If you have light on light hair it is the best, if you have dark hair you can consider highlighting or coloring it OR use Dermatch to darken the scalp to avoid the color contrast.

SMOOTHY
Dr....
Forum: Open Hair Loss Topics 01-10-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,019
Posted By Smoothy
Generics and Branded drugs are very very similar...

Generics and Branded drugs are very very similar (some cases the actual branded pharma co. manufactures the generics in the same plant for the generic companies in exchange for royalties-this is rare...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,882
Posted By Smoothy
I think the lasar comb or any X5 type of...

I think the lasar comb or any X5 type of treatment results vary from Individuals. Just like taking Propecia-- I've seen some results that have grown back a lot of hair and others that havent done...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,941
Posted By Smoothy
Pros and Cons on Mega Sessions. I think the Cons...

Pros and Cons on Mega Sessions. I think the Cons outweigh the Pros but it depends on your hairloss. Regardless, personally, I wouldnt do a HT over 3500 grafts max.-- that is just my opinion.
...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By Smoothy
Hard to tell the size of your scar on the side...

Hard to tell the size of your scar on the side with your pics but it looks like its just shock loss surrounding the scar which thins out the area-- this should grow back.
Now if it is the actual...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By Smoothy
A lot of docs pefer shaving recp. area but this...

A lot of docs pefer shaving recp. area but this is your personal choice-- if you have hair that you can comb over and hide or a job that you can wear a cap-- then shaving is the best for the surgeon...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,250
Posted By Smoothy
NO 50 is the new 30! I've seen pics of 70 yr old...

NO 50 is the new 30! I've seen pics of 70 yr old paitents. Just go to a good surgeon up front and you will be fine.

SMOOTHY
Dr. Shapiro
Rogaine xra-Propecia
MSM/Zinc/Saw Pallmetto
Enlyten...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,634
Posted By Smoothy
No this is not normal with some of the better...

No this is not normal with some of the better clinics. What happens if you have a emergency or illness?
Most clinics have a $500 deposit with a 1 week cancelation default. Then you pay after your...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By Smoothy
Your doing the right thing by analyzing and...

Your doing the right thing by analyzing and thinking the process out.
Given your assessment, I would recommend H/W focus more on the hairline and frontal core leaving the crown untouched. This will...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,973
Posted By Smoothy
You can do a lot of things and that doesnt mean...

You can do a lot of things and that doesnt mean you should! The graft survival of 100 g/p/sq is lower than saw 50 g/p/sq. You have higher risks of transections and longer placement as it take more...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 01-10-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,498
Posted By Smoothy
I've had several HT over the past 15 yrs and the...

I've had several HT over the past 15 yrs and the last 2 I used Graphcyte and Rogain on the recepient area and it help speed up the dormant period (actually didnt even have a dormant period) and 95%...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 11-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By Smoothy
opinions vary but looks like you can use after...

opinions vary but looks like you can use after postop given directions.
I have used post op after 1 week to help speed up graft growth---I used it on recp sites 1 week post op with my...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 11-22-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,128
Posted By Smoothy
Surgeons that guarentee ANYTHING prior to seeing...

Surgeons that guarentee ANYTHING prior to seeing the patient, HL stage, and Donor availability are RED FLAGS to me. Be careful.

After consult, I can guarentee 1,000 grafts per sq/cm. but you might...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 11-22-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,526
Posted By Smoothy
You can wear it but I would recommend waiting a...

You can wear it but I would recommend waiting a couple of days. If have to wear beanie then I would go ahead and have surgeon wrap the rep. area with gauge before you put on the beanie.
Put it on...
Forum: Hair Restoration Questions and Answers 11-22-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,362
Posted By Smoothy
Removing saples is no big deal. Shapiro...

Removing saples is no big deal.
Shapiro actually gives paitent a staple removal in thier post op kit.
From several procedures, it isnt that bad at all. Keep your sight clean everyday to avoid any...
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