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Old 09-18-2012, 07:16 PM
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its a small amount of grafts . but with concealer your hair looks alot better ,good luck , hope you are in better spirits.
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Old 09-19-2012, 05:46 PM
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Hi Multiplier,

The hairtransplant process is often very frustrating and time takes time, especially when you have to do things with smaller sessions. It looks to me like you experienced some shockloss, plus going off the fin probably did not help.

On the positive side of things: Your in the best possible hands with SMG and you have only really targeted your hairline...which looks quite nice at this stage.

If I had to guess, my opinion on your future hair transplant work would be to do a couple of lower density transplants to minimize shockloss...if you were to do a 1500-1800 graft session and another 1500 graft session, it may help you retain your native hair for as long as possible. Certainly not the most gratifying process...but your looking for an end result...not necessarily the quickest result.

Keep the chin flying high and hopefully you can get back on fin/duta.

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Old 09-19-2012, 07:34 PM
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Hey, where did you come from....

Big Attorney Man!!!!!

Nice advice, I thought you may have lost it.....but, you address some strong points.

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Old 09-19-2012, 09:42 PM
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A B-spot sighting! Don't blink gentlemen.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:28 PM
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The second photo looks much better. I agree with everyone's assessment. Probably have thinned more behind the hairline. I do think if you can get another 3K total, even if it takes two sessions, it would make an amazing difference from where you are now. Hang in there.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:32 PM
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Hi, SMG are a top clinic. There are a few things that you need to bear in mind:

1. 1400 grafts is considered a fairly small session, so there will not be a dramatic transformation.

2. Going off Propecia is the reason why you lost so much native hair. This would have added body to your transplanted hair and therefore it appears that despite having a transplant, you have gone backwards.

I am glad you are back on Propecia. It is important to remember that erection problems whilst you are on Propecia can most definately be caused by your own anxiety about the fear of experiencing them.

Speak to SMG, stay on Propecia and take things from there.

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