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Old 01-02-2015, 08:49 AM
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So you went forward. I give you credit for making a decision, and I am sure you'll be happy with the SMG results. Be prepared for another procedure down the road, which is almost a requirement now that you did a front 1/3 procedure at a young age. Fin is not a silver bullet and it may not work for you or you may develop sides. Since you are only 23, in 10 years when you need another, the industry may have finally developed a better alternative such as cloning or stem cell therapy. I waited too long for them to develop a better, more reliable, and less invasive solution, and now I am 43 before I finally stopped waiting and had my first procedure.

So happy growing to you, and keep us posted on how things are coming along.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:32 PM
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Yeah, absolutely. Thank you all for the support. It's crazy how comfortable I felt with the expectations set and the procedure, and I know the guys and gals at SMG do such reliable work.

I also understand this will not be the last one I have. After my experience, I am really okay with doing that. Again, I know my donor area has plenty left as well, so this gives me hope for that.

We'll see!
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:37 PM
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Yeah, absolutely. Thank you all for the support. It's crazy how comfortable I felt with the expectations set and the procedure, and I know the guys and gals at SMG do such reliable work.

I also understand this will not be the last one I have. After my experience, I am really okay with doing that. Again, I know my donor area has plenty left as well, so this gives me hope for that.

We'll see!
It's very encouraging to hear someone so young being so well informed and knowledgeable. Very glad you made a decision you yourself feel comfortable with, and with reasonable expectations. You'll do well in life with the good head you seem to have on your shoulders - and hopefully with a good head of hair to go along with it.
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Old 01-13-2015, 12:34 AM
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Hey! Buddy hows your hair?
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:08 PM
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Hey all,

I just wanted to give you all some kind of update.

I'm sitting just shy of the 4 month mark; at this point I can feel new hair beginning to grow in, but I'd say there's not been any real aesthetic result (I was not really expecting any at this point).

I've also now been on Fin for almost 5 months. 0 side effects, so PTL for that.

I've included pictures below. The first picture included is at the one-month mark (right around January 30th) and the corresponding photos were taken yesterday to mark the progress so far.

You can notice some filling in the hairline, but it's mainly light, individual hairs popping up at this point.

Anyway, based on the pictures, what are thoughts y'all have? How is this progress compared to what you've all seen, etc.?
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:16 PM
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I see a little progress, but it is a little slow. From what I have read and progress photos that have been shared by other people, that is not unusual for FUE. As long as you can see and feel progress and you are happy with it, that's what matters.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:49 PM
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This seems to be just fine. Everyone's growth is different and some start growing faster and sooner than others. There's no hard and fast rule for how the growth should progress. And since the hairs really don't start growing until the 3rd month anyway, that means you haven't even had a full month's worth of growth yet - so just hang tight. I'm sure you'll start seeing stronger results in no time.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:57 PM
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Comprehensive update nearly 2 years later. I'm 26 now.

I got a 2nd FUE procedure to fill in areas, have been on Propecia for 2 years, no side effects, I may go back for another procedure for maintenance in the future - but am overall satisfied with the result. SMG is great.

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Old 04-20-2017, 07:08 PM
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Thanks for the update! Amazing how fast two years fly by. *sigh* Very happy for you. Results look great!
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1.25 mg Finasteride daily since July 2014
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:45 PM
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Looks very Good. So 1,750 on first, how many on second?
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