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Old 09-12-2017, 05:52 AM
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Can anyone offer me some advice. I know I'm a challenging case for a HT but most clinics seem to think they can help but I've had a reply from a rep that represents Dr Reddy here in the UK and his email was short and blunt...my hair is fine and he thinks Dr Reddy wouldn't believe I would be a good candidate for a HT. This has dented my confidence a bit. I would have thought I'm either a candidate or not but there seems to be a grey area. Do you think this is a case of a clinic not wanting to risk comeback/ get a bad result?

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:06 AM
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With no pictures we cannot provide any advice
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:14 AM
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I'm not really looking for a consultation
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:33 AM
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In that case, I don't need pictures of you or your hair to give you general non-specific to your head advice and that is that that some clinics will accept patients and some will reject patients based on what they see AND what they think they can do for you.

You'll have to take them for their word and proceed accordingly.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:39 AM
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From what I know of Dr Reddy, having met him and from what others have said, he would turn down most people for a transplant. You say you're a challenging case so I gather you have advanced hair loss and/or poor donor supply. Dr Reddy does FUE only and those characteristics make treating you a huge challenge.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:57 AM
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There's really no way to give you advice without pictures. But then you responded saying you're not looking for a consultation… We can't give you a consultation, but I'm not exactly sure what kind of advice you're looking for.

Dr. Reddy is recommended by this community and top-notch in my opinion. I don't believe he would steer you wrong. I understand though, that physicians have various philosophies and at the end of the day, you will have to make your own decision based on the advice you've been given.

My guess is though, that you will have to have very realistic expectations as to what can be achieved if some doctors are telling you that you're not even a candidate. That probably means you have a lot of hair loss and not much done her hair. So no doctor can pull off a miracle just understand that. If you were satisfied with restoring some here and not all of it, you might be a good candidate, depending on what's been said.

I strongly recommend that you post pictures so we can see what your hair looks like and we can give you better advice. Although our advice should never replace a doctors advice.

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:59 AM
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From what I know of Dr Reddy, having met him and from what others have said, he would turn down most people for a transplant. You say you're a challenging case so I gather you have advanced hair loss and/or poor donor supply. Dr Reddy does FUE only and those characteristics make treating you a huge challenge.
Did you mean he wouldn't there? Spelling mistake?
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There's really no way to give you advice without pictures. But then you responded saying you're not looking for a consultationů We can't give you a consultation, but I'm not exactly sure what kind of advice you're looking for.

Dr. Reddy is recommended by this community and top-notch in my opinion. I don't believe he would steer you wrong. I understand though, that physicians have various philosophies and at the end of the day, you will have to make your own decision based on the advice you've been given.

My guess is though, that you will have to have very realistic expectations as to what can be achieved if some doctors are telling you that you're not even a candidate. That probably means you have a lot of hair loss and not much done her hair. So no doctor can pull off a miracle just understand that. If you were satisfied with restoring some here and not all of it, you might be a good candidate, depending on what's been said.

I strongly recommend that you post pictures so we can see what your hair looks like and we can give you better advice. Although our advice should never replace a doctors advice.

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I also agree that pics are necessary to provide any type of individual feedback.
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Photos would be great as we could give you feedback about whether you really are a suitable HT patient or not - but I can see that what you really want is to understand why some doctors will accept you as a patient and some won't.

You say you're a challenging case, so it's possible that some doctors aren't up to that challenge (whatever it is). It's possible that your case is so challenging that no doctor can give you a result that meets your expectations.

So it could be a question of skill, but it could be the case that the doctors who are willing to have you as a patient are the type who don't care about the patient and just want to get the maximum number of customers through the door.

So the difference between a yes and a no could be all about skill or all about ethics.

I've tried to set that out as clear as possible. Photos would tell us more.
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