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  1. Surgical Hair Restoration

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    2. Hair Restoration Questions and Answers

      Post a question for other knowledgeable forum members here. Any hair loss sufferers with good advice are also encouraged to respond.
    3. Hair Transplant Experiences and Surgeon Reviews

      Share your own hair transplant experiences with others here.
    4. Hair Restoration Results Posted by Patients

      Feel free to post your hair transplant photos here.
    5. Results Posted by Leading Hair Restoration Clinics

      Surgeons recommended on the Hair Transplant Network should post your hair transplant photos here.
    6. Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

      Discuss and share your photos, experiences and results related to the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant procedure, including its advantages, disadvantages and who is an ideal candidate.
    7. Open Hair Loss Topics

      Post your own new topic of discussion here.
    8. Visits to Leading Hair Transplant Clinics

      This forum presents highlights from some of Pat's on site visits to leading hair transplant clinics.
    9. Video Interviews with Leading Hair Transplant Surgeons

      View video interviews with leading hair restoration physicians recommended on the Hair Transplant Network to learn more about their experience, technique and hair transplant philosophy.
    10. Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)

      Discuss the increasingly popular Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) procedure here, including the advantages, disadvantages and possible long term effects.
    11. Support Group - Discuss personal issues due to Hair Loss

      Interact with hair loss sufferers by sharing your hair loss experience and how it has impacted you. Relate to others on a personal level and offer and receive helpful support
  2. Non Surgical Treatments for Baldness

    1. Hair Loss Drugs

      Share your opinions and experiences regarding drugs like Propecia (finasteride), Minoxidil and others.
    2. Shampoos, sprays, and concealers

      Share your opinions and experiences about various shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays and concealers.
    3. Hair Systems

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    4. Herbal hair loss remedies

      Post your own experiences with, suggestions, or comments about herbal remedies for baldness.
    5. Future Medical treatments

      Discuss future possible treatments for hair loss like new drugs, gene therapy, hair follicle cloning, etc.
  3. Issues Not Related To Hair Loss

    1. Cosmetic Surgery Not Hair Loss Related

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    • Sorry to hear this but this result did not hit its intended goal I believe.  If you decide you need to tweak this, then you will need a refinement procedure by a very ethical doctor.  Be careful with using too much donor for too little recipient zone.  Id say if you need to, find someone that does manual fue as you have different texture hair.  Have you consulted with Dr Keser?  Get a few consults from few surgeons from the area.     But know this, your scalp still looks better then other folks who have gone through a procedure.  I know as i am a repair patient that is still in need of a repair that resolves the issues created on my scalp.  It is very upsetting but you just have to be careful and make sure they do the surgery ethically.  
    • Thank you for all your kind words!   Here’s picture of his donor area 🙂 
    • The crown is slightly thin, but I don't think you have enough loss there to try doing anything about it at this point. Focus on fixing the front for now.  
    • You look like you have a good donor and i'm sure a second pass at it would give you a better result - even if you're disappointed now I'd view it as a foundation for future work. Swerve Elithair, I'm on a few fb groups where the name often comes up in association with bad results. Dr Balwi seems like a bit of a charlatan as far as I've read.    My issue is listening to anything  that berk Matt Dominance says. He's had a sub-par transplant himself and is now offering "consultancy services" to guys looking at HT based on his google obtained bro science. He's the third worst thing about hairloss after 1) losing hair and 2) propecia sides... and even they have useless d*cks in common...
    • Hello guys,  I'm trying to find some answer to my questions and after spending days and days behind this forum, i'd say i'm still dubious about what to do... I'd say my pattern is a NW6/NW7, i'm  losing my hair now, but my thinning is all over, i can't tolerate finasteride, minoxidil stopped to work, so i am dealing with the fact that i'll be soon a NW6/NW7. My general idea is that covering a NW7 is difficoult, expecially with my donor hair, i'll attach some pics of my donor and current hair.   Anyway, since my grandpa was around a nw6 at 30, my uncle is nw6 and my dad is nw5v heading to a NW6  and the fact that my hair are thinning in that same exact pattern, i know what can i expect in the next few years...  So obviously i started to do some research, Melvin's results are so motivational but i suspect my hair loss area is bigger and probably even my donor area isn't as good as his, even tho i have a small head, i think my total NW7 pattern could be 200 square centimeters or less because i also wore the smallest size for helmets and caps. Since i shaved my head i'd say i could accept this look if i can cope and give the illusion of a full head, that's why i started to get interested in SMP, after some videos i realized that the "darkest" and better results that i would like to achieve looks fake in extensive norwood if you don't have any hair underneath, so i started to look for some results online and i found just few results, one of the most interesting ones is the following: Click here   This gentleman has had only 2000 grafts to cover a NW4v area, with an average density of 18 grafts/cm^2 which is good in combination with an SMP, i think his results are good and he has achieved  a great illusion of a shaved head, that low density  grafts  solved some problems, for example, the shine that SMP gives, the  3D effect, so you can shave every few days instead of everyday,  because even if your hair will grow, you can blend them with SMP and have  a great look.... and also the touch sensation... often  girls touches my head, i'd be embarassed if a girl touches my head and she feels hair only on the sides. I personally don't like his hairline, i'd be less conservative and i'll go for a lower hairline since with that density you have less problem using donor hair. Of course thinking about having the same style for the rest of your life kinda sucks, i'm only 23 and i'll be the same for the rest of my life, but i feel like i don't have much choice... I'm gonna have some online consulation with some surgeons and i'll send them some pics to try to understand how many grafts they could safely extract from my donor area. Is there some tool/trick that i can use to calculate the average density of my donor area and the surface that i should cover? i'd like to do some calculations. I'd like to know what you guys think about this results, you can see the full results after 1 year in the third page. In the attachment here some pics of my donor hair  
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