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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

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    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

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    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

      Share your opinions and experiences with hair systems.
    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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    2. Physical Fitness Issues

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    • The good news is the fact you're still enjoying a lot of native hair.  The time to be on medication is now before you lose it.  Once gone it never returns.   The concern, as you know, is - your pattern is developing into something very advanced.  You may be experiencing retrograde as well. Since we know this, let's move on to the meds.  How do you know Rogaine stopped working? Why can't you tolerate Propecia? Be very specific. Patients have a tendency to think and be quite reactive to the fact, if they don't see a visual result, they are in the erroneous belief the medication is not working. The medication is not intended to regrow hair.  Nothing regrows hair.  The medication is intended to help keep the hair you have. To retain.  So, if you look the same as you did a year ago, the medication did what it was supposed to do. From your excerpt I assume you did notice improvement.  This might mean you experienced enhancement of the native hair. If so, you need to get back into whatever you were doing. There are two types of loss.  Shedding is one of them.  The follicle gets tired of producing and goes into a resting phase.  in a matter of a weeks/months, the hair returns. So, if you see hair in the tub, sink, pillow - let it go, this is normal.  The loss you don't see is what we're concerned about. The hair you don't see is happening as we speak.  Go to  the bathroom under a bright light and look at the hairline area- including the temporal areas, (corners).  You'll note some strands are very thick and robust.  Others are finer and you might find some that are so thin they're hardly contributing.  This hair eventually disappears. That's hair loss. Propecia, Rogaine, Laser and PRP are the modalities we typically discuss when dealing with this condition.  I have a few questions, Propecia, how were you taking it? Rogaine, how were you applying it and how many times a day. Do you own a laser? Have you discussed PRP with the doctor? With regards to SMP, great idea. Find an experienced group.  The use of organic ink is important as this will be metabolized and will not turn into other colors like a tattoo does, (yellowish or blue-purple).  This will help with the contrast you're experiencing, (Black hair, light scalp). Some of the doctors listed in this forum do the work). Do not despair, many in this forum can help you....Get well educated and be judicious with your grafts.  More importantly, give serious consideration to meds for a good year before you do anything.  You are truly at a stage where there are a number of options.    
    • Thanks Melvin the Aloe Vera is definitely a big help. Great video 👍🏼
    • 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.  
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