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  1. Looks like you've managed to get some pretty good fullness in your hair style there. Perfect example of why non-surgical options should be seriously pursued prior to going under the knife.
    3 points
  2. Hair transplants are already quite expensive without adding all of this stuff. We give patients (do not charge extra) that includes a saline spray, head and shoulders shampoo, and a surgical sponge for sponge washing the first week post-op. As mentioned generic finasteride is dirt cheap, and minoxidil is relatively inexpensive as well. Clinics that charge extra for additional products are taking advantage of patients in a vulnerable position to add to the bottom line without any evidence that it improves the results of the procedure.
    2 points
  3. Wow! The before picture makes me want to guess a little older, and looking at the after images I'd say I would have guessed mid thirties tops. I think that says it all.
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  4. Young Joe Mr. Steal yo girl, balding Joe Mr. Steal yo kids. Shaved head with stubble and I think he’d be back in the game.
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  5. Actually I have some white hairs - the secret is to cut it real short so that it does not stand out too much
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  6. Actually we like the zinc in head and shoulders to help with healing.
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  7. Why would you ever want to do 2 procedures on one person the same day? To get more grafts? Not worth it......And, is the request coming from the patient or the doctor? 1st, elasticity. Depending on how wide the segment is, this could potentially affect how the scar(s) heals. 2nd, and let's call it a ladder, blood supply to the entire area could be compromised. During a post op visit, I did observe a donor area from a patient that did FUT, returned 12 mo later to do another, and then he was considering a third procedure. The area in between the two scars was fairly empty and there was nothing the doctor could do. Typically the best approach is to take a 9mm segment, ear to ear and do as much as possible, (if the case warrants it). Let the wound heal and, a year later, do another procedure at which time the doctor can excise the original scar. Because the 1st scar has no hair in it, the yield is typically 10% less than in the first procedure but the donor area remains as clean as possible. And, most times, the patient can regain some elasticity. Getting greedy can only lead to a disaster......
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  8. Looks younger than what he was 8 years ago.🤔
    1 point
  9. I have had a procedure performed by Dr Arocha so some of you may see this opinion as biased. It’s not biased, however, (well, maybe a little🙂) as I have made this argument at least twice with posters about two other doctors with whom I have no association. Not that it may matter to anyone but I see some very astute observations by some posters on the thread and others that leave me scratching my head wondering what you’re talking about... I agree that the photos from the very first post should match up from the befores to the afters. They should 100% be more comparable from the get go. That’s the only thing I can agree with, though. I don’t have a problem seeing the difference between the photos... I can personally see the difference from this,to this,to the final outcome. That, to me, is a significant change. There was visible diffuse thinning throughout the front that doesn’t seem so visible anymore. This,to that,is significant. If you don’t agree or can’t see the difference that’s fine. Photos from any doctor can sometimes make it hard to tell. If the hairline is maybe not your personal taste in aesthetic...okay. Anyone saying that the doctor should never have agreed to this case, that it was unethical, is making an assumption that the doctor didn’t do his due diligence and discuss family history and so on. He did and they did. It says so in the very first post that the patient decided to start taking propecia post-op. My last point: Who is anyone here to say that a person shouldn’t try to achieve their goals more than another. The patient is dealing with his hair loss the same as everyone else here. It’s a deeply personal process that we all go through. He sought out a great doctor and decided to go forward with the procedure. It is no one’s place here or anywhere else to say how someone should deal with their own personal journey. What you see as insignificant loss he sees as extremely significant. Otherwise he wouldn’t be seeking the same treatment that everyone else here is seeking.
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  10. I've heard good things about Dr. De Freitas, I'll be monitoring your thread closely.
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  11. Hello! I was on vacation in the Iberian peninsula and didn't have a chance to update at the 7 month mark. I had fun on the vacation and didn't think of my hair at all outside of 1. Morning pill routine 2. post shower minox and 3. gentle brushing for some pics. My phone camera is literal ass, so I didn't take any. I need to ask my SO or mom for some to see how an objective picture looks like. I did wear a hat most of the time to not get my neck or face (or balding head haha) sunburnt. But my point is, I am back to being unconcerned about my hair ( I was basically fully aware after my "discovery moment" when my perception of myself changed). Anyway, hair is mostly the same. I mentioned earlier to @Petroholic that I have a similar hairstyle and have same density thing going on. Look at both July 13th posts above along with my update here and see what I am talking about with density and length. Because the hair falls on itself, the density contrast is more apparent with longer hair. After the haircut, hair looks normal. It's only when you study it and "look for" things that are "off" is when things look different. I am overdue for a haircut. I had a trim on the 2-3rd of Aug, but I think 3 weeks is the new normal for me with regards to haircuts. I think I may get a haircut this Saturday, before I go back to school. I'll update then as well. But this update is approximately 7.5 months. One of the temples is thinner than the other. I am hopeful that it fills in, but if it doesn't, I will either ignore it or brush hair towards it. I already have the weakest side burns known to man (non existent), so I think that the less defined temple point isn't a huge cosmetic concern for me. I would probably address it with a follow up HT, but it isn't on my radar right now. The thinning top and crown are my more immediate concern. I am still hopeful it's fin shed and not age. I'll know for sure about month 11-15. I noticed the thinning around month 6, so I assume a full 3-9 month growth cycle will answer this question. Hair is post shower with a gentle push. I still have that superman curl going on, so I push it up into the hairline, and the top I "comb over". I give it a pass or two with my hand and call it good. I don't really spend time "working" on the combover. I think that will be my cue to get another HT (I'll wait until month 15 before I make any decisions).
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