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  1. 2 points
    Most of this comes down to the clinic's hyper marketing methods...when they give you 2 methods to choose from, both end up benefitting the clinic and not necessarily the patient. And it's also a way to get your focus off the credentials of the surgeon...so let's face it, the result of your FUE procedure comes down to the experience and proven skill of the surgeon and the results over the long term.
  2. 1 point
    Quite the change. Continue meds and stay the course.
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    It is a lot, but I feel the combination of using 7/8 size punches for extraction and mapping out my donor with a grid every time there was a extraction definitely helped. Everyone will be different and might have different pros and cons to their hair type. My pro is , I have light brown/blonde hair and my skin is light also. This is great combo for transplant patients from what I am told. The con is my hair is thin and probably required more grafts per sq cm to achieve a density I was looking for. Most guys no matter what, if they brush their hair forward can pull off my transplant was a success look. I always wanted to grow my hair long and even brush back. This requires density of almost natural proportions. Otherwise I would be stuck with a shorter haircut and trying to play around with it until I found a style that works for me. Lucky now I can part this in any direction and grow to any length. I am truly amazed at what Doctor Nader has done. After a transplant you find yourself looking into mirrors in public locations that you might not have done before. I find when a light is directly above you or in front of you in harsh lights that really can make you transplant look weak. Although I am good now, My first pass was just not enough to make me happy 😃. (No beard hair. all from back and sides it was a very uniformed extraction using .7/8 size punches.) I will say this if my doctor used a size 1. Size punch I would have been In Trouble long ago out of these 3 procedures.
  4. 1 point
    It’s all DHI/FUE. All front and crown. Never once considered FUT.
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    I know what you mean. I see a lot of these (even reputable) doctors you see implant in uniformed rows and a direction of the hair to be straight forward. I like my the fact my doctor tried to match the direction on what ever I had left of my existing hair and looked at pictures when I was younger. I believe you have better control of the placement of grafts with DHI.
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    I know my doctor started out doing FUT and switched to this DHI method after attending a conference showcasing a particular implanter tool. He switched not because it was easier, actually the opposite. You need way more time and over double the employees to achieve a smooth operation. Also the fact the results were superior, at least in his opinion. This my hairline , which all was done in this method. https://imgur.com/a/mCbSVBy I am a believer at least🙂
  8. 1 point
    Man that is spot on! Looks incredible. "Harsh light / no harsh light" 🤣
  9. 1 point
    My donor is actually quite bad, after 2.500 grafts a few doctors told me it was depleted. I just managed to do a homogenous depletion, you can take many more grafts this way as long as it's homogenous. My recipient area is full of hair thankfully. I will post my entire story soon, when it's finished. I still have 2-3 more surgeries to go. One repairing the donor and a last touch up on the recipient area.
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    I mean that after a procedure that done professionally, you will have at least 70% survival rate from the punch area, unlike black market clinics, pro clinics always will plan that you will have the option to do another HT if will be needed, black market clinics use generic mechanical punch and also punch hair next to hair which wrong and will kill the grafts that were taken and on the same time destroy grafts that were not taken, a corrective way to preseve the donor area is to use manual punch or only pro level mechanical punch like "Cole punch" machinery, also you need to punch 5 hairs space and next to each one by one so the donor won't be depleted. You can read and see my pics here, I had 2 HTs, first one was by a black market Turkish clinic and the 2nd procedure was a repair HT at HDC by Dr. Maras which I am very happy with
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    I think in FUE the channels are bigger resulting in more trauma to the scalp. Also this prevents grafts being placed as close. DHI allows technically for more density. Although I have seen great results with both , we are talking in general. This is one reason why I believe hasson and Wong switched to DHI and probably promotes this method more now a days. Before they never really would use this method on large cases but I see it more and more.
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    His hair was all snow white and when he came in for his 6 month follow up, I was amazed at how positively different he looked...he also stated that the ladies in his senior social groups loved his new hair!
  13. 1 point
    Okay, thats good to know. Do you happen to know the transection rate for chest hairs at your clinic?? I had a nice chat with Dr. Arika at your Eugenix yesterday btw and I'm considering using your clinic