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  1. Avoiding sunburn is a solid numero uno. Also avoid rubbing your head with poison ivy and stay clear of axe murderers.
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  2. Thicker, stronger hairs hold on to the surrounding tissue much better, so when a FUE graft is pulled out it is much more likely to be intact and have a good follicle root. Thinner hairs have more tendency to easily rip out of the follicle and also is more delicate to implant, thus they have a tendency to not grow as well. FUT grafts are cut from a strip of hair, so the techs can cut thicker grafts that will stay together even if the hairs are thin.
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  3. I would eat porridge and sit in a dark room all day if it meant a good result. I want to know my surgeon is putting his money into his staff and his equipment, not meals and entertainment.
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  4. How about some pictures for us to actually see your before and after results. I'm serious. Just look at my face.
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  5. Ok..so sadly it happened. How? Not sure..years went by and then it was here...50!!!!!! Age is just a number. Go old gracefully...blah,blah,blah....easy to say until you get there. So no doubt i am going bald probably a level 3. From the front it doesn't look bad...but from top you can see the bald area now on the crown. Hate it...I keep fit, watch my weight, look after my teeth and skin etc..but with hair there is not much you can about it..naturally. I am open about using products like topical fint, Nizoral and even thinking of having a hair transplant. Do not see the problem
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  6. Graft selection, placement, spacing, and precise angulations are absolutely critical when restoring hairlines. So obviously this is going to come down to the surgeon's skill and experience and will have a profound impact on the final outcome once everything grows in.
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  7. If you ever consider a revision in the future, do not go back to this doctor. The hair transplant industry in cali is pretty chop-shop still, even with surgeons that are more recognized.
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  8. Dr. Paul told me to avoid dermmatch on the recipient region for six months!
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  9. Here's my list of the top 5 things you should avoid after getting a hair transplant, but what about you guys? Did I miss any, would you change the list? I would love to hear the communities input. Five Things You Should AVOID After A Hair Transplant
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  10. It’s totally normal, and usually down to how it’s styled. Talk to your normal barber and I’m sure he will give you reassurance too.
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  11. You have amazing hair, so go enjoy it !
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  12. Jees.....wait for 5+ years and see. Nothing to do right now.
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  13. Looking good, man! Things are coming together nicely. I’m sure the sparseness along the hairline will work itself out and will become thicker over time! Looking forward to seeing where you are at in a few months time!
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  14. A lot of them probably take finasteride or dutasteride, like Ashton Kutcher and Trump.
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  15. Sit down, young feller. I'll tell you a story - it was, I reckon, the summer of 09 and me and the Missus wuz havin' a homemade brew on the porch and she squints at me and sez "hey Old Man, the sun reflectin' off yer head is hurtin' my eyes". Well, Lordy, the light bulb went off and I figgured it was a sign from above. Bout then a young fella names Bosley sheweed up and after some discussion I shot him dead right there and thought "There's gotta be better Follicular Transplant fellas than that snake oil salesman!" Then I discovered this hear website and my eyes were open. So at 64 I got
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  16. I also think most guys should try shaving their head before going for a transplant or at least seriously consider shaving their head and think about whether that might be a better long term solution. Some guys end up liking their shaved head and some guys hate it. I am one who hates a shaved head look on most men and it's definitely not for me especially since I grew up in the 80s when shaving your head meant you were a neo nazi skinhead, so that wasn't an option for me back then. The sad thing is that most younger guys don't want to shave their head because it makes them look much older,
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  17. Dr. Gabel is an excellent choice, there’s a member here who has nothing but great things to say. Send him a pm @ShadowMoon
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  18. 6 month update! Coincidentally I just got a haircut today (2nd trim, post-HT) so please excuse the trimmings on my face 😆 Overall I feel happy so far. Let me qualify that, by saying if this was my final result I would be disappointed, but my experience so far and my intuition tells me that I have a way to go yet. I had often looked at the time timeline put out by HT docs showing a pretty linear progression all the way through to 12 months+ as a load of nonsense, but I think it might be quite accurate for me at least. The thing which bugs me the most is the hairline, where growth
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  19. No problem you did the hard work...maybe you can make it into a video also...
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  20. That was me about 20+ years ago...it's a lot thinner and more widespread now. I took fint for a year about 12 years ago and i saw some pic's. I almost had a full of hair again...can't remember why I stopped. Right now leave it..it's fine....see every couple of years. I guess the longer you put off med's/procedures the better..? I think you will be ok for quite a few years.
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  21. Concealer too soon is a big one, excellent point 👏🏼
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  22. I would add caution on concealer also, I appreciate this is not exhaustive as a list so other things wont make the top 5. All valid points mentioned however, well done.
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  23. Hey man, I was in a very familiar-looking situation as you about 8 months ago. On recommendation from a friend I went with a local doctor who tried to cover a large area of my head (similar to yours) with 2200 grafts. I have fine hair and that was not near enough for the size of the area they thought they could cover. The funny thing is the doctor originally suggested 1800 would do it, which is laughable. I've since learned a lot more about the topic and have a much better clinic etched out for my second procedure, which I'm SO excited for. The good news is you don't have to worry much -
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  24. Excellent points, comparing yourself to others is an overall mistake in life, but it can really lead to having unrealistic expectations, or just being dissatisfied with an overall satisfactory procedure.
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  25. That is an important one, once you start down the path of looking up failed procedures, you give yourself unnecessary anxiety.
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  26. First of all - go get checked out by your GP, and try get referred to a urologist consultant, or even better an endocrinologist/hrt specialist to assess your current state of play. Might turn out that you are flying sky high, and a subtle suppression of your 5AR enzymes isn't likely going to do you too much damage - on the flip side however, you may be slapped around the cheeks a couple of times, and told you are a bit on the low side of the hormones cards as it is, so let nature be nature and come back to me in a few years when we may need to start looking at giving you a boost, not taking it
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  27. Great list Melvin. I would add avoid feverishly looking for growth day to day and focus on 6, 9, and 12 months. The implanted follicles can sometimes take up to 2 years to fully mature (grow and thicken).
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  28. On the medication front you just started finasteride two months ago and you are still pretty young, so hopefully you'll not only maintain but get some re-growth at least in the middle and crown areas. And after about 5 days post procedure (follow your doctor instructions), re-start the rogaine to keep more of your hairs in the growing phase to help give you the thicker look. Like John said I wouldn't give Bosley anymore of your money, research docs here and stay positive -the meds could really help boost your final result. Maybe look into some concealers like toppik, dermatch (search on a
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  29. Oh dear. Sorry I don’t want to be negative but you don’t have anywhere near enough grafts for the area shown. you unfortunately chose a hair mill and not a skilled Clinic. BUT please don’t worry too much. As they took a small amount of grafts it means you have plenty more in the bank for another procedure. But please next time choose somewhere else. Look at the people recommended on this forum. You will get growth sure, but it’s not going to be enough. Sorry I would like to be more positive, but you already have a awareness.
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  30. -Time tracking devices such as watches, wall clocks, calendars...be patience and in the moment -Google searches on the internet for topics such as imploding hair transplants -Negative input/energy from negative folks
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  31. Asmed is a know quantity here so this glowing advertisement is completely suspect. To me, anyway. I find it confusing that he gives a 3 day timeline and says nothing about Day 2. And Day 3 was 8.5 hours of..what? And his comment about Live Music - does Asmed have a band onstage? It sounds like quite the holiday!
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  32. Be careful with the seborrheic dermatitis, minoxidil solutions can dry out and irritate your skin, potentially cause the s. dermatitis to flare up. Same goes for hair styling products that contain alcohol. Its why I don't use topical minoxidil, hopefully your case is not so sensitive like mine. Helpful shampoos to try. I use Nizoral and H&S a few times a week to help keep things calm. Pyrithione zinc (Dermazinc, Head & Shoulders) Selenium sulfide (Selsun Blue) Ketoconazole (Nizoral A-D) Tar (Neutrogena T/Gel, DHS Tar) Salicylic acid (Neutrogena
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  33. Just read all 34 pages of this rollercoaster thread. Here's my take, which you won't like or accept but it's just my opinion! I noticed I was thinning at 20 years old and it affected my life for another 11 years (31 now) before I got a HT. All throughout my 20s I wanted a HT and I likely would never have considered my donor area or the future because that's simply just a part of being young. It's pure fortune I didn't pull the trigger and get a procedure until 31 years old. I'm on finasteride 3x a week (no sides luckily). You've had (supposedly) over 7000 grafts before 30 years o
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  34. Hello Everyone, thanks for the feedback and support throughout this process! I wanted to post some 20 month pictures, and share some thoughts about this experience. I have continued to notice thickening of the transplanted areas, and all areas of native hair that had shock loss are fully recovered. I've been getting the sides cut pretty short, and only once could you see a hint of the scar - that area has healed nicely, and I'll try to post some pictures of the scar if I can get some. I feel great about my decision to do this, and enjoy my new hair everyday. It is amazing to have somethin
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  35. @musab: could you give us an update please. Looking forward to see your progress.
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  36. I don’t want to be an alarmist, but that right side really does look awkward. This is a very good indication that his pattern of implanting grafts in straight rows might not look great when grown out as well. You're still extremely early in the process and it may be exacerbated by pulling on the hair but it doesn't look right at the moment. Actually resembles the old mini grafts a bit because all you see is straight rows of hair which doesn't happen in nature. Very questionable as to why he would do this. Efficiency or convience would be my guess because he is obviously capable of producing st
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