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  1. Its all about the genetics out of the gate, not time. Each hair follicle is programmed with a sensitivity level to DHT. The guys that have the follicles that are the most sensitive to it are the ones that start to lose early and aggressively. The luckier guys that have some follicles with more DHT resistance will have more hair hang around longer before they start the miniaturization decline too. Sometimes there can be temporary changes in the body that cause spurts of accelerated loss, due to chemistry/external circumstances/unknown sources of hair loss we don't know about yet. And then there
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  2. Hi everyone, I posted a few weeks ago about graft strategy prior to my surgery in Turkey. I went with Asli Tarcan as they have among the most documented cases of successful hair transplants for black men online. There is a community of black men who have gone to Asli Tarcan and chatting about their experiences there. The biggest red flag is the clinics willingness to do 5500+ graft sessions. Some black men have recovered perfectly in their donor area but others have not. For that reason I told them to cap it at 4500 grafts. My end goal is to have consistency in my hair and be able
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  3. I'm a 27 year old male and first started seeing hair loss during my first year of college. This forum has been vital in my hair transplant decision making. So I figured I'll share my journey here. I had a video consultation with Dr.Arika Bansal about a month back and was suggested 3000 grafts. But this would cover only the hairline and mid-scalp region and not the crown area. I insisted on getting some coverage on the crown region and we ended up finalizing on 4000 grafts. (3500 scalp grafts + 500 beard grafts). I scheduled my surgery for August 7.
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  4. Ayyyy the magic of Hollywood. Reminder for all of us not to unreasonably compare ourselves to celebrities and/or models on social media. They have so many tricks up their sleeves to make things look picture perfect, and if any of us had access to the same stylists, tricks, etc. we'd be feeling really good about ourselves most all of the time.
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  6. I wouldnt change a thing if I had to start this over again. I guess I like the artistry and what a dramatic difference a HT can do to someones appearance, which is why I stick around.
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  7. I have a very limited donor as well as was probably already at a Norwood 5A going to 6, so I had to be very conservative as well... do I have full coverage? absolutely not, but I'm happy where I am, my appearance looks 100% natural and most importantly, I don't waste an hour in the morning trying to do a comb-over to hide my balding, using hairspray to keep every hair exactly in place, worried about the wind, weather, etc. For me, my HT gave me back a sense of normalcy and better confidence. Your end result should shape up to be great! continued luck healing and growing
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  8. Nope, sorry for the suspense @home1212. I hope you understand my withholding the name until I feel this thread represents him fairly. I wouldn’t want ppl searching his name and finding my thread where someone starts a debate about the work or the hair line or something. He’s a top-notch guy who has done well by me. Thanks for the kudos on the hair line. If there’s anything wrong with it, that’s my fault bc I had a lot of influence on it. I drew an awful rendition of what I had in mind, and then he did his best to fix it so it looked as natural as possible. But you’re right, it’s all about
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  9. In my opinion your better option is Dr. Bisanga in Belgium, or Feriduni. Bisanga has a clinic in Athens where he charges around the same price, except he’s one of The Godfathers of FUE. That said, I hope you’re not choosing these clinics based off their price alone. Patient results matter the most. Results > price. I know those names are regularly mentioned by Portugal for their price points, but remember always do your OWN research, and make sure you’re choosing a doctor because you’ve seen their patients results, and you’ve talked to their patients as well.
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  10. love the conservative hairline design and restoration which will serve you well into the future, work looks prestine, if I were to guess it looks like Dr. Bloxham?
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  11. I had 2 HTs, the first one was a big failure at Arenamed in Turkey, they depleted my head brutally, after a year I had a repair HT at HDC clinic by Dr. Maras, this is one of the reasons I work with them today, take a look at my donor area today. Punch should be manual or micro mechanical by USA protocol, beware of generic local micro mechanical punch like Arenamed did to me!
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  12. Risk damaging or shocking out the native hairs in the transplanted area. You have good hair, I wouldn't risk it.
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  13. This looks like the start of a great result! Keep us updated and all the best!
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  14. Others may disagree, but I do not think you really need a HT. I understand you may want one, but your hair looks good to me and you risk making troubles for yourself with a HT. If you do one, as I suspect you will, be very conservative with what you have done.
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  15. Hi Gabrielle, thanks for your comments. I note you’re a representative of Eugenix, if they weren’t so far I’m pretty sure they would’ve been one of the top 3 on my list. I’m in the UK... It is indeed my hairline that bothers me mainly, my hair seems fairly thick apart from the front 3rd, where it’s just a nightmare now. I’ve been in baseball cap jail now for far too long 😀 I need to do something about it. The number of grafts you suggest if really low compared to Koray and Erdogan whom both said - 2500-3000 grafts! Saying that, I did think those numbers were high. I’m now l
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  16. Wish you the best for your hair journey.
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  17. @yalla8 what we are trying to tell you is that pictures and videos posted by the clinic or it’s doctors should never to be the only thing you consider while making a decision on which doctor will do your surgery. If the doctor has no real patients posting their results for the 12 month growth cycle then my advice is for you to chose another doctor. Worst you can do is to pay for a surgery that will deplete your donor area and give you a bad result because afterwards you will end up needing a repair surgery without enough grafts due a depleted donor area from the first surgery.
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  18. Looks good! I see a lot of guys getting FUE in the 4000 range...not sure how many donors can handle that many grafts, but it looks good! Keep us posted.
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  19. @Adam1 I had 1887 beard grafts implanted by Dr. Pekiner who I consider the best for BHT mega sessions and you can check my 7 months results that I think are pretty good considering I was totally bald in the crown and midscalp. If you are looking for doctor only surgery with a highly skilled technique (manual FUE using stick&place for implanting) at a affordable price of 2.25€/graft then Pekiner is a great choice. Dr. Sethi and Dr. Arika at Eugenix are also great with BHT but if you want a similar surgery to Pekiner (Doctor in charge of the whole surgery) then you have to chose t
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  20. 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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  21. I agree you should not have anymore grafts taken from the area already possibly overharvested. Certainly they could maybe use the sides, but you don’t want all of your donor area look overharvested either. Look to your Beard if you want to add density. Maybe even some nape and chest hair if your struggling to get the grafts you need.
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  22. Ahhhh for some reason I thought you went fut from start to finish. Yea I hear what your saying with recovery. Fue recovery was deff a lot easier hands down. Hey as long as your happy that’s what matters.
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  23. File this one under: Holy crap! Absolutely stunning transformation. This basically looks like natural density. I'd be curious to know what the caliber/characteristics of your hair are? It looks straight and medium/fine but it's not easy for an amateur like myself to tell. Enjoy that mop, sir! (The good kind of mop) Edit: Hah, I see you went against the cries of the mob on here and went back to touch it up one last time Well I think we can safely say you've reached your goal now!
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