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  1. @Melvin-Moderator’s long lost twin? this looks great for 1800 grafts. I think you got good yield too.
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  2. 10/10 result at this stage already!! Thanks for sharing Fluffhead and I'm very happy for you. Looking forward to further updates!
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  3. *DEEP BREATH*.... I am a first time poster and I am a bit nervous to do so (I tend to be a shy person by nature). I won't go into too much detail at this point but just go with the essential facts: I got a hair transplant almost 9 months ago (9 months in 10 days) and I just wanted to get some alternative opinions of where I am at in the hair growth process. My procedure was 1,800 grafts FUE, all on the hairline. Thoughts of the overall progress? *My personal opinion is that the yield looks a little low for the amount of grafts that I got so far. Is it possible that more
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  4. Don't think I'm cocky but I think it looks great! HLC made a great work on my donor. I took this pic during quarantine, about 2 months after HT
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  5. For anyone considering H&W.. here are high quality close ups of the recipient area under light
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  6. You appear to be thinning from the neck up (retrograde) and from the crown down. Also above the ears. All these together point to quite a limited donor. Without medication I'm sure you will end up a NW6 at least. Sorry. See how you get on with fin. If you really want to go full force you see if a doctor will prescribe DUT, but at this stage just try fin for at least 6-12 months. You might then be able to get 4000 - 5000 fairly safe grafts if you're absolutely able to commit to the meds for life. Even in the possible green band of donor hair below, some hairs may be unsafe.
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  7. I had 5 cc injected by mcgrath 8 months ago in January and had 0 results from it. The whole experience with that doctor was kinda odd. The very first appointment with him felt more like a sales pitch, than the actual consultation with a doctor. He claims that he treated over 100 patients with exosomes, but doesn't show nearly as many before and after pictures. Oh well I gave it try and it didn't work.
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  8. When a doctor draws the hairline, he needs to pay attention to angles, direction, covering effect of natives, colors etc. It is very risky to design an HL if you have a shaved head. In my case, in fact, I'm 100% of the end result.
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  9. Same team. I was told the one making the extraction and placing has 10 year xp. Well, im not planing on doing another ht. So this result is for good. I think that it will be better for sure. But we will see to what extant.
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  10. How many lifetime grafts might I have? How bald do you think I might end up 20, 30 years down the line? What is the long term plan? Where is the safest place to put the hairline based on the above answers?
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  11. In fact, while it may not be its main mode of action, Minox does have DHT blocking (anti androgenic) properties as per several studies Minoxidil Acts as an Antiandrogen: A Study of 5α-reductase Type 2 Gene Expression in a Human Keratinocyte Cell Line https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30064598/
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  12. Min isn't a dht blocker. it stimulates growth. DHT by definition can assist in regrowing hair because of their mechanism if the follicle isnt completely dead.
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  13. U guy's answers give me lots of hope. After the 2.5 months stage there is already a big improvement over what was before the HT. I don't know if it's a good or bad sign since it's clear that some of the transplanted hairs have grown.
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  14. I have posted this podcast I did with Harry earlier in the year from his YouTube channel 'Bald Cafe.' I was getting pretty down on myself (due to the lock down at the time really) but I am fine now. The reason I am posting it is because I just want to share with some of the more recent and very young members who are requesting to have very low hairlines and unnecessary procedures as young as 20. I made this mistake at '18' and although I have come out of it on the other side many, many years later, I wouldn't wish what I had to go through on anyone to get there. I hope it's ok Melvin to p
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  15. @LonelyGraft It's been 8 months which means that the natives should have grown back. My guess is more so the trauma induced by the surgery itself, the tight placing of the grafts next to the natives have pretty much killed them..
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  16. Thanks for sharing so many different "states" of the hair. I feel like patient posts have been a bit better about doing this lately and it helps people considering surgery have realistic expectations. As a bit of a perfectionist myself I see where you might have concerns but I think you're in a much better headspace than your last update and that you will likely see some of that alleviated with hair maturation as you said. Looking at your photos I actually suspect that the lack of maturity in some of the hairs is probably causing them to be a little less cooperative when you're styli
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  17. Still in the research stage myself, but since I've not been able to 100% reverse the effects I want to try to get off the oral fin if possible.
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  18. Sorry to hear that... Have you considered topical fin? I'm looking into this fin/minox combo that you rub into your scalp once a day...no sides
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  19. @LonelyGraft Even if it was from minoxidil interruption, shouldn't it have grown back by now?
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  20. Demirsoy is always clean. Work looks excellent, nice job. Don’t sweat the hairline height. Once it starts growing out you won’t even notice how high it felt before. Plus keeping it a bit more mature will match you better aesthetically as you age. Also a hairline can always be lowered - it’s a little trickier to go the other way. It looks great. Congrats and happy growing!
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  21. The pictures in direct sunlight look really good with the lighter density at the very front that gets thicker farther back, impressively natural.
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  22. Think hard about trying the head-shaved look if you haven't already. Its a look that can improve with age as your face matures too. I can say from personal experience that I wasn't crazy about how I looked buzzed down back when I was younger going into the service, but now in my middle years (43) during covid I've been shaving down working from home and not to brag, but my head, face shape is more angular and I can honestly say that I like it and had I known back then I probably would have just stuck with shaving it instead of messing with HTs and meds. I'm considering a procedure to do some s
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  23. Just a little light headedness the first week, which I got too when I did try the topical minoxidil years back- i was applying it to my crown and front hairline/temple area then.
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  24. Looks good so far and you still have lots of growth left. Please keep us posted and welcome to the community
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  25. I think your doc used too little FU. Yo u needed more to re-enforce the first line (especially in the center area. HT is an illusion of density and the first way to create that illusion is increasing density among your natives.
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  26. Looks great. You had a relatively large space to cover with only 1800 grafts, (however your hair calibre has seemingly compensated for this), and the result looks really nice and natural - good hairline design, and blends nicely into your native hair. . . and don't forget you still have 3-9 more months of growth and maturation. Who was your doctor?
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  27. Looks good to me, and exactly what you would expect from that amount of grafts. Outside and/or harsh lighting will always show the difference in density to your native hair.
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  28. Your in good hands with him for sure. Great knowing you have lots of options open for future Hts. It’s all about planning and it seems you have this well thought out.
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  29. I'm in the US and when Propecia went off-patent I switched to whatever 1mg generic the pharmacies around me have been dispensing, never had any issues.
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  30. I thought I was reading one of my own posts...that's exactly what happened with me. Propecia for about 6 years - no problem. Proscar for about 2 years - no problem. Aindeem 1mg finasteride for a year - big problems.
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  31. When we started looking into RU back in 2008, the assumption based on the then available studies and Bryan Shelton numerous posts, was that RU has a such a short serum half that it is side effects free. Once I noticed the first side effects, I made sure to inform everyone on the forum that it is not side effects free, but that the effects quickly go away after a day or two, and these posts were written years ago not sure why you always dig into the old history, we learn as we go with these experimental drugs... RU was the best we had back then even though it was far from being perfec
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  32. I would agree with the above, the surgery ends and most fly home the next day and often without time to be seen then but it is not an essential and the patient can remove the bandage once home from the donor and follow the post op instructions given to them and keep in contact with the clinic. All the best.
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  33. I couldn't agree more with the suggestions and advice above. If you focus on surgeons who are great in working with Norwood 6/7 patients then you will be heading in the right direction. Eugenix is a good starting point as they have a great track record in this area. All the best.
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  34. It doesnt mean you cant get one, but rather that you should be aware that your donor supply is more limited that others so your planning and goals should be moderated accordingly. Its hard to predict the future in terms of balding - especially given your age, inability to take fin and aggressive loss - but I thought i should draw attention to it in order for you to be aware of the risks. We also dont know your family history (are there are any NW7's in your family, does your balding mimic other family members) which is also a reasonable guide to your future. So far you are doing ever
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  35. Based on your recent pictures it is highly unadvisable to transplant into your crown first. We understand this bothers you more than anything but you need to take our advice and avoid this plan. If you're seeking consults from Konior, Bloxham, or H&W I'm sure they will advise you to start with a very conservative hairline to frame your face. You'll get good density and they will transplant into a gradient going backwards to midscalp. Your crown probably won't be able to get touched in the first surgery. Eventually it will have to be a thin crown with some coverage but low density. You're y
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  36. While having an in-person post-op visit is ideal, I wouldn't consider it a dealbreaker if circumstances keep this from being possible. The surgeon will take extra measures the day of surgery to go over everything and make sure you're good to go. Typically, it's a simple "look over" to make sure everything looks good (which if you're with a good surgeon, it almost always will), and I would ask if you can do a Skype/Virtual Post-Op visit once you get back home. They also typically give you you first hair wash and show you how to wash it yourself in the weeks to come, but this is something they c
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  37. Retrograde alopecia doesn't necessarily disqualify you from getting a transplant. Just means you need to go to a surgeon who understands this and will plan accordingly.
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  38. Animal I feel your frustration. I guess when you look at this in the bigger picture your hair transplant/s are for life. Something you will see in the mirror every time you look into it. In the bigger picture try and see it in this perspective. I've been waiting to travel for my hair transplant since March and it won't be until well into next year (due to Covid) until I will be able to have my surgery. Take care.
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  39. Very satisfied, but I had realistic expectations and went for FUE both times starting as a Nw 2.5 only... I also make full use of hair meds so I don't have to rely on HT alone
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  40. Looks a great design, and Dr Hasson has fantastic results time after time so I’m sure you’l be very happy come 12 months. Question for @H & W Doug- the extraction pattern seems to reach pretty high, and outside of the traditional safe donor zone - what are the reasons for this? I’ve seen it from a few North American FUE surgeons recently, Thanks
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  41. Great presentations, if you were unhappy, you’d only post the negative angles. That’s how easily a community can be swayed. Shows that hair transplants aren’t perfect, but styled correctly, they can get to be 99% like yours. Great job man you’re an asset to the community 👏🏼
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  42. Dont worry mate. I am back on hats too. Be hopeful and you never know. By month 12 , you may see the results you want. In the worst case scenario a touch up in the future is always there. You still seem to have a lot of grafts available. Stay strong 👍👍
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  43. Dr. Diep does this to preserve donor for future surgeries, and reduce the scarring. FUE intrinsically reduces the overall density and he believes it’s best to leave a portion of the scalp virgin, for future surgeries.
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