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Sean

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About Sean

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    Surgical Repair Mentor / Highly Experienced Member / Celebrity

Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    NJ

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III Vertex
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Hussain Rahal
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    https://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/journal/Sean/1805/Pre-Op-Examination-Day-Before-Surgery-August-30-2011/7528
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Foam
    Nizoral Shampoo
    Revita Shampoo
    Nioxin Shampoo
    Toppik

Hair Loss Story

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  1. Depends on multiple factors. If you have an extremely wide or high forhead you need to approach differently. If you have an average head you shouldnt lower it. Some people can carry it and some can’t. Hair type matters and proper surgical protocols will matter. Everything has to be taken in account for when enhancing the hairline or lowering. Yes, it is true that a hairline expert surgeon with maximum level of artistry is required. Dense packing should be avoided. If a patient says Lateral slit, they should get lateral slit instead of hair sticking up like trees. Proper La
  2. I think you responded really good to meds. I dont think you had a vellus hair experience, but rather gained back what you actually lost in the 2 year period. With vellus hairs, it takes a long time to convert (if any) to stronger hairs. In this case, the hairs are more like your native hairs and they grew out as such and did so quickly. It is most likely because you acted quick and got on a finasteride and rogaine regimen. definite improvement and it will probably get better as time goes on. Keep a good diet and as long as you continue to respond well to meds, you should be ok.
  3. You can see some definition there, it may thicken up more Happened to him as well:
  4. Looks like there is growth but vellus is really fine light colored hair. Your hairs were dark from the beginning? If you lost that hair within 2-3 years, possibility is you grew it back. The longer time goes by without intervention and meds, the more it can be lost forever. What percentage are you using? Are you applying twice a day?
  5. This is interesting to see. I am an ongoing repair myself. Was harmed by the doc and trying to get a successful repair. I didn’t go to Turkey though. It was Canada and was the start of my traumatized skin and yield issues due to many issues with the surgical protocol. looking forward to these updates. did you have any raised ridging in front prior to the repair? Thanks for sharing!
  6. PRP is beneficial if it is done right with proper amount of injections. Dr Cooley may be a good person to ask as he has done them since they first were used for hair enhancement. He has had some promising results from what was presented online. See if you can reach out to prp patients with your hair texture and caliber. That may help gauge. Best of luck.
  7. Dont fall for the trap. Think of hair restoration at 29- 30 when it easier to see where it is headed. Till then use meds and im sure if they work they can hold your hairs well. i went around that age and guess what, ive been a repair trying to get this sorted ever since. From known docs too. It is not cut and dry like some make it seem. I have your hair type too. Best of luck!
  8. Portugal, good list. Yea you may have mass market clinics in any country where surgery is cheap. Turkey can be good if you research well. You cant just blacklist an entire country due to a few. Hell, what happened to me in Canada and California is not right. I am left hanging with damaged scalp. Those docs are known, but more costly. At the moment, im trying to get fixed. hope you find a good surgeon. It is all about how fast they rush and what their surgical protocol is. Whether they pace your surgery or dense back it to risk damage. Or if they use a tool tgat is detrime
  9. It can if the area isn’t heavily impacted by surgery, thus having excessive scar tissue. Scar tissue will destroy native hairs there and hinder the growth esp if high density packing was used. so if you have active vellus hairs there, you got a good shot!
  10. Better question is , are you paying for staff or paying for a surgeon for surgery? doctors can also mess up, but you need to to keep minimal risks in all aspects of surgery. If that means picking doctor over staff lessens your overall risk, then that may be a better option.
  11. Honestly, I’d love to point you in the right direction. But here is the thing- right now it is a 50/50 gamble. I have to be honest with you. If you get hairs transplanted in a zone where there are hairs thinning and low in density, the doctors will take your money. Then when the 12 month growth time frame comes, you will see minimal to minor result, unlike the one the doctor previously got you excited about or promised. Then you will ask on this forum, my result is the way it is and not expected— you will hear this- oh you probably lost the other thinning Native hairs and thats why you d
  12. In the range of 2000-2500 with a doctor that can plant without shocking neighboring hairs. If you can hold off and use toppik or nanogen to cover up it may be better. But if you need this then definitely evaluate doctors And ask them to see actual crown results. Best of luck
  13. The longer you can go without one, the better it is. I didnt have a pleasant experience and i had similar hair and concerns. It has set me back and im still looking for an ethical repair. medications can help quite a bit - once your cut, you are cut. Best of luck to you
  14. Yes, its very real. Even with the known surgeons. Depends on the extraction pattern and punch size used. Also, some surgeons may say that you need 1800 grafts, but may make 100 or more extractions to make up for bad grafts extracted. Overharvesting can cause density patches in donor and i know how it feels. In any case, you don’t want to end up as a person needing repairs. It is the worst feeling.
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