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About OtherSyde

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    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

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Steven Gabel
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)

Hair Loss Story

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  1. Wow this is an awesome result, it really filled out and lowered your hairline with only 1,700 grafts! Hopefully that tree branch didn't rob you of any precious grafts; any update pics? The 6-month mark is usually really significant!
  2. I will, I'm back in the game for a scar revision and a tiny bit of touch-up soon
  3. Wow, looking great! Your hairline's shape came out looking a lot like mine with the widow's peak, except with the major difference that it looks low enough that once your density grows in, you're only a quick late-90's Backstreet-Boys highlighted-tips dye-job away from having hair just like Chris Hemsworth (pictured below in Star Trek), and that sounds like a home run to me any day! Dr. Diep's done a fantastic job, please keep us posted!
  4. Looking outstanding, the detail in the graft placement is second to none as always! Congrats Skeet!
  5. Looking very good! Thanks for the updates, and happy growing :)
  6. Looking very good for Month 4! Month 5 and 6 will really blow your mind :) Keep us updated on your success story!
  7. Man, this looks amazing! Excellent density and hairline. You must be over the moon... Congrats!
  8. If you're on the West Coast (in Cali like me I take it, looking at your name), and you don't mind a ~1-hour flight up to Oregon, Dr. Gabel does do FUE, and I don't see why he would be opposed to a small scar fill-in session, unless he has some kind of policy I'm not aware of. His work is quite good and clean, as you can see from my own blog and posts, as well as many others on these forums (look in the Results Posted by Patients, and Surgeon Experiences sub-forums). For what it's worth he certainly has my recommendation and I doubt you'll find any naysayers. Best of luck!
  9. This is largely the impression I get, and honestly an ounce of common sense brings one to the same conclusion; a machine might be very precise and efficient, but will never have a trained surgeon's artistic eye for how to approach each individual case. The tech is wonderful, but it has a ways to go before it can really hope to rival a real live experienced surgeon.
  10. Thanks! Almost forgot I posted about this here lol. Anyway, here's a 5-Month update. I actually went back to the same tanning bed where I took the Before pics back in January (I rarely tan, I was just about to go on vacation and didn't want to be too pasty), and snapped a few similar pics - same crappy lighting and all - for some side-by-side comparisons! I think the biggest difference is when I'm relaxed; in the "Relaxed - After" pic I'm actually kind of pushing my belly out a little for emphasis, and there's still definition. FYI I don't walk around like this with my belly deliberately distended like that in normal life - it's usually a sort of moderate position somewhere between the "flexed" and "relaxed" poses to be honest. In any case I'm quite happy with it! Next up: Finally filling in my crown and rear mid-scalp once and for all so I can cut my hair down shorter without it being transparent in the middle!
  11. I didn't catch where you're located, but I feel I should suggest Dr. Gabel out of personal experience, as I think anyone will agree he is highly respected on these boards and is quite skilled at detailed hairline creation and natural-looking density. He is located in Oregon outside of Portland. To be fair there is generally a very good selection of excellent surgeons on the board though, so I don't want to solely plug one. If I remember right, Dr. Gabel charges about $5 per FUT graft and $7 per FUE graft up to 2,000 and then $6/graft after that. Don't completely quote me there though, you'd have to call them for their most updated pricing info!. Best of luck!
  12. Hey good on you for keeping positive and picking a killer doc for a repair! From everything I've read and seen about Doc C's work you'll be very happy in a few months! Congrats on turning a crappy situation around, and keep us updated!
  13. Wow and only 5 months in! This is gonna be a beast of an HT! Congrats, and keep us posted with results!
  14. Your hair looks like Josh Brolin's hair (in basically any role he's played except Thanos, anyway)! Outstanding result for sure!
  15. Hang in there, this is when the fun part starts! You'll get a lot of growth in the next 1-3 months! Keep us updated and congrats!