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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. Looking very good! Thanks for the updates, and happy growing :)
  2. Looking very good for Month 4! Month 5 and 6 will really blow your mind :) Keep us updated on your success story!
  3. Man, this looks amazing! Excellent density and hairline. You must be over the moon... Congrats!
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. Wow and only 5 months in! This is gonna be a beast of an HT! Congrats, and keep us posted with results!
  10. Your hair looks like Josh Brolin's hair (in basically any role he's played except Thanos, anyway)! Outstanding result for sure!
  11. 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!
  12. OtherSyde

    Dr Konior 2158 grafts

    OMG I want your Wolverine-like healing abilities! Your scar is going to be basically invisible! And I'm a fan of Doctor K's work, as he trained and worked with Doctor Gabel a lot who does my procedures. Two peas in a pod, and two of the top surgeons in the US for sure! Keep us updated with progress pics, and congrats!
  13. Nice result! As Dangle said above, the hairline is a bit sparse - but in your doc's defense and to ease any concerns, very rarely is a thick, full frontal hairline ever achieved with one single pass - especially when the area was basically completely bald beforehand. It's just extremely difficult to pack that many fresh new grafts into such a dense formation, and I've been told that such practice risks losing a higher percentage of grafts due to nutrient starvation among the newly-healing and nutrient-hungry fledgling grafts. So going back for a second (but much smaller) session to fill in the frontal hairline isn't a bad or abnormal thing at all. I did it, as have many others. Beyond that though, it's looking great overall! Leagues above where you started for sure - congrats!
  14. Wow, you are really in for a big change! Congrats, and don't worry about the scar - it will fade and much of the hair around it that fell out because of shock-loss will grow back as well, further hiding it. And now there are several ways of camouflaging it too, mainly Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) - it's a small price to pay for a full head of hair, and you're going to look great for sure. Keep us posted with updates!
  15. Wow, looks like you're in for a real transformation very soon! I remember those days, very good times - especially looking in the mirror week after week and watching my hair gradually sprout and flourish like a Chia Pet lol. You picked an excellent doc as well, not that I need to tell you that at this point. Happy growing, and keep us updated for sure!