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About HairsHoping

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    Male
  • Country
    United States
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    IL

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?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam

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  1. Hi @rocketmas As far as a compelling reason - I believe you'd have to ask her. When she and I spoke, we discussed the possibility of further recession and the idea that, given my age and the possibility of the need for further procedures, the frontal third should be addressed initially. I can appreciate your desire to knock it all out in one go and, in your case, it might be more appropriate. But, in my case, our strategy made the most sense. I think, with competing consults, the best source of knowledge is the treating doctors because it's my understanding that every case needs a specific approach. It seems like Dr. Nadimi routinely recommends roughly 1500 grafts with her patients. We ended up moving about 1600 and I'm happy with where I'm at (although I have between 4 and 10 months before seeing the final result). I will most likely go back for a second procedure, but if your hair loss is stable, I could see going for a bigger session being a more efficient choice. I'm hardly an expert, but this is just my two cents.
  2. Thanks for the support, Nick. Dr. Nadimi was great, I didn't get a chance to meet Dr. Konior. I took a look at your thread and it looks like great work. Months 4 through 6 had huge changes for me. I'll keep up to date on your progress. Happy growing!
  3. @brickellmoto I'd rather he didn't I didn't start this thread to get the work done criticized. He's entitled to his opinion. Feel free to have this conversation through PM.
  4. Not styled at all, but this is from today. Interestingly, my hair stylist noticed I had something done. I hadn't been into the shop to see her since before the procedure, i was going in days when she was off, since the procedure. She said it was the best she had ever seen and commented on how good it looked. I'm also including a pre-op (previously posted) and a three month for comparison. Today: Pre-op: 3-Months:
  5. No problem. To answer your questions (sort of) I know she was present for extraction and I believe she was there for all transplanting. I don't remember her ever not being there, but I was out cold for most of it. I think she just uses her judgement in terms of which hairs to use in the hairline (I think mostly - if not all - singles). Also, she mentioned my hair was coarse so that may have been why she distributed the hair like she did. I'm not sure if she sorts by diameter, but I'm really happy with the results at 6 months. I'm under the impression it's going to get better, but it's hard to imagine more improvement because I'm so happy with it up to this point.
  6. Hi, I’ll post some pictures at my seven month. Everything has been going smoothly so far, but I think two month photos rather than one month photos may show a better change.
  7. @Payam She literally just drew it on. I kind of just deferred to her given my complete lack of medical background. I assume she is trained to make these decisions, what looks best, what looks bad, etc. I didn't want to muddy the water with my layman's opinion. She revised it a couple of times, but the entire design process took about 15 minutes.
  8. That’s the impression I got. Here’s a pic from yesterday under much less harsh lighting. Again, about 5.5 months post-op.
  9. Yup. Procedure was on July 20th, 2018. So about 15 days away from 6 months.
  10. Just realized I posted two of the same picture. Here's the third showing the front right side.
  11. Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted. Work's been busy. Here are a few under pretty harsh lighting. Just took them about 5 minutes ago. Procedure was on July 20th, so this is about 5.5 months post op. I think I got a lot of early growth and certainly didn't expect it to fill out so quickly. In harsh lighting (with no styling) still looks a bit thin, but a hundred times better than it did the morning of the procedure. In normal day-to-day light or sunlight, it actually looks significantly better than it does in these pictures, but the hairline looks natural and if I get more growth over the course of the next 6 to 8 months, I'll consider the procedure a success. In fact, I already consider it a success, so any improvement (particularly with increased quality of the transplanted hairs that have already grown - which I believe happens around 8 to 10 months) would be a huge bonus. I didn't have a lot of time to take super high quality pictures, etc., but I think these show where I'm at. I'm really happy so far. Anyway, I hope these pictures help and I hope everyone's holidays were merry and bright. Thanks.
  12. Thanks guys. To answer your questions, Nadimi has results at: https://www.realself.com/find/Illinois/Chicago/Otolaryngologist/Sahar-Nadimi and, no, Konior was not around to the best of my knowledge.
  13. Hey guys, today is about, what, 117 days post op? I think Tuesday is four months. Things are going well. I think there was some early growth at about 3 months, but it’s still early. Here’s a pre-op taken about a year ago and then one taken about 115 days post op. Lighting conditions are a little varied but, I think it shows the progress. In better light it looks much fuller, but I’m looking forward to seeing what months four through six bring. It’s definitely moving in a positive direction. No numbness or redness anymore. No post op issues whatsoever. This is also in conjunction with being on fin since May of this year.
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