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About BadBeat

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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?
    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
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    SocialEngine Value 23
    Rogaine Foam

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  1. Only one person in the entire world (other than my doctor and the techs) knows I had 2 HT's -- my wife. I haven't told my friends, family, co-workers, etc. I had two FUE's over a 3 year period. My hair is noticeably different if you look at pics 8 years ago and today but I think because I did it gradually and fairly conservatively, nobody has suspected anything. I think they would think I just style it differently now. And, believe me, my brother and a few of my very close guy friends would ABSOLUTELY mention it if they knew. It would be an opportunity to give me a lot of shit!
  2. So over the last year or so I've consumed WAY more caffeine each day than I ever used to. I've also noticed a very nice thickening of my hair over this time. I've heard caffeine can be a stimulate for hair growth. Could this be the cause? Nothing else has changed....I've been on fin/minox for like 10 years and I'm about 3 years out from my second HT.
  3. BadBeat

    FUE 1 vs FUE 2

    I experienced the same thing on my second FUE. I was actually really disappointed after year 1 but then extremely satisfied after Year 2. My first FUE I think I had quicker results but it could be that it just seemed better because I now had a hairline, which was a drastic improvement
  4. He absolutely can do FUE....if he focused more on the hairline and 1/3rd being he could have a decent result and frame his face. Gonna be tough to fill in the crown 100% but he might not care that much about that anyway.
  5. BadBeat

    Help with Toppik

    Ummm, no, you are incorrect. Same fallacy of wearing a hat makes you go bald. Totally false.
  6. Hi, I use a little bit of Toppik which really helps completely hide by thinning in the crown as well as add a bit of density in front. The one thing I really don't like about it is it gives the hair a really dull look which makes it look unhealthy. Is there anything you guys put on after applying Toppik to help with this? I typically apply Toppik last, after using a hair paste. Thanks!
  7. I think it's funny that he was like, "Oh no, I'll never wear a wig...when it goes, it goes" yet 30 seconds before that he was saying that he went to the hair doctor and takes Avodart.
  8. BadBeat

    Hair Cultivation:News from Japan

    Looks like we are 5 years away again!
  9. Holy crap! That's an amazing transformation with only 2400 grafts! He had a HUGE balding area!
  10. Agreed that it's not quite as good as you'd hope for but honestly that's a pretty good improvement. You have hair where you previously had none. Hopefully the touch ups add a bit of density. My 2nd FUE I had a lot of thickening up to 24 months after so hopefully you'll see the same.
  11. This seems more promising than other "cures" that were found. There have been lots of examples in medicine/science where cures were found by accident when they were working on something else. I wish they could fast track the human trials.
  12. One time!!!!! Please God!! This is interesting. It's all over the media...lots of reputable news agencies reporting this.
  13. I'll let the doctor answer too but I wouldn't think this really has anything to do with the HT process. It's just like he said, the water makes multiple hairs clump together which gives the illusion of more density. I always like the look of my hair after I get out of the shower but before drying it. One thing I do notice though is I see more scalp because, like he said, the hairs are clumping together.