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About AB2000

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    United States
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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?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Sanusi Umar
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men

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  1. I thought his name was banned from this forum, when anyone tried to post it in a message. My recollection was him being argumentative for it's own sake and not advancing anything, creating turmoil. I am glad he is long gone.
  2. I don't blame you for protecting your site, Melvin. If after all these years of online interactions some people don't understand how to be mannered when they have objections to conversation going on at a site, then they will never learn. They need to go. Constant disruption is not healthy to a site that is promoting learning.
  3. I don't know the particulars with the OP, but for Indians like him it doesn't appear that buzzing/shaving the head is a common cultural practice in that country. It would stand out, which is what people with hair loss want to avoid.
  4. How do you know that it's the transplanted hair that is falling out and not the native hair? Your hairline from pre-op looks like a NW6. Meaning you were set up to lose the rest of your hair up front. Between your first surgery and now those would have fallen out since you are not using meds. It's normal. Let's be honest, 5,800 grafts is not going to make up for that amount of balding. As it is you look decent and better than from before you started, the crown included.
  5. I understand what you are asking. Just so you know, the regulars here will not listen to you as they are set in their outlooks.
  6. In your case it looks like you would not need to apply much fiber to cover the crown area.
  7. Caught this online interview from about 5 years back. Back in the day when he had more gigs it was evident that Michael Keaton was starting to lose his hair. More recently he's been getting mainstream roles again and his hairline is different. Looking at the vid I think he might have had a modest HT. The giveaway is the lack of recipient hair in the area between the transplanted hair up top and the existing receding hairline.
  8. I found that Dermatch stays on better than hair fibers overnight. But with either there is residue that winds up on the pillowcase, so choosing the right color helps.
  9. What I didn't realize about baldness before I understood it was happening to me was the extent of thinning that will occur even before a bald spot will open up. Back then I figured hair loss was local to that area and the surrounding hair was strong and dense. I can see it much more readily now when someone younger has coverage but is starting to lose their hair.
  10. If you haven't touched your beard donor and have the money think about doing some FUE there to up your graft count to the crown. For the most part your frontal hair appears natural and only those of us in the HT world would notice it right away.
  11. Melvin - I edited my typo. This was just Toppik fibers, not Dermatch.
  12. Here are a few pictures I took after adding Toppik to my thin areas on the crown and temples. I wanted to see what I could achieve by only spending a couple of minutes, instead of laboring for a long time to get it just right. If I had the Toppik bottle attachment with me that sprays the power I think it would have been easier to hit the temple area and front of the hairline better. As it was I did what I saw on a youtube video once: turned the bottle upside down, pressed it against my head and rubbed it around over the hair, instead of sprinkling. This actually works well. For the recent results without the concealer, I posted them on the previous page, towards the bottom of the posts on that tab.