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Icecreamman

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About Icecreamman

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    NY

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • 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?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Alan Feller
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Toppik

Hair Loss Story

  1. Hey all, just checking in, havent been on this site for awhile but my year anniversary is around the corner and i figured id update. I am still thrilled with the work dr feller has done, this really was one of the best decisions i have made. The transplanted hair continues to thicken and day by day it continues to look better. The only thing is the front 1/3 remains much shorter than the rest of my hair but continually with haircuts im able to blend it in fine and in time it will look alright. But compared to where i was a year ago i have zero complaints. my surgery was march 26. 2012, around this time last year I was a hermit, staying in my apt. worrying what was going to happen with this surgery, i was a nervous wreck...now I can say that my hair is not holding me back anymore from living life, and for that I owe a huge debt of gratitude to dr. feller and his staff, as well as everyone on this board who helped me on this journey.
  2. Your grafts are well anchored in your dome after 2 months. Your fine.
  3. . He wants to do the strip method, which I thought no one was doing anymore. He wrote up a paper for me, that says I need a range of 1500 to 2000 grafts, he'd do it in one sitting, with a total cost of 6250 to 7250. Which is much better, but still more than I can sadly afford. I'm looking into loan DO NOT GO TO THIS DR!!!! I just saw your pics and re-read this. I'm not trying to be rude but with your advanced loss there is no way 1500 or 2000 grafts will do you a lot of justice. I think every guy on this board will agree with me that your at least in the 3000-4000 range. If need be take Amtrak down to NYC. The regional train is less than 100 each way and you won't have to take your hat off for security purposes. All you would need is to get a hotel/motel the night before and night of surgery and next day your back on train to Boston. All together that is probably $500. You could do it even cheaper if you take the Chinatown buses, each way the fare is 15. Trust and believe that going to NYC is by far a better option. Any great doc can look at your photos and deduce that 1500-2000 ain't gonna get you very far. This guy is a fraud
  4. Both distefano and Leonard advertise heavily in Boston area. Right away I'd be wary of any docs that advertise. I believe the best ads come from word of mouth, and the best word of mouth on ht docs is this board. NYC has a bunch of great docs. Consult with dr feller, dr Bernstein, true and dorin, dr Wesley....a 4 hour drive for a great ht far outweighs shoddy work for a shorter commute and a couple bucks saved
  5. I doubt the change in temp is going to effect anything. SMG is only concerned about transplanting the hair "bulb" However, dress warm, going from Singapore to Minnesota is about as an extreme weather change as you can get
  6. I think it's kinda up in the air as to how one will look after a ht and how well one can conceal. I agree with nhp, after one month I still looked terrible, but some are able to look pretty good after 2 weeks:confused:
  7. I'm certainly no expert, but it seems like it will take quite sometime before hair cloning is a viable option. When I started losing my hair around 2006, I was told in 10 years it might happen. Now in 2012 I have heard some say in 10 years...glad I opted for a ht, didnt want to waste time waiting for something that might or might not happen
  8. hahaha, ive gotten the same thing. I was in miami last weekend and some friends and family said you look good, did you lose weight? I also have had someone say you look "healthier"
  9. A quick google search shows dr boland was writing marijuana prescriptions 2 years ago. I hope this might be wrong and maybe it'd a different dr boland? Nothing wrong in my view in writing prescriptions for ganja, just not sure if one can be truly dedicated to the art of hair restoration. On the bright side, having a stash after surgery could be a great alternative pain killer. It worked for me...Good luck man
  10. I had 1350 grafts and had way less loss than you. I think 2000 is minimum for yoh
  11. Many on this board will tell you to try fin and/or rogaine. Unfortunately both these may not be very effective on the hairline but most likely will help with crown area. You may at a later point in time want to get a ht to restore front 1/3. But you do have a good amount of hair so I wouldnt stress too much
  12. I'm 35 and run my own business with 30 or so people under me as well. I have not been open at all with employees of mine. I don't believe anyone of them thinks or suspects anything, given I always wore hats or bandanas to work and my hair loss was not particularly bad prior to ht.
  13. This board loves pics. If you post them I'm sure many guys on here can point you in the right direction and give you a realistic snapshot of what can be accomplished.
  14. Fut in general yields better. I personally feel fut may give you a better yield, but there are many cases where fue can rival fut as far as yield. Fut is the standard at this point. However, the price is a factor for some, and fue can get pretty expensive the more grafts you need. Personally, my Scar has been a total non issue. You can't see it and you'd have to search for awhile before you could definitively find it. good luck to you on your journey, and definitely don settle for the "best deal around"
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