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About Shampoo

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  • Birthday December 1

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning on Top only (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 IV
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Jerry Wong
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dow Stough
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men
    Laser Therapy or Comb

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  1. It's a freaking disaster! But hey....the dudes probably "saved" a bunch of money!
  2. Beware of choosing the cheapest priced hair transplant....would you choose the cheapest heart surgeon? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6830281/When-hair-transplants-WRONG.html?fbclid=IwAR3yj0RFIROfFss_DOGc1sexNLGIcEOBSKV6xxLsk5osKNjqQ-moUWkxZOk
  3. I would think 99% of balding men don't get transplants....yes for financial reasons, for fear reasons involving surgery and fear of what others will think and say, and maybe some are not good candidates, some just dont care, but mostly IMO it's because they don't want it bad enough. You gotta really, really want this. I've always said "if hair transplants were free, most guys would still not get one"... It's not fun, it's not cheap, it's a long healing process, requires patience, it's a moving target of progression, and for me it was all about pain level....the pain level of looking in the mirror every morning dealing with balding...it finally reached the point where I was ready....some just accept their fate.....good for them.....some don't.
  4. Eddie should find a different doctor than DLR used. Good grief that scar looks hideous!
  5. I suppose there are different types of hair systems, but if it is a system like Hair Club then it should not have any negative impact on your existing hair especially since you are wearing it only for a week. I wore a Hair Club system for about two months and I saw no impact whatsoever on my existing hair.
  6. I would be thrilled if I could sit up in the chair for FUE extraction which takes hours and hours. Hopefully more and more clinics will begin to offer this as an option.
  7. I would think H&W primarily does FUT, but they also do a lot of FUE. It really depends on the patient as far as coverage needed, donor hair, economics/FUE is more labor intensive thus more expensive, and other factors. Hasson/Wong has performed two FUT's on me and Dr. Wong stated if I have another transplant it needs to be a FUE procedure. I will probably have one more surgery with Hasson/Wong and it will be my first FUE. I really don't look forward to the long face-down time in the chair for a FUE surgery and the additional expense of FUE.....but at my age and my surgery history I have no choice but FUE.
  8. Neb....I am happy to see you have chosen Hasson/Wong as your new doctors...and to wait 11 months. Wise decision. You'll worry thru all 11 months...lol....but you can do it! You will be impressed with the entire Hasson/Wong operation. Promise me...when you visit Hasson/Wong you will listen to their advice whatever that may be. Remember they have performed 1000's of hair transplants, and are respected worldwide...and you really have one experience. Whatever their advice...let go....trust them...and let them handle it.
  9. Join the crowd! https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2018/6/14/17458726/depression-drugs-suicide-side-effect https://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2018/prescription-drugs-depression-suicide.html
  10. It not quite as easy and obvious as it seems. Of course we need feedback from patients on the doctors and to hear the name of repeat poor result doctors or doctors that don't respond well to patient concerns/complaints, but I suppose it's a difficult balance for this website to decide what is a realistic complaint without actually seeing and interviewing the patient in person. My company has been "victimized" on Yelp by a terrible review by a mis-informed and/or lying anonymous person that was not even a client of my company. I contacted Yelp and they basically said I could respond, but they would not take down the extremely negative imo slanderous factually incorrect anonymous complaint. There is a doctor I know that told me he has one former patient whose life mission appears to be to ridicule and make horrible reviews of the doctor on various websites. #1. We've got guys on here with body dysmorphic disorder in freak-out mode a week after surgery and many others in freak-out mode after 3-6 months....when results are not known for 12 months. The world today is instant....instant news, instant food at drive thru or via GrubHub, instant Amazon delivery, instant info and responses on mobile devices.....so expectations of instant results are much higher than ever before. People dont realize it takes years and even decades to go bald, but they still fool themselves into believing "this transplant should look much better after 3 months". Yes the doctors are party at fault by not recognizing these problem patients during consults and weeding them out, but in reality it is many times hard to recognize unrealistic expectation patients. #2. Poor results can happen for a variety of reasons even with a top notch surgeon. Almost every type of surgery has a few bad results. Of course human nature being what it is the bad results tend to get sensationalized which leads to a generalization that "this particuar surgeon sucks". The surgeon could have 100 great surgeries and 1 bad result and of course the guy with the bad result thinks the surgeon sucks and wants to tell the world. #3. Surgeons pay to be on this site. It is part of the reason this site exists and is free for patients. So if a surgeon has a rare bad result or even is accused of a bad result that gets sensationalized why would the surgeon even mess with paying to be on here? If the surgeons go away...this site may go away? All I am saying is there is a fine line...between what is actually a "bad result" and an unrealistic angry patient claiming a "bad result"....this site has to be careful about allowing patients to trash doctors without posting multiple before and after pictures and without credible facts. This site "is what it is" and like all sites isn't perfect, but a great place to learn about hair transplants.
  11. It really depends on you...your goals, your budget, your comfort zone. Years ago I was treated well at Hair Club For Men. They were professional, and their salon had excellent, friendly, helpful hairdressers. The system looked great and was easy to care for. My problem was I could never get used to the fact I was wearing a system. People didnt stare or know it was a system, it was the fact that I knew. However obviously many guys can deal with it and find it within their comfort zone. It just wasn't in mine. One thing great about a system is you can get whatever denisty that looks age appropriate for you. There is no limit or extra cost for going with a thick head of hair. I tried it and it wasn't for me. I prefer hair transplants and their "realness" even-though they rarely will provide the denisty of a hair system. If you go with a hair system I think the key is go with a good one....iow don't buy just on price....and make sure you style it and pick a density that is age appropriate. When systems are obvious many times it's because it's low quality and some 60 year old guy has a system that is way too thick trying to look like he has hair like a 25 year old.
  12. I understand Nebulosity. My only hope is you don't do anything. It appears to me you are a bit impulsive. I am actually really confident if you DO NOTHING...no shaving, no removal, no nothing.....and just leave your transplant alone and let it grow in you are going to be surprised how good it looks in 10 months. Give it ten months and maybe enjoy it for a lifetime. Will you maybe need some additional work later? Yeah probably...but almost all of us do. You must let go and trust that time will make it look much better.....dude you are going to look ok if you dont panic and do something stupid.
  13. Amen to that Melvin. With all due respect (because I actually like the guy), but I think it's quite possible that Nebulosity should have not gotten a hair transplant at this time. Nebulosity seems really ill-equipped to handle the post-op journey and patient challenges that follow for months after almost all hair transplants. I am no doctor but Nebulosity may suffer from some form of body dysmorphia. Obviously we all want to help Nebulosity thru his worries about his transplant, but I think it may be time for him to consider having a discussion with a mental help professional and discuss the possiblity that he has some form of body dysmorphic disorder. Look no shame in talking with a professional, I used to have panic attacks on airplanes, sought help, and have been basically cured of that worry and obsession.
  14. I would say relatively speaking "money was no issue"...in that I could have went with pretty much any doctor often discussed on this site...and I chose to fly from Texas to Vancouver, BC to Hasson/Wong. Reasons: Reputation for great results, willingness for large size transplants, depth of full time staff/technicians that only deal with hair transplants, nice, upscale, state of the art full-time surgery center, not afraid to show pricing calculator on their website, very easy. quick, informative communications and answers to my questions via e-mail as I was making the decision on what doctor to use for my transplant, total non-pushy approach.