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TommyLucchese

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About TommyLucchese

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • State
    AL

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?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Alan Feller
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Avodart/Dutasteride

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  1. Really? Damn... thanks for letting me know. Your solution sounds good to me.
  2. Your choice, I can't find any info on this doctor at all. I don't know why you came here if you're going to ignore the advice given to you. Let us know how it turns out.
  3. I understand... at least spend the next 3 months on here researching, reading surgeon reviews, looking at photos posted by patients, seeing what opinions people have and what advice they give to others. If cost is a big factor with you, consult with Eugenix in India (very cheap but an elite clinic) and consider going elsewhere other than Turkey.
  4. At 5 months you've barely started growing - you'll be surprised how good a conservative hairline looks at 12 - 18 months when it's all grown out. Sit back and relax! There's a long way to go. £7.50 is a lot - what doctor did you go with?
  5. I think you should take fin and minoxidil for a few years and see where you are then. You still have a lot of hair there, to me 2500 looks a lot for that area. Because your crown is thinning you need to be careful with using too many grafts on the hairline at a young age. One year of the meds and researching on this forum will do you a lot of good, and you'll be in a much better position to make a decision then.
  6. Not twice, just once... minoxidil max 6% minoxidil with 0.5% finasteride once a day, three times a week, and usually one or two oral pills. I've only been doing this since October so haven't really got it all worked out yet...I don't think it's good to make drastic changes so I've tried to still do some rogaine foam and oral pill just while my body gets used to the new stuff. After my 3 month supply is over I'm moving to the stronger 7% minoxidil and 1% fin - that will probably be once a day 5 times a week and no oral pill. How long have you been buying from minoxidil max?
  7. I'm taking that exact same product...I do once per day 3 times a week, with one oral pill a week just to ease the transition. I think you just need to try with and without the pill and maybe take photos to track if there's a change.
  8. You look very similar to me 8 years ago. I had 2,000 grafts to rebuild hairline....I have no density problems and don't need another pass. It's a conservative hairline because I was only 23, so eventually I want to lower the corners a bit, but it's nothing to do with density or dissatisfaction at my result. I guess that, like me, you're more of a "routine" case for a skilled HT doctor and you'll get a result you're very happy with.
  9. Actually if you do just make a drastic change and shave your head, it will make it less obvious that you were wearing a piece before. Grown out hair makes your hairline lower and covers up crown loss within reason....David Beckham had a thinning crown and receded/mature hairline when he shaved his head years ago. People won't question your old hair, they'll just be like WOW YOU LOOK SO DIFFERENT WITH YOUR HEAD SHAVED! And then you'll be free.
  10. Don't believe I've heard the phrase "settled for Konior" before! Congrats on choosing one of the best doctors around....I'm sure it'll be a great result. Good luck with the long road ahead.
  11. Brilliant thread......I really hope this can be it for you brother. Your hair with fibres is amazing, and in all of your post ops I just feel for you going through all this so many times. You've come a long way and you will definitely be a reference for many people in the future about BHT. Hopefully you'll be able to move on in 6 months and go enjoy life with a good head of hair again.
  12. Looks good! Really jealous of that crown work too I wish I could get something very similar to yours right now. Good luck.
  13. Lots of new hairs all over, even within my HT. The "corners" of my hairline are also starting to close up although the hair is not dark and thick right now....not sure if it will ever become that. I don't know if this is due to the meds or since I started dermarolling around the same time. I might be getting a side effect though - flaky forehead and light red markings over my face and forehead. Regular moisturising gets rid of it but it comes back after a while, even today when I haven't used any topical fin/minox for a week. Because of working from home I've spent more time in the
  14. 1mg propecia.... cut that into halves and take one half every 3 or 4 days. Basically, avoid putting 1mg daily into your body for 3 months or so until your body is used to it. Over time you can switch to the cheaper proscar but i think it's best to go with propecia to start with. i'm currently doing a topical fin and minox combo and it seems to be working well so it's definitely worth considering
  15. Due to your age and level of loss, I'd say you have the potential for a "home run" kind of result as they're often referred to here....on the hairline at least. I recommend looking further afield than just your local area though, even if it means waiting longer to do it.
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