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BaldBadger

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About BaldBadger

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United Kingdom
  • State
    AL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    None

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  1. That isn't me. I wish I had that much hair, lol. I wouldn't be on here if I had that much hair. I am just giving an example of a guy's 'donor area' who has a full head of hair. It shows imperfections, bitten areas, scalp can be seen. I was looking at my photos of my donor and it looks thin and bitten, but I have realised by looking at photos of men with shaved down full heads of hair that seeing the scalp through the hair and seeing bitten areas is normal.
  2. I have taken photos of the back and sides of my head and the hair looks thin, 'bitten', and there are the odd darker/thicker hairs.... I did decide to look for photos online of people with full heads of hair that have there hair on the back and sides at approx 2 or 3mm in length and with hair at that length it does seem quite normal to have the odd 'bitten' areas, the odd thicker/darker hairs, and also see through to the scalp. Still, my back and sides look far worse than the photos I found online. I have attached one of the random photos I found and have highlighted what I mean. This bloke has not had a hair transplant, he's just some random dude who has a full head of hair and just got a nice fresh haircut. Does anyone know why these 'bitten' areas are quite common. Are these just areas where hair doesn't grow, maybe never grew? are follicles in these areas in a different phase to others and the hair has fallen out to start a new cycle? or something else?
  3. Hi Guys, When a Dr is looking at your donor area what are they looking for in terms of quality. What would you expect a Dr/surgeon to do at a consultation to ascertain the quality of the hair? Do they just look with their eyes, or use some magnifying glass? what are they looking for specifically? I am a NW6 or 7 and have gone bald through the typical phases of Male Pattern Baldness. Although I have heard that the back and sides of your hair are immune to DHT I assume this isn't strictly true? I remember when I was first going balled I was so annoyed I had a habit of pulling at the hair at the back of my head and pulling a lot of hair out with ease. I could take my finger and thumb and grab a clump of hair pull gradually on it and 3, 4, or 5 hairs would come out into my hand. So no doubt these 'DHT resistant' hairs on the back and sides of the head can get affected by the balding process? I still have hair on the back and sides like is normal with Male Pattern Baldness, but based on photos I have taken in the past the hair has thinned out a bit, I don't believe it's the same thickness as it was before I started balding all them years ago. So again MPB must affect the back and sides to an extent in a lot of men suffering with it? Because of the ease at which hairs could be pulled out from the back and sides of my head and the slight thinning of my donor area it just makes me question the quality of the hair there and I am curious to know if this is pretty normal and curious as to what a surgeon looks for when assessing the donor quality. Thanks.
  4. On another hair loss related forum this is being talked about a lot. Here just 2 posts about it, there 5000+ posts about it. Why's it not being talked about much here? I basically am waiting to see if this will be released soon as it is expected to be. Assuming it has none to minor side-effects I'll give it a try. From reports and photos it apparently can achieve great results.
  5. Come on Dr Tsuji!!!!! You can do it! I have ?20,000 waiting for you Mr Tsuji.
  6. Seems some sort of Stem Cell treatment will be the cure. Just worried it will take many years to refine, but hope not. Taking cells that create hair follicles and multiplying them makes sense. Just wish it was as simple as that and it could be done right now.... Simply go to a clinic, get a few existing cells removed and cultured and then inject them in your scalp. Done. I have always planned to get a mortgage/buy a house. But maybe I should keep my savings locked up until something is (hopefully) available soon. Imagine if they found a cure today and it would be available in 6 months time. It would be like winning the lottery. I can only dream. It would change my life.
  7. Paddy's bald patch really showing in tonights sport relief football match. Berbatov's hair looking good, he's had some work done, but looks caked in concealer. Jaap Stam as bald as ever.
  8. Cheers for you comments/feedback. I took some photos today with a bit more growth to my hair.......my hair is so screwed, that donor is so thin, and moth bitten. Jesus.... Anyway....not expecting much positive feedback in terms of me being able to do what I want, although all I want is somewhere between 1000-2000 grafts + I can get the donor area filled in with SMP.....Looks like it needs filling in anyway as it is pretty thin and patchy (which has a lot to do with me pulling hair out at the initial frustration of starting to lose my hair 15 years ago. My SMP result is good, I was hugely skeptical about getting it done, and did a lot of research before getting it done. Made sure I had an experienced practitioner and made sure I got the hairline feathered and positioned correctly. Had nothing but positive comments. Some further SMP images:
  9. My situation / My goals: I'm a Norwood 6 going on Norwood 7. Been balding since age 16, am now 31. I have had SMP (Micropigmentation) which works well and looks natural. I would like to combine some FUE with the SMP, focusing on the hairline area only. Using 1000 - 2000 Grafts. Which may sound odd as you may think that it would look silly having hair at the front and SMP behind. I currently leave a tiny bit of length to my hair, say 0.4mm and you don't notice the texture of the hair compared to the SMP 2D scalp unless you go up pretty close. I have never had anyone question my SMP, only had positive comments. Adding some hair to the front will improve things by adding subtle texture + extra darkness to match with my beard/eyebrows better and give off a better look. I would have the hairline done at a medium density and then gradually thinning out and placement becoming more random as it goes back. I would then get another SMP done darker and blend it into the new hair. Is this even an option for me? With my advanced stage of baldness and a pretty rubbish donor area I may not even be able to get 1000 - 2000 FUE out of this?...... I remember when I first started balding I was obviously very pissed off. Out of frustration I regularly used to pull hairs from the back of my head, particularly behind my ears and at the bottom of my neck. You can see patches here and there where I pulled hair out. It is supposed to hurt when hair is pulled out, but I could pluck hairs easily with no pain, more than one at a time - so possibly a sign that my donor hair/follicles are weak? On a kind of few positive things..... Please note that I would get SMP into the depleted donor area after the transplant. I guess the back of the head is not too important, as long as it doesn't look a mess after surgery + SMP - then maybe depleting it would not be too much of an issue....Can possibly combine body hair with head hair too, although my chest has barely any hair on it and my beard hair is much coarser and darker than my head hair....so would have to look at that in detail when and if it comes to it. Here are some photos of my donor area.....Any ideas if somewhere between 1000-2000 grafts could be taken from here without causing too much issue. To me the area looks thin as hell to be honest......The fact that I have had SMP probably makes it look like there's more hair there than there actually is.......... And just to show my SMP from the front, here is an image: Any help / advice is much appreciated, thanks.
  10. When a Surgeon looks at your donor area for quality etc what are they looking for? I understand the thicker the hair the better, but they must be also looking at the quality of the hair, how do they determine quality? My donor area has thinned out. Can a surgeon work out which hairs are not going to fall out in the future by looking/examining the hairs? or can this not be determined? I'm just concerned that if I was to have a hair transplant that some, or maybe a lot of donor hairs/follicles will also fall victim to hairloss. Hope this makes sense. Thanks.
  11. 6A379508-4D4D-4BD8-A721-BBA9F47251DA_zpstnvanijm.jpg Photo by JPE0823 | Photobucket Hi people, Assume this scalp was NW6 - no hair whatsoever existed on the top of his head..... Assume he had all the hairs in the NW6 area (where it is thin throughout the top) transplanted in by FUE...... How many grafts at a guess would you assume he had? I ask because I have SMP and would like a FUE transplant with a similar density (thickest at the hairline and thinning as it goes towards the crown. Something like that shaven down to 1mm length would work well with my SMP. Thanks.
  12. Hi, I am a NW6, I have had Scalp micropigmentation which is very good. But I'm considering overlaying it with FUE. With costs + limited donor, I would be getting a medium density at the frontal 1/4 which would gradually get thinner towards the crown, and it's likely that I'd leave the crown empty of hair. My hair would also be kept very very short. I feel a FUE transplant would help to improve things by reducing glare on the scalp, adding texture and darkness, so should better stand out in varying lighting conditions...... With donor being limited.....I was curious about how effective body hair is at achieving a good result, such as how it looks and how well body hair is accepted when transplanted into the scalp? Is there even any cost advantage/disadvantage to it? I would say that my leg hair is most similar to the hair on my head in both colour and thickness of strand. My limited chest hair is quite corse as is my beard. As I would be shaving my hair very short - I guess the look of body hair on the scalp would not be so much of an issue. Any thoughts are much appreciated.
  13. Hi, Just curious as to the general waiting times for surgery after booking.... If for example I was to book today - how many weeks/months away would the surgery be... I am mainly hoping to hear from people who have had a hair transplant in 'THE PRIVATE CLINIC' London (Harley Street) or in Belgium or Turkey. Or anyone who has contacted these clinics recently and found out the waiting times. Cheers.
  14. You think so? I, and I think most people believe that he just has a rare balding pattern, with the hair disappearing mainly from the crown. If he has had a hair transplant he must have had it in the 90's as his hair has never been receded at the front (well slightly) - his hairline is angled at the temples. So that's a pretty good result for the 90's if it is a hair transplant. I'm surprised he hasn't had further work done if it is a hair transplant.
  15. Thanks. Yes - no clear scarring/patches. I saw Dr Raghu Reddy 3 years ago about doing this and he said he was happy to use 2000 grafts to do so. I'm not entirely sure what my donor area would look like after having 2000 grafts taken away as I don't think the density is particularly great as it is. But he said he could get 2000 grafts out of it. I'd rather go for less grafts to start with and see what happens. Maybe max 1400. I personally feel a decent density at the front and then thinning out gradually as it goes back towards the crown will be fine. It's all about the hairline for me, but would like the frontal third covered in grafts. The crown will be left bald, but SMP will of course cover it. Look at ex footballer (soccer player) Zinedine Zidane: Those that don't know - Zidane is famous for his obscure balding.....he has a hairline but the crown has massively disappeared. I'm totally bald on top (NW6). I'd just get that same sort of area of hair that Zidnae has at the front transplanted in and SMP would do the rest of the work on the crown and with density. Zidane would look great with his crown filled in with SMP and it would look natural.
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