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About 1978matt

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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?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood IV A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Raymond Konior
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo
    Dermmatch
    Nanogen

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  1. If you were 35-40 a doctor might be persuaded to lower the hairline 1cm, but as things stand: no chance. You basically have a hairline where doctors would start if you were restoring from a fairly advanced pattern, say NW4+. At 25 they would probably agree to fill in those weak areas near the corners, but that's about it.
  2. I know what you mean. Mine was more or less shaved and I didn't like the look for the first 6 weeks or so. Got to take the rough with the smooth I guess. Did you have FUE this time? I looked back at your blog and see you were basically a NW5.
  3. 12 weeks and 3 days post op. Things are looking quite good and there are fine hairs coming through, though not easy to see from the pic. Should look a lot better in another 3 months.
  4. It's a Detangling Brush: https://www.lookfantastic.com/tangle-teezer-the-original-detangling-hairbrush-original-black/10796067.html?affil=thggpsad&switchcurrency=GBP&shippingcountry=GB&shoppingpid=SS_22_STASH_0504&thg_ppc_campaign=71700000048706512&adtype=pla&product_id=10796067&gclid=Cj0KCQjwmpb0BRCBARIsAG7y4zZPOzx-6uROu68SNBC3Rh_AGUrKIGuWHRf4H5VjShjE4IBLu1IFRkQaAjwAEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  5. It took about 6 months for the scar to fill in about 90%, then maybe another 4 or 5 for the final 10%. Basically it should follow the same trajectory of transplanted hairs.
  6. Not great I'm afraid, especially without being able to tolerate Fin. On the plus side you have a good shaped head for a buzz. Maybe look at hair systems or SMP.
  7. Excellent donor. I would not fill in the temples but instead just work on the areas where there is still hair. It will look good and age appropriate. Make the hairline as low as where there is existing hair.
  8. Sounds like a good plan and very wise to just fill in the outline of the existing hairline. Best of luck.
  9. You will probably lose more hair and run the risk of exposing FUE scars, especially if extractions are outside the safe zone. I would advise trying medications for a year to see if you can slow things down. It looks like you may end up NW6 or 7 and there looks like thinning in the nape area.
  10. ...and spend some time on here searching for high norw00d cases like your own. Most will likely focus on the frontal area with a mature/high hairline and work back as far as possible. Unfortunately you will unlikely get full coverage. Maybe look at Bernstein's results as he has a patient demographic with more extensive hair loss.
  11. Donor is not great and you may get a better result with strip. An 'affordable' and ethical strip surgeon would be someone like Dr Saifi in Poland. If you must look at Turkey then consider the doctor only places like Kaan, Demirsoy and this place called HLC. I don't know much about them but they seem ethical from what I've seen. You should also try finasteride to see if it thickens things up, although it is unlikely to grow any hair back in your crown.
  12. Depends what your budget is really. Dr K did recommend a hotel a couple of miles away. I think it was a Hilton in quite an expansive open area, i.e. not a lot going on. I think the larger suites in the Comfort Suites are on the ground floor near the vending machine and ice dispenser. Suites are quite big with a separate living area. Since you are going in the summer there is a few outdoor seating areas for smokers (although I never saw anyone smoking there), which are fairly secluded and sheltered. The reception area has a load of seating areas so you don't need to be cooped up all the time. Certainly not the best hotel I've ever stayed in but pretty convenient. Good wifi and TV selections. Ubers very easy to hail in the area. You can walk to the nearby stores, but post op you may prefer not to unless Dr K has authorised use of a baseball cap. If you are having a big frontal FUT surgery then you may want to stay more than 3 nights, perhaps 5. Depends on the swelling. Not sure what your flight back would be but I'm guessing 15+ hours?
  13. It's fine. Go back to work as you please. After 2 weeks things should be relatively normal. Yes it might be a bit tender still but if the grafts were going to set they did in the first few days.
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