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About 1978matt

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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?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Raymond Konior
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. I don't think any rooms at the Comfort Suites have kitchens but as mentioned earlier Pete's Fresh market has a lot of choices including a hot counter where you can put together some meals. There are microwaves and fridge freezers in the rooms. There's a Starbucks a bit further afield if you don't mind a short walk (be careful as the roads aren't that friendly to pedestrians). A spray bottle would be useful for saline. A few different hats / caps so you don't have to go out looking weird. I think there is a Walmart very close but you would need to take an Uber. Probably 6-7 minutes drive away. The own brand 'Equate' medications there are quite a bit cheaper than the named brands. Comfort Suites is quite dated but really convenient. I've booked my next visit there too. I never had any issue with it. The lobby area has some seating that you can sit in the corner with your laptop without being noticed rather than be stuck in the rooms. There's some seats out the back as well that are shaded. Free coffee is quite good.
  2. Very disrespectful to sleepy joe! But in all seriousness I reckon he had micro/mini grafts added some time between 1991 and 1993.
  3. 2 months is about the worst it will look and you should start to see some fuzz growing from about month 4.
  4. Hard to tell from those photos. You may not have noticed much hair loss of late but it could happen in latter years. That's something to bear in mind. My dad had hair like yours and lost most of it from 40-55. Having a HT draws a line in the sand and you will have to be prepared to play catch up in the future. You could probably get some hairline work done but the density might not match the existing forelock and look odd. Depends on the quality of doc you go to as well as your hair qualities and density of transplant. I would start by seeing if you can tolerate finasteride for 6 months, then consider HT.
  5. Have a look at Cooley as he seems to have some joy using electrolysis to remove grafts.
  6. I experienced those with both my HTs: hairs that just sat there doing nothing. Don't worry about it.
  7. I actually mentioned this rumour to the Chicago doctor and he seemed fairly bemused by it. I don't think MM has had any work, but has some kind of professional hairstyling set up and has probably been on finasteride to maintain what he's got.
  8. A bit of a change yes, though it is a subtle one, being only 32 grafts. They definitely did grow as I saw them come out all wiry at the start. The doc put them in at his own choice (I never asked, he never charged). It is great to have hair that frames the face as I was not one of those guys who looked that great with no hair. You feel younger and more confident for sure, but after a time this just becomes normality. Hair greed kicks in and you start to think: "Well I'm 40 now so why not put some more hair here...or there." People seem to respect you more when you have hair. That is something I have noticed quite a bit. His considered approach is definitely the way to go. I see so many other doctors (/ "Technicians") just placing them willy-nilly all over the place with little thought process. It's comforting to know I have just enough density as necessary without exhausting the donor. That way I'm in a much better position if I need to go back and address further loss. I only think about the crown now but have been fortunate to secure a slot to address it in early 2020. His FUE was such a walk in the park it is hard not to resist!
  9. Yeah, I've dabbled with them in the past but I'd rather not become hooked on them tbh!
  10. The doc said 2 to 3000 FUE before the donor would look compromised. Not sure about FUT. Maybe another 2000 with 2000 FUE left after
  11. I have to blow dry it like that. My hair is ridiculously straight and rigid and it is very difficult to style. Kind of like some Asian/Chinese hair I guess. Apart from a year or two the late 90s I always wore it up for as long as I can remember. Currently using a very small amount of Osmo Matte Clay followed by a dusting of firm or max hold hairspray.