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johnny24

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About johnny24

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    Australia
  • State
    AL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
    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?
    In the last 5 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?
    Yes
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr Tejinder Bhatti
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam

Hair Loss Story

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  1. DAVID OMG love the hair dude, damn you were a rock star back in the day.. I appreciate as much input as possible into this topic as i have been getting asked this question and yes i did come across the post on the HT Facebook page which is what drew me to start the discussion.
  2. Hey mate, Yes I will take a few tomorrow morning and upload them. Its been a while, pretty much 3 years now!
  3. I wish to touch on this topic as it seems to be coming up alot, in articles and the like and I often get told by people (without them putting in some thought) that age should be considered when considering getting a hair transplant. In my opinion your age is irrelevant when considering hair transplantation. At the end of the day it comes down to your hair loss to date. If all men lost hair at the same rate, then I would say yes wait until you get to a certain age to consider hair transplantation, but obviously that is not the case. We all have a different genetic predisposition for hair loss. Due to genetics I lost a great deal of hair at a very early age, and by the age of 23 I was a Norwood IV. This means i didn't have much more hair to lose, so why would i wait until i am 30 or 35 and lose all those years being unhappy and down on myself? I have work colleagues who are in their 50's and have a fuller head of hair then I did at 23. If you are a Norwood III and above, then you have noticed considerable hair loss, and "going bald" is what you think when you look in the mirror. So if you decide after careful research that you wish to undertake a hair transplant then speak to your potential surgeon and come up with an effective and sustainable solution to transplant the hairs you need now in order to satisfy your current aesthetic needs and obtain decent coverage. That way if you continue to lose more hair (remember at a Norwood IV, you really don't have much more hair to lose, you have already gone past half-way) you still have enough donor hair for a future transplant if required. Remember guys that there is an EMOTIONAL driver behind the decision to consider a hair transplant. We DON'T NEED hair on our head for any reason, it is purely an emotional decision (we look in the mirror and get pissed off looking at our shiny heads!). So if you want hair on your head, your younger age should not be a deciding factor at all. So to answer your questions, especially those mothers worrying about their young sons spiralling into low self-esteem due to hair loss, the more appropriate question should be "At what level of hair loss should we consider hair transplantation surgery" not "What age should we be before considering hair transplantation surgery." Another very important aspect of hair transplantation which should be taken into account is generally younger men in their 20's will obtain better results than a man in his 40's or 50's getting a HT at the same level of hair loss. So a 23 year old male is a Norwood IV and another male is 43 also a Norwood IV, more often than not the 23 year old will obtain a better result from the same HT. This comes down to healthier donor hair, which a 23 year old would be expected to have and obviously better blood flow/circulation to the scalp, and protein/nutrient synthesis is more efficient in a younger male. These variables are vital to obtaining a good result from your HT. Now the above is my opinion and i would appreciate an effective discussion into this topic as i imagine it is a BIG QUESTION on many young guys minds on this forum.
  4. Hey Lucky, Great results mate! Got some solid growth there. Looking forward to seeing the results at 12 months.. Regards, John
  5. Hi Raj, I would definitely wait a full 12-14 months in order to see the final HT result. My transplanted hairs continued to mature and look more thick as they grew out. Regards, Johnny
  6. Thats awesome mate!! Really humbling when i hear that i may have helped people out on their hair loss journey. Looking forward to the updates.
  7. I have seen two men in real life who have received a FUT, and decided to cut their hair short. I was turned off almost instantly due to the visible scarring. The bottom line is If you're a person who generally cuts their hair rather short, the FUE method is the only option for you. This is purely based on aesthetic reasons. If you tend to keep your hair rather long then there is no reason why you cannot opt for the FUT method. However, keep in mind there are other pros and cons to both methods which need to be considered.
  8. Hi Butch, glad you liked your trip to India and Dr Bhatti. The itching is normal and your crusts should be right about gone now. How are you feeling at the moment?? Regards, Johnny
  9. Hi Lazy, Looking good for 4 months mate... Keen to see some clearer pics How do you feel watching those little buggers grow, exciting isn't it?? Regards, Johnny
  10. Excellent results mate. I can feel how happy you are through your posts, reminds me of myself when i was posting about my experience Realistically you don't have to say much as your before and after pics speak for themselves Keep the pics coming.. Regards, Johnny
  11. WOW..8,600 grafts damn, surprised you have donor hair left!! Not surprised you had really good results with Dr Bhatti, you should have went to him for your third transplant. Doesn't matter you live and learn and its good your providing feedback to other members who may be in the same boat as you, comtemplating their 2nd/3rd/4th transplant.
  12. Walky, where did you do your HT?? I don't recall having any grafts falling out when i did mine...i do recall having hair fall out from the transplanted grafts to make way for the new hair, but not the whole graft..interesting
  13. Hey guys, I am one of Dr Bhatti's patients who underwent surgery back in mid 2012. I strongly believe in and support his recommendation on this website, as a possible surgeon for the many hair loss sufferers. Regarding the hair transplant itself I am very happy with my results considering how challenging my case was. I really don't think i could have achieved any better results. Reflecting back on the whole process If there was a satisfaction survey to be completed, Dr Bhatti and his team ticked all my boxes. They definitely exceeded my expectations. I'm not too educated on the technical aspects of the transplant which may or may not be part of your recommendation process, but from a patients point of view, i am very satisfied. I have documented my hair loss journey and you can refer to it under this thread: http://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/167897-hair-transplant-dr-tejinder-bhatti-darling-buds-chandigarh-india.html
  14. From memory i paid approx $1.20 per graft. That was over a year ago so i wouldnt be surprised if the price has gone up a little. Either way it was worth every penny.
  15. Hi mate, after the procedure i took finasteride for approximately 3-4 months. The main reasons i stopped taking it was because i put on alot of belly weight on it, it destroyed my libido and my mood changed. Now i stress this is only my experience with the medication. I know many who have had good results without those nasty side effects, so it comes down to the individual.. Regarding rogaine, i continue to use it everyday on the crown area. However, you only need to use it once a day as opposed to twice a day. Once again this is my opinion.
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