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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    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?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood VI
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
  1. Hi I was wondering what the timeline for scar stretching was. If it occurs, does it occur within a few weeks/ months ? At what point can one say that the scar will be more or less stable?
  2. What about topical Retin-A, any effects on hair growth/loss ????
  3. But does the hairline appear more natural as the maturation occurs?
  4. Do any patients have personal experience with the hairline softening and become more natural with time ?? All responses welcome.
  5. After a HT, do hairlines become softer and more natural in appearance? If so, what time period? Thanks
  6. How long does the transplanted hair take to mature?
  7. What exactly happens as the grafts mature??? Do they get thicker?? Other changes?
  8. Does anyone know if Hasson and Wong recommend minoxidil post op?
  9. I am curious whether all surgeons recommend starting Rogaine-minoxidil post op?Input from patients of different doctors would be appreciated. Also, when is it started Post op ( days, weeks, months???)
  10. What can be done to help speed up resolution of redness in the recipient area?I am 3 weeks post op and it is still fairly red although slowly diminishing. I have slightly olive skin so I thought it would resolve faster. How long does the redness last on average? Thanks
  11. Which one will produce less redness of the scalp post HT: Rogaine foam or solution ?Thanks
  12. Any difference between the generic brand of minoxidil 5% solution or foam between Costco and Walmart?? Wondering about tolerability, formulation, etc. thanks
  13. If a scar will stretch, when postop does it occur? First few months or years?What are the risk factors? Thanks