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About home1212

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (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 V A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Hussain Rahal
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    True & Dorrin
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam

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  1. you're not alone, I had a transplant in the early 90's when I was in my 20's which were plugs, that was the medical standard of hair restoration at that time, I also was uninformed and like you too young, as I got older and lost more native hair, the plugs became more obvious in my hairline and I started trying to conceal them with a comb over, etc. Its a horrible way to go on living with anxiety and fear. But trust me there is a solution for you as there was for me. Hair transplantation surgery techniques today can fix nearly anything - especially old plugs. Search and do your research on this site. Consult with not 1 but a few recommended doctors. They'll see you in person, over Skype, send in photos via email, etc. Get their recommendations and a plan of action together and move forward with correcting your issue. It will take an investment of time, money of course, and definitely some patience, but trust me when I tell you that it will be all worth it in the end when you look in the mirror and are happy with the reflection of yourself! Best of luck to you ..
  2. do you have any pics of what the hairline looks like with the transplanted hairs grown out? you can tell there was an attempt to lower the hairline maybe 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch - graft spacing looks sparse compared to your naturally dense hair so I'm sure it probably looks pluggy. Possible solution could be to fill in density or a combination of redistribution and removal of grafts via FUE. I would see a top surgeon for a consultation, maybe the Hairline King Dr. Rahal - who recreates some of the most natural hairlines I've seen. I'm sure you're an easy case in the right hands. Laser removal is not always a permanent process. Good luck to you.
  3. definitely an over the top result .. very happy for you
  4. Go to H&W or Dr. Rahal in Canada, both do FUE at better prices than US doctors and the exchange rate definitely helps. Above all, you can't go wrong with either of them. Melvin's advice is particularly on point about your hairline. Your expectation about a straight or possibly lowering your hairline is probably unrealistic. You also have deep recession of your temples, which would make a very low hairline seem "top heavy" and un-natural if you also don't address restoration of your temple points - all of which take up precious more grafts which you need to add density up top. Stick with an age appropriate hairline that will suit you in 5-10-15 years and beyond. I believe any reputable physician will steer you in that direction as well. Best of luck to you.
  5. sorry to hear about your situation, I can relate because I had a HT when I was in my early 20's in the 1990's, no idea what I was getting into other than I thought it was a solution to my fear of starting to lose hair, but it was the exact opposite, I got plugs put into my hairline which was fine for a several years until I lost more and more hair. I suffered for decades styling my hair in the most creative ways to try and conceal my hair loss, using hair sprays, gels, comb-overs, etc. I finally had enough after doing quite a bit of research and coming across this site, doing my research on new techniques, best in class doctors, etc. I finally got a few consultations with some top notch docs including Feller, Hasson, Shapiro, Konior, but settled on doing FUE with Rahal. I can't tell you how freeing it was to finally correct a problem and fear I was living with for years ... it was the best thing I could have done for myself. I hope you find a solution to your issue to, maybe Dr. Umar?? If your donor is depleted, he does some great work with body, beard grafts. Post some pics of your condition so others can give you some advice as well. Best of luck to you.
  6. love how Rahal designs his hairlines and starts transplanting behind a natural forelock, makes the final result look amazing
  7. I just love viewing Dr. Rahal's work and results - truly amazing
  8. Is Rahal doing the scar revision? Great result by the way, looks amazingly natural and suits your face
  9. Rahal artistry ... congrats!
  10. while it is only 6 months and there still is time for growth, it doesn't look encouraging ... did you have any prior work done in that frontal zone? who was the doctor? what was the extraction method? FUE or FUT? and how many grafts were utilized?
  11. you'll be smiling by the end of the year and just in time for the Holidays! congrats on your procedure - post op looks fantastic and you went with one of the best!
  12. thats a WOW result - congrats!
  13. very nice result buddy, congrats - if you do decide to go for a second pass to thicken up midscalp and crown, it will only improve an already great result, congrats