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About home1212

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    NJ

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?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Hussain Rahal
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    True & Dorrin
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam

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  1. your hairline already looks "perfectly" natural - night and day improvement over where you started, I don't think you would gain any noticeable benefit from another surgery - we are all seeking more density everywhere! don't act on the hair greed
  2. looking amazing for only 5 months, that's going to be a superb result at 12 months! congrats
  3. home1212

    Repair

    I would consult with multiple top docs to get their opinion on how they'd repair your case. Will some plugs need to be excised and redistributed? Can the hairline be softened simply by camouflaging the plugs with single hair grafts up front? Every doctor may suggest a different strategy, therefore different cost. Go with the one you feel most comfortable with and will give you the result you're looking for. Names you've been given here are all great: Cooley, Shapiro, H&W, Rahal, Gabel, Lindsey, and there are many more. Good luck to you.
  4. it takes longer than 3 days for your grafts to be secure or permanently healed in your recipient zone - a minimum of 10-12 days from most doctor's post-op instructions or literature I've read - and the reason most docs tell you to wait a month after your procedure before your exercise (vigorously) is so you can properly heal from the trauma to your scalp, in an attempt to give you the optimal conditions for a successful result - could you technically exercise after 2 weeks, probably yes, I would say just don't overdo it
  5. again, because Rahal was doing FUE and H&W were not at that time in 2014 -
  6. I knew this was going to be an awesome result! very happy for you, great great great transformation!
  7. I was going to go with Dr. Wong in 2014 before H&W was doing FUE - instead went with Rahal who was already doing FUE at that time. You undoubtedly chose an excellent surgeon - good luck on your journey, should be exciting!
  8. for me, even having a "thinning" look after my hair transplants is way better than where I started - which was near complete baldness - therefore while I could achieve a denser look with products such as hair fibers, etc... I really don't want the extra hassle or fuss. In fact, just being able to shampoo, towel dry and add some gel and be out the door is an exhilarating freedom from the exhaustive time previously spent trying to cover up my baldness from comb-overs, hairsprays, etc. My HTs, while definitely an illusion of coverage, have given me a great relief, and that's what I'm appreciative of most.
  9. blue background give it away? LOL
  10. no one can give you an honest opinion without photos depicting the degree of your hair loss and state of your donor - but most importantly I think everyone on this forum would advise you against going with Bosley. Don't limit yourself to NY doctors, although Feller & Bloxham are great doctors and by all means go for a consultation. Do some research on this site of other doctors' work. YOu may not be limited to FUT or strip surgery - maybe you are a good candidate for the less invasive procedure of FUE, even if you have to travel. I'm from NJ and I flew to Ottawa (less than 2 hour flight) to have surgery with Dr. Rahal because I wanted FUE and he is a world-renowned surgeon. Good luck to you.
  11. home1212

    Crown Area Hair Transplants

    Dr Wong of H&W does some exceptional crown work recreating swirls, etc.
  12. home1212

    Nizoral

    there are other brands with the active ingredient - ketoconazole - that is in Nizoral with a combination of other beneficial ingredients for hair. check out this link: https://www.holdthehairline.com/nizoral-hair-loss/ I personally use the Regenpure products - the DR contains ketoconazole and the NT is the hair nourishing product - other brand names are just as effective and prices range dramatically - so you can shop based on your budget
  13. I hope you realize your pics don't look as disastrous as you make it sound. If you did nothing - except maybe get a different haircut/style - you look fine. If you wanted to go thru a repair process with an excellent top notch doctor, you would not be such a difficult case, especially if you kept the very conservative mature hairline that you have, and possibly both added grafts and re-distributed older ones. Either way, I hope you find a solution that makes YOU feel better about yourself. Like you, we in this community all know how difficult and emotional it is to deal with hair loss, and how it can bring us down. But there are solutions out there even for the worst cases - and you're certainly not in that category. You can easily improve upon what you have .. best of luck to you.
  14. all great advice, you'll risk having a surgical procedure to add hair where you want it, but it won't look as natural or at the density that you currently have - wait until you're mid 30's to reassess
  15. home1212

    Ready to do it

    never heard of him in the hair restoration community but seems to be a plastic surgeon based on website info - one piece of advice I would automatically give is that you should limit your search to doctors whose practice is dedicated to hair transplants surgery only - it is a specialized field that requires unique skills and/or surgical tools that doctors who do also do liposuctions, rhinoplasty or facelifts won't necessarily have
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