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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. I believe most doctors outside the US have built experienced technical teams do deal with the tedious and repetitive work involved with FUE in order to avoid fatigue - how does anyone expect to have a 3k graft FUE case done in a day without excellent techs that the doctor supervises and also performs overall quality control? I know in my case, the doctor was primarily involved with the recipient site incisions and design of the hairline, but he was intimately involved from the beginning to end checking up on his lead tech and also administering meds, checking up on me, etc. I think without this model, FUE could not be as efficient as it is today. Going in, I think doctors should be transparent about the entire process and how much they're involved vs. techs, etc. I do understand your concern.
  2. I have a very limited donor as well as was probably already at a Norwood 5A going to 6, so I had to be very conservative as well... do I have full coverage? absolutely not, but I'm happy where I am, my appearance looks 100% natural and most importantly, I don't waste an hour in the morning trying to do a comb-over to hide my balding, using hairspray to keep every hair exactly in place, worried about the wind, weather, etc. For me, my HT gave me back a sense of normalcy and better confidence. Your end result should shape up to be great! continued luck healing and growing
  3. love the conservative hairline design and restoration which will serve you well into the future, work looks prestine, if I were to guess it looks like Dr. Bloxham?
  4. WOW, really growing in nicely and you can see the outline of a great result! FUT scar in donor is negligible even at very short hair length - congrats and continued success healing & growing
  5. getting lots of greys on the sides, I've heard of "rinses" before, are they more natural? is this just a salon treatment or are there over the counter products? Was never a big fan of the full dyed hair look and wanted to keep it more natural if possible
  6. Hasson & Wong, Konior, Rahal, Cooley, Shapiro, Gabel - consult, consult, consult .... and like others have suggested, you're still in a very early stage until your final result is seen, but nothing stopping you from consulting with a few top notch docs and will likely take a year before you can get in for another procedure anyway
  7. great repair story, happy you found a talented surgeon in Dr. Feriduni
  8. never even heard of a back to back FUT, incredible! best wishes on your healing and growth.
  9. maybe 1990-91, before graduating college, I'm not sure but I envision Madonna songs were still popular at that time?? Dress You Up, Like a Virgin, La Isla Bonita - in high school I had a nice head of hair, then all of a sudden diffuse thinning, I clearly remember playing catch with my god-daughter who must have been 7 or 8 at the time and she blurted out so matter of fact "you have a bald spot on your head"! so of course I started with the creative styling (coverup), wearing it longer, covering the bald temples on the sides, in the beginning it was ok, but as I lost more hair it was so time consuming with gels and hair sprays trying to get it "just right" before going out, and then there was our worst enemy - the wind... God I would literally freak out on really windy days being outside alone and even more with friends and family! There were no forums like that at that time, and of course I panicked, became more isolated, and unfortunately in 1993 went ahead with my first HT surgery which basically put "plugs" in my existing hairline - fast forward 20 years until most of my native hair was basically lost and all I had left in the front were plugs. It was this forum that introduced me to great doctors to consult with, newer extraction methods such as FUE, and a ton of other helpful hints. After 2 FUE surgeries split a year apart, I started feeling "normal" again, so I couldn't be more grateful to this community. As others have stated, dont fear, don't panic, don't get depressed, but do the research, take in the knowledge and experience of others and you'll be on the right path to better yourself.
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