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garethbale last won the day on October 6 2018

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About garethbale

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    United Kingdom
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    SocialEngine Value 23
    Rogaine Foam

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  1. thanks Melvin i was in email correspondence with him on 5th February. It's only in the last few days my emails are bouncing
  2. Good luck and I hope it goes well. Incidentally I was in email correspondence with Stephen, the BHR representative, however now all my emails to him are bouncing. Is he still employed by / a representative of the clinic? I was arranging a potential date for surgery so annoying if I have to start the process with someone new
  3. yeah I thought that Absolutely terrible name to give to your business
  4. Looks great work mate. Good luck with everything I have a similar level of loss to you and one of my worries is hiding a HT from colleagues when I return to work. However looking at your day 12 pics the work looks virtually undetectable, which gives me confidence that mine might as well.
  5. Bollocks to that Clearly a lot of transplanted hairs have shed. If that happened to me after a HT I'd be fuming
  6. Sorry but imo the hair line doesn’t look natural at all. You could spot that he had a transplant a mile off.
  7. Lenney Thank you very much for your detailed reply! My own situation is that I haven't lost that much hair - probably a NW 2.5 but I can comb my hair forward at the side somewhat and spike it up at the front to minimise the appearance of recession. The clinic I am in contact with believe that I would be able to comb hair forward over the area worked on somewhat to hide the work I wold have done. I don't think I could get more than two weeks off to get it done. In answer to your tips: 1. I am on generic fin and this has definitely helped in maintaining the crown and slowing the recession. My hair feels stronger since I started using it. 2. Financial cost is something I'm happy to bear. Its not idea as I have just commenced a mortgage but I can put aside some each month to pay for my HT. Awkward recovery period is the main issue. I have a bit of banter with workmates and work in a city office environment so I'm obviously nervous about people noticing. I'd probably just say I went away somewhere hot and had a reaction to sun cream or something - whether they believe me is another matter. 3. I think it would drastically help my confidence. Despite my moderate recession I do find it affects my confidence around women. I'd like to settle down quite soon so I feel this year is a good time - I am 34, 35 in the summer and first noticed recession around 15 years ago so am confident I will maintain most of my native hair. I have read on here the transformation guys feel when they have a successful HT and I'd like to experience that. Of course no surgery is a guarantee but I think I stand a good chance given my moderate loss. 4. I have thought long and hard about the pros and cons and ultimately a HT it is something I want to do. I was actually going to have one done last week but late last year a bought a flat and mortgage payments and furniture & bills etc, meant I had to delay the procedure for financial reasons. Thank you again for your help and I will be following your progress. Best of luck for a good result!
  8. Can I ask a question...did colleagues or friends ask about the redness? And if so what did you tell them? I’m thinking of undergoing surgery and have less loss than you but I’m really concerned about redness being apparent on my scalp afterwards.
  9. Your hair looks awesome mate. Don't do any further work on the hairline as it suits you. Hopefully finasteride stops or slows the crown loss and you should be ok for a long while
  10. Looks very good so far, Are you on meds to slow or prevent further loss?