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About KD2020

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Basic Information

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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?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Jerry Cooley
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
  1. No hood to be over zealous. Just trying to find out if anyone had any first hand experience. I have no relationship to the product whatsoever.
  2. Thanks. Too bad if that's true as it prevents me from donating blood (must wait 1 month before donating for finasteride, and 6 months for avodart). Thanks
  3. Thanks for posting the article, I looked on the forum for this topic after seeing it basically copied here: http://www.defymedical.com/resources/health-articles/325-topical-minoxidil-fortified-with-finasteride-an-account-of-maintenance-of-hair-density-after-replacing-oral-finasteride I too would be interested in learning more about this and if it is available. Anyone?
  4. Thanks Mue, Scooter! 2youngforthis - I don't have the best photos that really show the improvement, but to me it's amazing, and my wife really likes it. The first photo here is before my first one done back in 1996 (about ~1,000 grafts, a lot back then) when I was in my early 30's, the second set is before the work that was done last April (at age 50) with Dr. Cooley. He and his team are amazing.
  5. It's January 29, 2015, about 9.5 months post op. Very happy with the work Dr. Cooley and his team have done! Now ready for Spring.
  6. A good overview by Dr. Cooley here, scroll down: Highlights from the 2013 ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) Scientific Meeting in San Francisco, California Highlights from the 2013 ISHRS Scientific Meeting | Hair Loss Q & A
  7. For what it's worth - I had my surgery done by Dr. Cooley in April of this year (2014) and he used both PRP and Acell, and I'm VERY happy with my results. I'm at 5 months, which by the growth timeline I found on this forum says I should be around 40%, and even if that's all that happens I'd be happy with it - but I believe I have even more to come.
  8. Thanks guys! Really glad to have gotten past the hibernation stage / first few months to the point where now its fun to see the progress month to month. I'm very happy with Dr. Cooley's work, and I would have never found him without this forum. So thanks to all involved for making it the big success it is, all of us living with this situation know how important it is to find the right help!
  9. Agree completely! The only thing I'd tell you is, I'd say wait. From your pictures, things are looking great. You're in good shape, and who knows what the technology will be 5-10 years from now when you might want a touch up? It's only getting better. Either way, Dr. Cooley was/ is light years better than what I had done previously. I'm very happy too.
  10. Since I've been getting quite a few comments about my hair being different, I thought I'd post a 5 month update. It will be 5 months Sept 17th, and according to the growth timeline I found elsewhere on the forum, I should be seeing somewhere around 40% growth. I have attached some older photos to show the transition. It feels good when I get out of the shower and dry my hair these days!