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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood VI
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. John Diep
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr. Behnam
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. Melvin-Moderator

    FUE or FUT vs donor area advice

    I don’t think it means having less surgeries if you go strip. In fact, I think the potential of having more strips when you actually need them will be reduced. With that said, both techniques are good and produce good results, so either way whatever you choose should meet your goals right now.
  2. I stumbled upon this gentleman on YouTube. This is actually shocking, there’s not enough donor hair to even recreate a hairline. Individuals with this level of hair loss can either do SMP which I would probably opt for or a hair system. I don’t know if medications would even work for this level of hair loss.
  3. Melvin-Moderator

    FUE or FUT vs donor area advice

    I think you’re over complicating things, both techniques give good results. However, strip reduces scalp elasticity, would you really wanna reduce your scalps elasticity for a couple hundred grafts? Personally, I would rather reserve FUT down the line when a large number of grafts is required.
  4. Depends on the overall thickness of the hair shaft diameter. For example, I’ve been growing my beard for the past three months. The overall density is pretty good, but obviously not like the hair on your head. However, because the hair is so thick, you literally can’t see through it at all, it’s because thicker hair covers more surface area. So yes curly hair helps because the curl helps cover more surface area, but hair thickness is the most important factor for having an illusion of density.
  5. Melvin-Moderator

    FUE or FUT vs donor area advice

    Follicular units with the least available hairs and overall less robust. Trust me, I’ve pondered this issue myself over and over again, but like Bill said, if you’ve already had FUE the quality of the grafts on the strip will be diminished. However, with FUE the surgeon can still cherry pick the best looking grafts. I’ve visited Dr. Wong as well and was told the same thing as you. Surgeons have different philosophies, but the overwhelming majority of professionals told me to stick with FUE.
  6. Thank you for your response Dr. Keller, How many grafts were used specifically in the crown?
  7. Melvin-Moderator

    FUE or FUT vs donor area advice

    The great Dr. Konoir, told me a good analogy and I hope I don’t butcher it too much, but he said something like: FUE is like going to the grocery store and picking fruit, the best and ripest fruit will be picked first. After that, the fruit drops in quality. Unfortunately, this compromises future FUT surgeries, because the strip may contain lower quality hair, this is why it’s recommended to go FUT first and then FUE.
  8. Excellent results congratulations to the patient he must be thrilled.
  9. Melvin-Moderator

    FUE or FUT vs donor area advice

    Personally, I would choose FUE, in my opinion FUT should be reserved for bigger areas. Refinements and touch ups I feel should be FUE. Less down time and because the grafts will be probably less than a 1,000 you can really spread the grafts apart and even make the donor look better more homogeneous.
  10. When you’re suspended you receive warning points that do not expire. If it’s revoked then the warning points are reversed. So, there is no suspension. I have no idea what you’re talking about FUE and FUT, we encourage healthy discussions and debate. Now, obviously we don’t want the forum spammed with the same topic over and over again. However, I’m not saying there can’t be more than one thread about the same topic ever. You’re entitled to your opinion, moderation is necessary for the forum to run smoothly and maintain a balance. I receive countless private messages a day helping fellow hair loss sufferers. I was a regular poster for years before ever becoming moderator, so those who’ve been here a while know my nature of wanting to help. You can’t please everyone, best of luck to you and your endeavors. warm regards- Melvin
  11. Melvin-Moderator

    I'm struggling to stay patient you guys

    Can you share pictures, you should be seeing some growth, but nothing substantial yet. The next two months should be exciting stay patient.
  12. Melvin-Moderator

    Erdogan 3200 2/2017

    Firstly, I am sorry about your situation. However, I think the first thing you should do is contact the clinic and let them know that you are dissatisfied with the results. They can't help you if they don't know you're not satisfied.
  13. This is actually a common question, some individuals believe that a hair transplant lasts a full night, while others believe that you can get it done on your lunch break. There are various factors that determine the length of the procedure. However, hair restoration surgery as a whole is an outpatient procedure. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes out of their day to read this article and if you know someone interested in having a hair transplant please share this article with them, as it may be helpful to them. How Long Does A Hair Transplant Last?
  14. I clearly told you that was an error, in my private message I told you that the restriction was sent to you in error. Therefore, no you weren't suspended, because I revoked the suspension and warning points. No where have I claimed to be an expert or surgeon. However, I am hair transplant veteran, as I have had three procedures myself, so I speak and comment from firsthand experience. Furthermore, I clearly stated that I'm on this thread to provide my opinion, which I am entitled to do, as is everyone. I think it's a bit ridiculous to ask me to stop providing my opinion on a thread created for just that. In closing, your thread was locked because the thread was specifically created to help you make a decision, the decision was made. Therefore, there was no reason to keep the thread open. Have I closed down the "problem with Erdogan hairlines" thread? No, because that's a thread that was created for continuous open dialog. If there is a thread that is created for the purpose of assisting someone make a decision and that person makes the decision, there's no reason to keep it open. Moreover, there is already an open thread that discusses Dr. Erdogan and his clinic's practices, there is no need for two. Anything non-related to Payam, please send me a private message, we have de-railed this thread enough thank you for your cooperation. Warm regards-Melvin