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About Melvin-Moderator

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    Forum Co-Moderator

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    United States
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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. I have been following the results that have been posted and frankly I’m really impressed. The work looks clean and refined. The recommendation is a yes for me, but would love to hear the communities input.
  2. Melvin-Moderator

    Just hit 5 months post surgery

    Never compare others with yourself, just because someone achieved a certain look with 2,000 grafts doesn’t mean you will. It’s more than just hair thickness.
  3. Shock loss occurs because of trauma, shock loss can occur with strip and FUE because the surrounding hairs are shocked during harvest. It’s usually a visible difference. However, I can’t say without pictures.
  4. How many grafts were removed? Hard to say without pictures.
  5. Melvin-Moderator

    Just hit 5 months post surgery

    How can 1,000 grafts be full coverage? The crown takes around 4,000 grafts alone for full coverage. You have unrealistic expectations.
  6. Hey guys, Below is a short article about selecting a surgeon. Definitely worth a read, especially for those still researching. How To Select A Hair Transplant Surgeon
  7. Melvin-Moderator

    Hairsystems Heydecke

    Damn he kinda looked like Sergio Aguero afterwards. The biggest issue I have with systems is the hairline. There’s just too much density in the front. That’s a dead giveaway for me. With that said, it’s better than being bald.
  8. By two months you should be fine to resume to all normal activities. The post-operative care differs a bit from FUE to strip. Strip takes a little longer to heal and you want to let the scar heal fully before strenuous exercise.
  9. Melvin-Moderator

    Can You Stop Hair Loss Naturally?

    This question comes up almost every day, it is actually common sense that people want to stop their hair loss naturally. However, does it actually work? I encourage you guys to read this article and share with others who want or think they can stop their hair loss naturally. Can You Stop Hair Loss Naturally?
  10. Melvin-Moderator

    Just hit 5 months post surgery

    5.5 months is early and if you suffered shock loss it can take another few months to fully regain the hair you lost. 12 months is the minimum. Also, without pictures not much we can say besides be patient.
  11. I wrote an article about this recently. There is factor x, which could be a genetic or underlying health condition responsible for poor growth. Top 3 Reasons Hair Transplants Fail
  12. To be honest, I haven't personally seen any worth while results. However, i'm sure it works for some otherwise it wouldn't continue to be offered by hair transplant clinics. I do feel that for the money you are better off buying Finasteride and Minoxidil.
  13. Melvin-Moderator

    shock loss in donor area: your experiences

    Well it’s difficult to say if it’s actually shock loss or donor depletion without pictures. I had some minor shock loss in the donor area that resolved around 6 months after.
  14. Awesome density, you’ve got a great head or hair. Dr. Cinik has served you well congrats my man 👏🏼
  15. Melvin-Moderator

    Advice for a newbie

    I think you mistook what they said. They probably meant to give the hair loss medication more time, so that those new hairs grow and mature fully. That doesnt mean stop taking the medication. I strongly suggest to get back on it asap.