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About Melvin-Moderator

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    CA

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?
    Yes
  • 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

    Sleep lines

    Those look fairly normal to me, try taking a collagen supplement. You may be losing some collagen in your skin. But, I would email your doc for their opinion.
  2. Melvin-Moderator

    Sleep lines

    Can you post a picture? So we have an idea of what these lines look like.
  3. Maybe I misunderstood, but based on the post it seemed you said the recipient hairs didn’t grow due to DHT. I thought you meant the transplanted hair, I apologize if I was wrong.
  4. How can you make this statement when there’ no update? You’re saying the hairs didn’t come back when there’s no update beyond 4 months. There is no way to accurately judge a result at 4 months. Furthermore, unless you microscopically reviewed the donor you can not say with absolute certainty that the donor was thinning. I respect your opinion if that’s what you see, but I was also told the same thing by “forum” members. It’s nearly 5 years later and my hair looks better and stronger than ever. It’s difficult to judge a donor with short hair, especially with pictures alone. Let’s reserve judgement until an update is actually provided. Let’s try and be fair and objective.
  5. I’m pretty sure it will progress, you’re only 22. I had way more hair at 24. At your age it’s impossible to know your final pattern. This is why it’s recommended to wait a few years for an HT.
  6. That’s not true, I took finasteride at 21, I was one of the unfortunate ones to get severe side effects. They went away after I stopped taking the medication, but finasteride doesn’t change your genetics remember that, it buys you time, but will not change your genes.
  7. At 22 it’s likely the area will expand. It’s likely to expand to the same area on the opposite side of the scalp. Hair loss progresses extremely quick especially in your early 20’s. This pic illustrates a 5 year difference from 24 to 29. It would be foolish to believe your hair loss will remain the same at the age of 22.
  8. Your balding pattern is determined by your genes. Finasteride and minoxidil buys you time, but it will not change your genetics. With that said, norwood 7 is an extreme balding pattern that most men never reach. Hair loss is progressive yes, but there’s a point in which you reach your final balding pattern. For example take Bruce Willis who is a solid Norwood 6, in pulp fiction (late 30’s) you could see his pattern, but he still had a lot of miniaturized hair, but now in his 60’s he’s completely bald on top however, his pattern has not changed. From his late 30’s to now his 60’s the overall appearance of hair has changed dramatically, but the pattern itself has not.
  9. He has some bad and good ones, the ones that look bad are the ones he tries to part down the middle. In my opinion this piece looks pretty good and 99.9% of the population wouldn’t think or look twice at it.
  10. There’s no need, he wears hair systems for public events. He’s open about it and doesn’t hide it. Here’s a perfect example of a hair system that gives the youthful hairline and density he couldn’t achieve ever with a hair transplant alone.
  11. Melvin-Moderator

    Lipogaine contain minoxidil?

    I think you’re looking at the shampoo ingredients. Here’s a picture of my bottle.
  12. Melvin-Moderator

    Lipogaine contain minoxidil?

    It does contain minoxidil, but that is strange it’s not listed there.
  13. Just because you don’t see hair loss in your immediate family doesn’t mean you didn’t inherit the gene. I am a perfect example, here I am with my 61 year old father and 41 year old brother, neither have ever been on any hair loss medication of any kind ever let alone had three hair transplants like me. But, I still have genetic hair loss which I inherited through my great uncle. Further research is needed on your part.
  14. The donor area looks completely healed, thanks for keeping us updated on your progress.
  15. Melvin-Moderator

    Thread/Link for Week-by-Week Process

    There is no point in documenting results week by week, in fact most patients drive themselves mad trying to do this, after you have surgery you do not see results until the 3rd to 4th month. This is why we always advise patients to post their progress monthly not weekly.
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