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About Melvin-Moderator

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    Male
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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?
    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. What relevance does this have to do with this patients results? If you want to make these statements, please create a thread of your own and do not go on threads where patients are presenting their results. This completely detracts from the purpose of the thread. This will be my last reply on this subject. If you have any further questions please send me a private message.
  2. The top pictures are before surgery? It looks like 4,200 grafts have been spaced through the entire scalp. How many grafts were placed in the crown? I agree some better quality photos are necessary. It doesn't look unnatural which is good, I have never heard of this surgeon before.
  3. I was asked this a couple of days ago via PM. While many in the industry like to downplay surgery, I think we need to remember that it is a surgical procedure, and should be taken seriously. I notice a lot of guys shopping for surgeons like they'd shop for a new TV on Amazon. The difference is a TV you can return, a bad hair transplant stays with you wherever you go. What do you guys usually tell guys who are interested in having a hair transplant? I'd love to hear the communities input. Should I Get A Hair Transplant?
  4. You're definitely not a class 7, I would classify you as a norwood 5a, you have high sides which is great. How many grafts you need depends on your goals. I would say that for a complete restoration, you would require around 6,000 grafts. However, 6,000 grafts in one sitting is dangerous and not recommended. You will likely need more than one surgery to address the front and back. Do your research. Go on our our surgeon review section and look up real patient reviews. Find the surgeons that are doing good work. Never base your procedure off money or location.
  5. Othersyde you're a veteran man, I've been following your progress for quite some time. Tell Dr. Gabel I said hi, i'd like to go out there and visit his new facility.
  6. Dr. Bloxham is an excellent choice. Dr. Huebner performs micrograft hair plugs. He does not perform follicular unit transplantation. The hair 'plugs' contain anywhere from 10-15 hairs per graft. This was popular in the 80's and 90's, but very few physicians still practice this form of surgery. Now I'm not going to speak ill of any surgeon, but just do some additional research as to why follicular unit transplantation has become the gold standard today.
  7. @Chances101 Last time I spoke with Dr. Konior back in 2018, I asked him about beard hair in the donor zone. He told me that it does work and is preferable, as the scalp hair is better suited on the top. Dr. Konior is helpful doc, I suggest submitting an online consultation with him and getting some more information with him directly. Best wishes, Melvin
  8. That's interesting. I have never heard of any good middle eastern doctors aside from the ones in Turkey. South American surgeons aren't that well known either. I'm also surprised that I never hear about South Korean surgeons. It seems like there's got to be some quality surgeons out there as well.
  9. Lasercap has given you great advice. That said, you are a candidate for surgery, but you need to focus on the hairline first. Forget about the crown. You are a perfect candidate for hair loss concealers. In fact, you could probably get away with using concealers for a few years before you really need a hair transplant. I just created a tutorial yesterday on how to use hair loss concealers on the hairline. Definitely give it a try before you consider surgery. Remember surgery is permanent and should not be taken lightly.
  10. It's a difficult to say for sure, but it's clear he is doing something to enhance his hair. It could be concealers, I for one know how amazing concealers can look. At the same time, it is very plausible for it to be a hair piece. I have seen some amazing hair pieces in my time.
  11. Can you post a picture for reference. When you shed hair, you will be able to see the bulb of the root. That is normal.
  12. Do you mean hair shed? Can you post pictures? If it is hair shedding that is normal.
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