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  1. Hey Guys, This topic has come up recently and I thought it would be appropriate to touch on the things to look for when suffering from possible donor depletion or shock loss. I encourage all of you to read the article and please share it with others who may be suffering from these conditions. Hair Transplant Surgery Donor Depletion or Shock Loss?
  2. Actually I have check it out Hair Transplant Surgery Donor Depletion or Shock Loss?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. How many grafts were removed? Hard to say without pictures.
  7. 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.
  8. Melvin-Moderator

    Morr F Finasteride and Minoxidil Combo

    Have any of you heard about this treatment, it's from a pharmaceutical company in India. It is essentially Minoxidil and Finasteride combined topically. I encourage you guys to read this article, there is some insightful information and please share with others that might be interested. Morr F A New Hair Loss Solution
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. This question comes up and it is often a heavily debated topic, the fact is that there are several low-cost clinics in developing nations performing state-of-the art hair restoration. However, I truly believe that the clinics that are performing refined hair restoration are already recommended by the hair transplant network. The bad clinics outnumber the good ones unfortunately and I am sure many good clinics in those nations would agree. I encourage you guys to read this article and please share it with anyone who is interested in traveling abroad for surgery. Are All Low-Cost Hair Transplant Clinics Bad
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Awesome density, you’ve got a great head or hair. Dr. Cinik has served you well congrats my man 👏🏼
  19. 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.
  20. The question that everyone researching hair transplants ask. It really depends, while there is a risk of failure with any surgeon, the chances drop drastically if the surgeon is elite and has a long track record. I encourage you all to read this article and share it with others considering a hair transplant. What Is The Success Rate Of Hair Transplant Surgery?
  21. Melvin-Moderator

    Advice for a newbie

    A clinic told you to stop using finasteride and minoxidil? That doesn’t sound right. It’s usually the exact opposite.
  22. Melvin-Moderator

    Best Hairline Surgeon

    If you’re in the UK I would suggest looking up Dr. Reddy and Dr. Farjo as well.
  23. Melvin-Moderator

    shock loss in donor area: your experiences

    Normally we don’t allow links to other forums. However, if it is to show your pictures I will allow it this one time. I do suggest posting a recent picture on here.
  24. Hi Guys, Most of of you are familiar with my story, but some of you new guys may be wondering how I got started. The truth is, I started off researching just like most of you, luckily I found this forum that gave me the tools and confidence to pull the trigger and start my hair loss journey. I wanted to let you guys know that we will start posting informative videos on YouTube. I encourage you guys to watch and share this video with anyone interested in getting a hair transplant and seeing a real result from a real patient.. If you guys have any suggestions for topics please let me know.