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About JohnCasper

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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?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood VI
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Mike Vories
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime

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  1. Hey “PZA”, looking forward to seeing some pictures.
  2. Do your homework on Artas just like you would for any hair surgeon. The price you mentioned is a good price per graft but you can get that from a clinic where the surgeon extracts and places every graft....like Carolina Hair Surgery. I know I’m an advocate but his rates are $4-5 per graft depending on the number you need. Take a look at his and other surgeons.....before/afters photos on this web site. Best of luck to you.
  3. I did not notice any shock loss in my recipient area either. You can see all my early pictures on my blog site. I documented everything. Look in the archives and go to September 2012. My website is listed below.
  4. I honestly didn't experience or notice any shock loss in my donor areas. Your dark hair also creates a contrast that makes it more evident with a short hair style. Your donor area looks fine and I'm sure will fill back in over some time. Let your hair grow out a bit for a few months if you're uncomfortable with it and then go back to the shorter hair cut in about 6-8 months. Just my thoughts.
  5. After 5 weeks there shouldn't be anything you can do to damage your new grafts or inhibit growth. They have been secure since the end of your first week. Ask your doctor but I'm sure its nothing to worry about. Remember, you had lots of numbing shots on your head so don't scratch too hard, your heads going to be partly numb for many more weeks....typically. Just be careful.
  6. Great photos and great work Dr. Devroye. I'm sure your patient is quite thrilled with the results.
  7. Good decision to go with the cap idea. I would be hesitant to use concealers this early in the process. Keep that head as clean as possible.
  8. I'm sure finasteride and other meds have helped many. I don't take a position.. for or against. I can just report that I havn't seen any noticeable hair loss since my surgery in 2012. That's not to say I haven't lost some hairs but visually....everything appears to be about the same.
  9. Very nice results. I can relate...I had the same number of grafts (5,125) transplanted in 2012. I'm sure your patient is quite pleased.
  10. Filled in very nicely in 8 months. Good for you. Interesting hairline in that picture. I think the previous posting "pluggy" look may refer to the caliber of hairs chosen by your surgeon for the hairline. Posting some pictures at different angles when you get time.
  11. Obviously I'm a big advocate for FUE. I just didn't want that long linear scar. I had my second surgery a couple years after the first and after my hair was cut you could clearly see my previous donor area (see pic below). There was no visible scarring to speak of. About 1,750 grafts were removed from the area in the picture.
  12. Donor area is looking very good. Looking forward to seeing pictures 3-4 months from now. Check out my website (below) to compare day to day and month to month expectations. Be patient and happy growing.
  13. I would think the clinic would have plenty of before/after photos. I’m also wondering if they would disclose to you personally which ones were primarily done by techs. Tough decision for you. Best of luck.