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JohnCasper

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About JohnCasper

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    KY

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?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Mike Vories
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    None

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Nicely done with that number of grafts. I can relate to this guy. I was a Norwood VI... 7,000 grafts ago. Congrats to you and your patient.
  7. Nicely done Dr. Rahal. I'm sure your patient is quite pleased. Congrats to you both.
  8. Looking good. Lots to look forward to. Keep growing dude!
  9. In 2012 I had 5,125 grafts transplanted in a lengthy 2.5 day session(s). My crown was covered then and worked out quite well. The crown is typically the most difficult area to cover. I had a 2,000 graft touch-up procedure done a couple years later but none of those grafts were placed in the crown area. Take a look back through the archives of my website (listed below) and you will see lots of pictures including many crown shots. If I had done a third surgery it most likely would include the crown area. Mine looks good now and I'm happy with it and don't plan to add to it down the road.
  10. Wow, I’ve never seen a lengthy discussion regarding plane seats and its relation to hair surgery but....I’m sure that’s important when you travel abroad and have a lengthy time in the air. Keep us posted on your progress and how your trip goes. Best of luck to you.
  11. It looks like we have a lot in common. My recession stabilized in my mid-30s and I had my in 2012 at the age of 51. I was a Norwood VI. Our hair loss is similar. I never took any medications for hair loss prior to or after my surgery. I have no problem taking regular medications (I take daily cholesterol meds) but I had no interest in taking any medications for hair loss. It’s been 9 years after surgery and my hair looks the same to me as it did in a year after surgery. You’re on the right website searching for a surgeon. Find a doctor you’re comfortable with and go for it. I wanted a surgeon who did only FUE and who extracted and implanted every graft. Also, the price per graft was exceptional at $4-5 per graft. Visit my website (posted below) and take a look at my journey. I documented every day after my surgery with pictures, videos, and narratives explaining what to expect along the way. Click on the archives and (Sept. 2012) to see everything from the beginning. I have been posting pictures and narratives ever since. Best of luck to you and keep us up to date with your decisions and progress.
  12. No advice on the trip to India but I wanted you to know that I’ve never taken any medication for hair loss. I had my first surgery at age 50 ...nine years ago. My hair recession subsided in my mid-30’s. I was never interested in taking medications for my hair and for me....its been a good decision. Check out my before/afters at my website posted below. Best of luck on your trip.
  13. Good advice in previous posts. Just curious....how much will this cost you in U.S. dollars? Don’t mean to be nosey but curious. I understand if you don’t want to answer. I’m sure others are curious too. It’s typically not necessary but make sure your health insurance covers any international expenses. Best of luck to you.
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