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About phantom777

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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
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Raymond Konior
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr Ron Shapiro
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. Thanks. I wish I had started meds right after the surgery with Dr Konior to maintain the results over the last 6 years, but then I wasn't married then and did not want to take a chance. Hope I'll see some benefits of taking it now. Better late than never
  2. Yeah,I've heard about this a lot in this forum. During the surgery I mentioned that I had consulted one doctor nearby and Dr Ron said he knows him well and that the mentioned doctor's hair transplant surgery was done by Dr Ron himself. Looks like he's a doctors doctor 🙂
  3. That's what Dr Ron said. He said he saw a lot of telogen hairs on my head which if grows back with fin could make the 1500 grafts above my crown look like 3000. He wanted to make fin do the trick in the crown. It's a game of wait and watch for me now.
  4. Wow , that's a lot of grafts for a 2nd FUT. You really did well with your massage. I got bored after 10-15 mins of massaging my head and my hands started feeling tired, but I guess it paid off for you for your dedication.
  5. This was the same video Hasson and Wong had sent me for the scalp massage with the initial assessment quote and graft estimate.
  6. I had asked Dr Ron to put me on any day a cancelation occurred and so I guess I got a month to do scalp massage which I might have done for maybe 10 mins a day, not religiously though. On the day of surgery Dr Ron he should be able to get 2500 after inspecting the laxity but he took 2 hours to take the strip out and staple it. After the surgery he said he injected hyaluronidase, which is something used to loosen the skin to get more grafts. He said I had a thick skin and maybe that's why he had to use that injection. I am finding my scalp loosening hw tightness as the days are pas
  7. Melvin, No one would say you have hair loss ( looking at your face). I guess that's why they say to frame the face first because that makes the biggest difference Growing long hair to cover my crown became a hassle for me, specially whenever the wind blew. Hoping to get rid of this issue by next year. I am also curious to see if the fin will make any difference to my crown. So far no side effects.
  8. Yes, the 2nd strip was taken from the same area as the 1st strip. The 2nd strip was 26x1.5=39cm2 , but due to the 1st strip scar being a part of the 2nd strip, the actual strip area reduced to 33-35cm2 instead of 39cm2.
  9. I just now started using finasteride MWF right after the surgery with Dr Ron. Dr Ron used the same strip from the first procedure. I think this was a longer strip than that of Konior's. Now I have just 1 scar. Dr Ron told that I might have around 7000 grafts. That would leave me around 1500 hair grafts and then some beard grafts.
  10. Day 3 Nothing much to report. The scabs did not start coming yet. No swelling.
  11. Day 2 Pretty much the same as the 1st day. Same bothering pain along the strip while sleeping, otherwise it was fine. I did not take any medication for the pain though Dr Ron had given some meds to take if I had pain. Not swelling at all.
  12. Thanks JohnAC71. Dr Ron had asked what I was nervous about before the surgery. I told him I maybe a bit nervous about driving back after the surgery but that I wasn't worried about the surgery at all since I knew I was in good hands.
  13. Day 1 I travelled back to my home, the next morning, about 10 hr drive. I had the option to do a first wash at the clinic this day but then it would delay my drive which I did not want. My wife had accompanied me. I did drive half the distance and I did not feel disturbed at all. No pain or discomfort. My wife continued spraying the ATP spray on my head every now and then while I was driving 😀 Reached home safely and my wife helped me with the first wash. Dr Ron had given the shampoo which I should use along with the ointment that needed to be applied on the strip. My 1st surgery
  14. Night after Surgery I had bought a neck pillow which helped me avoid touching the pillow directly. Very light swelling on the forehead which I wasn't even aware of until I saw the pics. I sprayed the ATP spray which Dr Ron had given me, every 30 mins or so and then maybe a few time at night whenever I was awake.
  15. Operation Day I had told Matt to let me know of any cancellations so that I could go in earlier. Their normal schedule would have put me into February next year. We kept going back and forth between a few cancellations and on a Sunday night I got asked if I want to come on the following Thursday. I said I can come. I was told to take a Covid Antigen test and an Antibody test on Monday or at the max on Tuesday since they needed those results before the surgery. Luckily for me, Walgreens had a rapid testing center (antigen test)very close to my house and I could get an appointment with a la
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