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About Shmiggy

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (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 V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime

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  1. My guess is he is throwing 1000 grafts in the crown to give a nicer transition. It won’t cover much but it won’t look like you go from hair up front to a completely bald crown. More natural look. It will still be very thin.
  2. Do you have any photos of the area before you started removing the transplant? Any pre op pics as well?
  3. I know nothing about that product there. I got the over the counter 1% Nizoral brand at my grocery store. Twice a week use means you basically can get a year out of one bottle. Has a nice minty smell.
  4. Shifty, We need to see more angles and better quality pics to make a better assessment. I can tell you my loss looked exactly like yours at 35 and I got on meds. It slowed down considerably to where I didn’t see hairs on my pillow anymore. But at 45 on meds I am a classic Nw 5-6. From just the one pic, what you have on top looks like it will go by the time you’re 50. Just be conservative.
  5. Shmiggy

    Is This The Cure? What To Do..

    We will not see anything like a cure in our generation. I’ve been hearing these claims for 25 years now. My guess is we’re stil 30-40 years away.
  6. Seconded. Would love to know because that is a pluggy look.
  7. Without being able to tell what’s really happening at your hairline it’s hard to say. You’ve got a large area that looks like it will eventually go if you don’t get on meds. But I wouldn’t throw a whole bunch into the crown without having a feeling for how much you’ll need up front eventually.
  8. Wouldn’t worry just yet. Looks like just normal shed to me. You’ve got 3 more months before it starts to really grow back in.
  9. Lol! And they both still have hair in their 70s!!!
  10. Absolutely Harry. I’m more into going a little slower too. However there are price breaks for more grafts. So that’s a consideration as well.
  11. Thanks for the reply John! What kind of procedure did you have done? How many grafts? Any pics? ***Nevermind John. I found your thread. Wow! You had amazing results for so few grafts.
  12. And I have considered SMP, but I like to leave the top a little longer. 1/2 inch to inch just because I’m not a fan of my head completely shaved. I think SMP is more for a completely shaved head. Think it would funny with any stubble. I grew the top out about an inch for some family photos and added dermatch and it looked really good. Was exactly how I’d want to wear it all the time if I had hair. It wasn’t thick, but for my age, looked pretty decent.
  13. Great info Laser. I appreciate the thoughtful reply. I am currently on 1.25 mg fin from Dr. Ron at Shapiro. Just started that 2-3 years ago. Here’s some photos from Dr. Bisanga when I visited him about 5 years ago. He used some pretty harsh lighting but you can get the idea of what the fin has maintained.
  14. Shmiggy

    Can Future Hair Loss Be Predicted?

    Great topic. My father and his father both kept their hair. My mother’s father was a solid NW V. So there’s ammo for that myth. I have 2 young sons. I wonder if genetic testing will be able to eventually predict if they will lose their hair.
  15. Thanks Melvin. I was thinking the same thing. The only reason I have been taking the fin is to hold on to what I have in the event I decide to pull the trigger on an HT. The benefit of DUT at this time probably wouldn’t produce the cosmetic reward for the risk.