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pkipling last won the day on December 20 2019

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About pkipling

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
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Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Parsa Mohebi
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
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  1. I think even if people do notice "something different", it's not uncommon that they would A) be able to pinpoint what it is and B) keep it in their memory even if they do know it's a hair transplant. I have friends who saw me right after my procedure and knew I had it done, and to this day if I reference my HT, they respond with something like, "Oh yeah! I forgot you did that!" Ideally, the work will look so natural that it won't even be something people have the mental capacity to cling on to, and your new look will simply become the new normal.
  2. Those appear to be crusts/scabs that are forming - and completely normal. Make sure you to follow your surgeon's protocol in how to care for your scalp and keep it clean, which will help minimize this. You'll reach a point in his instructions where you can start washing more vigorously, which will also help - but until then, just hang tight. The work looks amazing.
  3. Giving you yet another "all is good!" response to put your mind at ease. The best thing you can do for yourself now is to try your best to not examine your hair every day and to forget about your hair transplant/growth altogether. Then all of a sudden you'll look in the mirror one day and see the most beautiful thing: progress. 🥳
  4. Yes, the technicians are trained in the placement of the grafts (using the Mohebi Inserter), and is how Dr. Mohebi is able to do simultaneous extraction , in which he extracts the grafts while a technician pulls them, another technician begins sorting and counting them, and another technician places the grafts into the sites Dr. Mohebi made at the beginning of the procedure. This minimizes the amount of time the grafts spend out of the body which preserves the integrity/life of the graft.
  5. So with 3 procedures from Konior under your belt, you're in the official Konior Hall of Fame, right? 🏆And fingers crossed it's the last one for a long time (...or ever?) for you.
  6. Congrats! In many ways, pulling the proverbial trigger and going through with the procedure is the hardest part... So now you just get to sit back and (patiently) wait for the results to come in. Looking forward to photos and a report of the day when you get around to it. 😎
  7. I started experiencing (or noticing, rather) seasonal sheds in my crown/mid-scalp around 4 years ago - a year or so after my HT when I was taking Finasteride. I've definitely noticed that they've decreased over the past year and a half or so to the point that I've not visually noticed one in quite some time. However, I honestly have no idea why they seem to have stopped/slowed down. When I was experiencing them though, I do remember keeping in mind that it was most likely seasonal and that it would pass, and it did each time. Perhaps now mine have stabilized since the HT, perhaps I just haven't noticed it happening, or perhaps they were a side effect of the Finasteride. I'm not sure if I'll ever know the exact why, which is why formulas and explanations for these sorta things are tricky. Hope yours turns around.
  8. Oh yes, my mistake. I meant recipient area. The grafts are lodged within the first 10 days, so you won't damage them by cutting/trimming them. The main concern would be not to irritate the skin, which you won't do. Mine lasted about 2 months or so, I would say - but it truly does vary from person to person.
  9. At this stage, you can definitely cut the hairs in the donor area if you don't like the way they look while things are still growing. I did this actually, and kept my hair buzzed/super short for the first 3 months following my procedure so that everything would grow in evenly.
  10. Yes! Your donor area is recovering beautifully, and in my experience, it will just continue to thicken back up. Happy for you! And those pimples are normal/to be expected, as you said. They'll start occurring less and less frequently with time.
  11. When getting consultations, the surgeons can take into account several different factors to get a pretty good idea of where you may be heading in terms of hair loss, but as Dr. Charles pointed out, there is no crystal ball to know for sure. Genetics, family history, hair type/quality, age, current state of hair loss, and the miniaturization levels of your hair can all be used to get a tentative roadmap of where your hair loss may end up. This is one of the reasons it's recommended to get 2-3 different opinions, so that then you can compare them and see if there are common threads. It's been 5 years since my hair transplant, and fortunately, the thinning in my crown hasn't progressed at all and I'm still in the clear. Thanking my lucky stars every day.
  12. Wow. Horrific and tragic. Hoping the outcome of the lawsuit brings some sort of closure to the family, but the fact that he reportedly had 13 other instances of negligent behavior makes it all the more infuriating.
  13. One thing to keep in mind is that at 6 weeks, you're right smack dab in the middle of what's considered the ugly duckling phase. It's completely normal (and often expected) for things to look worse before they look better. The Aloe Vera may help with the redness, which was the trickiest part of my healing. (My scalp is sensitive and stayed red for longer than I wanted.) The good news is you're about halfway through the ugly duckling phase, so things should start shaping up rather soon - and if you're an early grower, you'll start seeing some results around months 3-4.
  14. In regards to dyeing your hair, you can do that up to two days before the procedure. Depending on how light your hair is, the fresh dye can actually make it easier on the surgeon/technicians to see the hair when extracting.
  15. There are lots of California docs recommended on this forum, so I'd start off by utilizing the recommended surgeons tab. After a bit of research, narrow it down to 2-3 surgeons and set up consultations with them to discuss your specific situation, and then compare their suggestions and see which one you feel most comfortable with. Many of them will do Skype consultations if you live far away from them as well. And of course, if you have specific questions about Dr. Mohebi, shoot me a message and I'll be happy to answer what I can.