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About pkipling

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    Male
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    United States
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    CA

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
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Parsa Mohebi
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
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  1. Hey Matt! I hope your surgeon told you that even with FUE, you shouldn't expect to be able to shave down to the scalp without there potentially being noticeable scarring. While many surgeons are very skilled at making FUE extractions that leave almost no sign of a HT, it also comes down to how each individual patient's body/scalp responds to the trauma... Not to mention, the donor sites will never fill back up with hair, so it's possible for the donor area to be visually less dense if you cut your hair too short. All of that to say that I hope you were mentally prepared to potentially have to
  2. Very good advice and topic here. I even have to use different products based on how long or short my hair is. I can get by with something heavier like a wax when it's freshly cut/short, but once it starts getting longer, I need something lighter. As for creating the illusion of density, it's going to vary from person to person based on their hair type, although gels typically aren't going to be good for anyone who's trying to conceal hair loss or thinning. Something I've found that really helps add volume and density is a Sea Salt spray. Apply it when wet then blow dry it and it really a
  3. I just watched this video, and I must say that based on the comments, I was expecting something/someone way crazier than what I just saw. While I personally would have no desire to get a HT without anesthesia, I certainly believe he made some extremely valid points about how we relate to pain, medication, and consciousness overall in Western civilization. As Dr. Arocha stated above, alternative approaches to Western medicine such as meditation, acupuncture, and mindfulness have not only been practiced and deemed effective by large human populations throughout history, but Western science has
  4. I love stumbling across a thread that has about 4 months of updates by the time I see it. Lol. Lots of instant gratification for me - something you probably wish you had more of with your hair transplant, I see. Chiming in to say that you A) you seem to be right on track, B) my redness lingered in much the same way yours has been and it eventually completely went away, C) the work immediately post-op looked extremely clean/sophisticated, and D) I suspect you're about to turn a corner and start seeing some solid improvements over the next couple of months.
  5. It looks to me like any "unevenness" you're seeing is from one side simply scabbing more than the other, which isn't anything to be alarmed about. As Melvin said, at this point, all you can do is wait it out. It's definitely going to look worse before it looks better, and that's just the nature of the HT. And try not to overanalyze it too much or you'll just drive yourself crazy. As long as you did your due diligence and research and made a well-informed decision on who to go with, then the best thing you can do now is trust in that and patiently wait for results to start coming through - but
  6. Ahhhh... Understood. At 5 months, while I doubt you'll have the length in that photo, it's definitely possible (if not likely) that the HT itself will be undetectable by then. You may have to sport a shorter overall hairstyle in order for the length to be uniform on top, but if you're a relatively early grower, 5 months is often enough time for there to be enough growth and density for it to look natural. And @gillenator - Agreed about the selective hearing. Lol. It's human nature, I suppose, for us to hear what we want to hear.
  7. And speaking of getting to know Dr. G a bit better, here's a video we uploaded to our YouTube page last October. I've yet to meet him face to face, but the time I have spent with him on Zoom has shown me why he's the perfect surgeon to partner with Dr. Mohebi. They both have the same easy going, pleasant, and warm energy - and I think he's going to be a wonderful addition to this community.
  8. Verrry exciting! I may see if I can swing by the office that day as well for a bit and finally get to meet you in person. And an interview with him would be ideal, so I'll let them know to try and make that happen.
  9. Hi everyone! Some of you may have seen this thread discussing Dr. G's upcoming hair transplant procedure with Dr. Mohebi on March 8th. Since he's new to the HTN community, here's an introduction video we posted last October to our YouTube page to give you more insight into who he is and what he brings to the team. I'm going to keep the aforementioned thread documenting his Hair Transplant updated as well for those of you who want to follow along over there.
  10. Incredible results already - even with the little improvements you mentioned still to come. The donor area also looks fantastic and I'm happy you're able to go that short with the fade.
  11. Hey @Datsun213 What is the above photo of exactly? Is that post-op and if so, how many months out? I ask because I don't see visible evidence of a hair transplant procedure, no harsh red line, no clear recession, and nothing visually alarming. The photo is a little pixelated and shadowed, so perhaps that's why - but based on the photo, I'm unclear on what your situation is.
  12. A couple things to consider: It's generally accepted that when grafts are dislodged, not only is there bleeding, but that it's actually a bit painful - in which case, you probably would've noticed it and woken up. If you lost a significant number of grafts (or any grafts at all, for that matter), I imagine you also would've seen them on the sheet. Taking those factors into consideration, I suspect you're most likely fine.
  13. This is very informative and a great reminder. A procedure can be stressful enough as it is without adding additional stress from unrealistic expectations of wanting results faster than is physically possible. Any time someone comes here stressed out about not seeing growth within the first 3 months, I have to wonder if the surgeon didn't give them any information about the timeline - or if they just didn't listen.
  14. Hi everyone! As some of you may know, Dr. Mohebi has recently partnered with fellow hair transplant surgeon Dr. Manu Gujrati, (aka Dr. G 😎), and he's recently decided to get a hair transplant with Dr. Mohebi. ("How the turn tables", for those of you who enjoy a reference from The Office. Lol.) We'll be documenting the entire process as he moves through all the stages of his hair restoration journey, and I'm excited for all of us, myself included, to get to know him better along the way. Read on below to learn more about Dr. G, and to hear what he and Dr. Mohebi have to say about his upcom
  15. I had similar hair loss to you, and Dr. Mohebi initially recommended around 1,700 grafts for mine as well. I was adamant about wanting it a tad lower, which is why he compromised with me and we went with 2,000 - and as perfectly happy as I am with the outcome, I must admit that his initial recommendation probably would've been just as perfect. All of that to say, yes - I think this is going to turn out great for you.
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