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About pkipling

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    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. Every doctor is going to have slightly different protocol set in place in terms of the "dos and don'ts" before and after a procedure. That said, one thing that studies show is that by Day 10 post-op, the grafts are incredibly secure and there's nothing you can do to dislodge them or mess them up. So with that rule alone, socially drinking and smoking 7-10 days after your procedure won't put your hair transplant at risk. Of course, you want to set your body up to win in terms of healing/recovery - but there are many things most of us do on a daily basis that don't optimize our health (lack of s
  2. There's really no universally agreed upon plan or approach to this... If you wanna start doing .25 every 3 days for two months, then go for it. It may be a good idea for you and it may be the best approach. Personally, I think that's extremely cautious and conservative, and I don't really see the added benefit - but that's my opinion in regards to how I would approach it. In my opinion (which is just an opinion and not a fact, so take it for what it's worth), if I wanted to be conservative, I would probably start by taking 1.25 mg every 2-3 days. All of that said, you're really just gon
  3. It's possible - but I don't believe it's likely... "The exception and not the rule", as @aaron1234 pointed out above. When you look around the world at all the men who are losing their hair, it's very rare to see men who lose hair from the "safe" zone, even men who have advanced hair loss and have nothing on top - and that's because those hairs typically aren't susceptible to MPB. Could someone be one of the rare guys whose "safe zone" isn't actually "safe"? Sure. But that's very unlikely, and chances are they'll have a genetic predisposition/history there that will give them reason enou
  4. There doesn't seem to be a universally accepted plan or method when it comes to taking Propecia, so your plan seems as good as any. Everyone is going to respond to it differently regardless and will have to find the dosage, frequency, etc. that works for them. For my personal taste/opinion, I think you're being way too cautious - but that's not to say it's not a good approach for you.
  5. I wouldn't say this is super typical based on what I see people discuss about their post-op experiences, but it also doesn't seem completely out of the ordinary. If you're someone whose scalp has a tendency to be sensitive, itchy, etc. (like mine does, for example), then experiencing it post-op seems expected. I wouldn't be concerned unless it's super persistent and intolerable. It's also always a good idea to reach out to your doctor to keep them in the loop and see if perhaps he has something specific he could recommend for you to relieve it should you need something.
  6. Every surgeon is going to have their own particular method of evaluating the donor. I suppose you could always ask them in advance what their process is, and that way if someone really seems to cut corners based on what you're looking for, you could consider cancelling the consultation. That said, I imagine if you've done a lot of research and you've landed on surgeons that you believe are worthy of a consultation, chances are that whatever method they use is at least moderately effective. One of the things Dr. Mohebi does (that I know not every surgeon does) that helps predict a roadmap
  7. Hey y'all! Here's a video that Dr. Mohebi made recently that I truly think is fantastic. One of the most common questions we see on this forum over and over again is "How do I know which surgeon to choose?" when doing their research, because let's face it - the process of choosing a surgeon can often be overwhelming and confusing, especially if you're brand new to the world of hair restoration. In this video, Dr. Mohebi gives some great advice and insight in to what he believes are some great guiding principles to consider when making that big decision. I hope this provides some guidance for t
  8. Currently I'm using the Shampoo/Conditioner from Blind Barber. Not sure where you're located, but it's a small business/barber shop chain on the East and West Coasts of the US that has their own line of products and my scalp responds well to them.
  9. No difference - and in fact, every pharmacist/doctor I know swears by the generic and if there's ever a generic option, they suggest I take it. It's good marketing that makes us question it, and it's quite effective tbh. I even find myself getting duped sometimes and buying name-brand Tylenol, for example, even though I know better. Lol.
  10. I've had random wavy hairs like this too, and never really associated it with the hair transplant. In fact, I still get them from time to even in the non-transplanted area. I'm not sure what causes them, nor does it tend to really bother me. And when it does bother me and it's visually noticeable, I actually just pluck them. Lol (It's blasphemy to admit that, I KNOW! 😂)
  11. Echoing what John said right above me. Nizarol (generic name is Ketoconazole) has helped me tremendously with my dandruff, particularly when I have an outbreak. However, what I've found to be most effective is taking certain steps to prevent an outbreak to begin with. It took a bit of trial and error, but a few things that worked for me were: 1) Figuring out which products were contributing to the dryness/flakiness and avoiding them 2) Finding products that are as natural as possible, mild ingredients, etc. 3) Not going too long without washing my hair; Some guys can go a few days (an
  12. At nearly 10 days post-op now, personally, I would feel comfortable sleeping on my side. Each surgeon has their own specific set of post-op guidelines, and unfortunately, there's a bit of discrepancy between them all in regards to the "dos and don'ts after a HT". However, studies have shown that after the first 72 hours, the chance of damaging grafts is extremely rare - and by day 10, they're practically completely locked in. There's almost nothing you can do at this point (aside from some blunt trauma) that would negatively impact the grafts. That said, if you wanna check with your surgeon fo
  13. I mean - to be fair, nobody should get back to back procedures in that short time frame anyway, so you're good there. To be perfectly honest, there's really nothing you can do to change your hair type, and surgeons should be taking your hair type into account when coming up with your game plan, number of grafts you need, placement, etc. So I personally don't think this really changes much for you at all, except for perhaps needing larger procedures than someone with slightly coarser hair - but then again, we're always gonna be better off or worse off than someone else. As long as you have a s
  14. It's very reassuring that you reached out to your doctor and they've already been able to diagnose this and provide you with a treatment plan. At one month post-op, the chances of this negatively impacting your HT are extremely low from what I understand of the studies. The grafts are anchored and secure by now, so it's simply a matter of clearing up the infection on your scalp. Did your doctor happen to mention whether or not you should be concerned about the grafts? If I were you, I'd reach out to them to get confirmation for your own peace of mind, but I truly don't think you have anything
  15. It's amazing what a difference reframing the face, tightening up the hairline, and increasing the crown density can make - and this highlights just how much a man at any age can benefit from a procedure like this when done with the right game plan. This really suits him. Amazing work.
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