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About CaliDerek

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    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?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo
  1. My partner had a brow lift last year that left him with three noticeable linear scars in his scalp that prevents him from cutting his hair short. He was looking to have this repaired with a FUE procedure, I'm assuming 200 grafts would suffice. Is anyone aware of FUE surgeons that perform small sessions, preferably on the west coast? The only ones I've come across are Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Feller, but that's quite a distance to travel. I had a very successfully surgery with Dr. Diep a few years ago, but he currently has an 8 month wait time for FUE and $5k minimum.
  2. I'm 34, almost 35 located in California and started experiencing hair loss at 18. Unfortunately I wasn't able to start taking propecia till I was 20, after which I haven't noticed any further hair loss. About 3 years ago I added Rogaine Extra Strength Foam and Nizoral shampoo to my routine and noticed a small amount of regrowth. Since the hair on my sides and back grows quite thick and fast it makes the thinner hair on top quite noticeable without a good hair cut and coloring. It's something I've always been self conscious about and almost always wear a hat in public, when that's not possible I comb my hair forward to hide my thinning and hair line. I usually have medium to long dyed blond hair, but recently cut it really short to take pictures of my hair loss for an online consult which i'm now regretting. I'm looking to improve hair density in the crown and to have a more defined hair line. I'm only interested in FUE so I can wear short hair in the back without a noticeable scar. I did an online consult with a hair transplant surgeon in New York and the recommendation was not to do for surgery at this time, as my hair loss could progress and I would be left without enough donor hair. This came as a complete shock to me as I haven't noticed any further hair loss in a decade and even some improvement and would like to enjoy a thick head of hair while i'm still somewhat young. I would be interested in what other people in my situation have done. I'm also interested in opinions on who the other top FUE surgeons are in the US or Canada to get a second opinion. Thanks,
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