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elicochin

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About elicochin

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  • Birthday October 29

Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    VA

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood VI
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    None

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  1. Hello Abhinay, Congratulations! Your results are one of the best in terms of the overall transformation for a NW VI. I see that you are also a representative of Euginex which is interesting to me because I had reached out to them few months ago. I am adding the links to couple of my threads on this forum. I think I am very closer to a decision, but I am still uncertain about the extent of the HT (and the look) that I need or I want or I can get based on my donor supply. Any advise you can provide would be greatly appreciated. -Josh
  2. Thank you again Lenny for your response and sharing the recent case from Euginex; looks very encouraging. If my memory serves me well, I didn't have the best looks with my hair. As far as I remember, It was wavy and difficult to style. What bothers me the most right now is the overall appearance of bald and especially the view from behind. While I can certainly try to have a bit longer hairstyle, my immediate desire is to reduced the appearance of full-blown bald. -Josh
  3. Thank you jjsrader! I have come across the name and will certainly look them up.
  4. Thank you Azazelgs! I would love hear your SMP experience. Did you combined SMP with FUE? Did you get both done at same place? Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
  5. I am 52 years old. I have been doing the research for few years now. I am not fan FUT and if I do a HT, that would be an FUE.
  6. Dear Toubey, Thanks for your kind words. Trust me I am very well aware of the fact that I have limited donor supply. That's why I am also considering a second option of getting low density FUE with SMP that would allow me to keep the current short hair style. What would you think of a very low density FUE hair transplant with like 100 - 200 grafts in the hairline and even less grafts for the mid-scap/crown zone. And add SMP to enhance the overall look? What I was aiming for an improved less bald look with a matured hairline that would give a decent frame to my face. And because of the the number of hairs extracted from the scalp are less, the scarring would be less allowing me to keep the short hairstyle. And may be even use SMP to tone down whatever scar I may end up with. Euginex in India had mentioned that I should be able to utilize beard grafts for the mid-scalp and crown. I have also started a separate thread on this topic. Link below for your convenience -Josh
  7. Dear Lennney, Thank you so much for the detailed response and analysis. I came to this forum seeking practical advice from experienced people like you. You say you are not a psychologist, but what you are alluding to makes sense to me and I clearly understand the point you were making. I never excepted to read this sort of analysis on a HT forum. Thank you and keep doing what you are doing. -Josh
  8. Thank you for your thought provoking comment Toubey! Even though I have thought about why I want an HT many times over the years, your question still got me thinking; why do I want a HT? To be honest, this would be the first time I share the reasons why I want an HT now even though I have been considering it for the last 10 years or so. My wife loved the buzz-cut style when I started doing it more than 8 years ago. She had always assured me that I look good and discouraged me from going for HT. For me I was fine with it, If my wife was happy I was happy. But, tragedy struck my life 2 years ago, my wife of 22 years died of a heart failure. As you can imagine, this changed everything about my life. I went into some kind of hibernation and withdrew myself from social life for more than a year. Now for the last one year or so, I am trying to become active by going out with friends and participating more and more in social activities. I also realized this incident also brought out all of my insecurities including being bald. Even though I am more active than before, I tend to shy away from activities that require close contact with women who are not my friends. I believe this may have something to do with my level of confidence and any improvement in my appearance may give me a confidence boost in general. I could be completely wrong here, but with my current life situation I am willing to take that chance even though I am afraid of any kind of surgery. So there you go I said it. BTW, I red your HT story and I hope things are a lot better for you now. -Josh
  9. Hi Paddy, I have red your thread multiple times and they were immensely useful! Thank you for your time and effort. Josh
  10. WoW! Thanks for that out-of-the-box thinking BeHappy! Beard grafts were definitely a consideration for me, but I always thought of using them along with scalp grafts. With your logic, I could keep the same short-hair style without having to worry about the FUE scars. I was considering this short-hair path mainly because of the fact that I do not have enough donor supply to restore a long hair style. However, I am not sure if beard grafts alone can be used to restore hairline and temples and this needs to be confirmed with a surgeon. May be I can use scalp grafts just enough for the hairline and temples so that whatever scars it may leave would be minimal.
  11. Dear Paddy, Many thanks for your prompt response! The main reason I was considering this route because of the fact (based on the feedback from this forum) that I do not have enough donor supply to restore a long hair style. Even if I go with your suggestions of 'best shot' utilizing the maximum donor supply, I think I will still not be able to achieve a 'full hair' look (and I beg to be wrong in this case). I also think that (based on the feedback from people around me) I do not look that bad with my current short hairstyle. So what I was aiming for an improved less bald look with a receded hairline that would give a decent frame to my face. And because of the the number of hairs extracted from the scalp are less, the scarring would be less allowing me to keep the short hairstyle. And may be even use SMP to tone down whatever scar I may end up with.
  12. Dear Forum Members, After years of walking around the issue, I have decided to go for an FUE surgery to address my NW6 pattern baldness. One of the options I am considering is to get low density FUE with SMP considering I have been buzz-cutting my hair for more than 8 years now. What would you think of a very low density FUE hair transplant with like 100 - 200 grafts in the hairline and mid-scalp to have a thicker, better and more realistic hairline and even less grafts for the crown zone like 15 grafts/cm^2 ? Then get an SMP to improve the look. Any response would be greatly appreciated; Thank you in advance. Link to my Profile pictures
  13. Thank you for your comments Dr. Glenn. I am very much aware of this situation. Some of the forum members stayed back after the surgery (in the same area/country) for post-op/care by the clinics for a week or so. I am considering this as an option. -Josh
  14. Thank You Paddy! I think we are on the same in terms of approaching it in multiple steps. -Josh
  15. Hi LaserCap, Thank you for your comments and suggestions. Please find the requested photo attached; hope this helps. I also wanted to get your opinion on a small FUE with SMP considering I have been buzz-cutting my hair for more than 8 years now. What would you think of a very low density FUE hair transplant with like 100 - 200 grafts in the hairline and mid-scalp to have a thicker, better and more realistic hairline and even less grafts for the crown zone like 15 grafts/cm^2 ? Would it give the illusion of less bald? So a person could potentially have a 4000-4500-5000 grafts all over the head, let the hair grow 2-3 mm and have a better illusion and a darker head that would appear hairy enough. Josh
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