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elicochin

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About elicochin

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    India
  • State
    AL

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 V
  • 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. I am 52 year old Norwood6 considering an FUE transplant to restore my hairline and Temporal points along with some moderate coverage on the frontal/top scalp behind hairline. I was quoted a total of 5000 grafts to restore a receded and age appropriate hairline. About half of 5000 grafts would come from my beard considering the limited scalp donor supply. I would like to know the pros and cons of harvesting beard grafts in terms of transplant success rate and donor scarring. I would like to hear from the members who have gone thorough a similar HT. Regards,
  2. Hi @harin Very excited and encouraged to read your HT journey which is nothing short of a fairy-tale. It's also very timely because I am currently considering Eugenix in India. I am 52 so looking for an age appropriate receded hairline with an option to wear hair short if possible. Dr. Arika Bansal has been very helpful in discussing options. She thinks my donor looks good and can yield 1500 - 1800 grafts and beard can yield another 3500 grafts with a total of 3500 - 3800 combined grafts. Suggested recipient Breakdown below (two days procedure): Temporal points: 180 to 200 each side...approx. 400 totals Hairline: approx. 400 Frontal scalp behind hairline...approx. 1500 Midscalp: Rest of the grafts...approx. 1600 Any suggestion and opinion based on your experience will be greatly appreciated. I also welcome comments from other valuable members on this forum. Link to my situation below: Thank you.
  3. Dear all, Many thanks for your responses. As a next step I am going to reach out few surgeons recommended here. Mostly in India, Turkey and here in the US. I would like to ask you what are the top 5/10 questions I should seek answers to. I think someone else may have asked this before and I do not want to duplicate it. If anyone has come across a similar topic/question, kindly share the link. Thanks for your support
  4. Thanks Melvin for the response and going straight to the point 😊
  5. Melvin, One more question, how much of shock-loss I should expect realistically from whatever hair is left on my mid-scalp?
  6. Spex, I am here in Washington DC, Please let me know when the US dates are believable. Thanks.
  7. Hi Mephesto, Thanks for your response. I would like to maintain the buzz-cut style knowing that I may not have enough donor supply for a long hairstyle.
  8. Melvin, my thinking is inline with your's. I am well aware of the the inadequate donor supply so I would settle with buzzcut which I have been doing for the last 10 years or so. I would do FUE to get a mature harline/temples with light converge on midscalp/crown and then SMP to improve the appearance on midscalp and crown. Based on your experience, how much hair I can expect to harvest in a conservative fashion?
  9. Thank you Melvin! Are you saying that I should do FUE along with SMP or just SMP; please clarify.
  10. Thank you JohnCasper! What was your expectations about restoring crown hair and how did work out for you in terms of coverage.
  11. Hello Everyone, I wanted to check in with the helpful folks here for some advice as I start my hair restoration journey. I'm 52, although my hair loss began around 25. I think I'm now a NW6, although my hair loss/balding has been stable for the last 10 years or so. I've never taken any hair loss medication of any kind ever. I have been trimming (never liked the shaven look) for the last 10 years or so. These pictures are very recent. I have been lurking around this forum for the last 5 years and never really gotten serious about it until now. I have also began researching FUE options and surgeons based in the US and in India. Most importantly I would like to get some real-life feedback from this forum and I think it will give me final boost I am looking for. As you can see I have some hair left on my top, but my crown is completely empty. I also came across the Scalp Micro Pigmentation and was very encouraged to see some of the results combined with FUE. I understand that I can't expect to have anything close to a NW2 again, but I would be satisfied with light-moderate density all over, at which time I could buzz it down and add SMP for additional volume. I would like to have a mature hair line and temple areas with light coverage on the crown. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am tired of my current look and would like to do everything I can to change it in a logical and sensible way. Questions and advises I am looking for: Am I a Nor-wood 5 or 6? I am looking for an age appropriate hairline so What can I expect from FUE in my current state? Can I get a FUE without taking any medicines? what are the pros and Cons? Your thoughts on combining FUE with SMP (may be a year later) Inputs on surgeons who does all the procedures themselves vs. surgeons who let their technicians do most of the work Setting expectations for long hair vs trimmed look with my situation Any other suggestions/information that I should know before taking the plunge Many Thanks
  12. Hello Everyone, I wanted to check in with the helpful folks here for some advice as I start my hair restoration journey. I'm 52, although my hair loss began around 25. I think I'm now a NW6, although my hair loss/balding has been stable for the last 10 years or so. I've never taken any hair loss medication of any kind ever. I have been trimming (never liked the shaven look) for the last 10 years or so. These pictures are very recent. I have been lurking around this forum for the last 5 years and never really gotten serious about it until now. I have also began researching FUE options and surgeons based in the US and in India. Most importantly I would like to get some real-life feedback from this forum and I think it will give me final boost I am looking for. As you can see I have some hair left on my top, but my crown is completely empty. I also came across the Scalp Micro Pigmentation and was very encouraged to see some of the results combined with FUE. I understand that I can't expect to have anything close to a NW2 again, but I would be satisfied with light-moderate density all over, at which time I could buzz it down and add SMP for additional volume. I would like to have a mature hair line and temple areas with light coverage on the crown. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am tired of my current look and would like to do everything I can to change it in a logical and sensible way. Questions and advises I am looking for: Am I a Nor-wood 5 or 6? I am looking for an age appropriate hairline so What can I expect from FUE in my current state? Can I get a FUE without taking any medicines? what are the pros and Cons? Your thoughts on combining FUE with SMP (may be a year later) Inputs on surgeons who does all the procedures themselves vs. surgeons who let their technicians do most of the work Setting expectations for long hair vs trimmed look with my situation Any other suggestions/information that I should know before taking the plunge Many Thanks
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