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About PrtScrn

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Patchy or Total Hair Loss (Alopecia Areata)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood I
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)

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  1. Actually, the blurry focus makes it hard to discern anything. What sort of camera did you use in this day & age that made them that blurry? Dim light? On this general topic, I've had hairs pull out cleanly with little effort at 10 days post-op FUE, and the tiny bulb indicated that the actual papilla was probably OK (the part that will later regrow a new hair). Shock-loss has also been used to describe those hairs coming out easily while the productive base cells stay intact.
  2. I'll resist replying to you again, but not because you've made any real points, having ignored the obvious photos of lossy donor areas twice now. A sure mark of someone who's inventing reality is simplistic one-line replies to detailed questions. Online you have the option of simply ignoring points, but they still exist. In person I'd keep asking you to look at those photos and explain what "EXACTLY" the same before & after means. Get real. I'm not going to spend big money knowing I'll potentially lose more hair than I'll gain in a cosmetically acceptable way. I think people are wise t
  3. That would be my next step if other avenues don't stop the loss. I can find no complaints about Dr. G. so far. Dr. F. has a number of 5-star reviews that look questionable, considering that results can take many months. He's only been in official business for about a year. Might be a good doctor but time is proof.
  4. I'm a douche for siding with logic and evidence? I didn't expect that reaction! If you hadn't used the word "EXACTLY" I'd give you credibility. Those removed hairs took up volume which is now filled by nothing but air. Unless one applies a volumizing agent, the hair will inevitably look thinner or lay flatter in the donor region. It may be acceptable to some but can't look "exactly" the same, especially when close-cropped where the gaps have less to hide them. You have nothing to say about the photo links I posted. Why is that? It's obviously a lossy process. Even with the FUT (strip) meth
  5. Look at these clearings in the "forest." Even fully grown out that's got to be less dense. I am a critical thinker and can't be fooled with anecdotes. http://www.vinciscalppigmentation.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/fue-scarring.jpg http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5243dccde4b08fd9e4fc92ef/t/54b935c4e4b06e38ad5dbdde/1421424091475/ http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/hair_transplant_photos/Dr_Rahal/hair-transplantation-photo-impo-donor-172682_1.jpg (2617 donor sites, similar to yours)
  6. I find "EXACTLY" to be illogical. I've seen photos of FUE voids and scars. Unless hair magically takes up no space there has to be some density loss. There are about 90k-140k hairs on the typical human head, depending on color and ethnicity. You had maybe 3% of them removed from a significantly smaller area than the whole scalp, making it a larger percentage loss relative to the donor area. If you have before/after photos, let's see them.
  7. I had a limited consultation with Fallon and found him personable and apparently competent, but somehow a little hasty to pluck and tuck. Just a bit on the slick side but not in an untrustworthy way. He may undercut Gabel by 10%-20% depending on the procedure. I called Gabel's office and talked to a vivacious woman who seemed genuinely enthused about the practice but also a bit of an over-talker. I know he has a good rep. but there always seems to be a sales component. Gabel himself seems hard to reach on purpose or just overly busy. It makes me wonder how many of these decisions are based
  8. Part of me wants to give the new kid on the block a fair chance (while saving money) though that might be a big gamble. I guess no doctor gets a reputation without a number of years passing and a few guinea pigs. This seems like a field where the skill difference could be stark. This forum seems to mainly acknowledge world famous ones who merit plane trips.I just wonder if time in practice matters as much as inborn artistic skill - and good techs, also. Does anyone know how long a HT doctor can last if they bungle X percent of cases? Would a mediocre one be history in just a few years? I m
  9. True, no doubt, but the newer doc is less costly, at least for some procedures, and that's significant for me. I'm not getting a major enough procedure to warrant over $3k (ballpark). If anyone tried Fallon long enough ago to post conclusions, please do. I understand a year is adequate for some cases to see full results.
  10. Gabel must not make significant mistakes, as he does have a solid rep. Fallon seems competent in consultation but it's hard to find a track record as the practice only began last July. Something about his demeanor seemed a little rushed but I don't have much to compare to and it could have been a busy day. I want someone who's all about the details. Another concern is that "techs" do most of the actual implanting. If a doctor is good and the techs aren't, it puts you at risk. I've yet to see reviews of techs by name and don't know how often they come and go.
  11. Does anyone have direct experience with Dr. Troy Fallon, who runs a relatively new hair transplant practice in Tigard, OR? He is on my list of best cost/benefit value so far, but I have no hard info. I see only 5-star Yelp reviews and mistrust giddy testimonials. His practice is so new that full outcomes may not be known. One review claimed he was "hands down the best hair restoration doctor nationwide." Based on how many experiences with other doctors? Have any of his patients been through at least 6 months of waiting for regrowth? I understand even a year could be needed, based on staggered
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