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About ThinninOut23

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

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

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  1. The only pre-ops I got are gonna be at the beginning of this thread. I need to look through some photos and try and find those pre-ops.
  2. Sorry guys and gals, I got a little behind on the updates as I no longer really think about my hair!! Thanks Dr. Cooley!! I had a strip procedure and I cut my hair down to a number 2 on sides and about an inch on top for all ya'll to see and this is how I tend to wear it now. So everyone who is terrified of the strip procedure should take time to research as much as possible. However, I am a good healer with minimal scarring not to take away from the skill of Dr. Cooley at all. I took these photos outside in very harsh light to try and be as honest and upfront with my results as possible as I hate the "indoor darker lighting" that is used in a lot of after photos. These photos look overly harsh and not what my hair looks like in a normal setting but I am once again going for absolute clarity for anyone looking to make this decision to have this procedure done. I will attach one photo that is from an indoor front hairline shot to compare to the outside shot. Here ya GO! [/img] [/img]
  3. 8 MONTH UPDATE!!!! Hey Guys, As I have been trying to do, I am posting some 8 month update photos. I am a little late this time because I honestly don't think about my hair much anymore. I could not be happier with my results and the worry of my thinning hair has truly begun to completely slip my mind these days. I know I still have a ways to go till FULL results but I am so happy and grateful to Dr. Cooley and his staff. As always I tried to take these photos in OVERLY HARSH light to try and show as true and clear a result as I can. In normal lighting my friends make comments about how thick my hair looks compared to what I use to be rocking less than a year ago. I honestly can say I look atlas 5 years younger. Here ya go with some updated pics! Side note, the sides are at a 3.5 buzz cut. [/img] [/img]
  4. 7 MONTH UPDATE Afternoon all, Here are my 7 month photos for an update. The progress has been amazing so far and can not wait for the final result in December this year, but I will keep the updates coming monthly. As always I took these in DIRECT sunlight as harsh a condition as I can and one hairline photo in my house in what I would call 'normal" lighting. For your enjoyment here they are!!! Cooley is truly an artist! [/img] [/img]
  5. Hey Bencar, I had a transplant done almost 7 months ago with Dr. Cooley in NC and could not be happier with my results. If you are wanting the hair you had at 16 back those expectations are going to be a little outta the realm of reality. However, good coverage to give back a good cosmetic result is obtainable and I am so happy I moved forward and had the procedure done. I had a FUT and would not take it back no matter what. I look younger and got back the hair I had lost and the self esteem I lost with it. It's a hard thing to take for some folks and I decided to act, and wish I had done it sooner. Use this forum as a research center as I did and do not let location affect your decision. I traveled a long distance for Dr. Cooley to do my procedure. I have many posts on my progress on this forum and feel free to look it up. Feel free to even message and ask members questions you have, it is a great group on this site. Good Luck!
  6. Quick update, traveling for work and a few coworkers I haven't seen in 6months couldn't stop asking about my hair and how young I look now. My thinning in the front aged me beyond my years. I am only 6 months out and can't wait to see the one year result! Thanks to Cooley and The Gang!
  7. Afternoon ALL my HT folks, I wanted to post some 6 month pre-op FUT updates that I had done with Dr. Cooley on 12/8/15. I have tried to keep this as up to date and consistent as possible to try and help out any folks thinking about making a decision on getting a HT. I TOOK THESE IN AS HARSH A LIGHT AS POSSIBLE. In my case that is the Louisiana sun cooking you alive at about 90 with no mercy!! I also took one shot in doors so the difference in lighting on hair density can be shown. I am honestly ecstatic with my results so far as I was blessed, thanks to my mom, with very fine blonde hair. My friends and family at just 6 months can't believe the difference and how much younger I look. I am very open with people about my procedure and if anyone has questions feel free to ask. Cooley is an amazing surgeon, and I owe him and his staff so much thanks. As for the FUT scar it is a non issue, no one can see it. I even try pointing it out to people and they still can't see it. One pic looks like you can see it on the side, but I honestly didn't comb my hair so what ya see is what ya get. Also the sides are a number 2.5 clipper!!!!! I went short and wanted to see what I can get away with for you guys who are looking at FUT. However, I am a good healer and have always been that way with cuts, scraps and surgical procedures. Now Pictures!!!! [/img] [/img] [/img] Thanks so much, G
  8. Yeah, the waiting is the worst part, but it WILL come!!!! I try not to think about it and just really remember it when my calendar goes off to put up a new update. These forums are the best place to see real results and help guide people's choices. I wanted to give back to the community that helped me so much with my decision on which HT doctor. Hopefully my posts can help someone else who is struggling with hair loss and what to do about it.
  9. I understand where you are coming from my man. I am 30 and just had my first HT, and I can honestly say I could not be happier that I did it! It takes time and I am just 5 months post op. I already have more hair than I did when I was in my early 20's. Do ALOT of research and make a choice from who you feel is best and this site as a resource. Feel free to look at my posts on here, I have a lot of pics and update photos with my progress. It is your decision and a very important one. You only get one chance to live, so do it with confidence!!! Be that bald and proud or a head of transplanted hair! Good luck!
  10. 5 MONTH UPDATE! Hey Guys, Here are a few shots at 5 months. I took them in my bathroom that has 4 lights and is pretty harsh environment when it comes to lighting. I wanted to do that to try and get the best representation of how my hair looks currently. Sorry, its messy been out all day today with the yard chores. My FUT strip scar can't been seen even at a number 3 clipper. I will likely go shorter next haircut and post it up!! I think once the last bit of pink is gone, I can go to a number 2 and the scar will still be undetectable. Thanks! [/img] [/img] [/img] Here is a wet shot, with my hair slicked back as a good comparison to my first post op photo to see the change so far in just 5 months!!
  11. Hey JR,Looks like u have quite a few graphs! What was you number break down?
  12. Congrats!! I had a procedure with Dr. Cooley on Dec 8th and am currently about 4.5 months out. You are in great hands I had an FUT as well. Cooley and his staff are a class act and really one of the elite in hair transplantation. So many people worry about the scar with FUT and I can honestly say mine is hard to find now not long post op. My advice is just take it easy for the first couple days, binge watch some Netflix. I have pics posted also on the forum is you look up my user info and thread posts. Good luck, great choice, and happy growing! Be patient with it! Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions.
  13. 4 MONTH UPDATE! Alright guys, here are a few updated shots at 4 months post op FUT with Dr. Cooley. I have blonde fine hair naturally and the hair growing in as of now is very fine and hard to get great shots of. Here are some status updates for everyone to take a look at. My scar from the FUT is almost undetectable and will likely be completely impossible to find in a few more months. I am planning to buzz my head down to a number 3 all over in a few more weeks and I will post shots then also. I took these in as harsh a light as I could also. [/img] [/img]