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About TakingThePlunge

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    FL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Tejinder Bhatti
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Foam
    Nizoral Shampoo

Hair Loss Story

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Your Hair Loss Story

I probably first noticed my hairline receding around 19 or 20. I was devastated since it was the eighties and I had some pretty cool, super-long heavy metal hair. I was sure I'd be a cue ball by age 25. Fortunately for me, while I quickly developed a mature hairline that I was very self conscious about, the rest of my hair remained thick and no one could tell since it was so long.

About the age of 25 I cut my hair short and it still looked great. It hung in there pretty well through the rest of my twenties and early thirties and I was pretty happy with it until about 35 when I started losing most of my front third and my crown thinned a bit. At that point I buzzed it down pretty tight for the next few years since there was not too much I could do with it anymore.

At the age of 40 I decided enough was enough and scheduled my first HT. Although that first procedure failed to deliver the expected yield, it had a very positive impact on my appearance and convinced me that hair transplantation was the right choice for me. On April 26, 2010 I went back for HT #2 in order to lower my hairline and fill in the low density areas. I'm confident that this second procedure will provide the results I'm looking for.

On February 23, 2015 at the age of 46 I had my third hair transplant. This time it was follicular unit extraction (FUE) with Dr. Tejinder Bhatti of Chandigarh, India. See my hair loss blog to follow my progress.

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