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About spamdoozle

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning on Top only (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 Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Victor Hasson
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)

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  1. Yeah, it's pretty remarkable. Toppik is the reason I don't feel a huge need to get another HT. As long as I can get coverage like that I'm good.
  2. Here are some photos of what my hair looks like with Toppik applied. To an untrained eye, it really looks like I have a lot of hair for a middle-aged man. And for the purposes of comparison, I cut my own hair with clippers and made sure my hair was the same length in all photos on this thread.
  3. To answer your questions, tofuparty: - Is this considered normal after 4 years? Each individual's hair loss is unique. The amount of hair lost in 4 years for one man might take 40 years for another. You can't project one's future hair loss on the experience of someone else. - How much of a role did stress play in my subsequent hair loss? Impossible to say exactly. Though I am certain it has advanced the hair loss beyond what it would have been. The last two years I have experience a trifecta of life-changing family issues, major business issues and major legal issues. - What will it look like in 5-6 years? Who knows? Stay tuned I am certain it will look better than it would had I not had the procedure. If it looks really bad in 5 years then I can always have another HT. But even if I don't have another I will be grateful for the added years of hair the procedure bought me. Would I do it all again if I had the chance? Yes! Like I said, with a few shakes of Toppik I can have the appearance of a full head of hair. This is not something I was able to do prior to the procedure as I had lost virtually all of my hairline. I look better now in my 40s than I did in my late 20's when my hairloss was becoming very apparent.
  4. It's been about 4 years and 4 months since I had my procedure with Dr Hasson. I quit taking meds about 3 years ago. Below are my current photos. All conditions are the same (hair length, freshly washed, no product) except the lighting. We have since moved and these pictures are taken in our new bathroom. I feel like I may have lost some in the crown area but the difference in lighting makes it hard to say. The past two years have been hands down the most stressful of my life so I was quite nervous to take these most recent photos. I thought there surely would be greater hairloss but overall I am very pleased! When I stumble across old photos of myself I can't believe the difference. All it takes now is a few shakes of Toppik and I have the appearance of a full head of hair!
  5. Good questions. The lion's share of the grafts obviously went to the forehead. I believe the breakdown was roughly 3500 up front and 1000 in the crown area. The bridge of existing hair across the middle (between the forehead and crown) was left untouched. Here is a photo from 1 week out.
  6. I had a hair transplant with Dr Hasson about 8-9 months ago. He transplanted about 4500 grafts and placed them on my forehead and crown. Before and after pics are attached. It is hard for me to be impartial as I have obviously watched this transformation take place over a slow, gradual amount of time. I am curious what kind of objective feedback others could provide. Only my wife is aware that I had the procedure. I work from home and was able to hide myself away during the healing process. Nobody has said anything to me about having had a procedure. Most of my family know I have been using meds for many years and I just assume they think the meds are working wonders! Needless to say, by keeping this under wraps I have had very little feedback so this is part of why I am reaching out. Also, I would like to offer any support and answer any questions others may have if they are in a similar circumstance as me. All photos were taken with similar hair lengths and with freshly washed hair (no thickeners or products in hair at all) and under the same lighting.
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