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About HCH

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United Arab Emirates
  • State
    AL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    None

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  1. I got your point bro, i am just trying to show you the difference between each set of pics at different length. All these pics are taken within a period of 45 days except the old set in 2017. I think the best way is to do a density test. See below my pics today after hair cut. If you notice i have some white hairs above my ears and on the back which makes my hair looks patchy at certain angles. Anyway, i will try to consult the Doctors you have mentioned and see their recommendation.
  2. Thanks guys for your help. Actually, i have consulted many doctors including Konior who assessed my case based on the below pics. Definitely i am not thinking to touch my crown as it will need at least 2000 grafts and my priority is my hairline and and frontal area. I am still looking to do a lab test for my donor density but it's hard to trust any local clinic here. Maybe i should go to India or Turkey for a week to check it and so a face to face consultation. Unfortunately, i can't afford going to Europe as it will cost me a fortune. I have been reading a lot about SMP, i guess it needs a lot of maintenance and daily grooming. Not sure also if it suits me as i never shaved my head. Do you recommend such treatment ? Dr Konior : You have an advanced pattern and your restoration will be limited by donor supply as your needs surpass graft availability in the donor region. Understand that surgery will not halt the progression of male pattern hair loss, meaning that your preexisting hair will continue to thin despite any hair restoration procedure. I believe that it is important for you to consider using minoxidil and finasteride if you hope to maintain your current hair population. You may want to try non-surgical means for up to one year prior to surgery in order to determine if there will be stabilization or possibly density enhancement. Your short hair style will require you to use FUE harvesting as a strip harvest could potentially leave a visible scar in the donor area. Your donor area looks average and should have perhaps 3000 grafts available for a first session. I would need to know more details as to your goals, i.e. desired hairline location, thoughts on the current frontal and midscalp density, and your thoughts about the crown. One should opt for the most conservative restoration possible when supply is limited. This equates to maintaining a high hairline, prioritizing density in the front half of the scalp, and avoiding or limiting graft placement in the crown"
  3. I wish so Phil it's 4 or 5 i guess. Btw, Dr. Bhatti told me first that my donor doesn't look good and then i sent him the below photo and he advised me the following: "Sorry for that. On the contrary the donor is lush and hairs are thick as seen in the pictures. You will need a staged procedure for the best result. In the first- 3500 scalp grafts for the hairline, and mid-scalp. After 6 months the crown area shall be covered with 1800-2000 scalp grafts. Both will be single day procedures." Also, i have consulted Dr. Bansal who recommended a mix of scalp and beard HT but after doing a video call she suggested 2500 to 3000 for the front and mid only. A reassessment will be done after 4 months of using medicines. The only 2 doctors who rejected my case are Erdogan and Lorenzo, i am so worried as HT is my only option left
  4. Hello guys, I just took these pics today before my hair cut and would like to know your thoughts. I am still on minoxidil (twice a day) & Finasteride (alternative days) and added micro-needling 1.5 mm (once a week).
  5. Agree with you but honestly if you see his results you would be really surprised. Also he's one of the few Doctors here who takes 1 patient /day. In fact i have also consulted Dr. Devroye 2 years ago (see below his recommendation). he draws a very conservative hairline roughly at the same position. "The thinning areas (1 to 5) represent an important surface. Probably it would be better to limit the transplant from the area 1 to 4. If you use to wear your hair short, as on your pictures, I recommend you the FUE technique. With this technique, in one day we are able to reach from 1700 to 2000 grafts. It would be possible to plan two days of surgeries or one day an half to reach 3000 grafts for example. With the FUT technique we could transfer more grafts in one day, depending on the quality and the density of FU on your donor area, we perhaps could place more than 3000 grafts. So, with this technique we could be able to cover the vertex (zone 5) as well, even if we do not want to reach the maximal density. To preserve the existing hair the only solution should be to use minoxidil and/or finasteride. You are welcome to our clinic in Brussels for a consultation so I will be able to make a more precise diagnostic. The consultation is free, and lasts about one hour. If you need any other information do not hesitate to contact me and I could also call you by phone. Best regards, Dr Devroye"
  6. Thanks Dr for your time and valuable advise. According to my Doctor, he can do up to 3500 grafts in one session. So his plan is to focus on the front and mid scalp and then try to work on the crown with whatever grafts left. He's expecting to implant around 7500 hairs. What makes me step back from his plan is the hairline design which is a bit aggressive (maybe 2 cm below my existing one). Something similar to the attached pic including the temples. I don't think 2000 or 2500 grafts can cover this huge area (see Dr. Erdogan plan in 2017). Appreciate your honest recommendation.
  7. Hi bro, i really appreciate your advise. Currently i am trying to use medicines and see how it goes. Definitely, i am not going to consider HT unless my hair loss stabilize. I have seen some patients with BHT but not really convinced about it especially that the hair caliber and texture makes it look unnatural. Worst case scenario, i will buzz my hair and live with it.
  8. Thanks bro for your honest advise and yes i am so happy to hear Dr. Glenn opinion I just wanna mention that Dr. Erdogan and Lorenzo recommendations are based on pictures and not in person consultation. Dr. Erdogan 2 years back suggested 6000 grafts FUE with a bit lower hairline but i wasn't really convinced as i don't believe any Dr. can harvest more than 3000 grafts in one session from the donor safe zone. Back to your comment about my assertion about my donor, i am just trying to say that the comparison between my donor 2 years back and now doesn't help for assessment as the hair length makes a huge difference. i am thinking to keep my hair grow a little more and then reevaluate. Doctors here will do a proper test only when you book for a surgery. My last consultation was even paid and when i asked the Dr. for the exact density he said it will take long time to test and need tattooing which can be done only before the surgery. Honestly it's like a fish market here.
  9. Thanks all for your advice, much appreciated. Actually, I have been exploring the HT option for 3 years and have consulted many Doctors in Europe, Turkey & Middle East but still hesitant to proceed. Everyone suggested a different treatment plan (FUE/ FUT/ FUE + FUT) except Erdogan and Lorenzo who refused my case due to donor hair instability. As i noticed, my donor density looks good when my hair grows up to 5 or 6 cm (as you can see in my 2017 pics) while it looks thin when i cut my hair very short. Now after long research, i started using Minoxidil 5% twice a day and Finasteride 1 mg on alternative days (trying the microneedling also is not a bad idea as Cosmo advised). This will help me determine the effect of the medicines in case i decided to go for HT in future. I am not really focusing on my crown and not sure if i can lower my hairline as my donor will be depleted assuming that it's very weak. Now my main worry is my donor density and unfortunately all the Doctors who i have consulted here don't do a proper test to provide you the exact density %. They just say it's average. Is this approach makes sense? what do you think about my donor density?
  10. Hi Guys, I just had a face to face consultation with one of the best Doctors here in UAE. He suggested a 2200 grafts to restore the hairline and 1000 for the crown. Of course the medical treatment (Fin + Monox) is very essential in my case as this is the only way to maintain the existing hair and prevent future hair loss. The donor hair is average but he can easily extract 3000 to 3500 in one session without over harvesting the safe zone. Basically, i have seen 3 patients who did their procedures with the same Doctor and it looks like they got a good result after 1 year. Not sure how things will go after 3 or 4 years. I need your opinion guys as i am really confused especially that two surgeons advised that i am not suitable for a hair transplant based on my donor hair pictures. I have posted 2 sets of pics (1st in 2019 & 2nd in 2017).
  11. Hi Guys, I just had a face to face consultation with one of the best Doctors here in UAE. He suggested a 2000 grafts to restore the hairline and 1000 for the crown. Of course the medical treatment (Fin + Monox) is very essential in my case as this is the only way to maintain the existing hair and prevent future hair loss. The donor hair is average but he can easily extract 3000 to 3500 in one session without over harvesting the safe zone. Basically, i have seen 3 patients who did their procedures with the same Doctor and it looks like they got a good result after 1 year. Not sure how things will go after 3 or 4 years. I need your opinion guys as i am really confused especially that two surgeons advised that i am not suitable for a hair transplant based on my donor hair pics.
  12. you are the the only one saying my donor is weak and very limited. I will go for a face to face consultation and check my hair density first. thanks for your assistance.
  13. Hi Legend, many thanks for your feedback. I am just looking to build my hairline and have some coverage in the middle. As i quoted to Melvin, i am not comfortable going with FUT as i want to keep an option for buzz or shave head in future. Do you think going for 3000 to 3500 grafts is wise at this stage and doesn't make a significant change cosmetically? Any recommendation for an experienced Doc in Asia?
  14. Thanks Melvin, i get your point but i don't think my hair loss was too progressive for the last 3 years. If you noticed my hair style is very short now that's why you see the difference. Going for FUT is a real concern for me as i am looking to keep an option for buzz or shaved head. If i can have a well designed hairline with decent coverage in the middle that would be fine for me. Definitely i wouldn't touch my crown for now as i need to manage the use of my donor hair efficiently. Previously, Dr. Erdogan (top surgeon in Turkey) suggested 6000 grafts FUE but i am not really convinced with his plan. Do you think going for 3000 to 3500 grafts is wise at this stage and doesn't make a significant change cosmetically?
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