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About jonathande

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?

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  1. Hi, I looking to make a FUE this summer despite the shut down. However, I wonder which ones that may be available. I just talked to ASMED hair transplant which will be closed. Does anyone of you have any ideas on where to go? Best regards
  2. Hi, Thanks for the tips - looks interesting and will commence my research on this clinique. Interesting - haven't fully dig into all the reviews yet but if he has gone that profit-maximizing road which many surgeons eventually do and thereby fallen in quality he will definitely be out of scope. What other docs are performing unshaven FUE that you recommend me looking up?
  3. Nokia made Cellphones even longer.... Sorry, but I work in a business (management consulting areas including hospitals) where I analyze human production/quality output every day and is my job to establish process to improve/minimize this. Just because someone or process has worked - there is no indication that they will continue to do so. Keeping quality consistent is a bit more complex than just experience of a single surgeon in his profession. It requires processes, standards and so on. And often it diminish with the pressure for decreased marginal cost for profits. To expect that a team of young nurses using motorized extraction to yield the same result as manually extracted/inserted grafts by an experienced surgeon is a nice dream - but just not the reality. You get what you pay for most often in this industry and Demirsoy is cheaper than other surgeons in Turkey - not because of charity but because he is using cheaper/more cost efficient processes including techniques, staff for extraction and other procedures. This is exactly what my point is.
  4. Hi, I performed my first hair transplant in 2016 with Dr Demirsoy and I wasn't very satisfied with the results (See link further below). Years have passed and I finally feel the need to to another HT but this time - I am considering Long hair fue to just fill my crown and make it thicker. You learn a lot doing your first HT and some aspects I have learnt is to pay more careful attention to technique being used (The devil lies in the details) for a successful HT. Here are some principles: Basically - I am considering 500-1000 grafts in crown Manual extraction (NOT MOTORIZED LIKE DEMIRSOY) Not trying to accomplish to many grafts in one session (nurses/surgeon get tired -> sloppy - > bad results) Long Hair FUE preferably - Being shaved and having a funny hair cut for 6-8 months is a large part of your life.. Thus, I look for recommendation on surgeon with or nearly 100% satsifactory rate, manual extraction and possible capable of long hair FUE. For now - I am considering ASMED Surgical Medical Center which both offers long hair fue and manual extraction plus extremely good reviews. I am up to travel anywhere in the world but it all comes down to value for money. See my old post here: )
  5. First of all. Thank you for all feedback! Lots of comments here. So to answer all of them I will try to summarize some answers. 1. Why am I not happy with the treatment As you can see in the photos. Some parts of crown had very low density now resulting in a small ”bald spor”. In my opinion, this is sloppy when inserting the graft as it should have been more densely packed in this area. It had nothing to do with further hairloss. It’s rather the result of poor cosmetic design or fallacy in the surgery procedure. 2. Have I lost more hair post surgery? I wouldnt say so. Not only because I have been on minoxidil and finasteride but also because there is no sign on further hair loss such as in the front area for instance, which has completly stopped years back. However, it can very well be so that the general quality of my entire hair has deteriorated somewhat. 3. Really only one bad case? First of all, it is not true as I have seen other cases for 3 years ago. However, I have no doubt that the majority of Demirsoy’s clients are happy with the results. But, hair transplantation is an extremly large investment - not only due to cost but maybe more so due to social isolation, painful procedure and the risks associated with it. In this aspect, me personally would like to minimize the risk of getting a result I am not satisfied with. Also, definitely minimize the risk of wasting pressures grafts. I think you are not as likely to post a review of a bad result because majority of us wants confirmation and kudos. Simple psychological phenomenas. Therefor, I have no ideas if other have had similar experiences - maybe not - maybe so. However, it is important to explain my reasoning but to allow others to make their judgement.
  6. Sadly not as I lost my phone with all photos without back up. Yes, bummer. Just be careful with the choice of doctor. I will do a new hair transplant but will do my due diligence this time.
  7. There are a couple of more but yes, if you are dissatisfied is not likely that you share and just like hairloss, a bad result is something you dont want to think of. Probably a way big number but who are not to eager to share. Took me also 3 years to share after all. However, altough I felt the the graft were misplaced only few days after, I wanted to give an honest opinion if posted online and therefor wanted to give it some time. I have been inte contact with demirsoy assistant for 1 year ago, he was claiming it was all about hair loss but as you can see , it was actually big bald spots already from the beginning. Apprently his nurses may not have had the focus during my surgery or graft died due to bad processes. The learning from this is that u get what you pay for, but if I had the money, is not worth to save even 50% of cost from going to a more reputable surgeon with consistent results.
  8. Transplanted hair should not be sensibel to hairloss. But yes, I am on propecia and minoxidil once a day.
  9. Hi, I did my operation i August 2016 and which was a decision that truly changed my life to the better. After discussion with Demirsoy, he recommended 3000 grafts and ensured me it was enough to get my crown completly filled. 3 years has now passed and I am not supersatisfied with the results. It seems like some areas were neglected and had that impression almost immediatley after the surgery. I wish I had gone with a more experienced surgeon and will be more careful with research next time. Before operation: 1 year update 2 years: 3 years
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