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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

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

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  1. What are the benefits believed to be Melvin? The Dermatologist that has been doing some research on this subject is based in a neighbouring city and so I've been considering an appointment. Is the oral version supposed to be more effective than the topical? I flicked through a research paper online but it seemed inconclusive. The argument seemed to be that the oral was an option for people that couldn't tolerate topical, rather than a more effective alternative? Don't get me wrong, I hate topical minox and I would love to switch to the oral version if it was proven (even anecdotally) to be mor
  2. Outstanding result!! Well done mate. I think your crown is a home run.
  3. This thread is really helpful Gasthoerer. I'm planning a hairline repair and possible crown procedure with Dr Feriduni and I'd love to see your results. I'm thinking my graft needs will be similar as well. Any chance you could PM me with some pics? I've got a couple of additional questions if you have time.
  4. I hear ya Melvin, and your advice is sound. I'm looking for a balance. I come from a part of the world where my country's dollar doesn't go as far as the US dollar or Euro and so cost unfortunately matters.
  5. This is all very helpful, so HLC is a good option??? I always said I wouldn't cut corners and compromise quality for price but unfortunately price is a factor. I always thought I'd go with ASMED for a second procedure but donor conservation is important to me and it doesn't seem to be the "home run" it used to be. I'm very interested in a procedure with Dr Bisanga but I'd like to keep my options open. If I can get more for less, why not? Is HLC considered a good option? Any disasters I should be concerned about? I've been impressed with what I've seen online and although I haven't read a
  6. Thanks Rolandas! Your progress looks awesome by the way. Your result will be a life changer!!
  7. I hear ya Rolandas, thank you. I’m taking everyone’s advice, conserving grafts and focusing on addressing my crown and the area behind the hairline. I’d like to get this done and just move on with my life and I’m wondering, from a preventative perspective, can docs place grafts between hairs to reinforce an area or do they prefer to wait until balding/recession is significant? The area behind my hairline has hair, but it isn’t as think at the mid scalp. Would a doc go in between my hair to reinforce?
  8. Thanks for these replies. They’re really helpful. My mid scalp is okay but the area behind my hairline and the crown could use work. I’ll upload some pics tonight, but generally speaking what is a normal number for that patch behind the hairline? My head is small to medium size? Can docs implant between existing hairs or do they just plant wherever if the exisiting hairs are miniaturising?
  9. Hello everyone, After a successful procedure in 2017 to fix my hairline I have decided to address the rest of my head. I’m interested to know what the current thinking is? I know it comes down to personal preference, but I’d like to know what the experts recommend to be the best approach to maximising “bang for your buck” given that the donor supply is limited. I’m guessing I’ve got maybe 4000 to 5000 left. Maybe less, I don’t really know. I’d always wanted to be able to slick my hair back Donald Draper style but even after my HT I still feel my hairline is too high. One side is noti
  10. Melvin, can you tell me anything about BHR Athens? Is it possible to have work done by Dr Bisanga there, and is it cheaper than in Belgium? I could be completely wrong but I stumbled upon a thread that mentioned 2.5 euros per graft?
  11. I’m sold on Dr Bisanga!! I don’t think I have huge donor numbers in the bank and so someone that will manage my available and also gives me piece of mind with their good track record would be great. I’ll see what he says. I’m guessing the right doc can give me what I’m hoping for with about 1500.
  12. Okay, I’ll make contact with Dr Bisanga’s team and see how things go. Possibly I can go with slightly lower grafts and it can still be within my price range. I’m still waiting to hear from Dr Feriduni and it’s been a while. Just so I’m clear, is Dr Pekiner with HLC?
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