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About baldlivesmatter

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Jim Harris
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men

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  1. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    ^^^this guy tinders! Yeah, not going to Dorsia for a first date with someone I've never met lol. Thursday is a drink at a local dive bar, Sunday is coffee. But I am hiding something! lol Can't use concealer for tomorrow as still within 2 week post surgery window (I know, probably fine--but no way am I gonna risk it). Will consider concealer for Sunday but tbh, I'd way rather err on the side of caution. Plenty of fish in the sea (especially if the plugs grow in nicely).
  2. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    I'm just gonna wear a hat. If she asks me to take it off I'll jokingly accuse her of trying to undress me on the first date lol. Gotta be prepared.
  3. baldlivesmatter

    How Did You Guys Deal With Hair Loss Psychologically?

    Did you get a transplant? Or are you looking to get one? Unfortunately the whole: "shave head, get really buff, be a badass" doesn't really work for everyone.
  4. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Saving that for pillow talk
  5. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    I think this is an often overlooked point and one worth repeating as I've noticed similar benefits in my professional life. I know in another thread you made the comment that people don't think twice about buying a $15-20K car but treat a hair transplant like it's a luxury expense only afforded to rich people, rather than an investment in oneself. In my case, the confidence I had from my "full head of hair" (largely Dermatch and Toppik smoke and mirrors) allowed me to push much harder during a recent salary negotiation at work because I was confident enough to interview other places and leverage offers against each other. I ended up getting over a 20% raise which more than paid for my procedure. If we simply define anything that can or will provide future income as an asset I think there's a strong case to be made for a hair transplant being an investment in an income-generating asset rather than a luxury expense. Not to mention all the other, non-financial benefits that a hair transplant has (e.g., more confidence in social settings, better dating options, etc.) Rant over.
  6. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Haha I bet you're loving that swipe life with your new mop! Better invite Dr. Diep to your wedding lol. I was going to hold off on dates for a few weeks but this girl matched and opened me on bumble so it wasn't really an option to delay cuz of the 24 hour limit thing. Feel like these apps would be awful for a NW4+. Whales and single moms only.
  7. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Day 12 update Boyos, Overall I think I'm healing quite well. Still a bit more redness than I would like, especially in the donor, but lessening each day. Been applying the ointment 3x/day (to the donor only) per the post-op instructions, eating a high protein/high vegetable diet, and taking biotin each day so hoping these are helping. Went out today without a hat (not purposefully, just forgot it) and no one seemed to notice/care so I think it's at least passable at this point (i.e., maybe a second glance here and there but not much more than that). Hoping for big improvements by next Monday when I'm back at the office. Also, have a date Thursday and a really fucking hot date this weekend so big improvements by then would also be very welcome. Donor (soft lighting) Donor (harsh lighting) Recipient
  8. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Also, not to completely derail the "your donor is fucked" circle jerk,but I was watching the Wolf of Wall Street this weekend and noticed that Dicaprio's hairline is also asymmetrical despite being his natural hairline. Further, corroborates Melvin's earlier point (though in a less exaggerated picture).
  9. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Appreciate the response Melvin. I definitely think hearing Dr. Diep's reasoning would help resolve this discussion. I've also reached out to the clinic via email with a link to this thread so hopefully he can chime in regarding the methodology.
  10. baldlivesmatter

    Turning 40, Finasteride, and Dr. Konior

    Looks amazing! Assuming you can pass for late 20's early 30's with that mop. Keep fighting the good fight!
  11. baldlivesmatter

    Hairloss Concealers

    Anyone have experience using concealer on their donor area post an FUE procedure? Or similarly on an approximately 1/2 guard buzz cut?
  12. baldlivesmatter

    Hairloss Concealers

  13. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Yeah, not sure i'm thrilled about it either...
  14. baldlivesmatter

    1300 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Alright guys, here are the 8 day post-op pictures. At this point, I am allowed to resume normal hair washing. The donor still looks more red than I would like so I'm hoping this subsides in the next week or so before I return to work. Otherwise, I'll need to try to disguise it with some dermatch. Anyone have any advice on speeding up this process? I also decided to take some biotin for the next few weeks with the hope that it will help speed up the hair growth.