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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

    1700 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Ask and ye shall receive I wouldn't necessarily say untouched, but I think it's healing well and encouraging for 2 months post-op. Right (closer) Left (untouched side) Back Back 2 Back 3
  2. baldlivesmatter

    1700 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Got a haircut today on the donor area only. Given the interest in the donor area and the extraction pattern figured I'd post a pic. This is exactly 2 months (to the day) at a 2 guard.
  3. Odd timing on the proposal, but congratulations nonetheless!
  4. baldlivesmatter

    1700 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    2 Month update Ugly duckling phase is no joke. I shaved my head weekly with a 0 guard for my first procedure so it wasn't as tough but this time I've just been letting it grow as I've read some claims of hair clippers damaging grafts. Even though Dr. Diep says it's fine after 2 weeks, i'm erring on the side of caution. Currently looks like shit though. Caboki still looks a little powderey in the hair, due to lack of length and density. I wore it to the gym today and I think it was passable but not great. Probably give it another week or so before wearing it into the office. Also added minoxidil around week 5 to help speed up the growth and have been taking biotin since about week 2 post-op. Seeing little sprouts but not sure if they're transplanted hair or just shock loss hair growing back. Front Overhead Overhead 2 Donor
  5. baldlivesmatter

    1700 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Hey Guys, Noticed a few pimples, which I believe is a sign of hairs trying to push through to the surface. Does anyone know if this is what these pimples are? No real growth yet. Will post full update pics at 2 months.
  6. Donor is looking great! Looks like Raker's good luck wishes came to fruition
  7. baldlivesmatter

    Which Hair Loss Concealer is The Best

    Just ordered some Caboki boyos! Free offer through a youtube commercial, just have to pay shipping. Will report back.
  8. Ha, I see you've read my thread! TBH, it may still look rough at 3 weeks post-op returning to work but I'm about 6 weeks and the donor is not too noticeable. I would imagine that if there were really issues with how Diep does extractions then enough people would've complained over his 14 year career and he would've changed his style. As for the weed, maybe try vaping it instead of smoking? My understanding is that smoke of any kind reduces blood flow, which can hinder healing, but I think you'd avoid that issue with vaping.
  9. Hi Shera, Appreciate the well thought out response. I think you made some good points but noted a few points that need to be clarified. Yes, all the time. Not sure if this is unique to the U.S., though I suspect you're feigning ignorance to prove a point, but yes 100% refunds are a customary thing--especially in the case a good or service doesn't perform how you expected. As an example, I returned a laptop charger last week for the simple fact that I changed my mind about wanting it. Full refund. A more similar comparison would be buying a new car--which comes with an explicit multi-year warranty and often buyback provisions that guarantee the resale price. An exact comparable situation would be the dozens of ethical doctors (especially the ones recommended on this site) who stand by their work and offer 100% refunds in the case of poor growth. Check out Legend's recent HT with Dr. Hasson where Dr. Hasson put it in writing that Legend could get a refund if growth didn't meet or exceed 90%. A bold move by the doc, but he's an awesome doctor so why would he need to be a pussy when it comes to the likelihood of a successful result? https://www.hairrestorationnetwork.com/topic/52968-legends-ht-with-h-n-w-2500-fue/ Also, the use of the word "quite" in "not quite up to our expectations" is disingenuous when referring to the dog shit result this patient got. Should a patient be penalized for factors out of his/her control? If the patient doesn't follow post-op instructions that's one thing, but to just generally blame the patient's physiology seems like a lazy way to avoid taking responsibility. If the doctor decided the patient was physiologically fit to undergo the procedure then the doctor should also take some responsibility if that turns out to be an error of judgment. I've never seen post-op instructions that say "avoid stress for the next year". Obviously avoiding stress during recovery is a good thing, but the idea that it materially affects a patient's results should be backed by some kind of evidence if it's going to be used as a valid argument. Again, I think you're feigning ignorance on this. Is it really that confusing why a patient would not want to undergo a procedure with a doctor that already produced a bad result on them? Even if it's the best doctor in the world, something about that procedure by that doctor did not work for that specific patient. Maybe it was the punch size, use or lack of use of PRP/Amniofill/A-Cell, or something completely different. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Not sure why this is a hard concept for you to grasp. Ultimately--I'm not saying that the clinic should necessarily give the patient a full refund (though I think that would be a good gesture), but the idea that the patient should assume all of the risk for a procedure turning out poorly is ridiculous. There should be some shared accountability.
  10. baldlivesmatter

    1700 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Decided to add it just on the transplant area. It looks pretty bad at this point so figured even if there was a shed, which doesn't seem to be the case yet, it wouldn't look much worse than it currently does and will likely speed up the ugly duckling phase.
  11. baldlivesmatter

    1700 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Yeah, according to this article she has a net worth of $360M, twice Brady's of $180M. Hopefully he never goes bald... https://www.elitedaily.com/p/what-is-gisele-bundchens-net-worth-she-makes-more-than-tom-brady-its-amazing-8011400
  12. baldlivesmatter

    1700 Grafts with Dr. Diep

    Anyone here use minoxidil post-transplant to speed up results? Dr. Diep said it was recommended and fine to use now at 5 weeks post-op. Anyone with experience on this? Hesitant in case it irritates the scalp...
  13. baldlivesmatter

    Which Hair Loss Concealer is The Best

    LOL. So sick of cleaning fibers off of my WHITE counter tops!
  14. "Accepting full responsibility" should include an offer of a refund. Why would the patient be required to trust the doc who gave him a bad result to fix it? Not throwing shade at Dr. Bhatti specifically, more of a general comment.