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About Panamera13

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    United States
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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 V A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men

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  1. I have been dermarolling for almost 10 months with no change...I use 1mm roller. Am I doing something wrong?
  2. When i was looking up FIN side effect and then a poll was created, it clearly showed it's NOT 2 percent who have side effects. It's more like 50%. I personally had side effect and they're gone after I stopped. I just use Rogaine in morning/Lipogaine Shampoo/Azelaic Acid at night and Laser cap every other day. If my hair stays, great. If not, still ok, FIN for me was never worth it. Also, when you search other forums, there are grown healthy men crying about PFS...that's why I stopped taking it.
  3. OP - Post pics that are in normal/low light so we can see the comparison
  4. Thx a lot for the detailed reply Dr Ferreira. I wish all the consultations were a bit more technical where they talk about donor area and density vs required area & density. Some of my consultations were you will 2500 grafts and it will cost XXX. When asked about density/area to be filled, which zones to be filled, it was told it can only be answered once you're here on appointment day. I'll look at Dr Lorenzo as well now. If you know of any cases similar to mine (diffused + high norwood), please do share. Also, you mentioned that I have a lot of miniaturization, would it be worth spending on PRP + ACELL. It's around 2500 USD here for one session. One last question for you: Can you tell me which norwood I am. I see many patients like me classified as 5, 5A, 6. Curious to see what you think. Thx a lot for your time.
  5. Bump; please comment. H&W - Not too much communication; no way to contact doc directly. Rahal - Does the harline design and incisions only, everything else done my techs. Asmed - Too many grafts, not sure how to think of it, does to "over-harvest"? Any prior patients who can comment. Diep - Didn't like his hair line design. What other surgeons should I be looking at?
  6. I have to rule out Diep after seeing this hairline design. Forget about density, hair placement etc....the basic hairline design is pretty bad like it's designed by a 4 year old. I feel bad for FrontalHT12. I can go to India and Turkey and get a better one for 4K USD. Any other suggestions for my hair loss pattern other than H&W/Rahal?
  7. Thx a lot! That's exactly my question for this forum - please give me names of doc who are excellent for high norwood/diffused FUE. I'll lookup Dr Diep, I believe @Melvin-Moderator went to him as well for one of his procedures.
  8. I'm 40 now. I'm ok with having multiple procedures in future if needed and If I have donor left. So, the question again - For my type of diffused + advanced hair loss - Which doc should I choose?
  9. I do 1mm micro-needling too once per week, use Lipogaine Shampoo, Azelaic Acid in night and Lipogaine Minox in morning. I also have a laser cap....ALL this hasn't really done much so far. I stopped FIN because if side effects. PRP is one thing I have been thinking about. So, HT is the only way forward now I guess and I'm lost which one to chose for my pattern.
  10. CosmoKramer -Can you share your thread link; would love to see your journey/pics. Thx Melvin - Yes, I asked Rahal and they did share a similar pic; it wasn't exactly like mine though. H&W just said verbally and they barley spend anytime on the consult (5 min consult)
  11. Yes Melvin; I'm scared of the scar and want to avoid it completely.
  12. Hello All, I have had 3 consults so far: H&W, Rahal and Bhatti (Darling Buds). All three docs suggested they can get 2500-3500 grafts. Continuing with my research, came across ASMED in Turkey and he has HIGH number of cases (in the results section of his website) with 5000+ FUE Grafts. He also mentions use of custom blades and punches which are 0.6mm/0.7mm. Everyone else I have spoken to uses 0.8mm. Ignoring price/location - is ASMED better than H&W for my case.Why is that ASMED has too many cases of 5000+ FUE while other docs barely have any (they do but exceptions). I'm going to book a consult with ASMED but can you please guide me if it's worth going to ASMED. I'm tired of searching/re-searching since I just end up with more names and they all look good on paper. So, for my case - High norwood diffused - Which is the best doc to go to leaving aside money/location? My expectations are realistic - get front face framed nicely and leave the crown.
  13. I'm a diffused thinner NW6, please make a thread and share pics. I'd be highly thankful to you.
  14. I was on FIN 7 days a week, then changed it to alternate days and then finally stopped. Libido and firmness back to normal after 1 month. Now, I apply Minox in Morning and Azelaic Acid in evening and Laser cap every other day; hair loss seems to be getting under control. Not new growth but under control it seems.