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Everything posted by Panamera13

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. I'm a diffused thinner NW6, please make a thread and share pics. I'd be highly thankful to you.
  8. 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.
  9. Please share pics and don't get disheartened. Don't even bring words like killing yourself to mind. All these things can be fixed by the right doctor/method. Post pics and people here will guide you.
  10. I didn't know H&W learned the trade from Erdogan. My question is - should I go to the student (and pay more) and go to the master (and pay less). I'm NW6/ Diffused. Who is better for diffused thinning? As of now, I'm inclined to Rahal (very good info in cosult with density number etc) and cheaper than H&W.
  11. The more I read this thread, the more I'm sh*t scared. I have itchy scalp and some red bumps here and there and I use Clobex spray twice a week along with all other regular stuff. The thought of scalp biopsy came to mind but I didn't do it because of the scar in the bald shiny scalp. Now I'm thinking I should do a biopsy or take the risk of having a failed HT.
  12. OP - I replied to your post on Nov 18, way before this thread got a little heated. I have same/more hair loss than you and one thing I have learned from my consults is you won't get full density ever if you spread out the grafts. Rahal quoted me 2500-3000 just in frontal third and hairline. So, when I'm done with an HT with Rahal (hopefully), I'll still have a pretty bald head in the mid scalp and crown region. Where you probably went wrong was "spreading" out your grafts vs just focusing on Hairline + Frontal Third + Midscalp. When you go for a correction, which should be at least one year away, don't do the same mistake of spreading out. Just focus on front and leave the crown.
  13. Some university etc (with no skin in the game aka HT Industry) should've come up with some sort of cloning of hair follicles. They cloned a whole animal in 90's...20 yrs later still nothing on hair follicles. There's a lot of money to be made for who ever invents it vs continuing with status quo.
  14. I spoke with an HnW rep and it was barely a 5 min call..we charge this much, you will need this many grafts...let me know when to schedule. Is it possible to have a call directly with doc? On the other hand, Rahal consult was also with a rep but more detailed and in the end they send a pdf detailing what portion they will cover and with what density. OP - You're young for an HT; can you some pics?
  15. Get ripped abs in just 6 days...this formula is so famous, it sold out within 5 mins of the initial launch. On a side note, I stopped Fin 6 weeks ago and little brother is doing great and firmness back to good old days.
  16. I have been on this forum for sometime now and have been looking at the websites of top surgeons pretty much regularly and I still see same old pre/post pics. They should really update their website. The best website IMO is still H&W since you can filter by NW/Surgeon/FUE vs FUT...while most surgeons just have pics and you keep scrolling to find your type.
  17. I checked this with Rahal at my online consult and they said no need to color grey hair prior to HT.
  18. All the docs I have spoken to say they're very good with diffused and I can get about 2500-3500 grafts. They all have great reputation so how do I differentiate which one to chose other than price/location?
  19. Actually when you first posted your pic, I had the same question - Too much area to cover, not enough donor. It's not the doc's fault to be honest, it's supply and demand. You had two choices - Either cover the front region with proper density and leave the midscalp and crown OR go over the entire area (which you chose). If you grow your hair out it should still give you a better look than before. And if you use some hair fibers, it will give an even better look. Best of luck!!
  20. Which other surgeons should I look at other than Bhatti/H&W and Rahal. Infact - another question - who do I chose b/w H & W Who has done more diffused surgeries? I was told I would need 3000-3500 over two days....all in one shot...but you had three diff sugeries. So, I'm a little confused. Should I go for 1500 in the hairline and frontal third and then in a year tackle midscalp. I don't think I have enough for crown so I'll just use caboki.
  21. Great post especially for me.....I'm diffused. So far, had consultation with HW and Batti...both said around 3000 FUE should make me look decent. Have another one with Rahal soon.
  22. In general it is 800-1100 per treatment and you need 3 in one year. If you book/pay for all three together it's 2400-3000. Mcgrath (houston/austin) offers ACELL+ PRP for 5000/5500 that's only once per year. Another doc (recommended on this forum) charges 3200 for one year without ACELL but they use "more" blood per treatment. Anyway, seems expensive for a relatively simple procedure. The cost of PRP machine is less than 1000 LOL and it's applied by a non-doc/non-nurse.