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JayLDD last won the day on May 25

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About JayLDD

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Koray Erdogan
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Laser Therapy or Comb
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. I know you mentioned once you would have preferred maybe more hair in those thin areas and not having done the temple points but in your side profile you literally went from 45 to 28. Maybe you lost a bit of weight too and that helps.
  2. "if the studies suggest that lower dosing still more or less reduces DHT levels by the same amount as a daily 1mg dose does, why would this miraculously reduce the chances of side effects, when its the reduction in DHT that causes these very side effects?! lol?" The problem is the system of variables which are effected by taking the drug are so diverse and understanding the effects of changing them individually are very difficult to test for, even if you could test for them the result might be different from person to person. It also might not simply be DHT reduction that causes side effe
  3. I was mildly concerned with side effects to begin with but thought it was unlikely they would occur, I took 0.25mg the entire time. In terms of DHT reduction the result between 0.25mg and 1mg is very similar, although the exact effect on side effects is unknown so I was hoping it would drastically lower the chances. For the first year I had absolutely no sides, in the first month of useage my sex drive went up drastically and my lifts went up fairly drastically overnight, almost in a way that was steroidal. Things leveled out after that. I can't remember the exact time span but after about 2
  4. You’re right, partly on the basis of the fact that I had finasteride sides and it became clearer over time that the early studies on the drug and the FDA trials were farcical from what I saw elsewhere. I think if you assume that they’re legitimate and the sides are genuinely in the range of 1-3% then the majority of patients can achieve their long term goals with FUE and finasteride. But as I said, I no longer am confident that those early studies are even remotely accurate in regards to side effects. So particularly for a younger patient that is probably going to lose a lot of hair and l
  5. I know they're no longer recommended here but realistically for FUE at this Norwood the only clinics getting anything close to full coverage via FUE are ASMED with Erdogan in Turkey as well as Lorenzo,arguably Couto although he tends to operate on patients without that level of loss and has at least 3 years on his waiting list. Bernstein is what I would consider to be part of an older, more conservative generation of surgeons that ultimately don't hold up to that present elite despite being important to the industries development. If you're a genuine NW6 your best bet would likely be to
  6. I'm going to be totally honest; avoid this surgeon and go elsewhere. Your donor looks terrible considering how many grafts you had. Why pay American prices for surgery if you're going to go to someone who is a nobody? The didn't implant enough grafts and left the state of your hair looking terrible and unnatural for at least a year. Its blatantly obvious from photos of your donor post-op and the design of the hairline that this is ultimately an amateur job. There are plenty of competent surgeons in the US, Bloxham and Konior for example, or Hasson in Canada are leagues above this. You sh
  7. I had my first transplant at 22 and it was absolutely the right decision. I ended up having to get off finasteride due to side effects but even that has not changed my considerations for the most part. The benefits massively outweigh the risks with a high-level surgeon. For someone in their early twenties I would likely recommend FUT to maximise graft numbers and suggest to anyone in that position to accept the scarring, for the vast majority a clinic like Hasson and Wong will leave you able to leave your back and sides relatively short regardless. ASMED for myself was a great choice althoug
  8. I place emphasize on this and think most would agree, it’s not merely about a U.K. tax, the surgeons there aren’t at the level of others including in Europe globally. The difference between even top surgeons is large. This is a serious surgical procedure, when saying you just want to improve your confidence you’re drastically oversimplifying what you’re engaging in. The hairline they drew would have quite made you a repair patient if they performed the surgery as such. If you are looking for confidence, then travel for a surgeon like Freitas in Spain who will most likely m
  9. Put in another vote for avoid this clinic like the plague and look elsewhere. This hairline is an absolute disaster and any clinic that even in consultation would consider this is worth avoiding. It can be lower and more youthful with less recession than some in this thread are posting, but your design is a female hairline. Look at hairline clinics like that of Dr. Freitas in Spain, if you have the money for a U.K. clinic then you have much better options. Perhaps too far to travel but Hasson in Canada does probably the most youthful and dense hairlines globally. This clinic doe
  10. No offense but photos of a hair transplant in this incredibly harsh bathroom lighting is worthless and only forces a bad looking result. My result would look terrible in this lighting too. Virtually 99% of hair transplant patients would have a bad result under this lighting. Take photos from slightly further away firstly as (almost) no one is going to ever see you from this close up, secondly only take photos in regular lighting as you'd have in the kitchen or sunlight, not directly under harsh bathroom light. I'm going to guess it would look decent for 5 months at a normal angle/di
  11. I personally experienced sides after using for more than 2 years also, prior to that noticed nothing at all. I used to recommend basically anyone get on the drug, a few negative experiences with Tinder girls and a period of continuing issues even in the few months after getting off is enough for me to say that the vast majority of people shouldn’t take it. I see less risk in a cheap transplant with a decent clinic like Cinik’s in Turkey than finasteride, and my sides weren’t even that bad compared to what others had. Id basically recommend everyone budget and account for a long term appro
  12. A rating wouldn't be fair and its disrespectful between surgeons. Different surgeons excel at different things. They should just cut the cord when they have specific examples like this that warrant it. "JayLDD, you have said, "I don't say this lightly, but I am 100% sure that if I trained for less than a month I could produce equivalent results". Really? Well, I wish it was so easy to become a doctor and a surgeon. So, going with that logic, if you train for 2 months, then you might be able to do a heart surgery or a brain surgery. Right? You are talking "lightly" about a Surgeo
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