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About maxgraft

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    FL

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 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III Vertex
  • 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?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Glenn Charles
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men
    Laser Therapy or Comb
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. Really solid result Dr. Charles. Did the patient stay on 1mg daily finasteride and LLLT for the entire year after his surgery to attain these results?
  2. Studies indicate that 0.25mg provides about 80-90% of the full benefit when compared to anything else above it. In fact, 0.05mg would give the same impact. This tells me that the limiting agent is the testosterone enzyme in the blood serum which is part of the plasma. Therefore there is an excess amount of finasteride resides in our plasma. In order to prevent excessive build up, I chose the 0.25mg. The best thing to do is to check your testosterone % in serum and testosterone/DHT ratio before taking it and then after to ensure its still in the safe zone. I think all of my side effects were simply the nocebo effect. I have read one too many horror stories and it psyched me out. Even if they were accurate representations, or not, I simply stopped taking it after a few weeks; even though I suspect everything was fine physically and moreso general anxiety about the "what if." See this link for the study I mentioned https://www.hairguard.com/finasteride-dosages/
  3. How old were you when you had your first transplant? Have you continued to lose native hairs in other areas such as it traveling to your crown? you certainly have a fantastic donor density so Im sure doing more procedures wont be an issue for you.
  4. Very nice results. Are you on finasteride? rogaine? laser?
  5. Many of the FUT scars one sees now are from procedures done 30 years ago. Its much better now You'll likely need over 2000+ grafts. In my opinion FUE is not a good option for you. I did my first FUT 3 weeks ago (i'll be doing a write at some point in the future). The scar is pencil thin already. There are multiple reasons as to why I chose FUT. 1) Surface area of scarring is much much smaller compared to FUE 2) Maximizes the yield of grafts that will take hold much higher than FUE 3) If you hair keeps falling out, you can more easily do a 2nd or possibly 3rd procedure in the same scar 4) Less likely to over harvest compared to FUE area which can be an awful outcome If you choose FUT, make sure that the surgeon is aware and incredibly experienced in doing a trichophytic closure of the scar. I'll share pictures of my closure in the near future. This will allow hair to grow through the scar and will make it blend in much better. FUE is the buzzword in hair transplantation, but not everyone is a good candidate. Check out this presentation...
  6. Hey Kaliber, do you have any updated pictures since you did this?
  7. Anyone on fin at 0.25mg successfully? Study show there is a non-statistically significant difference between 0.05mg and 1mg in term of reducing serum dht and scalp dht levels. see link below... https://tophairlosstreatments.com/best-finasteride-dose-hair-loss/ so anyone?
  8. Anyone on 0.25mg successfully? Many studies show there is a non-statistical significant difference between 0.2mg and up.
  9. Does anyone in this forum take both of these successfully? If so, for how long? and what doses? What type of SSRI? If I recall correctly, SSRI have side effects of hair loss. I’ve been told there is no interaction between them by pharmacist. However, I know both have side effects in libido and ED. Being on SSRI for 15 years, I am ok with where my Libido is. Just not sure of taking two drugs with these side effects together for different purposes. Although I don’t believe a combination of the two lead to a super anti-libido drug, but would need a biochemist too and that one potentially I am also aware of the nocebo effect. That may occur as well and can make it difficult for those undergoing this phenomena to determine if it’s physical or psychological.
  10. In your signature it says finasteride 1.25 mg daily since by 2014. If that’s not the case anymore? Why stop now suddenly?
  11. Maybe I’m more of a Norwood IIIv at my current state. Again I’m 35. What do you guys think?
  12. I looked at it and got it but never took it and I probably won’t. I do have hairmax laser band and rogaine. My biggest concern is my hair continues to drop out and then I only have patches where the hair came in. I can’t buzz cause of my fut scar. Not sure what the option becomes....more hair transplants or hair removal where I put in the new grafts and then SMP the fut scar and then buzz or shave it...I guess.... is it true that if you start early your hair loss will stop early? I’m hoping at 35 mine has stabilized.... Any of you guys take DHT a locker natural medicines like saw palmetto? I’ve read this can also have similar side effects to finasteride?? I don’t want to take medicine for cosmetic purposes but natural remedies I would consider. Thoughts??
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