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jjsrader last won the day on August 18 2018

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About jjsrader

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Alan Feller
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Dr. Suneet Soni
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam
    Laser Therapy or Comb
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. Why bother w/a scrip' Just order from thailandpharmacy.net in 5mg or 10mg pills of oral minox. Start w/2.5mg a day - split 'em up or whatever. Way cheaper.
  2. I use 440 diodes from overmachogrande Custom made. About 1.4K
  3. Yea I know that. Still - open borders and all. In-country pricing should be in local currency regardless of citizenship. Penalizes against US methinks. Imagine you are selling services that are non-essential (discretionary) in any country & you charge different people different rates based on where they were born and what currency you decide is best. Ahahaha! I stand by my post. It's a fact. End of. Do I care - somewhat. What can I do about it? Nothing. I wired my USD $$ to my last surgeon at the rates he quoted me USD vs his local currency. Just a moneygrab for the same services rendered. I'm in finance so to me it is not a balanced transaction. Just my opinion.
  4. It's simple. H&W basically take advantage of non-Canadian consumers. If they were completely transparent they would let US customers exchange to Canadian and pay them in their own currency. It's a money grab as Canadian Dollar has rarely been on 'par w/USD in 30 years. Some years the Canadian Dollar is nearly 50% cheaper than usd (USD/CAD). As Americans - we pay a premium.
  5. Oral minox & dut are best suited for mid-scalp/vertex/crown area for stabilization and/or slight regrowth. Frontal hairline is hard to stabilize if you are losing it steadily. Can slow it down perhaps slightly - but it's not noted for the ability to regrow frontal hairline or just behind it.
  6. Regardless then - top notch result for sure. For such a small area - it's a one & done.
  7. Bottom line; it's plastic surgery. Most plastic surgery is a great way to get botched. I've had many surgeries (nose/chin/hair) - I would tell most men in their 20's to forget about all of it. It's a big risk. IF you are going that route you must go to the very most experienced surgeons w/the best reputations & consistency. Usually that means big bucks. So be it. If you can't afford it you are simply not a candidate. Most U.S. guys would be best not going outside N. America. You could travel to the 2-4 most qualified surgeons you could personally visit for 3K or so in total travel costs over the course of say 18 months to 2 years before making a completely informed decision. If you consider you'll have your hair restoration surgery results for 30 to 40 years - the cost in the long term is a non factor if you have a job and know how to budget long term. Frankly, to learn how to live as a balding guy into your early 30's (when your hairloss pattern is showing long term) is an exercise in how to be a man in a world of superficiality. You would be better served building up other areas of your strengths whilst dealing w/a natural condition shared by at least 50% to 80% of your peers as they get older. Guess what - when you are 30 or 35 years old you might just say - nah. Plastic surgery isn't for me & you go on and live your life. 99.99%+ of men do just that. And they are no different than you. Having written that - it wasn't for me. It's my self loathing and cynical nature. YMMV
  8. Bolton bundles (large multi-follicular units consisting of 6-12 hairs) compressed into slit grafts. For the LAZY surgeon who won't use microscopes to properly dissect ALL follicular units into their natural groupings. Way too expensive & won't even consider FUE. He likes those easy 5 hour surgeries. On his pricing page - it's all based on FINANCING your procedure. Guy's a chump. But I'm sure he's pulling in a respectable 300K+ per year in Lauderdale.
  9. Nope. Shapiro can do a few FUT's with you and all of his techniques are state of the art. If you are comfortable with them - go for it.
  10. The average plasma half-life in man is 4.2 hours. That's for oral minox.
  11. Yea I know. I agree & plan on finishing my hair restoration with them as well. I was just being dramatic w/my examples.
  12. You got very high growth rate. That's a good thing for your 1st surgery. Still - I see too many multi-hair grafts in your very frontal hairline zone. I thought Asmed techs were trimming and inspecting grafts under a microscope? Nope. Prob' the microscopes are just for show. No way they are looking microscopically w/high magnification at each graft and trimming down or looking at 1 haired grafts that have another hair dormant within the follicular unit under magnification. But as long as you are pleased w/your result that is all that matters. I don't see the ultra-refined hairline that I think Asmed is capable of - but he's not that involved intra-surgery. That written I don't think many layperson's on the street would even notice what we are all obsessed with. Enjoy your bouffant! Although your pre-transplant combover was kinda' hypnotic actually and quite unique!
  13. Okay - oral minox has a lifespan of like 8 hours - so space it out I guess. I think the 1/2 life of oral minox is 4.25 hours.
  14. Would like to see the FUE extraction zone on this one if you got it. 35K USD right there. That's like 4 boob jobs and 7 nose jobs! 😆 It just seems unreal in terms of pricing! 4500 FUT would be 17.5K USD This patient's ratio of 2 hair and 3-4 hair grafts to 1 hair grafts must be in the 3rd standard deviation of patients. OR w/a 1st FUE one can really cherry pick higher graft follicular units whilst still keeping the spacing really spread out. I am going to get scar revision via FUT w/H&W (1000K grafts) probably summertime w/Dr. Wong (had a consult w/their rep in Toronto Feb '19). Regardless of my reluctance to finish my hair restoration career w/ the more expensive FUE - I'll probably end up going w/H&W for FUE as well. Love their work - gotta' reach deep into the wallet though. It's that damn Canadian markup!!! Ha! Us Americans don't even get the 30% exchange rate reduction. $1 USD equals $1.30 CAD
  15. If you take oral minox - DROP topical minox (overkill). Seriously. Systemic absorption w/oral is WAY more effective. Start low at 2.5mg or 5mg per day - or even 1.25mg per day. Thailandpharmacy.net has good prices on 5mg and 10mg oral. Takes awhile to get your order (2.5 to 3 weeks) & you have to do it w/Western Union or Moneygram or bitcoin or altcoin- but they are very very reliable.