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About john1972

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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 A

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Raghu Reddy

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  1. A test procedure would be a long winded approach and there would be other variables of course, but I think it could reduce some of the variables as in the below HT after extracting some grafts via FUE it was deemed not to be a viable approach and FUT was the correct route. Some of the reasons Dr Rahal office stated someone might not be viable for FUE... “-hair follicle fragility risking too much damage when extracting” “-too much tethering and long follicles. so you have to go deeper with the punch and possible create traction damage to a fragile follicles.” “-too much splaying of the follicles, so you will end up transecting one of the follicles (unless you use a larger punch (not ideal)” “-very mushy type of tissue” “the above are just few reasons off the top of my head, that can make a patient not a candidate for FUE, and then the choice is to either do strip or do nothing.”
  2. Hi, I was wondering about your hair thickness (not the density)...
  3. Hi, is your hair thickness above average? There is a huge difference in punch size between the two doctors and it does seem the first HT the extractions have gone outside the safe zone on the sides how old are you? The punch sizes seem to be around the same size as in the below thread.
  4. Hi Payam, After reading through your thread I believe Dr Konoir would be the best option for you and I believe you should let Dr Konoir make the choice between FUT and FUE after looking in person at your hair. If Fue was chosen and after extracting a few grafts, If it became apparently at that stage FUT would be a better option then surgery could then be switched to FUT hopefully. I really feel you should let your scalp heal and not undertake another surgery for as long as possible leaving it at least another couple of years or more; but get an in person consultation in a year or two, so you know where you are for your own peace of mind. Wishing you well and I don’t think your situation is as bad as you feel it is, I really believe your HT will improve over the coming months; as for me the thickening of the hairs and then the more natural appearance of the hairs after 8 months made a huge difference (putting aside the doubles and triples you say are in the hairline). But given your starting point and 2600 grafts used on just the front I understand your concerns but hang in there. Where you mentioned about “going slow” “being meticulous” and “doing things over two days” I had 2150 grafts on a bald head and my HT was booked in from the start for two full 9 hour days which I was glad about, as an example on the first day of my HT my doctor started to implant hairs to the hairline and elsewhere, but after some incisions I was bleeding more than normal (due to my body’s make up) on the hairline, on the second day the bleeding was normal on the hairline.
  5. I think it might be helpful if a photo collage of two photos were added for ease... 1) a pre op photo... 2) a post op photo in the position / same room, showing the same angle and area of the head, same lighting, same hair style, post op photo to match pre op etc... Best of luck...
  6. OP thank you for posting your results and details of your HT, this has further cemented my original thoughts on my strategy to never touch any my of crown at any stage even if it dipped down. I sort of did the opposite to you and went from the front going back to the mid scalp, this has just highlighted I am so greatful I did it this way round; my starting point was a lot worse than yours as I was slick bald up front and I keep reading on here how the crown can swallow a huge amount of grafts.
  7. Hi there, I had my HT will Dr Reddy last year and could not be happier with my results and the whole process; also Dr Reddy team who assist him are also amazing the same team have been with him for 8 to 10 years. Nothing is rushed they take there time and get things perfect first time round, I had no swelling, the donor area healed super quick and incredibly well, redness went quick also. Doctor Reddy wasn’t cheap but when I looked at things, I had 2150 over two full days they took there time and got things perfect (could of rushed me out in half the time). Best of luck...
  8. Hi Stephen, I’m unsure of your age and your potential future hair loss situation, but I would be very careful and think long and hard before jumping into another HT so soon at your age, as you have a very low hairline now and there will be scar tissue from the first HT (not like adding grafts into a virgin scalp). To meet your expectations on density (if that’s even possible given how your first transplant went) what will you need going on your first transplant of nearly 3000 grafts? To meet your expectations will you need another 1000 or more likely another 2000 more grafts? As there is no 100 percent guarantee with any surgery no matter who the surgeon is and as are body’s make up can sometimes also affect the outcome I would be really careful. I am a newbie and not experienced in Hair Transplants at all; but common sense told me to write the above and I am trying to help here, I truly am and I really wish you the best so please don’t take what I have said above the wrong way (I understand your really not happy with things, but you could have another transplant that you have booked and there is a very small chance things could get worse or not much better, plus these extra grafts might be better used somewhere else later in life). Kind regards...
  9. Hi There, I was in you shoes just over a year ago and I'm 46 and had less up top in the front and mid scalp, I am over the moon with how things went for me and I think my hair looks similar to yours with my untrained eye. Best of luck with your decision...
  10. I started on finasteride before my transplant just after my initial appointment with Dr Reddy last year and started minoxidil after my transplant...
  11. Hi, Yes use both finasteride and minoxidil... I go between the two shampoos and use once a day or once every two days and works well for me...
  12. Thank you... Your right it might be logical but not practical for everyone, for me if I thought it might help the end goal it wouldn’t bother me doing a 100 or 200 grafts as a test run and waiting a year; being a high Norwood for a long time I was used to having no hair. After reading on here I’ve learnt how precious grafts are and how important it is to get it right first time round.
  13. Hi jj50712, These are the two shampoos I liked the best...
  14. I believe it’s because Dr Reddy was recommended to me and after meeting him I felt completely at ease he is a gent; also knowing Dr Reddy had the same team for nearly ten years and knowing they would be helping with my surgery was also very reassuring.