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About kirkland

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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?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood VI
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Extra Strength for Men

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  1. I second this. Don't be casual in making this decision. A mistake can lead to lasting damage, as I have unfortunately realized.
  2. I had SMP done with a clinic which uses Milena Lardi pigments and technology with the owner trained by Milena Lardi in Milan. I felt comfortable with his knowledge and expertise and I know he has done outstanding work in New York. I had done research into SMP before deciding on this clinic so what I feel is important to note is the quality of the pigments (are they metal-based or plant-based); what is the max depth of the needle into the epidermis (should not go deeper than 0.5 mm); how experienced is the tech? If you can see a person who has had the SMP done in person by the tech, that is bes
  3. There was one mitigating factor that likely contributed to my outcome: sunburn. When I went for the treatment, I had a sunburned scalp after just having come from vacation. It was ill-advised for me to have the treatment in that condition and it most likely led to the trauma from the treatment. Make sure you don't make the same mistake I did and you should be fine but please make sure that the tech/clinic/tools are all above board.
  4. My skin is sensitive and prone to redness. Likely the trauma from the needles caused the blood vessels to expand creating inflammation. The vessels never returned to their original size. This is what is known as Post-Inflammatory Erythema or PIE.
  5. Because the treatment itself caused a permanent red blush to my skin that still has not gone away
  6. No - that doesn't seem to be the study. This study deals with age-related changes to hair not esthetic changes due to hairloss.
  7. So, no, this is not going to be a self-experiment. I read a HT surgeon reference a study done in the 1980's where a doctor pulled out 50% of the hair on one side of a non-balding man's head to see if it was evident by the eye-test that this man had suffered hairloss. Supposedly, independent observers could see no difference in density from one side to the other. Does anyone know of this study? I have been trying to find it on the net but to no avail.
  8. Great result! Looks like above-average donor area and likely lots of doubles and triples for that quality of coverage with under 4k grafts. The area above the nape of your neck looks thinned out. Not sure if it is the haircut or if you have shock loss in that area.
  9. I guess I don't spend enough time on here to see this streak of negativity. I've always found most posts that I've read to be generally respectful and for that reason, I use this site as my primary source of information on HT's. I've definitely been on other sites where threads get derailed quickly by the same mouth-breathers over and over. Glad we have someone who won't let it get that bad.
  10. Sweden is trending in the wrong direction. Now they are adding restrictions to deal with the growing problem. If you want to look at successful interventions, Singapore and China (yes, China) have a better handle on the situation. In the West, the only way to go is with mandatory masks in public settings and wider testing capacity. The vaccine next year can't come soon enough.
  11. A recent poll showed the majority of Canadians did not want to open the border to America. We'd like to think that we have the virus under better control than our American neighbours but our soaring numbers in Toronto are disproving that notion.
  12. Not for Canadians, either. They have significant travel restrictions. You can apply for a medical visa but our consulate will not consider a HT procedure within those guidelines.
  13. I'm not fearful of catching COVID - I likely have already caught it given that I continued to work throughout the lockdown early this year as an essential worker. India is in lockdown and, given the gravity of the spread of the virus there, it likely won't be open to international travellers like myself or @JohnAC71 until at least January, if not later. There is a fear narrative that pushes the seriousness of the virus beyond what is reasonable but I did have two friends lose their older loved ones because of the disease.
  14. I will definitely be posting my journey. Of all of the boards and forums I have been on over the years, this is the one that I trust the most. I hope to give back to new members what I was most able to get from here - hope.
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