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About Kelmf01

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. Yea, totally agree with you alex79 !
  2. Hi ThePeopleElbow, I do not use Rogaine. I had tried it prior to my HT for a week. However, it did not work for me. (It made my scalp feel oily & itchy). Also, I have a friend that used it for 6 months & in his case, because he did not stick with it long term, he lost more then he gained.
  3. Day 31. Majority of the grafts have fallen out. The ugly duckling stage officially here, attaching a few photo's from this morning & one from 10 days post OP:
  4. Great result bgt8087, thanks for sharing your story ! I had my FUE procedure with Dr Gabel on 11-14-2018... Currently in the ugly duckling stage, waiting for the hair to come back.. -Kelmf01
  5. Jj51702, I had a problem with scabs and scalp crust. (Bruising and dryness on scalp). Everyone gets this after any kind of bruising. Surgery brings such a reaction. I misread the post instructions to clean this up on my own. Dr Gabel came in on Thanksgiving to see me. He used a metal comb moving it carefully side to side and removed the troubled areas. Kelmf01
  6. Looking great Skeeter ! Congratulations ... 😊
  7. Three weeks post up, the little transplanted hairs did not continue to grow, but instead shedding has begun, I'm in the ugly duckling stage.. (Sucks, but I knew it could come) This is where the 3 month waiting begins & I say hello to my baseball hat. If anyone has a suggestion for a nice looking/feeling hat to wear to work let me know ? Will provide photo's in month or two.
  8. Nicely done BigCity and Congratulations ! Dr Gabel and all the ladies at the Gabel Center are great. (Aileen, Maria, Karina, and Emily) I had gotten mine done with Dr Gabel a few weeks before yours Kelmf01
  9. Day 8 Picture - Shaved 1 Guard with Dr Gabel at Gabel Center.
  10. Dr Gabel performed all the extractions and created all the slits. He and his technicians placed the grafts. After all was complete, Dr Gabel did a final walkthrough, moving things around, perfecting the work. This is one example why I feel he is an artist with a surgical instrument in hand vs a paint brush. -kelmf01
  11. Hello everyone, I want to thank the organizers for the information provided on this site ! After 27 years of hair-loss, it has helped me with my decision. My other reason for posting is to provide information to others as I had gotten myself. Special thanks to Mark (This site member - Skeeter) for sharing his personal story. Here are a several people & sources that helped me choose Dr Gabel for my procedure: 1) Dr Konior, Chicago Hair Institue - Dr Konior introduced me to Dr Gabel 2) Mark (Skeeter) - Blog: "Fue with Dr Gabel" 3) Dan, His experience with Dr Gabel: https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=171239891&page=1 4) Chris, His experience with Dr Gabel: http://www.hairlossfromsteroids.com/ About my experience with Dr Gabel: Many on this site have already said positive things in other posts & I don't want to repeat, however, now that I had my personal experience, I can tell you he is by far the best HT doctor there is. He has the confidence that puts a patient right at ease, he is passionate, totally enjoys what he does, & his results speak for them selves.. I had several consultations with Dr Gabel, one online & the other in person. For the one in person, Dr Gabel was nice enough to came in to the office on a Saturday to see me. On the day of the surgery, I came in & did not know what to expect. However, what I found was that I did not have to, Dr Gabel & his crew already had everything covered.. The surgery lasted 12 hours. Dr Gabel was very meticulous in every aspect of the surgery. He is an artist & I felt very comfortable through out. Number of Total Grafts: 2010 1-Hair = 177 2-Hair = 773 3-Hair = 829 4-Hair = 231 About my experience with Dr Gabel's team: His staff are top notch & all perform their duties as a finely tuned machine, always in sync, extremely skillful, friendly, & nice. From the lady greeting me in the front, to all the assistants that help with pre & post surgery. If you are thinking about getting a HT, Dr Gabel is the real deal. I'm on my 1st day of post op, currently sitting at the hotel, healing, resting & figured I post my experience. I will be providing pictures in a couple of weeks. Thank you kelmf01 Before: One day post op: Status Update 11-22/2018 Day 8 Post OP, I had a bit of an issue with scabs, I misread the DAY 7/8 care instructions. (Was not soaking/washing properly). Dr Gabel & Eileen came in Thanksgiving day to see me & fix me up !!!!!
  12. MattyNJ1, Great progress and thank you for sharing your HT experience, glad to see that your shock loss/hair regrowth has stabilized... -kelmf01
  13. Great progress.. Thank you Mark
  14. Hi Skeeter, Thank you for sharing your experience !!!! How are you progressing ? Was it difficult to conceal the surgery (due to shock loss, redness, or other) ? Any suggestions on how to conceal ? (Hat, Hair products etc)
  15. Hey vinzaf19, how are you pregessing ? Did you experience any shock loss ? Also, are you using any vitamins/supplements to speed up recovery ? Thank you kelmf01