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About HarryHonolulu

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V A
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?

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  1. HarryHonolulu

    1 month countdown

    I don’t have a choice either way. Konior’s clinic caps FUE at 2000, regardless of how many day. how did your surgery turn out? What Norwood were you?
  2. HarryHonolulu

    1 month countdown

    I would rather get 2 smaller surgeries, and play it safe both in terms of donor region and scarring, rather than go with a clinic who does more grafts but is not as aesthetically minded. Regardless, I trust Konior and Nadimi’s judgement and if they are recommending that number of grafts, that’s what I feel comfortable with. Period.
  3. HarryHonolulu

    1 month countdown

    Thanks Sparky. Do you think 2000 fue will make a difference?
  4. HarryHonolulu

    1 month countdown

    Thanks for confirming that my instincts in this are correct, Sparky. I’m only 36. If 2000 grafts make me happy, I’ll get 2000 more in the future. Take it step by step. I imagine I will still have to use Caboki (thy holy powder of the gods) but I am fine with it. A little dusting of the crown isn’t a big deal to me. Judging from my clinic’s work I don’t have any doubt it will be elegant and natural (unlike lots of heavy makeovers) and that’s what I’m going for
  5. HarryHonolulu

    1 month countdown

    I don’t want a scar that will essentially mark me for life.
  6. HarryHonolulu

    1 month countdown

    The plan is to address the frontal area in the first surgery- maybe a little of the mid scalp if possible. I don’t want to lower my hairline- just fill as much as possible. Later I will prob get another 2000 to address the rest. my main concern was to go with a conservative approach and avoid FUT Konior suggested 2000 FUE and I trust his opinion
  7. HarryHonolulu

    1 month countdown

    Melvin what’s MSM? what are your thoughts on Viviscal or “help hair shake”- a drink supposedly aimed at helping hair growth? The latter was recommended to me by Jerry Cooley’s office
  8. HarryHonolulu

    What surgeon to trust?

    Hey bro you have more hair than most people on here so I don’t think you need to go nuts eg 3500 unless you really want a massive makeover personally I would go with 2000 and I would do fue - you can always take out more later on. If you do it with a great surgeon that will really make a difference. you can reinforce your native hair with propecia and to some extent minoxidil and nioxin. some people also swear by the laser helmet as well as blood platelet therapy (PRP) but I’ve always read of people who see no improvement with either
  9. Hey all I am scheduled to do a 2000 graft FUE procedure in exactly one month. My doctor is Nadimi (Konior’s associate at Chicago Hair Institute) and I am super excited. Im a fairly advanced case- NW5A- so I am not expecting to walk out with Brad Pitt hair. But I like to think that it’ll make a big difference especially with such a talented surgeon! question: what can I do between now and then to make sure I’m in tip top shape and maximize my outcome ?? - I am on Finasteride and Rogaine (which honestly doesn’t seem to do much!)- I’m assumint I should keep taking both? - any thoughts on supplements? Viviscal? - any specific diets I should follow? - any exercises that I should/shouldn’t do? the clinic will send a guideline in the next few weeks, but I would love to get my ducks in a row regardless. Thanks!!
  10. Thanks everyone !! i’m having it done at the Chicago Hair Institute - I hope to join the many happy campers who recount their successful procedures on here!
  11. Thanks guys! So I won’t exactly come out of this first session with Brad Pitt hair but I also will be much better off than where I’m at right now - is that fair?
  12. Hello friends. Getting my procedure done in two months. So excited. I'm a NW4 inching towards a NW5 and I decided to go with 2000 FUE grafts. I realize I won't have a full head of hair after this procedure but I am confident in my doctor and I would rather do two lesser-invasive procedures than embrace strip. Just a personal choice. Furthermore I have been blown away by what 2000 grafts, in the right hands (and on the right heads) can do! so fingers crossed I'm one of the lucky ones. Two questions for you kind folks. - When you are severely balding, it is arguably better to cut your hair uniformly v short rather than letting the sides grow long. But when you get a Hair Transplant, am I wrong in assuming that you DO want to grow out your hair to ensure maximum coverage? For example, when I get 2000 grafts in my frontal/mid-scalp, will it benefit me to grow that portion out to give the impression of more coverage in the areas that were not addressed in my procedure? I guess I am subtly hinting at that horrid "C" word... "combover"... I wouldn't necessarily comb over- but I am curious as to just how far transplanted hair can go in "filling out" the unattended portions of the scalp. - Will it look weird to have 2000 grafts implanted in my frontal area but ignore the rest of the head (mainly the crown and some of the mid-scalp) ? how do most people manage this? I am slightly nervous that I'll have really good hair at the front of my head and then this bald patch smack in the middle. Any thoughts? Thanks as always. HH
  13. HarryHonolulu

    Very light Social smoking

    Thank you. I am going to take this to heart. although I don’t necessarily agree that casual smoking “inevitably leads to more smoking”. I myself, and several of my friends, smoke maybe 2-3 cigarettes per month and have never felt the need to smoke more