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About NoMoreHats111

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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 +
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

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  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime

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  1. That's actually exactly how I feel. Not extraordinary but better than before so I'm OK. Thanks for the comment!
  2. OK so about 14 mths in and some of the hairs from the shedding have grown back, feels like this is as thick as it will get. Before and after.
  3. So the year is here. Here are the before and afters: Facts and observations in no particular order: I no longer wear hats. Like, almost never, which is inconceivable to me... my username has been fulfilled! I think I experienced a pretty moderate case of shedding between 9mths and 12mths.. I still think I may have had more/thicker hair at 6-7mths than now. There are alot of baby hairs still growing back as we speak though, can't tell from the pics obviously. If I grow my hair out to longer lengths the front hairs do jut out at a slightly unnatural angle, I like to keep my hair this length anyway so not really an issue I do wonder what would've been different if I'd gone FUT vs FUE? I am going to get SMP on my temples to give the side hairline of my face a little bit more definition Crown transplant will probably be 3+ years down the road On the dating apps front, I am definitely getting better looking matches than before, this is a no brainer but just thought I'd throw it out there All in all, I feel much better confidence-wise now and I don't really worry much about my hair in public anymore. Hope my journey will help some people in the future!!
  4. I think I feel anxious. Happy with the improvement over where I came from obviously and just trying to keep expectations in check for the final product... Thanks all for your support it means alot!
  5. Nope just one session for hairline restoration. Maybe crown down the line..
  6. Three months in... a bunch of the transplanted hair did not fall out and grew instead. Some tiny hairs starting to poke out (hard to tell from the pics), nothing to get excited about yet. Sorry I suck as a photographer.
  7. So just over a month now, not much to report but thought I'd give an update. Donor area a little sore still but seems to be healing ok. Recipient area still red and still has a bunch of transplanted hair left, haven't gone back to work yet. Sorry for the low quality pic.
  8. Some people say less shock loss, more density, saves donor hair, and is way cheaper. I'm happy so far with my FUE decision.
  9. Hi guys. So its done, went with the full shave. Dr. Rahal and team were excellent, I felt well taken care of during the entire experience, and boy what an experience. Some swelling as expected in the face, most intrusive part of post-op is the sleeping at 45 degrees and the weird hats but definitely not a big deal for a week or two. Missing the gym the most. I requested 4-6 weeks to work from home so by the time I get back I should mostly look the way I did when they last saw me, I've been pretty open with this anyway. Sorry I didn't get to update during Day 0 and 1 but here are some Pre-op & Day 2 pics. Lighting is a bit weird/yellow in the bathroom so take that into consideration. 2800 FUE grafts on the nose, conservative hairline restoration only.. crown later sometime down the road maybe. Doesn't seem like there's going to be any noticeable scarring at all and I plan to buzz the back and sides to a 2 guard. Pretty pleased so far just tempering my expectations and joy for when I actually see results! Does someone need to move this thread into a different section?
  10. Hey guys. My FUE surgery will be this Friday, just need some last minute advice. I would really like your opinion as to whether or not to completely shave my head. I would like to avoid this if at all possible but would not want to sacrifice quality on the end result. Can I get your input on pros and cons and reasoning please? Thanks
  11. I don't recall exactly, 3-4k maybe for my situation. Just ask them they'll tell you the standard pricing.
  12. OK so just got back from my meet and greet with Dr. Rahal himself. Spent 20 minutes to measure my head, talk to me about my concerns, and gave me a recommendation, all while people were rushing him to get to his next appointment. Instead of rushing he was calm and stayed with me as long as I needed, which I respect greatly (maybe because I owe him 5 digits and the next guy didnt? lol). We confirmed the ~5000 graft donor availability, that 2800-3000 grafts could easily be done, and that 45ish follicles per square cm was achievable with that amount. He checked my scalp elasticity and to my surprise said it was fine for FUT. Donor density also fine for FUT. However, he did notice that my skin scars with pigment, and also looked at an old booster shot scar on my shoulder which has grown in weird ways. There is also apparently an Asian predisposition to bad body skin healing leading to larger and more colored scars which he informed me of. So based on all that, he felt confident that the original FUE recommendation would suit me better. He also explained that in the last 2 years his practice has made great improvements on FUE technique (implanters, dull punch?, etc) and he sees zero difference now in terms of yield, density, shock loss etc between his FUT and FUE procedures. I'm not sure I buy this 100% but at least he said the words and seemed sincere. Long story short I walked out mostly reassured and on track for my end of Aug surgery. Funny aside, I also just had my eyes lasered, and I am that one guy you never hear about.. can't see properly and have to go back. So not feeling great with surgery odds at the moment.. if something is going to go wrong its going to go wrong with me. Fingers crossed guys. Funny aside #2, the receptionist there is dressed like a club girl, reason to choose Rahal on its own.
  13. OK you guys win lol, managed to get an appt with Rahal in two weeks for a final consult.