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About vboteju

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    TX

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men

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  1. So 5ar metabolizes cortisol. If you block 5ar, cortisol increases. Increased cortisol causes sleep disturbances. For most people, this is not an issue. Some people cannot handle the disturbances/fluctuations in hormonal levels which leads to the sides. I am not saying Fin causes seizures.
  2. Here ya go. The mechanism certainly exists. Luckily for most it doesn't end up being an issue.
  3. You would expect someone to treatment plan for a condition that is typically chronic, progressive without accounting for the need for future surgery?
  4. I have not tried topical. I would prefer not to, given that I will eventually have kids/wife and there is a strong possibility they would be exposed to it. I used Fin 2x a week and had sides.
  5. Most likely makes it easier from a surgical standpoint to know where to harvest next.
  6. The transplant was done by a highly rec’d doc from this site. I’ve been happy so far, obviously waiting for the final results to pass judgement. Ideally I would have hair after 45- I’m just not sure whether that is a feasible option for me given my genetics, hair loss, inability to use meds. And if that’s the case, I’d rather be aggressive in treating loss early and being bald later on. I think hair is important, but it is more important for me to have hair earlier rather than later. Does it look like I will be a nw5/6 and do you think my donor will be able to match up?
  7. Just turned 28. Pictures below are with wet hair. People don't think I am balding when hair is dry/styled. Genetics - Dad is a nw1 who has just started to experience thinning around 55. hair line is fully intact for him. Normal people wouldn't notice any thinning. Don't know about paternal grandfather. Maternal grandfather is a nw7 at around 80. Was about a nw4 around 40ish. I think I am following an accelerated pattern of my dad, because my maternal grandfather had recession rather than diffuse thinning. Currently on Minoxidil and Nizoral. Lost quite a bit of hair over these last few months - not sure if its the Min causing shedding or simply accelerated male pattern baldness. Can't tolerate Finasteride - tried .25 mg and still got sides. Had a 2k graft in the frontal hair line portion done by a recommended doc via FUT. Per him, I have 9k grafts total (so 7k more left in the bank) if I go the full FUT/FUE route. My hair caliber is medium fine. Had about 2 hairs/graft from the procedure. Realistically, my goals are to get to around 40-45 with hair. If I can maintain after that, great. His prediction was that I would end up at nw4 at around 40 without meds. I see a clear nw5/nw6 pattern emerging. My thoughts-Max out FUT/FUEFigure I can get 1k viable total from BHTThrow in SMP for increasing the look of densityDid a round of PRP with him - if I respond well, I will continue to do this.
  8. I have had sides with Fin multiple times now - tried lowering dose, decreasing frequency etc. Did not work. Coming to the conclusion that it is not for me. Any recs on what to use if Fin is not an option? I am on min and keto shampoo. Considering pumpkin seed oil, saw palmetto, azelaic acid.
  9. I spoke with the doc and they said and it likely did not hurt anything as long as it was not hot.. Is there anyway to know? I feel like my scalp would have gotten irritated if it was too hot right?
  10. So I had an FUT done on Monday, and was told to keep the recipient site dry. I was told I could use a hairdryer on a cool setting...I don't use hairdryers very often and accidentally used the lowest heat setting instead since then. Do yall think I damaged the grafts? For what it's worth, none of them have dislodged, and I have been following all the other directions as far as spraying etc.
  11. Any recommendations on those who are good at transplanting into areas of existing hair? I won't be on Fin. Can't handle the sides.
  12. So hopefully this provides a better idea of the thinning. It was nowhere near this bad before the Min.
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