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About thetown1003

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    United States
  • State
    CA

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning on Top only (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood IV
  • 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?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. John Diep
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Rogaine Foam
    Toppik

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  1. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look thicker when grown out :(. I’ll check in again at the 1 year mark and again at 18 months. I haven’t seen any new hairs growing in, so not too optimistic that I’ll see any improvement at 18 months.
  2. I agree 100%, Sean. I'm a lawyer, so I made sure to sign an edited version of the arbitration agreement that allows me to bring certain claims if need be. At this point, I just hope I get more growth so I don't have to take any alternative action.
  3. . Of course the area above the hair line is spaced out...I had hair up there. That doesn't explain why it still isn't dense above the hairline. I already said he lowered it about 1.5 inches. You can do the conversion to figure out what that is in cm.
  4. I've attached post op pics for those who asked. As you can see, the doctors and his staffed lowered my hairline and supposedly placed grafts to about the center of my head. Melvin, hopefully this will give you a better understanding of why I'm surprised the hair is uneven and patchy. The doctor gave an illusion that he distributed the hair evenly across my scalp, but I now see that was an incorrect assumption on my part. The doctor lowered my hairline about 1.5 inches, which is why the front part looks extremely thin. There wasn't any hair there before. Also, I wish I only paid $16,000...I paid $20,000....for this shoddy job.
  5. I've attached post op pics for those who asked. As you can see, the doctors and his staffed lowered my hairline and supposedly placed grafts to about the center of my head. Melvin, hopefully this will give you a better understanding of why I'm surprised the hair is uneven and patchy. The doctor gave an illusion that he distributed the hair evenly across my scalp, but I now see that was an incorrect assumption on my part. The doctor lowered my hairline about 1.5 inches, which is why the front part looks extremely thin. There wasn't any hair there before. Also, I wish I only paid $16,000...I paid $20,000....for this shoddy job.
  6. I'm almost at month 11 and the results are still subpar. The density isn't any better than before (I'm not comparing it to my hair growth throughout the procedure since I suffered a lot of "shock loss") I had the procedure done. Can't say that I'm leaving out much hope for more density at this point, which is unfortunate, because it likely means I will have to use hair fibers before for the rest of my life. I like that my hairline is lower. However, it doesn't really matter much since the area is so thin/see-through. Also, I don't understand why the hairline is denser but the parts right above that area are extremely thin. It seems like the doctor and his techs didn't take the time to thoughtfully map out how to even out the density on my scalp. I have my one year follow up next month and will be sure to express my concern regarding my hair growth and my experience with the procedure overall. Doctors need to be more transparent and upfront about their results and the ways in which they remedy client's when the procedure doesn't go as planned.
  7. Keeping my fingers crossed that I'll see significant change by the 12 month mark
  8. I appreciate the positive outlook, however, you can see that it mainly depends on how my hair is cut. Just from the pictures, it looks like the hair is doing much better in month 6 than month 7. Ultimately, the hair density is still worse than before the transplant. Also, I would grow my hair out but unfortunately, the sides and back are much denser than the top, so it looks even worse if I let it grow out. My scalp shows no matter the length of the hair.
  9. 4 days until month 9 and still not seeing much improvement. I still have to use hair fibers to make my hair look thicker on top....which defeats the purpose of getting a hair transplant in the first place. The studies I've read suggest that new hair stops growing at this point and the existing hairs begins to mature. This is pretty disheartening considering that you can clearly see my scalp. The results I'm seeing aren't the results I was promised by Dr. Diep, so he and his staff will have to provide satisfactory remedies if my hair looks like this at the one year mark....which I suspect it will.
  10. The first picture is under direct harsh lighting while the second one isn't. Also, the hair is cut shorter in the first picture and immediately after my Mexico trip (where I experienced a little sun burn). With that said, I'm going to wait it out until the full one year mark and see how things look.
  11. It's been 8 months and I still haven't seen any improvements. In fact, I've started noticing some hair fall in the shower yesterday. My hair is thinner and way less dense than it was prior to my surgery. There seems to be shock loss on the top of my head as well as where the hair was taken from that hasn't improved since the surgery. The hair grows much slower now and it doesn't even grow in the same direction as it used to. I'm very disappointed/unhappy with how my transplant has progressed thus far and feel bamboozled by the Youtube videos the clinic selectively posts on its page. The staff has been uncooperative and dismissive when it comes to my concerns about the progression of my hair transplant. I'm going to wait it out until the full 12 months, but I don't feel confident that my hair will magically become dense over the next 3-4 months. At this point, I wouldn't recommend this clinic to anyone given my experience and will be evaluating my options with the clinic as well as my personal lawyer. I've posted my 8 month pictures to this thread so people can see there hasn't been any improvement from last month.
  12. Hit month 7 on Sunday. I get a haircut (mostly on the sides)every two to three weeks, to try to keep the hair as even as possible. Still not satisfied with the way the hair has grown in thus far. It's still not dense and I wonder if it will get denser over the coming months. Guess I'll just have to wait and see...
  13. Here are my results at 6 months and 1 week. I've told my barber to only cut down the fly aways on the top so that it can grow in. The hair is definitely getting longer, but is still extremely lacking in the density department. Wish my hair was further along than it is, but I'll just wait it out to see what month 7 brings...
  14. I'm not resigning myself to failure at almost 6 months (I'm closer to 6 than 5). I'm preparing myself just in case I don't get the results I was hoping for by 12 months. Which is why I have been saying that I'll wait it out to see what comes of it. I just think it's smart for patients to cover all their bases considering the amount we pay for the surgery. Also, I believe I mentioned this in my previous post. But I'm in finasteride, minoxidil and biotin.
  15. I hear what you're saying Legend. However, if the hair is in worse shape post-op, I think the clinic has a duty to fix the problem. Especially if the hairs are transplanted in the wrong direction/the hair density is worse than before. I'd consider this negligence on the doctor's part. Anyway, I made sure to sign a modified arbitration agreement for this very reason.
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