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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?
    I'm here for support

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. John Diep
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)

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  1. I should rephrase that to ,at 5 months is it still possible for some transplanted hair still to be in resting phase
  2. Thanks guys, ive had early growth ,and some of the transplanted hair never shed just grew, But there is still areas that definitely had grafts,but still nothing penetrating the skin,so at almost 5 months these hairs are still in resting phase ?
  3. Hey, At 10 days shy of 5 months,should all hairs have sprouted?has anybody noticed new growth after 5 months?
  4. Thanks Melvin, i hope it can help countless people who have post surgery issues ,I had read about shock loss,but had thought the odds were on my side ,between the donor shock loss and the horrible patch that came out of nowhere,it really got me down to say the least,I must add that my barber does have to cut back of hair with caution,but in comparison to how I was 3 months ago both emotionally and cosmetically I’m in a far better place,I still comb my hair forward to cover recipient,I’m hoping in 3months I’ll be confidentially wearing my new hair line ,will keep this threat updated until final result,
  5. Hey, So it’s a few days shy of 4 months post fue.The patch of hairless on temple has completely grown back,the recipient area has started to grow ,this past week its grown a lot ,thin hair ,but it’s growing,as for the donor area that still bothers me,but I’ve kept it longer ,there is improvement ,but a buzz cut is still out of the question,,but I’m happy I no longer have to wear a hat ,this whole summers been pretty grim ,But things are beginning to look promising,Im attaching pics of recipent 1 week and Today,also the donor at 5 weeks and donor Today
  6. James81

    Finasteride question

    Good to hear ,thanks Speegs,so have you had zero sides?lately ive noticed less morning wood,but have no problems when I need to get it up ,
  7. James81

    Finasteride question

    In the 9 years you’ve been on it ,have you had multiple surgeries?
  8. James81

    Finasteride question

    Thanks speegs, have you maintained or had any regrowth,how long have you been using it?
  9. James81

    Finasteride question

    I hear ya dude,that’s why I’m really hoping finasteride is beneficial for me,I really don’t want to go through another ht anytime soon,even if I were super rich it’s just such an emotional roller coaster,well I’m still waiting for growth,it’s almost 12 weeks, donor area is still not where I want to be right now,but I’ve just been keeping my hair longer and it’s grown to the point where just a little dermapatch can conceal,I’m hoping it’s not over harvested and I can get enough growth that I can eventually have a buzz cut again,that was the reason I chose fue rather than strip,hoping by 5 months I can have something more positive to say about that,as for the temple area shock loss or alopecia areata,whatever it is/was well that’s certainly growing back,I’m seeing growth in recipient, but nothing of any cosmetic value yet,I think you chose a great time to have procedure done,I would never do it again in summer,it’s definitely been the most reclusive summer I’ve ever had,I’ll hopefully be able to post some pics of good growth in the coming months,sending you good thoughts and hoping your procedure is everything you want it to be bro:)
  10. James81

    Finasteride question

    Thanks Legend, you still have your ht coming up soon?
  11. James81

    Finasteride question

    thanks guys, I’m just very sceptical of pharmaceuticals,I’ve taken accutane back in 2007,that’s when my hair first began to fall out,I know plenty of people will say it’s just coincidental,but I know my own body, I have 7 brothers not one of them has suffered from any signs of hairloss,my father started to slightly recede in his sixties,none of my uncles on mothers sides have hairloss,I done a lot of internet reading about accutane and many people say that it can speed up mpb,I think without accutane I would have maybe started showing signs of mpb just like my dad at a later age,then accutane just triggered it to kick in faster,after that I’ve been pretty reluctant to trust any drug,I appreciate the replies,and I’m gonna stay on finasteride,
  12. James81

    Finasteride question

    Sorry about layout of paragraphs above, writing this on phone something went wrong
  13. James81

    Finasteride question

    So I’ve been taking finasteride for 3 months now ,I haven’t noticed any sexual side Effects, but this past week I’ve noticed some slight mood changes,nothing too bad,but I seem to get kinda stressed a lot easier,I did notice an initial shed,but that seems to have stopped now , Also I seem to have stopped loosing hair in shower,which is great,I read a lot of people here saying they stopped due to sides,what sides are most common,I’d like to remain on the drug but am now concerned I’m dett8 g self up for something worse down the line,I started on 1 mg daily,but have cut to .5 to see how that works,anybody here been on this drug for long periods of time without problems?,any tips or insight greatly appreciated thanks
  14. James81

    Shameless Bathroom Selfies

    I’d be confident with that hair line,looks good,reminds me of Stephen Graham who played Al Capone in boardwalk empire ,with more hair ofcourse.