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About SBSinNYC

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

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

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  1. SBSinNYC

    Small talk during fue

    If it was a problem, I expect they would have said so. At this point it doesn't matter. If you think you're nervous now, wait 10 weeks!
  2. The BBC documentary provides an example of the worst practices of this industry. The patient is young. His hair loss is not too far along. Certainly, not stabilized. Not clear if he’s tried meds at all. Not focusing on the downside at all. Not focusing on a long term treatment plan. Flying to Turkey to save money.
  3. Just stop. Stop worrying about absolutely nothing. The stress will cause your hair to fall out. Stop.
  4. Looks very good. He should be smiling. (But, he's not!)
  5. Looking good. How many grafts? We’re all three zones worked on in one session? What does the Hebrew say?
  6. Exactly. There are things you can do about your hair. A girlfriend (or wife) who isn’t in your corner is world of trouble.
  7. Thanks. You don’t hear much discussion of Dr. Bernstein on this forum, but I wouldn’t let that dissuade you. His practice just doesn’t fit the profile of many posters. He has firm opinions about what will work best for his patients long-term and won’t sugarcoat his opinion just to get you in the door. These forums have many non-US posters. Many are in their twenties. Many have years to go until their conditions are stabilized. Bernstein would likely tell them to go on meds and wait. Many won’t want to wait. Bernstein is in NYC. Not a cheap town to travel to and stay in for several days. Not a cheap town to put together a top notch office and staff in. Compared to Turkey, he’s much more costly I believe he’s the real deal, though, with a depth of knowledge and experience that is hard to match. His website is an incredible resource, from FAQ’s to detailed discussion of procedures to original research.
  8. I am 8 weeks post FUT with Dr. Bernstein. Unfortunately that puts me around the rock bottom stage, so I can’t give you much information about the final outcome. The surgical experience itself was very professional. If it helps, I am NW5, 55 years old, straight fine hair. Started 1mg Finasteride three months ago. Had a full head of hair at 40, but three kids can produce a lot of cortisol.
  9. I am 40 days post op FUT. I’m getting a few pimples in the recipient area. Nothing concentrated. Widely dispersed. My question is what, if anything, to do? Pop them? Ignore them? Warm compresses? Curious what others have been instructed/done.
  10. Also, the meaning of life and the nature of reality.
  11. SBSinNYC

    Rahal strip recovery

    You should ask him what, if anything, he has changed since last time. Explain your previous experience and ask for his recommendation. So, what has changed with YOU in the last ten years to cause you to go for round 2? Curious what the future could hold.
  12. 1600 grafts is not a huge HT. FUT strips can certainly yield significantly more. How many singles, doubles, triples and more were harvested? Were there enough singles to fully establish the hairline?
  13. SBSinNYC

    Fut 3 months

    I’m one month in on a 2400 graft FUT. Shedding has kicked in as expected and I asked the doctor when you hit rock bottom. He said 3 months. So worry not!
  14. So sorry to hear that. Best of luck to you.
  15. I’m curious what “butchered” means?