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About bonkling

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    Australia
  • State
    AL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 5 years
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood II
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. Hi Upshall, I believe Dr. Lupanzula is recommended, and is one of the most skilled surgeons too.
  2. Hi HLP, Great write-up, and solid reasoning! I just came from my post regarding the DHT methods. Seems like you made a really solid choice. That mid-surgery payment seems extremely troubling, and very strange, if it is true. I was looking to consult with Eugenix/Dr. Sethi, but I should probably do a deeper dive into client testimonials. Best of luck mate, really hope it works out for you
  3. Hi all, I was wondering what everyone's thoughts are on DHT? I tend to only see FUE/FUT procedures, but have been seeing a lot of the results from Eugenix (Dr Bansal & Dr Sethi), who use DHT, and their results are fantastic. Keen to hear people's opinions. Cheers
  4. Looking good mate, 6 months and you're on track. The hardest part is over now, and the filling in should begin within the next couple of months.
  5. Awesome results my friend, very happy for you! You look fantastic
  6. Really sorry to hear, mate. The results are simply not up to the standard people expect. I hope you can find a solution, or at least move it back to the second HT. I would be eager to find out H&W's perspective on the initial HT, and Soni's on the second, as you deserve to know. Best of luck dude, fingers crossed for you!
  7. Hey dude, It's looking so much better, and you look to be on track, so well done! Cannot see anything to be concerned about seeing as it's only been a few weeks. I was wondering id Dr. Diep discussed shaving your entire head, and placing any preventative grafts further back? I only ask as my pattern is similar to yours and I'd like to keep my hair as is, only extending the hairline just as you have - but I wasn't too sure on what surgeons recommend when it comes to any further loss. Best of luck mate, and happy growing!
  8. Hi all, Pretty close to taking the plunge, just trying to find time in which I can fit in a HT. I was wondering what everyone's perspective is on the longevity of the transplant. I've seen lots of people (not on this forum) discuss how it's pointless, as the hair will fall out eventually, or you will only get a couple of good years out of the HT, and so on. I know that this isn't the case, but I was wondering what is a realistic expectation for post-transplant? For instance, I am a NW 2/3, 28 year old, whose father/older brother are pretty bald. I am on Min/Fin, and have been for a couple of years, which has seemed to slow the progression considerably. Is it unreasonable for someone like myself, to have follicles implanted that would essentially last as long as I am on medication? I haven't seen too many stories online of people 3, 4, or 5 years after a transplant - so I'm not sure how it ends up. Thanks all.
  9. Excellent perspective, Lennney. I'm in a similar situation, as I am in my final semester of university. At the moment, I can sort of get away with styling it to cover the recession, but the haircut doesn't look professional at all - especially for any graduate positions. I think your third point really hits the nail on the head for a lot of people. The confidence (or, lack of), the constant worry about hiding the recession, potentially avoiding certain events/situations in which a hat may not be appropriate, and so on. Thanks for an awesome write-up, and best of luck with your journey!
  10. Looking good, mate! The redness can last much, much longer. I've seen cases of even months, so nothing to worry about at only two weeks. Best of luck!
  11. That's horrible mate, sorry to hear. It sounds utterly awful from what I've heard.
  12. That's true, I don't feel like an assertion can be make either way, without any kind of data to support. I more-so suggested that polling a site that deals with hair loss, would potentially contain a higher proportion of finasteride users who have suffered sides, as opposed to a site completely unrelated to hair loss. As taking the drug with no sides can result in the slowing down, even cessation of hair loss in certain instances. For instance, I saw a poll on Reddit about two months ago, asking about Fin, and the responses were by far mostly positive. Too many variables to consider, though.
  13. Hi Jay, Just out of curiosity, is there anything specific you'd recommend for someone with bad temple recession? My hair is pretty much okay everywhere else, but the temples continue to recede. Are you saying that the entire frontal region should be done to promote a more uniform composition? Thanks mate
  14. Fin sides lasted about a week, for me, and I think they occurred due to a self-placed placebo effect of sorts. I.e. the sides are bad so I'm sure I will get them. They went away, never noticed any difference in libido. Sometimes my libido is so high that it pisses my partner off, the only thing that has ever killed it is porn if I'm honest. You can start small, .25mg, or so, then work up. My derm has lowered my dosage from 1, to 0.5, as this lower dosage still gives me the same effect when it comes to slowing recession. Not saying the sides don't exist, not at all but everyone is different, and I know of people who have been on the drug for over 5 years.
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