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About BuddyX

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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain Existing Hair
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments
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Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime

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  1. Looks like you just need a few hundred grafts to level things out. Go to a top clinic and get it sorted out and stay away from the original one even if they offer it for free. Ps. When the hairline was drawn before the procedure how did it look ?
  2. Any listed side effects of oral ? And have you experienced any yourself ?
  3. Looks very good as always. Always been a fan of his work. I'm sure it will turn out great. Could you provide an update on price ? Is it still 1.25 per graft ? I'm guessing you have to buy the meds and book accommodation yourself ? Thanks in advance.
  4. Look into hair systems. They are really good these days.
  5. Hi. Looks like a great result. Congrats. Any reason why you haven't stated what package you chose and who did the incisions ?? Seems a bit odd considering your commenting on this post and those are 2 of the major issues that are being discussed here.
  6. I like a lot of the work that comes out of this clinic. But there are a few points I'd like to bring up. A lot has been discussed above about the DHI method (the top package offered on Cinik's website), however, according to the site, other than drawing the hairline at consultation, Cinik only 'supervises' this procedure. The only package I see where he is involved in doing something is the 'middle' one (FUE) where he opens the channels. Lukey B, you've obviously had a great result, congratulations and I hope it gets even better. Could you clarify what package you chose ? Correct me if wrong, but didn't you say that Cinik performed your whole procedure in your write up ? I also recall others saying they paid the extra and Cinik wasn't involved at all. Finally, why are all the results posted with an exact number of grafts ? 3500, 4500, 2500, 2000 etc etc. Is this just a guess ? How are these counted ? How can it be exact every time ? Is a breakdown provided after the surgery. These things worry me.
  7. Always advisable to start Finasteride months before a hair transplant to strengthen miniaturised/thinning hair and reduce the chances of shock loss.
  8. Go with Dr. Demirsoy (Armamed). 1 patient per day. He works with the same team of techs and does extractions and incisions himself. I personally find his results better than Erdogan's. Although that statement doesn't actually make much sense as Erdogan has different teams of techs (who he oversees) working on 5 or 6 different patients per day, so who or what team actually does your hair transplant is anyone's guess. Demirsoy charges 1.25 per graft and in my opinion has better hairlines coming out of his clinic than Asmed (from what i've seen lately). Good luck with whatever you decide.
  9. Just so you know, Hasson & Wong have free consultations in London next month. As you stated in your 1st point, you might want to try and get yourself booked in and seen in person.
  10. Please provide some pictures so that your situation can be assessed properly. On a side note, the Belgravia Centre are probably charging you an arm and a leg for products (fin/minoxidil) that you can buy for a fraction of the cost from legitimate online sources. Also, the information/advice here is free.
  11. As above, have no idea why any surgeon would say start with the crown. Makes no sense at all. Grafts are finite so you would always use them to fix the front to frame the face first. At 41 years old your hair loss isn't too bad, and 80 follicular units per cm2 is good. Your donor looks decent enough too. Did you get told how many grafts can be extracted from your donor zone ? I'm guessing you could probably get around 6000 grafts out of there (maybe more) which is more than enough to tackle your current hair loss and give you full coverage that will look very good. How long have you been balding for ? Are you using any medication to prevent further hair loss ?
  12. Out of the surgeons you've mentioned, I would go for Demirsoy. Very popular on the German boards and IMO does great hairlines. Do keep in mind that he is also very heavily involved in the procedure and only has one patient per day also, not to mention very modestly priced (although, price should not really be what sways your decision). Most if not all of the other surgeons/clinics (maybe not Karediniz) are tech based clinics. While nothing wrong with this, results may vary depending on the techs you get and you certainly won't be the only person getting your transplant on the big day. I know most people bang on about Erdogan, but I can't justify paying the premium to not be worked on by the man himself. You may want to search google for 'Asmed hair transplant vlog' and check out the Scottish guy who just hit the 12 month mark in July 2018 after his hairline transplant at Asmed/Erdogan. IMO it's not very impressive close up (skip to the end of the vid). He also talks about his experience regarding the procedure, techs etc. Good luck in whatever you decide. A lot of people would love to be in your position with that amount of hair.
  13. To cover that much of your head you would have needed a hell of a lot more grafts. In my opinion around 7000 grafts or more. I think for the amount of grafts you received, it looks about rite. There is no way possible you would have got a 'full head of hair' with just 2600. This must have been discussed with you ? How many grafts did the doctor say you have available in your donor area ? A second transplant would give you more density of course. But if you have limited donor, maybe a better plan would have been to concentrate on the front to frame your face. This is something you'd need to discuss with your doctor. Unfortunately, you're still going to have to use Toppik fo now.
  14. Or you could look at it another way: Most people who have had problems with hair transplants are too embarrassed to post on forums, and most people who have had success with finasteride don't feel the need to post on forums to shout about it. I wish you luck in whatever you decide to do. Please remember though, it's not just finasteride that I mentioned in terms of medication.