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  1. @Melvin-Moderator What's your opinion on using Minox post-HT on my transplanted region for 6 months ONLY, and then stopping it entirely? The major point to consider here, is that my grafts have been transplanted in between existing native hair, therefore if I apply minox on my transplanted region, that also means I will be applying it on my native hair...…..from my understanding, my native hair would shed once I stop using it at the 6 month mark, right?
  2. I had my HT 5 days ago and have never used minoxidil before (i'm 27 years old). My HT surgeon has recommended I use it on my transplanted area only for 6 months post-op and to then stop it....it's my choice whether to continue using it beyond 6 months, but he has said I don't need to. I have thin hair and my 2036 graft HT was for my hairline and mid scalp region. While I will use minoxidil as recommended by my surgeon for the 6 months on my transplanted area, I'm tossing up whether to 1) continue using it beyond the 6 months and 2) try it on my crown too, which is very thin and was not operated on. I've been on Finasteride for nearly 5 months now, started it before my HT to minimise permanent shock loss. No sides, everything OK so far, though I've gone through a large shed in these 5 months. For now, I do intend to use it long term if I continue reacting to it fine...
  3. hi guys, From my understanding, matt3480 is right on this one. Dr Bhatti is specifically referring to those who start taking Finasteride before their HT (to avoid shock loss) and then intend on stop using it 6 months or so after their HT. If you start using Fin before your HT to avoid shock loss / strengthen your donor area, my understanding is that it is recommended to then stay on Fin long term.
  4. Hi mate, did you end up using Toppik? Was it ok on top of the transplanted hair?
  5. Hi Cheddar, just stumbled across this post - do you have any updates since April, it should be the 8 month mark now?
  6. thanks Melvin. One of the surgeons I mentioned above is recommending that I do not use Finasteride right now, instead, go for my HT and then use Finasteride for 6 months post-op only. Is this a viable option, one that you've seen before? I'd be happy to use Finasteride for the 6 months post-op. I've attached a photo of my donor area with my hair grown out some more compared to my earlier pics.
  7. Thanks for your response! Yes, i've had my hair examined in person in Australia (with some hair loss clinics, no world class surgeons though), they all recommended no more than 2000 grafts across my hairline and to leave the crown alone. They also recommended finasteride. After reading more about Finasteride, I feel it's worth trying especially at my age in conjunction with a HT. It appears the side effects are rare / more psychological than anything.
  8. Seems to be coming along really well mate - doesn't look too red and not noticeable that you've just had a procedure.....
  9. Great, looking forward to seeing the progress over the next few months! Are you on minoxidil too, or just fin?
  10. Very eager to see some update pics too! Have you noticed any side effects from Finasteride?
  11. Yeah Erdogan has since responded and rejected me for transplant lol. He's asked me to go on Finasteride for 6 months before getting back in touch with him, but I don't want to use Finasterid so I guess I'm ruling him out... Doganay says he can do 4000 grafts, so it's quite the contrast...one saying im not a transplant patient at all and one saying I'm good for 4000 grafts!!
  12. Hi mate, what do you think with my pics? I've been quoted a few different options so far. 1) Dr Erdogan has recommended I wait 6 months and use Finasteride before contacting him again. He won't operate on me right now given my donor area 2) Dr Doganay has said 4000 grafts total is possible now 3) Dr Bhatti can do 2000 grafts for my hairline now. He recommends i wait and do my crown down the track once my hairloss stabilises (I'm 26 yrs old). Not keen on using Finasteride so what other options do I have?
  13. Hi mate, I'm in the same boat. 26 years old and just gotten a few quotes from surgeons to proceed with my transplant. Deciding which surgeon to choose now. My big issue is that all of them have recommended I use Finasteride pre and post surgery, as my donor hair is weak and overall hair very thin. They want me to use Finasteride to thicken my donor area for future possible transplants. I'm very worried about the side effects. How was Minoxidil for you? How did it improve your hair and did you get any side effects? I'm wondering whether I can just use Minoxidil / Rogaine pre and post surgery instead of Finasteride....
  14. Haha yeah, I imagine you will call it out here if anything weird happens for you (hopefully not though!), so I will keep a lookout...thanks again
  15. Thanks mate, really appreciate it. I'm a little nervous about Finasteride, as my wife and I are looking to start a family over the next 12 - 18 months. I have emailed Dr Bhatti my pics and hope to hear back soon! I will follow your progress too, best of luck with it!