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  1. Yes. It will strengthen native hair and reduce the risk of shock loss. Many surgeons recommend starting on it at least twelve months before any surgery. The Finasteride might also thicken your hair and help fill in those areas on top of your head where the hair is thinning but not gone. I take mine in the morning. Just do whatever is easier for you.
  2. Well, firstly six months isn't really a great enough timeline to see results on Minoxidil. Second, if you're not on Finasteride or a similar DHT blocker you're making a big mistake. You're increasing the risk of shock loss, almost guaranteeing more future loss, and ignoring an option that might make you reconsider having a transplant at all.
  3. Yes, any side effects should stop when you stop taking the drug.
  4. Good call. I actually think the comparison between the video and the still is a great contrast. I hardly gave the scalp appearance in poor conditions a second thought on video because it was only evident for half a second, unlike the image which was obviously capturing that least flattering instant.
  5. First of all, get on Finasteride now for the reasons everyone has mentioned. Additionally, if you respond well enough to the medication you might decide you don't need a transplant at all. Given your type of loss it is entirely possible that medication alone could yield a more than acceptable level of recovery.
  6. New frame is definitely starting to take shape, particularly in the corners. Not bad at all for four months. Scar doesn't look too rough on the right. I think your shock loss theory is a good one though because the hair below the scar looks like it doesn't fill in until a bit lower. I think it's entirely possible that it's just lagging behind a bit. Thanks for the close shots.
  7. Glad we were able to get clearer images of the hairline work, because that looks great. Truly no indication that he had a procedure at all, and the result blends in perfectly with the native hair.
  8. Thanks for clarifying. I think seeing some scalp in harsh sunlight is no big deal especially since concealer legitimately will help with that if someone is super insecure. Your hairline is great and you've got enough coverage that everything is very workable with a bit of effort, and if we're not doing this for appearance what ARE we doing it for? Nobody is going to walk up to you and count the number of hairs per cm on your scalp.
  9. That after image doesn't have concealers, correct? I have always had hair trending towards medium/fine, so my hair always looked terrible wet even before I started experiencing any hair loss. For me, my concern has always been whether I can make it look good consistently. I knew I had a problem when it took forever to style my hair in a way that would make me comfortable, and when it seemed harder and harder to make that happen I really started to worry.
  10. A slight top down angle might help to say for sure, but I agree with Melvin. Your hairline appears mature but doesn't seem like it has any real thinning in it, at least not that I can see.
  11. Funny how much a clean and "solid" hairline seems to impact appearance. As you noted, the patient has quite a bit of hair everywhere else, but that eroded look right at the front kept drawing my gaze. Very different story in the after images.
  12. Were the previous two FUTs also performed at your clinic, or elsewhere? Very nice work.
  13. It's possible, but from what you said that could already have started before you got on any treatments at all. Tough to say, although the light definitely isn't flattering. The frontal area right behind your recipient, for example, looks thinner in the second image from the bottom than it does in the last picture. Best recommendation I'd have here is to periodically check in with a hair specialist and have them do regular evaluations and comparisons to track any progression.
  14. Well, that may also depend on the efficacy and the patient's degree of loss. If you were a diffuse thinner with a high Norwood pattern but getting this treatment annually kept you looking like you had a full head of hair, that would be worth considering. Grafts are limited and a transplant might never be able to get you to the same level you'd be at if you regularly shelled out that cash.
  15. Yeah, this sounds like it's not dissimilar to the logic behind PRP, although in this case it seems like they're actually trying to replicate and inject new cells to create the results. I can definitely see potential in the treatment depending on how often it has to be done and what it costs. If younger cells drastically increase treatment longevity the expense of freezing might be worth it.
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