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Everything posted by RecessionProof

  1. Beautiful result, and great to see what 39 grafts/cm can look like in the hands of a skilled surgeon. Was his hair caliber on the finer or thicker side?
  2. Going to post another update at the 3 month mark. Lots of new sprouts coming in, so I’m excited for the hairline to start forming
  3. If you're pretty sure there's more hair loss to come (I would guess there is), you should definitely try finasteride first. It addresses the root cause of balding and will usually make the biggest difference in keeping your hair over the years. Minox works well in most cases too, but keep in mind you'll have to rub that stuff into your scalp at least once a day for the rest of your life (or until you stop caring).
  4. Sorry to hear you had two bad experiences in a row, I hope they do the ethical thing and eventually offer you a refund. I would definitely reach out to a few well respected surgeons about repair approaches and take it from there.
  5. Looking good so far, I'm 2 months in and in a similar place. Crazy how time slows down as the 3-4 month mark approaches 😂
  6. I've been tempted to switch to dut but have always been reluctant because it inhibits 5ar type 1 (whereas fin only inhibits types 2 and 3), and it's hard to say what effect that might have on the mind and body
  7. Lots of great results from True and Dorin recently, everything looks very refined.
  8. Graft placement looks really good. You're fortunate to have so many multi hair grafts, I think this is gonna go a long way
  9. 8 Week Update Most of the grafts shed at the 3 week mark, so now it's just a waiting game. A few have stuck around and grown out, and some early sprouts are starting to come in. Pimples have been appearing almost every day, which I interpret as a sign that the growth is coming. There's still a good deal of redness along my hairline, but friends and family have assured me that it's not very noticeable in public. Haven't really spotted people looking up at the redness so I haven't bothered wearing a hat. It's a lot more obvious under the harsh lighting in the below pics, and I've been applying aloe vera and moisturizer daily to make it fade more quickly (doesn't seem to be making a huge difference though). The scar is still easy to spot when I part my hair, and I did notice a patch of shock loss a few weeks after surgery. Looking forward to attempting some shorter hairstyles once the existing hair grows in a little more. There's still some numbness in the recipient area and above the scar, but as time has passed it's continued to fade. I will note for those considering FUT that while it was relatively painless for me and I was able to get back to work quickly, I wouldn't discount the fact that your head will feel very different for an extended period of time. I definitely don't regret going with FUT, but I do feel more tempted to go for FUE next time around because the healing process does take a while.
  10. Killer result. Looks like you have a pretty thick hair caliber too, which I'm sure was helpful
  11. Looks great. Pretty incredible how far you’ve come with around 2800 grafts total. And I’m sure the crown will continue to improve over the next several months
  12. The growth looks awesome so far. And only going to improve more over the next 6 months. Very natural looking, congrats!
  13. Looking good so far. It’s possible the grafts around that spot are mostly multi hair grafts, so they may end up giving you more coverage than you’d expect
  14. I really like Rahal’s hairline artistry. Hasson’s hairlines and temples are also very good though, so you honestly can’t go wrong here. I would thoroughly look at patient posted results from each doctor and go from there. There have been one or two Rahal threads recently in which patients expressed dissatisfaction with their results — which doesn’t necessarily speak to Rahal’s quality, as no surgeon hits a home run 100% of the time (and Rahal’s home runs are very good). And sometimes patients don’t allow enough time for results to mature before they make up their minds. I would just look at as many similar cases as possible, and decide for yourself.
  15. Nice choice of graft placement, his hairline is looking a lot better and the transition to the thinner area in back is very natural. How was the patient’s hair caliber? I’ve heard that Spanish hair is often thick and coarse
  16. The doctors listed in this thread are the main top guys imo. As far as up and comers? Nadimi and Bloxham are doing great work, wouldn’t be surprised if they become the dominant names in the years to come
  17. Konior did just about everything with my procedure, and I believe Gabel and Cooley follow a similar philosophy in the US. I wouldn’t necessarily avoid tech heavy clinics entirely, but I would call ahead and make sure those working on your case have at least a few years of experience.
  18. I don't think it's dead, a lot of doctors still advise that patients start with FUT to maximize lifetime donor yield. It's also much cheaper in most cases, and a good surgeon can usually make the scar small enough so that it's not an issue for most people.
  19. How old are you? I’m 28 and was tempted to thicken up my crown but Konior talked me out of it There’s a decent chance you won’t be fully satisfied with 1500 grafts, though Nadimi seems to get excellent mileage out of that graft count
  20. Tough call. If you’re going for 3000+ grafts HnW might have an edge because they’ve done so many good megasessions. Both are great with hairline work and scars. I would do what Melvin suggests, talk to both and see if the differing surgical plans push you one way or the other.