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LordBaldwin last won the day on October 12 2019

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About LordBaldwin

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    United States
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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood III
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Koray Erdogan
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Nizoral Shampoo
    Nioxin Shampoo

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  1. Thanks, Melvin. Appreciated. Truthfully, I can't even remember what it was like to have full density...it was so long ago. My goal going in was to dial back the clock at least 6 years (to the point before my forehead really began to expand) and reestablish proper framing of my face... this goal was achieved. I no longer feel that sense of panic when I look in the mirror, and that's really what I cared about most.
  2. 15 Months (+8 days) Here are my 15 month and 8 day photos. Apologies for the delay, but, to be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to post again; I've been feeling pretty good about my results lately and didn't really want to jeopardize that by subjecting myself to possible negativity. That being said, I prefer to finish what I start and didn't want to leave people hanging. Also, I thought it was really important to show proof that slow and steady improvement, even past the 12 month mark, is plausible (this is how it has worked for me). I feel like I've seen some continued thickening, even now, at this late stage. While the result still isn't perfect (especially by the standards set in this forum), I feel like the clock has been dialed back about eight to ten years and I'm satisfied with that. I will most likely only make one more update at the 18 month mark to sum up any closing thoughts on my experience and results.
  3. Thanks. Yeah, I think that's a good tip and plan to do these things; I'd actually been doing them prior to my procedure but hadn't been doing microneedling or nizoral since... But yeah, the baldness is fighting tooth and nail. This is like some WWII, Pacific Theater, fight to the last man sh*t on my scalp...
  4. Here are some pics fresh out of the shower, wet and dry (I'm at about 12 months and 3 weeks). I'm generally happy with things at this point in the transplanted area, and I'm still seeing improvement. I think my biggest concern right now, however, is continued thinning of my native hair in the midscalp and crown -- these two areas had not been transplanted yet. I was hoping to squeeze in a few more years without having to do any more procedures, but unfortunately I may have to take further action in the near future.
  5. 12 Months Here are my 12 month photos; I used some styling spray.
  6. Thanks. Yeah, I actually think my progress isn't quite done yet. I've seen a bit more improvement in the front since my last update, and the area behind the hairline has filled in relatively nicely. There are more days now when I feel like it looks good (especially right after I get out of the shower and it dries). Also, the clinic told me, based on some pictures I sent them, that I should expect more thickening. It should be noted that that Hasson and Wong patient had 3462 grafts -- about 13% more than I had (3051), and in a smaller area.
  7. You look great, dude. Just out of curiosity, do you think you've seen any improvement since the 12 month mark?
  8. Thanks, bud. I kind of feel like it actually looks better in person than in pics...I'm not sure if it's because the camera increases contrast, or what. I was having a rough few weeks (for other reasons), which perhaps had negativity influenced my feelings about this. Yeah, when I look back at my pics from a year ago and remember how bad it was, I definitely feel relieved. There's no question that it's significantly better than it was then.
  9. I was counting individual hairs, scaling up by 9 (because the highlighted area was only 1/9th of a square cm), and then dividing by the average number of hairs per graft (so, to answer your question, yes). I realize that some of these hairs are coming from the same follicles. Also, yes, I think it's possible that a follicle, after experiencing shock, will not sprout as many hairs initially as were originally there. However, I think odds are fairly good that they'd eventually come out if the follicle survived.
  10. Thanks. I appreciate the positivity. I have to try not to let perfect become the enemy of the good.
  11. Month 11 (approximately) Here are my month 11 images, give or take a few days. The forelock area has thickened up reasonably nicely, but I still have mixed feelings about the density at the very front of the hairline. As I've said, I'm going to let things go until 18 months and see where I am at that point. I may need a small touch-up in front to get where I want to be. I've been thinking about it a bit; given the fact that progress is so slow, it's very easy to forget where you came from prior to surgery, so you never really feel the full impact of the improvement the way you would if you suddenly woke up one morning with month 11 or 12 results. Things are far better for me now than they were a year ago, but I still feel the obnoxious call of hair greed. I want to look the way I did before any thinning started, even though that may not be a reasonable expectation.
  12. Hey, sorry, I've been a bit distracted by other things lately. I'll try to post some pics this weekend.
  13. Thank you. I'm not in stats, per se, but I do work in STEM. Anyways, no, I'm not counting hairs as grafts. I counted hairs per 1/9th square cm, then multiplied my 9 (since the box shown is 1/9th of a square cm), then I divided by my average hairs per graft (2.44 hairs/graft). The result is the average number of grafts per square cm.