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Everything posted by brickellmoto

  1. do they work? are the results as good as actually getting shaved? is it only donor or recipient or both? is this an actual thing that can be requested upon having a procedure? i feel like this would make recovery time way more manageable. anyone have any thoughts or experiences?
  2. brickellmoto

    Unshaven FUE's

    bumping this. thanks for the replies. going to look into gabel and cooley.
  3. other doctors would disagree with 40 grafts/cm 2 being low density, and that anything more would choke the blood supply to other grafts
  4. can you post your before/after/progress of the work she has done on you?
  5. does one's hair typically change color after a hair transplant?
  6. @lukeyb1687 do you have a graft breakdown or how many grafts per cm2? not sure if you covered that already
  7. right there with you brother, i'm an actor as well. how has life changed for you? i can only imagine you exuding nothing BUT confidence in auditions and everything. how did you go about normal life post-op?
  8. brickellmoto

    Does Creatine Cause Hair Loss

    i 100% agree with this, at least with creatine/preworkout
  9. brickellmoto

    Concealing A Hair Transplant After Surgery

    my current bartending job allows us to wear hats or whatever the hell we really want to be honest, as long as we wear a tee or garment of clothing that says the name of the place. only drawback to this is that i'm also in drama school as well and the teacher doesn't allow us to wear hats in class for whatever reason. apparently professional actors don't wear hats idk. i'm sure if i let him know that i'll be getting a procedure done thats going to leave an unsightly scar for a few months i could get away with it
  10. just want to know what the school of thought on this concept is. I've seen many HTs on here that looking at it, i'm like thats a perceptively dense hair transplant, so why is it considered an illusion, and what are we comparing it to? just curious
  11. brickellmoto

    Concealing A Hair Transplant After Surgery

    i'm interested to hear people's stories. also, i feel like it would be helpful for ppl to know how to deal with security checkpoints when traveling for procedures post op. i think i read somewhere that a guy wore a bandana and they only made him take it off once or twice as opposed to wearing a hat.
  12. can you please post a picture updating your situation @Payam
  13. Hello all, Been a lurker to not just this forum, but a few others (including reddit) and decided to join this one and create a post. So a little about me (please bare with me lol). I'm 33 now, Back when I was about 23, I believe, the girl who used to cut my hair pointed out that I had a thin spot on my crown. The reason she pointed it out, besides the fact that she was a family friend, is that she always knew me to have very thick, very coarse hair. I still sorta do. I hopped on rogaine not too far after that, and then upped the ante by going on finasteride, or propecia (it's now generic finasteride that i'm taking currently), when I noticed that my hairline was beginning to weaken, which was around 26-27. Was only on it for maybe 3 years, when I got off of it (was expensive before i found out i could get generic for a fraction of the cost). All in all, I've been back on it for well over a year now. Despite my proactivity in my fight back for hairloss, I'm slowly losing the battle and am looking to buy time. I've been exploring and researching hair transplants for a few years now. Prob since 2015. I've seen some absolute works of art, I've also seen the absolute worst surgeries imaginable, but what my research has concluded is that this is something you absolutely MUST do your homework on, and that you really only want the best in the field to do the work. It wasn't until recently that I decided to take it a step further and get consultations, and I've limited it to just right now. Hasson and Wong, and Chicago Hair Institute. I've had 2 online consults with hasson and wong, with a guy named mike over a span of 2 years, the last one being last week. Been interested in Dr. Hasson for as long as I"ve been doing research. Both consults, not much has changed in the recommendation of 3000 grafts to fill in hairline and crown, but I never pulled the trigger because well, i never thought it would get worse over the long term and my loss has pretty much been stable (and yknow, MONEY). But as of recently, i was picked up by reputable talent agency on the east coast, and given the unfortunate circumstances of vanity and the nature of the industry, i've been extremely critical of my friends on the top of my head. After doing more research, and discovering the talents of Dr. Konior, (as well as the lack of availability from what I've seen in these forums), I decided to send in my photos to the Chicago Hair institute. There was a page on the site that was for out of town patients, and they care about discreetness and a timeline as to when i could wear a hat and go home, and that spoke volumes to me as I'd really like to be as discreet as humanly possible. I was contacted by Dr. Nadimi, who gave me essentially the same graft estimate that H&W gave me, and I'll be booking a facetime consultation with her coming up. I'll show photos of my situation as well, but I'm curious as to anyone's dealings with Dr. Nadimi. From what I've experienced and understand so far, is that she's worked under and been trained by Konior, and that she's all business. And that her quality of work is good, but there's not much info on her results, in the regard that there are volumes on Koniors work. Right now, she's the front runner given her locale (my uncle lives 8 miles from the clinic, so i can ask to stay with him), and that she also emailed me directly. That truly impressed me TBH. Konior is booked over a year out, and i want to get this done sooner rather than later. Any and all info would be great!
  14. brickellmoto

    3 years in the making...

    my younger brother unfortunately suffers from worse hairloss than i do and he's only 25. he's looking into smp too so i'm interested to see the results. if that works, that could be the true illusion of density haha at least for the crown.
  15. brickellmoto

    3 years in the making...

    i might actually look into SMP on the crown. still not entirely sold on it yet tho. i guess we'll see. right now i'm not too worried about it. it's more of a nuisance to camouflage it, than a need to get it taken care of.
  16. this right here. consult with as many doctors as you can as well. and i don't believe that you're married to getting multiple surgeries down the road, unless you choose to do it. obviously it could get to a point where losing hair just isn't a big deal to you anymore, so don't go into it thinking that it's a requirement to get more surgeries unless it's of your own accord. i'm in a similar situation you are, although yours is a little better. i have intermediate miniaturization in the hairline, but also the crown. i'm aiming to do surgery this fall if possible, just trying to work out logistics and finances. here's my thread if you want to take a look
  17. ah disregard. i misread what you said initially. i thought you meant he put grafts into areas that weren't thinning, but i'm glad you clarified that. hasson was my first choice, but i think i'm sold on dr nadimi now
  18. i was told by a surgeon i consulted with that there is no such thing as preventative hair surgery. i'm interested in the final result
  19. i'm very interested in this no shave technique. why don't more surgeons employ this? seems it would make life way easier post-op
  20. i've never had an issue with fin. maybe some tiredness every now and then, but i also don't live the highest quality of life, and my job can be extremely stressful, so it could be that. but libido doesn't seem to be affected, and performance level is fine. also keep in mind, as i don't believe this was addressed, but the older you get, the less frequently you're going to want to have sex all the time. is it really fin? or have you just gotten older. not saying thats the case for everyone, but it's definitely a drug that affects everyone differently.
  21. can't fight father time, my friend. also measure your face into thirds. forelock to eyebrow, eyebrow to tip of nose, tip of nose to chin. if they're all in the same ball park of equality, then you might not have as big a forehead as you think
  22. brickellmoto

    My 2612 FUE with Dr. Rahal

    +1 i've noticed this as well