Hi, Thanks for the responses so far. I forgot to mention but I am only considering an FUE procedure as I cut the sides of my hair very short so I would not want a visible scar there. In terms of medication I have never taken finasteride or any type of hair loss medication and doubt I would - I just don't see the point in having to take medication for years. My family history shows that there is balding on both sides of my family however my hairline looks identical to my father who is now 50 years old and he hasn't lost anymore hair since his mid to late 20's. I would assume that I would not have anymore hair loss at this point and if I did then it would be very minor.
Hi Everyone, My name is Bruce - currently 28 years old and have been considering having a hair transplant for the last couple of years. I first noticed receding in my hairline by the time I was 20. At the time of writing this my hair loss has appeared to have stabilized and I haven't seen any major changes within the last 2-3 years. I am hoping to have a procedure done within a few months. I have a couple questions that I am hoping some of you can help me with: 1) First of all I was wondering how many grafts would be needed to repair the hairline - basically to fill in the receded parts and any other touch ups such as temporal points. I have asked over a dozen doctors by email and there seems to be a big difference in the amount of grafts some doctors are recommending. I've basically gotten anywhere from 1500-3500 grafts needed. 2) Second question being would you recommend having work done on the temporal points - basically I've never really payed as much attention to my temporal points as my actual hairline so haven't really noticed if they receded or not but would want some advice if I should leave them as is or have them modified (basically I'm not sure what good temporal points look like and if mine needs any work). Finally I was wondering if someone can recommend a hair transplant doctor to me: I live in Canada and ideally was looking at getting my procedure done with Rahal... however the cost is something I probably wouldn't be able to afford plus I wouldn't mind taking a trip to India or Turkey if I could get a reasonably priced surgery with a competent doctor. From both these countries I was considering Dr. Erdogan or Dr. Bhatti. The issue I'm having is that Erdogan's prices seem really expensive to me and I would pay it but the fact that the clinic runs multiple surgeries a day where the doctor isn't involved kind of troubles me. I also almost booked to have a procedure done with Dr Bhatti as his prices seem very good and I was impressed that he handles a large portion of the surgery himself but recently I'm seeing some not so good results that are making me second guess this decision. Wondering if anyone can provide some input. Thank you.