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  1. Can you elaborate? In which categories? This isn't about tribalism. It's about recommending the right procedure for the patient's case. In certain cases FUE is better, in certain cases FUT is. As a female you'd be an example of someone who'd be much better off with FUT as you'll have the long hair to cover the scar your whole life, and you'll get the significantly lower transection and higher number of safe grafts maintained in virgin donor area for the future (assuming the area to be covered is significant. If it's a 200 graft job in a certain patch, FUE would be perfect) I'm more than happy to hear professional opinions to the contrary, but I'm currently going on what Doctors Bloxham, Feller, Hasson, Wong and Pathomvanich state after years of performing both surgeries. The golden age transplant surgeons will know better than any of us here is one of their videos which may be useful to watch
  2. 1) Hell No. 2,600 grafts. I reckon 98% grew in. Still have a wall of virgin donor area ready for the future. If you're gonna be a Norwood 6 or 7 you have a thin slither of donor hair on the back. How do you get a bulk of grafts out without it looking moth-bitten and without taking it outside that safe zone? The FUT hate online is only hurting the patient (though there are cons to it). If I had mild recession and ropey hair and was 40 I'd go FUE, but as a likely future Norwood 6 I don't have the luxury to reject FUT based on the scar. I recommend watching Bloxham & Feller's videos on FUE vs FUT to help look at it. Dr Feller says the average growth rate in FUE is 75%, and it can go up to a maximum of 90%. That's from the big man himself, not me. 2) Excellent. At 10 months I can go down to a grade 3. I don't even take care choosing barbers now. If they go too short, I'll just wait a week until it's covered again. Though that's not true for everyone. Prepare for the worst always. I've asked friends to try and find the scar by flicking through and they can't. That wasn't the case for maybe 7 months though. 3) Brutal. You have that scar on the back but very thin hair at the front for 4 months+. I had to keep it short all over in order not to have a skullet. But ultimately it was worth it. FUT recovery is no joke. For the first months people thought I'd had a motorcycle accident or brain surgery 4) Over the moon. I have a wall of hair at the front, and plenty of grafts in the piggy bank for later. It's better than I ever could have expected. 5) Was good. I also did the stretching exercises like crazy. Literally 2 hours a day for a month pre-transplant. Dr Hasson is about as safe as one could ever play a hair transplant. If you choose him, you would have done everything in your power to make sure this is successful IMO. I went with a surgeon who is also highly respected and won the ISHRS golden follicle. Can you live with a grade 8 on the back? let's go sensibly conservative on what could happen if your skin stretches. You have a strong chance of going lower than that. If you can deal with the worst possible outcome, you're ready to go (Could be higher than that in freak cases) If possible though, try and get a response from Dr Bloxham if you want a second opinion. he responds on Youtube and here pretty well I've found. He'll know all this way better than me, but I understand you want patient responses so I thought I'd reply
  3. Thailandpharmacy.net Any one of those online pharmacies which assume you have the prescription already Which you must get from your doctor
  4. If you're If you're taken finasteride, saw palmetto and spironolactone then oral minoxidil 5mg won't seem scary at all I don't even take finasteride. Was way less scared of oral minoxidil
  5. Oral minoxidil has worked miracles for my crown Put it this way. Before my transplant on the front 9 months ago, I was planning for the whole midscalp and crown to also fall out within 5 to 7 years (could just get creative with fibers) Now I reckon the crown will hold for MUCH longer. Particularly lower crown (could be wrong, just speculation and looking at what's happened. Will do pics at 1 year mark)
  6. Read this thread and look at this horror job done by them I would NEVER go to this clinic even if it were free. That is literally the worst post-op donor area I've ever seen
  7. It can make you lose transplanted hairs? Jesus, really? I had horrible dandruff, particularly after my operation and it knocked it out nicely. But now I'm worried
  8. first few weeks I had a puffier face. After that, completely back to normal I'd say Not anymore. But in the first few weeks when I took 2.5mg, yes. And also when I upped to 5mg, I noticed this for about a week
  9. Interesting. thank you. Are there big differences in result from 5mg one a day vs. 5mg twice a day (i.e 10mg a day)? Is it worth it? Did you notice a significant difference? Are there studies on that significantly helping and bringing even more hair back? I'm happy to go up if that's the case
  10. Hey man, Why such a high dose? And What's your opinion on its effect on hair? I'm on 5mg, should I be considering upping my dose? (I don't take finasteride anymore after horrible side effects)
  11. My Opinion and personal account (ask a doctor, ideally): Continue! I take oral minoxidil. I had massive shedding for perhaps the first 4 months. May have even been up to 5 months. I'd rub my hair firmly (no scratching) and maybe 50 hairs would fall out after 15 seconds of rubbing Used to do it over A4 sheets of paper at work. Would see loads of hairs, which went notably thinner towards the root. It was a bit scary, looking back. Nowadays, perhaps 5 hairs fall out when doing this. I was also shedding thick healthy hair. The hair was thinner towards the root, so I assume there was hair underneath taking the nutrients and it was ready to pop through (my basic science of the hair cycle. Shedded hair - club hair, and the new hair pops through a few months later. It;s more complicated than this, but yeah) Was scary. But my hair was gonna go anyway. I had no option, really. 9 months later. the difference is massive. Thick, dark, root-like hair. Density has increased about 20-30% I'd say, thanks to thicker hair growing in. This could overall postpone my next transplant on the back region by years, perhaps. Power through, you haven't been on it long enough. And if you don't, it's gonna fall out anyway, so what's to lose?
  12. I am 3 months post transplant (FUE) I notice when I rub/massage my hair, a lot of dandruff/dead skin falls Sometimes with hair attached (looks like native hair) Is this concerning? I've been worrying nearly every day since the transplant Thank you