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  1. Hey man. I don’t think your crown looking thinner has anything to do with shock loss because dr bloxham only worked in the front third. I’m pretty sure shock loss only Happens in areas where hairs are transplanted too close to native hairs which creates a blood supply issue. The crown seems to be completely separate in your case just my opinion. Did dr bloxham mention anything about the shockloss around the scar ?
  2. So how many total grafts did you have done? How is your coverage / density considering you’re nw 7? im not a nw 5 yet but I’ll get there because i refuse to take anything that will negatively affect my performance in the sack. What’s the point of having hair if you can’t deliver. However, i do feel optimistic about surgery alone once i reach that point. I’ve spoke to many clinics that say it’s possible to have dense frontal third coverage with reasonable coverage in the crown which I’m fine with. And I’ve seen photos of this being done With around 6000 grafts in a nw 5
  3. I have never seen anyone in my life permanently lose the hair in the center of their donor zone where an fut strip is taken. it seems like your an advanced nw 7 and expectations should be a little different. So in your opinion what’s the best result a nw 5 can achieve (grafts, coverage, density)
  4. This is what i was telling @LaserCap you shouldn’t rely so heavily on taking meds for the rest of your life. The main focus should be keeping the donor in best shape possible so you could utilize every graft to obtain maximum coverage if need be.
  5. I do not take propecia for personal reasons, however based on my research the drug simply slows down the process of hair loss and could eventually not work as well (Continued miniaturization after a while, not pillow shedding.) The debate on weather or not this drug is useful long term could go on and on. As for achieving full coverage via surgery alone. Let’s do the math. Let’s take a Nw 5 with limited native hairs left. If he has 6000 total grafts to harvest (most do) and a 200 sq cm surface zone of loss (which is front to back on a nw5). You can either 1. cover 30 grafts per sq cm throughout the whole head. 2. Distribute them where it’s denser in the front, 40 grafts per cm in the hairline zone, 30 mid scalp, 25 in the crown. If you’re referring to people not having the donor for a full set of dense hair like when we were 20, then of course we can all agree. But do you agree that you can Atleast get full coverage with very acceptable density in the front half while compromising density in the crown?
  6. I’ve never heard any professional in the industry claim anyone has less then 5,000 available grafts for harvesting. What does taking meds have to do with if he can extract grafts in the future to address thinning? Are you referring to taking propecia to strengthen donor hair? What happens when someone decides they can no longer tolerate meds, or they stop working. It’s best to design a plan to obtain maximum coverage through surgery alone, without depending on meds.
  7. You run no risk of Losing transplanted hairs if they were taken from the center of the donor via FUT strip. A 22 year old can do a procedure if his pattern calls for it. We all have anywhere between 5-8000 grafts available so this particular person would have enough to address his hairline and then whatever thins in the future
  8. Why wouldnt you move foward with a procedure if you chose not to take medication? Clinics like Feller and Bloxhams objective is to design and transplant without depending on medicine, because genetics always win in the end, and you have enough donor to achieve full coverage front to back.
  9. Hey guys, I was wondering if there were any opinions out there on the topic of transplanting through native hairs that are currently miniaturizing/thinning. I understand they are "on their way out" like most clinics say, but how deep into thinning zones is it wise to transplant? Could you do more harm then good (shock loss)?
  10. Thanks for the clarification Ed! from your before photos, it looks like you had a decent amount of existing hair in the front half. We’re you given the option of working around it?and Are you experiencing any “shock loss” ?
  11. @karatekid Yea I’ve asked them that, and got different answers every time. Some say you can harvest up to 6-7k grafts and get full coverage (lighter in the crown) for a nw 5/6. I have above average donor quality and others say you absolutely must be on preventative medications to hold onto existing hair because you only have a limited donor supply.. I’m not a interested in medications and would just like to know if it’s possible to avoid 1 of 2 things : 1. Having hair in the front with a bald crown, and 2. Having my native hairs fall out and left with spaced apart transplants.
  12. @Melvin-Moderator I get you can maximize your donor by doing FUT first then polish off with fue. But have you seen a Nw 5/6 have success getting full coverage front to back? I’m cut hair for a living myself and every time i get a customer in my hair that has had a transplant, it’s always nothing in the back and spaced out hairs in the frontal zone. Never seen a good one in person to be honest. This type of stuff makes me second guess starting.
  13. Hey everyone, I, like many others are on here to educate myself & also see results on Hair transplants. Ive had a handful of consultations, in person and via phone. I do know who id be using if and when i decide to get a procedure done however, there are still a few areas that confuse me. My biggest concern is future loss. Alot of clinics like to do the frontal zone first. I fear having the front done and being left with a wide open crown. Essentially having half a head of hair. I have heard clinics say you can obtain "full coverage" in a worst scenario (like a NW 5-6) but how likely is that considering graft availability. Basically, what is the best outcome for someone who is experiencing NW 5 or 6 loss? Is it even worth starting a procedure? Another concern is obviously scarring and chosing FUE or FUT. I have heard opposite opinions from clinics in favor of their respective harvesting stratergy. Fue doctors bash FUT, FUT doctors bash FUE. Some say they do both, but lean towards one or the other. Some say you get more lifelong grafts via FUT, some say you get the same amount regardless of the strategy. Which strategy do you think gets more grafts? Does FUE deplete the donor as much as clinics say? Should i do Fut first then fue? Thanks! J
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