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  1. go for consultations and don't wait. Are you on Med? if not you should consider it! many doctors might ask you to wait to see how your hair will stabilize but bottom line go for a consult and start on med to stop it! be proactive body!
  2. so after lots of research here, I am closing on 3 candidates in no particular order. I am NWIII, thinning in frontal third that can be camouflaged with toppik and want to lower hair a tad bit (1/2-1 cm). Some pictures with my current state and hairline design are here Link to current state and hairline design What do you guys think? I wanted to push for a more lowering but Mohebi (the only one I was able to meet in person) said that is the right thing. I need a fully unshaven procedure, and need to do that before summer, I also want a doctor who does most of the work. Hence my current list: - Mohebi / Gabel / Marc Dauer . ( in no particular order) I talked with the first two. I got to know about the third from a doctor who posted here and his website (https://mdnewhair.com/male-hair-transplants/) shows really good results and overall very good reviews. Still working to get a consult with him. My hair in doner area is wavy and thick according to Mohebi meaning with few grafts I can cover more area, I was quoted 1500-1700 from 2 doctors. i have had hard time finding someone like mine in their before and after pics so it is hard to compare. At the end of the day I know it is a decision I have to take myself but I wanted to take some opinions from here in case anyone have red flags I need to be aware of or if I am missing some others. I had to cut my list short as some other doctors waiting list is over the top. Thanks friend!
  3. Hi Friend, appreciate you take the time to read. late 30 here. NWIII, thinning in frontal hair line, no active excessive shedding. A recent microscopic evaluation during a consult reveals an 80% miniaturization in frontal hair line (nor surprising) and 30% in top. 20% is the average. The doctor recommended Propecia that will maintain my hair and even thicken the existing one and also will minimize shock loss if I decided to proceed with the transplant. He said at least for 6 months after HT. I know that Propecia is the best but I also heard many side effects about Propecia. I want to ask for your honest opinion. I know that there are lots of articles online, but as we do in this forum, patients' experiences are king and I would rather listen to real people rather than biased articles. 1) have you experienced any sexual side effect? and if so what & when it started? 2) did it get better with continual use and if so when? 3) if you have experienced sexual side effects, did it go away after you stopped using it, and after how long? 4) what is the safest/effective dosage that worked for you? 5) When do you expect to see effects in terms of growth and thickening? Thanks very much friend! Happy growing everyone!
  4. Really feel sorry about your story, my friend! I hope you can find the right surgeon for the repair work. And thanks for the feedback and suggestions, Sean!
  5. be a man like you, right? post pics and then ask moderators to take them out? (link). Dude, seriously, grow up and act respectfully or please don't comment on my posts! Everyone is comfortable with a certain degree of disclosure especially if they are new to this forum. If you don't like my style, you have the right to ignore my topics as I am going to ignore your posts from now on! We are here to help each other in a respectful way!
  6. you sound angry, bro! chill dude! Of course I am gonna ignore your message. No point in engaging in this rhetoric! But yes, I filter surgeon first based on what they think their best work is. If I like their work and I think they have enough experience then I read reviews on RS, yelp, and forums like this to look for negatives. I already ruled out some from the negative reviews here (Even one case negative makes me suspicious) but I am not gonna mention names. peace!
  7. i also started a separate thread asking for honest feedback
  8. hi All, late 30s. Have high hairline most of my life. My hair line is stable for more than 10 years. Frontal hair is just getting thinner (miniaturization). As I said in another thread, I do a good job hiding this due to my curly hair. I have been considering doing something proactive surgical or non-surgical every once in a while in the last 10 years but this never materialized into a top priority for me. Few months ago , it became one . Here are the pictures with: wet hair, dry hair, styled and the hairline one HT doctor drew for me (1600 grafts). Pictures link: https://bit.ly/33KLQaZ Should I consider non-surgical options first? I have never been on Minoxidil nor Fin. Never used micro-needling, never use special shampoo, never used PRP, never used laser cap, etc. i have a good hair routine with frequent oil and good shampoos. I recently started using Topikk and loved it, I don't add too much though, the curls and the thickening cream/spry do the trick. I just started to get sick of combing my hair forward and want a cleaner look. What is your honest opinion and recommendations? You know I really have the urge now so I don't want to be over greedy and end up suffering some shock loss and regretting the whole process.
  9. sure, please find them here wet, dry, styled and what Dr. Pack drew for me as a new hair line where the plan is to fill hairline and frontal area. Link to pictures: https://bit.ly/33KLQaZ I don't want to be greedy since I know a lot of things can go wrong with this kind of surgery, uneven growth, shock loss in donor/recipient and it is a long journey, etc. so I really would appreciate honest feedback! I know it is a personal choice but still an unbiased feedback would be appreciated! This problem bothers me every once in a while, so it is not at the top of my head all the time. I am not sure why I decided to take action when it surfaced to the top this month 🙂 I would like to add that my hair line is stable since ages, my hair just get thiner and finer as time goes by. I don't shed anymore once I started on Nutrafol earlier this year!
  10. Dear Fellow Growers, Have got some questions about FUE if someone can help answer, I will be grateful! I have done a lot of research but would appreciate the opinion of the experts in this forum. Does anyone have an experience with partially shaved FUE (for small #grafts, ~`1700)? I have heard a review that it can results in irregular patterns in donor area? Have anyone experienced shock loss of native hair in case the recipient area already have hair but one wants to thicken it? What can be done to prevent or reduce the chance of shock loss? I am not losing hair or shedding now, do I still need to be on propecia? Any sexual side effects? and if any are they permanent? (I am not using anything now other than Nutrafol which is amazing) When can you start lifting and doing crossfit after surgery? safest most conservative estimate, it is not the biggest deal When can you resume blow-drying and using products on your hair like Toppik, mousse, thickening powder, etc Basically when can you go back to your normal hair routine after the surgery and forget about hurting the grafts? Thanks friends!
  11. Hi All, I am in my late 30s, I still have my hair but have been thinning in frontal line, I would say between class II and III. I do a very good job camouflaging it with products and forward combing. My hair has been stable like this for more than 10 years (extra thinning comes in phases every decade). I have been thinking about doing something proactive about this for more than 10 years but didn't have the courage. A week ago, for no apparent reason, I decided to do that. I am just sick of the amount of products and blow-drying I do and honestly wanna more freedom in styling my hair. Well, you only live once, so why not enjoy every moment of it? Here are my criteria : Very natural modern looking results, I like tight hair lines with great packing. FUE, I am not comfortable with FUT recovery or the scar, the idea of cutting strip just doesn't appeal to me ! I don't want to wait too long for surgery Partially shaved (I am keeping my hair long in the back for that reason). No shaving of recipient area, I can comb hair forward to cover the grafts Doctor does the work himself Someone who is available to answer questions and who takes personal interest in his patients, you know, I don't want to be just a number to someone super famous! No constraints in location. Anywhere in USA/Canada is good from fiddling around, I have this list: Dr. Jae Pack from NHI (I have reading lots of his answers on realself) LA FUE Hair clinic (they have amazing instagram and YT Channel), I know that Jacques is a PA from this form. Dr. Parsa Mohebi Dr. Steven Gabel Dr. John Diep (is he really booked for one year?) I met with Dr. Pack (he estimated 1900 grafts are needed), and have meetings scheduled in few days with Dr. Mohebi and Dr. Gabel (got lucky with last minute openings in both cases). I am impressed with Dr. Mohebi, Dr. Diep and Dr. Gabel results. I have been also following Dr. Diep for a while but I heard he is booked for one year? I am still to schedule with LA FUE clinic. What other names do you guys recommend? and if you recommend a name can you please let me know why you recommend him and if you have had a personal interaction with him? Thanks
  12. amazing results! What is your age range if I might ask? I am guessing in your 30s? have you done any PRP along the process? How did yo cover up your hair while it was growing and how long time did you take our of work? Doe LA FUE clinic offer long hair FUE where no shaving is needed?