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Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
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    Norwood II A

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Nioxin Shampoo
    Dermmatch
    Toppik

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  1. I agree. My hair has thick diameter, but i'd ideally want a dense hairline so thick diameter + 50cm2 would be the best of both worlds. Do you know of any cases that specify the density in their hair and show results? It hasn't been easy to find
  2. Melvin, would you say 30-40 grafts/cm2 in the hairline region is enough? I haven't seen many people post about their density in results other than ~50cm2 which have had greatly packed hairlines, which is what i'd want.
  3. Hey, i mean that I think his approach would be a bit too conservative for my liking. I haven't seen dense hairline results from him (albeit amazing results in other types of cases), but not exactly what i'm looking for.
  4. Hi everyone, thanks again for all your help in this forum. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions on a HT surgeon in the US that has proven dense hairline results that's reasonably priced. My dream doc is Konior but that's out of the question. Shapiro was my next but his style doesn't fit my goals. Anyone have any suggestions? Ive consulted Vories, Panine, Konior, Shapiro, and Rahal. Rahal would be my go-to but the border is closed.
  5. So if you look at my post history you will see that I have been obsessing over the usage of minoxidil and its impact. My question is: has anyone successfully quit minoxidil prior to a hair transplant and been happy with the results after the transplant? I have quite a bit of hair where I've applied minoxidil (hairline and midscalp only). I'm scared that quitting min 7 days before and 2 weeks after will shed those (+ shock loss damage as well) anyways, so why not quit now, and get grafts where they would have fallen?
  6. So if you look at my post history you will see that I have been obsessing over the usage of minoxidil and its impact. My question is: has anyone successfully quit minoxidil prior to a hair transplant and been happy with the results after the transplant? I have quite a bit of hair where I've applied minoxidil (hairline and midscalp only). I'm scared that quitting min 7 days before and 2 weeks after will shed those (+ shock loss damage as well) anyways, so why not quit now, and get grafts where they would have fallen?
  7. Thanks for your reply. Without considering my donor supply and finances, do you think I will get better results without these native hairs? I am worried if these will miniaturize even further (or die from shock loss), I will have a less dense hair transplant compared to if I received a HT if the area was slick bald.
  8. As the title says, I want to achieve a density of 50cm2 in the thinning areas. I have scheduled surgery in May when I will be about 7 months into finasteride use. My question is, how will the surgeon transplant into the problem area when there is a good amount of hair (albeit miniaturized)? I plan to halve my dose of minoxidil in the next 4 weeks so some may fall, but I still have a good amount of native hair. Do you think the surgeon will be able to place grafts to achieve great density? Also - how many grafts would you guys expect to restore the hairline and lower it about 1
  9. Thank you for your reply. I agree, the fact that new grafts will never be native density does scare me. I am really hoping i won't get a poor job though since I'll likely be considering top surgeons.. but you never know. I am leaning towards slowly titrating down to once nightly dosing of minoxidil. twice daily is incredibly time consuming and not really sure how much it does for me.
  10. Thanks for clarifying for me, I'm not sure why I receive two-worded comments from none other than the moderator on this forum. I think it would be better if he just didn't reply at all. Yes, that's my thought process. I am unsure how bad the shed will be. Do you think 3 months is enough time for my shedding to stabilize before surgery? and yes, of course I am planning to have surgery in about 11 months.
  11. Is there any further explanation of why you recommend this? If I have applied minoxidil only to the areas that I will receive grafts in (which is true), what would be the point of continuing (other than maybe having more density in those specific areas since I will have the minox-dependent native hairs. It almost seems wiser to me to quit minoxidil, see its shedding effects, and get grafts placed in those locations. Conversely, if I were to continue minoxidil and perhaps quit AFTER the HT, them I will have holes where grafts COULD have been placed. Melvin
  12. Exactly. The areas that I am most concerned about are my hairline, the only place I apply minox to. So i'm torn..In an ideal world, I would rather just place grafts and let fin do its thing..I don't mind taking a pill daily. I'm 28, and started with minoxidil first. I've only been on finasteride for about 5 weeks now so excited to see what it will do for me.
  13. It's damn near impossible to see how well minoxidil is doing for me. I really want to stop stressing about my hair and adding minoxidil twice daily definitely does that to me. I would like density, though.
  14. did you see my attempt at the rationale above? I understand it may be a confusing one, but I want to quit minox so that the dependent hairs may fall out and I can place grafts where they are instead. I am trying to gain knowledge and opinions on the matter to hear what may happen with my density though. I may just go down to nightly minoxidil instead.
  15. Hi everyone, i've decided that a HT is for me. I am a NW2 mostly at the front hairline with some mild diffuse thinning. Currently titrating up on fin 1mg MWFS to daily. I was originally planning to quit minoxidil 3 months before transplant, to let the minox hairs fall out so that the surgeon can place more grafts where is needed. Has anyone else been in this dilemma? I haven't heard of this topic too much and wanted some opinions. I despise putting on minoxidil and the way it makes my hairline wispy. However, I am uncertain how much hairfall I w
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