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  1. These NDAs are basically to prevent the patient from telling his story publicly if something goes wrong...and I agree it's absurd because it leaves the patient gagged with no recourse whatsoever. We line in an age of social media everywhere so that's what some of these clinics fear.
  2. There certainly are some significant people here who contribute their experiences and knowledge all in the interest of helping the next patient be more informed so they can make the best decisions. And Melvin, you are and continue to be one of the best moderators that we all benefit from...keep up the awesome job my good friend!...
  3. I agree that there is no such thing as "exact odds" of a good result as much as we all would like that. Still, not withstanding any other conflicting medical conditions or issues, the percentages of having a good result are very high IMHO...above 90% as long as the patient is a reasonably good candidate and the doctor and surgical team are skilled, experienced, and competent.
  4. IMHO, between ages 30 - 40 would be ideal...but again it's going to vary somewhat between individuals and why again family history is the best indicator we have to go on.
  5. And it's also imperative to have donor availability evaluations between each of the procedures as the number of available "harvestable" grafts can vary, sometimes significantly.
  6. Some clinics have their post-op instructions posted at their respective web sites as well.
  7. Also make sure the water is room temp...not hot, not cold.
  8. The number is going to vary between individuals based on donor density, dimensions of the donor zones, and obviously the skill of the surgeon especially if performing manual FUE.
  9. I am shocked that it's not offered in the US or any other North American pharmaceutical company.
  10. For those individuals who are destined for donor thinning, it usually can be seen by age 40 plus. It may take using high empowered magnification to confirm miniaturization throughout the donor zone...by age 50 plus it usually becomes more pronounced and visual by the naked eye. How much can the donor thin over a lifetime?...looking at family history is once again the best indicator IMHO.
  11. This is why considering family history is an important part of the equation, meaning if there is a family history of pronounced donor thinning, it will probably continue to the next generation. Yet we must also remember that most if not all of the older men did not have low dose finasteride nor did they take any other meds that are effective for slowing down MPB.
  12. Very true...when I was in my teens, it was mod to have long hair...the longer you had it, the more macho the image...the only guys I knew with a buzzed cut were mostly the ones going into the military. And like Melvin stated, there was no social media and so social pressure was not a big deal like it is today.