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About BeHappy

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  • Birthday 03/09/1967

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    Male
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    United States
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    NJ

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Thinning Hair Loss All over the Scalp
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood VII
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    Yes
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Robert Dorin
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Previous "Dr" was not actually licensed
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    None

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  1. 3000 hairs is only in the 1400 to 1500 range of grafts. This is not enough in my opinion. Looking at the latest pictures I see you do have some hair in the frontal area. I would think around 1800 grafts to fill in the front with another 1200 in the midscalp pushing back towards the crown would be a good first session. You will need another procedure later, but with the donor area looking like it may not be very wide due to the retrograde hair loss, I don't know if trying to get more than 3000 or so in a first session is a good idea due to the possibility of depleting the donor if the grafts mu
  2. You are in the middle of the worst part of the recovery. Months 2 and 3 are when you feel like you've been waiting a long time and still see nothing and you may even look worse than when you started because of some shock loss. Everyone goes through this. Once you get to around month 4 you start feeling better as you see a lot of hair growing in and you begin to be able to comb it. Just hang in there.
  3. This was standard years ago when small FUT sessions were the norm. These days most small cases are done by FUE. If the patient goes back at some point for another FUT, the Dr can start the next FUT strip from the end of the first strip and continue around to the other side of his head. I had lots of these small FUT strips back in the day.
  4. The difference is probably a matter of where they think the hairline placement should be. They are also just estimates and those numbers can vary a bit once they are actually doing the work on you.
  5. Maybe I'm weird, but I found this to be the most interesting part. I never heard of any Dr doing that before, but it's a great idea.
  6. It is curly for two reasons: 1. because it was naturally curly when it was growing in the donor area (he says his donor area is curly, so I'm assuming that is true) 2. Transplanted hair usually is more curly or wiry the first 1 to 2 years until it softens up and straightens out more.
  7. What could be happening is this: After the hair transplant, all the transplanted hair sheds and then it all starts a new growth cycle in the same time frame when it starts the regrowth. Your hair growth cycle lasts about 2 to 3 years, so it is now all at the end of the growth cycle and shedding at roughly the same time. Over time the cycles will naturally vary from each other much more and you probably won't notice it in the future. If this is what's happening then it should stop shedding soon. You also could be starting a seasonal shedding as well which may make it seem like some of the
  8. You should be able to get another FUT of about 2500 to do another pass through the area that was already transplanted. You may be able to get away with 2000 over the previous area and then add 500 to lift the sides of the crown up slightly. Then I'd go for a 3rd session of 1500 FUE or BHT to fill in the crown. That would put you at 7000 grafts which is what an area your size will usually require to get good results.
  9. That's a lot of area to cover for 3000 grafts. You will probably need another pass of about 2500 grafts throughout the entire area to get good coverage.
  10. I have heard from various places that some generics do not work so well, so if you did change a few times that is certainly a possibility.
  11. This is basically what happened to me on finisteride too. I took it for about 11 years when I finally stopped. For the first 2 or 3 years I think I did get a bit more hair. The next few years I was able to stay about the same. The last 3 or 4 years I was definitely losing ground. At the time I stopped I had less hair then when I started 11 years earlier. I'm also a NW 7. I think this happens more dramatically in higher NW cases. Finisteride can only hold off your genetics for a short time.
  12. This exactly. I'm the same age as Gatsby. Being young and bald in the 1980's would have made me look like a neo nazi skin head. There was no way I was going to do that. Nobody else shaved their heads in those days. There was no way I would have ever gotten a date from any women even half decent. It's no where near as bad today, although it still makes you look much older unless you actually are over 45.
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