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BeHappy last won the day on July 5

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About BeHappy

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  • Birthday 03/09/1967

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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?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Robert Dorin
  • Other hair restoration physicians
    Previous "Dr" was not actually licensed
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime

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  1. I also think most guys should try shaving their head before going for a transplant or at least seriously consider shaving their head and think about whether that might be a better long term solution. Some guys end up liking their shaved head and some guys hate it. I am one who hates a shaved head look on most men and it's definitely not for me especially since I grew up in the 80s when shaving your head meant you were a neo nazi skinhead, so that wasn't an option for me back then. The sad thing is that most younger guys don't want to shave their head because it makes them look much older, but those are the ones who are the worst hair transplant candidates because of their hair loss at a young age while the older guys over 45 who shave their head don't really look too much older and it's more acceptable at that age, yet they are some of the best hair transplant candidates.
  2. Thicker, stronger hairs hold on to the surrounding tissue much better, so when a FUE graft is pulled out it is much more likely to be intact and have a good follicle root. Thinner hairs have more tendency to easily rip out of the follicle and also is more delicate to implant, thus they have a tendency to not grow as well. FUT grafts are cut from a strip of hair, so the techs can cut thicker grafts that will stay together even if the hairs are thin.
  3. I know exactly what you mean. I have that curly wave to my hair too and it's terrible when you have tin hair. If I cut my hair too short then it doesn't cover the thin areas enough, but if I let it grow longer then it curls up and away from my scalp and look even worse and ends up covering less area than when it's shorter.
  4. At 6 months you will still have some growing and thickening to go for a few more months, so you are not at the final result yet.
  5. I didn't have much styling time. I have to go way back. Here's me in 1985 at 17 years old vs 1989 at 22 years old.
  6. My scabs always started coming off earlier than I always see everyone elses come off too, maybe day 6 or 7 to start and by day 9 or 10 they are all gone, so I don't think there is any issues with that.
  7. If you're concerned about losing a lot more hair down the road then the best thing you can do if you are getting a hair transplant is go with a conservatively placed hairline and not try to get extreme thick density. That way you don't use up too much donor hair now.
  8. Dr Lindsey has several examples of a double layer closure for scar repairs. He cuts the scar out and then uses dissolvable sutures below the surface to pull the area together, so the tension is mostly on those sutures. Then he does a top layer of sutures to close it all up. He explains it much better than I can. With that said you may be better with some FUE placed into the scar instead of trying to cut it out.
  9. You are not even going to want to do anything the first 3 or 4 days anyway. Take about a week off and then start light training. No heavy weights. You'll know you're doing too much if you get a burning feeling on your head all over your recipient area and maybe the donor area as well (but probably not as much from there) from straining too much. That's when you stop and take a rest and go lighter if you still want to train more that day. After two to three weeks you can get back to normal. Like I said you can feel your way really. Just start easy and see if you are able to increase each day and then stopping if your head starts feeling some pain. Mine is like a burning all over my recipient area. That's when I knew had enough for the day. Don't push it.
  10. Sometimes some of the hair never sheds and does start growing immediately, so the 25% that hasn't shed and is growing can certainly happen. As for the other new hairs growing in do you think it could be the results of using minoxidil for the past month or so? Either way it's new growth and with the ones that never shed it sounds like you could end up with great results. Good luck!
  11. I think it's much better to incorporate some body hair grafts into the original recipient area in the first place mixed in with scalp grafts. With your way you are transplanting twice. Once to remove it from the donor and again to replace the donor. Body hair grows just fine on the top of your head. Mine grows longer and faster than the native scalp hair. It will grow longer than 3 inches on me with no problem.
  12. How did the back graft extraction go? True and Dorin tried a test on my back, but it didn't go well. I think he did about 20 attempts and only got 4 or 5 good grafts. Plus he said it was really tearing the flesh apart and he was afraid to try more for such a low yield if it was going to leave bad scars there. I may eventually have them try again with a different punch tip. I think he used a straight tip rather than a flared one, but I'm not positive. So far I've had a little over 4600 body hair grafts total splitting it almost even between chest and beard. I'd love to be able to get near 10,000 if I can. We discussed the possibility of using arm hair if we get to the point of not being able to get any more chest or beard hair.
  13. Exactly. He was responding to the photo that was posted which was a white person with a M shaped hairline. His response was "For males, the M shape of the hairline is natural and normal."