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  1. @RameshK, Although your post doesn’t really make sense, I imagine you’re trying to say that there are too many gaps in between the hairs. However, nobody else seems to think this or agree with you. In fact, I happen to think the work looks very clean and I’m looking forward to seeing the end result. You are certainly entitled to your opinion however, I suggest you look at the pictures and detail again and see the responses posted by others also. You are certainly in the minority with your opinion. Bill
  2. Great topics. And I happen to agree that most people don’t have 8500 grafts available via FUE. I mean technically they do but if you want to minimize the appearance of scarring, there’s no way you can harvest 8500 follicular unit grafts from the donor area in most patients. But regarding how many hair transplants one and having a lifetime, clearly that does vary. For me I’ve already had four strict procedures and 9600 grafts. Ironically, I probably still have some available donor for strip but I think I would opt for FUE at this point now for several reasons. But in general, it’s difficult to put a number on how many procedures one can have because there are so many variables. The number of grafts available is easier to put an average on. Best wishes, Bill
  3. I want to further add that spex has been found creating posts on this forum asking prospective patients to pay him for consultations. Mind you, he is not a surgeon and just a patient. He also gets paid by doctors he represents. So there is a huge conflict of interest there. He clearly is a self promoter and while I’m not denying that he has done some good, let’s be realistic about who he is and what he does. Sorry, but my post was accurate and even still, he is the one overreacting and choosing to leave on his own accord. Bill
  4. It’s interesting that people think I’m being harsh. The reality is, that there are far too many patients who are impatient and badmouth their surgeon only a couple months after surgery when much can happen between now and the end result between 12 and 18 months. The reality is, the donor area may not look great at the moment but can and will likely heal Immensely and look much better in time. So yes… I stand by what I said originally and feel that this patient should relax, take it easy and do his best to trust the process. If for some reason his donor doesn’t look good but the time the in result comes in, i’m sure Dr. Bhatti will standby him and do what he can to make things right. Best wishes, Bill
  5. @Upshall, This is clearly not the first time you have criticized us and frankly, you clearly don’t have any respect for this community. While I have no problem addressing questions and provide reasons for posts or comments I make, I’m not going to be bullied by someone who doesn’t respect me or the work we do on this community. Therefore, it is time for you to leave. Bill
  6. @Nebulosity, To be completely honest, I have no idea what you are talking about. You are about four months into your hair transplant and the very first day you posted you said you weren’t happy with your “results“. You clearly don’t understand that hair transplant results take a year to 18 months to grow in doesn’t make a lot of sense. You’re also now talking about hair transplant removal when your newly transplanted hair probably is only just starting to grow in if yet at all. Truthfully, I really don’t know how anybody here can help you if you don’t listen to reason. Now, I don’t know what conversations you had with the doctor but I do agree that he should at least try to address your concerns and answer your questions. However, you do not have any results yet to discuss and there’s nothing he can really do to satisfy your concerns except to tell you to wait, be patient and in another 8 to 10 months or so, you should be very happy with your results. So, I strongly suggest that you stop worrying so much, stop talking about failures and results when you should be only just starting to see first signs of new growth from your transplant from a couple months ago. Sit back, be patient, and enjoy some warm weather activities depending on your location and wait it out like everybody else had to. Best, Bill
  7. Well that is certainly the understatement of the year. It’s interesting how Spex will take one negative comment I made out of dozens if not hundreds of supportive statements I’ve made about him over the years and blatantly overreact and use that as a means to not only leave this community but attack me and make me sound like a bully. The reality is, all I did was remove comments from Dr. Hasson who already essentially “removed” his own posts by editing his comments, changing them to the word “deleted”. So, any reply to Dr. Hasson didn’t make any sense and thus, I removed those as well. Now, forget whether or not anyone felt the doctors comments were appropriate or not… that is not the issue here. The issue is that Instead of contacting Melvin or I privately and expressing concern or simply asking a question, he decided to sarcastically and unprofessionally make a snide remark making it sound like we are participating in foul play. This is certainly untrue, unappreciated and unprofessional. So I reply to him calling him out for peddling his own agenda. So wrong about that and what’s on True about it? Specs is a self promoter. There’s no question. He has a website dedicated to himself and while it’s good or bad, it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a self promoter peddling his own agenda. Does he help people? Sure. I’ve mentioned that which is why I said what I said. But is there any question that he’s a self promoter? There shouldn’t be. I’m sure Spex gets paid very well for everything he does. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with getting paid as long as you’re working in the patient’s best interest But for him to accuse us of an agenda when he blatantly self promotes on this forum is not only offensive but sort of like the pot calling the kettle black. Now as for Spex, if he wishes to play the martyr, that’s his prerogative and yet more examples of his self seeking agenda. With the record, we have not banned him or suspended him. Leaving this community is his choice. So I guess at this point, we will all wish Spex good luck and hope he works in the best interest of prospective patients regardless of where he posts. But since he has chosen to leave, there’s no sense in continuing to discuss it. That is his choice and we will honor his choice. Bill
  8. Spex, Don’t appreciate your snide remark. If you have a question about something that has been edited, why not to be an adult professional and send a moderator a private message asking about it. Are you a team player or are you a self seeker peddling your own agenda? I think the answer to that question is obvious. However, we have put up with it because you do provide some sound advice and you haven’t blatantly broken any rules As for the editing, Dr. Hasson deleted his own posts. So, it was no longer appropriate to host any replies to his posts including posts that quoted his deleted comments. Frankly, this was obvious so I can’t imagine that you didn’t know this. But this that means that you were trying to stir the pot and become a poison and otherwise healthy well. And that will not be tolerated. I suggest sticking to the scope of the topic and be professional and your responses. Frankly, this was obvious so I can’t imagine that you didn’t know this. But this that means that you were trying to stir the pot and become a poison and otherwise healthy well. And that will not be tolerated. I suggest sticking to the scope of the topic and be professional and your responses. Do you have a question about something we’ve done, you can either ask us privately or even ask us publicly in a normal way. Snide or sarcastic comments just make you look like a fool. Regards, Bill
  9. @John Doe Congratulations on selecting an outstanding surgeon for your hair transplant. In addition to posting on our forum, I encourage you to create a free patient website which is the best way to document your entire hair transplant journey with photos, videos, etc. In fact, we recently overhauled them to make them not only mobile friendly, but essentially like an app that response so well that you can create and manage your website by tapping a few buttons. By tapping a few buttons. Create your own website, simply go to www.hairlossweblogs.com. You can then take your patient website and link it to your form signature. Or you can just link it directly into your post. There are instructions on how to do all that in the “hair transplant experiences and surgeon reviews“ forum up at the top. It’s a pinned topic. For more instructions, feel free to ask. You can find a link to my I lost website and document a journey in my signature below. best wishes, Bill
  10. I personally tried both DermMatch and Toppik in the last bit for some reason I couldn’t feel comfortable with either. I couldn’t find a color match for DermMatch and it just felt like I had makeup in my hair and I just felt like I couldn’t get enough Toppik in my head. It still looked thin even after using a lot of Toppik. But I now it gets who have had great experience with both and even others. So don’t let me experience away you. What about others?
  11. Hi there, sorry for the delay in replying. I’m personally not familiar with that medication and I’m guessing by the lack of replies that nobody who has read this can relate to so far. But it is a legitimate question and I think it should be discussed. For starters, perhaps you can tell us about the medication, what it is, what it does and why you are concerned about it affecting a hair transplant. If you are considering her transplant surgery, I do suggest consulting with a few top surgeons recommended by this community and asking them this question. I’m sure they would have a direct answer. Now, don’t take this as an answer but I would doubt that this or most medications would really affect your hair transplant unless it thins the blood in which case, there may be some complications during surgery. If anybody has any information on this medication or an answer to this question, please reply. Best, Bill
  12. @kathyln, Thanks but I’ve had to remove your promotional link from your post. If you are genuine and interested in participating in discussion, that’s great. But please do not link to promotional products which looks like you’re just trying to pedal and sell it. Thanks, Bill
  13. And the fact that the clinic you are referring to is in turkey… That’s another potential red flag. I’m not familiar with the clinic you mentioned but many clinics and turkey are turning patients over like a factory and operate in the “black market“. Frankly, I would never recommend anybody go to Turkey for a hair transplant UNLESS it’s a surgeon we have already prescreen and approved recommendation. That’s not to say there aren’t potentially other good surgeons there, just that we don’t know and there are a lot of black market clinics causing patients way more harm than good. Bill
  14. Nasser, Thanks for posting however, you sound like a walking advertisement for a vacation resort rather than a patient who just had a hair transplant who is sharing their genuine experience. If you are indeed a genuine patient, I suggest sharing your actual experience, what it was like, how you felt, how involved was the doctor, what the technicians did, how many grafts you received and where, etc. and most importantly… Where are the photos? If you just had surgery, you should be able to post before and immediately postop pictures showing your procedure. And if you are concerned about your identity, you can always crop your face out of it. These so-called “glowing reviews“ simply appear fake and nobody is going to believe it unless it’s backed up with a real experience at pictures. Maybe even a video. So let’s see the photos and hear about your actual experience if you are genuine Best, Bill
  15. I am posting again because I see that I must have not seen that the transplant and hair has grown a lot since the last time you posted. So yes, you are now satisfied because the transplanted hair is really taking off. At five months, it was typical not to see much gross but in only a month or two, your hair has sprouted big time. Do you see why people were telling you to relax? Don’t worry about editing your old posts, just keep updating the topic. In the meantime, it would be great if you would create your own website to show off your progress and results to the world. Just go to www.hairlossweblogs.com and begin creating your website and documenting your results. best, Bill
  16. Haare, I see that you recorded somebody’s post because you don’t like what they had to say but realistically, I understand what they are saying. The truth is, there is no such thing as an intermediate result. There is the procedure, the progress and the results. You won’t see the results for 12 months. I understand that you are anxious and a lot of people in your position is. But it is not a “bad result“ because the result hasn’t been seen yet. The truth is, many people don’t see many signs of growth at this early stage and I suggest hanging in there and waiting to see how it turns out. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate you posting monthly pictures and hope you continue to do so. But in terms of the results… Don’t evaluated until at least 12 months. Also, I encourage you to create a patient website which is the best way to share your progress, photos and videos. Simply go to www.hairlossweblogs.com and click “create website”. There you will create an account and share your experience, procedure information and photos. You can even rate your surgeon although I suggest you do that when the results grow in another 7 to 8 months. When you’re done creating your patient website you could link it to your forum signature. All you have to do is go under account settings or profile settings to update your signature and post a link to your patient website/blog Best, Bill
  17. kraistoff, Thanks for sharing regular updates and for posting so many photos. Your hair looks fantastic and you should be very pleased with your results. If you haven’t already, I really encourage you to create a hair loss patient website which is the best way to document your progress with photos, videos and more. You can even rate and review your hair transplant surgeon. In fact, we recently updated and modernized our patient websites to be completely 100% mobile friendly. So you can use your mobile device, tablet or computer to share your experience, upload your photos, share videos and rate your surgeon. Just go to www.hairlossweblogs.com and click “create website“ or “register“. When you’re done, you can add a link to your patient website in your discussion forum signature and even this topic. For instructions on adding a link to your patient website in your forum signature, click here. Please let me know if you do create one and update us by posting a link here if you do so we can comment on it. Best wishes, Bill
  18. AD, Congratulations on your hair transplant with an outstanding surgeon. It’s no surprise that you are happy with your results so far. If you have an already, I really encourage you to create a hair loss patient website which is the best way to document your progress with photos, videos and more. You can even rate and review your hair transplant surgeon. In fact, we recently updated and modernized our patient websites to be completely 100% mobile friendly. So you can use your mobile device, tablet or computer to share your experience, upload your photos, share videos and rate your surgeon. Just go to www.hairlossweblogs.com and click “create website“ or “register“. When you’re done, you can add a link to your patient website in your discussion forum signature and even this topic. For instructions on adding a link to your patient website in your forum signature, click here. Please let me know if you do create one and update us by posting a link here if you do so we can comment on it. Best wishes, Bill
  19. mmalm, Congratulations on your upcoming hair transplant with an outstanding surgeon. I trust you will be in the best of hands and be very happy with your results. If you have an already, I really encourage you to create a hair loss patient website which is the best way to document your progress with photos, videos and more. You can even rate and review your hair transplant surgeon. In fact, we recently updated and modernized our patient websites to be completely 100% mobile friendly. So you can use your mobile device, tablet or computer to share your experience, upload your photos, share videos and rate your surgeon. Just go to www.hairlossweblogs.com and click “create website“ or “register“. When you’re done, you can add a link to your patient website in your discussion forum signature and even this topic. For instructions on adding a link to your patient website in your forum signature, click here. Please let me know if you do create one and update us by posting a link here if you do so we can comment on it. Best wishes, Bill
  20. Kareem, Well I appreciate you sharing your experience, your post sounds like a walking advertisement rather than a genuine experience. If you’ve had surgery there, why not share an actual experience of what your procedure was like and post photos for us to see. Otherwise, this looks like nothing more than a promotional post to give your doctor some clout. Frankly, and image is worth 1000 words and without pictures, your review won’t be believable. And replies like the above and mine will not help your cause. But we are only replying like this because we are skeptical of how genuine you are. Bill
  21. Petro, Thanks for updating us and letting us know that you are starting to see some positive change due to your hair transplant. If you have an already, I really encourage you to create a hair loss patient website choose the best way to document your progress with photos, videos and more. You can even rate and review your hair transplant surgeon. In fact, we recently updated and modernized our patient websites to be completely 100% mobile friendly. So you can use your mobile device to share your experience, upload your photos, share videos and rate your surgeon. Just go to www.hairlossweblogs.com. When you’re done, you can add a link to your patient website in your discussion forum signature and even this topic. For instructions on adding a link to your patient website in your forum signature, click here. Please let me know if you do create one and update us by posting a link here if you do so we can comment on it. Best wishes, Bill
  22. Many years ago, the hair loss patient websites were an innovation that nobody has ever seen before and the best and most popular way to document your hair transplant journey with photos. Whatever, over the last couple of years, these have fizzled out because they were never really truly updated to match today’s technology. The Patient Websites Are 100% Designed for Mobile Devices But now, we are pleased to announce the new, mobile friendly hair loss websites that gives hair transplant patients a new and exciting way to document their hair transplant journey with photos, videos and more. Bloggers and even rate and review their hair transplant surgeons, upload YouTube videos and very easily create a new photo albums that will all be accessible from one modern, easy to use interface. Patient Websites also Optimal On a Computer Of course, the fact that the patient websites are mobile friendly doesn’t take away from the reality that they also look and function beautifully on a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Your Previousky Created Weblogs Updated The good news is, all previously created patient websites have been converted to the new, mobile friendly and modern patient website. Those of you who have created a website already can simply login begin using his new features. Why Create A Patient Website? it’s far easier and more well organized to share your hair transplant experience, progress, photos and videos using the patients websites over the discussion forum. Instead of bumping a topic or creating a new one that’s completely detached from the previous one, you simply login to your patient website and add a new procedure, journal, photo album or video. Essentially, everything is kept in one place and you only have to link people to your patient website once and they will find everything you’ve ever shared. Creating a New Patient Website If you haven’t created a patient website yet, now would be the perfect time to do so. By simply clicking “create website“, you will create an account and begin sharing your experience, procedure information, photos and videos. If you’ve had more than one hair transplant, you can add a second procedure distinct from the first one and add new photo albums or videos under each procedure. Simply go to www.hairlossweblogs.com and click “create website “or click “register“ Updating Your Patient Website Many of you have already created patient websites many years ago or even recently. But now would be a great time to update your website by adding more photos, videos or rating your surgeon. As stated previously, your website has already been converted to the new format. Thus, to update your website with new photos or videos, simply go to www.hairlossweblogs.com and click “update website“ or “login“ Adding Your Patient Website to Your Forum Signature Creating a patient website is only the first step. You will want to share your website/blog with members of this community. So of course, you can simply create a new forum topic and post a link to your website. But if you would like people to be able to access your patient website every time you post, you can simply add it to your forum signature. step-by-step instructions on creating your very own patient website and linking it in your forum signature, visit “creating your own website – linking to your forum signature“ Screenshots and Photos I’ve included some photos of the new patient websites below so you can see what they look like both on a mobile device and a desktop/laptop computer. We look forward to viewing your documented hair transplant journey in a whole new way after you’ve created or updated your patient website. Onwards and Upwards, Bill
  23. Laser, Great post and it’s no surprise that things like this happen, especially at clinics that are not busy and less than ethical. On one hand, there’s nothing wrong with trying to bring people into hey Clinic… After all, doctors do need to make money for a living but on the other hand, there are ethical and unethical ways to do things. The problem is, many clinics revert to unethical practices when they are not busy or fear going out of business. That’s when things really go downhill. Because if good quality clinics begin to utilize unethical practices, then they will likely be called out on line and lose their business anyway. On the other hand, some unethical practices go on for years before they are called out which is really a shame. But great discussion, I’d like to hear more people offer their input. Bill
  24. When I first started going bald, I noticed it was spot forming in the back and I was very depressed. I tried Rogaine for a bit and it seem to be working. But fortunately, I bought into the hype and tried some alternative treatments that ended up causing me to lose not only my hard-earned cash but more of my hair. Anybody else? Bill
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