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  1. i understand the questions asked to Spex and Jotronic are personal? and if you would prefer to PM that would be great.
  2. Hello Everyone, Some of you may remember me, but i doubt anyone would, i lurked the website for a while around a year ago. just to give a brief recap of who i am and my ideas June 2006- butcher transplant at age 20 January 2007-December 2007 On minoxidil and stopped on december 2007, Horrible decision i achieved great results BUT didnt realize it until i got off it. 2 reasons i got off was because dermmatch gave me such great results and because i thought it was mostly for the crown and i thought my crown was really good(i only thought my hairline was suffering) September 2007-Current using dermmatch gave me great after looks but i think it has mad me lose hair and i just decided its time for my HT. My goals out of the HT -Since i have miniplugs it is impossible for me to comb my hair back. i would like to be able comb my hair with no detection of HT -I had a butcher HT 2 years ago and i dont know how that will effect my future HT's. just incase it has effected my elasticity i will be prepared that i cant have a full head of hair. my route will be have an above average hairline and weaver mid-crown. i will not mind wearing dermmatch for the rest of my life -i understand this HT will be focused on my hairline, and i might require an HT in the future but i would not like to have another HT for atleast 5 more years. I Will have pics up in 30 minutes or so, i hate it that my camera kills my batteries. Well one year ago Feller quoted me for 1200 grafts. at the time i thought i needed less than that. now that i beleive i lost a slight more hair i dont know how much i need. i would estimate 1200-1500. can some of you guys recommend me on some route i should take? how many grafts do you guys think i need? i see some slight hairloss in the mid-crown area but not too too serious, iono if i should have some grafts drawn in there. i really doubt i can because i have a financial limit(credit card limit) so hopefully my midcrown holds up till my next ht in 5+ years i dont want to seem close-minded but i have chosen between two HT doctors, either Feller or H&W. I currently live in New York. Question for Jotronic(or anyone who can answer on behalf of H&W) i beleive H&W offer two nights hotel reimbursement if you travel to H&W. Thing is i hated my doctor and i no longer go to him and i do not want to go to any doctor to take out my staples so i would like h&W to take out my staples if i go with them. question is since i am tight budgeted, can i switch my 2 hotel tickets for the cheapest motel tickets? i really dont want to sound off cheap and i know this procedure is not where u try to take cheap routes but a major decision between feller and H&W, and when i visited the H&W site, they said each candidate is different and we can not quote a price Question for Spex or (anyone who can speak on Feller's behalf) does Feller offer any HT on discount if someone cancels and u take their spot? i beleive this option would be impossible for H&W since its impossible for me to get on the next airplane
  3. Hello Everyone, Some of you may remember me, but i doubt anyone would, i lurked the website for a while around a year ago. just to give a brief recap of who i am and my ideas June 2006- butcher transplant at age 20 January 2007-December 2007 On minoxidil and stopped on december 2007, Horrible decision i achieved great results BUT didnt realize it until i got off it. 2 reasons i got off was because dermmatch gave me such great results and because i thought it was mostly for the crown and i thought my crown was really good(i only thought my hairline was suffering) September 2007-Current using dermmatch gave me great after looks but i think it has mad me lose hair and i just decided its time for my HT. My goals out of the HT -Since i have miniplugs it is impossible for me to comb my hair back. i would like to be able comb my hair with no detection of HT -I had a butcher HT 2 years ago and i dont know how that will effect my future HT's. just incase it has effected my elasticity i will be prepared that i cant have a full head of hair. my route will be have an above average hairline and weaver mid-crown. i will not mind wearing dermmatch for the rest of my life -i understand this HT will be focused on my hairline, and i might require an HT in the future but i would not like to have another HT for atleast 5 more years. I Will have pics up in 30 minutes or so, i hate it that my camera kills my batteries. Well one year ago Feller quoted me for 1200 grafts. at the time i thought i needed less than that. now that i beleive i lost a slight more hair i dont know how much i need. i would estimate 1200-1500. can some of you guys recommend me on some route i should take? how many grafts do you guys think i need? i see some slight hairloss in the mid-crown area but not too too serious, iono if i should have some grafts drawn in there. i really doubt i can because i have a financial limit(credit card limit) so hopefully my midcrown holds up till my next ht in 5+ years i dont want to seem close-minded but i have chosen between two HT doctors, either Feller or H&W. I currently live in New York. Question for Jotronic(or anyone who can answer on behalf of H&W) i beleive H&W offer two nights hotel reimbursement if you travel to H&W. Thing is i hated my doctor and i no longer go to him and i do not want to go to any doctor to take out my staples so i would like h&W to take out my staples if i go with them. question is since i am tight budgeted, can i switch my 2 hotel tickets for the cheapest motel tickets? i really dont want to sound off cheap and i know this procedure is not where u try to take cheap routes but a major decision between feller and H&W, and when i visited the H&W site, they said each candidate is different and we can not quote a price Question for Spex or (anyone who can speak on Feller's behalf) does Feller offer any HT on discount if someone cancels and u take their spot? i beleive this option would be impossible for H&W since its impossible for me to get on the next airplane
  4. Im sorry to hear what has happen to you... as wanthairs has already said HT doctors can pluck out the implants and replace them and even split the graft in half in some cases if they were too big and make 2 peices or something along that line. one problem with that is if the previous doctor made the incisions(holes) too big and it would look awkward if your hairline had holes infront of them best i would do is consult with a coalition doctor and ask for thier advice possibly u are a body hair transplant candidate?
  5. woah for the ammount of hairloss he had before, it definitely is a huge cosmetic change. and to remind it is only 6 months, so he has alot of growing left. i think 2000 more grafts would do a perfect job also i like how you show the scar pics in all of your posts, not trying to trick anyone thinking it is all benefits. and very small and thing scars, = +++
  6. haha what kind of travelers discount to you get if he lives in new york? haha if there is a discount let me know also! haha maybe he will reimburse the gasoline or lirr ticket?
  7. oh yea you mentioned wearing a hat after applying minoxidil, im sure its not a huge problem but i can see something wrong with it. possibly you wear the hat too early and it gets hot on your head and it evaporates the minoxidil and doesnt allow the scalp to suck in the minoxidil. and no i normally do not shed when im applying minoxidil, maybe i did a little bit on the early stages but now, nope.
  8. woah our paths are almost identical... i started losing my hair also at age 17-18..and i am 21 right now...and i use minoxidil and proscar....spooky... ok lets get to it first off i am to the knowledge that the lasercomb does not regrow any hair. they are FDA approved....for being safe, the FDA did not approve it for hairloss. big difference. now lets get on to proscar and minoxidil. i have been using minoxidil for about 9 months and proscar for 6 months. i saw fantastic results with minoxidil, regrew a lot of hair on my crown and mid scalp with it. but let us chime on some information. the hair regrown from minoxidil and the hair regrown/sustained for proscar are two different things. if you regrew hair from minoxidil and u stoped taking it, even though u stay on proscar, the hair gained from minoxidil will fall off. there was a time when i had work and school and i only applied minoxidil once a day or even none. this lasted for about a month. before i can realize it i was noticing some losing of hair. it just shows you how fast u can lose the hair if not taking the medication. when they say this is a life-long drug they mean it, you gotta take it all the time. yea sure it okay to miss minoxidil twice a week and maybe proscar once a week and nothing will happen but if you repeatedly miss them, especially minoxidil i think you will lose your hairs. btw since you are 21 as me, i thought id recommend you to dermapatch, you can research alot on this site for it, it did wonders for me, it makes my hair look like when i was a 18.
  9. Hello there Carl24 and welcome to the boards, one of the first responses is that people are gonna stern you away from bosley, they are a marketing company(not technically) who use advertising techniques to gather thier customers. and besides that you picked many of the best ht doctors in the world in Feller, Bernstein and True. i am also in the new york area and my two choices are Feller(gives you great value and is one of the best) or H&W(just cause i beleive they are the best and travel is an issue), but bernstein and True are also up there about shaving the recipient area, the reasons doctors do it is because it only makes the procedure easier and alot better. we are talking about something that will stay with you forever so why not take out the 3-4 months out and wait for the hair to grow back but there are doctors who dont require shaving, for a list on those doctors its better to wait for other responses or email the ht doctors yourself. and for 10k-15k im sure your getting a whole hell lot of grafts. for 10k youd prolly get about 4000 grafts and for 15k youd prolly get 6000 grafts. ussually its 3$ a graft for the first 2000 grafts and they give a discount on each graft given after that. hope i helped, tisab
  10. lmaoo...please tell me that last picture is a photoshop.....wait...is it really a tattoo???!?!?!?!?
  11. im sorry how can u tell how well the progress has been without pre-op pics. im sorry if they were posted somewhere else, i couldnt find it. there might of possibly been alot of existing hair's in the transplanted area... just asking thx
  12. woah the results look fantastic -i like the placement of the hairline -it looks as if your hair is very dense, which is good! and u had such great results for 2000 grafts, if u didnt get any further hairloss in the back you should be good for a very long time!
  13. So if i get up to 4000 post do i get the same position as Bi....Bill? haha possibly there is only one position for the job and i steal it from him?!!? haha i have a long way to go...almost seems impossible for me to accomplish such a feat...just to show u that Bill has put his heart and soul into this forum to help and educate the many visitors to this site.
  14. hello and welcome to the forum 28andbalding, you said you took propecia 6 years ago for 6 months, are you on it currently? i know you said that u felt like you had some negative side effects, but i do agree with you , sometimes it really is all in the head. when you think about it normally, a normal person doesnt think about sexually things 24/7, he probobly only thinks about it for a small fraction of the day. so when people are on propecia and they are constantly thinking "did i lose my sex drive, or is this drug doing something bad to me", you get the point if your thinking about it all the time and ur only suppose to "feel sexual" for a small ammount of time it can get in your head. this paragraph was a big confusing hope u caught the drift but then some people do actually feel the side effects, they say it is reported in 2% of people who use it. im not sure of this statistic and many people on this board beleive it is higher than this number now lets move on even though it is not guaranteed that you will have the same case of MPB as your relatives or even if you may catch it if they can, some people do develop similar traits of MPB as their relatives. a more better way to see how far along your baldness will go along is to see your age, when you started to develop MPB, and the rate of you losing hair over that period of time. for example if you started losing your hair at 18 and you are a norwood 3 at the age of 28, you may end up along a norwood 5-6 later on in life. one thing about MPB is it is tricky and unpredictable. you said you have been on rogaine. i also use rogaine and find it to be fascinating. eventhough it is to regrow hair(i never heard of it actually maintaining the hair that you aqtually have) it may have ended up with more hair than you would normally have if u were never on the medication. i also want to comment on other things. you said you were tall, thats a wonderful thing, people cant directly see the top of your head and people wouldn't notice your hair first. also you said you were skinny. this is just a comment of mine but why not try to bulk up, hit the gym, it can take away from your negative thoughts about hair loss your view can be "hey im losing my hair, but im strong as Sh*t, i can prolly get some girls cause im so diesel" tall and diesel is a strong combination against the ladies. now onto your questions well you said you are concerned about losing the rest of your hair and not being able to fill it in later on. well the average male has a donor supply of 6000-8000 grafts, some have more, some have less. now depending on your age, considering you have lose hair later on, you want to take the conservative route. the conservative route is normally multiplying 1000 by your norwood scale. for example norwood 3 would need 3000 grafts for a conservative route. just for reference multiplying 1500 by your norwood scale is more of the route if your hairloss is set and u are not too far in the norwood scale question 2 well hairtranplants have come along way. there are two types of hair transplant phsyicians, good ones and bad ones. the bad ones dont go to, but the good ones will take care of this problem for you, they will be able to plan on where to place the grafts which will minimize any fear of permanent shockloss. i think this concern of yours is being asked less and less as these physicians take a good care of it. question 3 again, the coalition doctors(good doctors) have been doing ht's for a while and have mastered the minimization of scaring, you can check the gallery of many patients of many of the coalition doctors for the small scars. to your last question yes people have had transplants into area of moderate thinning, i have seen some good results , you might experience some shockloss, but most doctors like i said avoid this by shaving down the area and placing the grafts in the right place which leads to a net positive outcome hope i helped
  15. i can totally relate with what you are saying, ESPECIALLY part 1!! short story about myself, i basically got a bad BT at the age of 20, and i wanted to get a HT to repair and whatever to fix it asap which would be an HT at age 21. right now i am 21 1/4, and i dont plan on getting a HT until atlesast 22 1/2. with me being able to do this, i beleive i have control over myself and if i can delay my next HT, i can feel more confortable with my looks and i will be able to delay the next HT i have after that and yes concealers do work wonders!!
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