I am very sorry if this has been asked before but I am new to the forum and would like some fresh information. My hair loss started in my early 20s with a receding hairline and thinning on top I am now 32 and it has not changed much so I have decided I am going to get FUE treatment to restore my hairline. My job involves a lot of travel to Europe for instance I am in Poland right now and I am surprised how much cheaper everything is over here compared to the quality. I have been for a consultation at the UK Harley Street clinics but they are quite expensive and I am unsure how they compare to the rest of Europe. Therefore I would like to ask forum members who they have used or would recommend for the best service at a high quality establishment with a low price tag. Ideally with some price information. Also any information on recovery time would be great fully received as I will need to be back to work fast.
Patient is a 47 YO male with an initial presentation that featured severe bilateral recessions and loss of posterior frontal forelock with a diminished definition of the midline frontal hair line. He underwent a total transplantation of 5845 FU's over two procedures. His graft distribution included an unusually high proportion of three and four FU's, which adds to the total hair mass and cosmetic result.
This 55 year-old man received 1709 grafts to the frontal third of his scalp. He returned after 11 months to say "hello" to Dr. Wesley and his staff.
In general, salt and pepper hair coloration enables greater coverage with a smaller number of grafts as compared with a different hair color that contrasts sharply with the color of a patient's scalp.
There have been thousand of messages seeking and giving advice on everything related to the topic. Many of them may have been out of date. Things change. What is the answer to the question below based on the LATEST views and advances?
QUESTION. What is the best option for a crown issue for a 51 year old male with no surgeries Norwood scale between type IV and type V (closer to V) but limited to crown?
Additional info. Some receding hairline but very limited. The only non-surgical experience was taking finasteride for a year (with no visible difference, discontinued after a year) and minoxidil for a few months (stopped because didn’t see any difference). Currently have relatively long hair to cover some of the damage in the crown. Shaving hair for surgery or having anything noticeable after surgery (even without shaving) is a real problem because of work. There is no way to hide under a hat for two or three months until redness disappears or the hair grows longer. This has stopped me in the past from doing anything. I’m in the NY metro area but not all that limited to location. Having to do more than one surgery is what I’d really like to avoid partly cause I can’t wear a hat to work. Went to NY City to see a couple of surgeons two years ago. They told me I was a good candidate. Don’t they always? One of them is mentioned in this forum and is of the more conservative school. The other I didn’t trust at all.
What’s the best way to proceed? Or should I wait for the newer treatment to come to market? A-cell or whatever it’s called? Other surgical options or new medications? These are not new questions for the forum, but the state of the medical science has changed and there is more history now, including history of what can go wrong.