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Hey! Firstly cheers for all your posts! I have read loads of em. So here I am in Bangkok less then 24hrs away from an FUT procedure with Dr Path and I am absolutely shitting myself. Really only hit me today - I wasn’t worried at all up until this point. Even when I went in yesterday for my pre-op discussion and instructions I was fine. Had a good chat with Dr Path and his staff. Got my shampoo and instructions not to drink today (nightmare cos if ever there was a day I need a drink it’s today). Anyway, I’m nervous so decided to signup and post on here. Hope that I will be able to provide you with updates as I go along. let me catch you up: 1. I basically look like an old school monk. My hair in my crown area is only very very thin baby hair. Massive bold spot. And I have been progressively losing hair in the front area to. The rest of my hair is thick and grows very fast. 2. In 2011 I had an FUE procedure in Philippines - 1200 grafts. Didn’t work. Complete waste and vowed never to think abt HT again. I’ve been waiting for science to come out with the magic pill (can’t be Long now). 3. Late last year my mate surprised us all with the news that he has just had a HT in bangkok. (Dr Path FUE). This got me thinking down the path again so I had chat with my mate who emailed Dr Path and connected me for questions. 4. Long story short here I am one day away from an FUT of 2800 grafts. A mega sess as you guys call it. 5. Still emotional from last night watching England beat Sweden in the quarters of the World Cup. Cheers, mf
Hi All, So I have been lurking in the shadows for quite some time now waiting to see if i should one day take the daunting step of undergoing a hair transplant. I first started noticing hairloss around the age of 24, when my barber brushed my hair back revealing a very noticeable receding hairline in the temples to which I just about fell off the chair in horror. From that point I went straight into research mode and educated myself on every way possible to prevent / slow this confidence hindering genetic ailment. Unfortunately for me I have a very large head and features and short hair / shaven does not suit me whatsoever! I need my hair :eek: I have been religiously using propecia and minoxidil since I was 24. I shampoo with revita every day and every 4th day or so mix in some Nizoral 2%. I am very big on health supplements and vitamins and their role in inhibiting DHT conversion and general health and my current regime consist of pumpkin seed oil, fenugreek extract, stinging nettle root, ashwaghanda, shilijit, biotin, primrose oil and saw palmetto. I also take hair covets tablets just for some over kill. I turn 29 in a few months and believe that I have dramatically reduced my potential hair loss. If not for these supplements I believe I would be a Norwood 3 or worse. But really that is just an assumption. I am a Norwood 2 now. I always thought I would wait until I was at least 30 years old until I seriously considered the HT route. Given I will be 29 and my hair loss does not seem to be dramatically worsening I figure why not now? I am single, I can take time off work mid 2017, I have the money and really just want to leave that burden of always wondering if my hair is still perfectly in place to hide my receding temples (I can style my hair as to conceal most of the loss). My philosophy is you only live once, and given the fact I will be entering my 30s in the coming years I want to fully regain my confidence and lets be honest - look better. But I am also not naive and want to make an educated and informed decision. If I undergo a HT now to restore my hairline I know there is a very good chance I will require more in the future. This does not exactly worry me as I believe the next 10 years will be the prime of my life given the fact I am single, have worked hard all my 20’s to become somewhat financially ‘adequate,’ wanting to travel and just want that little bit of confidence back that I am sure most of you can relate too. I could wait until I am 35 / 40.. but feel it may be somewhat of a waste my glory days by then. So, this is where I would appreciate your opinion – is it wise for me to go ahead with such a procedure given my age, supplement regime and attached pictures? As I am located in Australia I was leaning towards an FUE procedure with Dr Laorwong from Absolute Hair Clinic in Bangkok. I have read positive reviews from this forum from another Australian and he is a member of the ABHRS. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I have attached some pics with wet hair to fully show the hair loss. If i underwent the procedure i would opt to not shave my head (only the donor area) as i would like to hide this from everyone
Hi there, As the title portrays I am an Australian guy who is looking to undergo a hair transplant. I would love to hear from any fellow Australian's who have undergone this procedure and which doctor and method they recommend. From my research on this site travelling abroad is the best option and Dr Path in Bangkok, Thailand seems to be a good choice due to the cost, skill level and close proximity. However I am open to all suggestions as this is a massive step and would like to be well informed before I make any commitments. Also, I would like to know which technique (FUT/FUE) would be better suited to a 28 year old Norwood I/II? I have the typical genetic mpb: receding hairline at the temples in a V shape. If it not overall noticeable when I style my hair however if I brush it back it just about kills me ha (absolutely hate getting a hair cut!). I supplement with propecia, minoxidil, revita and nizoral aswell as herbal supplements. I am concerned about the scar being noticeable if I undergo FUT (i have a short back and sides blade 3) - and also limiting potentially donor area's if I want further HT's in the future. But on the other hand I really do not want to shave my entire head if I do FUE (I plan on doing this procedure in secret ). Is it possible to shave only the donor area (back of head) and leave the recipient area long (top).. as the new hair will be transplanted in front of my existing hairline? Sorry for the bombardment of questions I would really appreciate some guidance and advice. Any advice of the best dr's, procedures, experiences coming from Aust would be most appreciated! Thank you in advance.
Hi All, I'm new to the forum but have been lurking in the background for some time now. I have finally decided to book a HT with Dr Path later this year but I have a few questions that I hope you can help with. Firstly I'm in my late 20's, receding hairline for the last 10years, prob Norwood 2a. I've been on 5% minox for the last 5 years, finasteride for approx 2.5 years. And nizoral every third day. So my hair has stabilised I think from using the big 3. But I have decided on a HT to naturally lower my hairline a bit, and frame my face better. I have always had a high hairline, even as a child so I don't want anything too dramatic. Ideally lower the hairline by a centimetre or two, increase density in my current hairline and close off the side of my hairline. You can see from my pics, my rightside is a lot further back on the side of my face. I would like my right to look more like the left, and just frame my face better. After a lot of research I have decided on Dr Path. I know he has an excellent reputation here. He suggested circa 1000 grafts to lower my hairline slightly and corner the temples. I have posted some pics to see what you all think? I would really like the surgery to be a once off thing, so would maybe like to aim closer to 1500, maybe even 2000 grafts if possible. I know that a HT gives the illusion of density with 50 units/per sq cm rather than the average 100 but is it possible to implant units in my existing hairline and still lower it also. I would like to pack my hairline and front third of my scalp so as to prevent needing further surgery down the road if/when my original hair continues to recede after the surgery? The big question also is FUE or FUT. I have yet to decide on which procedure and will wait until I am assessed in the consultation to see what number of grafts are needed to get my desired result but until then I would really like some advice on the matter. I know that this is a huge topic and I have read the pros and cons, but I suppose I will narrow it down so maybe you guys can advise on what might suit me best. So I like to wear my hair short, usually a blade #2 or #3 and the back and sides, so obviously FUE would be better in this. I don't think I could justify getting a FUT scar for only 1000 grafts however 1500-2000 i think would be more justifiable to get FUT. Dr Path has quoted excellent transection rates with both procedures and I have seen his FUT scar work, which is excellent. But would it be fair to see that he is mostly seen as a FUT doctor, rather than say the European FUE Docs like Lorenzo etc? At the end of the day the end result is most important, and from my emails to Dr Path it seems he favours FUT quite a bit more than FUE. I can't find many Dr Path FUE blogs/sites on here or other websites. Also Dr Path uses motorised punch removal for FUE, where most of the best FUE seem to use manual. Motorised has been known to damage the units, overheating torsion etc. I suppose what I am asking is, if you needed only 1000 grafts, didnt want a FUT scar, and were going to Dr Path which would you choose and why? I'm sorry for rambling so much. Thanks in advance, 88mph