Hi, I'm getting my first HT in about 2 weeks. 1450 FUE basically just in the hairline area. Pics attached. I'm either a 2 / 2a on the mpb scale. Any advice on what to expect from anybody who's had a frontal HT. First HT so extremely nervous. I'm 40yo and have been taking finasteride since my early/mid 20's.
Can I post my doc's name? - he's an IAHRS accepted physician and also a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ABHRS)
Main concern - density, realistic final appearance. Thx. This forum has been extremely helpful
Also, my hair is quite fine, and salt n pepper gray. Skin color is fair. I have full natural coverage on the crown. I was told that because my hair diameter was 'fine' rather than 'coarse', the "punch outs" of the donor areas would be smaller and allow "new" follicles to be re-assigned closer together. Is it wrong to be hopeful that transplanted hairs will be as "close together" as my "island / dollup" that's still remaining on my forehead? Let me show you a close-up of that frontal area...
1. am i a good candidate?
2. may i post my doctor's name for any advice on him?
3. does 1450 seem like enough?
thanks for putting me at ease in advance...
This is my first time posting here. I'm 32 years old. I first started noticing my hair thinning about 10 years ago, but it looked fine after styling it, and I didn't trust any of the ads I saw on TV for treatments. In the past year I seem to be losing my hair much more rapidly (or maybe the loss was just more noticeable at my current level), and it's now starting to bother me to the point where I feel I have to either treat it or shave it this year. My brother is 11 years older than me and completely bald on top, so I can't help but think that might be the path I might also be heading down (although I think he was much also *much* further along that me when he was 32).
I've learned a *lot* from reading some posts on this forum recently, and have grown to be less skeptical about the treatments and doctors that are out there, but I'm still not sure what will be right for me. So I thought this would be a great place to ask for advice.
A couple of questions that are on my mind :
1) Can you tell what Norwood level I am, or heading toward, from the photos?
2) Can Propecia be effective on someone with my level of hair loss? My doctor recommended Propecia, but I feel I've lost enough in the front (especially at the temples) that I might need a transplant.
3) If I do decide to get a transplant, would I be able to keep a short and athletic haircut afterwards? After working out is one of the times when my hair lost most bothers me right now.
4) About how many transplant procedures will I need in the long term? Is there a limit to how many procedures you can handle based on how much donor hair you have? I'm worried if I get a transplant now, and continue losing hair, that the result would end up looking worse in the long run.
I *very* much appreciate any advice you might have for me. I think the information will help me to find the right treatment much more quickly, and to have more productive conversations with my doctor. Also let me know if there is any more information or photos I can provide that would be helpful.
I had my first hair transplant on 4/11/11 with Dr. Pistone and his staff in Marlton,Nj. I found Dr. Pistone and his staff great. I was very relaxed and they talked me through each step, very comfortable environment hope the results are great. Surgery was approximately 4 hours ( two movies). I am returning on Monday to have staples removed. I have already been told that I will need a second procedure to cover the top of my head and thicken the front, hopefully this is all worth it and I will be happy with the results. Overall I was very happy with the treatment and honesty from Dr. Pistone and his staff.
hi all, my first post here - I'm considering a HT but not sure what to do next! I've been reading through some of the threads on the forum to get an idea of options but I'm a bit stuck now as there seems to be so many options regarding surgeons, fue or fut, etc!
Would appreciate some advice \ guidance .. some stuff about me:
Hair Loss: I think I'm a norwood 3a .. (pics attached)
Meds: Been on minoxodil 5% for the last 5 years or so
I'm willing to travel for the best outcome, I've included some pics so you can see what my current situation is. The first 3 were taken with the flash on.
Appreciate any help!