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Considering transplant, would like opinions on graft count

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First some background info:


I'm currently 42 and I noticed my hair thinning around the hairline as far back as my early 20s. It's been extremely slow progression, though. I started Finesteride ten years ago (at 32) along with Rogaine. I had excellent results from that and felt like I regained a good portion of my hair. I switched to Avodart about 3 years ago, use Kirkwood extra-strength Rogaine, and a Nizoral-like shampoo a couple times a week.


However, it has still slowly degraded over the years. What's odd is that the thinness seems to come and go. Some months it looks great other times it looks really thin. I guess it's typical shedding I've read about but it's very frustrating.


At any rate, it's obvious that there are no potential miracle treatments or cures coming out anytime soon. So I'm seriously considering a FUE transplant as I hope to believe that I don't really need that many grafts.


Which is what post is asking. I'm attaching a few pictures to get some opinions on how many grafts I might need.


From what little I've read about hair transplants I feel I'd make a good candidate. I have EXTREMELY thick hair on my back and sides. It's also very coarse, wavy and curly (especially if it gets long the curls are insane).


Appreciate y'alls advice.


(PS. ugh camera flash sure makes the front look worse than I thought...)







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1500 grafts? It depends on the quality of the hairs that are left. They may be weak and liable to shock out, in which case you might go up to 2000...but even 1000 could be enough to make a considerable difference.

4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

Proscar 1.25mg every 3rd day

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