Thank you very much for the feedback Dr Bhatti. Yes my plan was to wait atleast 6-9 months of using Fin (already 3.5 months in). My thoughts time wise are to reassess in Jan by which point it would take me to the 9 month mark on finasteride treatment.
I am very open to the idea of having a second procedure at a later stage if this is necessary. My expectation for a first procedure is just get to a level where I feel comfortable with a more dense crown and thicker look on top which is enough to atleast style it in a simple and short way, I always plan on having a short hair style. I'm led to believe if we use my current state as an example this could be achieved with the grafts available to me in a single procedure (listed above). But of course with the realisation that a second procedure at a later stage would may well be required.
My long term goal is to acheive something similar to what you see in this photo below.
It's very reassuring to hear you think I'd be a good candidate for this type of treatment at the right time. This gives me the confidence that I will be able to achieve the results I really want. What type of procedure (when the time is right) would you recommend? I've only primarily researched FUE procedures.
Again, many thanks for your feedback.
4 month update:
I couldn't be happier! Everyone around me is seeing a difference and commenting on my new hairline. This month the hairline grew thick and I can see a difference from the previous month. It's only been 4 months and I'm extremely happy with the results so far. Take a look......
I'll post another picture on the 5th month.
Excellent reply Dr Bhatti. Allow the medication to strengthen your current situation. Just as a builder needs build a wall on a good foundation - You need create the foundation for a good HT - and the longer you wait the fewer HTs you will need.
Give it a minimum of 12-18 months before pulling the trigger on any form of HT.
Grow well !