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Considering hair transplant Dr. Binsanga

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Dear All,

 

Unfortunately male pattern baldness runs in my family. So far, I always had a nice full thick set of hair, till last year. My hair thinned out faster than I expected, although no bald spots yet.

 

How shallow it maybe, looks are important to me, and my hair is part of my identity. Since last year I wake up everyday and look in the mirror, and I loose my confidence. Although its not that bad yet.

 

I decided to go for a hair transplant. I'm an expat living in Hong Kong, but I will not do a transplant in Asia. Just a matter of principle. I work in healthcare myself, and Asia runs behind when it comes to almost every aspect of Healthcare, with a few exceptions of Japan and Singapore.

 

I decided to do proceed with a transplant with Dr. Binsanga. Yes, if I go to Thailand, I pay half the price of Dr. Binsanga, but I only have one chance to do this right, so the costs is not really an issue.

 

My questions is shall I proceed in the next coming months, or shall I wait one more year. See pictures below.

 

I was on Propecia for three months, but f^%K that. Had pain in my testies, felt depressed, etc. I'm still on Rogaine, but I think thats also an overrated product. I'm still relatively young, 33, and don't want to ruin my future by taking medications.

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Did you try reducing the dosage for finasteride? You can also look in to topical finasteride, Hasson and Wong regularly prescribe it, at this point honestly you don’t need a transplant, you have VERY minor thinning at the crown which could easily be concealed with a sprinkle of toppik. Give medication therapy another try, you’ve caught it really early, you may be able to hold off surgery for another decade.


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HT soon,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I didn't try reducing the dosage, I still have two or three months supply of Finastride left. What do you recommend? Cut a pill in two? I'm very cautious starting again. The pain in my testies was a warning sign not the continue with Propecia.

 

I was looking into the topical solution of Finasteride. None of the clinics in Hong Kong sell it. Can I purchase this online?

 

At some point I need a transplant. If I compare my hair with last year, it thinned out faster than I can swipe right on Tinder.

 

If I compare my hair with last year, I lost a lot. See picture below. My hair was also thicker :(

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HT soon,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I didn't try reducing the dosage, I still have two or three months supply of Finastride left. What do you recommend? Cut a pill in two? I'm very cautious starting again. The pain in my testies was a warning sign not the continue with Propecia.

 

I was looking into the topical solution of Finasteride. None of the clinics in Hong Kong sell it. Can I purchase this online?

 

At some point I need a transplant. If I compare my hair with last year, it thinned out faster than I can swipe right on Tinder.

 

If I compare my hair with last year, I lost a lot. See picture below. My hair was also thicker :(

 

I had that pain as well. Don't let anyone tell you to continue on fin...it's a personal decision and your body is telling you it doesn't like it. I'm still not the same two years after taking a very small dose.

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NTCP8,

 

Thanks for posting your questions. I want to say a couple things and then I will give you my input on your question. But first, Dr. Bisanga is outstanding and I would never do anything to persuade you not to go to him because he is a highly esteemed coalition member and I would trust him with my scalp in full. However, I’m surprised given that you are in Thailand or near it that you are considering Dr. Pathomvanich or Dr. Kongkiat Laorwong. Dr. Path is also a highly esteemed coalition member and Dr. Laorwong was trained by Dr. Path. All three surgeons are highly recommended by this community and have an excellent track record of producing outstanding results. You can see dozens of examples of all their results on this community.

 

Like I said, I would never want to persuade you away from one of our outstanding doctors. But I just wanted to remind you that you have 2 other outstanding doctors also recommended by our community in your backyard.

 

Regarding whether or not you should wait a year that is up to you. But typically, people who are just starting Propecia or Rogaine might decide to wait a year because they want to see how well the medicine does before they have a hair transplant. In your case however, you’ve already tried Propecia and it doesn’t seem to be something you want to continue. I see somebody mentioned topical finasteride and if you are willing to give that a shot, maybe you should try waiting a year before your hair transplant. If you decide not to use any medication, there’s no reason for you to delay however, just understand that because you have a diffuse thinning pattern, that you will likely continue to lose more natural hair and the in result of a single hair transplant will likely be a similar look but with more permanent hair. As more natural hair begins to fall out, you can continue some sequins procedures in order to replace the lost natural hair with transplanted hair.

 

I hope this helps.

 

Bill

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Superdudeo,

 

Thank you for your post.

 

Once I stopped taking it, the pain was gone after a few days.

 

Without bashing hair transplant surgeons and dermatologists, but whenever I talk about it with some of my clients (surgeons specialised in cancer), they strongly advise me not to take Finasteride. I trust their opinion.I'm considering the topical solution though.

 

Question is, shall I proceed with a hair transplant in the next coming months, or wait till it gets worse.

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Hi Bill,

 

Thank you for your input.

 

My decision is based on my own preference and my research I did, and Dr. Bisnanga will be my choice. I believe that both doctors you have mentioned are excellent.

 

I'm very cautious when it comes to my health. Whenever I'm sick, I always call a family doctor or surgeon in Europe, before I go to a hospital in Hong Kong.

 

I will never have any kind of surgery in Asia, this is just out of principle. As mentioned in my opening post, I'm active in Healthcare, and for me its easy to compare Asia vs. Europe/US.

 

I'm not here to bash or troll this forum. I feel more safe in Belgium (which is my home country, although I'm living abroad since 2009), for a hair transplant than in Asia.

 

Its just a personal preference.

 

I will try Finasteride topical solution.

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