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24 minutes ago, Shifty said:

I posted this picture October 2018.

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Looking at this pic I would have thought you might one day be heading towards Norwood VII territory, and I'd be worried about you getting decent coverage from a HT at all (or at the very least would have to undergo 2 or 3 HT's before finally walking away with a result you'd be happy with). Man I'm so happy for you, that's amazing 

I wonder how many people could have avoided Hts if this could work for them as well

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On ‎11‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 4:10 AM, Mick50 said:

Yea it's a bummer both my brother's never lost their hair ,one older and one younger ,my father was a NW 5 by the age of 30 ,all his brothers never lost their hair, same for his father  ,on my mother's side her 2 brothers never got male pattern baldness OK their hair isn't as thick as it was when they were younger ,but it's just old age where most guys hair thin  to some degree. Point is   all the male members on my family pretty much kept their hair apart form my father and me   , ha I would have been really pissed off if  my father had a full head of hair   and I lost mine ,that's just insult to injury  . 

Wow...the same thing happened to me Melvin...I have 2 brothers although the younger one passed away 3 years ago.

But neither one of them suffered any hair loss and neither did my father...I was the only one...may father's side all kept their hair however on my mother's side, my maternal grandfather was a full blown class 6 and my uncle was a class 5.

I guess we were the lucky ones!...:o

 

 


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congrats man. please do not go through with a hair transplant right now lol. probably the best non-surgical result on the face of this earth at this moment. better than mine ;) 

 

have you experienced any shedding at all to this point? I have still been losing a lot of hair, but I'm adamant on sticking it out on fin. I think my hair is actually starting to rebound (very early to tell but I've noticed a slight improvement).

 

remember that your hairs will still need to go through the typical life cycle of a hair. I'm just curious to see if you eventually go through that or it will be broken up enough where you dont notice any difference.

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It never hurts to wait it out.


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2 hours ago, Phil36fromaus said:

Looking at this pic I would have thought you might one day be heading towards Norwood VII territory, and I'd be worried about you getting decent coverage from a HT at all (or at the very least would have to undergo 2 or 3 HT's before finally walking away with a result you'd be happy with). Man I'm so happy for you, that's amazing 

I wonder how many people could have avoided Hts if this could work for them as well

thanks man much appreciated, and not sure but i hope less if they see this post. 

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2 hours ago, hairlossPA said:

congrats man. please do not go through with a hair transplant right now lol. probably the best non-surgical result on the face of this earth at this moment. better than mine ;) 

 

have you experienced any shedding at all to this point? I have still been losing a lot of hair, but I'm adamant on sticking it out on fin. I think my hair is actually starting to rebound (very early to tell but I've noticed a slight improvement).

 

remember that your hairs will still need to go through the typical life cycle of a hair. I'm just curious to see if you eventually go through that or it will be broken up enough where you dont notice any difference.

thanks, i'm debating ht or not we shall see! LOL

 

i did notice for a cpl months small hairs shedding every day. It worried me but it stopped. Now i see what I feel is regular shedding. I count them in the sink and in the shower if i see them too make sure lol 

I have not hit the 100 count yet so im OK with the hairs coming out, seems normal. 

 

I dont now what you are doing exactly but if you feel hair is falling out excessively maybe do exactly what I am doing?

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Just now, Phil36fromaus said:

have people in real life just assumed you got a HT? lol!

I wear hats a lot, I always have. I'm not even sure they noticed it fall out. Although I did try a system and it was a complete fail....I am sure they noticed something but I never told anyone so now they will just think i had a bad hair day!

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8 minutes ago, Shifty said:

thanks, i'm debating ht or not we shall see! LOL

 

i did notice for a cpl months small hairs shedding every day. It worried me but it stopped. Now i see what I feel is regular shedding. I count them in the sink and in the shower if i see them too make sure lol 

I have not hit the 100 count yet so im OK with the hairs coming out, seems normal. 

 

I dont now what you are doing exactly but if you feel hair is falling out excessively maybe do exactly what I am doing?

clinics always want you to go on fin so you stabilise the possibility of further loses. you have the exact opposite problem of stabilisation because you keep making gains. id be interested in what clinics would say just as a point of curiosity, but id say wait and see what happens from now. amazing

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1 minute ago, Phil36fromaus said:

clinics always want you to go on fin so you stabilise the possibility of further loses. you have the exact opposite problem of stabilisation because you keep making gains. id be interested in what clinics would say just as a point of curiosity, but id say wait and see what happens from now. amazing

I had a date set with Diep, but a couple of weddings and my mother getting sick and my siblings and I having to take care of her since last year, I just have not had the time to even think about it. Sucks because I gave him $1k which i know im not getting back. I think if she didnt get sick I would have went though with it. Silver lining? 

 

Feller and Bloxham are 5 minutes away from me so at some point Ill at least get a consultation.  

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I know people love Diep's hairlines but I find his donor management skills utterly abysmal ... think you dodged a bullet on that one. Haven't seen enough of Bloxham's patient reviews to hold a strong opinion (only clinic ones) but he does seem to be a rising figure in this industry. Consultation would be well worth it

EDIT: guess id be curious if they would think your newly grown hairs would be partial to shockloss. So if you did get a HT and transplanted around these newly grown hairs it could form a strange pattern. Not sure if there are even studies on this given you might be an outlier.  

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8 hours ago, Shifty said:

Missed last month, will update fully in a cpl weeks. This is right now. Hairs still sprouting in the front, not sure about crown.

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I hate treating the crown for exactly this reason. So hard to tell what's going on back there and even with the pen dermastamping is harder than it is in the front because I'm working blind.

Great results so far and very encouraging. I actually started on a more complex regimen (up from just taking  finest ride) around the same time as you did, so this thread helps me stay patient and keep perspective. Looks like you've had nice improvements not only in coverage but density and volume as well. Your hair has some nice bulk to it in this photo.

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On ‎7‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 7:28 PM, Shmiggy said:

Gil, who’s the fella in your pic? He’s got a nice head of hair!

Why that's me after 4 FUT procedures!

 

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roughly 6900 grafts in total...;)

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