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19 minutes ago, brickellmoto said:

i might actually look into SMP on the crown. still not entirely sold on it yet tho. i guess we'll see. right now i'm not too worried about it. it's more of a nuisance to camouflage it, than a need to get it taken care of.

Stay tuned I’m considering smp for my crown as well. If I so it I’ll be creating a video on YouTube and a thread. Currently, caboki works wonders, but if I can use less it would be ideal.


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19 minutes ago, brickellmoto said:

i might actually look into SMP on the crown. still not entirely sold on it yet tho. i guess we'll see. right now i'm not too worried about it. it's more of a nuisance to camouflage it, than a need to get it taken care of.

Stay tuned I’m considering smp for my crown as well. If I so it I’ll be creating a video on YouTube and a thread. Currently, caboki works wonders, but if I can use less it would be ideal.

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6 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

Stay tuned I’m considering smp for my crown as well. If I so it I’ll be creating a video on YouTube and a thread. Currently, caboki works wonders, but if I can use less it would be ideal.

my younger brother unfortunately suffers from worse hairloss than i do and he's only 25. he's looking into smp too so i'm interested to see the results. if that works, that could be the true illusion of density haha at least for the crown.

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hello all,

just checking in. haven't made the plunge into surgery yet, but after doing more research and consulting options, i believe that i'm going to go forward with dr gabel, probably in the beginning of the summer (i wear a hat a lot in the summer cuz i ride a motorcycle a fair amount and it messes my hair up anyway.  i've spoken to dr gabel numerous times and he actually does offer an unshaven fue/fut, which is huge for me.  my livelihood is front of a camera work, and unfortunately i don't have the year downtime to shave my head and go through an ugly duckling phase, so this is the best option for me. 1500-2000 graft estimate to strengthen my hairline, conservatively. not lowering it, just filling it in and making it look fuller. i'll be 35 in a few months, so i think this will be my birthday (financed) present to myself. but it's gonna come at a cost...$10/graft unshaven fue, while unshaven fut is at $6/graft.  are there pros and cons to this that i'm not thinking of? i don't want to be delusional and think that there isn't going to be any downtime, but i'm just unable to shave my head and wait a year for things to get moving.

i do have a few questions....dr gabel answered them, but i want to hear other ppl's experiences with a similar type of hairloss to mine, and the type of procedure i'd be going in for.

is a HT worth it right now?

would there be a noticeable improvement (to me)?

could this potentially do more harm than good? (shocking out native hair, etc)

is unshaven fue/fut less effective as far as ease in placing grafts? is there a trade off? which would be better?  i feel like he wouldn't have much a problem placing them in between hairs.

i hope any and all can contribute to this continuing convo, thanks guys

 

here's some updated pics i tried with diff lighting. the last one is what dr gabel recommended as far as hairline (the thin red)

 

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I can understand how that may bug you, just like you could understand a girl wanting to lipo a tiny bit of fat on her stomach, but by no means do you need surgery in my opinion.

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37 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

I can understand how that may bug you, just like you could understand a girl wanting to lipo a tiny bit of fat on her stomach, but by no means do you need surgery in my opinion.

i appreciate the feedback melvin, as always, but i've conferred with multiple top surgeons over the years i've been doing research and all 3 have confirmed that surgery is indeed, needed. one of them was even adamant about "not needing my money", as in she wasn't going to just perform an unnecessary surgery for the sake of performing surgery. keep in mind, i work in the entertainment industry, so this is a little bit of a different situation.

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i’m with melvin. and let’s be clear, a hair transplant is never “needed”. but if being in front of a camera is your job and it’ll keep you in whatever job you have, gotta do what you gotta do. but a HT is never needed

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34 minutes ago, hairlossPA said:

i’m with melvin. and let’s be clear, a hair transplant is never “needed”. but if being in front of a camera is your job and it’ll keep you in whatever job you have, gotta do what you gotta do. but a HT is never needed

you're 100% right. what i meant was it was agreed upon that it was a viable option

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While we all agree HTs are truly optional, this guy with already great hair will have an even better hairline with the right surgeon. I would probably go for it--under the principle you are only young once and the camera shines bright on great hairlines. The key is to choose the right surgeon. Did you get an answer on the shockloss problem--my guess is there will be a temporary setback while the new follicles grow? You will also have some downtime with scabbing, redness, etc.

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13 hours ago, Mountinvan said:

While we all agree HTs are truly optional, this guy with already great hair will have an even better hairline with the right surgeon. I would probably go for it--under the principle you are only young once and the camera shines bright on great hairlines. The key is to choose the right surgeon. Did you get an answer on the shockloss problem--my guess is there will be a temporary setback while the new follicles grow? You will also have some downtime with scabbing, redness, etc.

appreciate that! he said if there was shockless, it wouldn't be permanent. in most cases, this is made a bigger deal of than needed. the follicles that are already miniaturizing will probably shock out. i've been on fin consistently for 3 years so i should be okay. my concern was that ya just never know, so i was hoping to get feedback from ppl who had similar experiences with this sort of loss. the no-shave should cut recovery time down , so the downtime would be minimal.....again, hopeful.

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If I were you, I would not recommend you get a HT yet. Surgery would be more of a risk, than reward in your case and any result may not end up looking better than the great hairline you already have. Just my opinion.

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1 hour ago, home1212 said:

If I were you, I would not recommend you get a HT yet. Surgery would be more of a risk, than reward in your case and any result may not end up looking better than the great hairline you already have. Just my opinion.

okay thanks for the feedback, but why do you think that?

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34 minutes ago, brickellmoto said:

okay thanks for the feedback, but why do you think that?

maybe re-read my response - any surgery, including a hair transplant, is a RISK. You don't have severe or even moderate hair loss, in my opinion, to justify taking on the risks associated by undergoing surgery. You potentially risk ....... a failed hair transplant (no growth), shock loss of native and miniaturized hair that may or may not grow back, the inability to recreate both the naturalness and density of your God-given hairline, etc. We all take on those risks when undergoing surgery, but when there is moderate to severe hair loss, the reward far out-weigh the risks.

In your case, its the complete opposite. As I said before, in my opinion, if I had your hair, I would not get surgery at this time, but good luck to you in whatever decision you make.

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10 minutes ago, home1212 said:

maybe re-read my response - any surgery, including a hair transplant, is a RISK. You don't have severe or even moderate hair loss, in my opinion, to justify taking on the risks associated by undergoing surgery. You potentially risk ....... a failed hair transplant (no growth), shock loss of native and miniaturized hair that may or may not grow back, the inability to recreate both the naturalness and density of your God-given hairline, etc. We all take on those risks when undergoing surgery, but when there is moderate to severe hair loss, the reward far out-weigh the risks.

In your case, its the complete opposite. As I said before, in my opinion, if I had your hair, I would not get surgery at this time, but good luck to you in whatever decision you make.

appreciate it. these are concerns for sure. but my hairline is miniaturizing and is looking chewed out. the most recent pics have product in my hair and everything so it looks a little thicker. but as previously stated, i consulted with 3 top docs and all agreed that surgery could be performed to strengthen and fill in the hairline. but i do agree, like everything in life, surgery is a risk. i'm still weighing the options and getting as much info as i can with dr gabel before pulling the trigger. thanks for your reply.

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27 minutes ago, home1212 said:

maybe re-read my response - any surgery, including a hair transplant, is a RISK. You don't have severe or even moderate hair loss, in my opinion, to justify taking on the risks associated by undergoing surgery. You potentially risk ....... a failed hair transplant (no growth), shock loss of native and miniaturized hair that may or may not grow back, the inability to recreate both the naturalness and density of your God-given hairline, etc. We all take on those risks when undergoing surgery, but when there is moderate to severe hair loss, the reward far out-weigh the risks.

In your case, its the complete opposite. As I said before, in my opinion, if I had your hair, I would not get surgery at this time, but good luck to you in whatever decision you make.

Great response

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Has any doctor commented about the hair on the sides of your head, above the ears, which appears to be thinning in the pictures you posted.

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22 minutes ago, Curious said:

Has any doctor commented about the hair on the sides of your head, above the ears, which appears to be thinning in the pictures you posted.

good question. but no, no one has commented on it. i'm not sure that it actually is. i think it was a combo of the light hitting it and bed head and it being cut to 1 guard. i wear it longer now and it definitely doesn't look thin. but what do i know

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