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3 minutes ago, Raphael84 said:

I get it.  You have done your research, your due diligence and invested and you deserve better. Having said that, I believe that it is still somewhat premature to write this one off yet. How many months post op are you?

I would potentially suggest a few hundred grafts into your hairline with a top doc after you have personally consulted with them and they have evaluated your donor density and calibre etc... 

But the fact that you are striving for perfection (which is admirable) suggests to me that you are thinking short term. If this bothers you so greatly, when you lose further hair, which evolution suggests that you will, you will also take that reasonably badly. You will be concerned about "that new loss" in another area. What is the approach then? How will you deal with that?

Forgive me for asking because with all of your detailed documentation, for you sure you will have stated it but are you on any preventative medicine?

I tried Rogaine but wasn't j to the idea of applying the liquid to myself twice a day for the res of my life. I tried finasteride for 11 months and experienced sides so stopped and when I stopped I had a post finasteride crash that lasted quite a few months but finally recovered so I won't go on it ever again. I also bought the capillus 272, the one you use 30 min every other day but I didn't like that to be added to my lifestyle either so I sold it on eBay. 

My hairloss became noticeable after I tried pro hormones for 4 weeks back when I was 20. They supposedly can cause you to lose hair faster than you normally would have if you had never taken them but not supposed to make you go any balder than you would have if you hadn't taken them. But I'm not sure how accurate that statement is. I've also noticed I don't shed as much as I used to nearly at all. I used to see lots hairs in the drain and my hands when I wash my hair but I don't see it anymore really. I'm hoping the worst of my baldness has already occurred.

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6 minutes ago, xadiohead said:

I'm starting to think you are a bit unstable in regards to hair transplants:  

You are only six months into your ASMED hair transplant, this is at least your second transplant, you have used 7000 grafts, and you are only 27.   After six months you are already implying your ASMED was a failure and are searching hard for your next surgeon.   Come on man, you need to wait a couple years before you make any more decisions on a surgery.

It wasn't a failure and I'm aware I still have 6 months before I see a full result so obviously I wouldn't be doing another surgery until next year, if I do one . But I'm just brainstorming what my next move will be. I want my hair during my youth, fun, and mate selection period of my life. 

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15 minutes ago, Der3k7 said:

I tried Rogaine but wasn't j to the idea of applying the liquid to myself twice a day for the res of my life. I tried finasteride for 11 months and experienced sides so stopped and when I stopped I had a post finasteride crash that lasted quite a few months but finally recovered so I won't go on it ever again. I also bought the capillus 272, the one you use 30 min every other day but I didn't like that to be added to my lifestyle either so I sold it on eBay. 

My hairloss became noticeable after I tried pro hormones for 4 weeks back when I was 20. They supposedly can cause you to lose hair faster than you normally would have if you had never taken them but not supposed to make you go any balder than you would have if you hadn't taken them. But I'm not sure how accurate that statement is. I've also noticed I don't shed as much as I used to nearly at all. I used to see lots hairs in the drain and my hands when I wash my hair but I don't see it anymore really. I'm hoping the worst of my baldness has already occurred.

Brother, you are 27. "Im hoping the worst of my baldness has already occurred". It kills me to say this, but that is absolute wishful thinking. In guys that experience hair loss at such a young age, are predisposed to hair loss. To think that you have lost hair between 18/20 years - 27 years, but will lose no more, or just a small amount  in the next 60 years is HIGHLY improbable.

You are now young, and you feel that you "I want my hair in my youth". Believe me, at 35 you will want your hair as you head toward middle age and at 45 you will want more hair in your thinning crown.

Of course, as you get older hair loss becomes more common and it is true that you may be able to accept it a little better, but don't be naive either. This is a long term gain. You may lose everything and have a whole lot of hair in your front, which may or may not look natural and you may feel worse accordingly.

Consider topical finasteride. Applying a topical solution every day isn't fun, but neither is hair loss. You have had 7000+ grafts before 28 years. You really should consider preventative medicine. It just makes sense. I get that oral fin is not an option, but you should investigate what may be of assistance. I would recommend trying topical fin.

In closing, YOU LOOK GREAT! 

Your hairline looks good, your temple points are in tact, don't obsess. I understand you wanted better, and you deserved better, but lets face reality now, instead of a much harsher reality in 10+ years. 

Be positive about the next 6 months of further growth and maturation, consider topical finasteride and save your donor for when you may really need it.

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17 minutes ago, Raphael84 said:

Brother, you are 27. "Im hoping the worst of my baldness has already occurred". It kills me to say this, but that is absolute wishful thinking.

I was going to post something similar to his comment about hoping the worst of his baldness already occurred at age 27.  I'm going back with my statement that you are unstable in regards to your hair.  You are also in denial.  Unless your dad and your granddad have extremely full heads of hair and your hairloss to date was an anomaly , you are going to lose a lot more.   People on here are going to be nice to you but wake up man, you have very few grafts left.  You need to just let it play out, enjoy the next few years, and then make a decision then.  Under no circumstance should you be doing another hair transplant next year at the age of 28.  

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37 minutes ago, Raphael84 said:

Brother, you are 27. "Im hoping the worst of my baldness has already occurred". It kills me to say this, but that is absolute wishful thinking. In guys that experience hair loss at such a young age, are predisposed to hair loss. To think that you have lost hair between 18/20 years - 27 years, but will lose no more, or just a small amount  in the next 60 years is HIGHLY improbable.

You are now young, and you feel that you "I want my hair in my youth". Believe me, at 35 you will want your hair as you head toward middle age and at 45 you will want more hair in your thinning crown.

Of course, as you get older hair loss becomes more common and it is true that you may be able to accept it a little better, but don't be naive either. This is a long term gain. You may lose everything and have a whole lot of hair in your front, which may or may not look natural and you may feel worse accordingly.

Consider topical finasteride. Applying a topical solution every day isn't fun, but neither is hair loss. You have had 7000+ grafts before 28 years. You really should consider preventative medicine. It just makes sense. I get that oral fin is not an option, but you should investigate what may be of assistance. I would recommend trying topical fin.

In closing, YOU LOOK GREAT! 

Your hairline looks good, your temple points are in tact, don't obsess. I understand you wanted better, and you deserved better, but lets face reality now, instead of a much harsher reality in 10+ years. 

Be positive about the next 6 months of further growth and maturation, consider topical finasteride and save your donor for when you may really need it.

OK.

With that being said, what do you know about the future of cloning hair follicles? I know I can just do a Google search but I'm curious if you have any insider info being a rep for a top clinic.

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Just this little bit being filled in would make a world of difference. 

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Stop obsessing.    What happens in 5-10 years when you lose more hair?  You hardly have any grafts left.   40 year old you wants to smack you out of considering another transplant anytime remotely soon.     The whole "i want to look good in my 20's" is an immature attitude.  Looking good in your 30's will be equally important to you in a few years.

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@Der3k7 I definitely know where you're coming from brother. In fact, I think I can identify with your experience to some extent. 

I'm 35 now, but I had my first (and only, thus far) HT at age 28. I noticed my hair was on its way out around age 24, and then at 27 I was simply unwilling to go through any part of my youth as a guy who was balding, or thinning... and so I took the plunge.

Now I look back, and its kind of a double edged sword, because although I have maintained my hairline, my crown is a completely different story. Do I regret getting an HT in my 20s? Nope, because as I said earlier, it stopped me from going bald at a time I when I felt young (and as shallow as it may sound to some, dense hair is something I associated with youth). However, I also accept (as many of the other guys here have said) that hairloss continued in non-recipient areas. 

Now as unflattering bald as my crown looks, I actually feel my best bet is to wait until Summer next year before I get my second HT, so that the remaining crown hair can fall out, if indeed that's what it intends to do. As donor grafts are not unlimited, this time I feel that going 12 months looking less-than-great is a small price to pay, in order to be in a position whereby optimum work can be done in one go.

(And believe me, even though 80% of my friends who are one or two years younger than me have Hulk Hogan's hairline, I still hate the idea of having a bald spot!)

So I definitely hear you, and I won't even suggest that you're obsessive or anything like that (I genuinely don't think it's abnormal to want to be and do the best that you possibly can for yourself, asap). I just hope that you factor in seriously that when you hit my age, there is a chance that like me, you'll feel that you need more work.

To finish up, for what it's worth dude, I think your hair is a lot better than you're probably giving it credit for. And of course, the best is still likely to be seen in the next 6 to 8 months or so. You might (and I hope this is the case) end up being pleasantly surprised! 

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9 minutes ago, LeftHook said:

@Der3k7 I definitely know where you're coming from brother. In fact, I think I can identify with your experience to some extent. 

I'm 35 now, but I had my first (and only, thus far) HT at age 28. I noticed my hair was on its way out around age 24, and then at 27 I was simply unwilling to go through any part of my youth as a guy who was balding, or thinning... and so I took the plunge.

Now I look back, and its kind of a double edged sword, because although I have maintained my hairline, my crown is a completely different story. Do I regret getting an HT in my 20s? Nope, because as I said earlier, it stopped me from going bald at a time I when I felt young (and as shallow as it may sound to some, dense hair is something I associated with youth). However, I also accept (as many of the other guys here have said) that hairloss continued in non-recipient areas. 

Now as unflattering bald as my crown looks, I actually feel my best bet is to wait until Summer next year before I get my second HT, so that the remaining crown hair can fall out, if indeed that's what it intends to do. As donor grafts are not unlimited, this time I feel that going 12 months looking less-than-great is a small price to pay, in order to be in a position whereby optimum work can be done in one go.

(And believe me, even though 80% of my friends who are one or two years younger than me have Hulk Hogan's hairline, I still hate the idea of having a bald spot!)

So I definitely hear you, and I won't even suggest that you're obsessive or anything like that (I genuinely don't think it's abnormal to want to be and do the best that you possibly can for yourself, asap). I just hope that you factor in seriously that when you hit my age, there is a chance that like me, you'll feel that you need more work.

To finish up, for what it's worth dude, I think your hair is a lot better than you're probably giving it credit for. And of course, the best is still likely to be seen in the next 6 to 8 months or so. You might (and I hope this is the case) end up being pleasantly surprised! 

Yeah I'll wait on the next one. But it's just crazy to think I did all this research to decide on ASMED that supposedly had great results and were one of the best in the world only to have their reputation come into question a few months before was scheduled for surgery and went into it hoping this wouldn't happen. If I had gone to the right surgeon back in 2017 for my first surgery I might have only used 3500 grafts and had a better result than I currently do with 7000. And now I have limited donor supply. Although my donor at least seems thick still

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Try using Toppik hair fibers with a spray applicator on your hair line. With hair fibers I don't think you would think of having another HT

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2 hours ago, Torip said:

Try using Toppik hair fibers with a spray applicator on your hair line. With hair fibers I don't think you would think of having another HT

I'm not into fibers I want real hair that grows 

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16 hours ago, Torip said:

Try using Toppik hair fibers with a spray applicator on your hair line. With hair fibers I don't think you would think of having another HT. 

Stop trying to reason with him, it is a waste of time.   

 

 

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