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First of all I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this, but this seemed to be the most appropriate one. I am a 27 year old male and I have diffused thinning all over and recession on the temples. The thinning isn't so bad when my hair is grown out but the temples (moreso the left temple) are bare. I believe that I have stabilized the loss over the past year with topical min/fin. I am now interested in getting a transplant to fill in the temples / strengthen the hairline. How many grafts do you think would be required to fill in the hairline? Also, do you think any grafts would be required in the crown area?

Thank you for your time.

Spazy

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May 2020 Right Temple.jpg

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Hey man

IMHO, I don’t think it looks too bad, my hair loss started similarly to yours at your age, so I wouldn’t stick to believing that’s is totally stabilized as mine hadn’t. My advice would be give it another year or 2 to see if it worsens and in the mean time stick to your topical and add Nizoral shampoo 1-2x a week + microneedling with a roller or Derma pen for at least an additional 6 months to see if it improves your situation. But to answer your question, I looks like you’d need 1,000-1,200 grafts to shore up your receding temples.

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The crown doesnt look bad enough yet to make a real difference.

Up front maybe 1500, possibly up to 2000.


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43 minutes ago, CosmoKramer said:

Hey man

IMHO, I don’t think it looks too bad, my hair loss started similarly to yours at your age, so I wouldn’t stick to believing that’s is totally stabilized as mine hadn’t. My advice would be give it another year or 2 to see if it worsens and in the mean time stick to your topical and add Nizoral shampoo 1-2x a week + microneedling with a roller or Derma pen for at least an additional 6 months to see if it improves your situation. But to answer your question, I looks like you’d need 1,000-1,200 grafts to shore up your receding temples.

Thanks for the reply, my hair loss actually started at 19 and it's been steadily progressing. I tried finasteride for a few weeks when I was 23 but had sides and stopped. Finally the thinning got so noticeable that I tried a topical format and didn't have sides. I've taken comparison photos which I've attached, they're from 12 months ago, which is when I started treatment with topical min/fin. I don't know if there's been improvements in the last year but it doesn't appear to have gotten worse. 

Anywho thank you guys for the estimates on my grafts needed. I am really in no rush to get a transplant so I will probably give it another year of treatment to see where I stand. Thank you again. 

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28 minutes ago, spazy said:

Thanks for the reply, my hair loss actually started at 19 and it's been steadily progressing. I tried finasteride for a few weeks when I was 23 but had sides and stopped. Finally the thinning got so noticeable that I tried a topical format and didn't have sides. I've taken comparison photos which I've attached, they're from 12 months ago, which is when I started treatment with topical min/fin. I don't know if there's been improvements in the last year but it doesn't appear to have gotten worse. 

Anywho thank you guys for the estimates on my grafts needed. I am really in no rush to get a transplant so I will probably give it another year of treatment to see where I stand. Thank you again. 

June 2019 Right Temple.jpg

May 2019 Left Temple.jpg

You’re welcome!

I do see a slight improvement in your 1st post from these photos so stick to it, even if you don’t gain much back you’ll retain what you have.

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On 5/23/2020 at 12:28 PM, spazy said:

Thanks for the reply, my hair loss actually started at 19 and it's been steadily progressing. I tried finasteride for a few weeks when I was 23 but had sides and stopped. Finally the thinning got so noticeable that I tried a topical format and didn't have sides. I've taken comparison photos which I've attached, they're from 12 months ago, which is when I started treatment with topical min/fin. I don't know if there's been improvements in the last year but it doesn't appear to have gotten worse. 

Anywho thank you guys for the estimates on my grafts needed. I am really in no rush to get a transplant so I will probably give it another year of treatment to see where I stand. Thank you again. 

June 2019 Right Temple.jpg

May 2019 Left Temple.jpg

What type of topical fin do you use, and where do you obtain it? 
 

Based upon these limited photos, it does appear to be helping. 

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Personally, I think you should hold off and surgery and give the meds more time. You definitely have a lot of hair, which means higher risk of shock loss. 


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On 5/27/2020 at 2:22 AM, yesplease said:

What type of topical fin do you use, and where do you obtain it? 
 

Based upon these limited photos, it does appear to be helping. 

Sorry for late response, I haven't been on the site in a while. I use Morr-F and I get it from Ebay. Make sure the seller is reputable before purchasing from them. 

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On 5/27/2020 at 11:57 AM, Melvin-Moderator said:

Personally, I think you should hold off and surgery and give the meds more time. You definitely have a lot of hair, which means higher risk of shock loss. 

Thanks, I am going to give it another year and reevaluate then. 

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2,000 at least to match density and fill in the temple angles. But it will come at a cost like the others said, so there is supply and demand to worry about.

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