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Hi all. I’m a new member as of today. Quick back story - Didn’t realise I was losing my hair until someone made a comment approximately 4 years ago. I’m 36 now and after coming to terms with my situation and pulling myself out of denial I started fin in Nov last year, 0.5mg ED. Now approaching 8 months I haven’t seen any cosmetic improvement quite yet although I understand this drug is for maintenance. 
 

id really like feedback so I can start planning out my next steps so, 
 

1. Norwood estimate please. would you agree this is a Norwood 3A type pattern with diffuse thinning? 
2. If my hairloss proves to stabilise after a year on Fin would I be a good candidate for a transplant and given the pics how many grafts would it take approximately?

3. before a transplant would it be best to maybe try oral minox for a year to see if I respond well and get some good regrowth? (Oral for convenience - I’m aware of side effects profile and would dose down accordingly) topical isn’t really an option for me. 
 

the pics attached. 
 

left temple - this is the worst affected side

crown pics - one pic is natural lit room with an iPhone camera flash and the other is standing directly under a really bright spot light with same iPhone camera flash. 

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3A sounds reasonable.

The crown is not advanced enough to make it worthwhile trying to fill it in.

The front doesnt look too bad either but you could HT it.  Just make sure you don't go to some clown who puts really thick pluggy hairs in there.  I'm not sure it is worth the risk but maybe up to 1000 grafts.  Problem is, once you hit it you're committed for life in chasing that hairline (with other procedures), should you have to stop fin for any reason or it stops working.

Not sure about oral minox as I'm unaware of it's efficacy or availablity where I live (UK).  I'm on fin 3 x a week only.

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4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

My results thread from 1st procedure.

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Thanks Matt. It’s a difficult choice. I’ve attached some baseline vs current pics (base top/current below). I’m not sure they really show much difference. Sometimes I think so and other times not so much. 

crown overhead normal lighting 

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crown directly under spotlight

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Left temple - circled a random hair that grows below my hairline so as to use that as a guide, normally I would pluck this as it’s such a random hair! 

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when I pull the hair back tighter the temple looks like below (the random hair mentioned above plucked which I usually do)

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I’m putting up some recent pics of temples. Would I still be looking at approximately 1k grafts? Is my hairline a Norwood 3? Sometimes I think it doesn’t look like the pics of a NW3 online? 
 
hairline is a little red as I’ve just microneedled. 

 

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You're probably on your way to NW3 if nothing else. 

Most people on here would do anything for hair like that. 

Depending on the level of annoyance your hair causes, I'd suggest just putting aside somme money for when you really need a HT

That is unless there is some other benefit to better hair, eg you're an actor and it would boost career. 


4,312 FUT grafts (7,676 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2013

1,145 FUE grafts (3,152 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - August 2018

763 FUE grafts (2,094 hairs) with Ray Konior, MD - January 2020

My results thread from 1st procedure.

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