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Hi all.

New here.  Just wondering if this all sounds right & makes sense in light of the considerable experience represented on this board.

I'm 50 and very fortunate, as I still look a lot more like an successful "after" pic, or a surfer dude.  The thinning is diffuse, and the longer hair helps the look without having to style it a certain way, but it's getting noticeable to anyone who knows what the signs are. 

The past 5-6 years it's been seasonal seasonal, starting in late summer with no loss over the winter, but getting worse by the year over a longer period, and by this past winter it's been mild year round but now the summer shedding is very bad.  Feels like I'm leaving a trail of hair as I go, and I am. 

I've done what you're supposed to do with Dutasteride, Minoxidil, the proven shampoos, red light, and it's gotten me this far.

About a year ago I consulted with a top surgeon who in previous years practically laughed me away but last year finally said there was thinning on top he could fill in.  He seemed to think that given how I look there's no rush, but I'm not a fan of doing something like this if it's obvious it was done.  No slight meant on men who didn't or couldn't get restoration until they were obviously balding, just saying that for me if it got to that point I'd just rather shave it than show up one day with very noticeably more hair. 

I'm now thinking seriously of getting an FUE procedure done, and I'm near a top clinic - Hasson & Wong in Vancouver Canada.  Travel restrictions aside, I could go anywhere if there's a compelling reason to do so.

I expect I'll still have years of shedding of the original hair so need to go back again 2-3 times in the future.

Sound about right?  Am I missing anything?

Any input appreciated, with sincere thanks.

 

   

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I will tell you my opinion, H&W are ones of the best - for FUT.  As for their FUE, the cases I have seen werent as good, to say the least

But you are welcome to do your own research, just review their FUE work  and check for yourself

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18 hours ago, karatekid said:

I will tell you my opinion, H&W are ones of the best - for FUT.  As for their FUE, the cases I have seen werent as good, to say the least

But you are welcome to do your own research, just review their FUE work  and check for yourself

Thanks.  I appreciate you posting this. 

It never entered my mind that a doctor or clinic might excel in one method and not the other.  If I understand it correctly the only difference in the two methods is the way donor hair is extracted, correct?

Can you suggest any other, perhaps better at FUE, doctors in Western Canada or Seattle?

 

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I have to disagree with karate kid, the FUE cases I’ve seen on this forum have been just as good as their FUT.  Just go in the advanced search page and look up “H&W FUE“ and make the conclusion yourself. In my opinion, if you’re already close to H&W and you have the money, it’s really a no-brainer. The only other surgeon worth considering is Dr. Gabel in Portland. 

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Hasson & Wong for sure ! They do some awesome work both with FUT and FUE. So many results you can check out. Not just on this forum.

Its got to be worth consulting with them! 

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On 8/1/2020 at 1:29 PM, JohnAC71 said:

Hasson & Wong for sure ! They do some awesome work both with FUT and FUE. So many results you can check out. Not just on this forum.

Its got to be worth consulting with them! 

Thanks very much! 

I really appreciate your input and encouragement.

 

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