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8 hours ago, Helios said:

Jalolbek, as others have warned you I strongly suggest you do more research Into this. Your age, no medications, and looking at a potentially unethical clinic in Turkey To take 4-5,000 Graftsis a recipe for disaster.
 

You really need a skilled surgeon to make a master plan to review your situation and to account for future loss etc. I don’t believe the clinic you chose in Turkey has your best interests in mind . 

I don’t believe we can say HLC is unethical. I don’t know enough about them, but I don’t believe they’re one of the bad clinics. But I do agree he should wait and get on meds.

I do not provide medical advice, recommendations, all responses are my opinion.

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Dude was asking for moral support and now is probably regretting it, that's why I never post anything on the internet.

Not only is HLC the best clinic in Turkey but they are one of the best in the world when it comes to FUE, once you get there you will be surrounded by 4-5 doctors and a hair specialist for 45 minutes discussing all your options and what's the best approach moving forward with your hair loss. They have your best interest and that's for sure.

I don't understand some of the things that are posted on this forum..

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Moral support comes in different forms, it isn't just telling someone what they want to hear. Surgery is too big a decision to just live in an echo chamber and base your decisions on that. If the original poster disagrees with what I or anyone else has to say, at least he has that information to weigh in his own process.

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43 minutes ago, Abi28 said:

Dude was asking for moral support and now is probably regretting it, that's why I never post anything on the internet.

Not only is HLC the best clinic in Turkey but they are one of the best in the world when it comes to FUE, once you get there you will be surrounded by 4-5 doctors and a hair specialist for 45 minutes discussing all your options and what's the best approach moving forward with your hair loss. They have your best interest and that's for sure.

I don't understand some of the things that are posted on this forum..

That's fresh coming from you. It's so much easier being on the sidelines right.

@PizzaWolf I don't think we're an echo chamber at all. In fact, I like that these issues are brought up, we should never shy away or discourage healthy discussion. But I think we should correct assumptions. I really don't know much about HLC other than the results i've seen here. But in fairness, we should move this discussion to another thread of its own. I have spoken with this patient, and he is actually happy that he posted this, as this has caused him to re-evaluate his situation and his decision. I don't think taking a step back and researching more is ever a bad thing.

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8 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

That's fresh coming from you. It's so much easier being on the sidelines right.

 

I am not sure what do you exactly mean by that? it seems like every time I type something you counter with another post to try and dismiss my point.. that's mainly why I have stopped posting on the forum.. anyways this will be my lost post not sure why I am even wasting my time writing this.

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2 minutes ago, Abi28 said:

I am not sure what do you exactly mean by that? it seems like every time I type something you counter with another post to try and dismiss my point.. that's mainly why I have stopped posting on the forum.. anyways this will be my lost post not sure why I am even wasting my time writing this.

You're the epitome of a hit and run poster, someone who never contributes anything significant of their own. 

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13 minutes ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

You're the epitome of a hit and run poster, someone who never contributes anything significant of their own. 

That's exactly what you would call someone who doesn't praises your boy Diep, let's be honest if this was about Diep and someone was calling him unethical and saying that he doesn't have the patients best interest you would be posting pictures about your hair transplant with him and flooding the thread with patients posted results while praising him and defending your homeboy.. since when is HLC unethical? and why do you keep saying 'WE' don't know much about them, who is we? just because you don't know much about them and they are not paying a monthly fee to be recommended on the forum doesn't mean that they can be trashed.

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7 minutes ago, Abi28 said:

That's exactly what you would call someone who doesn't praises your boy Diep, let's be honest if this was about Diep and someone was calling him unethical and saying that he doesn't have the patients best interest you would be posting pictures about your hair transplant with him and flooding the thread with patients posted results while praising him and defending your homeboy.. since when is HLC unethical? and why do you keep saying 'WE' don't know much about them, who is we? just because you don't know much about them and they are not paying a monthly fee to be recommended on the forum doesn't mean that they can be trashed.

You must be in your feelings with that last post, but it’s true. You bring nothing other than praising Turkish clinics, while denigrating the forum. We’re completely unbiased, if the work is good. I’ll say it, take a look at this thread from Dr. Ferreira, he’s not recommended and doesn’t sponsor the forum, so trying to act like we only defend sponsors is being disingenuous. 
 

 

Overall, you bring absolutely zero to our forum. This place would be better without you ✌

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16 minutes ago, Abi28 said:

That's exactly what you would call someone who doesn't praises your boy Diep, let's be honest if this was about Diep and someone was calling him unethical and saying that he doesn't have the patients best interest you would be posting pictures about your hair transplant with him and flooding the thread with patients posted results while praising him and defending your homeboy.. since when is HLC unethical? and why do you keep saying 'WE' don't know much about them, who is we? just because you don't know much about them and they are not paying a monthly fee to be recommended on the forum doesn't mean that they can be trashed.

I was feeling down after 6 months and Melvin reached out to Dr Ferreira, a very good surgeon, and together we started working towards making my hair transplant a success. From Dr Ferreira post and emails I can honestly say I feel assured,  and far happier than I was a few days ago. A top quality ethical surgeon. And I was feeling down but Melvin did what he could to help and he is a huge credit to in This forum. He only tries to help and he has done that for me. No fees no cost just trying to help. Thanks Melvin. 

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2 hours ago, MachoVato said:

PizzaWolf never misses an opportunity to trash HLC. But this is an absurd accusation. Are you the arbiter of transplant qualifications? Some type of ethical compass? Ridiculous.

Hi MachoVato, please note the word “potentially” in my statement, which is unfortunately true when it comes to a lot of hair transplant surgeons in Turkey. I did not make any absolute or defamatory statements about the clinic. Again I stress the use of the word “potentially”. 
 

I also do not claim to be any of those you things mentioned but I can see based on your signature why would you respond as such. In any case, my intentions and concerns towards the original poster were coming from a good place and I do not wish to participate in a heated argument since number 1) I have no interest in that and 2) the focus of this thread should be on helping the original poster. Thank you. 

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2 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

That's fresh coming from you. It's so much easier being on the sidelines right.

@PizzaWolf I don't think we're an echo chamber at all. In fact, I like that these issues are brought up, we should never shy away or discourage healthy discussion. But I think we should correct assumptions. I really don't know much about HLC other than the results i've seen here. But in fairness, we should move this discussion to another thread of its own. I have spoken with this patient, and he is actually happy that he posted this, as this has caused him to re-evaluate his situation and his decision. I don't think taking a step back and researching more is ever a bad thing.

I don't think the HRN is an echo chamber. I was trying to say that being able to have all this info and different viewpoints keeps it from becoming that, which is why I appreciate the forum.

1 hour ago, MachoVato said:

PizzaWolf never misses an opportunity to trash HLC. But this is an absurd accusation. Are you the arbiter of transplant qualifications? Some type of ethical compass? Ridiculous.

I've never trashed HLC. I only posed some questions that I thought were relevant to how they screen candidates for surgery. I also think it should be easier to find some info on the HLC surgeon's credentials. I realize that you went to them for surgery, so there's a personal component there for you, but my intent wasn't to go that route with anyone. My first post on this thread was more sarcastic than it should have been, so that set a bad tone.

Sorry to anyone who was offended.

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2 hours ago, Abi28 said:

I am not sure what do you exactly mean by that? it seems like every time I type something you counter with another post to try and dismiss my point.. that's mainly why I have stopped posting on the forum.. anyways this will be my lost post not sure why I am even wasting my time writing this.

I have to point out that I have found Melvin to be a genuine and a down to earth poster who has probably helped many patients over the years with this forum. There is no need for hostility here. 

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2 hours ago, Abi28 said:

That's exactly what you would call someone who doesn't praises your boy Diep, let's be honest if this was about Diep and someone was calling him unethical and saying that he doesn't have the patients best interest you would be posting pictures about your hair transplant with him and flooding the thread with patients posted results while praising him and defending your homeboy.. since when is HLC unethical? and why do you keep saying 'WE' don't know much about them, who is we? just because you don't know much about them and they are not paying a monthly fee to be recommended on the forum doesn't mean that they can be trashed.

 

2 hours ago, Melvin-Moderator said:

You must be in your feelings with that last post, but it’s true. You bring nothing other than praising Turkish clinics, while denigrating the forum. We’re completely unbiased, if the work is good. I’ll say it, take a look at this thread from Dr. Ferreira, he’s not recommended and doesn’t sponsor the forum, so trying to act like we only defend sponsors is being disingenuous. 
 

 

Overall, you bring absolutely zero to our forum. This place would be better without you ✌

Lol rekt

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22 hours ago, Helios said:

Hi MachoVato, please note the word “potentially” in my statement, which is unfortunately true when it comes to a lot of hair transplant surgeons in Turkey. I did not make any absolute or defamatory statements about the clinic. Again I stress the use of the word “potentially”. 

 

22 hours ago, PizzaWolf said:

I've never trashed HLC. I only posed some questions that I thought were relevant to how they screen candidates for surgery. I also think it should be easier to find some info on the HLC surgeon's credentials. I realize that you went to them for surgery, so there's a personal component there for you, but my intent wasn't to go that route with anyone. My first post on this thread was more sarcastic than it should have been, so that set a bad tone.

 

Yeah, I'm sorry. Neither of you deserved my sharp reaction. I had enjoyed 3 bourbon & cokes and fired off a reply without thinking.

That said, lately there seems to be a lot of young people considering transplants. Social media and photo filters have created new social pressures for perfect looks. I get it. Once a man sees thinning and recession, he never unsees it. 

Personally, I am not in a rush to recommend medication that manipulates hormones.  Especially to younger men. Sexual side effects aside, there are mental considerations as well. Myself, I've moved to topical fin/min to minimize side effects, which I did experience over the decade or so I was on oral fin.

Everyone, young and old, need to do their research on pros and cons of a transplant. A good doctor will give good advice and only with an in-person consultation can a real plan be made. Proceed with caution and your mileage may vary.

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