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Would FUE work for my diffused thinning?


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Hello all, 

I know this is a general question but I would just like to get a sense from the community: 

Do you believe an FUE procedure is too risky/difficult with my type of diffuse thinning (photo attached)? From folks who have done it with diffuse thinning, was it successful? 

I'm currently on Topical fin (XYON) and was thinking of getting a transplant in 4 months. 




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I would give the XYONHealth at least a full year before considering surgery.

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I've never taken meds for hair loss so I defer to Melvin for that advice.  But....I do think you are definitely an FUE candidate.  I was a Norwood VI and got great FUE coverage. Good luck.

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Out of curiosity, is there a reason that you’re not taking oral finasteride and only taking topical finasteride instead? In my opinion, oral finasteride is much more potent and effective than topical finasteride which may or may not do much to help.

It’s obvious that you have advanced balding and while finasteride may not grow any new hair, it might help you keep the existing here you have. It may not be much but when combined with transplanted hair it will at least help aid the appearance of fullness and provide you with some coverage.

I agree that using finasteride for at least a year prior to undergoing her transplant surgery would be ideal for you although, you may want to consider oral finasteride unless you’re using the topical Version because you’ve experienced side effects from oral finasteride.

As long as you have the donor for it, I don’t see why you wouldn’t be a candidate for FUE. However, you would definitely need a significant number of follicular units to provide you with full coverage and enough density in the front to appear full.

In my opinion, the best approach would be to re-create a conservative looking hairline and focus on restoring density to the frontal third to frontal half of the scalp while reducing density and fading into the crown.

If you have enough donor hair, a light covering of transplanted hair can be added into the crown to eliminate any bald spots. It might appear thinner but a thinner looking crown is much less obvious than a completely bald crown.

i’m not sure if you’ve had any consultations yet but if you’re interested in a one on one information session with Dr. Rahal, feel free to send me a private message and I can discuss this with you further up for you.   Dr. Rahal will be able to provide you with more detailed information about your particular case and his professional opinion as to whether or not you are a good candidate for FUE. He can also provide you with a detailed hair restoration plan for the short and long term in order to meet your goals.

Best wishes,

Rahal Hair Transplant 

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Need good photos of your back and sides head donor to estimate your case.

How old are you?

What is the hairloss pattern history in your family? Around NW6?

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I mean, I'm sure if you were already with hairloss drugs for >1 year and stable in this current state, you would still be able to perform a FUE transplant as a last resort. But the area to cover is huge and would require several transplants and the temple area wouldn't afford much density (the part that contributes most to aesthetics of hair).

Thing is, with medication, you can be 100% sure about your maximum potential results. If you want to do any HT and conserve it, you would need medication anyway. I think its better to be patient and re-evaluate after at least 6-8months.

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