The front line is very straight and seems to have two hair grafts in the frontal hairline, something that will make it look less natural. In addition, all of the grafts are lined up like soldiers, far too orderly as normal hair is randomly distributed. Did a doctor with experience do this surgery. If not, please let me know the details.
If there were an accidental overlap of hair grafts to normal hair, nothing would happen and neither the grafts nor the original hair would fail to grow. ?
Would you say you’ve noticed good results with topical vs. oral finasteride? I just had a chat with my pcp today and he seemed to think topical was less effective.
The Golden standard is the pill which I suspect means that the topical is compared to it as how effective it is compared to the pill. I don’t think that is 1:1, somewhat less
I don’t need a hair transplant now but maybe in the future I will. If that happens, do I start off with a small hair transplant and then get more as the balding progresses? I’m curious if in the future I ever do need a small one. Whats the minimum amount of grafts you can have for a hair transplant or the minimum they would be willing to do (provided of course you only needed a very small amount obviously and had very minimal hair loss)
I always tell patients that a hair transplant should be part of a Master Plan for genetic balding that is a progressive state in all men. There is no such thing as being a ‘little bit pregnant’ so if you are going to do a hair transplant, plan it and take your time. A good decision today is a good decision tomorrow.
I am about to get on fin but the one thing holding me back is I’m scared of suffering mental sides. How do you even know if you are suffering from them and not just… well… dumber?!? Makes me nervous cause of other things in my life. Curious if any fin users can add to this from their experience. Thanks!
People who have mental side effects generally don’t feel right. This is rare.
I’m a 27-year-old white male with a receding hairline. I’m afraid of finasteride sides, so I’m interested in having hair from elsewhere on my head put into the forehead area. However, will I just keep losing hair further up where it wasn’t implanted. And I read the hair loss should be “stable” to do this surgery, what does that mean? Thanks
My boyfriend is balding and does not believe in hair transplant procedures. I’m looking for a top doctor/establishment in North America to have a consultation and hopefully change his mind about undergoing the procedure. Was wondering if anyone has any recommendations since I’m not sure where to start/go looking.
There are websites that rate hair transplant doctors including Yelp and realself.com. I always tell patients to check out the doctor’s experience and rule out doctors who sell their services through salesmen or saleswomen. For example, you can look me up here (resume and cv): http://newhair.com/doctors/rassman/ and you can check out my references on those websites. If you don’t want to travel, then check out the doctors in your area and see how they present themselves.
Go to https://scalpmicropigmentation.com/ and go down to the second man on the front page which has a video where the man tells his very interesting and funny story about his experience with Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).
I shaved my hair last week and it all grew back fast. Does that mean that I am not balding or that shaving it made it better?
Shaving will not do anything for your hair loss as it will grow back as it was prior to shaving it. The only exception is for those who have advanced miniaturization whose hairs are stuck in their miniaturized state and do not grow. If that man shaves his head, he may see that the area of advanced miniaturization will not grow back.
The only way to determine DUPA is with a video microscope showing the details of the donor area. I always insist that the area I look at is cut short (a couple of mm long) so that I can count the miniaturized hairs. A count in excess of 20% of miniaturized hairs reflects DUPA as I defined it in my published article. Yes, finasteride sometimes works to reverse it (less that 50% of the time).
In the recent issue of the Economist, there were three significant articles that addressed significant, a really means significant, breakthroughs in three of the biggest polluting causes of Carbon Dioxide production. Worth Readings:
- In New Zealand a discover that a certain type of seaweed if put into the feed of livestock that produce methane gas (cows, sheep, etc…) can reduce their methane production by about 2/3rds. It is actually healthier for the cattle. This problem is one of the leading causes of CO2 gas build-up in our atmosphere and it appears that a new industry is now being built in New Zealand to produce this new seaweed in for feed-stock.
- In Australia, a company has figured out a way to produce concrete without the heavy CO2 product byproduct buildup in the atmosphere (may cause up to 5% of CO2 production world-wide). They have replaced the re-bar with fibers and change the chemistry of the curing process. The result is a better product that is lighter and will last longer with no significant maintenance. They are now tackling a huge bridge with this technology. It can apply to almost all concrete structures and as the advantage of no steel and therefor no rust buildup in bridges and other outside structures
- Ships are now installing bubble produces on the bottom of the ships. The ships ride on a layer of bubbles. This decreases the fuel consumption by reducing friction and has the benefit of reduction of costs for fuel of between 5-10%. Most cruise ships are now going in this direction and many of the commercial ships are moving in this direction as well.
This means that maybe our children and their children will have a better world.
I’m a 19 year old male who started Finasteride in January 1 because I had a receding hairline. In the past four months or so, my hairline has significantly receded and is becoming really noticeable, particularly around my temples. I thought I’d be able to maintain and hopefully regrow a little given that I’m young, but it seems to have had the opposite effect. Is this a shed? Is there a chance Finasteride is making my balding faster? How long should I wait to see the full effects of finasteride? Reading on websites is hard because most articles are written by companies that either sell Fin or say fin doesn’t work because they offer hair transplants.
You should stick to the finasteride and any shedding phase will pass. Finasteride may not slow down the recessions as sometimes, especially in a maturing hairline, finasteride will not work. Transplants are out of the question at your age. See a an expert like me who will tell you want is going on. See here: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-video/