I’m 5 weeks post op now and still have transplanted hair that haven’t fallen out yet. I tried using DermMatch to conceal it. But applicator pulled out like 15 transplanted hairs. Will they grow back or are they damaged since I forcibly pulled them out instead of letting them fall naturally?
The hairs that remain in the recipient area after a hair transplant that do not grow, are the remaining hairs in the grafts and if you pull them out (they come out easily) there is no harm done. The new hair grows from the stem cells that were transplanted with the grafts.
Too early to tell and not the same view. I had a young man like you where I did a HAIRCHECK test to see what degree of balding he had:https://newhair.com/baldingblog/19-year-old-parent-told-not-balding-according-haircheck/ I am following him after starting him on finasteride. If he reverses the hair loss on the drug, then he will know that he is succeeding with the treatment.
A mature hairline is located 1 finger breadth above the highest crease of the furrowed brow in the mid-line and a gentle V-Shape to the hairline. IF the V-[shape is too sharp], the corner recession could be present, the beginning of a Class 3 pattern of balding.
Doesn’t work well on hairline unless you are under 23. The younger the better. Be sure what you are experiencing is recession and not the appearance of a Mature Male Hairline.
The response to finasteride is variable long term. Everyone is different. I tell people that it is a balancing act, balancing the positive benefits and the negative side effects against each other. The decision here is, therefore, yours to make. If you had ED problems that got worse, I would tell you to stop the medication for risks of PFS, but for people with increased sex drives, there is no evidence that prolonged use of finasteride is a problem.
It can be both hair shaft size reduction (miniaturization) or reduction of hair numbers. A good doctor will tell you what it is.
Vellus hairs are the short hairs that are mixed in with each follicular group of normal hairs. Miniaturized hairs are hairs that have lost their thickness and are noticeably thinner than the hairs on the back of your head.
I just don’t understand why the earlier someone starts balding doesn’t always mean they bald extremely quickly. Like what explains a 30 year old balding almost completely in 2 years vs a 20 year old who starts balding at 20 but takes 15 years to show significant loss?
Again, it is tied to the genetics. Each hair in a region has a finite number of hair cycles to it. when the hairs go through its limited # of anagen growth cycles (a growth cycle in men is between 2-3 years), then the hair often dies. The death may be partial in the Folliclular groups (normally say a hair follicle has 3 hairs in a group, one of two my die off) making the hair look like its is thinning from above (it is thinning) and eventually that last hair will fall out sooner than later. So for an aggressive balding pattern (Norwood Class 7 pattern) the number of three year hair cycles for all of the hair from the front to the crown might be 8 cycles (pre-programmed at birth) of 3 years (3 times 8 = 24 years old to balding). Not a good scenario. Most Class 7 men will be bald by the time they are 26 years old. The same thing can occur in older men 30, 40 or even 50 and they may lose parts of each Follicular group of between 2-3 hairs each) and then eventually the rest falls out at its pre-programmed death. Drugs like finasteride, prolong these cycles making the hair last longer.
I hope I didn’t confuse you, but I got stimulated to give you a scientific view of the process that you are describing in different men of different ages.
This is an interesting twist from what I normally have read. The article in a very prestigious journal, analyzes the connects between 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to possible benefits on psychosis
Some doctors leave the edge of the graft sticking out of the recipient sites at the time of the surgery. These bumps may fall off but you won’t know for about 7-10 days more. Send me photos then. I generally don’t like doing this because sometimes the skin left out heals above the surface of the skin producing cobbling of the skin.
Hi all, I am recovering from shock loss on my frontal hairline – 7 months post hair transplant. When I stand very close to a mirror, under light, I see many fine, thin, hair sprouting from the shock loss area. When I stand farther away, the hairs cannot be seen and my shock loss area looks bald. If these fine, thin hair grew into thicker more colorful hairs, I would be cured of this shock loss episode.
My question is is there a way to differentiate which of these fine, thin, wispy hairs will sprout into terminal hair and which will remain baby hairs? Do baby hairs grow in length, or remain short? The hairs in the shock loss area appear to be growing-but even with growth they are still colorless and very then and weak.
Vellus hairs are the short hairs that are mixed in with each follicular group of normal hairs. Miniaturized hairs are hairs that have lost their thickness and are noticeably thinner than the hairs on the back of your head. Full terminal hairs are the hairs that you have in the back of your head. Shock loss rarely reverses the loss of miniaturized hairs, while terminal hairs that are lost often come back.
Two major advances in SMP are the Laser Tattoo System ( https://newhair.com/wp-content/uploads/data/docs/pubs/Tattoo%20Pigment%20Delivery%20with%20a%20laser_final.pdf ) and a new tattoo ink that will be encapsulated so that it will most likely not spread. I will be testing it this week. We expect that we will eventually publish our results using it later this year.
If I remember correctly Dr Rassman u/wrassman said that in his experience that people who are younger (under 25) tend to respond way better to finasteride, but obviously thats anecdotal and everyone’s body responds differently
Yes. I have seen young men who were becoming a Class 7 at 19 years of age, and they responded poorly to finasteride but it did slow down their loss rate. I always use the metaphor of a Tug-of-War between 5 alpha reductase blockers and the aggressiveness of the genetics of balding