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Closer23

Closer23

Age: 41 | Bald Class: Bald Class 3 Email Me

I have had two hair transplants. First transplant doctor with doctor out of  Texas. Second with SMG. Both FUT
HT 1 - 1505 Grafts
597- 1's
903- 2 's
5- 3 's
HT 2- 1830 Grafts
732-1's
799-2's
389-3's

Non-Surgical Treatments:

I have been on propecia for 12 years.  I think it has surely slowed the process down considerably.  I recently started on Rogaine about 6 months ago. I have done home based LLLT with a hood for the last year as well.

My Hair Loss Story

I have been slowly receding since I was 17 years old. I did the shaved head thing for quite a few years (13 years), but quite frankly wanted the ability to wear a longer hairstyle if I wanted.

How has my hair loss affected me?

It made me where I wore a hat quite often.  I was very self conscious about the receding hairline and starting shaving it at 22.

What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?

Propecia has worked fantastic in my opinion. My father and brother were nw 5 by 22. I am now 34 approaching 35 and crown is strong.. I had frontal and temple recession.. But slow

Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?

HT-1....The first transplant- unhappy with results. Also all of the transplanted hairs were transplanted facing various directions. When I cut my hair short, all of my hair lay down except in the transplanted areas in the front. Most of the hairs face straight up.. The first surgeon said that 1500 would be so densely packed that it would be ridiculous.. That this would be a one pass thing... Not exactly.... Very splotchy and hairs grown in a hurricane pattern. The density and direction of the hair follicles was not what it was supposed to be.To me my results look like maybe 800-1000 grafts as well, not 1500. At the end of the day though, I should have done more research I feel, for such and important decision and step. So here we go on number 2.

HT-2 ... I will update accordingly. I did quite a bit of research and choose SMG based on past results and customer service. The work was very clean and precise post op.

 

What hair loss treatments would I recommend?

Propecia

HT

Rogaine

LLLT

 

My general advice and suggestions.

Do your research.  The saying goes "Measure twice cut once" Wow...  How fitting for us!!!!!