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Topic Title: Hair transplant at 24
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Created On: 01/16/2018 11:53 AM
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 01/16/2018 11:53 AM
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johntravis
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I am a Norwood 2/2.5. Have been on rogaine and propecia for 4 years and halted my hairloss successfully. My dad went completely bald as a Norwood 7 by the name he was 30. Is it a good idea to get a hair transplant or will it be the worst choice I ever make in my life? I've seen some good results aNd I am located in NY .

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 01/16/2018 01:33 PM
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Is it a good idea to get a hair transplant


No, at your age with your family history I think it is a truly idiotic idea to get a transplant now. I know you might not listen - but you asked for opinions.

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 01/19/2018 02:15 AM
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Is it a good idea to get a hair transplant or will it be the worst choice I ever make in my life? I've seen some good results aNd I am located in NY .


What do you think? Is it a good idea or not and why? Surely you must have some thoughts going through your head.

In my opinion anyone that takes DHT lowering medication long term is feminizing their body and brain to some extent. They are also increasing other health risks long term. At some point in the future you might want to reconsider your choice but if you have had a hair transplant you are locked into continuing. You become a slave to it. It becomes a ball and chain.

The reality is for most guys that worry about attracting women they are not doing themselves any favors by feminizing themselves. Women easily pick up on it and I think one should give it some thought. DHT equates to masculinity.

If your hairloss is going to be such that you don't need to use these medications and the loss is not extensive then a hair transplant might be a consideration.


This is reality..............hair matters to some extent but it does not trump masculinity so be careful what you believe. The industry is in the business of selling hair transplants and sometimes they are a very bad idea.


Do women like masculine men?

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Edited: 01/19/2018 at 04:31 AM by topcat
 01/19/2018 07:18 AM
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Considering that after a hair transplant at an extremely young age, you would have to try your best to stop further loss. In my opinion, this surgery only makes sense for people older than 40 that are already some type of anti-hairloss medication like minoxidil. I have very strong side effects to minoxidil so that wouldn't be an option for me. You have been given an opportunity of a lifetime by being able to study these forums before you even potentially waste any of your time going to a hair transplant clinic. The donor area is not what it seems, you might feel you have far fewer grafts then you were led to believe especially considering that people actually do lose hair in their donor. Pretty huge gamble in my opinion, I strongly suggest you stay away. Some clinics have no problem operating on 18 year old kids because technically they're adults
 01/19/2018 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by: topcat

Is it a good idea to get a hair transplant or will it be the worst choice I ever make in my life? I've seen some good results aNd I am located in NY .




What do you think? Is it a good idea or not and why? Surely you must have some thoughts going through your head.



In my opinion anyone that takes DHT lowering medication long term is feminizing their body and brain to some extent. They are also increasing other health risks long term. At some point in the future you might want to reconsider your choice but if you have had a hair transplant you are locked into continuing. You become a slave to it. It becomes a ball and chain.



The reality is for most guys that worry about attracting women they are not doing themselves any favors by feminizing themselves. Women easily pick up on it and I think one should give it some thought. DHT equates to masculinity.



If your hairloss is going to be such that you don't need to use these medications and the loss is not extensive then a hair transplant might be a consideration.





This is reality..............hair matters to some extent but it does not trump masculinity so be careful what you believe. The industry is in the business of selling hair transplants and sometimes they are a very bad idea.





Do women like masculine men?

Hypothetically if my hairloss completly stopped and I still have a lot of hair right now with just a tiny bit of resesion and I continue to take 5 mg of finasteride (which I do with no side effects) could a hair transplant at my age or in the near future be an option? If I get an FUE and my hair does fall out couldn't I just shave my head when I'm older? I'm too young to be going this bald and I've resorted to wearing a hair system to cover my recession. And it's a nightmare. I also want to know how far away are we from being able to clone hair? How can they grow ears in mice but can't clone hair it's ridiculous.

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 01/19/2018 12:45 PM
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John I think what you will find with the industry is they will blame bad results on poor doctors and/or old time techniques and that is only the tip of iceberg if you observe long enough. I would heed Pidda's words. He is about your age, had a newer technique performed. So what happened? What does he now know that you do not know? Surely his thinking must have been similar to your own otherwise why would he opt for a procedure?

Much of what you read online is generated by the industry itself so it tends to slant in a specific direction. But you will catch a post where the young guy thinks he has it all figured out and finds out he was sorely mistaken and of course all his forum pals will tell him it must have been the x factor but you can repair it. In fact I just read another this past week.

I would suggest sticking it out for a few years as technology is moving at a quickening pace. Maybe work more on coping mechanisms. Why are others able to cope with losses in life better than others? Develop those coping skills as a prerequisite before seeking a surgical solution might be a better option. Once you start cutting out pieces of skin and moving them around there is no going back.

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Stay away from doctors who perform mega sessions, have posts deleted, attack posters, sue patients & forum owners, use power drills or robots. I recommend fue with hand punches in the .70-.85 range. I consulted with dozens of clinics over the years and there was a recurring theme regarding FUE among some employees of those other clinics. I was told Bisanga was the man my research told me the same and my experience validated my own research.

Edited: 01/19/2018 at 02:28 PM by topcat
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