» Am I a good HT candidate, and if so, who do you recommend seeing?
» been on finasteride for 8 months which seems to have shed some weaker
» hairs and kept a lot of the strong ones. Father is a Norwood 5/6 - pretty
» much where you can see me going, high sides and back with hair. I have
» medium-fine light brown hair, but a pretty good amount of it in back and on
» the sides. Been losing hair since late teens, now in late 20’s.
» What can I expect from a HT? I’m pretty tired of this curse, and really
» ready after years of thinking about options what and when to do something.
» Hopefully finasteride will stabilize further loss from my back and sides,
» and keep what healthy hair is on top, this is my plan at least pre- HT.
» Should I go for it? If so, who do you recommend? I’m only interested in
» FUE, and my research I’ll need about 2 sessions of 3000 or so each. What
» do you guys think? Thanks!
Your first step is to look at the non-surgical solutions Minoxidil, saw palmetto, Finesteride, and Dutesteride. Some of these products have side-effects so you need to consult with an ethical doctor who specializes in hair transplant.
Patients often start off as Norwood 3Vs potential Norwood 5s. Some patients that are treated can become classic examples of patients who suffered from progressive hair loss over many years. Many years after a hair transplant, you might be able to see that a patient lost the pre-existing hair on the front and the transplanted hair was retained for many years later. Most of these patients probably would have had very little hair on front if the hair transplant had not been performed, hopefully, along with maximal medical therapy. Some of the patients will be satisfied, want to add more hair, or repair newly exposed plugs from earlier hair transplant methods. Sometimes the patients actually maintain the frontal hair line and a natural looking frontal scalp despite the hair loss.
After a hair transplant, native hair can be lost at any time in the future and there is no telling which patients will experience this progressive condition. Hair loss is not a linear progression and often times will require the patient to have a second procedure performed to maximize density on the recipient areas. Most clinics don’t tell you that you may need more than