» Although I’ve rarely ever posted here, I’ve been lurking a lot and like
» most of you, I’ve been hoping and waiting for that breakthrough that never
» seems to come. I’ve actually been checking this site for a number of years
» Seeing that no significant progress has been made in HM, I’ve decided to
» go for an FUE hair transplant instead (probably later this year). I’m a NW
» 3 to 4 so I think it’ll work out well for me-having seen the great results
» of people who’s hairloss is worse than mine.
» Hair is a social handicap and the kind of thing you rarely think about
» when you have it. When you don’t its a blow to your confidence as we all
» know and have experienced.
» I’m 35 now and don’t want to miss out on what’s left of my youth. I’d
» suggest the same to others who are in a similar position as mine. I can’t
» wait another 2 to 5 or 10 years on false hope. If in that time a cure is
» developed-excellent, I’ll buy into it then, but I’m not going to hold my
» breath. Life is short and not worth squandering on things that might not
» come to pass.
i used to think hair transplants were my ace in the hole, and i thought soon hey even if its 20,000 dollars, i can have a great head of hair and look normal again
the more i investigated the hair transplant board the last three years the less enthusiasm i have about transplants
I do know this, if you cannot get a handle on your hairloss and your hair is continuing to thin at a rapid pace, lets say towards a NW 6 or 7, I think you are wasting your money
if you are in your twenties you are too young to see the progession and eventual state of your future loss also, personal opinion
if you have stabilized your hair loss and you can say my hair has looked the same for 5 yrs or more i would say , you might think about a transplant
are you thinking about strip.? if so have you seen some of the nasty horrible scars out there,
have you considered future thinning? lets say you spend 30 or 40k on a nice transplant your hair looks fantastic, easy to do nowadays with the top surgeons out there. lets say you used up 7000 grafts.
ok now 10 yrs later you thin way more dramatically and you have a bald rim around the transplanted hairline on top that looked so great before
now you have pretty much tapped out your donor hair, 7k hairs, is getting to the upper limits, so what do you do now. ? if you just went bald naturally you would be ok shave your head whatever , Now you pretty much have no choice you HAVE to do something you have a freakish bald rim around a thick top and front hairline and you basically have no scalp donor hair left. so what now? body hair?
see what I mean
thats what would keep me from having a transplant. unknown future thinning
better to look naturally bald than look like a freak with an island of hair that you cannot fix
this is a real possibility that has happened to a lot of guys, especially ones who tap out their donor hair early in life
but it is not talked about much
there are tens of thousands of guys who wish they had never gotten a transplant
its not something to be entered into lightly