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Need objective advice regarding HT


#1

Hey guys, i need some advice. I’m considering getting HT FUE for my receeding hairline while waiting for HM to arrive in the next 3-4 years. I’m currently 34 yrs old and a norwood 1.5 - 2 maybe 2.5, really can’t tell.

My temples have been steadily receeding since I was 25. As of now I think 1400-1800 grafts would work wonders for me. Time is short since my best years are now right in front of me. A boost in my physical appearence would really be welcomed change right now.

Since everyone’s opinion on 1st generation HM might not work well in reinforcing the hairline my thoughts are it would work best to combine FUE for my hairline and hopefully add HM fillers should my hairloss progress to zones 2 and 3.

Thanks for any advice you guys can offer.


#2

First, don’t assume HM in any form will be here within 3-4 years. I’m hopeful it will be, but we haven’t seen any evidence that a working product will be here in that time frame. Hopefully we’ll know more in a couple months.

I personally think it’s dangerous to try and fill in your temples, even though you are 34. Unless it is really receded, and you want to get a mature hairline. But if you want to get your old hairline back, I would hold off on doing something that extreme for now.

If you really want your old norwood 0 hairline back, I would wait to see what HM can do first. You don’t want to paint yourself in a corner. What if you do this, and unforeseen problems arise, causing a delay in HM? What if it doesn’t come out for 10 years? 20 years? I’m not saying that’s how long I think it will take, I’m just saying that you don’t want to do something while banking on something else that hasn’t even happened yet. You might regret it. Not to mention that we don’t know for sure what the effect of a HT will have for HM. I personally want a “virgin” scalp when HM comes along.


#3

Get a HT, HM is a long ways off and a dream at this point. Like AJ said, we have not seen any real evidence that HM works at all


#4

» Get a HT, HM is a long ways off and a dream at this point. Like AJ said, we
» have not seen any real evidence that HM works at all

wait some months… in march we will have new news about ICX TRC…


#5

As SPQR told you in former email, if you can wait untill march 18th or 19th don´t remember very well, maybe it can give you some light.


#6

» » Get a HT, HM is a long ways off and a dream at this point. Like AJ said,
» we
» » have not seen any real evidence that HM works at all
»
» wait some months… in march we will have new news about ICX TRC…

I second that And :

Keep an eye on Follica …its as promising , if not more, as Intercytex.

Finally, unless your temples are really in critical situation ( an outlier to the pattern of the average joe’s MPB) I consider that a 1800 FUE graft to the temples are a big waste that I would keep it for my vertex !

PS : the temples are relatively easy to grow … with Rogaine or Saw palmetto or Aloe vera …try that if you didt so yet !


#7

» Hey guys, i need some advice. I’m considering getting HT FUE for my
» receeding hairline while waiting for HM to arrive in the next 3-4 years.
» I’m currently 34 yrs old and a norwood 1.5 - 2 maybe 2.5, really can’t
» tell.
»
» My temples have been steadily receeding since I was 25. As of now I think
» 1400-1800 grafts would work wonders for me. Time is short since my best
» years are now right in front of me. A boost in my physical appearence
» would really be welcomed change right now.
»
» Since everyone’s opinion on 1st generation HM might not work well in
» reinforcing the hairline my thoughts are it would work best to combine FUE
» for my hairline and hopefully add HM fillers should my hairloss progress to
» zones 2 and 3.
»
» Thanks for any advice you guys can offer.

It sounds as if HM is at least 3 years away. As its been mentioned, it will take at least 6 months to a year to see end results from a HT. Can you deal with the psychological effects of your hairloss for three more years, knowing that it will probably accelerate? If not, then get the HT. If yes, then wait for Follica.


#8

» Hey guys, i need some advice. I’m considering getting HT FUE for my
» receeding hairline while waiting for HM to arrive in the next 3-4 years.
» I’m currently 34 yrs old and a norwood 1.5 - 2 maybe 2.5, really can’t
» tell.
»
» My temples have been steadily receeding since I was 25. As of now I think
» 1400-1800 grafts would work wonders for me. Time is short since my best
» years are now right in front of me. A boost in my physical appearence
» would really be welcomed change right now.
»
» Since everyone’s opinion on 1st generation HM might not work well in
» reinforcing the hairline my thoughts are it would work best to combine FUE
» for my hairline and hopefully add HM fillers should my hairloss progress to
» zones 2 and 3.
»
» Thanks for any advice you guys can offer.

Sounds like the odds are in your favor. Norwood 1.5 or 2 is nothing for a 34 year old. I am sure many doctors have no problem taking you as a patient. FUE would be a relatively simple procedure for what you need. Do your research wisely and pick an experienced FUE doctor.

That being said, I think it’s best that you try topicals and meds before even considering hair transplant. The extent of hair loss for a Norwood 1.5 or 2 is minimal. There is a good chance you can regrow your hair without surgery. Also, Norwood 1.5 is not a bad look for someone your age. It’s quite age appropriate in my opinion. If you can wait, wait.

If you are adamant about getting FUE, email me hairsite@aol.com and I can get different doctors review your case.


#9

» » Hey guys, i need some advice. I’m considering getting HT FUE for my
» » receeding hairline while waiting for HM to arrive in the next 3-4
» years.
» » I’m currently 34 yrs old and a norwood 1.5 - 2 maybe 2.5, really can’t
» » tell.
» »
» » My temples have been steadily receeding since I was 25. As of now I
» think
» » 1400-1800 grafts would work wonders for me. Time is short since my best
» » years are now right in front of me. A boost in my physical appearence
» » would really be welcomed change right now.
» »
» » Since everyone’s opinion on 1st generation HM might not work well in
» » reinforcing the hairline my thoughts are it would work best to combine
» FUE
» » for my hairline and hopefully add HM fillers should my hairloss progress
» to
» » zones 2 and 3.
» »
» » Thanks for any advice you guys can offer.
»
» Sounds like the odds are in your favor. Norwood 1.5 or 2 is nothing for a
» 34 year old. I am sure many doctors have no problem taking you as a
» patient. FUE would be a relatively simple procedure for what you need. Do
» your research wisely and pick an experienced FUE doctor.
»
» That being said, I think it’s best that you try topicals and meds before
» even considering hair transplant. The extent of hair loss for a Norwood
» 1.5 or 2 is minimal. There is a good chance you can regrow your hair
» without surgery. Also, Norwood 1.5 is not a bad look for someone your age.
» It’s quite age appropriate in my opinion. If you can wait, wait.
»
» If you are adamant about getting FUE, email me hairsite@aol.com and I can
» get different doctors review your case.

David is right on.


#10

» » » Hey guys, i need some advice. I’m considering getting HT FUE for my
» » » receeding hairline while waiting for HM to arrive in the next 3-4
» » years.
» » » I’m currently 34 yrs old and a norwood 1.5 - 2 maybe 2.5, really
» can’t
» » » tell.
» » »
» » » My temples have been steadily receeding since I was 25. As of now I
» » think
» » » 1400-1800 grafts would work wonders for me. Time is short since my
» best
» » » years are now right in front of me. A boost in my physical appearence
» » » would really be welcomed change right now.
» » »
» » » Since everyone’s opinion on 1st generation HM might not work well in
» » » reinforcing the hairline my thoughts are it would work best to
» combine
» » FUE
» » » for my hairline and hopefully add HM fillers should my hairloss
» progress
» » to
» » » zones 2 and 3.
» » »
» » » Thanks for any advice you guys can offer.
» »
» » Sounds like the odds are in your favor. Norwood 1.5 or 2 is nothing for
» a
» » 34 year old. I am sure many doctors have no problem taking you as a
» » patient. FUE would be a relatively simple procedure for what you need.
» Do
» » your research wisely and pick an experienced FUE doctor.
» »
» » That being said, I think it’s best that you try topicals and meds
» before
» » even considering hair transplant. The extent of hair loss for a Norwood
» » 1.5 or 2 is minimal. There is a good chance you can regrow your hair
» » without surgery. Also, Norwood 1.5 is not a bad look for someone your
» age.
» » It’s quite age appropriate in my opinion. If you can wait, wait.
» »
» » If you are adamant about getting FUE, email me hairsite@aol.com and I
» can
» » get different doctors review your case.
»
» David is right on.

Yeah, to me a norwood 1.5 is technically no hair loss. Many had surgeries so that they could become a norwood 1.5 or norwood 2. Consider yourself lucky, why ruin a good thing?


#11

If you cannot stabilize your loss, i recommend no transplant , it is just wasted money chasing your thinning hair, which will continue to get worse and worse and , lets say you transplant your temples, , something happens you run out of money cannot do any further procedures,

your hair suddenly goes to NW7 by age 50 , and you have these bizarre temple transplants sitting out there like some island

if you cannot stabilize what you have now, I would not even think of getting a transplant