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#1

Hey Guys

I really need some advise.

I am due to have my first transplant in just under a month.

I have been using rogaine foam now for around 6 month. (only results-vellus hair and this is the 3rd massive shed)

The problem is I am currently suffering a major shed from the foam, The shed has caused around an inch of usually hair bearing scalp to be completely bald, this bald inch is directly connected to the area to be transplanted.

I am wondering and also worried about what a Dr will do in this sitution.

The inch that is now bald because of the shed had hair but wasn’t as thick as it could be so I was hoping to have it filled in during the transplant.

So my questions are will the Dr. treat an area that has shed? (if so how does he know where to place the grafts?)

Is there a danger that if the Dr. places grafts in a shedded area that it will kill the follicles already in that area or the new graft?

I am worried that I will get the transplant and either he will place grafts in areas they are not needed and cause problems with growth that usually occurs in that area. (without the shed)

Or

He wont treat the area and once everything had grown in (transplant hair and shed hair) it will differ alot in density or worse still the shed hair does not come back and I have an inch of bald scalp right in the middle of my new hairline.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks guys

PS I have also posted this in the open hairloss topic not sure if your allowed to double post but I thought it would be of benifit to post there also.


#2

» Hey Guys
»
» I really need some advise.
»
» I am due to have my first transplant in just under a month.
»
» I have been using rogaine foam now for around 6 month. (only
» results-vellus hair and this is the 3rd massive shed)
»
» The problem is I am currently suffering a major shed from the foam, The
» shed has caused around an inch of usually hair bearing scalp to be
» completely bald, this bald inch is directly connected to the area to be
» transplanted.
»
» I am wondering and also worried about what a Dr will do in this sitution.
»
» The inch that is now bald because of the shed had hair but wasn’t as thick
» as it could be so I was hoping to have it filled in during the transplant.
»
» So my questions are will the Dr. treat an area that has shed? (if so how
» does he know where to place the grafts?)
»
» Is there a danger that if the Dr. places grafts in a shedded area that it
» will kill the follicles already in that area or the new graft?
»
» I am worried that I will get the transplant and either he will place
» grafts in areas they are not needed and cause problems with growth that
» usually occurs in that area. (without the shed)
»
» Or
»
» He wont treat the area and once everything had grown in (transplant hair
» and shed hair) it will differ alot in density or worse still the shed hair
» does not come back and I have an inch of bald scalp right in the middle of
» my new hairline.
»
» Any ideas would be appreciated.
»
» Thanks guys
»
» PS I have also posted this in the open hairloss topic not sure if your
» allowed to double post but I thought it would be of benifit to post there
» also.
It would be a good idea to talk to your Dr about it I think. They do this kind of thing everyday. I think some Drs on here give free consultations, maybe theyd advise.
Probably a good idea to post some pics and people will be able to advise you alot more. Depending on where youve lost it, I probably wouldnt personally risk having the hair not grow back, and Id get the Dr to transplant to the sheded region. But thats just me.


#3

» » Hey Guys
» »
» » I really need some advise.
» »
» » I am due to have my first transplant in just under a month.
» »
» » I have been using rogaine foam now for around 6 month. (only
» » results-vellus hair and this is the 3rd massive shed)
» »
» » The problem is I am currently suffering a major shed from the foam, The
» » shed has caused around an inch of usually hair bearing scalp to be
» » completely bald, this bald inch is directly connected to the area to be
» » transplanted.
» »
» » I am wondering and also worried about what a Dr will do in this
» sitution.
» »
» » The inch that is now bald because of the shed had hair but wasn’t as
» thick
» » as it could be so I was hoping to have it filled in during the
» transplant.
» »
» » So my questions are will the Dr. treat an area that has shed? (if so
» how
» » does he know where to place the grafts?)
» »
» » Is there a danger that if the Dr. places grafts in a shedded area that
» it
» » will kill the follicles already in that area or the new graft?
» »
» » I am worried that I will get the transplant and either he will place
» » grafts in areas they are not needed and cause problems with growth that
» » usually occurs in that area. (without the shed)
» »
» » Or
» »
» » He wont treat the area and once everything had grown in (transplant
» hair
» » and shed hair) it will differ alot in density or worse still the shed
» hair
» » does not come back and I have an inch of bald scalp right in the middle
» of
» » my new hairline.
» »
» » Any ideas would be appreciated.
» »
» » Thanks guys
» »
» » PS I have also posted this in the open hairloss topic not sure if your
» » allowed to double post but I thought it would be of benifit to post
» there
» » also.
» It would be a good idea to talk to your Dr about it I think. They do this
» kind of thing everyday. I think some Drs on here give free consultations,
» maybe theyd advise.
» Probably a good idea to post some pics and people will be able to advise
» you alot more. Depending on where youve lost it, I probably wouldnt
» personally risk having the hair not grow back, and Id get the Dr to
» transplant to the sheded region. But thats just me.

Hey

Thanks yeah I have spoke to the Dr doing my transplant.

I have decided to lay off the rogaine foam until atleast the transplant and see what happens.

I have been told on another forum that the Dr will be to see where the follicles are so he will still be to place grafts between them.

Thanks for the reply.


#4

Not trying to scare you, and I hope I am wrong. I am fairly certain your doctor will treat that area as if it was completely bald.

Are you able to postpone the procedure?


#5

» Not trying to scare you, and I hope I am wrong. I am fairly certain your
» doctor will treat that area as if it was completely bald.
»
» Are you able to postpone the procedure?

Hey

I am from the UK and traveling to Thailand for my transplant so the money already down makes postponing not an option for me really.

I know the Dr will refund the money or hold on to it for future work but as for planes, trains, hotels ect I will loose all that and for 2 people thats £1500+.

I have stopped the foam now for 2 days so fingers crossed the hair will start to grow back in by then :expressionless: .

Thanks for your reply


#6

What else are you using besides the foam? I have been using the foam for almost a year and it has been great. May be it 's something else that is causing the massive shed,when did the first massive shed start?


#7

» What else are you using besides the foam? I have been using the foam for
» almost a year and it has been great. May be it 's something else that is
» causing the massive shed,when did the first massive shed start?

Hey Abcxyz

Thanks for replying.

I understand that the foam works great for some people and if the vellus hairs it has grew in me became terminal I would be very very happy with the results.

However I am in no doubt what so ever its the foam that has caused my shed.

I am taking:

Proscar 1.25 everyday for 1 year (fair-good results on crown but no growth at hair line)

Niz 1% on and off for 5 years (not sure of results)

Until 2 days ago Rogaine Foam for 6 month (lots of vellus hairs/mayor sheds)

I had used foam last year but stopped using it after a shed (Not as severe as now however I stopped using it early on)

This time I decided to give it a good year and ride out the sheds as usually the fact you are shedding is a good sign.

The first shed started about 3-4 weeks into treatment causing an inch of hair bearing scalp to become totally bald really quick.

The hair grew back filling in the inch albeit it thin, the hair got to about an inch and a half in length before it shed again clearing the whole inch close to the treated area.

The hair then grew back again filling in the inch this time getting to about an inch in length but sadly about 2 weeks ago the shed started again and has cleared the same inch size of scalp.

(Just to confirm I am in no way knocking foam, I like foam apart from the sheds as its so quick and easy to use and if it wasn’t for my upcoming transplant I would still be using foam hoping for good growth after the sheds)

Sorry for the long post and thanks to all who read it.