I appreciate your response and your passion behind your “opinions.”
I agree that if a doctor recklessly gives a strong hairline, through HT, but disregards future hair loss reality, it is bad news for the patient.
I was looking at laser eye surgery a few years ago. I asked the doctor if there will continue to be advancements in the procedure - he replied, “Of course.” I opted out of the procedure as I didn’t want to take a chance on my eyes and wait for more data on the long term viability of such procedures. Having said that, there are thousands of patients that choose to get laser eye surgery…
It’s all about personal choice…
I’m simply looking to “enhance” my looks. If I deem the risks too much, I won’t do it.
One simple question: What is the maximum amount of hair that can be transplanted from DHT resistant area? Can one plan to have multiple HT over the next 20 years (if needed to cover hairloss areas. Assume, money is not a barrier…
» All the chatter in the world, all the anecdotes from the (few) people with
» (temporarily)successful transplants will not change the facts written in my
» post above.
» Let us rehearse the litany. HT is a primitive procedure. Donor resources
» are evilly finite. Most people with sufficient hair loss to benefit even
» temporarily from HT will lose a great deal over their lifetime. Thus
» negating that temporary benefit. People with very little hair loss who
» simply want more hair are likely to accelerate their MPB as a result of
» surgical trauma. MPB is a relentlessly progressive disorder. Many people
» that are happy now with their HT may cry bitter, bitter tears when the
» inevitable acceleration of MPB strikes. It is often only a question of
» time. Are there people who get lucky? yes. There are also people who step
» away from the tables at Vegas when they’re up for the day. Most people are
» neither lucky nor disciplined.
» As someone mentioned above, I have had multiple HT’s and I’m happy with my
» work. That fact is what is properly called anecdotal evidence and is
» supremely irrelevant to the bell curve of likely outcomes. I am a lucky
» outlier. Any day my luck could run out. My drugs could fail; or those
» genes could simply decide they want to lay waste to my skull. If I could
» go back in time – alas, a melancholy phrase – I would not do HT. Of
» course. I may yet discover the hard way, on my very flesh, that HT is a
» primitive procedure which can go bad for anyone at any time. That will be
» a dreadful but not unexpected day.
» I am not here to “argue” with any one. I’ve been in this game for a long
» time. The Internet, like the world, is full of all kinds. You must read
» these texts and decide who is trustworthy. It is a difficult decision.
» The voice of caution is a miserable voice, the voices of action are on the
» other hand very seductive. MPB is a truly wretched problem. Back when
» writing these posts really meant something to me, I was happy to know that
» I had spared many men/boys the ordeal of risky and primitive surgery.
» This is not about doctors. I do not recommend Cole; I do not recommend
» Armani; I recommmed: no one. Just Don’t Do It is the best slogan. I wish
» it were otherwise. That’s all I have to say.
» PS: don’t harass “thegreek.” He is a veteran poster who is trying to
» help. You want to attack someone, feel free to attack me. Though he is
» more than able to defend himself, I’m sure.