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#1

If Acell were proven to provide a limitless donor supply but you would need a transplant, how many of you would go for the transplant now (and achieve a full head of transplanted hair) or how many of you would wait for something else to be brought to market which would not require a transplant?

I’ve already had transplants (so I don’t have the “virgin head” issue) so I would go for the Acell procedure now.

Take Care,
Bill


#2

I’ve got a virgin scalp. Getting 4000 grafts right now would probably leave me very pleased. Not just less frustrated about the appearance of my front/top, but actually pretty HAPPY with it.

If Acell worked (for sure) then I would probably get some amount of HT work done right now. Maybe not the whole number but at least 2000-2500 would be in the cards. It would probably be FUE work just because of the nature of strip work. (Nerve damage/numbness, scalp tightness, etc.)

Why only 2500 grafts? I don’t think I’d want to swing for the fence before Acell comes out because if nothing else, Acell would best be employed on every HT for full regeneration. The stuff can’t work without a real wound.

Getting a strip-scar wouldn’t even bother me too much because unlimited donor hair would never force me to reveal it. And I also have no intentions of wearing hair that short even if I could, it doesn’t look goot on me to go short. And besides, there’s Acell’s healing capabilities. The stuff could probably eventually be used on the scar to minimize the appearance of it much more than any current closure methods can.


#3

» I’ve got a virgin scalp. Getting 4000 grafts right now would probably
» leave me very pleased. Not just less frustrated about the appearance of my
» front/top, but actually pretty HAPPY with it.
»
»
» If Acell worked (for sure) then I would probably get some amount of HT
» work done right now. Maybe not the whole number but at least 2000-2500
» would be in the cards. It would probably be FUE work just because of the
» nature of strip work. (Nerve damage/numbness, scalp tightness, etc.)
»
» Why only 2500 grafts? I don’t think I’d want to swing for the fence
» before Acell comes out because if nothing else, Acell would best be
» employed on every HT for full regeneration. The stuff can’t work without a
» real wound.
»
»
» Getting a strip-scar wouldn’t even bother me too much because unlimited
» donor hair would never force me to reveal it. And I also have no
» intentions of wearing hair that short even if I could, it doesn’t look goot
» on me to go short. And besides, there’s Acell’s healing capabilities. The
» stuff could probably eventually be used on the scar to minimize the
» appearance of it much more than any current closure methods can.

Assume now that Acell takes away the scars from FUE/Strip and regrows the donor hair. What would still be negative about a hair transplantation? The implanted grafts, how natural do they look? And is it easy for them to fall of? What would still be the “bad” thing about HT’s?


#4

All successful ppl do take most of NOW and they rarely if ever wait.

Transplant is some serious decision so its ok to be thinking about it and considering pros and cons.

But one day you may recognize that you have been waiting instead of living for way too long.

So yes, I’d go for the HT the next day.


#5

» All successful ppl do take most of NOW and they rarely if ever wait.
»
» Transplant is some serious decision so its ok to be thinking about it and
» considering pros and cons.
»
» But one day you may recognize that you have been waiting instead of living
» for way too long.
»
» So yes, I’d go for the HT the next day.

Exactly the same as my thoughts- I’d get it immeadiately.


#6

» » All successful ppl do take most of NOW and they rarely if ever wait.
» »
» » Transplant is some serious decision so its ok to be thinking about it
» and
» » considering pros and cons.
» »
» » But one day you may recognize that you have been waiting instead of
» living
» » for way too long.
» »
» » So yes, I’d go for the HT the next day.
»
»
» Exactly the same as my thoughts- I’d get it immeadiately.
Maybe it’s best to see how Acell works. I don’t want any scars from strip, since I would sometimes like to buzz my hair.


#7

Yes, the original question of the thread was assuming the Acell has been demonstrated to work for our purposes.

The downside to hair transplantation is that it’s never as good as the real thing.

The density can be 3/4ths of original with a good doc and tons of donor hair, but it’s never the same. The hair direction, the coverage, the hairline . . . the HT industry is struggling to get it all within 80% of how perfect nature would have done.

Apples-to-apples, you’d want the real thing back if you had a choice.


#8

» » » All successful ppl do take most of NOW and they rarely if ever wait.
» » »
» » » Transplant is some serious decision so its ok to be thinking about it
» » and
» » » considering pros and cons.
» » »
» » » But one day you may recognize that you have been waiting instead of
» » living
» » » for way too long.
» » »
» » » So yes, I’d go for the HT the next day.
» »
» »
» » Exactly the same as my thoughts- I’d get it immeadiately.
» Maybe it’s best to see how Acell works. I don’t want any scars from strip,
» since I would sometimes like to buzz my hair.

I seriously doubt that it would work so good that no one could ever tell you had strip. maybe for one guy out of 100. but not consistently.


#9

» All successful ppl do take most of NOW and they rarely if ever wait.

untrue
sometimes you take advantage of current opportunities
sometimes you have to plan for the future

.


#10

» If Acell were proven to provide a limitless donor supply but you would need
» a transplant, how many of you would go for the transplant now (and achieve
» a full head of transplanted hair) or how many of you would wait for
» something else to be brought to market which would not require a
» transplant?
»
» I’ve already had transplants (so I don’t have the “virgin head” issue) so
» I would go for the Acell procedure now.
»
» Take Care,
» Bill

a better question would be…who would go for a transplant if acell would not work?

the answer to your question is easy for me…yes!


#11

» » All successful ppl do take most of NOW and they rarely if ever wait.
»
» untrue
» sometimes you take advantage of current opportunities
» sometimes you have to plan for the future
»
»
»
» .

sorry but it is true. 9/10 succesful people took risks. 9/10 loosers, are always trying and never actually do anything about their lives. They rather find an excuse then to take a risk.

Typical entepreneur is an optimist and enthusiast who’s not worried about future. He just finds something that has potential and does it.

Typical loser will start thinking oh yeah, if I start this up someone else will come do it better and I’ll loose. Or similar stupid excuses. Or they start up something silly without thinking and then spend the rest of their lives in excuses why that was not their fault.

“All successful people succeeded just because of luck. Ask any looser.”

its even logical that taking risks and running is better than waiting. Whole economy is build in a way that the best you can do is to live on the edge … maybe having some safety margins but rather running than staying. If you wait you’ll lose. It’s called inflation and it will rip off anyone who stays for too long. And this pattern is everywhere its not only about economy. Whole universe works like this. Wait for too long and you’ll find yourself as lonely aged old man.


#12

» » » All successful ppl do take most of NOW and they rarely if ever wait.
» »
» » untrue
» » sometimes you take advantage of current opportunities
» » sometimes you have to plan for the future
» »
» »
» »
» » .
»
» sorry but it is true. 9/10 succesful people took risks. 9/10 loosers, are
» always trying and never actually do anything about their lives. They rather
» find an excuse then to take a risk.

I don’t know what’s gotten into people on this forum lately.
Apply your logic to scalp reductions.
Apply your logic to long-term business models.
Apply your logic to retirement plans.

.


#13

rev:

Taking risks does not mean being suicidal.

If you take bigger risk than you could handle, you will get burned.

Pretty much all successful people took or are taking risks. If you do so, you can fail, if you don’t do it, you have already failed.

You can’t win a race without driving fast. You can die if you drove faster then you could have handled. You just have to find your edge, stay safe from falling off of it but make sure you don’t waste your life not using your whole potential.


#14

» If you take bigger risk than you could handle, you will get burned.

If you knew you could or could not handle something
than it wouldn’t be a risk now would it?

.


#15

» » If you take bigger risk than you could handle, you will get burned.
»
» If you knew you could or could not handle something
» than it wouldn’t be a risk now would it?
»

Sure. But if you have only two choices:

  • dont risk and lose
  • risk something and see if you are able to handle it and succeed

I take the second option.

I’m quite sucessful in life now if you measure success with money. Usually one of the first things I tell a girl I want to start something serious with is that if she stays with me, she better should be ready for getting burned. I’m trying hard so it wont happen, but because being successful means taking risks, Its just matter of time till one day I do a wrong step and fall down. Fortunately, everything is relative. I’m still fairly sure that I’ll be better off than the guy who was too worried to risk anything whole his life.


#16

» If Acell were proven to provide a limitless donor supply but you would need
» a transplant, how many of you would go for the transplant now (and achieve
» a full head of transplanted hair) or how many of you would wait for
» something else to be brought to market which would not require a
» transplant?
»
» I’ve already had transplants (so I don’t have the “virgin head” issue) so
» I would go for the Acell procedure now.
»
» Take Care,
» Bill

My vote is to get a HT. I think the only thing that is stopping most people is the finite donor supply. And the results that I have seen are quite remarkable.


#17

sorry but it is true. 9/10 succesful people took risks. 9/10 loosers, are always trying and never actually do anything about their lives. They rather find an excuse then to take a risk.

Typical entepreneur is an optimist and enthusiast who’s not worried about future. He just finds something that has potential and does it.

Typical loser will start thinking oh yeah, if I start this up someone else will come do it better and I’ll loose. Or similar stupid excuses. Or they start up something silly without thinking and then spend the rest of their lives in excuses why that was not their fault.

“All successful people succeeded just because of luck. Ask any looser.”

its even logical that taking risks and running is better than waiting. Whole economy is build in a way that the best you can do is to live on the edge … maybe having some safety margins but rather running than staying. If you wait you’ll lose. It’s called inflation and it will rip off anyone who stays for too long. And this pattern is everywhere its not only about economy. Whole universe works like this. Wait for too long and you’ll find yourself as lonely aged old man.

you might want to learn to spell loser before you start calling other people loosers

isnt this the definition of a loser?


#18

» rev:
»
» Taking risks does not mean being suicidal.
»
» If you take bigger risk than you could handle, you will get burned.
»
» Pretty much all successful people took or are taking risks. If you do so,
» you can fail, if you don’t do it, you have already failed.
»
» You can’t win a race without driving fast. You can die if you drove faster
» then you could have handled. You just have to find your edge, stay safe
» from falling off of it but make sure you don’t waste your life not using
» your whole potential.

you sound like an Amway distributor


#19

» » » If you take bigger risk than you could handle, you will get burned.
» »
» » If you knew you could or could not handle something
» » than it wouldn’t be a risk now would it?
» »
»
» Sure. But if you have only two choices:
»
» - dont risk and lose
» - risk something and see if you are able to handle it and succeed
»
» I take the second option.
»
» I’m quite sucessful in life now if you measure success with money. Usually

one of the first things I tell a girl I want to start something serious
with is that if she stays with me, she better should be ready for getting burned
.

I’m trying hard so it wont happen, but because being successful
» means taking risks, Its just matter of time till one day I do a wrong step
» and fall down. Fortunately, everything is relative. I’m still fairly sure
» that I’ll be better off than the guy who was too worried to risk anything
» whole his life.


#20

» If Acell were proven to provide a limitless donor supply but you would need
» a transplant, how many of you would go for the transplant now (and achieve
» a full head of transplanted hair) or how many of you would wait for
» something else to be brought to market which would not require a
» transplant?
»
» I’ve already had transplants (so I don’t have the “virgin head” issue) so
» I would go for the Acell procedure now.
»
» Take Care,
» Bill

it would take at least a year on the transplant board to know the docs the questions to ask, the risks involved. the procedure that would work best for you. etc etc

its not as simple as saying, I will get a transplant. like ur saying, I will buy a coke at the 7 11