I am looking at having a hair transplant done sometime later this year. I have been losing hair consistently over the past years, with accelerated loss over the past year or so. I believe this is probably because in previous years I kept a shaved head, but have been using Kerasome and Toppik over the last year. The application of those products means a lot of damage to the hair, plus the tediousness implies that I leave it on for a couple of days instead of washing it out everyday.
I am currently using .25 finasteride per day. I have previously tried to use dutaseride, but it gives me the worth black circles under my eyes.
I am thinking of getting 2500 grafts through strip surgery. I would like to know if that will give me decent enough coverage to avoid or minimise the use of cover-up products. Also, is the strip scar usually on the back of the head or the side of the head?
I realise a lot of people think its is best to wait for HM, but it seems that HM is a good while away. At least before it can produce any significant results. Also, others believe that if no other medical gains are made in the field then you’re left with transplanted patches. I don’t mind looking like I have hair loss when I am actually meant to have hair loss (50 years). Plus, one can always keep an shaved head at anytime in their life. The need is now when I am 30!
I’ve posted a couple of my photos. Would 2500 make any real difference? I would like most of the grafts in my crown and in the side part that I have, but also a few in my front line.
Thank you very much in advance for your comments and suggestions.