View Full Version : What would you do in my position?

07-05-2016, 06:59 AM
So I had 2,400 FUE done in Turkey 3-4 years ago, it was pretty unsuccessful, it didnít grow as expected, out of the grafts that grew they are very thin and sparse, it was relatively cheap, so I guess you get what you pay for, so over the last few years I have further receded around the temples, so at the moment, I am combing back in the middle and combing out the sides to try and cover the baldness/bad hairline. Iím quite sick of trying to cover the front everyday with concealer etc. My crown has also started to thin out a bit, I have been on finasteride on and off the last few years, mostly off though, for example on for 3 months, get sick of side effects, libido, lack of energy, not sleeping properly, brain fog then quit for a year until I get concerned about hair loss again and start taking. For the last month Iíve been taking again, alongside rogaine 5% all over the hairline/mid scalp/crown, too early to say if itís helping or not, but this time Iím determined to finish off all the products Iíve got at least.

I believe Iíve got enough donor at the back for another attempt at 2,500 FUE this time with a better surgeon (i.e dr fedurini or similar)

As my hairloss is not stable and I am still slowly losing ground, would another hair transplant be the right option for me? The alternative for me would to be not touching any meds that give me side effects so I would feel better in myself and getting one of the realistic hair pieces that I would get put in professionally every 3-4 weeks by a hair professional.

Itís a difficult choice for me as on one hand I do have quite a lot of hair left and it could be worth fighting the battle with meds and another transplant but I might not be able to achieve the result I want.

On the other hand the hair would look better with a piece as there would be no receeding around the temples and not as much daily maintenance, but maintenance every 3-4 weeks costing £100-£150 maybe.

If I switched to a piece now I could probably get away with it as I do have hair now, and Iíd order density which isnít massively different to how it is now, what would you do in my position? I will try and post pics later.

07-05-2016, 06:53 PM
If you are able to post a pic.

07-06-2016, 03:42 AM
Here's some pics, with concealer, it looks better than it actually is really, if you were to brush back on the temples you would see almost 2 inches of boldness with some really sparse wirey hair,

07-06-2016, 12:02 PM

07-07-2016, 08:04 AM
What's happened to this place? Is everyone a Norwood 1 these days? You used to get a few responses if you post a message.

07-07-2016, 08:00 PM
OK I don't see what the issue is , it doesn't look like you've had work done , both ics look fine IMO

You talk about getting a piece where would you put it

07-07-2016, 08:53 PM
I would get back on meds and try to consistently use them for awhile.

07-07-2016, 11:29 PM
Your hair looks find, how old are you

07-08-2016, 07:52 AM
I'm 32, unfortunately the pictures don't really show what I'm talking about, I'll try and post a clearer photo later

Rashid Rashid, MD, PhD
07-09-2016, 04:17 AM
This is one concern with a lot of these clinic that will sell a transplant to anyone. My thought is get an in person consult and do it with a local doctor. People do travel for transplants, which is fine, but they should only do so if it is easy to come back in for follow ups if/when needed. Pictures can only do so much.