10-12-2010, 07:54 PM
Hi folks. So i've been balding since early college (~18 years old) but it was very slow paced so no noticeable scalp for many years, but it became more evident once i hit age 24. My crown at that point started to thin out more than i liked, but my front hairline and mid-center was fine. Unfortunately in the last year and a half the balding has spread to the front and the crown has seriously expanded. I did employ Propecia back in 2005 for a full year but still had considerable hair loss so i stopped usage. I've included some pics below so hopefully i can get some feedback from some HT surgeons. I'm able to cover up any sign of frontal scalp detection with Toppik (amazing cosmetic results so far) but i don't bother covering up my crown that much. I'm contemplating HT soon but my biggest fear for many years has been if the HT fails, i'll be left with a big scar on the back (will not pursue FUE due to low yield) and no hair on the recipient area plus a big financial loss/burden and lastly blocking me from shaving my head clean. So i'm wondering if it is possible to have a low volume graft session of many 15-20 follicles removed via FUE from my donor area and transplanted to a very bald region of my head to see if i actually have any luck of growing transplanted hair. Is this something that any surgeons would try out? Obviously i'd pay for the full cost, but i'd rather make sure a HT would work than scar my whole head. Doing this, i'd at least be more certain that i can either go the 'shaved head' look or go the HT route. Thanks much.