View Full Version : Lack Of Motivation for HT?

01-19-2011, 06:31 AM
I am a nw3/4. I started losing mid 20's but unfortuantely it was quite rapid for a couple of years it seems to have slowed over the past 8.

I have never done anything about the loss, I was going to but the loss slowed so much I didn't bother. I have for the past 8 months ben on Minox, SawP (2 months), and Niz (with no real improvements). I am considering Fin.

Unfortunately I also have a high highline which with all my hair wasnt a problem but you then only have to,lose a little for it to show very easily.

Fortunately I have quite a thin oblong head lol, so the amount of grafts I will need (comapred photos etc) isnt as much as I first feared.

Hairloss hasn't affected me as a person too much I think I'm quite a jolly kind of person and I just like having fun and a laugh.

But theres no question its affected my confidence and I know a successful HT would really improve that.

I've had the thoughts of a HT for proably 3 years but never really pursued it.

At the moment I use a thickening spray and toppik to give the appearance of a think head of hair which although isnt pefect its suprisingly affective.

I would have to travel half way round the world on my own which is something I never have done and the idea is a little scarey.

I really wish I had the will to say screw it lets do it and get it over with but I never have and I don't really know why. I have the money, I have done so much research.

I wonder sometimes if I will ever have a HT.

People have said you only really want a HT when you're sitting in the surgeons chair, which is of course true but thinking about it and really wanting one but not going through with it is frustrating.

01-19-2011, 07:06 AM
You have a wonderful attitude and if your hair loss isn't disrupting your life, you really shouldn't feel pressure to proceed with a transplant. I think that it is definitely better to be cautious than impulsive when it comes to something of such magnitude. Many men rush into surgery- without doing the proper research or making the right decisions- and come to regret it for the rest of their lives. Hair restoration surgery willl always be available, and the results will likely only become more refined and impressive in time, so take your time and don't worry about doing anything until you are completely ready.

01-19-2011, 07:53 AM
Wholeheartedly endorse everything in post from CIT girl above ^^

I would have to travel half way round the world on my own which is something I never have done and the idea is a little scarey.

Don't worry about that, trust me. I used to think like that. Then I did it, and it was really easy, and fun.

All the best, whatever you decide.

01-19-2011, 09:03 PM
I agree with the other posters.

If you are responding well to meds, and you can get by with concealers, I say hold off on the HT. If you can wait a few years, there are some exciting new hair loss treatments in phase I and II clinical trials, and the HT process itself is constantly being developed and refined. Who knows? There may be a permanent nonsurgical solution in our lifetimes or at least HT techniques that are much better than anything available today.

01-22-2011, 03:12 AM
Thanks for your replies everyone!!!