View Full Version : Anxiety about additional HT

04-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Hi everyone,

I haven't even had my first HT yet (I'm going in for about 1500 FUT in early May), but I've found myself lately becoming increasingly anxious about future HT procedures. Now, I know that unless one of the wonder drugs on the horizon actually bears fruit, or I suddenly halt my hair loss progression (not likely), I'll need additional procedures, and I'm okay with that. But, at the same time, I'm concerned that by the time I'm just about to be enjoying the results of my first HT (like this time next year), I'll be significantly thinner on top, and be due for another procedure.

My doc told me that I do have some miniaturization on top, but it's minimal, and that I could probably get 5 years out of my first HT. I guess I'm just having a hard time believing that (maybe because I've noticed an increased shed of late, which could be from nizoral).

I think I'm being way too negative here, and I know that even if I go NW 6, my doc said I have about 10K grafts available in my donor area, which should give me pretty good coverage even in the worst case scenario.

So, anyone else have this anxiety about needing additional HT procedures?


04-02-2011, 07:31 PM
I had one procedure 10 yrs ago
Yes I've thinned out and now have a bald crown
I m. lucky in that I can cut the back and sides with a # 2 and the scar does not show
So now I keep the hair really short on the top and # 2 on the sides/back and live with it
Something I should have done 10 yrs ago
I've basically said "F" it and try to live with it
No desire to go back and get further HT's every couple of years after more hairloss .........it's a losing battle

04-02-2011, 07:37 PM
Do you regret getting the HT then?

04-02-2011, 08:11 PM
Hmmmm, tough question, I think .

I would have been completley bald a long time ago , so in that sense no.

I'm fortunate that I don't have scar that shows like I've read from others or the pluggy look that is so obvious .

No one has ever asked if I had work done so in that sense it's "OK "

I will never been able to shave my head bald, not that I want to, 'cause the scar would then be obvious

I often ask myself why is it that I cannot accept hairloss , like some friends / co workers do , and shave it close

What is it that I find diffluclt to accept and why can't I just move on with life .

04-04-2011, 04:22 AM
Dave, people just have differing temperaments, I guess. The most fortunate guys are the ones who never lose any hair, of course, but the guys with hairloss who never feel the need to use treatments, undergo transplants or come near a hairloss forum are the next most lucky group. Would you say that your hair still looks natural after the continued loss you've experienced over the past decade? You say no one has commented, but what do you think?

04-04-2011, 12:09 PM
I think so
I e-mailed one fellow on here pictures last week ( front, back , sides and top ) and he commented that it doesn't look like I had work done at all ...........so I hope so .

04-19-2011, 08:54 PM
The key I think is future treatments. I'm also considering a HT but I'm risking it because I'm losing hair fast. So it's a tough decision for me, not knowing what the future holds.

04-20-2011, 07:22 AM
Donor management and realistic expectations long term help :cool: