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    Hi all, I'm a 31 year old male who's been dealing with hairloss for about 10 years. I'm not sure where I fall on the Norwood Scale. I've provided some pictures. I haven't been able to use meds successfully to treat my hair due to side effects. So I've been exploring the hair transplant world and researching the topic extensively. I would love to restore my hair to its youthful glory -- as we all would -- and I'm aware that there isn't a "miracle" fix. Accessing all my options. I'm in Ohio and also looking into different doctors that are recommended by the IAHRS. Any feedback would be very much appreciated. Where do I fall on the Norwood Scale? And does it seem like I could be a good candidate for a transplant? Or am I not far enough along in my hairloss journey?
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    You could definitely use a hair transplant, they are expensive which I'm sure you are aware of But there are many examples of people who have gone from almost completely bald to respectable hair. The current Chelsea football club manager Antonio Conte being a great example.

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    We are not the people to answer your questions about being a candidate for a transplant, despite what people here claim. I have not seen any of the doctors' reps chime in. First, they need to get an idea of how your progression has been, the likelihood of more hair loss in the future, and the viability of donor hair.

    You have not shown any pics of your crown, so no idea to give an exact Norwood#. I would get a number of opinions, from actual surgeons. You may need to leave Ohio to find someone.

    Best of luck.

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    Hey I might be able to help as when I first used Finasteride I had major sides. 5 years on I am succesfully using Finasteride without side effects.

    What have you used before? Your hair diffuse thinning looks great. You should be able to treat this easily before considering a transplant.

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    Without meds you will likely loose the rest so like BaldBearded said progression is key along with donar hair.

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    Thanks all for the feedback. I've been discussing with surgeons and seeking out all the options/info I can. I haven't been able to use finasteride or minoxidil because it aggravates an inner ear problem I have (tinnitus), and makes it worse to an intolerable level. Are there effective alternative therapies, such as the iRestore Laser Hair Cap or other? I've been losing hair for about 10 years at a moderate pace. Here's more pics of my condition, including the crown and donor area. Would SMP benefit me for filling-in the thin?








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    If the laser caps worked... you would see people posting amazing results here. What they can't do, is have an effect on genetics or DHT. But they do make fortunes of $$$ for the companies that offer it. Charlatans have been using "electricity" (now lasers) to cure EVERYTHING.

    I think you need a professional to chime in at this point, and seriously suggest an on-site visit to determine the potential outcome, costs, etc.

    I have seen that many guys buzz, or shave their heads during the procedure. So you have to suffer multiple rounds of shaving off quite a bit of hair before you can grow it all back.

    Have you considered a hair system? The results would be immediate, you would only have to shave off what the system covers, allowing you to use your remaining thick, long hair. You could always re-evaluate down the road... and see how much hair is left in ten-years time, or so.

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