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    Default Thin donor area, can I still get a HT?

    Hi everyone,

    After much reading and research I decided to get a HT. Unfortunately, the more I learn about the procedure, the more I doubt it can help me.

    Can I get your opinion for how many grafts can my donor area support and what is the ideal amount I would need to get good results?

    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlinho View Post
    Hi everyone,

    After much reading and research I decided to get a HT. Unfortunately, the more I learn about the procedure, the more I doubt it can help me.

    Can I get your opinion for how many grafts can my donor area support and what is the ideal amount I would need to get good results?

    Thanks!


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    You've already had one too many HT's. I'd say shave it and own the scar. Otherwise you'll end up like me with a scar ear to ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustShaveIt View Post
    You've already had one too many HT's. I'd say shave it and own the scar. Otherwise you'll end up like me with a scar ear to ear.
    Dude,

    I never had an HT before. Thats why I said "after researching I decided to get a HT". The scar I have which doesn't even look like a FUT scar is not from a HT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlinho View Post
    Dude,

    I never had an HT before. Thats why I said "after researching I decided to get a HT". The scar I have which doesn't even look like a FUT scar is not from a HT...
    There is more involved than just "how much many grafts do I need". Your age and genes are a factor. How much hair have you lost in the last 5 years. What is your age. How bald are your grandparents. Does baldness run in the family. You have to remember that HT doctors consider transplanting the hair a success and now how it will look 10 years from now. Because it is impossible to predict what hair will do 10 years from now.

    If you've only done 1 HT, I would say stop now while you're a head. I'm on this forum to try to prevent people from making decisions that they will regret 10 years from now. I say shave your head and own the scar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustShaveIt View Post
    If you've only done 1 HT, I would say stop now while you're a head. I'm on this forum to try to prevent people from making decisions that they will regret 10 years from now. I say shave your head and own the scar.

    Sorry mate, my post was addressed to people who can read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlinho View Post
    Sorry mate, my post was addressed to people who can read.
    Yeah mate, how's that working out for you so far?

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    Hi Carlinho, Yeah, I get it......and your right about the main issue, your donor area, Genetics, vitamins, whatever, you just want some honest thoughts. My opinion is that your donor area looks a little sparse. That being said. I am not a hair physician. But I have been in medicine for over 30. I need to show your pic to my doc and get back with you, but my initial reaction is your donor area is lacking, but you need a pros opinion. Ill follow up on forums, and good luck.

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    Your donor area looks pretty sparse to begin with so I don't think you'd qualify for a hair transplant at all- but it wouldn't hurt to have a consultation with an actual doctor (or two) who can give you a definitive answer. I think you'll probably want to look at alternative options that help prevent further loss and make what you still have appear thicker: Minoxidil, Finasteride, or even SMP. It really depends on your age, how quickly you're still losing hair (if at all), and a variety of other factors.
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    I agree that your donor area doesn't look very dense. I don't think it would supply enough grafts to give you adequate coverage across the balding area. As difficult as it might be to accept, I think you're better off just buzzing it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlinho View Post
    Hi everyone,

    After much reading and research I decided to get a HT. Unfortunately, the more I learn about the procedure, the more I doubt it can help me.

    Can I get your opinion for how many grafts can my donor area support and what is the ideal amount I would need to get good results?

    Thanks!


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    Hi,

    From the pics you posted, you appear to have DUPA (Diffuse Unpatterned Alopecia), it does not appear that you have really great donor areas.

    You could probably get away with a hair system, combined with an undercut that will minimize the need to grow your side and back hair very long.

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