Hair grafts for a thin crown area - Page 3 - BaldTruthTalk.com
+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3
Results 21 to 27 of 27
  1. #21
    Senior Member Still-Researching's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    171

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Folly View Post
    Hi Still-researching, thanks for the info. So you're saying you can permanently lose terminal hairs from shock loss too ?

    Also, if the terminal hair grows back after shock loss, does it come back thinner due to DHT ?
    Yes, you can permanently lose healthy hairs too - it can happen in both donor and recipient area, however in most cases the hairs grow back, and believe they would not be thinner. You limit such risk by choosing a skilled doctor and discuss such risks when you design hairlines or placement in mid/crown area.

    Above should more be seen as another reason to think hard before asking to place grafts in areas where there are already some density of healthy hairs, it is a bet on that the trauma from the HT will not damage these hairs. You can place hairs up close to the receding hairline, but all around other hairs - is a bet...

    When I had my HT a month ago - we discussed this specifically, as I have an "island" like of hair in the hairline and the doc said that the "bridge" in the forelock behind my hairline has some density, however these hairs would not be able to survive a HT - so we had to place more grafts there, but the island would survive - we will see in 12 months :-)

  2. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    180

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Still-Researching View Post
    Yes, you can permanently lose healthy hairs too
    Wow, i've asked this question a couple of times on this forum, but this is the first time i've been answered. That's really worrying. I wasn't told this by my HT surgeon when i had my surgery last year. My hairline was still reasonably dense when i had my surgery, but i was told that the chance of shock loss was less than 5%. I believe i've had shock loss after my surgery, whether it was permanent or not, i don't know. All i know is my hairline is worse now than it was pre op. I was ignorant when i got my HT last year, so tbh, i probably deserve all the bad luck i've had.

    I'm planning to get another procedure to add density to my hairline, in the red area shown in the attached picture. Most of the hairs in the red area are transplanted, so i'm assuming if the doc adds high denisty in this area, the risk of shock loss is low.Would you agree Still-researching ? Can you also permanently lose previously transplanted hairs from shock loss.

    Thanks dude.

  3. #23
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    7

    Default get a FUE

    don't get a FUT. it's backwards. you ll have a massive scar, and if you shave ur hair you ll have a big smiley on the back of your head.

    you ll regret a FUT

    6months- 1 year of discomfort. you ll have to watch out with all sorts of stuff like picking up groceries. all that stuff stretches ur scar. you ll possibly have permanent numb feeling on ur head. research FUT - so many downsides. FUT is barbaric , no need for it.

    get a FUE.

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    180

    Default

    But you get a lot more grafts with strips don't you ? My dad is an NW4, so i'm not sure if i'll get enough grafts with just FUE. Especially since i have fine hair and need extra grafts/cm^2 for coverage.

  5. #25
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    3,125

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Folly View Post
    Wow, i've asked this question a couple of times on this forum, but this is the first time i've been answered.
    Folly, No one can accurately anwer that question. Though I believe it is probably possible, I am not a doctor therefore I am not qualified to answer.



    Quote Originally Posted by Folly View Post
    My hairline was still reasonably dense when i had my surgery, but...
    You did not need hair transplant surgery and the doctor who performed your surgery should have turned you away. Ultimately, it was your decision to move forward with having the surgery. That is the reality of your situation. It was a mistake. Now all you can do is do what you can to make the best of it.

  6. #26
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    180

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Folly View Post
    I'm planning to get another procedure to add density to my hairline, in the red area shown in the attached picture.
    Thanks dude.
    SH#t, i didn't attach the pic. Sorry !!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	11 months post-op.JPG

Size:	42.7 KB
ID:	13890  

  7. #27
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Still-Researching View Post

    Hairavatar:
    I am no doctor but 800-1000 grafts sounds like very little to be used in the crown area, and I would see this as a big risk of you ending with a result that you will not be happy with. Another thing is that 800-1000 grafts is very little in exchange for a strip scar. Not advocating FUE here - it is fine to go with FUT, but would wait and use propecia/rogaine/nizoral and see if everything is stabilized/improving. Then take contact to IAHRS doctor - make sure to discuss shock-loss and realistic number of grafts to get a satisfactory result. There is a reason that docs call the crown - A black hole - some people can use 2000 grafts and you cannot see it in the crown and it would make an enormous difference in the hairline.
    Thanks for all the responses but just to clarify:
    I lost a lot of my hair a long time ago and have managed to grow a lot back through the use of minoxydil and finesteride. But now after years of usage it has remained the same with just a small thin area at the crown.

    I would like to get FUE but cost is of great importance.

    I will have to see what the various consultants have to say about shock loss first.

Similar Threads

  1. Does the crown area grow slower (HT)
    By sebastien in forum Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-20-2012, 07:15 PM
  2. is this true that minoxidil is only effective on crown area?
    By spectrum in forum Hair Loss Treatments
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-2011, 06:49 AM
  3. If I have a somewhat thin donor area, is that the end of the road for me?
    By uselessgomez in forum Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-29-2010, 07:46 AM
  4. Crown Area
    By GCFella in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-07-2010, 02:00 PM
  5. Starting to get thin hair- want a recommenced Dr. in Raleigh NC area
    By jjjj69696969 in forum Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 09-19-2010, 01:35 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

» IAHRS

hair transplant surgeons

» The Bald Truth

» Recent Threads

Two consultations, two opposing opinions?
07-03-2022 10:55 AM
by JFR
Last Post By JFR
Today 02:40 AM
1600 FUE results, short hair, interview, Dr. Lindsey
02-16-2022 04:59 AM
Last Post By joana
Yesterday 07:31 PM
Celebrity Hairline Disasters - How To Avoid the Kyle Christie Effect
02-16-2018 02:47 PM
Last Post By cpahar90
Yesterday 04:06 AM
Question on number of grafts
Yesterday 02:30 AM
Last Post By Omorac1981
Yesterday 04:02 AM
11.06.20 Koray Erdogan 5000 Greft Results
04-18-2022 08:41 AM
by 110620
Last Post By totoking
07-05-2022 11:01 PM