Hair-loss advice please

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    Hello. So since I was about 17-18 I have noticed my hairline start to creep backwards to the point where I feel like I look 10 years older than I am. It is very inhibiting socially (although I'm a pretty outgoing/confident guy) it's something that personally I don't like and would like to change.

    I've read all about Follicular Unit Transplants and think they might be the way to go. I've read forums all over the internet (it's becoming quite the obsession) and would like to book in to see a doctor in the near future to start the reversal process.

    I'm not interested in using hair creams or tablets solely and I know of all the botched surgeries but feel that these days surgeons are quite equipped and if I go to the correct doctor I'll be spending the money and it will be worth it.

    I don't think I want to go to a doctor in the US. Definitely not Bosley, who seem solely interested in the quantity of patients over the quality of the procedure. I was thinking of maybe heading to Mexico or Brazil to get it done. I have heard good things from doctors in Brazil. Will have to see.

    Does anyone have any advice? And "Wear it with pride" is not what I'm looking for sorry. Thanks again!
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    Jun 20, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    To be honest, yea bald is not sexy. Although my dad is bald but I still have a full head of hair. I made my dad promise to fund my hair transplant if I do go bald since it is his fault icon_razz.gif

    But hair transplant technology has come a long way and depending on the doctor, you can get really good results. I would say do research on the doctor and try to find his ex-patients online. A good site for all things plastic surgery is makemeheal.com and it has tons of testimonials.

    Good luck!
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    Jun 20, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    guide_me_home said
    AMoonHawk saidI've heard the reason for hair loss is high testosterone level and low hormone levels ... you might check into this ... it might have something to do with it.


    What do you mean by that? Is that dangerous? I'm not very good with biology etc


    It means your body's hormones might be unbalanced, so a doctor might be able to re-balance it.

    It can work both ways, people with too little testosterone can experience other issues.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    As someone with thinning hair and a bald spot, I feel your pain.

    But, I caution you to not put too much thought into all this and obsess over it. Keep it cut short and clean, work with a hairdresser who will make it look good and focus on positive things.

    A confident guy is more attractive, no matter how much hair he has.
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    Jun 20, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    This could work for you...

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:31 AM GMT
    Bosley.com

    I have heard some nice things about it.

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:34 AM GMT
    I got a prescription from my doctor called Propitia (the generic brand is Finasteride) it's fairly cheap compared to other hair products and it works great for me!
    A possible side effect is a lower sex drive, but I take it every other day and I'm fine!

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Wadeup saidI got a prescription from my doctor called Propitia (the generic brand is Finasteride) it's fairly cheap compared to other hair products and it works great for me!
    A possible side effect is a lower sex drive, but I take it every other day and I'm fine!



    A) Does it work?

    b) why are you even taking it since your hair looks full from your pics..?
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
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    Wadeup saidI got a prescription from my doctor called Propitia (the generic brand is Finasteride) it's fairly cheap compared to other hair products and it works great for me!
    A possible side effect is a lower sex drive, but I take it every other day and I'm fine!



    A) Does it work?

    b) why are you even taking it since your hair looks full from your pics..?



    A) yep, it's worked for me

    B) my hair grew back... You have to keep taking it for it to work
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    intensity69 saidThis could work for you...

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    I would get this or a sexy weave. Two snaps and a bag of chips!
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    Start taking a biotin and b-complex supplement....it could be that you have just come into your mature hairline, and are not actually balding.
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Hair loss can be triggered by many different things. I went bald at 18 – and I just shave my head. It’s not really testosterone that is the problem – it is the enzyme that converts it into DHT which is the problem. DHT attacks hair follicles and causes balding – though it doesn’t attack all follicles – which is why most men still have some hair.

    I would advise against going on medication (like Proscar and Propecia) for hair loss. The drug prevents the enzyme from doing its thing. There have been no long term studies in the effects of what would happen to someone as young as you over many years of blocking it. This is why that medication is generally left for older generations or used for its intended purpose of treating enlarged prostates. Come to think of it - if you start taking that medication and your prostate is normal, there could be a risk.

    They are making pretty good headway in follicle neogenisis – which is essentially taking a crop of hair (the permanent stuff) and cloning it (via stem cells). It’s still a few years out – but it’s honestly going to be a better solution than getting hair transplants -which just takes hair from one part of your head and puts it somewhere else.

    Hell… look at Jeremy Pivon:

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    Do you really want to have a big ugly scar for the rest of your life? Not to mention you are so young that who’s to say that the hair they transplant won’t just fall out as you get older? It might be better to bite the bullet and shave your head. See what hair will fall out first – before you opt for surgery.

    That or just do a google search for hot bald men. Embrace it. Baldness/shaved heads are sexy. It sucks going bald young. I completely sympathize with you. The cure for baldness will likely be in our lifetime. So be patient. Shave your head when it gets to it.
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    before taking Propecia I would recommend doing a little research on permanent sexual dysfunction linked to Propecia. FYI
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    What a chop job on Jeremy!
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    retro_robot said

    That or just do a google search for hot bald men. Embrace it. Baldness/shaved heads are sexy.


    Quoted for sexy truth. Bald is sexy.
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    dont take med do not do surgery, surgery has scars, infections, pain and hair will not look full. A guy going bald, people look at it and glimpse away cause it is natural and every one is used to it, but a bad hair transplant will have people starring for hours.

    If you really want to do something about it, you can get a hair system to glue to your head, yes a toupee. Just shave it short.
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:00 AM GMT
    guide_me_home saidHair-loss advice please.[...]
    Does anyone have any advice? And "Wear it with pride" is not what I'm looking for sorry. Thanks again!

    I would have said just accept it, don't make an issue out of it, and as long as you have hair keep it short (too short to comb, and always wear a hat outdoors during daylight hours). Otherwise you'll be setting yourself up for great disappointment.
    I assume that you have better things to invest your concerns in.
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:14 AM GMT
    My brother was bald before he was 30.

    I LOL'd.

    It's called Karma. icon_twisted.gif
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    My main problem with the hair transplants of a few years ago is the scar that is left on the back of your head.

    Some doctors claim they can do single hair extractions and then graft those to the bald areas, but you should make sure they are not ruining several good hairs just to get one hair. The hairs are so close together at times, that this can happen very easily.

    The problem with these procedures overall is that even though you are moving hair from the back of the head to the front, you are still losing hair in the front all the time. Eventually you'll just be left with the transplanted hairs, since you are not addressing the loss issue per se.
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:18 AM GMT
    guide_me_home saidHello. So since I was about 17-18 I have noticed my hairline start to creep backwards to the point where I feel like I look 10 years older than I am. It is very inhibiting socially (although I'm a pretty outgoing/confident guy) it's something that personally I don't like and would like to change.

    I've read all about Follicular Unit Transplants and think they might be the way to go. I've read forums all over the internet (it's becoming quite the obsession) and would like to book in to see a doctor in the near future to start the reversal process.

    I'm not interested in using hair creams or tablets solely and I know of all the botched surgeries but feel that these days surgeons are quite equipped and if I go to the correct doctor I'll be spending the money and it will be worth it.

    I don't think I want to go to a doctor in the US. Definitely not Bosley, who seem solely interested in the quantity of patients over the quality of the procedure. I was thinking of maybe heading to Mexico or Brazil to get it done. I have heard good things from doctors in Brazil. Will have to see.

    Does anyone have any advice? And "Wear it with pride" is not what I'm looking for sorry. Thanks again!

    I hope nothing serious happens to you in life, cuz you won't make it if it does. Srsly.
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:26 AM GMT
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    graphicabc saiddont take med do not do surgery, surgery has scars, infections, pain and hair will not look full.


    Bull. I had my hairline redone and it came out great.
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    My boyfriend has a receding hairline, so he cuts his hair very, very close. He doesn't razor shave, but it's about as close as you can get after that. You can't spoil a beautiful face and a hot body by losing the hair, and in some cases, it may even flatter you. What makes a bald man unattractive is his lack of confidence. So don't think about it too much. Embrace it!
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    Being bald has its advantages. No bedhead. No hat hair. No fussing. No hair blowing in your eyes.

    Remember, after you're bald, others won't see you as bald. They will see you as you. It's you that will be obsessing over the hair loss cuz you will see it as missing. They wont.

    Bald men can look plenty sexy. And men with a full head of hair can be butt ugly.

    And if losing your hair devastates you, hope nothing worse happens to you cuz you won't have the balls to handle it.

    Jesus!
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidMy boyfriend has a receding hairline, so he cuts his hair very, very close. He doesn't razor shave, but it's about as close as you can get after that. You can't spoil a beautiful face and a hot body by losing the hair, and in some cases, it may even flatter you. What makes a bald man unattractive is his lack of confidence. So don't think about it too much. Embrace it!


    Lol are you gunna dump him?