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Hair Transplant Anyone Do It Who Had A Good Donor Area?

Discussion in 'Hair Transplants for Women' started by mcat11, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. mcat11

    mcat11 Established Member

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    Hello

    I was told by 3 doctors (1 hair transplant surgeon and 2 dermatologists--1 an alopecia expert) I had a good donor area and that I had no signs of miniaturizing in my donor area.
    The past year I have been more focused on stopping my shedding (i had low iron) and trying to regrow some of what I lost (i also have Androgenci hair loos)
    My hormone levels are all normal but I think I am just sensitive to DHT.

    My hair loss is mostly in front center part and slightly defuse on crown and sides--but not bad on sides...the back apparently according to these doctors and a magnified image i saw my back of head is dense and healthy...My hair back there the caliber of the strands is not as thick as they were but I am 45 and no miniaturization.

    SO anyone like me who had a hair transplant?
    If defuse and had a hair transplant its a different story.
    I am just trying to find someone like me.
    Im 46 period is normal and regular...

    I am currently using topical Spironolactone and minoxidil foam..some success.
    Also I was ferritin anemic and i treat my Iron.

    I am also going to try topical finasteride and PRP treatments soon.
     
  2. Jano

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    I had a hair transplant years ago. If I could chose to do it again, I wouldn't have wasted my money. It helped for a brief time, but my hair kept thinning and I was back to wearing one form of a wig or another. Now you can see some of the scar tissue where they took the sample from. I think it would be money better spent to invest in a hair system or a hair integration piece, or a good wig.
     
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  3. vikimor

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    I had 2 different types of transplants which helped for a few years. It cannot replace all the hair you have lost on your crown.
    I now use Topik to fill in the top of my scalp, I cannot live without it. It is devastating to lose our precious hair.
    Good luck
     
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  4. mcat11

    mcat11 Established Member

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    Just to update on this old thread of mine.

    I am on topical finasteride and topical Spironolactone and 5% minoxidil..and I am having very good success.
    Its not perfect but I have good decent regrowth and my hair loss is (for now at least) stopped.
    So that combination of no more loss and some regrowth has stabilized my loss and improved the appearance.
    Its not my 25 year old hair BUT its what I am sure most women would be happy with.

    I am skeptical of the above poster who is pushing for a hair transplant in Delhi...buyer beware.
    Good luck ladies.
     
  5. mellie

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    mcat, I forget but would you recommend oral spironolactone over topical? I’m on the pill so taking it orally wouldn’t be a huge deal but worried about side effects.

    How is topical Spironolactone and finasteride? Are they just liquid formulas you put on your scalp? Before or after Rogaine?
     
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    A person who has baldness on his crown area. Wants to full density of hair growth. There is hair transplant is the best and permanent solution for removing baldness.
     
  7. Sandy

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  8. Sandy

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    I have frontal forehead loss and temple areas, also some loss on top, thick still in back. Two transplant doctors said I am good candidate due to good donor area; I had scalp biopsy to rule out FFA, but it is female pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Especially the front hairline area is distressing to me and difficult to camouflage. I am very natural and hate idea of wearing a wig. I also want to ensure that the loss is stabilised first prior to possibly getting a transplant. One doctor recommended minoxil and PRP, another doctor said PRP would not work on post-menopausal women?? I inquired about spironolactone and a doctor said it would not help frontal loss. I don't want to use minoxil, is that rogaine, ?, because I tried that once many years ago and it had a terrible effect, growing hair in unwanted areas, and any regrowth were just very thin hairs, I actually think it made it worse. I also wonder about saw palmetto? I am also trying stinging nettle root as I read it blocks DHT, plus other vitamins like the B-complex, L-Lysine, etc.
     
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    It is trusted that ladies experience massive mental impacts from male pattern baldness than men. They endeavor to shroud their male pattern baldness, attempt to build up a hairdo that could camouflage their male pattern baldness and invest hours before the mirror just to take a gander at the force of the male pattern baldness. Tragically, our general public likewise thinks about ladies with slender hair or uncovered scalp as appalling. Most ladies experience the ill effects of male pattern baldness peacefully and are probably going to encounter a low certainty. Despite the fact that male pattern baldness happens in the two guys and females, the causes and example of male pattern baldness shift.

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  10. Sandy

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    Hello MCAT, I am going for another appt with Dr Donovan, has anyone seen him in Vancouver? Since he doesn't do transplants I am hoping for a more neutral opinion. I am certain my loss is due to hormonal (I am post menopausal but I am not on HRT so I am certain my levels are off), and thyroid issues, hashimotos etc. I am trying to control the loss, if I stay with my hair the way it is now I will endure, it is still thick in the back and lower sides, my loss is primarily that front center of my forehead like a chunk missing, and volume on top. Although 2 transplant docs said I am a good candidate, I am so weary of shock loss etc and if anything worse happened I would probably be suicidal.......
     
  11. Sandy

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    I am thinking to try finasteride, I was told spirolactone would not be successful with me.....I am now on stinging nettle root, flaxseeds (2 tablespoons daily), zinc, iron, Vitamin D3, the B vitamins, omega 3,cysteine and etcetc. I want to try this for around 3-6 months before I consider a transplant, I would be hysterical if it didn't work and caused it to worsen through shock loss or whatever else. Has anyone tried tricomin regrowth, I think it is advertised here? I never heard of that before? Has anyone tried the hairmax laser combs with any success?
     
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    So in summary I have now been to 3 transplant docs or rather 2 and 1 dermatologist specialising in hairloss, all recommend the transplant. All tell me different things about different options; one recommends finasteride, the other does not, one recommends PRP, another says it won't work; another recommends laser comb, another says it is a waste. One who I have seen twice, said first I needed 2400 units, then in writing said 2000. On second visit he said 2200, but then writing again said 1800. Is that a cause for concern? Everyone who is not a doctor says they think I am crazy since I have a lot of hair otherwise; my hair dresser says also I have a lot and it is just the hairline/temples.......I have started to camouflage it by combing hair differently and sometimes putting just a smidgen of brown shadow in the front center scalp area.......but i am very natural and hate doing these things
    I would like to hear from those who have and have not had it done, I see tons of photos on the doctor websites, and on the internet, are they all true? What about the ones that didn't work? The doctor said that 100% of men & women all experience shock loss, and I can cover the loss area (until it grows in) with toppik which I am not keen on using those cover sprays........
     
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    Hi Sandy. I was reading through your posts and noticed that you saw Dr. Donovan. Did you gain any understanding about what levels of testosterone, free testosterone and DHT cause androgenic/FPHL? Thanks so much!
     
  14. Sandy

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    Hi, I went in with tons of lab tests, he only said to keep using progesterone and not to switch to oestrogen (which another doctor had recommended). My DHT levels are good, as is my testosterone. He said to try the laser comb but I read terrible reviews on it; also another doctor said it is a waste of $$$; Donovan said to use nizorel shampoo (he found inflammation all over the head but since the back area does not have significant loss he ruled out a dx fibrosing frontal alopecia and scalp biopsy came out negative as well for this); however using it it seems my loss has become worse although I don't know if I can attribute it to nizorel, it could be anything.....it just seems that in the past 3 months there has been a real advancement of the front and temple loss which is so disturbing to me.
    I went to a hairdresser today who recommended the nioxin booster treatment; however I doubt this will help. I read that it doesn't.
    The NY doctor who does transplants says that NOTHING will help except a transplant. The two women he referred me to who had had transplants say it helped them but they are both using now additional treatments, one extensions, another toppik. Both did say they had thin hair though. But why would I have the transplant if I then have to use toppik; better I use it now instead of the transplant......
    I am worried that I have the transplant and (a) it gets worse; or (b) that in a couple years I continue to lose hair and then it looks strange between the the loss area and the transplanted area.......
    I wish I knew the reason for the loss. No one has been able to pinpoint the exact reason for it.
     
  15. Sandy

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    So here i am again. It seems i am writing to myself haha. I just saw a 4th doctor who recommended transplant. None of these doctors except for Donovan bothers to try to find out the reason for the loss. They spend less than obe minute looking at my hair and then talk transplant. However i am certain it is hormonal. Now donovan reviewed my blood work and said to keep on progesterone, not to take estrogen. But then a NY doctor where i have bloodwork done, said to take estrogen. So i switched and my hair started falling like mad. I retested and it clearly shows estrogen dominance and supposedly this causes hair loss. So i stopped the estrogen and now dont take any HRT. So does this hair grow back at age 75 is the question.
    And is the quality of the hair from rogaine good or is it just thin wisps?
    And all docs make it seem like transplant is a breeze.
    If it is such a breeze i would do it so i can stop obsessing. Here is the area that really concerns me. Does anyone have any opinions?
     

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    Do you have any regrowth? I will say any change, whether it hormonal ( stopping or starting hormonals med etc) an cause hairloss until things settle down. In can say for me, I took bio progesterone cream for a bit and hair fell, stopped and been stopped for a couple,e years and still no regrowth. I’m 50 and believe mine too is both thyroid and hormonal
     
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    Hi tina. My loss in the center front seems to have worsened. It is really affecting me, i have been very morose and depressed. Taking out photos of even in my 40s where my hair was so full and i didnt appreciate it, always complaining how long it took to dry.
    I feel everyone is looking at my front hair so i bought toppik and use a very small amount just in very center front where scalp shows through. It pains me to see my hair do thin.
    I wonder if i should try finasteride, do you know if it regrows hair? And maybe to try foam rogaine. I tried rogaine ages ago, around maybe 15 yrs, and found it very messy, and i lost more and started growing hair in strange places like back of neck etc. So i stopped. Maybe with foam is easier to apply. Have you tried any of these?
     
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    I’ve tried rogaine for a bit, didn’t see a difference, I’ve tried (and still do the past few months) of rosemary oil which is suppose to be a natural alternative to rogain, and still don’t see much. I feel your pain, mine is thin and front not growing much harder to hide
     

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