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ideal age/time for hair transplants? worried about shock loss

Discussion in 'Hair Transplants for Women' started by Fadedwaif, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Fadedwaif

    Fadedwaif New Member

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    I once met with a hair transplant specialist in my area - he said I wasn't the best or worst of candidates and I never pursued it. According to him, the ideal size to transplant was goose egged. I would have needed a whole flock! I think it depends on why you are losing your hair but the bottom line is that, sadly, there is no way to know the hair being transplanted is "shed proof." My donor area (nape of neck) has continued to thin although not as much as the top of my head. I've never really read a post from someone who had a transplant and expressed a positive outcome over time.
     
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    Unfortunately, it doesn't really look like there's any ideal time to have an hair transplant. I researched the hell out of this when I was considering it and found out that even when a transplant is successful, the younger the person, the more they have to keep having them. I'm really hoping that they come up with something better that actually produces permanent results, but I wouldn't advice getting a transplant at your age.
     
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    How low is your ferritin? If it is not corrected, IMO nothing will work until it at a healthy level. I was told not to use minoxidil even until I raised my ferritin. When I corrected my ferritin my hair came back, I am almost fully recovered back to my "old hair".
     
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    My hair loss was diffuse thinning all over but my temples went completely bald and my overall density was much thinner, the texture became finer.

    My GP Rx'd the Venofer iron infusions for me he takes ferritin seriously because how it impacts Fibromyalgia patients, they are done in a chemo infusion clinic. I was about to go back for another round in May when I found Profferin which is a heme iron supplement that is super easy on the stomach and easily absorbed because it is made from cow hemoglobin, so a really low dose is effective.
     
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    If you are losing health insurance infusions are pretty expensive mine were billed at $3800 each! My TIBC is slightly low, my Dr. wasn't overly concerned because the readings never truly are "normal" until the defficiency is treated and you get a blood draw without supplements in your system. Again, I'd highly recommend Proferrin, it is so gentle and easily absorbed. Nothing I was taking orally was working to raise my ferritin, and they all tore my stomach up (not gastritis though). They are using it on kidney dialysis patients now.

    I couldn't tell if what I had appeared to be miniaturization or not TBH it did get very fine. I have read that you can't really tell with the naked eye if it is or not. As for bald temples meaning TE or not, I have heard confilcting info on that too.
     

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