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  1. Personally spex , I don't know what you mean hahahaha hahahahahahahahaha richie
  2. Hey guys , what can i say , it's been a while ......... I have included a link to my original post about my experiences with Dr Feller http://stophairlossnow.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=3141 For newbies i had a double crown recreated with 2100 crown grafts with Dr Feller in November 2007 , and been on 1mg proscar daily since June 2006 . Dr Feller said 18 months to fully mature , well it has now been 19 months and I'm still growing and maturing , the right side was always weak but is now catching up . So for any crown guys , sit tight because it's a long long ride ! hahahahaha Immediatly post and pre surgery. Summer 2007 before my HT and Nov 2008 , 19 months after 2100 crown grafts . Below are more pics at different angles and various degrees of messy hahahaha . These shots show how I can now wear my hair longer without it looking thin . The area covered with the HT was almost a square , 7cms by 5cms thats an square area of 7x5 =35 cm2 , i had 2100 grafts , mathmatically that equates to approximatly 60 grafts per cm , the majority where grafts with two hair in , I have always had a longer hair style and wanted to keep it that way , I explained this to Dr Feller so we had the same goal from day one . Thanks for looking richie48 Below left is the pic which made me realize I was going bald , taken in march 2006 , before the meds , I had a really good response in the front and first third of my head from meds , the crown sadly was too far gone , I still had some hair but nothing i could even style , so i had it filled in with 2100 crown grafts . Below march 2006 and now thanks for looking richie48
  3. sorry guys had to bump this as it helps see my progress on my 19 month update . richie
  4. Hey tubs I also told a few of my friends and now , since I have had a good result they rarely mention it , sometimes a little honesty can help . With the people who don't need to know , well they have mentioned "how my hair has grown" , a few times but i just tell them its the meds hahaha and its good that they now comment on how much hair I've got and what a mess it looks and , "get your hair cut" get shouted alot hahaha Its ace , i can handle that as I'm not the balding kid anymore ! Funny that the bald guys who couldn't wait to tell me i was losing my hair , now stay very quiet ! hahahha Interesting that last one eh ? Looking good so far tubs , get the before and after pics side by side for comparison richie
  5. Hi Dr Feller , good presentation . This can also work the other way round , I know I've come across patient photos in the past were slight changes in camera angles can mislead as to how good the results really are . We are all becoming increasingly aware of poorly lighted pics and mis-representation of results but this can also happen with different angles too richie
  6. Hey guys , lifeunderacap has tried logging on to say thanks for your replies but he put the wrong email address in and lost the log in stuff hahahaha I know he won't mind me telling you this , but computers are not really his thing , anyway he said thanks for the replies . Like hairoot and pb have said , I also commented to lifeunderacap about the number of grafts and the area covered , but he discussed , at lenth with Dr Feller about what he is hoping to achieve , he only wanted a subtle change , yes he wanted the top filled but most people hav'nt seen his head for years and proberbly wouldn't notice any difference , this is what life wanted . Dr Feller agreed it was a smart plan and given that life still had quite alot of native hair left ( see the before pics ) , this hair was diffusly thinned but Dr Feller was confident in his approuch and the precise placement of grafts would increase the density . Lifeunderacap also disscussed keeping an age related hairline , something he could grow into , with his new home and pregnant wife comes greater resposibility ( jesus I sound like spidermans uncle ) hahahah , anyway in a years times he can lose the cap , settle into being a grown up family man and people will be non-the wiser about his hairloss and just " asume "he has " grown up " . I think this is a well thought out and smart plan , a sensible approuch , I know , from what lifeunderacap has told me , he has definatly learnt a powerful lesson from rushing un-prepared into these things ( see the noble shite ), and never intends to make that same mistake again . Thanks for reading Richie and lifeunderacap
  7. Hi guys this is from a guy I met last year , for reasons of anonimty lets just call him lifeunderacap , and this is his story ............... This is my HT journey I started losing my hair in my temples about 10yrs ago which didn't bother me that much until about 5yrs ago my hair in my crown started to thin it went from a bald patch into a lolly shaped area . I would grow my hair long and push the hair over the bald area and push it forward which worked well for a while but it started to take me longer than my girlfriend to get ready to go out . Everywhere I would wear my cap every where i could get away with , my life was basically under a cap most of the time and I hated it , until 1 day I saw an advert in a men's mag for HTs, the company was called Noble . I rang Noble , they said 1000 grafts over the phone and I would be sorted . Great I thought , easy , I drove all the way to London and back ( I live way way up north ) in a day , to get my life changing 1000 mini micro grafts ! I waited a year , and by now it was blatanly clear there was no density you could drive a bus though the gaps in the grafts , I had been ripped off to the tune of £3000 , Noble you complete bastard ! OLD NOBLE MINI GRAFTS , 500 IN TOTAL I was pissed off and decided it was time to research , so I looked on the net and found spex , it was clear he was helping a lot of people just like me to get the right result so i gave him a ring . I told him I'd seen a great result from a lad called richie48 on one of the forums , he had work done with Dr Feller in a crown area that looked about the same as mine . Spex put me in touch with him , we talked about HTs for about 2hours over the phone , he new just what I was talking about and asked me if i would like to come over and see the work the he had had done with Dr Feller . So me and my girlfriend went over to see him , wow ! now that's what a proper HT should look like , a perfect double swirl crown , he let my girlfriend run her fingers though his hair and she said I looked and feels as if there was no ht there at all it was 9months grown out . I knew I wanted quality and density ht like that of richies he said there was much more density to come . My car , which was the price of a HT had to go , I sold it and phoned spex , who's a consultant for Dr Feller , and he booked me in for 3500 grafts on the 11 feb 2009 . I arrived at Dr fellers 7:30 and told him that I wanted density over my crown and forward in a lolly pop shape he said this was easily achievable and that I my donor was still in great shape , even after my noble fuck up . Surgery went really well very little discomfort just a couple of little stings from the the needles , Dr Feller is an artist and even recreated the natural swirl pattern of my hair starting in my crown , onto my midscalp and strengthening my hair line , he even removed my old noble strip scar . Now I thought i would have needed about 4000 grafts but I came out of surgery and Dr Feller said he owed ME money ! He only used 2600 grafts ! result ! He said , I was lucky if I'd recieved half of the 1000 noble grafts that I'd payed for , so i can only think that the other 500 grafts went in the bin ! So you can compare your situation to all pictures of HTs , on all the sites and think that you need x amount of grafts , but in reality it's only the doctor on the day of surgery who will know how many you really need . Dr Feller and his staff are the best you can talk too , his staff are very professional and made my pregnant girlfriend very comfortable , thanks also to spex and richie for all your help , and finally for anyone out there who's thinking about getting a HT , don't make the same mistake that I did ............ MAKE SURE YOU DO YOUR RESEARCH WELL ! BEFORE AND AFTER FELLERIZATION , 2600 GRAFTS As soon as I get more pics from Dr Feller I will post them . Thanks for reading lifeunderacap
  8. Hey PB good to hear from you bud ! You , along with spex , where one of the originals that I read about before choosing to go with Dr Feller , funny you say about continued growth over along time for crown work , mine is very slowly getting better and better , even after 15 months I've recently , in only the last month , had pimples and new stuble coming up on the weaker right side of my crown work , so try to hang in there bud . Hi lee , thanks for the "fucking awsome" , i like that reaction hahahaha , when i started on the meds I had a big shed , so i simply shaved it all off ungaurded , as it grew back over the next few months i noticed the condition of my hair was alot better , thicker shafts and denser over my scalp , between 6 - 9 months and i knew the shed was over and by then my hair was growing strong enough to style and people even commented , i just told them i was taking meds to re-grow my hair , I don't really give a fuck what anyone thinks anyway , at the end of the day I don't want to go bald so I'm taking positive steps to prevent it , this made my feel more in control so i worried about it less and less , the finishing touch was my Ht . Below left is the pic which made me realize I was going bald , taken in march 2006 , before the meds , I had a really good response in the front and first third of my head from meds , the crown sadly was too far gone , I still had some hair but nothing i could even style , so i had it filled in with 2100 crown grafts . The area covered with the HT was almost a square , 7cms by 5cms thats an square area of 7x5 =35 cm2 , i had 2100 grafts , mathmatically that equates to approximatly 60 grafts per cm , the majority where grafts with two hair in , I have always had a longer hair style and wanted to keep it that way , I explained this to Dr Feller so we had the same goal from day one . Below march 2006 and now Thanks richie
  9. From left to right ..... summer 2007 ..... april 2008 ..... september 2008 ..... february 2009 It is intresting to show these comparison pics side by side . Thanks richie
  10. Again more styles to help people understand what can be achieved and that you arn't restricted to one style . I change from swept back to moody emo to surfer depending on my mood hahahaha . ALWAYS DO AS MUCH RESEARCH AS YOU CAN . TOP SURGEON = TOP RESULTS thanks for looking richie
  11. Hey guys . I have included a link to my original post about my experiences with Dr Feller http://stophairlossnow.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=3141 For newbies i had 2100 crown grafts with Dr Feller in November 2007 , and been on 1mg proscar daily since June 2006 . Dr Feller said 18 months to fully mature . Immediatly post and pre surgery. Summer 2007 before my HT and Nov 2008 , 15 months after 2100 crown grafts Below are more shots with different styles , and lighting , this helps when giving as honest account as possible . thanks for looking richie
  12. hey beardy Good luck bud and feel confident after doing your research . Your right this is really just the begining for you , but its not all just takes a long time hahaha Take it easy and find a new hobby to take your mind off it . I look forward to seeing your pics . richie
  13. hammertime do da da dooo da da doooo da dodoooooo sorry couldn't resist hahahaha newly implanted grafts will shed , fall out with in the first 10 - 20 days , after that you may be left with some stragglers , and some may even start to grow , we all want to be the urban myth guy that loses no grafts but sadly most of sucumb and are as bald as before . That is commonly known as the ugly duckling phase , lasts about 2- 4 months before your newly implanted follicals start to pop up , followed by a few spots and pimples , give youself atleast 12 months before any major cosmetic improvement . These new grafts will be taken from an area of the scalp with arn't genetically designed to be effected by DHT , this is the enzime by-product of testosterone with is produced as you prostate gland in your ass grows after pubity . fortinatlly the use of DHT blockers , finasteride inhibates the damage and you retain any hair you still have when you start taking the hair meds . so the new folicals produce hair that shouldn't ever fall out anf can be grow forever yippee ! thats a brief over view bud , hope it helps richie
  14. Hey bud Sometimes it can work for the front , it certainly will stop or reduce any more hair falling out . I had a very good response to meds in the front , including regrowth . Check out my pics in my 12 month update http://stophairlossnow.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=4098 hope that helps richie
  15. hey bad-do firstly stop panicking , hts and meds are long term fixes and therefor give yourself atleast two years , yes two years . check out my results from a ht and meds , on here I shed loads at first so i just shaved it right down to an ungaurded cut , as my hair grew back it was alot thicker , by that i mean the hair shafts was were thicker and the condition of my hair was overall alot better . I only had my ht in the crown , the rest of the improvement is down to the meds alone . Give it time to work , just shave your hair for a new style for a while , easy . stick with the meds , but give it time bud richie
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