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Hello. I am considering getting a hair transplant and I had a few questions. I am a 24 year old male and I began losing hair about 3 years ago immediately after taking the medication Accutane. I have always had very thick hair, but about a month after I started taking Accutane...

I am 22 years old and I have a receding hairline. My father started thinning in the front in his early 50′s and has a pretty decent head of hear. My mom’s father and brothers only experience a receding hairline and never had any hair loss in the crown area. I ha...

I’m 24 years old with what I would consider to be severe hair loss in the front of my scalp. I’ve read that being under 25 might make me too young for a hair transplant. I am currently taking finasteride and have stabilized my hair loss. Am I really too youn...

Do I really have to wait until I am 30 or older to have a hair transplant? I’ve been losing my hair for 5 years now since the age of 21 and I’m really unhappy with the way I look with a receding hairline. I keep reading that I’m too young...

I was wondering if it is possible for an African American to have a successful hair transplant? I do not know anyone who has ever had it performed, and I don’t see too many good photos on the internet.

I’m 17 yeas old and I’m losing my hair like crazy. I went to my family doctor and he recommended Rogaine, but it is not working for me. What else can I do and should I eventually just go for a hair transplant?

I’m a 23 year old male who seems to be thinning towards a norwood 5ish pattern. I have taken propecia in both 1mg and .5 mg, but have experienced side effects both times. I use Rogaine 5% foam 2x daily. I’m wondering what my next plan of action should be. Should I ke...

What risks, if any should be told to a patient with a VP shunt before doing a hair transplant procedure, and should the risk of disconnection be mentioned, and/or should patient not be allowed to do a hair transplant? – John

Is having a hair transplant a good option for an African American man? I have been losing my hair for the past 2 years and I am not comfortable doing the shaved head thing. I just don’t think I have a good shaped head although I do wear my hair ve...

I am writing because I am wondering what to do for my situation. I am 25 years old with extreme diffuse thinning. Lucky me huh? I think it resembles more female pattern type hair loss and the donor hair, side top everywhere is evenly thinned. I think I’ve done enough re...

I had a hair transplant over 5 years ago and was fully aware that I would need 3 to 4 more hair transplant procedures to cover a bald head. I thought this was the direction I wanted to go. I have very thin hair, and realize I am not the best candidate for...

I have undergone 3 hair transplant procedures and thought that they were successful. However, recently I have noticed further hair loss and am concerned that the hair transplants may not really be working for me, especially since reading that very, very few women are good candidates. It is difficult to tell...

My 9 year old daughter was born with a port wine stain birthmark on the right side of her face between her eye and sideburn area. It was affecting her so we decided to have her undergo laser treatments which were relatively successful in lightening the birthmark, but caused some of...

Can you tell me what eyelash transplantation entails and if it is possible to have it performed on a budget?

I really would like to have a hair transplant, but I’d prefer not to have long scar on the back of my head. My concern is if the back of my hair thins over time that the scar will become visible. Does it make more sense to have FUE as...

My wife keeps telling me that I need a hair transplant so here I am doing some research. Here’s my situation, I am 31 years old and seem to be a 3V on that baldness scale. One of my friends is taking Propecia says it’s great stuff, but I am a...

My sister underwent a hair transplant two years ago and is very unhappy with her results. To tell you the truth, to me it looks like she has much less hair than when she started this whole thing. The hair that she has in the front looks kind of artificial...

I’ve noticed that there are a plethora of reasons why a woman would not qualify for a hair transplant, and I am interested in learning what would disqualify a man to receive this procedure?

I’ve been reading a lot about megasessions on the internet. Some clinics are offering 5000 or more grafts in one sitting. I’d love to have my hair transplant finished in one shot, but I also read that this can be dangerous since many of the grafts will not survive. Do y...

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