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How many grafts do I need?

Bigmac

Bigmac

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No problem. It is usually a sign that it`s working. You see an improvement, then it sheds and then comes back stronger. Lot`s pf people think it`s not working at this shed stage and stop using it thinking it does not work.
 
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Kevboy

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Thanks for the advice and support. I`ll ride it out and keep my fingers crossed I`m a good responder.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Yes, stick with it if you`re not suffering from any side effects.
 
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Kevboy

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How long will it take for my hair to recover from this shed? I don`t think I`ve had any side effects either. Is it worth taking things like Biotin, MSM, iron supplements as I read that they are supposed to help your hair grow and stay healthier?
 
HairDr Clinic

HairDr Clinic

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How long will it take for my hair to recover from this shed? I don`t think I`ve had any side effects either. Is it worth taking things like Biotin, MSM, iron supplements as I read that they are supposed to help your hair grow and stay healthier?

Hi @Kevboy , a hair shed can take a few weeks to calm down before the hair growth cycle gets back into a more normal pattern again. MSM, Biotin etc are commonly used by many as supplements to use alongside treatments such as minox and finasteride. As a regime they can help overall with general health of your hair. MSM for example is a sulfur-rich compound with anti-inflammatory properties. MSM sulfur can form bonds essential to strengthening hair and influencing hair growth. Hope your hair shed recovers soon, best of luck.
 
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Kevboy

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As long as it grows back soon I`ll be happy. I looked at MSM in Holland and Barrets, there were a few different types. Any idea which one I should try?
Cheers for the reply HairDr.
 
HairDr Clinic

HairDr Clinic

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As long as it grows back soon I`ll be happy. I looked at MSM in Holland and Barrets, there were a few different types. Any idea which one I should try?
Cheers for the reply HairDr.

Hi @Kevboy, if they have many types it maybe best to ask at the store which is best suited to treat hair. MSM is generally safe to take in doses ranging from 500 milligrams to 3 grams daily. MSM is also available in a powder although the FDA don´t make any recommendation of a daily dosage.
 
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smokeybacon

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I don´t think it can hurt to use supplements, worth it if they can help even a little.
 
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Kevboy

member
I bought the 500mg capsules which I`m taking 2 per day. I`ll let you all know if I see an improvement while using it.
 
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smokeybacon

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Hope you get the benefit from them, would like to hear how you get on.
 
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Kevboy

member
Too early to say right now. I`m figuring it will take several months before I know if it helps or not.
 
janna

janna

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Hi Kevboy!

Can I ask how old you are? If you’re going to be taking Finasteride, I would recommend adding Regaine foam to your regimen. The bottle says to apply twice daily but start out once a day. Some people get skin irritation to the foam so keep an eye on the condition of your skin. Best of luck!!
 
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danielaustralia

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I honestly think the more important question is 'What surgeon has the highest graft survive rate?' Some clinics will say we give you 3000 but if only 500 survive , not good choice of surgeon. Rate of survival is just as important as quantity. Good luck Kev
 
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Kevboy

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@janna. I’ll think about using the Rogaine. Most people say Finasteride is the best one for crowns.

I don’t think my hair is improving but I’ll stick to it for a year.

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Bigmac

Bigmac

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Hi Kevboy.
Your hair looks pretty similar to your original images. Sometimes it looks like it is improving and others it doesn`t. Maybe lighting playing tricks. One thing it may be doing is preventing any more loss, you have enough hair right now that gives a thin full coverage. Maybe this is the best that it will do for you. This is still good if you then decide you want a hair transplant you will be in a better position to go ahead.
Stick with it as there is still time for improvement.
All the best.
Bm.
 
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Kevboy

member
I hear what you’re saying. If holding onto what I have is possible, then it’s still a positive.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Yes it is Kevboy. Keep researching and asking questions. Don't rush into anything.
 
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