Originally posted by: r_judley
wow! i have never heard of this kind of hair loss pattern. Have you approached a surgeon already? From what I know the back part of the head is often considered the donor area. So having that largely affected is a problem. I would love to know what doctors think could be done with it?
F___ all can be done with it and I should know, I am embarrassed to say that I gave some grief to a guy on here saying that the donor hair can recede upwards for a NW6 because I had never seen it and I'd never heard it mentioned by any doctor. I just thought it was BS.
Well it happens - and I know for sure because it happened to me - if I had had a transplant at that point I would now be totally f____d.
Fortunately even though those were the days of very little information I didn't get anything done and knew I wasn't a Strip candidate and also could not get a definitive answer to FUE scarring/dotting.
I now am a NW7 and cut to stubble across my whole head & face - it's not what I would have preferred but it's OK - if I grow my hair out it looks really bizarre because the lower donor area is totally miniaturised.
I would add that I am a clear NW7 with aggressive loss (even though it only really started at about 24) and not every NW6/7 gets it this bad. In fact MPB is so specific to every individual that rate and amount of hair loss cannot be predicted with real reliability on any individual at all. Some people lose early and plateau for a while, others keep their hair for longer and then aggressively lose the lot, and many just slowly continue to lose over time - the whole thing is a crapshoot.
A 'Government Study' is not necessarily proof - "Garbage In, Garbage Out".
Have not had an HT, turned down by 3 clinics, sadly they were right, my donor area has miniaturised.
Now here to look for any advances and give newbies another opinion.
The guy in the centre of my icon doing the inspection of scars is the ideal potential HT candidate:- Doubting Thomas