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Dr. Bessam Farjo

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Hair transplant patient

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Bald Class

Bald class 3V

Norwood stage 3 Vertex

In terms of the receding hairline, stage 3 vertex balding is a less drastic version of stage 3.
However, people experiencing stage 3 vertex balding will also begin losing hair on the crown of their head. This often starts as one small bald spot.

It ruled my life from the age of seventeen right through my twenties and my thirties. Confidence was shot. There's always that underlying feeling of guilt that you're obsessing about something that is never going to kill you and there are millions of people far worse off - but hairloss is still devastating in it's own cruel way.

Without a doubt, transplants have been the biggest single factor. Judging from my family hairloss history, I would be very high on the Norwood scale by now had I done nothing.Finasteride has certainly slowed the loss in the crown.

Definitely. It is essential to be realistic with expectations though. I now have reasonable coverage as opposed to being not far from 'cueball' so I'm very happy.

Finasteride - and get it on prescription from your GP - you'll save a fortune.

Increase in confidence without a doubt. I'm pushing forty (as I write at least!), so I'm not concerned about having hair like a teenager again. It's the ultimate irony that my reason for my transplants has always been to take attention completely away from my hair!

Read the forums. There is a ton of great advice on this forum and no excuse for making the wrong decision as long as you take the time to research.

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My Latest journal entries

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Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

July 2009 eight months post op I panicked a bit in the first few months (and bent Mick's ear a few times!)worrying that nothing was happening. Thankfully, by month eight things were finally starting to happen.

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Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

Sept 2009 ten month post op These pics were taken by Dr. Farjo on my recent visit. I'm keeping an eye on my crown. I've been on finasteride for four years now and feel it has certainly slowed down the loss, but not stopped it. I've enough donor hair left to address it in the future if needed. Many thanks to Dr. Farjo, Mick and the rest of the team for their kindness and professionalism on the day and since. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

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Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

Comparison 2005 to 2009 It's interesting to compare pics when you're unsure how far you've come!

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Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

Sept 2005 before 3rd HT Rogers UK These pics were taken immediately before my third transplant with Dr. Rogers in the UK in September 2005. I had previously had two transplants of approx 500 grafts each with Dr. Farjo in 1998 and 1999.

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Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

August 2008 outside pics I didn't really document my first three hts. These are taken three months before my latest transplant with Dr Farjo.

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Bald class: 3V
Procedure 1

November 2008 immediate post op This pic is immediate post op following my latest ht with Dr. Farjo. I had approx 2400 grafts mainly to the front third with a few hundred to the mid section and crown. The remaining frontal hair is pretty much all transplant hair from previous surgery.