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Old 09-07-2016, 11:49 PM
 
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Travolta wears hairpieces. I doubt he's ever had a transplant.

Sorry, you are too far gone with today's technology, unless you discover that much of your hair is from an unusual, reversible condition.
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Old 09-08-2016, 05:32 AM
 
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What do you mean by too far gone?
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:36 AM
 
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I see so many guys with shaved or very, very close-shaved (#1 clippers?) heads and I think it's a great look! And for around here, very cool (because it gets so hot). It's sexy.

I think what a man decides to do with his head is up to him. Transplants are probably painful and are expensive but then again, shaving is a constant chore. It's work either way and, yes, probably vanity at least to an extent either way, at least for some individuals, so really it just comes down to personal preference, IMO.
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:55 AM
 
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It's safe to say that some transplants are painful. What percentage is unknown.

Anyway, "too far gone" means not enough hair in the back of the head (and, for the desperate, from places like the torso) to move so that it's possible to maintain a head of hair on top that isn't see-through.
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:15 PM
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I see so many men who are bald or at least going bald. Hair transplants are not any more expensive than a used car.

I'm relatively young and not going bald yet, but as soon as I start to lose hair, I'll be at the surgeons office so fast.

Why don't more men get hair transplants? I've heard they're very successful and I wouldn't imagine it would be any worse than wisdom teeth removal.
Because they are not vain like you?
Who knows.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:25 PM
 
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Because they are not vain like you?
Who knows.
I've seen "vanity" comments or hints more than once on this thread as regards transplants...I just wanted to point out that obviously, it's also vanity to shave one's head due to beginning balding.

After all, if we're talking ease, lack of expense, lack of upkeep and basic practicality, that wouldn't be shaving one's head (which IS constant upkeep), it would be just keeping what's left reasonably trimmed up, which would only mean a visit to the barber every six weeks or whatever. Right? That trimmed fringe with the bald pate wouldn't actually bother this hypothetical practical person if there were no vanity involved, isn't that correct? He wouldn't need to be lathering up his head every 48 hours and asking his wife, "I didn't miss any in the back, did I?" He'd just be spending twelve bucks for a trim every other month and otherwise wouldn't be thinking about it.

Again (see my post above), I'm not suggesting any man should get transplants, nor am I disrespecting the idea of vanity - I believe in one way or another, we all probably have some vanity in there somewhere. I'm just pointing out something that stood out for me on this thread.
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Old 09-08-2016, 03:53 PM
 
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Well, good grief, isn't the topic of this forum section "how to look good"?!

Some men have a head shape that looks OK bald. Some, like me, don't. Fortunately, or maybe because of Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil), I have a full head of (grey) hair.

I just don't look good at all with a buzz cut. Tried it many years ago. Is it cool and easy to care for (or almost care-free)? You betcha. Do I look good in it? No way, no, I don't. And if you are reading and posting on this subforum, if you don't care how you look, you are in the wrong place, OK?

Maybe some guys are so out-of-shape (their own fault) and just plain fugly (not necessarily their own fault) that hair loss does not hurt their "10 scale score" that much. Probably making an effort to go from a 2 to a 3 is not worth the trouble.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:38 PM
 
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You better hope you stopped balding by the time you get a transplant, otherwise it may start to look weird if you continue balding around the area you got a transplant on =|


For the record, I have a receding hairline and my hair is thinning out on the sides. I, for one, definitely won't kill myself over it.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:48 PM
 
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It looks painful. I had some facial electrolysis back 20 years ago, fairly uncomfortable technique... I haven't done laser hair removal, but it doesn't sound as bad as electrolysis.... A hair transplant though? I bet it's comparable on the pain scale, but perhaps they have topical anesthetics or something, I'm not sure what's involved... I don't know whether or not I'd go through with that one if I were a guy.

Some guys do it for their careers, I take it, if a youthful appearance is going to help them...actors, sale reps, that kind of thing. I wonder how common it actually is. Ehh, just shave it all off and go for the Vin Diesel look....
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Old 09-08-2016, 11:52 PM
 
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You better hope you stopped balding by the time you get a transplant, otherwise it may start to look weird if you continue balding around the area you got a transplant on =|


For the record, I have a receding hairline and my hair is thinning out on the sides. I, for one, definitely won't kill myself over it.
Almost every adult here is balding or will be eventually. Genetic hair loss is progressive, though slower with some medications. Therefore, it's almost always a gamble to get hair transplant. Probably most patients end up needing more than one.

Between that and medication, I guess one could say that a solid reason not to get a transplant or even bother with medication is peace of mind. But anyone can see from my posting history that I don't put much stock in peace of mind
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