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A troubled person vents.  He wants a cure but there is none in sight.  A cure is unlikely in the next few years but sooner or later the billions of dollars spent on research will produce a cure. There are many things you can do.  Start with consulting a good local doctor who cares about his patients and establish a good relationship with him.

Treatments that work include:

(1) Minoxidil,

(2) Finasteride,

(3) Hair transplants,

(4) Hair systems, or

(5) Just learn to live with your look and accept it.

My reaction when my little brother snuck up and tried to swipe my beanie off my head in front of people… from tressless


This is an interesting post I saw on Reddit worth sharing with you. It was published on Aug 17, 2017.
Balding and hair graying are two conditions that causes distress among patients. A new medical research was finally able to find the mechanism of grey hair and balding. The research discovered two proteins, KROX20 and SCF, that are the major key factors for hair growth and hair pigmentation. The absence or deficiencies of those proteins will cause hair to fall and graying. We can expect a cure in the form of a topical application in the near future.


“I was nervous as hell going into the church for the wedding. I will admit a lot of people didn’t recognize me at first and I got some shocked looks when I spoke and said who I am.

“But the point of this is… no one cared what my hair or lack there of look liked. At least to my face. Most people said ‘I missed you, it’s been so long since I have seen you.’ This crushed me. Balding early made me so paranoid that I hid myself from my closest friends. And I didn’t give them the benefit of the doubt that they don’t care about what it sprouting at the top of my head and they just liked me for who I am.

“The moral of this story is, don’t let balding consume you. Is it a physiological blow? Yes. But you shouldn’t forfeit your social life for it. I am not saying you should pass on drug solutions or even hair transplants if that is what you feel you want but it’s not such a big deal that you feel like you should close off a section of your life. You aren’t the first to struggle with balding and you won’t be the last. It just hit you earlier. And the sooner you can accept this fact and understand your true friends won’t give a shit, the sooner you can move on with your life and put this physical mishap behind you.”


This man sent me an email asking this question:

How do you tell the difference between recession and mature hairline?

I asked him to send me a photo of his hairline with his eyebrows lifted high so that the creases show on his forehead. A mature hairline can be seen here because the hairline is about 1/2 inch above the highest crease of the furrowed brow.  The shape of a mature hairline is V-shaped which is a typical male hairline shape.  If you are concerned about a receding hairline, always do this test.

mature hairline


I’m 30 days after the FUE hair transplant, what I need to know is if I touch my hair just as if combing it with my fingers every now and then, is it normal that a lot of hair sheds on my hand ? Do I stop finger combing my hair Why does the side I sleep on, whether right or left, end up with blood spots which I find after I wake up? Do I change the pillow sheet? Get a different material for it? Or do I stop sleeping on my sides all at once?  On top of that I’m a hijabi, which means I wear a scarf over my head for the period of time when I’m out of the house, does this have a harmful effect? Taken into account that I cannot not wear the hijab, do I need to wear a special cloth?  I already keep it loose but it still gets attached to my hair every now and then, is this fine or not? And one last thing, my donor area itches terribly sometimes, and I can feel some bumps, is this normal? Do I take any meds ? 

If I were your doctor I would tell you that you are now normal. Treat yourself that way. You don’t need medications unless you are under 30 otherwise you should have been put on Finasteride to prevent shock loss.


My hairline has been receding for a number of years, I am now 62 and recently had a heart attack. It seems to me that the hair loss has accelerated since that trauma. My hair now has sort of a trough down the middle that was not there before but it was thinning. My question is: Can a heart attack cause acceleration of hair loss and can hair replacement techniques be employed to reverse it? Thank You

A heart attack or any significant illness with its associated stress can accelerate hair loss. You can meet with a doctor who specializes in hair transplantation to see if there is something that can be done for this that meets your agenda.


Synthetic hair has been used and discredited. Its use is outlawed in most European countries and all 50 states in the US. They cause massive infections that are very difficult to treat.

Why aren’t synthetic hair plugs possible/more common? from tressless


If you get a hair system at the age of 20, the hair will all be lost due to the attachment mechanism and as a result will make you dependent upon the hair system for the rest of your life. With a Norwood Class 2.5, do you really have a problem that will cause you a decision now that will affect you for the rest of your life?  See a doctor like me and try to develop a Master Plan for your future hair loss and solutions that make sense.

Should I get a hair piece at the age of 20? from tressless


I have advised many of my readers to go to Amazon and purchase a $15 hand microscope to study their hair and the degree of miniaturization if they are concerned about early balding. This is what one person asked and sent to me. What I see is considerable miniaturization in the photo on the right. I use a 20 percent standard where hair shafts must have a smaller diameter in more than 20 percent of the shafts shown. I generally like to cut the hairs short so it is easier to count the hairs that are normal and miniaturized. The photo on the right shows some miniaturization present in excess of 20 percent of the hairs in the field of view.

The quality is the best I could do for this $15 microscope camera. I will try and get  a better one soon.

is there miniaturization


I had 4000 grafts and now I do not have good hair coverage in the back of my head. What can I do about this?

You can perform Scalp MicroPigmentation which works well to make your scalp appear full. It is not hair but a skilled artistic medical tattoo see here

see through donor


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