Thanks for SiteAdmin/forhair's prompt reply! (sorry I don't have more pics at this moment)
Dr. Cole's thorough advice is not only very helpful, but also greatly appreciated. It outlines an overall picture about current & what might happen in the long run, --- extremely insightful advice! It's not often to be able to find a Doctor who has exceptional medical skills, & at the same is willing to assist / care about his patients. (one may have good skill, but may be too busy to care; not to mention those commercial-Drs who have neither)
It's also a relieve to know that at least a good doctor will be willing to treat a mere class 2 minor-loss candidate, provided the loss is stable for years. (Certainly understand any surgery should not be taken lightly, & of course a class 2 minor-loss is nothing compared to others with more advanced-stage hair loss)
Since I've now found a good Dr. that I can trust, I can really start to seriously consider the HT option.
* to plan for work-leave / find out flight info (never been to Georgia); saw somewhere online that it may take as long as 4-6 months to book a surgery with Dr. Cole, hope it's not really that long. From the site's FAQ it seems that I do not have to shave my hair short prior to the surgery at all.. (meanwhile I'll also dig further into IHTI forums to absorb more info)
* given that the featured ADs product (such as Hair Cycle) shares the same Contact address as the clinic, is it safe to assume that these hair-products are approved or co-developed by the forhair-clinic?
* it's another delight to read: "At IHTI, we actually want to hear
from our customers. Whether you're calling with hair loss questions, to provide feedback about one of our services, or are interested in finding out more about us, we're happy to talk to you. " on http://www.forhair.com/Office_Locations.htm
Thanks again for all the above advice & help!