osidekidAge: 43 | Bald Class: Email Me 1 Session, 2500 grafts, Dr. Scott Alexander
None. Now starting to take Propecia post-surgery.
My Hair Loss StoryNoticed that my hairline was going to recede at about 19. Since then, has slowly receded and middle section/island started thinning out over last couple of years. I knew people who had gotten hair transplants--some good, some not so good. Dr. Alexander was recommended to me. After research on the web and viewing numerous websites and different doctors along with their results, I found that Dr. Alexander's results were astounding and looked completely legitimate. His results not only look great, but the fullness of hair is unbelievable. I finally decided that I was tired of my thinning hairline and that I'd rather do the procedure now instead of down the road when I was completely bald down the middle. My experience with Dr. Alexander was great. Dr. Alexander and his staff were very gentle and even my initial injections were a breeze. They did not rush me in and out. In fact, they take only one patient per day and they are precise and careful with the procedure--this is no doubt one of the many reasons his results are so awesome.
How has my hair loss affected me?
A bit depressing when I was younger.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
Never used any hair treatment until transplant. Now I take Propecia.
Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?
Yes!! Dr. Alexander and his staff were great. They made sure I was very comfortable and the procedure did not hurt at all. They did not do a "rush job" but were precise and made sure the procedure was done properly. I was very impressed with Dr. Alexander and the staff and very pleased with the surgery.
What hair loss treatments would I recommend?
How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?
The surgery has completely transformed my self confidence. Before the surgery, I was always thinking about my hair--what friends would say, what people would be thinking. I know most of it was being paranoid on my part, but I was jealous of friends or family who had been fortunate and kept their hair. When I would see myself in different angles in the mirror or in photos it was depressing and always led to an immediate haircut. After the surgery, I've been much happier and am so stoked that I am not the thinning hairline guy anymore. Overall, because of the improved self image, I am a happier person and not as negative.
My general advice and suggestions.
If hair loss has been bothering you for years, my advice is to be proactive and do something about it. I finally decided I'd had enough and wanted to stop the thinning. You should do your homework, talk to different physicians, and see their results, and communicate with prior patients. If you do this, I doubt you'll have regrets. I decided not to wait until I was 40 or 50, but do it now before I was completely bald. Then it isn't as noticeable to the masses when you get it done.