Raymond Konior, MD.

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Hair transplant patient




I started losing hair around the age of 26-27. Prior to that I had a full head of hair and never imagined that I would start losing hair at that age. But I had a several throat infection around that time and the doctor just put me on antibiotics one after the other. I was on strong antibiotics for 3-4 months. Plus the water where I was living was extremely saline and did mess up my hair real bad...I noticed hair falling off everyday in the shower but never gave it a thought...Thats the thing about hair do not realize that you are noticeably losing hair until you have lost 50% of it. Fast forward 6 months and I started losing hair alarmingly - which in fact was telogen effluvium at work in response to the shock my system had from that antibiotic treatment.

I researched and fretted about it, thought it would all come back but what was gone was gone.In talking to Dr. Konior I learned sometimes telogen effluvium can initiate the onset of androgenetic alopecia...So something that was supposed to happen at maybe 45 started happening at 26...tough luck ;) My father has had a full head of hair until he was 55-60 but my grandfather from my mom's side was bald early in his age so maybe the genes came from the mom's side...Whatever losing your hair is a big time dampener....

 I still had decent coverage but then I had to start using hair concealers to hide my hair loss...For some years it worked but then hair loss can never be completely reversed...You can slow it, halt it for a year or two but the nemesis never lets its foot off the pedal...So eventually I battled it out for 8 years before I decided to go in for a hair transplant. I am 35 now and my hair loss has stabilized for the last year or so....I could no longer rely on concelaers so had to go under the knife ;)

My Surgical Treatments to Date

1 session with Dr Raymond Konior - 4215 grafts

My Non Surgical Treatments

I did try some non-surgical treatments to treat my hair loss but I never really followed a strict regimen. The only exception was when I tried Procerin for some considerable time (3-4 months) It didn't produce any noticeable difference for me..

Propecia was a definite no-no because of the potential side effects....Its ok to lose hair (which is just protein like nails) rather than trying something that changes some internal hormonal structure in your body....For the past 4-5 years I have been pretty much a slave to Toppik but I wanted to free myself from those shackles.....

Bald Class

Bald class 5

Norwood stage 5

Occurs when the connecting bridge of hair disappears leaving a single large bald area on the front and top of the scalp. The hair on the sides of the scalp remains relatively high.

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Bald class: 5
Procedure 1

My experience with Dr. Konior I  had surgey with Dr. Raymond Konior in June of this year. Prior to narrowing down to Dr.Konior I did a lot of research on this site itself and other blogs. It is extremely important that you do your homework while researching a good surgeon for your hair transplant. That can mean a world of difference as to how your final results come about.  Cost, Distance should never be a selection factor in the first place. I would have gone to the Artic Region and lived with the polar bears if the only good surgeon for a hair transplant was based there ;) Coming to the initial consultation, Dr. Konior answered all my questions and doubts ..That meeting itself gave me an assurance that I was going to be in good hands... The surgery went pretty smooth. The entire staff was very polite and courteous and tended to me in every way they could.  Dr. Konior seems to have only one patient a day. He is extremely hands on.....He is there with you for the entire procedure...We started aound 7:30 - 8:00 am in the morning (after all the preop photos and hairline marking was done) and finished around 7 in the was a marathon session but never did I feel the slightest discomfort...The nurses kept on inquiring whether I needed a break after every hour....Dr Konior tapped me on the shoulder multiple times to see how I was doing...I believe he placed most of the grafts himself (I was awake for most of the procedure except maybe 2 hours in the middle when I had taken a valium after lunch and slept)....Neverthless I can say that Dr. Konior approaches his surgery session like a new challenge given to him....Its easy to treat the whole procedure like a routine job but I honestly believe Dr. Konior has a passion for his work and will do everything possible to give you the best results..... Also I believe his background in facial plastic surgery gives him an added skill in turning out the aesthetics as to how your hairline should appear...