Pilot1972

Dr. Bessam Farjo

coalition member Elite Coalition Member
Hair transplant patient

Pilot1972

Pilot1972

About

Well,

The story is more or less very common to most of us. Started losing hairwhen I was 20. At that time I was really scared that I would be completely bald by 25..just like my father. Thank God my bald scalp did not start manifasting itself by early 30s.Tried everything to stop it or reverse it but as someone once told me...the only thing to stop hair falling from your head is.... the floor.

Three years ago, I started using Minoxidil. In the beginning the results were very promising indeed. But over the last few months I noticed that my hairline..if I could ever say that I still have a hairline...was approaching the back side of my head.

I then considered a transplant. After countless of hours searching on the net, making enquiries, talking to various people and having visited a lot of clinics both in the UK and abroad, I was introduced to Dr Farjo.

To keep the story short... I decided to have a transplant at his clinic. The surgery took place last week...needless to say that I felt virtually nothing. Third day now, no pain, no swelling, no dizziness..OK the staples are a little bit annoying...however, the whole process was, a very pleasant experience..yes I dare say it, especially after I look at myself in the morror and saw all these nice spikes of hair coming out of my scald...i had forgotten what it feels like.

I know i am still at the beginning of a very "painful" process, in the sense that these spikes will probably fall and new hair will hopefully come out in 3-4 months...but having had an HT, I would definitely recommend the procedure and the clinic...

Fingers crossed then.

So more photos of me..soon


My Surgical Treatments to Date

I received 3800 grafts transplanted using the FUT method (2012).
Further 3000 grafts again by FUT (2014).

My Non Surgical Treatments

Minoxidil for more than 5+ years.

Bald Class

Bald class 5A

Norwood stage 5A

In stage 5A, the hairline continues to progress toward the back of the head.

Loss of confidence...

I consider the HT with Dr Farjo a very pleasant experience... However, it is very early to talk about results..

Definitely a Hair Transplant..it is painless...maybe some minor discomfort for a few days...but I will tell you something....maybe the sweetest one in your life...

Only a bit more than 2 weeks after the procedure....and I feel better...I look forward to the results

If your bald head bothers you...Do not hesitate. Do your research talk to people and go for it!!! It feels great...But be careful there are a lot of cowboys out there.

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My Latest journal entries

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Bald class: 5A
Procedure 2

3 Month update Having experienced shock loss on both the donor and recipient areas, I believe things have started coming along. Still long way to go, so fingers crossed.

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Bald class: 5A
Procedure 2

Second transplantMonth 1 Having had a successful HT (3800-FUT) 2 years ago, I decided to enhance the results of the first attempt. I had an extra 3000 follicles and this time, we addressed the sides/temples adding more density on the right hand side of my head and at the crown. This time round, the anxiety over an HT was a lot less, having experienced and seen the results of the first one. It was a very long day but everybody at Farjo's made it feel like a walk in the park. Went away on Hols 4 days after the surgery wearing a hat under the sun and avoiding contact with water (apart from the daily washing and following the instructions to the letter). Worth noting that there was a very slight swelling (barely noticeable) from day 2 to day 4. Returned and had my staples removed 12 days following the procedure. At that time, there was quite a lot of implanted hairs in position. At the same time, I noticed that two lymph nodes at the back of my head had some minor swelling a few centimeters below the scar. Given that everything else was alright and had no other symptoms, this swelling was attributed to the staples and perhaps the stretching of the skin at this location. 25 days following the surgery, nearly all transplanted hair has shed, as expected (and as per my last experience. Some local redness around the temples still exists, the lymphnode swelling is history and I have resumed my normal routine. Once more, the only comment I received from some people was that I haven't got the same amount of tan following my holidays. The whole thing is not detectable (unless you know about it). Well, now is the waiting time, but I am not expeting to see a lot, if anything for at least another 2 months.

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Bald class: 5A
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Month 16

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Before treatment