Treb

Dr. Jean Devroye

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Hair transplant patient

Treb

Treb

About

I first became aware of the hairloss at the age of 23. The realisation was a massive blow to my confidence and happiness, especially as it was the last thing I expected. All my family had excellent hair coverage well into their 30s, 40s and 50s. For years even the local hair dresser commented on the impressive thickness and coverage of my hair. As far as I was concerned going bald couldn't happen to me. To make matters worse my girlfriend at the time had an issue with baldness which put even greater stress on the reality. I became obsessed with my thinning hair. In the first year after my discovery it totally dominated my taughts, I had to find a solution.   I researched every possibility to stop my hair loss, refusing to
accept that once my hair loss started, going bald was inevitable. I
poured large sums of money into minoxidil sprays, vitamin supplements,
and laser combs but too little success. I except certain people obtain
desirable results but not in my case. Once these treatments failed I
decided to turn to the last possible alternative, a hair transplant.


My Surgical Treatments to Date

One session with Dr Jean Devroye in Brussels, Belguim in July 20082792 Graphs6566 Hair

My Non Surgical Treatments

Started taking Provillus Dietary Supplements for hair loss for approximately
a year and a half

Took Minoxidil spray for 8 months

Bought a Sunetics laser comb and used it for 6 months

Ninian's Naturally Hair and scalp lotion for 6 months

And hair loss shampoo for 1 year

Bald Class

Bald class 4A

Norwood stage 4A

In stage 4A, a person will not experience a bald spot on the back of their head, but they will instead lose the dips in their hairline and have a deeper “U” shape when viewed from above.

It had a huge effect on me initially, at 23 I just didn't
expect it would happen to me. Shock soon turned to stress, completely
domination my every taught. The first year was easily the worst, gradually I accepted
my position. Although the internet is full of lies regarding miracle cures for
baldness. Each new product purchased gave me a window of hope that this was the
one that will grow my hair back, and although none re grew my hair they did
give me the time I needed to come to terms with my hair loss and the fact my
only hope was to have a hair transplant.

Referring to the non surgical procedures on the previous page I do feel some
of them had a positive effect, but none of the products ever completely stopped
my hair loss. If I had to choose one of the above to which I feel benefited me
most I'd have go with the Provillus Dietary Supplements, followed by minoxidil
spray

I’m very happy with my hair transplant experience especially
considering my consultation was provided completely on line. Due to the busy
constraints of my job and the fact I live in Ireland
and the clinic situated in Belgium
I was unable to visit the clinic in advance of the hair transplant. I know this
was a risky ploy, but through his outstanding website, and my countless emails
and telephone calls everything was perfectly arranged prior to the transplant.
Arriving at the clinic the day of the transplant I was made fell extremely
welcome by Dr DeVroye and his extremely professional team. I felt completely at
ease through the entire procedure. At no stage in the transplant did I feel I
was been rushed, even after such a long day. I feel Dr DeVroye takes huge pride
in his work and genuinely cares for his patients. Since the procedure Dr
DeVroye and his staff have sent on a number of emails asking how the transplant
was doing and sent on a few of the photos from the day of the surgery. Its been
three months since the procedure and the signs are very promising. As can be
seen by the attached photos.

I’d find it difficult to recommend a hair loss treatment
based on my experiences. My advice would be to have a hair mineral analysis to
establish how the bulbs of your remaining hairs are holding up. The mineral
analysis will also establish what vitamins and minerals the hair is lacking or
if there are excessive quantities of DHT. The results should give you a better
understanding of the route cause of your hair loss.

Although it is early days yet I'm feeling a lot more confident in my personal appearance and more at ease with the opposite sex

I can not stress enough how important it is to research the
hair transplant clinic you plan to have your procedure in. I initially selected
the nearest hair loss clinic to my house not knowing the massive differences in
standards between clinics, not to mention prices. It was through luck that I
came across my initially selected clinic on line and found pages of negative comments.
If I had never seen those comments I might easily have got a botched
transplant.  

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My Latest journal entries

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Treb
Bald class: 4A
Procedure 1

One year after surgery The following are photos taken 12 months from the date of my surgery. Finally a year has gone by since the surgery and in my opinion the results have been even better than I had foreseen. The fact I'd a reasonable coverage of hair before the surgery I was hoping the newly transplanted hair would act as a replacement for the continually falling out hair. Thankfully, not alone has the transplanted hair replaced the falling out hair, it has increased my hair density to a level my hair was at a year before my transplant. For me living in Ireland I've always felt there's a bit of stigma attached to hair transplants. For this reason the need to keep the procedure secret was extremely important. Although not easy to hide for the first 2 weeks, not a single person has ever asked or questioned my hair over the last 12 months. Nobody, not even my closest family and friends have found out I've had a hair transplant. Something I'm very happy about. Considering I've only had a hair transplant on the front half of my head it is inevitable that at some stage in the future I'll need further hair surgery on the back portion of my head. When that time comes I'll most certainly be making the return trip to Dr. Devroye and his team.

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Treb
Bald class: 4A
Procedure 1

9 Months after surgery The following are photos taken 9 months from the date of my surgery. Again progress can be seen but at a less obvious rate.

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Treb
Bald class: 4A
Procedure 1

3 months Firstly apologies for the delay in up dating my blog. Here are a few photos of the progress after three months. Hopefully you can make out the progress, the picture quality isn't perfect. After 3 months I could definitely start to see the transplanted hair starting to grow.

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Treb
Bald class: 4A
Procedure 1

6 months after surgery Here are some of the photos taken after six months. Again the quality isn't great but it should be obvious how much progress has taken place since the surgery. I'm very happy with the progress and how well the transplanted hair blends in seamlessly with the original hair.

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Treb
Bald class: 4A
Procedure 1

One month I’ve recently had a hair transplant with Dr DeVroye in Brussels and the following is a summary of my experience to date.Most people are very aware of the huge loss of confidence in going bald. For years I researched every possibility to stop my hair loss, refusing to accept that once my hair loss started, going bald was inevitable. I poured large sums of money into minoxidil sprays, vitamin supplements, and laser combs but too little success. I except certain people obtain desirable results but not in my case. Once these treatments failed I decided to turn to the last possible alternative, a hair transplant. Not knowing the least bit about the different hair transplants available and the huge variations in standards, I organised a consultation at my local clinic in Ireland. After my visit I was filled with doubts. For peace of mind I decided to do some research on the net, and it is while doing this, that thankfully I came across this website. Alarmingly I found negative after negative comment about my chosen clinic on the website confirming my initial doubts. I pulled the plug on my local clinic and chose Dr DeVroye in Brussels instead after a number of very positive reviews on this site. Due to the busy constraints of my job I was unable to visit the clinic in advance of the hair transplant. I know this was a risky ploy, but through his outstanding website, and my countless emails and telephone calls I was fully confident I was choosing the right clinic. Through his online consultation the number of grafts, FUT procedure (Dr DeVroye gives the option of FUE also), price and date were agreed. Pre operative instructions and prescriptions were sent to my home address well in advance of transplant. Arriving at the clinic the day of the hair transplant I was made fell extremely welcome by Dr DeVroye and his extremely professional team. I felt completely at ease through the entire 2800 grafts (6600 hairs) and at €8000, the cost was half of what they were charging back home in Ireland. The transplant took from 9am to 7pm where the utmost care was taken to ensure every hair was correctly placed. A number of breaks were given during the day where food was provided by his staff. At no stage in the transplant did I feel I was been rushed, even after such a long day. Once the procedure was finished I was given post operative instructions with a bag of essential medications to ensure the grafts were kept well moisturised and no infection of the donor area took place. Overall I found the procedure to be reasonably comfortable with only slight discomfort in the donor area for about 24 hours. The extremely refined procedure in removing the hairs from the donor zone has allowed me keep the hair transplant completely confidential from my friends and family. Although it must be stated I did have a two week holiday after the transplant and now have a shaved head.I totally agree with the other posters on this forum regarding Dr DeVroye taking huge pride in his work and genuinely caring for his patients. I even got personally driven by him to my hotel after the transplant. Since the procedure Dr DeVroye and his staff have sent on a number of emails asking how the transplant was doing and sent on a few of the photos from the day of the surgery. Its been one month since the procedure and the signs are promising. Below I’ve posted some pics, directly before, directly after and one month after. I intend to update my progress on this website over the year.Once again thanks to this website for showing me the light and to Dr DeVroye and his team for what I feel is an excellent procedure