In 2005, I was diagnosed with a malignant brain cancer. After 9 months of rigourous treatment, which included the maximum amount of radiation allowed for medical treatment and six months of caustic chemotherapy treatments, I was completely cancer free, and have been since. While most chemotherapy patients will regrow their hair after treatment, mine grew back extremely thin all around and almost non-existent on the scalp.
After seven years of waiting, I finally decided to seek treatment for my hair loss. This is where it gets interesting. Since I have no donor areas at all, Dr. Charles did something truly extraordinary. He used hair from my identical twin brother to frame the front of my scalp, to give the appearance of a full head of hair. We only did a small amount, 957 individual grafts, because this has never been done before. Most people have no problem because the hair removed is their own, and even though blood tests have proved that my brother and I are 100% genetically identical, we wanted to make sure it would work before we did anything more.
Another really cool part of the operation was that Dr. Charles used a revolutionary new machine, the ARTAS. It uses mathematical algorithms to count the individual hairs in a 25 sq cm grid, then uproots them, spacing them for maximum yield without removing enough to show and also with no scarring.
From the moment we first made contact with him, Dr. Charles has been nothing but extremely supportive and excited to do whatever possible to help restore a sense of normalcy to my life. I am absolutely sure that there is no one else like this man, and because of his obvious expertise and care for his patients, I would reccomend him to anyone in need of anything from advice to hair restoration.