Hair Transplant Info

Procedure 1

Dr. Diep



Age: 42 | Bald Class: Bald Class 5 Email Me

4214 grafts

Dr. John Diep and his staff in Los Gatos, California (San Francisco Bay Area)  

I had him concentrate on my crown area since to me, this affected my appearance the most.  

Non-Surgical Treatments:

I used Rogaine starting at 24 yrs old until I was 30.  I quit completely 2 years ago because I kept losing hair, and it was such a pain to keep using twice daily.  I had to up my dosage to get results, and I just wasn't going to do that.

I had many opportunities to take Propecia, but was too scared of its side effects, so I never turned in my script to the pharmacy.   I'm so glad I didn't because HT surgery makes so much more sense.

My Hair Loss Story

HT Surgery performed:  May 4th, 2012

Ethnicity: Afghan (both parents born in Afghanistan)

Age: 33 yrs old

Height & Weight: 6 foot 1.5 inches tall,  180 lbs, in great physical shape, no past medical history

- Before losing hair, I had black, med-thick curly hair, with good density throughout.

How has my hair loss affected me?

Self-confidence, appearance, and I look 5 years older than I am

What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?

Rogaine initially, but it tapers off unless you increase dosage, and I wasn't about to sleep with a drenched head every night.

Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?

Yes, and the results are pending as this is my 2nd week post-op.

What hair loss treatments would I recommend?

Rogaine at first, but then HT. I wanted to wait till my balding was close to it's peak.

How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?

Updating this section later

My general advice and suggestions.