Hair Transplant Info

Procedure 1

Dr. Rahal



Age: 33 | Bald Class: Bald Class 3v Email Me

1 session :
3500 grafts was planned but ended with 3929 grafts

Approx. 2500 to hairline
Approx. 1400 to crown

Hairs count :

1’s – 589

2’s – 2173

3’s – 1118

4’s - 49

Total : 8485

July 16th 2009

Non-Surgical Treatments:

Proscar since 08-2008 daily
Rogaine Foam since 01-2009 twice a day
Nizoral since 01-2009 twice a week
MSM -- 6000 mg daily (using this product not only for hairloss)
Multi-vitamin with green herb (for general health)

My Hair Loss Story


losing hair at 20 with a receding hairline and at 22 I start losing hair in the

crown area.  My family doctor told me I should expect larger loss and

to expect to lose my hair like my father. My father is completely bald since he's 23.

My father had a hair piece for more than 20 years. I know all the disadvantages

of  a hair piece. I won't have a hair piece ever.

I decide to take medication such as Propecia. Since my brother is a pharmacist,

He told me to use proscar instead of propecia. Proscar is cheaper and cover by insurance policie.

I visited 2 hair transplant surgeons. One in Montreal, Qc and one in Ottawa,


The first one didn't make me conformable to do the procedure. First of all, He didn’t

show his own hair and secondly no feedback on any forum was found or any

patient testimonial or pictures...

The Ottawa surgeon, Rahal, has abundant feedback over the internet and didn't

rush me to have the procedure. He gave advice and how big would be the surgery

and even gave me a choice if I wanted to do all the surgery at once or make

only the front hairline at first and the back after for financial reason.

How has my hair loss affected me?

Self esteem I guess and overall confidence

I always think about it.

What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?

Rogaine so far is helping my hairloss in the vertex zone.
I seriously think rogaine is helping to "heal" the thin hairs, because it's growing stonger every month.

I will try toppik soon.

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

Hair transplant experience :
Yes !
It went very well. Rahal told me it was going extremely well in the middle of the surgery. I was happy that no complication occured at all.

After the surgery, I even took the time for a guided tour of the Supreme court of Canada...only 20 minutes after the surgery.

During the night, I felt discomfort in the donor area, but nothing major. With the painkillers, I even sleep 7 hours in a row and another 2 hours in the morning before the post op appointment.

I took a shower in the morning the day after the surgery but I didn't wash my head.

What hair loss treatments would I recommend?

Finasteride and surgery with a good surgeon.

How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?

Can't tell yet.

My general advice and suggestions.

Go see your doctor if you think you have hairloss problem before it's too late.

Do your homework if you plan to get a surgery.