Hair Transplant Info

Procedure 1 Rating: Excellent


3191 Grafts by Dr. Gabel

Procedure 2 Rating: Excellent


1883 Grafts by Dr. Gabel



Bald Class: Bald Class 6

2 hair transplants (folllicular unit strip surgery) with Dr. Steven Gabel, Portland, OR

Procedure 1 - 3191 grafts - February 2013,

1s - 501,

2s - 1700,

3s - 855,

4s - 135,

Total hairs - 7006

Procedure 2 - 1883 grafts - February 2014,

1s - 369,

2s - 1001,

3s - 484,

4s - 29,

Total hairs - 3939

Non-Surgical Treatments:

Minoxidil 5% once daily, Revita shampoo daily

My Hair Loss Story

Now in my 50s, I began losing my hair in my 20's and have progressed to a NW 6-7 . I have worn hair replacement systems for over 20 years. I'm tired of the regular maintenance of hair systems and have now reached a point in my life where I would like a permanent solution to my hair loss, even if it means a thinner head of hair. After extensive research I chose Dr. Steven Gabel to perform my hair replacement surgery.

How has my hair loss affected me?

As I began losing my hair in my 20s it significantly affected my self confidence. 

What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?

I have worn hair replacements for many years and have been marginally satisfied with the results.  However, they require regular maintenance and can be awkward in certain situations.

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

My first transplant surgery went very smoothly and surprisingly was a comfortable, if not enjoyable, experience.  The Gabel Center has assembled a first class team.

Very satisfied with the results of my first procedure which restored my front hairline and provided light coverage to the front of my scalp.  Just completed a second procedure with Dr. Gabel one year later, adding an additional 1883 grafts for density and further coverage.  Given my extensive hair loss, fine hair texture, and limited donor supply I couldn't be more pleased with the final results!

What hair loss treatments would I recommend?

Used Minoxidil during my post operative period and it seemed to accelerate growth of the transplanted grafts.  There was noticeable growth at 4 months and good coverage at 6 months.

How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?

Restored self confidence and free of the hassle of maintaining hair systems!

My general advice and suggestions.

Do the research!  The Hair Transplant Network is a great place to start.