Age: 68 | Bald Class: Email Me
One hair transplant on 15th October 2006, 3210 grafts, 6600 hairs
My Hair Loss Story
I always had fine hair and when I was young I had to use hair spray to keep my hair in place. I began losing my hair in the forehead at the age of 30 and around 40 it started on the top. Fine hair and less hair is the worst combination. So I let my hair grow in order to cover the top as much as possible with longer hair going from one side to the other. So every time I had to do a lot of styling work on my hair.
How has my hair loss affected me?
The system used to cover the top was totally inefficient when it was too windy, when it was raining, when I went to the swimming pool or when I was making any sport activity. So I started thinking about hair transplant surgery.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
I did not use any treatment till I was 50, then I started to use twice a year a treatment based on AMINEXIL it was helpful because it make your hair thicker but you can’t recover the loss hair so I didn’t want to make other experimentation and I decided to go ahead with a hair transplantation.
Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?
The only complaint I have is against me: why didn’t I started sooner?.
I visited several internet sites on the subject and finally the
Belgian surgeon I selected was Dr Jean Devroye, he practises is art
in a private clinic in Brussels in Belgium and also in New York. I
booked my appointment for a consultation in September 2006. He spent
nearly 1 hour with me explaining the hair transplant procedure, the recommendation for
me based upon the photos I submitted and answering all of my questions,
together we decided the strategy in order to fullfill my requirements
with the target to transplant as much hair as possible during this procedure.
October 15th was D day what I can resume from that moment. It wasn’t painful, the 5-6 persons team he his working with is very professional. I spent a long time with them, 12 hours to transplant 3200 grafts, the last hour it was what I call “fine tuning” because it was adjusting the height of the grafts in the holes, not to deep not to high…., this is really the state of the art.
Finally the results exceeded my deepest wishes, I was very lucky to see my hair starting to grow immediately with little loss of the transplanted hair. And after three months I already had an excellent and promising result. 6600 hairs added make a lot of difference.
I’m not thankful enough for this astonishing work.
What hair loss treatments would I recommend?
As I didn’t do any, it’s difficult for me to recommend products, but what I can say is :don’t hesitate to go for the ultimate treatment and book your hair transplant surgery, but take your time to choose for the best surgeons possible, it’s worth it and it’s not wasted money versus the money you can spend on different products. Hair transplant is really the best you can get.
How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?
Now, I can enjoy jumping in the swimming pool and I don’t need anymore to hide from the wind ,what a pleasure to feel the wind in your hair, and by the way … they all say I’m looking younger.
My general advice and suggestions.
Don’t hesitate and go for it!!