Hair Transplant Info

Procedure 1

Dr. True



Age: 52 | Bald Class: Bald Class 5a

On November 10, 2004 I received 2700 grafts. Dr. True and Dr. Dorin both performed this procedure.

My second procedure occured on January 18th, 2006 in which I received

an additional 1812 grafts and was performed by Dr. Dorin exclusively.

My second procedure results can be found in this webblog.

Non-Surgical Treatments:

I started using Propecia in September of 2004 and continue to take it once a day. I used Rogaine (5%) for about a year and found it wasn't doing a whole lot for me so I stopped using it in November of 2005.

My Hair Loss Story

I started to lose my hair when I was 24 years old in the crown. It

progressed to a Norwood 5a almost into a Norwood 6 by the time I was 36

years old. I was one of the fortunate members of the Hair Transplant

forum since I

was the third winner of 'Win a Free transplant' contest. This Blog

explains my journey along the way.

How has my hair loss affected me?

Since it started in the crown when I was younger I really didn't notice it as being an issue. After all you don't see that part of your profile in the mirror everyday. As it progressed I found myself wearing a ballcap all the time. This is coming from a person that never wore ballcaps ever growing up. It started to affect my self esteem especially after going through a divorce and being single again.

What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?

I have noticed that Propecia slowed my hair loss in the last year. I haven't had much success with Rogaine in the past. It just seemed to be more of a hassle applying it each day then the benefits I was getting from it. The best overall hair treatments have been the hair transplants that I had done with Dr. True and Dr. Dorin in New York.

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

I am extremely happy with both of my hair transplant treatments and the results. The first one I didn't know what to expect but the results were well beyond what I expected it to be. Although I am still in the early stages of my second procedure things are going very well. Even though I was a winner of a free transplant procedure I was treated with VIP status by Dr. True and Dr. Dorin in both visits. The 'Win a Free Hair Transplant' contest was only suppose to be one treatment. I received an email from Dr. True and Dr. Dorin asking me to come back to finish what they started. On this second procedure I had no swelling due to the new anaesthetic that they were using. Again on this procedure they used the anesthesia-delivery machine called “CompuMed,” or commonly referred to as the “Wand". Dr. Dorin also mentioned they are using a new suturing technique that is suppose to again minimize the size of the scar and allow more hair to grow within the scaring area. This is essential in allowing more follicles to be harvested in the donor area for any future procedures. My local doctor was pretty impressed with the way they sutured my donor area last year. So I am interested to find out what she thinks this time. In both procedures I felt very comfortable being under the hands of both Dr. True and Dr. Dorin. They both are very meticulous when it comes to overall results.

What hair loss treatments would I recommend?

I would highly recommend hair transplant surgery. With the techniques used today and constantly improving you get the best results. You have to make sure you use good reputable surgeons with a good track record. As I mentioned in my experience it's surgeons like Dr. True and Dr. Dorin that are constantly trying to improve the results and the experience for the patient that really make the difference.

How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?

Self esteem and self confidence are probably one of the biggest changes in my life. You feel good about yourself when you have your health and a good overall appearance. It's not all about how people perceive you but how you feel about yourself. Besides if you feel good about yourself it is presented that way in all aspects of your life.

My general advice and suggestions.

You have to make sure this is something that you want to do for yourself and not for anyone else. Don't feel embarassed about getting this procedure done you won't regret it once you see the results. I have people at work that know that I have had it done and they are just amazed by the results. They also say they cannot tell that I have had anything done except for the fact that they knew the extent of my hair loss prior to my procedures. Remember to do your research before you choose a surgeon and remember they do free consultations.