Transplant Procedure Info

Procedure 1
Dr. Rahal



Age: 45 | Bald Class: Bald Class 4a Email Me

I had my first session on September 24, 2008 with Dr. Rahal and staff in Ottawa, Ontario in Canada.  I received 4278 grafts in the front two-thirds of my head.  I had a great experience with a very artistic doctor and now enjoying all the hair growing.
4278 total grafts
991 singles
2545 doubles
740 triples
2 quads (that's all?!?)
8309 total hairs moved!

Non-Surgical Treatments:

I take 1/4 Proscar every night, with the fifth night off.  Apply Rogaine Foam 5% twice a day.  Take a multivitamin, Omega-3 Fish Oil pill, and 3000mg(s) of MSM and Glucosamine a day.  Wash my hair with Jason Natural Biotin Shampoo every other day with Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner.

My Hair Loss Story

Began losing my hair in college.  Not many comments about it early on, but in the mid-twenties it became more clear that I was really receding.  Once comments from buddies began in earnest, I was already aware of my loss and joined them in the ribbing.
I really just enjoyed what I had on top up until recently, never wore hats or avoided social situations.  But when I looked at pictures of my profile, I couldn't stand it and I felt that this was as good of a time as any to move forward with a HT.  I had done my research, had consults with several top docs, spoke and met with many patients, did more research and chose the doctor I felt was best for me.

How has my hair loss affected me?

Just envious of friends and family members with full heads of hair.  Don't like profile pictures taken of me.  Feel like I look older than I am.

What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?

Don't know yet as the results from my HT are far from in!!  We shall see

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

The surgery was a piece of cake.  The waiting and doldrums have been tougher.  I will be happier once the results begin to show

What hair loss treatments would I recommend?

Proscar for the cost savings over Propecia.  Rogaine Foam 5% is a lot less irritating than the liquid and doesn't leave the hair greasy like the liquid.  These two preventative measures are inexpensive enough for every guy that is losing their hair.

How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?

To be determined... but I am the same person today as I was before the procedure, albeit with a smiley face on the back of my head (hey, I am a happy guy!!)

My general advice and suggestions.

Don't let hairloss depress you or take you away from social situations--life is too short.  Be confident in yourself and who you are as a person (I know--people will say I should take my own advice).  I have always had the confidence and didn't mind my overall appearance, I just wanted more hair on the top of my head!