mike - AKA - msin
Age: 46 | Bald Class: Email Me
about 3900 grafts FUT
Dr. H. Rahal
I was taking 1.25mg of Proscar on Mon, Wed, Fri for 11 months until the surgery. Proscar helped quite a bit. I didn't notice the difference too much but my friends tell me that they see a big improvement. After the surgery, I am taking 1.25mg of Proscar daily. Also I am applying Rogaine 5% on the surgery area as instructed by Dr. Rahal.
My Hair Loss Story
From my junior high, friends used to make fun of my wide forehead and tell me that I would get bald when I grow up. Well, I guess they were correct. Now I have lost so much hair and I became officially a bald man a long time ago. If I remember correctly, I was able to cover up my baldness until late 20's. After late 20's, things got out of control and I sort of gave up on the hopes of not losing hair. In the mean time, I have learned to ignore other people's comments about my baldness. But it still hurts when some people mention it or just stare at my bald head.
How has my hair loss affected me?
With hair loss, I lost self-confidence. However, it made me learn to understand people with other weakness.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
Proscar definitely helped. I can't comment on Rogaine. I used to take it a long time ago but stopped using it after a couple of weeks.
Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?
I was really really scared about the surgery. In my whole life, I never imaged I would go through a surgery on my own choice. It wasn't badatall. The whole day of the surgery went by so fast as I slept through most of time. I must have had a sleeping pill or something. After the surgery, there are some things I had to be extra cautious with. They are not that badatall especially if you think about the possibility of gaining hair back.
What hair loss treatments would I recommend?
I recommend starting on Proscar (Propecia) right away and using the laser comb in combination. I know a guy who used the laser comb and saw the hair growth. After using those products for about a year, I recommend getting the hair transplant to see a lot more difference.
How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?
It's yet to be seen. However, I am enjoying the feeling of the hope that I might gain a lot of hair back. Hey I also enjoy dreaming of me with stylish hair style. LOL
My general advice and suggestions.
Before deciding on the doctor you want to go with, do a lot of research actively. In the end, you only have a limited number chances as your donor area is limited. You want to do it right. Rather than rushing it, I would suggest you wait out until you feel you have researched enough.