Jimmy20008Age: 43 | Bald Class: Email Me April 2007: Dr. Glen Charles ~1640 grafts
August 2009: Dr. Ron Shapiro ~2600 grafts
Propecia, laser comb, Toppik
My Hair Loss StoryI first started noticing a slight receding hairline around age 26. I was in denial at first just because I knew of no one in my family that was bald. Before undergoing my first surgery I tried using Propecia and the laser comb. Didn't see any significant changes in my hairline so I stopped the Propecia after a year but this was mainly due to me experiencing some ED side effects (I am back on Propecia now but am not using it daily. Just twice a week for now). I continued with the laser comb however because it did seem help with my scalp psoriasis but again no real significant changes in terms of hair growth.
After a few years of trying different products and after growing tired of having to creatively style my hair to hide my receding hairline I finally decided to look into surgical options. All I knew of at the time were Bosley and Hair Club for Men. You see their names advertised everywhere so I decided to do my research on both. All I can say is THANK GOD I did! I couldn't believe how many complaints I came across from dissatisfied customers! While conducting my research I stumbled across this website and I can't praise this site enough in educating and providing me with a wealth of information to make the right decision.
How has my hair loss affected me?
Makes me self conscious.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
Toppik (although it can get kinda messy)
Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?
At this time, I can only comment on the results from my first transplant with Dr. Charles. Dr. Charles and his staff were very accommodating. I received approximately 1640 grafts from him back in April 2007 and I came away with a decent result but I was hoping for more density. However, I definitely look better than I did before!
Two years have now passed since the first surgery, I wanted to look into adding more density in the temple areas and lowering the hairline just a bit and had this performed by Dr. Ron Shapiro almost a month ago.
What hair loss treatments would I recommend?
FUT, Propecia, Toppik
How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?
It definitley restored some of my confidence and gave me more styling options with my hair.
My general advice and suggestions.
Do your research!