virtualBald Class: Email Me First session- 2500 grafts was what I was aiming for, but there were quite a few left over so the final count I was told is 2925. (Thanks for the bonus Dr. Cooley!)
1’s -- 550
2’s -- 1301
3’s -- 856
4’s -- 207
5’s -- 11
Total hairs -- 6603
Rogain, Propecia about a month and a half before the procedure. I have to admit that I started to see quite a bit of improvement in that short time. I have not had any side effects that I can detect. I'll stay on it to see how it goes.
My Hair Loss StoryWell, I think I could live with the hair loss, but I did not like the idea. You would have those "bad hair days" that made it difficult to feel good about facing the world. I decided I would do something and take one more concern out of my life.
How has my hair loss affected me?
Again, not too much, but just did not like the time taken to feel like I was having a "good hair day." I wanted to take another thing out of my complicated life, and feel a little better about myself.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
Combination of Rogain and Propecia. I could tell that these were working the the month and a half that I had been on them. I will see how well this keeps going.
Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?
All and all the procedure was far easier and painless than I expected. I really did like all the personnel working with Dr. Cooley. These guys are professional and top notch.
What hair loss treatments would I recommend?
Start with Rogain and Propecia and see how far that takes you. If you have "the side effects" that think about HT. Put Dr. Cooley on your list to consult with.
How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?
Too early to say right now. I will update when I get further along.
My general advice and suggestions.
Consult with as many HT doctors as you can. Do your research on what your options are. Listen and take notes with every consultation. Once you have a few of these under your belt and you consider your research, it will become apparent who are the "less than reputable" guys.