SharkAge: 54 | Bald Class: Email Me One hair transplant with Dr. Jerry Wong on March 8, 2007. I received 4,946 grafts.
1's - 1472
2's - 2524
3's & 4's - 950
First 10 months - Proscar (5mg - 1/4 tab every second day)
Now - Proscar (5mg -1/4 daily)
My Hair Loss StoryI starting losing my hair around age 20. I had gradual loss through my 20's and mid 30's. It wasn't until about five years ago at the age of 37 that my hair loss really started to bother me. I started paying attention to all the tv commercials and began my journey toward my transplant on March 8, 2007. I have been to all the commercial shops like Bosley and MHR. I was never comfortable with them (thank God!). Surprisingly, there were not many choices in the my home city (Houston, TX), so I started searching the internet, and like everyone reading this I came across Hair Transplant Network. Thanks to all you guys who posted, I was able to get the information I needed to make my decision. I can only hope that I will add something that will help someone new to the network make a more informed decision.
How has my hair loss affected me?
I found myself always looking at my hair. I knew I had to do something for my hair loss.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
Did not use any.
Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?
The hair transplant experience went better than I had expected. With all the posts on the network about the needles hurting, I was surprisingly happy that I had no problem. My surgery started at 6:15 am and ended about 4:45 pm. My surgery went very well overall.
How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?
I have always felt good but looked older. Now I have more confidence because I look younger and feel younger. I wish I had done this 5 years earlier!
My general advice and suggestions.
Be as informed as you can. Do your research.