Robert - AKA - finallydidit
Age: 64 | Bald Class: Email Me
The surgeon I finally selected was Dr. Scott Alexander of Phoenix, AZ which is coincidentally where I currently live, although I would have traveled anywhere else if it were not him. My session was scheduled for one whole day and Dr. Alexander only schedules one patient per day to ensure his full and undivided attention to the surgery for the best possible result. I have had one session:
- 3051 total grafts
- 585 singles
- 2177 doubles
- 289 triple plus
The chemical A-Cell was applied to the grafts to promote their healing.
My current non-surgical treatment is Rogaine Foam applied to the crown twice a day.
My Hair Loss Story
In my 40's I started experiencing hairloss in the hairline and crown regions of the scalp. It was a slow progression that reached a Norwood 3 Vertex classification by my late 50's in 2010. After years of technical advances in surgical hair restoration I felt comfortable with the prospect of undergoing a surgical hair restoration procedure resulting in a natural looking result as opposed to "hair plugs" of the past. I researched the internet, primarily through the hair transplant network/hair restoration network to educate myself and find a surgeon with an impeccable track record and standing within the 'industry." I took the plunge in November 2013, had the procedure performed and here I am sharing my experience with you.
How has my hair loss affected me?
My hair loss has only affected me only in a mild emotional way. I am like everyone else who wants to look their best--but I have never been distraught about my hair loss because I am fortunate to have not expereinced great hair loss at any early age. I am in my late 50's and appear to have a small amount of receding hair and loss in my crown.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
The jury is out on this. I recently had a hair transplant and I am waiting for hair to grow where it was transplanted.
Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?
I am very happy with how my surgery was conducted and the newly restored hairline. The outlining of my hairline fits my face and age and I believe will look right based on my facial and anatomical features. I won't know the initial result for 4-6 months and the final result for a year.
What hair loss treatments would I recommend?
I don't have a recommndation per se, but I would suggest trying the Propecia and Roagaine treatments to save the hair that hasn't been lost yet so you may spare as much donor hair as possible for the future, should you decide on hair transplantation surgery.
How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?
I will answer this question after a year has passed since the surgery.
My general advice and suggestions.
Get educated! Find the right surgeon for you and do not let travel interfere with getting the right surgeon. The surgery results are permanent, so don't think you're sparing yourself anything by not traveling. Make a commitment to yourself to follow through completely with your surgeon's instructions for care immediately after the surgery and non-surgical treatment thereafter.