Transplant Procedure Info

Procedure 1 Rating: Excellent

2564 Grafts by Dr. Rahal



Age: 50 | Bald Class: Bald Class 2a Email Me

March 26th, 2014 - FUE session
1 Unit Grafts: 517
2 Unit Grafts: 1266
3 Unit Grafts: 706
4 Unit Grafts: 57
Total Grafts: 2546
Total Hair: 5395
Size of the recipient area: 57 square centimeters
Surgeon: Dr. Hussain Rahal

Non-Surgical Treatments:

I began a non-surgical wellness/hair supportive protocol 3 months before the surgery.  It involved the following:

Multivitamin - every morning

Saw palmetto - every morning

Biotin - every morning

Silica - every morning

Vitamin D - every morning

Vitamin E - every morning

Nizoral shampoo - twice weekly

Nioxin shampoo - 5 days a week

Nioxin conditioner - 5 days a week

My Hair Loss Story

I first noticed thinning in my mid 20's.  I had very thick hair all my life so glimpses of a shiny scalp in pictures was a little unnerving.  I continued to thin consistently in to my early 40's.  I considered surgery for years but struggled with the images of "barbie doll" transplants that I had seen in my youth.  In late 2013, I had an especially frustrating morning playing "fill in the blanks" with my hair.  I spent the next month doing extensive research on hair restoration procedures and physicians.  I opted for Dr. Rahal and booked a consultation.  I had my FUE procedure on March 26th, 2014.

How has my hair loss affected me?

It sucks.  I'm not a super model but I definitely look better with hair.  Losing my hair truly eroded my confidence.

What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?

I hadn't used any treatments prior to my surgery.

Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?

My FUE surgery was March 26th, 2014.  My experience with Dr. Rahal and his staff was completely positive.  What a wonderful group of people.  Dr. Rahal has cultvated an environment in his office that makes you feel very welcome. 

What hair loss treatments would I recommend?

I have limited experience at this point but, 5 days in, I'm feeling good about my FUE surgery.

How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?

At this point, it has just lowered my bank balance.  I'll keep you posted.

My general advice and suggestions.

Stop thinking about doing this and just do it.  Research is very important.  I waited too long.  Don't make the same mistake I did.