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My Hair Loss StoryFirst got commented on possible hairloss by a friend in late teens (now 27). Since then i have gone from Propecia to Dutasteride (Avodart) which has dramatically stabilised the loss. I now manage to conceal the loss with a lot of effort on styling but keen to get around this as it is time consuming and not ideal for a windy day!
After speaking to a variety of surgeons in the UK (some were notable cowboys) i decided to look abroad and through the HT network i found Dr Rahal who had v positive reviews not to mention some amazing photos/blogs from past patients.
So after online consultation with Dr Rahal's ever helpful customer relations person, Adrian, i decided to book for some temporal work in late Jan 2008.
I am now writing this after today's surgery and i am v excited. Admittedly it may be a few months of checking the mirror every few hours and some quiet nights in until i get the regrowth, but i feel that this wait and inconvenience will be well worth it.
I arrived at Dr R's early and first met with the very relaxed and friendly Adrian who had actually had surgery with Dr R only a year ago. His results were not short of outstanding - a great start!
I then met with the doctor to speak through my options and what hairline i wanted to achieved. With a bit of arm twisting on my part, we decied to go for a full hair line that should tie me over for a 3-5 yrs or more.
His team of technicians were extremely professional and quite reassuringly were all female (the fairer sex have always had far more patience then me..!) and definetly no cowboys in their midst.
Surgery started at 9am and finished after 3.
Dr R went out of his way to accommodate me and once again showed his previously commented on good nature by offering to drive me back to my hotel through the 20cm snow storm and kindly took me down town to buy an mains adapter even though it was the opposite direction of his home.
So now i'm relaxing in the "Albert at Bay" hotel that is a bit pricier than some hotels at $180 but perfect for the situation as all rooms are actually 3 or 4 rooms suites with sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and so no chance of cabin fever as i hibernate until i fly home after 4 nights.
Photos to follow shortly.
It's going to be a long 6 mths...!
How has my hair loss affected me?
Constant checking to see that balding areas were covered. Always on my mind and quite stupidly, depressing me at times
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
Avodart (but unknown risk of side effects)
My general advice and suggestions.
do email if want more advice