Robert's - Profile page 11 - 11/18/2005Posted :12/26/2005
17 Months post-op
At 17 months post op, I can honestly say that my life has changed as a result of this procedure with Dr. Cooley. No longer do I dread events where I cannot wear a ball cap. No longer am I worried that someone may be staring at me wondering why such a young guy is balding. Those were the stares that I got when I was as young as 20 years old. I no longer get them.
My hair line may seem high to some, but that was my cautious approach and Dr. Cooley and I discussed it extensively. I wanted an even higher hairline, but he convinced me to go down just a bit; about a half inch.
My concern was/is my rapid hair loss at such a young age and rampant male-pattern baldness in my family. I have been lucky to be a decent responder to medication on my crown.
I am currently taking Avodart .5 mg daily, 5% generic minoxidil applied twice daily, good vitamins, and an attempt to get enough rest, which doesnt always happen but I do what I can.
Dr. Cooley and his staff in Charlotte, NC are absolutely top-notch in every respect and I have no qualms recommending their clinic to anyone considering hair restoration surgery. I have had nothing short of the most positive experience that could be imagined.
In short, the photos speak for themselves. I recieved 2,300 grafts to the hairline and forelock. I am patiently watching my crown grow thicker as time goes by. I have absolutely no plans for getting grafts placed in the crown area for fear of future loss because of my relatively young age (27). I may kick around lowering the hair line sometime in the future, but for right now I am happy.
In closing, "Thank you Dr. Cooley!"
(still a bit thin in the crown so I am still diligent in using minoxidil and Avodart in hopes of filling it in or at least maintaining what I have. so far, so good!)