Alex's - Profile page One-week-shy-of-6-months

Posted :12/3/2008

I'm posting now only 2 weeks from my last posting because the past two weeks have  shown a relatively dramatic change.  I think it may partially be the way my hair is cut but regardless, I see a considerable difference.  So do many of my friends and family.On 12/10, seven days from now, it will be 6 months since my hair transplant.  I had my first "serious" haircut yesterday.  I say "serious" because my hairdresser cut the hair over my entire head without regard to my transplanted hair.  He purposely looked for the scar and couldn't find it.  Also when I first walked into the shop he said he thought I was wearing a hairpiece again (from a distance). Not because it looked fake but because it looked like I had hair!!!
At any rate, I can finally say that if things ceased to progress I would now be satisfied with the way everything worked out.  That said, I know I still have quite aways to go before I can see the complete results... at least another 3-6 months.Nevertheless, it's a pleasure to style my hair even though I don't yet have too many options with respect to how I comb it.  I've found keeping my hair relatively short improves the appearance of fullness.  Especially if the sides are somewhat shorter than the top.  I think if I were to do it again, I would have had the front hairline brought forward ever so slightly.  I may still opt to do that at a later time.
In conclusion, I really feel like I am no longer bald.  I know I don't have a thick, full head of hair and I probably never will.  However, I am sooooo much more comfortable than when I was wearing a hairpiece and I'm really quite happy that I made this decision. In an effort to be as objective as possible, I didn't want to endorse my physician (Dr. Dorin of True and Dorin) too early. However, it is now time to say I can  recommend his work and their practice.  The only caveat is that I do feel that I could have been better informed by True and Dorin of the limited density I would achieve.  I think they could have been more open about that.  I would encourage anyone who gets a transplant to insist that you see before and after pictures or better yet meet people who have comparable hair and outcomes that you should be able to expect.

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