Hair Transplant Info

Procedure 1

Dr. Cooley



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Jan 10th 2009 > 700 Grafts with Russell Knudsen (The profile picture above is me after 700 frontal grafts from Knudsen and 0 grafts from Cooley)

May 11th 2010 > 2970 Grafts with Dr Cooley. Pictures will come.

1’s --  966
2’s --  1278
3’s --  693
4’s --  33

Totals --  grafts- 2970      

hairs --  5733 

Non-Surgical Treatments:

Propecia. I hate it.
A life on drugs sucks.
I can't wait for Histogen / Aderans / ACell to become main stream.

I've used various shampoos. They seem ok to me but Ketokonazol stole my Mojo! So no more of that thank you very much!

My Hair Loss Story

How has my hair loss affected me?

Its just embarrassing. I live in a windy city and it sucks always trying to cover up.

What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?

Transplanted hair sticks around I know that much.

The sporadic approach I took to Propecia has probably slowed down my hair loss. But I'd rather that AND my Mojo. Then hair and NO Mojo ;)

Sporadic low usage and transplants are it for me.

Hoping to see Histogen deliver soon!! 

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

First transplant of 700 grafts was a start but if you're destined to loose your hair its not enough. I wish I'd waited a little longer. That said having an additional 700 odd hairs in your fringe helps you cover up everything else going on behind it.

It is way too early to tell you anything about the 3000 graphs with Cooley. However I arrived there and was treated very nicely.

I chose Cooley because I like his approach to new technologies. The way he looks at the world and thinks is comparable to the way I think. And he has also a nice portfolio of clients.

When you get a transplant your hair is cut out and left in a dish of good stuff that keeps your follicales alive while they wait to be transplanted. Well it is my understanding that Dr Cooley also  spikes that dish with what they call Acell technology which has regenerative properties - and this my friends can only be a positive. Right.

What hair loss treatments would I recommend?

1MG Propecia. Cut it into quarters and then have it twice a week. I'll keep you posted on shampoos etc. 

How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?

Sure. Transplay one meant that between the first 700 graphs the second 3000 graphs that I could do a better cover up.

And this made me more confident. 

My general advice and suggestions.

If you're going to get a transplant don't do it by halves. Go for the 3000 mark - then thicken up as you feel like it. My gut feeling is that one day I'll get another 1000 to thicken up the front or maybe one day maybe another 3000 just to thicken things up all over. Beats me... 

But I will keep you posted and I will do my best to answer questions.