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Age: 61 | Bald Class:
1 hair restoration session, 2000 grafts, Dr. Glenn Charles
My Hair Loss Story
I had my hairline restored by Dr. Glenn Charles in Boca Raton, FL. In Febuary, 2007. I read a lot of the posts here before I decided to have a hair transplant done. From what I read, most folks started to see dramatic results after the 6 month mark, so I wanted to wait until I passed that point and I would have a good before & after image to show. Overall a very good experience. Dr. Charles is expert at natural hairlines and he has a few special techniques that help diminish the visibility of the donor area scar. Great staff as well. Very pleased with the results. Some discomfort in donor area for a day or so afterwards and some minor issues with in-grown hairs about 3-4 months, but that's about it. Toughest part is waiting. Looks pretty dicey for the first 5 months or so. Glad I had a hair transplant done. I'd recommend Dr. Charles.
How has my hair loss affected me?
I was ok with it. Shaved my head and was pretty good to go. My wife said I looked scary bald. That was the main reason I went through with it. Glad I did it.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
Minoxodil didn't work at all. A Hair Transplant was the only way to go for me.
Am I happy with my hair transplant experience and the results?
Yes. Wife happy...me happy.
What hair loss treatments would I recommend?
Like I said, Minoxodil was a bust for me. I would recommend hair transplantation. Just make sure you do the research and get a good doctor though.
How has hair restoration surgery changed my life?
Not much, really. I could say the usual stuff I guess, feel better about myself, more confident, blah, blah. Truth is, my wife thinks I look better, so that's really the bottom line for me.
My general advice and suggestions.
Like I said, do the research and get a good doctor. Get someone who has a good sense of aesthetics as well as all the technical know-how. Attention to the Donor area was a big deal for me. Also, be patient. The first 5 months are tough. I work out of my home, so I was able to stay fairly sequestered for the first 4 months or so. I would have hated to have had to go to work everyday with a frankenhead. Did buy some cool hats though.