Dr Feller New York 23/01/08
2790 Strip grafts 30% 1 hair 70% 2 and 3 hairs
appox 70 fu/cm2 front hairline
The coverage on my crown is fine, in fact no loss, I want to keep it that way so I decided to take meds.
1/4 Proscar daily
Minoxodil 5% nightly
Nizoral shampoo twice weekly
High dose combination of vitamins inc Zinc Copper and Vit C
15 mg zinc
My Hair Loss Story
I have always had a widows peak but I first noticed hair loss in my late twenties. Although it was very gradual it was steady and I have progressed to a NW 2/3 in around 13 years. It is only in the last few years though that the comments of 'your losing it' and 'baldy' and 'receding a lot' have been mentioned and that was getting more and more frequent. It became a bit of an obsession with me and I have become increasingly self conscious about my hairline. I decided as it it wasn’t going to get better to take positive steps to recover the situation. I knew nothing about HTs and very nearly went to the first company I came across in a glossy magazine (Norton) having met with the salesman and the so called surgeon, i was less than impressed, thankfully at this point I realized that there was possibly more to this than I thought and began to do some research on the net. It was here that I discovered that the standard of transplants varied hugely and I decided that money and distance would not be an issue in finding the best surgeon. I decided to go with Feller medical after reading about and seeing his fantastic results. It was very convenient for me that Dr Feller is in New York as I travel there on business on a regular basis, and after meeting with him in December I was convinced he was the correct choice. Luckily he was able to fit me in for a procedure the following month which suited my previously arranged leave dates. I originally wanted a FUE but after much deliberation I decided that I could get more grafts in one hit with a strip and not alter my appearance post op too drastically.
How has my hair loss affected me?
I had become less confident and more self conscious, any comments made would affect me.
What hair loss treatments have worked best for me?
I am still waiting on the results of the Hair Transplant and the medication
What hair loss treatments would I recommend?
If you feel you need a hair transplant then go for it. It is a big step to take but as you can see the results for many speak for themselves.
My general advice and suggestions.
Do not fall into the trap of going for the first sales pitch you get. Do your research and and do not let distance and cost become a factor. It will be more expensive in the long run if you make the wrong choice.