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About haircules

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Basic Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Country
    Ireland
  • State
    AL

Hair Loss Overview

  • Describe Your Hair Loss Pattern
    Receding Hairline (Genetic Baldness)
    Thinning or Bald Spot in the Crown/Vertex
  • How long have you been losing your hair?
    In the last 10 years
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Maintain and Regrow Hair
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
    Considering Non-Surgical Treatments

Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
    No
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Propecia (Finasteride)
    Generic Minoxidil 5% for Men
    Nizoral Shampoo
    Courve
  1. a man cannot be tried by google. I did google search on van Eeden and nothing even from tabloid google sources has any relevance to his surgical skills within hair restoration. His clinic and his own surgical training/experience come up with nothing but positive feedback throughout the internet.
  2. I can see your dilemma, but I am totally shocked at how cheap the other price you have for the booked procedure, I cannot understand how they could do it so cheap when they have to employ a whole team and surgeon, and for such a big FUE procedure. Your price is .2.88 euro per graft which is about ?2.08 per graft! I dont know any top clinics or recommended surgeons who charge such low sums either in UK, Ireland, Europe or U.S. Please dont tell me you are booked in to the Ailesbury clinic...I once had a'consultation' at one of these 'clinics' and my god, it consisted of 10 minutes with a non clinical rep then the surgeon was asked to 'pop in' to have a look at my scalp for a few minutes while he was on a break from surgery! no scientific or clinical examination at all..yet they expected me to then make a dcision on that basis! Also the cost was unusually low and for good reason as it would have been a disaster for me..could not wait to get out of the place..by contrast van eeden's consult lasts for more than an hour and you get his full undivided attention and to decide suitability for surgery etc
  3. I think currently he charges 6.30 euro per first 1000 grafts and 5.30 euro per graft after the first 1000...but you may be able to negotiate a small reduction on these figures depending upon size of procedure and overall cost. One thing is that his charges are competitive and reasonable including some free complimentary therapies available At current exchange rate of 72p to 73p sterling I think these prices are comparable to the standard of good clinics
  4. Sorry Bill, I do not agree about doing Dr van Eeden a disservice as I did pay for the work, it was not done for free!..so I don't owe him anything other than my own personal account!....yes a picture says so much but I am not trading my privacy or identity being recognised simply to benefit potential clients of Dr van Eeden! I am not ready to do that yet. Take it or leave it. I dont think he will go out of business if your dont recommend him as he is already approved by the AHLA, and bald truth etc! Anyway, do not put too much faith in pictures as you know results can be made to look better if you adjust the light angles etc...if you speak to a broad enough spectrum of patients of a given surgeon then you will get a fairly good flavour of how his work is regarded, so these personal accounts do count as evidence in weighing up in addition of course to the photographic proof. Look at whatclinic.ie and see if there are negative or positive reviews. I doubt you will find anyone complaining about a bad op from him... but.even the best surgeons are not perfect
  5. Sorry Bill, I do not agree about doing Dr van Eeden a disservice as I did pay for the work, it was not done for free!..so I don't owe him anything other than my own personal account!....yes a picture says so much but I am not trading my privacy or identity being recognised simply to benefit potential clients of Dr van Eeden! I am not ready to do that yet. Take it or leave it. I dont think he will go out of business if your dont recommend him as he is already approved by the AHLA, and bald truth etc! Anyway, do not put too much faith in pictures as you know results can be made to look better if you adjust the light angles etc...if you speak to a broad enough spectrum of patients of a given surgeon then you will get a fairly good flavour of how his work is regarded, so these personal accounts do count as evidence in weighing up in addition of course to the photographic proof. Look at whatclinic.ie and see if there are negative or positive reviews. I doubt you will find anyone complaining about a bad op from him... but.even the best surgeons are not perfect
  6. Sorry Bill as I said in my last post I have no post op pics available and even when I do I may not choose to share them for the reasons I have already given. To be honest I am not here to convince others that they must approve Dr van Eeden and it does not affect:D me whether this forum approves him or not. I am sure like Maurice Collins his business will do well whether or not he gets recommended. All I am doing is giving a private personal perspective of my experience which is not evidence enough in itself. Before I went to him I had been to several clinics for consultations and done a lot of research. He suited me best for travel and personal convenience as I wanted to be able to hide the procedure even from those closest to me, which I just about managed with great effort!. Regardless of travel convenience I would have had no transplant or go abroad rather than risk a bad one if van Eeden had not been highly rated by the former patients I spoke with
  7. I had a first and only transplant done at Dr van Eeden's clinic recently and I have to say that the whole experience was first class. He is very open and transparent and did a thorough consultation and medical including bloods etc. He gave me contact details of a list of former patients who had transplants done, many of similar age and degree of balding. Mine did not involve dense packing as we agreed to approach the op conservatively to avoid an unnatural appearance should I experience further loss in and around the balding area. The man could have oversold the amount I needed but wanted to get the most natural result without over harvesting my donor area or killing off some native weak hair which could recover with the conjunctive treatments including finastaride. It is too early to determine my full result but so far regrowth is progressing well and I have no regrets. I think he is a fantastic surgeon, so easy to work with and great sense of humour. I first came into his clinic for the consultation and medical very tense and embarrassed but he has such an affable and down to earth manner you quickly relax. I would suggest you visit his clinic as he has open days and in my opinion is he is at present an under-rated and over looked surgeon who is one of the best around. He works in a small clinic, not particularly lavish, with no free parking given it's village centre location, but then his costs are not lavish. On the day he and his team give you their undivided attention and close the clinic down from morning until evening. His wife and receptionist, technical staff are all easy going but all very professional. Ireland is lucky to have him as the Blackrock clinic while doing good work is ludicrously expensive. I know this is only my subjective account but at present I have no post op pics and I am not sure if I will disclose any in the near future anyway or give any details of grafts used etc as I do not want to give away my identity to either Dr van Eeden or to people who I fear could guess my identity from my distinctive hair texture/style/head shape etc as I am very private and absolutely no one other than my wife knows about my procedure!
  8. I had only 1840 FUE grafts nearly all to crown only 8 weeks ago. I had the back and sides of my donor area shaved, that is quite a wide band of hair to a zero with bandages on that region for the first 3 full days after the transplant day. It took at least 5 weeks before I could be confident that this donor area was not out of place as it was much thinner than the rest for 4 up to 4 weeks. Luckily I was on long term leave from work so I could avoid people being directly behind me in case they noticed something odd. If I had to attend a wedding I wolud have been paranoid as hell of people being sat behind me in the church. Try to get a seat at the very back to avoid people having their view blocked by the back of your head. I also used hair microfibres for first month when out in public. These surgeons tell you that you should be able to return to work after 2 weeks or less without no one noticing. Well after 2 weeks my donor area was still very noticeable like a no 2 or less, there was no way I could have gone back to work without then without a huge effort to use concealers.. also dont forget you may suffer shock loss in donor area which can last for several months, I think I had some patchy regrowth in the donor sides.
  9. Starr. I used the laser comb for several years.. a complete waste of money and time in my humble opinion.. as was minoxidil.. the only proven treatment to work effectively in most cases is finasteride but really at a much higher dose than generally prescribed, ie I am taking 5mgs per day now as opposed to a quarter tablet of 1.25mgs which I had been on for 2.5 years until oct 14. Like you my main problem was the vertex and I did not start losing my hair until 40+. I am now 54 with advanced balding on the crown and less severe thinning on the frontal hairline. Also, the derma roller is recommended and I started using this around 3 months ago., 2 to 3 times per week..oh and I got a 1800 FUE transplant done in February past mostly to the vertex as I hated the sight of it in an otherwise healthy head of hair around it!. I also had and will have conjunctive treatments done before and after the FUE. The carboxytherapy and PRP was included in the price of the procedure so I had nothing to lose. I paid extra for one injection of growth hormone to the scalp just to throw verything at it. I am now nearly 8 weeks post FUE with no cosmetic sign of new growth on the vertex yet but its early days and I am hopeful. Your vertex is a bit more severe than mine was and at a younger age. The only thing that will improve it is a HT..dont waste your money or time on the laser which is approved for safe use only or one study which quotes growth is only referring to vellus growth which you can barely see

  10. When I see the likes of Brad Pitt at 50 with a head of hair that would flatter a 25 year old or Tom Cruise at 50+ with the same, the last Steve McQueen who died at 50 with a great head of hair I am so envious! When you look at so many of the great or famous Hollywood stars, virtually all of those that women swooned over or were poster boys had no balding pates or balding areas on the crown like me . I started balding at 42 but it was not really noticeable until 45 onwards. Up until 40 I had a great head of hair and thought I had escaped the fate of my older brother, who although only 15 months older started balding in early 20s and was the classic horseshoe by 30 or so. Well I am not at that stage even now maybe as I started finistaride at 51! Anyway I digress! My point is a ramble of how bloody unfair this hair issue is as having a well thatched scalp makes a huge difference to the looks and marketability of so called stars. Any balding stars have had to shave down their heads as its not 'cool' or sexy enough to sport a bald patch on the crown. They are very much in the small minority such as Vin Diesel but generally not in same category as Newman, Dean, Redford, Heston, Swayzee, Pitt, Cruise, Butler etc etc... the only one exception possibly Willis but again him :)having to shave well down.http
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