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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?
    10 years +
  • Norwood Level if Known
    Norwood V
  • What Best Describes Your Goals?
    Considering Surgical Hair Restoration
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Hair Loss Treatments

  • Have you ever had a hair transplant?
  • Hair Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Jerry Wong
  • Current Non-Surgical Treatment Regime
    Rogaine Foam
    Nizoral Shampoo

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  1. Hi Guys, Hope you are all well?!? Here is my one year (and a bit) update... Really happy with the result... it has been a life changer for me... Self esteem has returned and feel like a different person! Wind, overhead lighting and perspiration are no longer my enemies! Cannot recommend Dr. Wong highly enough... great natural result and my scar is barely visible and I have been down to a grade 2 on sides and back. Any questions, feel free to message! Cheers, x
  2. Hi guys, Just a quick 8.5 month update. I am very happy with results so far. Has been a life changer for me! It is an amazing feeling to not have to worry about wind direction or overhead lighting and to be able to comb and style my hair again without using any concealer. I would highly recommend Dr. Jerry Wong! Cheers and good luck to one and all. Megasesh.
  3. I met with some Farjo reps and was impressed but for me the before and after videos and pictures for H&W won me over... I had no idea that them kind of results were possible.... Great to see many other surgeons stepping up now both physically and providing multi media proof of their results... We (as baldies) are very lucky to be alive right now and taking advantage of this crazy level of expertise!
  4. scar5, I am aware of the risks involved of having this kind of procedure and the point you have made (I am presuming sarcastically) is one of the reasons that it took me so long to make a decision and commit. It was something that I investigated thoroughly and the decision was not taken lightly. I was at a crossroads in my hair loss where the options were to accept going bald gracefully and shave my head or take action... time will tell if I have made the right decision but I am happy that I have made the right decision for now. Nobody knows the extent to which one will continue balding so there will always be an element of risk involved. I presume from your handle that you have had an unsatisfactory result in the past. Sorry to hear about that. Have you considered MSP as an option to conceal? I have seen some amazing MSP results lately!
  5. Hi guys and many thanks for your replies! I will keep you all posted. I have just passed the 1 month mark and most of the transplanted grafts have fallen out. I have managed to keep the procedure secret from everyone apart from my girlfriend and have been using Nanogen fibres (amazing stuff!) on top so it just looks like I have cut my hair short and so far no one has twigged! Luckily I didn't suffer too much shock loss which has given the fibres something to bond with. My scar seems to be healing nicely and is concealed at about a grade 3. I will attach some updated pictures later on of scalp both naked and with fibres applied and of the scar healing progress. One thing I have noticed is that my scalp is constantly itchy and there appears to be some spots and pimples in different areas. I went to visit my GP and she prescribed a weeks course of anti-biotics and said that it looks like folliculitis. Have any other HT vets experienced similar? I am hoping that it will not effect my outcome. Kootrapali, it was a combination of freakish scalp laxity and pretty good density and also choosing Hassan & Wong who are renowned for producing great results for large sessions. ash809, Hassan and Wong charge $5 per graft up to 2000 grafts then $3 per graft there after... so $26,767 in total (There goes that new BMW... oh well!)
  6. Firstly I would like to thank this site and all its contributors over the years for helping me weigh up my options and eventually committing to undergo a hair transplant with Hassan and Wong. I would also like to thank David Anderson for his guidance and his part in convincing me to take action after many years of careful deliberation (indecisiveness!) Brief History I first noticed that my hair was starting to thin when I was around 24 years old (currently 36) and immediately arranged a visit to the Belgravia Centre in Victoria, London. I was prescribed a combination of Propecia and Minoxidil and after a few months noticed a significant improvement in my hair. However, I also noticed some unwanted sexual and psychological side effects so discontinued Propecia. The side effects eventually diminished and over the years I have tried experimenting with different dosages of Propecia but the side effects would present themselves again so unfortunately I reached the conclusion that oral Propecia was not for me. I continued with Minoxidil and have had some success with this but my hair loss gradually continued. Towards the end of 2011 I started looking into the possibility of having a hair transplant and started browsing on this forum, as well as others and also arranged some consultations with surgeons or their representatives. I spent the last 4-5 years agonising over making a decision and in the end it was my girlfriend (who had had enough of my dithering!) as well as David Andersons advice and encouragement, not to mention the amazing and consistent results that Hassan and Wong have kept producing that made me finally build up the courage to pay the deposit and book the procedure. I had several consultations with David Anderson over the years and met with Dr. Wong in London who advised me that we would be aiming for circa 4,500 grafts to mainly the frontal third to increase density. My surgery was booked for the 2nd March 2015... I paid the deposit and booked the flights... no turning back now!!! A trip to Vancouver I booked a direct flight from Heathrow to Vancouver with Air Canada and flew out on Saturday 28th March. I would highly recommend Air Canada. In flight service was amazing and their staff were very friendly and efficient. I stayed at the Sheraton hotel in Vancouver which was kindly arranged by Christina from H&W. I stayed for 4 nights and H&W agreed to pay for 2 nights. The hotel was lovely. The rooms were very clean and quiet and the food was excellent. I would also recommend taking an extra few days beforehand to see a bit of this beautiful city. Surgery day I arrived at Hassan and Wong's offices at 6am to begin my procedure. After a few pictures I was greeted by Dr. Wong who shaved my hair down and drew on, and showed me where my new hairline would be. I give Dr. Wong the green light to 'max out' and transplant as many grafts as possible. I was filled with excitement and trepidation and looking forward to getting the procedure out of the way as I wasn't sure what to expect! The first part of the procedure involves harvesting the donor strip which I have to admit I really wasn't looking forward to. The first few anaesthetic injections hurt a little bit (on par with dental anaesthetic) but after that the process of removing the strip was pain free and with little discomfort. I was advised by Dr. Wong during the surgery that I had amazing scalp laxity (I started scalp stretching exercises from about 3 months pre-surgery) Once the strip had been harvested Dr. Wong's large team set about preparing the follicles for transplantation and after a quick break and some further anaesthetic to the scalp (again, slightly painful at first but suitably numbed thereafter) Dr. Wong and his team began the lengthy and labour intensive process of planting the grafts in the recipient area. At 10pm and after 16 hours in the chair, my transplant was complete. Strip 31.5 x 2 cms 7589 grafts 1h - 1527 - 0.61 2h - 4338 - 0.88 3-4h - 1724 - 1.00 I was amazed by the number of grafts yielded and very happy that Dr. Wong managed full scalp coverage. My bank balance was not as happy but I am sure will recover in time! I should also add that I have started applying topical finasteride prescribed by Dr. Wong. Hopefully this will help maintain, with no/minimal systematic sides. The pictures taken are pre-procedure and the last one is 24 hours post procedure. Will keep you all updated as I progress. Fingers crossed and looking forward to harvest time!
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