LONG time reader, first time poster.
At the age of 22, I made a mistake and got a HT from an ISHRS doctor to fill in my somewhat receding hairline. I freaked out at the first sight of recession. I had about 2000 grafts implanted. If anyone around that age is reading this post, I would strongly advise against HT's.
The hairline was too low and the density was thin, so I went back to the same doctor 6 years later and got another 2000 grafts implanted to attempt to add more density. Obviously, this did not remedy the situation. I got by throughout the years with a combination of longer hair styles and Dermmatch, but I really just wanted to reverse the mistake I made in the first place as much as possible.
I started doing consultations with some top docs, as mentioned in these forums. I discovered posts about Dr. Gabel in these forums and luckily had moved near his Oregon office. We decided to extract out nearly all of the grafts that were transplanted there before. I can not begin to tell you how much happy I am with the results. I feel free again!
There is still a little work to be done on the temples and hairline, which I plan to discuss with Dr. Gabel in a couple months after I heal to see what he recommends.
I can not say enough good things about Dr. Gabel and his staff. Gabel answers every one of my questions and emails within 24 hours. I have searched these forums for many, many years and I can tell you Dr. Gabel is one of the best hair docs in the US.
Hi guys, Seeking advice on my current situation. Around 10 months ago I had a hair transplant which left me with an emotionally devastating result. The doctor lowered my hairline far more than requested, I had 1700 grafts (with very little growth) & many planted in the wrong direction. I have recently had a repair by a far more experienced doctor who planted 700 ( mostly multi) extra grafts in a way that she is convinced will camouflage the previous transplant (wrong angled grafts are mostly ones & 2s). I’m skeptical to the result I will receive And am considering booking another surgery with the ASMED clinic to remove and replant the poorly angled hairs. My hair is really thick, I have a very strong donor area & my hair loss is beyond slow. I am on avodart, minox, fin & niz as preventions. This has destroyed my life. I am not looking for criticism, just advice on what you can see from the photos and help moving forward (1st 2 photos pre op - second two 10 days post op) Thanks
I'm desperate for some help.
I used to post on this forum about 8 years ago as HTNONO. I made the DEVASTATING mistake of going to Bosley at 21. I am 34 now. I can't begin to explain what that decision has done to my life.
Fortunately, I was able to hold onto my hair for a long time and move on. I've been successful in business, have a great girlfriend, life has been good relatively speaking.
Then....it happens again. HAIR LOSS! I wish I could just shave my head or style it in a way that looks normal, but the scars and grafts all over my head limit those options. It's crazy how much ground I've lost in 3 months.
And that's why I'm here. I've been delaying the inevitable for 13 years, and need to figure out what to do. Should I get another strip? Should I go with FUE? Should I try to "reverse" the mistake I made?
I have consulted with many Dr.'s, and am set to meet with Dr. Cooley who is in my backyard. The consensus is I need 2000 grafts to for my hairloss pattern.
I'm still VERY concerned with how natural HT's look, and about scarring. I have attached recent pictures. Any feedback is GREATLY appreciated.
In order to repair a poorly-executed transplant performed by another surgeon, this 41-year-old man underwent a combination of two approaches with Dr. Carlos K. Wesley: 1) a follicular unit extraction (FUE) session in which a total of 2483 grafts (from both scalp and beard) were placed followed by a skin micro pigmentation (SMP) procedure to the donor area.
His hair follicles were incubated in autologous (his own) platelet rich plasma (PRP) throughout the duration of the procedure. This, combined with an ATP-containing storage solution has been shown to enhance survival of transplanted hairs.
Rather than a larger FUE punch used by a robotic approach, Dr. Wesley used a smaller caliber hand-held motorized punch to performed the donor harvest. This approach better enabled the capture of donor hair roots that are slightly curved beneath the skin surface. Upon completion of the harvest, the patient’s donor area was treated with PRP and ACell in order to not only minimize scar tissue formation, but also encourage partial regeneration of donor hair follicles.
The patient returned 16 Months after his procedure and images of the patient can be seen below.