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2100 Grafts HT with DR.Glenn - Great experience so far

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I went for Hair Transplant with Dr.Glenn Charles(Boca Raton) on 7/24. It has been wonderful experience so far.

To be honest, I did my part of research before consulting him. And after reading blogs and consulting with few other HT surgeons I felt comfortable going ahead with Dr.Charles. Few things that I would like to share from my experience that :

1. During my first consultation, Dr.Charles didn't up-sell himself and honestly did the assessment. He didn't pushed me to come back to him, which made me fell comfortable.

2. Before HT Dr.Charles Patient Advisior was very helpful and able to answer all my questions /concerns over the phone and on the email. Not even one time I felt like I was being pushed over his staff member. I was very impressed by communication and able to address my concerns in very timely fashion

3. During day for surgery Dr.Glenn explained clearly the game plan and what was going to happen.

4. His surgical staff made me feel comfortable. And there were 5-6 staff members doing the microscope grafting. I believe that makes sure that more grafts survive. Staff was really good, informing constantly on the procedure.

5. Anesthesia part of little painful but i was informed before about it. Once local anesthesia was injected, after that it was relatively less painful. My heart rate went up little when I saw strip from my back on under microscope. I guess it was more my physiological reaction , seeing your own skin laying out.

6. Entire surgery took 6 hrs.. Watched two movies , lunch was provided ..

6. I was able to drive myself back after the op

7. Dr Glenn called me twice personally the same day to follow to make sure I was doing good. It was really nice of him doing that and made me comfortable, that I can reach out to him incase of any emergency or urgent question.

8. As I write this I'm in Day 6 today , it seems like receipt area is healing . Of course I'm little anxious to see how many grafts have survived and have I damaged any so far. I have been taking good precaution like not wearing hat, not going out except for walk in evening with my dog, washing hair with cup blow and gently patting shampoo on grafts ..

So far I'm satisfied .. I'll keep ya'll posted on journey.. So far, I can say good work Dr.Charles and his staff.

Forgot to mention Dr.Charles only charged me 2000 grafts and gave rest 116 grafts free.. I have been looking at mirror and curiously see how many incisions i have on my head

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You chose a great surgeon and top guy in Dr Charles - well done :cool:

 

Heal and grow well and keep us all informed.

 

Regards

Spex

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I agree with Spex 110%. Dr. Charles is a top-notch guy, and a first-class surgeon!! He also participates frequently in these forums; always great to see contributing physicians. Congratulations on your hair restoration jpthind. Welcome to the forums, and please do keep us updated with your progress along the way. These forums are a great source of knowledge and support.

 

Best,

 

Mike


4737 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 11/16/2012

 

Daily regimen: 1/4 Proscar (1.25 mg Finasteride), Rogaine Foam (twice daily), 1000 mcg Biotin, 1 combo Vitamin D/Calcium/Magnesium, 1500 mg Glocosamine, 750 mg MSM, 1200 mg Fish Oil, 2000 mg Vitamin C, Super B-Complex, 400 I.U Vitamin E.

 

I am not a medical professional. All views and opinions expressed in this forum are of my own.

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Im into Day 13 of HT... and have been experiencing major hair shedding of my natural hair. Dr. Charles did warned of me this happening as lot of these natural hair were end of cycle. I just hoping for this hair shedding to stop. Probably shock loss

Also noticed losing quite a few hair transplanted hair also.. but again i think & hope , this is a process.. trying hard to show some patience here :) .but its hard :)..

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All normal and part of the process. Its a long road ahead so be patient. You chose one of the best guys for your session. Look forward to your updates. Things will not start up for minimum of 3- 4 months and take 12+ months for full effect so be patient ;-)

 

Regards

Spex

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I'm in Day 19 of my HT and seeing lot of pimple or folliculitis(due to infection) causing scalp to reddish and sometimes itchy.

Not sure if this is normal at this early stages of my HT ( i read pimples are common at arnd 2-3 months) .. so not sure if this is an infection and causing damage to follicle.

 

Any thoughts?

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Hey jpthind,

 

3 weeks already, huh? Man....does time fly by. Have you contacted the clinic with any photos to see if they know what you're describing might be?! Although it is natural to worry about every little thing that seems wrong so soon after a hair restoration, what you're describing here does not sound like an infection to me. If you had an infection, you would most likely be having additional complications; such as pain and fever. Maybe your scalp is just slightly irritated? Have you been wearing a hat or did you change your shampoo/conditioner?

 

Again, nothing to worry about most likely. Contact your clinic and I'm sure they'll advise you appropriately.

 

Best,

 

Mike


4737 FUT with Dr. Rahal on 11/16/2012

 

Daily regimen: 1/4 Proscar (1.25 mg Finasteride), Rogaine Foam (twice daily), 1000 mcg Biotin, 1 combo Vitamin D/Calcium/Magnesium, 1500 mg Glocosamine, 750 mg MSM, 1200 mg Fish Oil, 2000 mg Vitamin C, Super B-Complex, 400 I.U Vitamin E.

 

I am not a medical professional. All views and opinions expressed in this forum are of my own.

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Hey agenteye,

yea .. im trying to get an appointment to show this to doctor, hopefully will get an appointment sometime this week..

After 10 weeks of my HT, i have been taking slightly easy .. wearing hat most of the time when i go out, using rogaine, working out (causing sweat under hat) ... However, not doing any strenuous exercises.

 

Also started using HariMax comb, over the weekend.. So too many variables there, that might be causing this... Scalp has been pretty sensitive and little irritated

 

I hope i can get appointment with doctor and get his feedback .. For now, i think i'm going to stop usin rogaine an laser until condition improves..

I dont want to give up going to gym , but i guess i might have to show some patience here..

 

Do you have any idea, if this pimples or infection (in worse case) can cause any damage to follicles ?

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