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LA HAIR CLINIC Jacques Abrahamian Experience

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Hey everyone! I've been on this site for a few years now looking around doing research and trying to find the best solution to my hair loss. 

1. I am 28 years old and started to notice hair loss around 24-25 years old.

2. It started to recede which I thought looked good, until it started to thin out in the front and  a little at the crown. 

3. I started to do my research and decided to get on Minox. at age 26 and Fin at age 28. 

4. Both worked good, but it was still bothering me so I decided to start looking into hair transplant, specifically FUE

5. I went to Dr. Diep, Bosley, La Hair Clinic, Alvi Armani, Marc Dauer, Ziering, and many many more. 

6. Dr. Diep in my opinion was rude and not professional (on his phone and tried to scoot me out the room ASAP) 

Bosley, was too run of the mill (Even though my dad did the strip method here 30 years ago and had amazing results and is in late 60's and looks amazing compared to his bald brother. 

Alvi Armani, although had good work was too expensive, kinda snobby, and would call me every other day offering me a deal, discount, open space, etc. which i thought was weird. 

So I finally went to LA Hair Clinic and I felt very comfortable, but still chickened out and went back home, after a few months I went in again and this time I took it serious. 

I asked a lot of questions, and he made me feel very very comfortable. He even drew what it would look like and gave me design options which I thought were amazing!

A few weeks pass by and I book my appointment for July 2019. 

Came in this Monday 6:30 am and met with Flor and the team. Flor is an amazing  employee there and she was so sweet, helpful, informative, and made every step of the process a breeze. 

 

7:30...dun dun dun. Jacques comes in with a smile and says "Are you ready!" 

We started the procedure, buzz cut, map out, then the needles to numb out the back...I must say the needles HURT like a B^&$% but I kept saying

it's worth it it's worth it...then he started to take out the grafts 2800 in specific. After this was done came the design phase which we went back and forth until we both

came up with a perfect design. Hair buzzed, numbed again, which hurt like a MF'r, but all in the name of hair right!  At this time after buzzing and punching the holes one by one, it was lunch time! 

24 oz. Steak medium rare, fries, mushrooms, bread, water, tv, and they even called my fiance to come in and surprise me! 

It was 3:30 when we were done with lunch and came back to the room to start setting the grafts. 

1. He did prp 

2. his team started to put the gradts 1 by 1 by 1...

3. at around 630 we were done and i was beyond happy! 

4. They gave me a goody bag with solutions, pills, directions etc. 

Came back the next day for a wash and they were again very friendly, informative, and always ready to help! 

 

I am 3 days post op and I must say other than the swelling i am beyond happy!! 

LA Hair Clinic and the team are A++++ in my books and I have already recomended them to many of my friends and family. 

 

I will update and post pictures as the time goes and I look forward in seeing my results. 

 

In the mean time I have a few questions to see if you all can help. 

1. What are your thoughts on taking hair skin and nail pills

2. I have a little thinning in the crown and I will start minox again in a week or so but I am thinking of changing to Dutasteride from Fin since it is stronger but does not

have the FDA approval for hair loss

3. Unfortunately I vape juul 3% and I have smoked it a few times since my surgery. What are your thoughts on vaping. 

I know it is bad to smoke and it can affect the hair growth and recovery. At the same time I feel like cold turkey would shock me and potentially affect it more. I would appreciate 

and feedback 

 

I will post pictures in the next few days! 

 

Cheers! 

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I’m glad you had a good experience and I’ve seen some good results from this clinic. With that said...Jacques is not a doctor. He is a PA (physicians assistant). He used to work at alvi Armani where he got his training. And that’s not to say he doesn’t have the skills required for a good hair transplant, just putting it out there so anyone else reading this will know. For some people it’s a big deal to interact with an MD/DO. Others it’s just a designation. I believe there is a “supervising” doctor in that clinic. Just wondering, did that doctor interact with you at all?

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I think if you google hard enough you will find horror stories anywhere. 

I found the same stories with H&W, but I feel like the good outweighs the bad by a large margin. 

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Hey “PZA”, looking forward to seeing some pictures.


I am an online representative for Carolina Hair Surgery & Dr. Mike Vories (Recommended on the Hair Transplant Network).

View John's before/after photos and videos:  http://www.MyFUEhairtransplant.com

You can email me at johncasper99@gmail.com

I am not a medical professional and my opinions should not be taken as medical advice.

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12 hours ago, jj51702 said:

I’m glad you had a good experience and I’ve seen some good results from this clinic. With that said...Jacques is not a doctor. He is a PA (physicians assistant). He used to work at alvi Armani where he got his training. And that’s not to say he doesn’t have the skills required for a good hair transplant, just putting it out there so anyone else reading this will know. For some people it’s a big deal to interact with an MD/DO. Others it’s just a designation. I believe there is a “supervising” doctor in that clinic. Just wondering, did that doctor interact with you at all?

I made that mistake my fault, but with his work ethic his professional demeanor, and the overall experience I consider him a doctor. 

He buzzed, took out grafts, designed, set holes in the front. 

He didn't set the hairs as the team did that who all used to work at Alvi Armani 

But he did 80% i would say 

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4 hours ago, JohnCasper said:

Hey “PZA”, looking forward to seeing some pictures.

Thank you! 

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9 hours ago, Greg_Swanson said:

I think if you google hard enough you will find horror stories anywhere. 

I found the same stories with H&W, but I feel like the good outweighs the bad by a large margin. 

I am sorry but how does this correlate to anything i posted?

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2 hours ago, hairlossPA said:

have seen them pop up more and more lately. they have a great instagram account with results. looking forward to your pictures and progress 

Until after I went and did my work I was more comfortable telling a few close friends , and I found out a few had gone to him which blew my mind! 

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An hour before procedure 

immediately after 

Day after for my first wash in the back donor 

First day my front hair line 

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9 hours ago, pza said:

I am sorry but how does this correlate to anything i posted?

Whoops, completely wrong thread, haha!

Sorry friend.

Also, congrats on your procedure, they do amazing work at the LA hair clinic.

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15 hours ago, jj51702 said:

The design looks great. Are your temple points strong and don’t require reinforcing? I can’t tell from the pics.

Yes they are strong, just needed a little reinforcement in the middle. 

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15 hours ago, jj51702 said:

The design looks great. Are your temple points strong and don’t require reinforcing? I can’t tell from the pics.

I've looked through all there before and after pictures and can't seem to find even one patient where they actually did any temple point work. Can anyone point to one I may of missed ?

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14 minutes ago, Markee said:

I've looked through all there before and after pictures and can't seem to find even one patient where they actually did any temple point work. Can anyone point to one I may of missed ?

I think temple point work is probably one of the most difficult areas of hair transplants because it’s such a delicate area with harsh angles. The hairs have to be thinner caliber too which means there is a higher chance if damaging them. The angles of the hair are almost parallel to the skin so there is high chance of damaging nearby native hairs (I think)

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It's simple.  All 1 hair grafts properly trimmed under a microscope w/proper angulation and placement.

If a surgeon doesn't regularly do temple points that would balance out the reconstructed hairline - there's usually a reason.

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