Hair Transplant Diary – An Inside Look

Dear Diary,

August 2010

I have been losing my hair for a number of years and am not happy about it. I’ve lost confidence, look older and I don’t like to look in the mirror. izinkilat

As you know, I’ve been thinking and dreaming of a hair transplant for a few years. Seeing my hairline recede (and my waistline expand) has been a source of contention, onespace and as much as I try to diet and watch my weight, there is not much I can do about stopping my hair loss.

I started losing hair in my mid-twenties, and now at age 42, my hair line in the front-temporal region has receded, my hair is thinner than before and I’m looking older than my age. legalitas

I want to make a positive change in my life that will have lasting implications.

September 2010

I’ve gone on-line and done research on hair transplants. I’ve looked at hundreds of sites and pictures. I’ve gotten sales pitches from nationally known clinics but still feel hesitant.

How do I pick a doctor? What if something goes wrong? Will it hurt? What if the results are no good? Should I make peace with my baldness? Is bald beautiful? Should I let nature take its course?

Dear Diary, all these thoughts constantly run through my mind. What should I do?

October 2010

Today I met a doctor who specializes in hair transplant surgery. He is board-certified by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and put me at ease immediately.

His office is bright, virtualofficescbd clean and sunny and his staff is professional. I had many questions, all of which he answered forthrightly, so I understand what is involved. He asked me about my medical and family histories, whether I smoke (I don’t), exercise (I do), and what my expectations are for the procedure.

He took stock of my hair (what’s left of it), looked at the quality and quantity of my donor hair and based on family history, predicted the future impact of my balding and how much hair he could move to create a natural result.

He didn’t pressure me in any way to make a decision and in fact, sent me home to sleep on it.

November 2010

I finally made the decision to commit to the hair transplant procedure. Of course, alliedhealthexchange I feel nervous. I’m not sure what to expect. I have butterflies in my stomach and my palms are sweating. However, when I arrived at the office, the doctor and assistant put me at ease. They had movies and books and magazines for me to read.

The doctor gave me a Valium to relax and infected a local anesthetic into my scalp. I felt a bit of a stinging sensation when the needle went in, but after that I didn’t feel any pain. The procedure is not painful and may last between 2-5 hours. I watched Top Gun and read a Sports Illustrated magazine, (the one with Russian model Irina Shayk) on the cover and before I knew it, the procedure was finished.

Next Night November 2010

I can’t believe I did it! I actually did it!

My doctor gave me some pain medication to take if I needed it at home. I am slightly uncomfortable and sitting up in a lounge chair to sleep. I don’t want to put too much pressure on the stitches or on the new grafts. I had a few drops of blood – nothing to worry about – and some minor swelling, but am able to sleep through the night with little discomfort.

I took the next day off from work. I went back to the doctor for a follow-up and to have my stitches checked. The doctor told me to take it easy for the next 10 days.

December 2010

So far so good. Every day I look in the mirror. How are my grafts doing? Crusts from the surgery have fallen off and I’m anticipating new hair growth.

May 2011

It has been 6 months since my surgery. About 50% of my new hair has come in nicely. I am able to comb it and have gotten a trim at my old barber shop. The hairline looks completely natural and I am pleased with the added density.

The experience has been a rewarding one and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner.

November 2011

Can you believe another year has passed? When I look back, I am surprised I was hesitant to commit to looking better and to achieving a full head of hair. For more info please visit:-

It has been a great year and very gratifying to finally have my hair back. I am grateful to the doctor for his good work, grateful for my good results and grateful that I am in a position to take advantage of what modern technology has to offer.


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