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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

19 weeks since... My FUE Hair Transplant !

Today I wanted to post a new video taken today to give you a more realistic view.  Keep in mind, I had NO hair line for the past 20 years and you can clearly see one in the video.  My wife recently cut my hair and even had to trim some of my new hair!  Dr. Vories said I should really start to see areas filling in better over the next couple months. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

18 Weeks since My FUE Hair Transplant!

Today I'm posting a picture that shows new hair growth.  You can really see the new hair line forming from the growth of new hair.  Remember, I was bald in the front!  I've had no hair line for 20 years!  It's starting to grow and folks are really starting to take notice!!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

17 Weeks & 5 days since My FUE Hair Transplant

I recently received an email from a guy who wanted to ask me some questions about the procedure.  We started discussing strip surgery vs. FUE.  I decided to include part of my email in today's blog entry.

.......From what I understand, the strip surgery is much more profitable for hair surgeons. It is far less time consuming and attendants can do much of the work which frees up the doctor.  FUE is much more beneficial for the patient and Strip is much more beneficial for the surgeons!  I refuse to have an 8 inch strip scar.  Yea, I know its covered up eventually with hair, but...what if I decide someday to shave my head???? Then, the scar is very visible. My donor area with FUE was healed in two weeks.  I was at my golf club and the guys thought I had just gotten a military hair cut.  They had no idea that I had over 5,000 holes in my donor area.....after just two weeks out of surgery.  FUE was a no-brainer for me but you will do what your most comfortable with.  Folks here are really starting to notice my new hair growth, especially those who don't see me every day.  I'm really developing a hair line which I haven't had in 20 years 

When I was invited to the Hair Restoration conference in the Bahamas, surgeons asked me questions for 2 hours.  I argued with some and said...why in the HELL would I want an 8 inch scar when I have a choice of NO SCAR and more grafts with FUE?????  The surgeons know FUE is the future but they don't want to convert because of the money!  They want to charge a lot more per graft to make up the time difference so the patient chooses strip surgery to save money.  I understand saving money but Dr. V. is doing this at $4 per graft and is booked into March already.  Because my procedure (largest single session ever!) has gotten him so much international attention we talk very often.  Even the International Hair Restoration Surgeons have already invited Michele and I to San Fransisco next October.  They want to see the 1 year results!  You will make the right decision.  I KNOW you won't regret it!  I was apprehensive for a long time but so glad I did it!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

17 Weeks since My FUE Hair Transplant

Today I'm going to post a compilation of three similar photos that demonstrates progress since my quest for hair!  The first photo was taken prior to the surgery and prior to a much needed haircut.  I sent Dr. Vories this picture and a number of other photos from various angles before our initial consultation in South Carolina.  

The second photo was taken on November 9th.  Lighting makes a big difference with the photos but I think you can see that my new hair is beginning to grow quite nicely!  

The third photo was taken today, about 2 months since the previous picture. I think you can really start seeing a new hairline forming!  Feel free to send me any questions or comments!

Prior to Surgery (August, 2012)

November 9th, 2012

January 13th, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

4 Months (Post Op)!

It's been four months today since we completed the surgery. My new hairline is becoming more obvious everyday!  I would also like to report that the numbness which I've experience on top of my head has begun to wear off the past week or so.  It's slightly tender much like the donor area was for many weeks.  It's not uncomfortable at all and its still a bit "blotchy" and red-ish.  Dr. Vories said this discoloration is normal and most likely indicates active hair growth.  Good news for me!!!!!

2013......YEAR OF THE HAIR!!!!