I decided to get a hair transplant at age 41 because I started losing hair in my mid-30s. My name is Jim and I live in Tampa, Florida. I never thought I was vain but when I started suffering from hair loss at such an early age, I was pretty upset about it. At first I found a few extra stands of hair when I combed my hair in the morning but within a few years, the drain would get clogged after each shower. My hairline started receding and then I lost hair from the crown of my head. After trying a couple of different hair styles to cover the bald spots, I finally resorted to seeing my primary care physician about the problem.
He prescribed Rogaine and I was hoping to jump start new hair growth but after almost a year of using the prescription, I didn’t have any new hair. But it did help to slow the hair loss for a while, but I didn’t look any better than before taking the medicine. At age 40, I looked in the mirror and I looked much older than I felt. I looked like my Dad only with less wrinkles. While my wife never said anything, I just felt that I was no longer as attractive to her even though I work out at the gym daily to stay fit. And at my job at the law firm, I looked older than some of the partners but unfortunately, not as distinguished. I just didn’t feel good about myself anymore.
One of my friends suggested that I shave my head like Bruce Willis did and accept my baldness. But after doing a buzz cut to see what it would look like, I realized that I do not have movie star looks and without hair, my nose looks too big and my ears stick out. Shaving my head was not the solution for me.
So I started looking into getting a hair transplant but I was worried that it would look weird or unnatural. I had seen some bad examples of hair plugs and thought that was how a transplant looked but as I started to read more, I realized that there were different options. I found that many hair transplant centers were using the “strip method” where they take off a section of scalp to remove the hair to transplant it elsewhere. The procedure sounded gruesome and left some pretty raw scars.
Then I found out about the new NeoGraft system that does not involve any major cuts or extensive surgery. The NeoGraft process sort of “vacuums out” the hair follicles for transplant so it does not leave scars. I then searched around in the Tampa area to find a good provider and settled on Jasin Hair Transplant Institute. The reason I choose them is that I went in for a free consult and met with Dr. Jasin. His training in facial plastic surgery made me feel like he had a better eye for creating a good hair line and density than the other national transplant place that I checked out earlier. Plus, Dr. Jasin showed me his before and after pictures of his hair transplant and his hair looked entirely natural.
Dr. Jasin spent a lot of time with me before the procedure to design a new hairline. The procedure itself took a while (about 5 hours) but it was painless. The hard part was waiting for the results…it seemed to take forever for it to grow back in but once it did, it looks great. I have a full head of hair and look about 15 years younger than I did before the transplant. When I look in the mirror now, I do not see my Dad looking back at me.
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