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had a hair transplant when I was 20 and would prefer now to just have a buzz cut. I have a straight scar in the back of my head that is very thin but if I buzz my head it will definitely be visible. My doctor did not take the extra...

In November of 2007 I traveled to another country to have an FUE hair transplant by a supposed world renowned hair transplant surgeon. I was impressed with his website and with his credentials and he told me on the phone that he was the first in North American to perform this...

I had a hair transplant seven years ago and have never been happy with it. It is constantly on my mind and has destroyed my social life. The main concern I have with my hair transplant is the resulting cobblestone appearance, it looks shocking when exposed to light ie sunlight....

I’ve had two poor hair transplants in 2003 and 2004 and I am at my wits end. Unfortunately, I did not do enough research and have just found your organization. I am hoping to repair my hair line to make it look more natural than it does now. I still have a...

I had a coronal browlift done 7 years ago and was left with a widened scar on my head. I just went to a facial plastic surgeon who recommended a scar revision, basically just to strip off the scar skin and close it with trichophytic closure. I wonder if a hair...

I had two hair transplants in the late 1990’s that were a complete disaster. Over the years my hair loss has gotten much worse and now the plugs look terrible. I want to get this repaired with today’s new technology but I have to admit that I am a litt...

My son had a hair transplant done 9 yrs ago and has had a major problem ever since. He has tightness/pulling over half of his head 24/7 with no relief. His lifestyle has not been the same ever since. He cannot work full time as this condition causes much anxiety and...

I had one hair transplant procedure some 12 years ago which has left me with a lengthy single incision scar from the donar area, to me the worse decision I have ever made. I now keep my hair clipped short leaving the scar very visible. I am constantly depressed and do...

I had a hair transplant over 5 years ago and was fully aware that I would need 3 to 4 more hair transplant procedures to cover a bald head. I thought this was the direction I wanted to go. I have very thin hair, and realize I am not the best candidate for...

Hi, I had a frontal procedure 9 years ago in the UK and as is very common the result is not very good, so I am looking to have another procedure. My hair loss has progressed in 10 years to a Norwood 4, much more in the crown area so I am looking...

What’s the best way to camouflage a scar left behind from a scalp reduction that I had in 2001? I am currently wearing Dermatch to cover the area, but the hair parts like the “red sea” on top around the scar so the makeup does not look so good. I would...

In the mid nineties I had two scalp reductions and a total of 900 micrografts from Bosley in Beverly Hills. The scalp reductions never really worked out too well leaving me with very visible scaring and a weird scar that runs to the very back of my head. I have been...

Two years ago I had a hair transplant in Washington state with very poor results. I spent over $8000 and very little of the transplanted hair has grown in. I was also left with a scar that can only be covered if I grow my hair out about 3 inches or so....

I was left with a ear to ear, 1/2 in wide scar after having a mega session in 1996. It is impossible for me to hide the scar and the company who performed my hair transplant insists that they did nothing wrong. This has been a nightmare for more than a decade....

I am a 43 year old African American male, and I had a hair transplant when I was 33. I consider my hair transplant to be one of the worst decisions I ever made in my life. The doctor left me with visible bumps and scars on my head that look terrible....

Hello. I am considering getting a hair transplant and I had a few questions. I am a 24 year old male and I began losing hair about 3 years ago immediately after taking the medication Accutane. I have always had very thick hair, but about a month after I started taking Accutane...

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