One Patient's Experience

My hair loss story

My name is Gary and I would like to share with you my experience of losing my hair. I had a great head of hair in my teens, I would compare it to Hugh Grant’s. In fact I used to think I had too much of it, it would annoy me. Then one day I…

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The Consultation

I then went in to see Maurice for the consultation, I was excited and nervous at the same time. A lot of thoughts went through my head, what will he say? Have I got good donor hair? When I met with Maurice he explained the whole process in great detail. He gave me the facts…

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I am just back from the consultation. It went really well. Maurice took a lot of photo’s of my head and when he showed me the pictures. I couldn’t believe how much hair I have lost. I was a bit nervous that I would not have good donor hair (hair at the back of my…

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Went for my pre-op assessment. Spent quite a bit of time filling out questionnaires to find out if there are medical issues. Had my blood pressure taken, weight, all fine. The nurse also looked at my donor area and I was happy to hear that I have got great density in my donor area, which…

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Surgery day is a long day. I arrived early in the morning (about 7.45 am) and was greeted by the team. I changed into scrubs and was given some relaxants. Maurice explained that his team were going to work with me to determine the hairline and how it should look. A team of 10 medical…

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…then the nurse presented a mirror. I was amazed, I had hair for the first time in 15 years. I was thrilled yet exhausted, really tired. I thanked the team and walked home. When I got home the kids didn’t even notice. My wife was amazed, and happy I was happy. Maurice suggested that if…

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I got back to work today, two days after surgery. Just felt I needed to get back as soon as possible. I felt totally fine heading in, glad to be getting back to a routine. The last thing I wanted was to be sitting around, I much prefer to get busy and let the new…

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I went into Samson House today to get my stitches taken out. It took about 10 minutes, very quick and painless which was a relief. The new hair is settling in well. Before the procedure I was told that this new hair would fall out and grow back in about 3-6 months. I had also…

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Hair Falling Out

Hair starting to fall out. I know this is part of the process but it’s still a bit disappointing to see it fall out. On the positive side, the procedure has been done, everything is going to plan and now I have to be patient…at this point I need to keep reminding myself that the…

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The hair has now completely gone. I am about to go on a holiday which is great, apparently sunshine is good for growth. I am just going to chill out and enjoy the process. I have had little or no hair now for many years, I can wait another two months. I think this is…

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