» As always you inundate me with compliments. They certainly help give
» meaning to life and invigorate the spirit.
It’s just credit where credit is due, Dr. Cole. I’ve seen a lot of HT in-person and I’ve got your HT-work on my head. Very few HT’s sit like yours. Very few HT’s fall softly like yours. Most HT’s I’ve seen look subtly stuck on the head and the hairlines are obvious. I’ve even seen botched attempts at “irregularity.” Mock subtlety, you might say.
You’ve gotten bashed a lot these past few years, and for what? most of it seemed like bullsh*t – none of it having anything to do with what matters to me: how good is the work? is the work natural looking? I don’t give a damn about anything else!
I have to wear this surgery on my head for the rest of my life. Progress in biological science is absolutely unpredictable, so I assume I may never see a viable HM. That means what I see is what I get. So every day I thank God I went to you for my HT work. I don’t care about anything outside of this. Period.
» It is good to chat with you online after so many years, Fittest. This
» brings up another topic. I recall that you wanted another procedure even
» though I felt confident we were finished unless you experienced more hair
» loss. Fortunately, you did not have an acceleration of hair loss and we
» have not needed the final large procedure you anticipated. Of course you
» also cannot predict how much hair it takes to make someone happy, but you
» can expect that two large, dense procedures in the same area will make 90%
» of all patients happy. A third smaller procedure will make 95% happy, but
» 5% will always want just one more procedure. Density alone does not seem
» to make this small percentage content.
Yeah, I wish now I would’ve made it easier on myself and not done my procedures year after year after year. Last time I was there you were happy to see me go. You were rolling your eyes when I talked about the next procedure --before I was even out the door. But I was ignorant then. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how much better my HT has gotten with the last few years of rest. The texture is finally uniformly right. The scalp needs rest from trauma.
That said. I am a greedy, ambitious, unrelenting bastard and I will not stop! Just kidding. When I mentioned above about “sprinkling” a few last grafts, I meant what I wrote. There are some very small areas that could be addressed. We’re talking very low 100’s of grafts. If that. Just finessing the very front hairline which we’ve always planned to leave for last.
No HT is perfect; in fact, every HT, even the best of them, leaves a great deal to be desired. Young guys should stay the hell away. But for adults with plenty of disposable dough, time to burn and a certain shameless vanity, superb HT can help. A very little Dermmatch in my hair and some good styling product and I have a seemingly full head of hair. No one can tell, not even in the glare of a windswept high noon.
But how sweet it would be never to think about this nonsense at all. Alas – once you get HT you are on the hair restoration train for life, whether you like it or not. So all you youngsters realize that before you get cut.
But if you must do HT and I can’t talk you out of it, Dr. Cole is my choice of surgeon. That hasn’t changed.