Hi. I’m new to this board. I’m a woman … aged 45. I have had three transplants, two from a plastic surgeon with no real net gain. I gave it another try with a hair transplant surgeon … this time with a net gain. This last surgery was eight years ago. All of these surgeries, were, of course the strip method.
Before I had these surgeries done, my family physician did a TSH (the “gold standard” thyroid panel). It came back normal. Now … eight years later, I found a holistic doctor who ran a whole series of hormone tests and expanded thyroid tests. He found my hormones and thyroid were way out of wack. Since then, they have been corrected. I wish I would have known then what I know now … cuz I could have saved myself thousands of dollars and pain. I am sure that my original follicles are now dead, as I have been on the medication for 6 months now and my crown is still not filling in.
I’ve decided to look at another transplant … this time I want to be much more educated, because there is now way I can go through another one … I will have to scrape the money together to purchase this one! I have gone through soooo much, when I really didn’t need to.
The hair on the top of my head is still sparse and I have to use Dermatch to make it look filled in. The sides and back are ok … still not as thick as I want, but I can put extensions in to make them look thicker.
I would like to find a transplant doctor to do FUE with either my body hair or another donor’s hair. I’m looking for a doctor that can really get some density. There is 2 to 3MM between each hair now (according to the graph). Can anyone recommend a doctor who has had success with dense packing using FUE BHT’s? How many graphs would be needed if I’m currently at 3MM? Do any of these doctors guarantee their work? (I just don’t want anymore empty promises from anymore docs) Thanks!