» ARMANI turned you down for low hairline work, and the rest of your head
» didn’t have loss?!?
» That’s impressive.
When I went to Toronto for the transplant, on the day of my procedure, I filled out the forms, they took my payment, prepped me, took pictures, put me in a gown, etc. Then they brought me in to meet Dr. Armani. He said he didn’t want to do the procedure, that I didn’t need it. I tried to convince him otherwise. We went back and forth, and after about 15 minutes I realized that I wasn’t going to change his mind, so I gave up. I was fully aware of his aggressive reputation (which is a big reason why I chose him in the first place), so I sat there during the conversation almost laughing to myself about the irony – here was Armani telling someone not to be so aggressive, warning about future loss, etc.
BTW, Dr. Armani is fully aware of how controversial he is. We talked about all the flack he gets, and he became very animated. I think he truly believes in his strategy of aggressively treating patients via hair transplants.
» I’m not gonna hate on you though. Once you see any hair going, you want
» the process stopped like hell whether it’s all gone or barely any. If I
» was in your position and I knew the probable loss would be there w/o meds,
» then I’d be on meds too.
That was the smartest thing I’ve done. I started noticing lots of hair coming out in the shower, on my pillow, etc., and then saw my hairline creep back ever so slightly, and I got on the meds immediately. I was diagnosed by a dermatologist with AGA (so I know I really have it…I already knew from my brothers that my family has the genes for it.), but he wanted me to use minoxidil to maintain my hair. Shortly thereafter, I started using finasteride off-label. I’ve virtually maintained all my hair since.
» But I will say that I would probably not be on here at the HM research
» area so much. I’d have said “f*ck it” and stopped thinking about it if I
» knew I was always gonna be so well within NW#1-transplantable range.
I think most people would agree with you. Like I said, though, I like my hair, and I have obsessive/complusive disorder to some degree. The reason I am so hot for Follica’s procedure is that it’s the one thing I can do to potentially get what I want – hair transplants are not an option for me right now, and the existing meds on the market arn’t that good at growing hair at the hairline. So I am stuck. But Follica’s procedure is something I can try at home, and I don’t have to worry about a doctor rejecting me.