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Hair Restoration SUCKS!


#1

Hello. First of all - so i don’t get into trouble - everything I say here is my opinion. If you want to contact me for any reason, you may do so. Email me at maidenrulz1980@yahoo.com.

I visited this company after doing a bunch of research on the net about hair loss cures and treatments. You see, I had an unfortunate accident with another hair loss product that burned my scalp and made my hair fall out. I actually was not that bad off hair-wise when I decided to use that product ( called Procede ) but I thought - like the commercials and ads claimed - it would make my hair thicker.

So, after a few months of thin hair, I decided I wanted a hair transplant and called <> to schedule a consultation.

Basically, I met with a guy who was not a doctor who made the hair transplant seem like a great idea. I also met with the doctor who eventually performed the surgery. He put me on Propecia / Finasteride for 6 months before the surgery. This is where my experience begins to suck - in my opinion.

First of all - 6 months is a long time to wait. Second, Propecia is not a drug that I had expected to take. I mean, I was expecting a hair transplant - plain and simple. This is obviously more complicated than I thought it would be. Nowhere on the net did I read that you have to take Propecia if you’re getting a hair tranplant.

Anyway, the next sucky thing I was told was that I would have to wait at least 3 months after the actual hair transplant before I see results. I did not expect that either.

This whole experience seemed to be more of an ordeal than I had originally thought.

I decided to go through with it anyway ( regretfully ). I figured - people get hair transplants all the time - I’d be missing out if I didn’t do it.

So, the employees at <> helped me sign up for a health care finance loan and I was on my way to ( months and months down the road )having nicer hair - OR SO I THOUGHT.

I had the surgery which was way more gruesome than I thought it would be - the doctor recommended a strip procedure as opposed to a FUE procedure - which if you’ve done any research on hair transplants, you know involves clamping together a wad of scalp on the back of your head resembling alarge smile from your left ear to your right ear, cutting, and tearing away that portion of the scalp to harvest hairs to later plug into your head.

I WISH I HAD CHOSEN THE FUE OR BETTER YET NOTHING AT ALL.

The strip procedure absolutely sucks for a number of reasons:

  1. It involves removing a portion of your scalp.

  2. It leaves a scar.

  3. If you have a job or go out in public - you better expect to get some comments - at least for a few months until your hair grows long enough to cover the scar.

  4. You are left with fewer options for hairstyles, unless you don’t mind walking around with a huge smile shaped scar on the back of your head.

So, the surgery basically sucked. The doctor removed the strip from the back and a team of doctors-helpers actually did most of the rest of the procedure! This surprized me even in my cloudy half-awake/half-floating state.

Also, I did not get the plugs exactly where I wanted them. I guess there are rules for where the plugs go - maybe to make room for future visits!

Anyway, so I left the office feeling awesome with a thing on my head to cover/protect the Frankenstein’s monster-esk whatever underneath.

Okay, so 3 days later I returned to work. That morning before work and every morning for at least 5 or 6 months, I spent OVER AN HOUR putting makeup ( Couvre, Toppik, etc ) on the scar on the back of my head and on top of my head. This actually did not keep my coworkers from noticing. I told them the truth and it was weird. Going out in public became more of a chore than before. I simply stayed home more often. When I did go out, I tried to avoid having people stand behind me - very annoying. My barber who had been cutting hair for over 30 years commented that he could not believe that anyone would do such a thing to a person’s scalp.

Once my newly transplanted hair was about half an inch long ( which took at least 6 months - and not all of it grew at once either - this was only some of it ) I began to notice one thing in particular - it did NOT LOOK RIGHT. It looked like thick hairs from the back of my head somehow made their way to the top and front - literally. AS MUCH AS THE CONSULT MAN AND THE DOCTOR AT <> CLAIMED THAT IT WOULD LOOK NATURAL AND THAT THEIR METHOD OF HAIR TRANSPLANTS ARE FAR SUPERIOR THAN HAIR PLUGS OF THE PAST THEY WERE WRONG! I can’t stress this enough. I mean, sure the scar was bad enough, but really folks, <> made my hair look worse. I think even some of the hairs surrounding the plugs that were struggling to grow there naturally fell out from the surgery and never grew back the same again. Obviously where the plugs were inserted, there was no hope for natural hair to grow again.

I now ALWAYS, when I go out, conceal my hair plugs in some way, whether it be with some expensive hair product or a hat.

I contacted <> customer care department. I spoke with my doctor. I even spoke with the CEO of the company. Everyone was condesending, rude, short ( hung up the phone on me while I was talking - not yelling ) , and/or threatening. The company wasted many months asking me to wait for results time after time. It took months to get a reply to many of my calls and emails.

I am very unsatisfied with my hair transplant from <>. I do not recommend them to anyone.

DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY PEOPLE !


#2

Can you email me please hairsite@aol.com?

I need to verify that you are indeed one of the clinic’s patients before I can resintate your post.

Also, please read here for patient complaints procedures
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-transplant-complaint.htm

Thanks.


#3

If they did this to you tell us the name of the clinic and the name of the Doctor.

If they did this to you and treated you like this we will expose them.


#4

» If they did this to you tell us the name of the clinic and the name of the
» Doctor.
»
» If they did this to you and treated you like this we will expose them.

most what you say, sounds normal for a hair transplant…


#5

» If they did this to you tell us the name of the clinic and the name of the
» Doctor.
»
» If they did this to you and treated you like this we will expose them.

I had the name up. The moderator of this forum emailed me saying that they need to verify that I was actually a patient there before I can post the name of the company. They actually censored the name. If you email me, I’ll tell you who it is. But, hopefully the moderator will return my post to normal soon.


#6

» I had the name up. The moderator of this forum emailed me saying that they
» need to verify that I was actually a patient there before I can post the
» name of the company. They actually censored the name. If you email me, I’ll
» tell you who it is. But, hopefully the moderator will return my post
» to normal soon.
good luck.


#7

» » I had the name up. The moderator of this forum emailed me saying that
» they
» » need to verify that I was actually a patient there before I can post
» the
» » name of the company. They actually censored the name. If you email me,
» I’ll
» » tell you who it is. But, hopefully the moderator will return my post
»

» » to normal soon.
» good luck.

posts like this worry me. if i read it, i think: “hm, how will my hair transplant turn out?”. i have seen three ht-patients before i decided. all looked natural , but you never know how it will turn out in your case…:expressionless:


#8

»
» I WISH I HAD CHOSEN THE FUE OR BETTER YET NOTHING AT ALL.
»
» The strip procedure absolutely sucks for a number of reasons:
»
» 1. It involves removing a portion of your scalp.
»
» 2. It leaves a scar.
»
» 3. If you have a job or go out in public - you better expect to get some
» comments - at least for a few months until your hair grows long enough to
» cover the scar.
»
» 4. You are left with fewer options for hairstyles, unless you don’t mind
» walking around with a huge smile shaped scar on the back of your head.
»

I think you hit the nail right on the head with some of the down falls of strip. I wasn’t able to fully get back in the gym for 3 months after my strip surgery in fear I would stretch my scar :frowning:


#9

maidenrulz1980 my story is somewhat similar, did the doctor tell you upfront at the consultation that fue is an option or he sold you a strip outright without mentioning anything about fue?


#10

This is why hair forums (should) exist, right: to inform people of such experiences.

I do understand Hairsite’s position as well. And it is legally wise to take such measures to insure the integrity of the forum.

But unless posters are made privvy to specifics (the whos? and the whats?), they will naturally assume that every doctor at Hair Restoration “sucks.”


#11

» maidenrulz1980 my story is somewhat similar, did the doctor tell you
» upfront at the consultation that fue is an option or he sold you a strip
» outright without mentioning anything about fue?

Good question. He didn’t even mention FUE. I brought it up because I specifically wanted to have an unnoticeable scar area. Both the doctor and the salesman that did my consult convinced me that FUE is not necessary. Looking back I think that perhaps the doctor recommended the strip procedure due to ahem laziness. That’s just my opinion based on the impression I got from him at my consultation.

It’s obviously way easier to rip a strip of scalp out the back of someone’s head than remove individual plugs one-by-one.


#12

» Good question. He didn’t even mention FUE. I brought it up because I
» specifically wanted to have an unnoticeable scar area. Both the doctor and
» the salesman that did my consult convinced me that FUE is not necessary.
» Looking back I think that perhaps the doctor recommended the strip
» procedure due to ahem laziness. That’s just my opinion based on the
» impression I got from him at my consultation.
»
» It’s obviously way easier to rip a strip of scalp out the back of
» someone’s head than remove individual plugs one-by-one.

Well, I read that some clinics only do strip. I can’t see a clinic trying to talk you out of having an FUE, if: A. They have the ability to accommodate you. And B. You want one.

It doesn’t make sense. Yes, it is more time-consuming, but it is also more profitable.

“Laziness” may also apply to your lack of research of this particular clinic, if I may be candid, though not in any way judgemental (please understand that).


#13

» » maidenrulz1980 my story is somewhat similar, did the doctor tell you
» » upfront at the consultation that fue is an option or he sold you a
» strip
» » outright without mentioning anything about fue?
»
» Good question. He didn’t even mention FUE. I brought it up because I
» specifically wanted to have an unnoticeable scar area. Both the doctor and
» the salesman that did my consult convinced me that FUE is not necessary.
» Looking back I think that perhaps the doctor recommended the strip
» procedure due to ahem laziness. That’s just my opinion based on the
» impression I got from him at my consultation.
»
» It’s obviously way easier to rip a strip of scalp out the back of
» someone’s head than remove individual plugs one-by-one.

When we find out who this doctor is we all are behind you and will be on a MISSION to expose this Dr. and clinic for what they are.

They will be sorry they did this to you. Make sure you document with photos.


#14

» » maidenrulz1980 my story is somewhat similar, did the doctor tell you
» » upfront at the consultation that fue is an option or he sold you a
» strip
» » outright without mentioning anything about fue?
»
» Good question. He didn’t even mention FUE. I brought it up because I
» specifically wanted to have an unnoticeable scar area. Both the doctor and
» the salesman that did my consult convinced me that FUE is not necessary.
» Looking back I think that perhaps the doctor recommended the strip
» procedure due to ahem laziness. That’s just my opinion based on the
» impression I got from him at my consultation.
»
» It’s obviously way easier to rip a strip of scalp out the back of
» someone’s head than remove individual plugs one-by-one.

How did you find out about this doctor? You must have done some research before you went to him?? See my situation was a bit different, I didn’t even know there is such a thing as fue until after I had the strip. The doctor never even once said a word to me about fue and I am furious about that. He should have told me about fue before creating out a huge scar in my head. I can’t disclose his name yet but maybe some day I will be able to.


#15

» » » maidenrulz1980 my story is somewhat similar, did the doctor tell you
» » » upfront at the consultation that fue is an option or he sold you a
» » strip
» » » outright without mentioning anything about fue?
» »
» » Good question. He didn’t even mention FUE. I brought it up because I
» » specifically wanted to have an unnoticeable scar area. Both the doctor
» and
» » the salesman that did my consult convinced me that FUE is not
» necessary.
» » Looking back I think that perhaps the doctor recommended the strip
» » procedure due to ahem laziness. That’s just my opinion based on the
» » impression I got from him at my consultation.
» »
» » It’s obviously way easier to rip a strip of scalp out the back of
» » someone’s head than remove individual plugs one-by-one.
»
»
» When we find out who this doctor is we all are behind you and will be on a
» MISSION to expose this Dr. and clinic for what they are.
»
»
» They will be sorry they did this to you. Make sure you document with
» photos.

There won’t be the need to expose them.We already know they are the worse in the U.S. - Big chains usually are the worse.Obviously no proper research was done before hair transplant,as this chain of butchers have bad postings all over the internet,along with websites just exposing them.

This just shows how research is needed,research and more research,Easy!


#16

» There won’t be the need to expose them.We already know they are the worse
» in the U.S. - Big chains usually are the worse.Obviously no proper research
» was done before hair transplant,as this chain of butchers have bad postings
» all over the internet,along with websites just exposing them.
»
» This just shows how research is needed,research and more research,Easy!

I haven’t found but maybe one or two small posts here and there against this large chain. To the novice internet researcher, this company might not seem like a bad idea. That’s why I posted here.


#17

lmao

i already got the link :wink:


#18

The reason that you don’t hear much bad about MCR is not because we don’t strongly agree that they’re bad. It’s because we agree so strongly that it’s treated as a foregone conclusion around here.

We treat Bosley the same way. If a noob asks about them on here we will tear these clinics a new a**hole right off the bat and then move on to discussing decent clinics.


#19

can you upload some pics?


#20

» can you upload some pics?

No I can’t. I don’t have a camera. Just imagine bad things.