Have been visitong this site for sometime now but this is my first post and I would be really grateful if anyone could help me with a few questions I had. I am going to take the plunge very soon and have a transplant, I would say I was a norwood 3-4 although I only have loss at the front not in the crown at all and apart from thinning and loss at the front my hair is very thick. My problem is I just don’t know where to turn as for what could be one of the biggest decisions of my life as in who to use for the work. I am currently looking at four options and was wondering if anyone could shed any light on these four. Oh by the way I live in the UK.
Alvi Armarni. Now depending on where you look this guy seems to have a great reputation on the surface and seems to approach his work in a very artistic way if you get iy doen by the man himself but I have heard a lot of questions about his ethics and his work with FUE but obviously this could be a lot to do with sour grapes as he is now very successful. Now I had a consultancy with Armani himself in London this weekend and I have to say I was not overly impressed by the very short time I was given and his slightly cold manner although he was very professional, The whole hotel suite was full of guys in suits and marketing vibes and just gave the air of being very very corporate, now obviously you don’t want to go to a backstreet guy but it gave off an air of being very impersonal. Iasked Armani if he would do the procedure himself and he said if that is what I wanted he could but I would have to go to either Beverly Hills or Dubai. I was wondering if this guy has such a great record why he is not listed in the Coalition on the hair transplant network site. what exactly should I be weary of with this guy and is his work as good as it appears on his site and dvd? also when I asked about FUE I was told that due to the size of the instruments used there would be no scars at all, which I found hard to believe by what I have read. Now I am not knocking Armani at all and still might use him but I would appreciate any info.
Dr Feller. Hopefully having a consultaion with him soon. Have heard nothing but good things on him but was wondering what he was like with FUE and any other info anyone might have. Does he take as much care and attention as Armani in the design of the hairline.
Farjo in the UK. Again I have a consultaion with them in Dec but to be honest I am put off by a few negative reports I have heard of people having to go to the States to get repair work done after visiting here. I see they are now in the Coalition but what does that mean? Would it be safe to say they are not in the same league as Feller and Armani?
This is a curve ball. This woman was recommeneded to me by a hair expert in Harley Street. Apart from her own website I can find nothing of her on the web. SHe is based in Paris. I have a consultation with her in Dec in London. Her name is Dr Patricia Cahuzac, her web site is http://www.cahuzac.info/uk01.htm. Now when I mentioned to the Doctor in Harley Street that I could find no info on her he said most of the companies that are all over the internet are just all about marketing and sales as opposed to people like Patricia Cahuzac who just get on with what they do. He said he has had many patients get great results from her but he was hesitant about Farjo. He had never even heard of Armani.
Sorry this is so long but I guess if I cant ask here where can I? It seems that everyone involved in the hair loss business just sings their own praise but a lot seems to be cashing in on peoples vulnerability and unhappiness and there does not seem to be a definitive answer to any of it. SO if anyone would really be kind enough to answer any of the points I raised I can’t tell you how grateful I would be.
All the best