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#1

Hi Everyone

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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
    Greg


#2

Since you are in the UK why don’t you add Dr. Bisanga to the list of physicians that you may consider. Have consultation with him. He is in Belgium, has a good track record, is nothing less than personal, and does not have a hint of shady practices.


#3

» Since you are in the UK why don’t you add Dr. Bisanga to the list of
» physicians that you may consider. Have consultation with him. He is in
» Belgium, has a good track record, is nothing less than personal, and does
» not have a hint of shady practices.

Agreed!


#4

» Hi Everyone
»
» 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.
» 1. 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.
»
» 2. 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.
»
» 3. 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?
»
» 4. 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
» Greg

Hi Greg, whatever you do dont get a HT in the UK!, That Coalition isnt worth anything, they recommend Farjo? what a joke. my list of HT drs would be not in any order: feller, cole, hasson & wong.


#5

» » Hi Everyone
» »
» » 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.
» » 1. 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.
» »
» » 2. 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.
» »
» » 3. 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?
» »
» » 4. 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
» » Greg
»
» Hi Greg, whatever you do dont get a HT in the UK!, That Coalition isnt
» worth anything, they recommend Farjo? what a joke. my list of HT drs would
» be not in any order: feller, cole, hasson & wong.

I think Dr. Armani sometimes travels to the UK do to surgeries. call his office.


#6

Graff:

In referring to Dr. Armani, You said:

 "...I have heard a lot of questions about his ethics..."

What do you mean by this?


#7

» Graff:
»
» In referring to Dr. Armani, You said:
»
» “…I have heard a lot of questions about his ethics…”
»
» What do you mean by this?

I would of thought he’s refering to his patients who have had a lowered/youthful hairline.What they will look like in years to come.When they have no more hair to move.It will look like an island of hair - like a castle with a moat around it.

GOOD POINT LET ME KNOW IF I’M RIGHT OR WRONG,THIS IS WHY I THINK HAIR TRANSPLANTS ARE TO RISKY!


#8

You are right… It is called front loading. Most physicians like to plan for this now days. Planning ahead and a thorough evaluation during consultation is key.


#9

» You are right… It is called front loading. Most physicians like to plan
» for this now days. Planning ahead and a thorough evaluation during
» consultation is key.

What is a long term plan.Front loading hair transplants look great.but what can be done long term,except keep going back for top ups.I know you can take propecia (I already do this,but I’m not going to start rubbing stuff onto my head like a right sad bast…).

Please advise,as I have done research on hair transplants and this is why I will not have one.I do not want to keep having top ups.I’m 43 with a NW3 - 4 (I think).My fathers a NW5,at a guess.I had not seen him for three years,he’s 69,last time I seen him he had hair,but thin.

I’m waiting for HM,yes I know its a long way off,perhaps - who knows (I do only live 45 minutes away from Manchester,UK).In the meantime I’ll keep shaving my hair down to almost nothing - it looks better than thinning hair.What I would like is to stay a proper NW3,but with more hair,that would look good,I think,remember I’m 43!

Thanks in advance


#10

» » You are right… It is called front loading. Most physicians like to
» plan
» » for this now days. Planning ahead and a thorough evaluation during
» » consultation is key.
»
» What is a long term plan.Front loading hair transplants look great.but
» what can be done long term,except keep going back for top ups.I know you
» can take propecia (I already do this,but I’m not going to start rubbing
» stuff onto my head like a right sad bast…).
»
» Please advise,as I have done research on hair transplants and this is why
» I will not have one.I do not want to keep having top ups.I’m 43 with a NW3
» - 4 (I think).My fathers a NW5,at a guess.I had not seen him for three
» years,he’s 69,last time I seen him he had hair,but thin.
»
» I’m waiting for HM,yes I know its a long way off,perhaps - who knows (I do
» only live 45 minutes away from Manchester,UK).In the meantime I’ll keep
» shaving my hair down to almost nothing - it looks better than thinning
» hair.What I would like is to stay a proper NW3,but with more hair,that
» would look good,I think,remember I’m 43!
»

I would say that with a strip/FUE combo you should have enough hair to get a sufficient result unless your going to be a NW7, which are rare.
» Thanks in advance