A few people on various forums have asked about long term results and since it’s my 7 year anniversary I thought I’d put in my .02 worth.
On March 18th 2002 I had my first procedure with Dr. Wong where he restored me back to a “normal” appearance. This after living for nine years with a bad grafting job where my hairline consisted of thick, ten and twelve hair mini-grafts. I had two subsequent procedures to add to the mix up to November of 2003 so I’m five and half years out from my last procedure.
Sx #1 2406 Grafts
Sx #2 2425 Grafts
Sx #3 2488 Grafts
And add a couple hundred more with FUE and BHT.
Below is a collage of photos showing how my hair has held up. My hair in the final result, taken two days ago is with no product and no real effort at styling (obvious, I know). I wanted to show what it looks like with zero effort. It is not how I normally wear it at work or out on the town but is more of a lazy Sunday type of style.
My results have held up rather well. At first I was taking Proscar per Dr. Wong’s instructions but then three years ago I switched to Avodart to see if I could get the increase in growth that others were getting. That didn’t work so well for me. I had no increase in hair growth but I did have a decrease in my wallet so a few months back I switched back to Proscar. I experienced no side effects from either medication.
The only real scare I had was late last summer. I had a MASSIVE amount of dandruff rear it’s ugly head and it made my hair thinner. Honestly I was pretty worried. No rhyme or reason as to why but it was impossible to get rid of. I tried about ten different shampoos with no luck then I found one shampoo that did the trick.
Those that know me know I do not endorse products, especially shampoos, because I believe(d) they were all the same. Polytar AF is my magic bullet. Not only did it get rid of my dandruff, it has made my hair, in Dr. Wong’s words, “as good as it’s ever been”. If any of you have dandruff issues, this stuff is the bomb!