Hello, my friends,
I’ve been planning to get a hair transplant for years now and have decided to finally do it!
My hair loss started nine years ago, after an acne treatment with Accutane and I lost lots of hair at the time (especially hairline and temples), which totally changed my visual, caused many psychological problems and had a huge (and very negative) impact on my social life.
I had very thick and dense hair up to that point and used to style it upwards in the front, or better: I didn’t even have to style it - it perfectly stood up by itself! My hair was really a particularly strong point of my appearance and all the people around me used to make me compliments like “wow, your hair’s looking great” etc. I was even asked to work as a hair model shortly before my hair loss started.
So, you understand that it was really a shock for me to lose lots of hair in a very short period of time. A very traumatic experience many of us share on this board. Fortunately, my hair status stabilized after the immediate impact of the medication had been over, and it totally stopped when I used to apply Minoxidil for about a year. However, I stopped using Minoxidil and my hair loss has gone on quite slowly since then, but the hair line and especially the temples have continued to recede or thin out respectively.
I am now 31 and consider my current status to be close to Norwood 2 and will be posting pictures as soon as possible.
In any case, I finally want to put all the psychological problems and all the depression of the last nine years to an end and want to get back my hairline just as it was, i.e. I want to have absolute perfection - maximum density, no “V” hairline, but just the status I had before the above-mentioned medication obviously initiated a process that otherwise wouldn’t have started that early in my life (my father and my grandfathers didn’t experience any significant hair loss till their fifties).
I know that it’s difficult four you to evaluate my case without pics, so I’ll post them as soon as possible.
My question is: Do you think I can get the perfection I want? I am absolutely impressed and fascinated by the outstanding results of Dr. Armani and have therefore decided to go with him.
What’s your opinion? Can a Norwood 2 get back to his “original state” of hair, or more specifically: to his original appearance? I really want to have the maximum density so I can style my hair in any way I wish, without the hair appearing thin or somehow strange. I know that I’ll at least have to apply Minoxidil again regularly to keep the hair I have!
And a practical question: I started my own business last year and am not sure yet when exactly I’ll have the time to fly over to Canada (I’m from Germany), but am doing all I can to make it a reality still this summer. How long does it usually take to get an appointment with Dr. Antonio Armani? I definitely want to get my transplant from him personally!
OK, my friends, thank you for your thoughts in advance - I’m really looking forward to sharing my experiences and lots of photos with you.
Thank you so much for all you’ve done for this community. I’ve been reading here for years and you’ve already helped me a lot!!!