First of all, let me say that I am neither supporting nor trying to discredit Gho or the HSI. I just want to get to the bottom of this issue to see whether it works or not. If it works, great, I look forward to getting my hair back. If not, that’s fine, I’ll cross it off the list and look elsewhere. Either way, I want to find out for sure and if we do nothing but sit on our computers posting messages on this site we won’t get anywhere. I’ve emailed several doctors already but have not heard any replies, which is not surprising. I am also a little perplexed by the response from Dr. Woods. Having not tried the procedure at all, he immediately discredits it because he says in his experience transection destroys the follicles. But this is transection with a specialized needle and with a proprietary growth solution. And maybe this new transection technique is all BS, but isn’t it scientific procedure to start with a hypothesis, conduct an experiment and then come to a conclusion? Dr. Woods seems to have arrived at his conclusion without experimentation. I have great respect for Dr. Woods and he may well be proved correct, but I find his stance perplexing.
Anyway, onto the point of my post. I spoke to a doctor at HSI. Summary of key points:
- Going from NW6 to NW2 is possible given unlimited time and funds.
- Donor regrowth is measured and is guaranteed (if I were to go ahead, I would want donor regrowth as a clause in my contract - no regrowth, no payment)
- Why no better pictures? Apparently many patients do not want pictures on the internet. But he was willing to show me pictures if I came into the clinic in person
- Happy to put me in touch with former patients. Once I receive their contact details, I will follow up and see what they have to say
That’s all he had time for. Doctor seemed actually quite anxious to get back to whatever he was doing, and didn’t try to sell me on the procedure at all. They are booked out until December.
Would be great if others could also call and see if they get the same response. It beats doing nothing and not progressing.