Like many guys I have been following this site for years, waiting for a substantial breakthrough to regrow hair on a thinning head.
I’ve ridden the roller coaster of hope, propelled by the likes of Intercytex, Aderans, PRP, and long before that, Dr Gho and Co. I’ve watched as each glimmer of hope fades into obscurity, or be relegated to the eternal ‘five year timeline’.
Enough is enough. I’ve come to the point I never imagined I would reach, ever. I am considering a hair transplant. Not seriously, but furtively, tentatively.
I have always thought of a hair transplant (HT) as the last, last resort of desperate people. I have also believed (and still do) that no hair transplant is undetectable - even the really good ones. I have looked at hundreds of HT images and videos online recently, and they all look a bit weird to me, and am sure they will look even weirder in real life. A girlfriend of mine once said a woman can always tell if a man has ‘mysterious hair’ - her term for a hair transplant - and that women invariably think less of a man for it. I also know that some HTs go terribly wrong, even when performed by the best practitioners.
Yet, I can certainly see that HT science has progressed in the past 10 years, and has evolved beyond the ‘plug’ look of the 80’s and 90’s. I also understand that even if hair multiplication were a reality it would still utilise HT processes to complete the picture.
I am sure many long-timers on this board have grappled with this conundrum for years. Have you ever come to the point where you finally given up hope for a real breakthrough and been tempted to have an HT.
Or are the consequence of going the HT route just too severe, and not worth it?
If so, would you kindly talk me out of it. And encourage me to age gracefully and naturally - or at least be more patient.