Life Changing! - Los Angeles, CA
I started losing my hair at 18...It went very very...
- 15 Mar 2013
I started losing my hair at 18...It went very very quick from there. At 22 I decided it was time to stop praying rogaine and propecia would grown my hair back. Like anybody in this day in age, I took to the internet to research my options. I was immediately very excited when I saw what hair restoration could do. Of course, you will see alot of people that claim they are the best. I then checked with trusted doctors and family friends in the area to figure out who would be a good choice.
It still amazes me that someone sifting through your hair can have absolutely no idea you had a procedure done. I had two sessions with about 2,500 grafts each time. The session is about 5-6 hours and uses local anesthesia, you feel no pain, just like someone is touching your hair. You can watch TV, listen to music, talk to the Dr. and nurses in the room. They bring in lunch for everyone, your choice from the local area by UCLA. Then you go home, sit on the couch and relax. There is minimal pain for which you are prescribed medication. Dr. gives you special shampoo and medicine for your hair to improve the healing process. You go back to get your sutures out 8-10 days later (which are covered by hair, you literally can't see). Then you have a follow up 6 months later. Growth starts around 3 months and by 6 months you are in full bloom. 100% of the growth takes place by 1 year, but 80% should be there by 6 or 7 months. It is worth your time to go and meet Dr. Rawnsley, he changed my life!
I met a few people, but Dr. Rawnsley was a no-brainer. However, you need to do your research as many people are just dermatologist that do this out of their office building; Dr. Rawnsley does them at UCLA Hospital. Even though this is not a huge procedure, it is still surgery and I felt it comforting being at UCLA. Dr. Rawnsley is simply the best. He is not only a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon; he is trained in aesthetics and microsurgery, as well as head and neck surgery. Just his training and education puts him leaps ahead of his competition. I had two hair restoration sessions and went from very little thin hair to literally a full head of hair. It is incredible. Honestly, the best decision I have ever made in my life. Dr. Rawnsley is very professional and exceeded my expectations after my consultations. He is an artists and takes time on every single follicle to make sure they are flowing with the rest of your hair. I know he is an artist because every time I get a haircut now, I ask the stylist if they knew, and they don't have a clue.