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!