Bosley Strip Scar - Results (Poor)

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Here is my HT experience to date. I began...

Here is my HT experience to date. I began experiencing hair loss at the age of 21 in college and it slowly started reducing my self -confidence. After looking at the day to day solutions for hair loss (Rogaine , Propecia). I decided on using my life saving ($5000) to acquire a "permanent" fix through Bosley in Los Angeles. During the consultation, i was told of a special deal for me - reducing graft prices down to only $4 per graft.
At the time, I was unaware & uninformed of an FUE method to harvest grafts. They personally promised a "pencil thin" scar when its all done and good results from the high number of grafts.

- 1st Procedure (FUT) - $5,000+ for 1,100 grafts to Frontal
Physician - Dr Su…..
Prescribed- (Minoxidil 5% afterwards)
Consulted at regular intervals.

Results: Manageable strip scar but very low yield which Bosley acknowledged 1 year post op. Shock Loss to Frontal Area
- Bosley consultant and surgeon decided to return 600 grafts only if i go ahead with a 2nd procedure (however, they had an 800graft minimum)
2nd Procedure (FUT) - 1,150 grafts taken (~550 purchased + 600 extra from previous procedure due to very low yield).
Only ~900 grafts were taken and the difference was refunded back.
Physician - Dr S
Prescribed- (Finasteride afterwards which resulted in side effects) + Bosley Branded Laser Comb to enhance growth($500 value charged to Care Credit).
Result: Prescribed Finasteride resulted in side effects which i reported to Bosley (Discontinued use after 2 weeks)
Horrible Strip scar (3+mm wide) with shock loss to frontal area.
At 3+ visits to address the large strip scar -
I was given "Bosley brand hair fiber concealer and asked to wait - saying "The hair grows back in the strip scar"

I arrived at my 4th appointment to address the wide strip scar - only to find out my physician (Dr S) was on vacation. Another Bosley physician looked at my scar and advised me to wait since i was not his patient.

Bosley recently established communication with me after i began looking into repair and legal sources to reclaim cost.

To anyone seriously considering a hair transplant, do proper research and seek out a very reputable physicians. Bosley's deals & quantity does not equal quality.

They still utilize one-size-fit-all method, even though patients come from different racial backgrounds and possesses distinct hair textures that can make or break a procedure.

Please side on caution - though Hair loss is unfortunate, an added strip scar with shock loss is demoralizing. It is a long road back to normal.
Dr S

Ancient Methods still utilized

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
2 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
3 out of 5 stars Payment process
3 out of 5 stars Wait times
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