I've been losing hair since I was 17 years old----at first it was normal
but then started getting more serious. I knew I wanted to keep my hair
though. I heard of Dr. Alba Reyes since forever. I'm Dominican as well. So
when you talk about HT in D.R. she is the first name that comes to your
mind. Living in DR, I could not afford a HT. Now leaving in the U.S. HT
overseas seems very affordable to what they offer here.
About six months ago, I decided that I will get a HT and obviously, I
blindly contact Dr. Reyes offices to talk about costs and information. An
email was sent to me with info about what they do, cost and so on. I also,
talked to lady named Vanessa over the phone who is the contact for
international patients. I explained to her what I wanted to do and I asked
for appointment (skype or so) with Dr. Reyes. She told me I just needed to
send photos and they will do the evaluation. She asked which technique (FUE
or FUT) I was looking for. I told her whichever will give me better
results. I was a bit concern about the fact that I never got a consultation
with the doctor herself. Vanessa told me they evaluated the pictures and
that I was good candidate.
I scheduled my HT and flew back home. I did all pre-op instructions. I was
very excited the day of the surgery. I got the office about 8.30am----I met
Vanessa in person. Blood test was taken and money was collected. She also
told me they do PRP treatment and that was $400 more. They also sold me a
neck pillow and bandana. I finally met Dr. Reyes and I thought she was
beautiful and a very nice person.
I was disappointed when Dr. Reyes drew my new hairline-- I was expecting a
lower hairline- At first they didn't explain to me that I will need another
surgery to get the results I was expecting. I thought my case wasn't that
bad and one surgery will do the job. She told me it was better to have more
density where I had low density and not bringing the hairline way down.
A photographer came in and took my pictures. Later, the anesthesiologist
came into the room and game couple of pills. Then she took me to another
room where the surgery will take place. That was the last thing I remember.
Somebody woke up and I thought we were gonna start my surgery. She told me
"we are done!" Time flew and I didn't feel any pain. I had my bandana
around my head! They offered me a sandwich for lunch and they told me my
sister arrived to pick me up. We set up an appointment for next day to wash
my hair, post instructions and so on.
Three days after, I returned to the U.S. and followed all the post-Op
instructions. Dr. Reyes did an amazing job and I'll definitely recommend
her to anyone. Still I'm not happy with my hairline; I just hope to get
more density and good results from my first FUT. I'm also thinking about
getting a new HT next year to bring the hairline to where I want it.
Things I didn't like about Dr. Alba Reyes clinic:
1. Never having a consultation with the doctor before paying and setting up
2. We didn't discuss what to expect for my first HT before making the
commitment. This is very important so you don't get your expectation so
high especially when you may require more than one procedure.
3. After I came back to the U.S. had a miscommunication with her assistant.
It wasn't more than a misunderstanding. She apologized and answered all my