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    Default HT veteran's warning about artistry concepts

    I've had 3 HT, and now have to deal with the dreaded HT scar. I'm very conscious of it and very desperate to get it "fixed," furthermore, I would like to get some more density on top

    Sometime early last year, I learned about artistry concept's services. I stalked their websites for a couple months. I could almost repeat the summaries verbatim that accompanied each of their customer's picture on the website.
    Researched countless hair forums to get info about them.

    Then finally, I sent an email about their services with pictures.
    I had email convo with Gale Hartvigsen ,Director . She quoted me a price range of $6500 - $8500. As she puts it, that's the normal cost for HT patients because you need to apply the procedure twice and the price also covers what is not seen in the pics

    she then warns me that the price will increase in the next couple months Why? I don't know since there will be no difference in my hair situation but I was just too anxious to get the job done.

    So just like most HT scar victims, I was very narrow in my analyst of the my situation and thought that Artistry was my only option to finally regain some comfort and confidence. So after she quoted the price, I sought out to save and raise about $6500 because I really wanted this procedure and a chance at a "normal existence"

    To make a long story short , luckily, I have a friend who is the only person that knows about my HT situation and low confidence because of it. We sat down one night and he helped me to fully analyze the situation.

    And we came to the conclusion that Artistry Concepts is offering a predatory service. If you ever had an HT, then you are viewed as the most desperate, thus your price will be inflated simply because you're more likely to pay anything because you are more desperate than another dude who is simply balding

    My suggestion to my fellow HT scar victims, PLEASE do your research about other companies that provide this type service. AC is not the only one or the best out here. This is your hair we're talking about, so don't make traveling an excuse if need be. If you're in Florida, don't take the easy route and goto AC because it's closer because they are preying on the desperate and those of us hesitant to travel

    I found another place that provides the same service that I'm going with. I'm being charged about $2700 - $3200. I'm not going to specify which one because I'm not here to promote any company, just to remind you guys that you have options out there, especially if you're willing to travel out of your state or country

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    $2700-3200 is a helluva price. can you give the company's website address?

    Thanks

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    The only reason why I choose not to give the company's info is because I don't want to promote any company. I wanted to share my experience so that others, who might be narrow in their analyst of their situation, like I was, recognize that they have much better options in price and result, if they simply researched it

    Please do your research, the company I'm going to does have a website that shows their work

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    I've been researching for about a year now and majority of the prices I find are around $8000 for 2000 grafts.
    I found one doc who was $5000 for 1800 grafts, but i couldn't find any feedback about him. So I'm kind of hesitant to have a procedure done by him, The pics he showed me in his office were mediocre.

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    They guy is talking about a hair tattoo, not a hair transplant. Itís so sad to see these tattoo parlors preying on desperate bad hair transplant victims and charging $8500 for a tattoo.
    Tattooing your head is a bad idea, but paying almost $10,000 for it is even worse!

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    have you considered talking to either Dr Hitzig or Dr Cooleys office. they seem to be doing a lot of work with Acell and scar revision. its a little early but wouldnt do no harm enquiring and if your not in too much of a hurry you could wait a little longer to see further evidence of their work and/or talk to some of their patients that have had similar work.

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    my scar is not bad, especially if I grow my hair out, but then I worry about the top since I don't have enough density...so I would rather a buzz cut look.

    With a buzz cut, my HT growth result look pretty good, but that means my skinny but white scar is exposed more. So with the micro pigmentation I achieve both density and scar covering

    Acell, being simply pig blood, did not seem like a reasonable choice. I'm a HT vet who also had PRP. The hair growth (if any) from these other options pale in comparison to what a good HT Dr could get with a reasonable sized donor area

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    Thanks for the heads up! I would love to see updates too in terms of hair removal. I just tried laser hair removal because my friend told me that it's helpful and I just tried and it really works great.


    Laser Hair Removal New York City

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Wish Hair Grew View Post
    my scar is not bad, especially if I grow my hair out, but then I worry about the top since I don't have enough density...so I would rather a buzz cut look.

    With a buzz cut, my HT growth result look pretty good, but that means my skinny but white scar is exposed more. So with the micro pigmentation I achieve both density and scar covering

    Acell, being simply pig blood, did not seem like a reasonable choice. I'm a HT vet who also had PRP. The hair growth (if any) from these other options pale in comparison to what a good HT Dr could get with a reasonable sized donor area
    Boy just do your homework, only because you had prior HTīs doesnt make you atomatically a veteran because Acell is not pig blood and they are not only doing PRP

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    Let me get this straight.....I had more than one HT, but that does not make me a veteran?

    The only correction I would make is that Acell is simply pig bladder, not pig blood. So what difference does that correction make?

    And they are not only doing PRP? who are they?

    The problem I have with your post is that you are implicitly suggesting I'm wrong and I don't understand what I'm talking about

    Instead of sharing any info, you choose to use the tactic of placing doubt in a discussion without adding any pertinent information and then apply the universal dismissive tactic of suggesting me to do more research

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