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    I went to the Colorado Hair Institute in Lone Tree Colorado (Denver Suburb) and am questioning the legitimacy of this clinic. I talked to Chris McTyre (Director) and he seemed to have all of the right answers such as: lateral slit technique with customized blades, Follicular Unit Extraction or Strip Extraction, Trichophytic Closure, Single hair placement at hair line, etc. I noticed that his business card didn't list him as a Dr. when he mentioned a winter special of 2$ a FU I became suspicious.
    Does anyone out there know anything about this person or clinic?
    The Medical Director is listed as Laura Darby M.D.
    I couldn't find much info online.

    Bill

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    Dr. Laura from Colorado Hair did some work for me, and it was a top-notch job...as good as you can get at any price in my honest opinion. She was also really cool (as far as conversation/communication and follow-up advice), and I could tell she really made an effort to do a good job...all the assistants were top-notch too.

    A friend of mine had used other places, and had the best result at CHI. He recommended I use them, and I'm glad I did.

    I'd tried Propecia for years and Rogaine for years, and will still keep using them, but they were not regrowing the hair in the front...so got 2,000 grafts...and a nice new hairline as a result...

    I'd give CHI props....especially Dr. Laura.

    As a funny side note, why does the IAHRS have a picture of a life-saving surgery on their website? It looks like three doctors (surgeons no less) are deciding on exactly where to stem the blood-flow to the brain tumor...ha! I know of people who have hired IAHRS doctors in other states and very much liked what they contracted for, so I won't knock them...but someone in the "Alliance" must have known the pictures on their website depicted open-heart surgery or something...BS alert.

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    @ Tired_of_the_BS, that is good observation man .. ha

    Also if you dont mind me asking, as you said you have tried Propecia and Rogaine for years. How long exactly have you been using ? Did it worked for you, any complains ?

    I have a appointment with Dr Fellar in NY, next week. I am sure he is going to subscribe those to me. Just trying to gather some facts.

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    hey Billrupp, have you tried Dr. James Harris, he is listed as one the members of IAHRS. He is in Greenwood Village, CO .

    I have an appointment with him in July, called last week. I think its best if you consider all your options.

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    I've been using Propecia and/or Avodart for about seven years. I've been using Rogaine for about ten years...I've also used a product called Spectral DNC instead of Rogaine, and in my experience it has worked better, but it really stains your pillow.

    All the products I have used work, but these things work differently in my opinion. Rogaine seems to grow hair in the back (think of grass growing more in the spots it already is), but it doesn't seem to halt the balding process...Propecia seems to halt the balding.

    I've noticed a reduction in sex drive, which I believe, but I'm still doing alright. For me, it was more that I didn't want to have sex every day...more like just twice or three times a week. Taking aphrodisiacs like ginseng and horny goat weed helped me with that, especially given relationship issues...the aphrodisiacs also seemed to improve my mood a bit...but that's just my perspective/opinion. Before Propecia, I took Saw Plameto, and could not notice any sexual side effects.

    I'd definitely stay in touch with your doctor about whatever you do...and how it affects your body...that's what doctor's are there for...advice AND medical help.

    In my honest opinion, one of the stupidest things people do is avoid the doctor's office in favor of message boards...it there is one thing people should not skimp on, it's their health...if there's one thing that requires REAL expertise, it's health & medical care. That said, I do think there is a value to anecdotal and ordinary person perspectives...but they are not even in the same league as good medical advice. The background knowledge of doctors is immense, and it could clear up 1,000 dead ends in a mere second...before one goes down false and costly rabbit holes. Also, some people on message boards simply like to put their "hopes and dreams" in print when they give "advice"...supposedly with the hope that what they wish for will then be more real. For the life of me, I don't understand why people are so determined to avoid doctors so much...is it to save money? Nuts!

    Well, best of luck man with your procedure...have a great one!


    Quote Originally Posted by Rupi View Post
    @ Tired_of_the_BS, that is good observation man .. ha

    Also if you dont mind me asking, as you said you have tried Propecia and Rogaine for years. How long exactly have you been using ? Did it worked for you, any complains ?

    I have a appointment with Dr Fellar in NY, next week. I am sure he is going to subscribe those to me. Just trying to gather some facts.

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    Legit clinic in Colorado?
    I went to the Colorado Hair Institute in Lone Tree Colorado (Denver Suburb) and am questioning the legitimacy of this clinic. I talked to Chris McTyre (Director) and he seemed to have all of the right answers such as: lateral slit technique with customized blades, Follicular Unit Extraction or Strip Extraction, Trichophytic Closure, Single hair placement at hair line, etc. I noticed that his business card didn't list him as a Dr. when he mentioned a winter special of 2$ a FU I became suspicious.
    Does anyone out there know anything about this person or clinic?
    The Medical Director is listed as Laura Darby M.D.
    I couldn't find much info online.

    Bill

    Can anyone answer the question? What is his/her name? is it a real name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyw View Post
    The Medical Director is listed as Laura Darby M.D.
    I couldn't find much info online.

    Bill

    Can anyone answer the question? What is his/her name? is it a real name?
    Dr. Laura is a real person, and her name is Laura Darby, M.D. She is a real Medical Doctor too, so yes, the name is real by all conceivable accounts. She was the person who did my procedure....and then she sold me some dermatological supplies, so yes, I know she exists...she's also rumored to do wine tastings in the Denver area.

    Does that help?

    Anyway, after reading your question, it dawned on me that you might think Chris McTyre was pretending to be Laura Darby, that he had the name of a "phantom" on the door, or something along those lines...not the case at all, they are two different folks, and work different schedules as far as I can tell...at least that's been my experience.

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    any details on your procedure Tired_of_the_BS?

    pics...etc?

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    I do know that Dr. James Harris is in the Denver area a nd does exceptional work. He performs FUT and is also known as one of the finest FUE doctors. It is always a good idea to get a few opinions. The more informed you are the better chance your expectations will match the results.
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    Okay, first they stuck a hot poker in my backdoor, and then they made me sing the U.S.S.R. National Anthem.

    Okay, seriously: attached are some pictures of three days out and ten days out.

    I'm currently in the pimple/ingrown hair stage, but my friends who have had HT elsewhere are liking it a lot...me too.

    I'll post again in a few months, with progress, but it's 2:00 A.M. now, and I have a life. I feel a duty to pass on what I learn so that others can avoid hardship...it's like that too in my law practice, but that only goes so far...hair restoration, as a subject matter, is not my passion or my hobby.

    Good luck amigo, and take care.

    p.s. If you pull my posts you'll see a few hints I throw out there...at least I think they're good, and they might help you avoid some pain. As this isn't my hobby, I don't want to get in the habit of wasting a lot of my time answering questions or hashing things out over and over again...just don't...spent some years in NYC, and it seems we lose our patience for that kind of stuff.



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