This young 23 year old has slight recession in the temple area and has received a few comments from a family member. Is he a candidate for a procedure?
This young man is me 25 years ago and it is quite obvious that I in fact do not need a hair transplant procedure. What I needed was someone who was human enough to say to themselves, the small amount of money I am going to make from this young man that amounts to less than $1000 is really not worth ruining his life. He should have said ďlisten kid you have a full head of hair you do not want to do this and here is why.Ē
Unfortunately I learned a very hard lesson as Carlos Puig led me to believe he was just going to move a few hairs to the temple area. In my mind I imagined it was something akin to plucking. Instead he proceeded to core out my skull with a drill and implant approximately 40 giant 4mm plugs into my slightly thinning hairline. Of course out of desperation I did my best to try and fix the damage only to find out that I was only digging a deeper hole. Robert Michael Elliott and his partner Thomas proceeded to only do further damage while using the janitor to place my grafts and glue them in place. Dominic Brandy was hardly my savior and I guess I should count my blessings that I didnít die on the table. Did I deserve any of this, if you knew me the answer would definitely be no. But many who have had the same experience can say the same.
This specific post is not meant to gain sympathy only to point out that those who believe the industry has gotten better are sorely mistaken. I have watched it closely for 25 years. Some of the techniques have advanced but the industry is filled with what can only be described as psychopaths. Take the time if you can and view the websites of each of the doctors I have listed. Itís amazing to watch as they carry on like everything is normal and they have not done harm to so many. Same as many doctors today that are touted as top in the field, be very careful of what you believe. Unless you have personally spoken to dozens and dozens of patients and those that work in this industry you donít know jack shit.
I have been attacked in the past and I take that very personal. Just like hundreds of other repair patients I am a real person with real experiences that had to learn the hard way. If I can save one person from being taken advantage of and making a bad decision than that fulfills me. Nothing disgusts me more than those that present themselves as advocates but their true motives are just the opposite. Sometimes my postings may come off as being rude but if it takes being rude to help someone from making a mistake then so be it. I certainly wish I had someone to slap me upside my head at the age of 23. And let me be quite honest here. I would never in my life enter a contest for one pro bono HT procedure if in fact I didnít believe that the doctor after all my research and all the people I had spoken to was the absolute best in the world and anybody that thinks different is out of their mind. I saw the pro bono offer as the kick in the ass that I needed to lose my fear of traveling half way around the world and get back into the chair after so many years and bad experiences and nothing more.
Of course I still wonder on occasion what possessed a doctor to disfigure me at such a young age when it was quite evident I had absolutely no idea of what was about to happen. Iím sure there are also those out there that would view it as the patientís fault. To that I would say speak to few 23 year olds and you will soon realize just how naÔve they are and how easily they can be taken advantage of. Making a few dollars off of them is like taking candy away from a baby.
I am a firm believer in what goes around comes around. The people in this industry that are still destroying lives for a few dollars can only attract like minded individuals into their own lives. Maybe in time it will all even out.