01-16-2012, 10:51 AM
6 days ago I had a hair transplant of 2218 grafts. I had wanted to do something about my hair loss for around 10 years. It really started to thin in the front and I started wearing hats much more often as well as toppik. I have very straight and fine hair. More recently I have done a bunch of research on Hair transplants. I visited a Surgeon in San diego and one in Nashville and still thought maybe I would wait. So I did. I put it off for another year. Finally after realizing my hair loss would continue, albeit slowly, I felt like I needed to go ahead with a transplant. I started spending more time on hair loss forums and called a couple Dr's that were recommended. I felt good about Dr. Glenn Charles and even though I live in Nashville, TN, I felt it was important enough to go with someone highly recommended. So after talking with him, he answered all my questions and I felt confident enough to make the decision and made the procedure appointment. I will try my best to update my pictures each month and answer any questions you may have regarding my procedure and progress. I have to say, the experience went better than expected. The worst part was getting the numbing injections, which lasted maybe 3-5 minutes and honestly wasn't as bad as getting dental fillings. The total procedure went from around 10:30 to about 3pm. We took a break for lunch and the kind staff brought me my sub sandwich that they ordered for me. I watched 2 movies which helped pass the time and for the most part couldn't feel a thing other than a little tightness in the back where the strip was taken out. Everyone was knowledgable and nice and I would definitely recommend Dr. Glenn Charles. Now that it has been 6 days post op, the redness is dissipating and there are just tiny scabs where the incisions were made. My head is a little itchy in the donor area but not too bad. I am very glad I went ahead with the transplant and I am looking forward to seeing the results in the coming months.