Hair Transplant Stories and Patient Testimonials
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 9:28 AM
Subject: Progress Report
Hello Dr. Epstein and staff,
Well its been just a little over 3 months and my hair is growing like crazy!!! I can not begin to tell you how happy I am with my hair and how great it makes me feel. I know you have heard this before but I truly do not know why I waited so long to get the hair transplant. I have to tell you this…………yesterday I got a haircut from a stylist who I had never been to before. Normally I would have such anxiety over someone new cutting my hair as I was always worried that they would cut too much or not do it just right to cover all the bald spots. I never told the stylist that I had a hair transplant 3 months ago. It is growing so natural looking that no one……not even the hair stylist….would ever know. And for the first time in MANY years I asked the hair stylist to cut the top a little shorter as I don”t need to comb it over anymore to conceal (or so I thought) the bald areas.
When the stylist finished cutting my hair she then put a little hair gel on it and just worked it through my hair with her hands and gave it that new style look. I left the salon feeling so good and so confident. And this is only after 3 months from my hair transplant surgery!!!! Every day my hair seems to be getting a little thicker and fuller looking. Thank you Dr. Epstein for giving me back the hair that my family genetics took away from me. This is something that I have dreamed about for a long, long time.
A little history here: I am now 52 years old. I had decided about one year ago to go ahead with a hair transplant. I had thought about it for years and finally decided to do something about it. I knew that I was moving from Tampa to Ft Lauderdale and I knew the timing was right to give myself a new look. I did my homework and did a lot of research on hair transplants. While I was in Tampa I talked to two of the big clinics that deal with hair transplants. Neither of them left me with a good feeling and their cost was exorbitant. Also they told me I would probably need two or three sessions to give me the look I wanted. When I finally moved to Ft Lauderdale I continued with my research and interviewed several doctors who do hair transplantation. I also went on the internet and educated myself with the various techniques involved in hair transplants and hair restoration surgery. I developed my own list of questions that I wanted the doctors to answer.
Finally when I met Dr. Epstein I knew I had a winner! From the moment I called his office I could feel that his staff really cared about me and my concerns for a quality job for my hair transplant. I met with Dr. Epstein in his Boca Raton office and Marietta Fernandez did an excellent job of making me feel comfortable and answering all my questions. I had complete trust in Dr. Epstein and knew he was the one for me to do my procedure. Marietta gave me a hair patients referral list of previous patients of Dr Epstein.
I called several people on that list and all had very high praise for Dr. Epstein. Marietta also set me up with transportation (a limo!) from my house in Pompano Beach to their office in Miami, Florida. The actual procedure went flawlessly and everyone in Dr. Epsteins office did everything possible to insure my comfort. My procedure was on a Friday and I had a megasession of approximately 2500 grafts. I did not leave the office until around 6:30 or 7pm. No one in the office complained about working late and there was no sense of them rushing just to get the job done.
This speaks very highly of both Dr. Epstein and his entire staff. I could tell that everyone really cared and there was a feeling of self satisfaction of doing an excellent job. Dr. Epstein was there throughout the entire procedure. When everything was finished and my aftercare procedures were carefully explained to me they then escorted me downstairs to my awaiting limo to drive me back home.
What service!!! I felt like a king. I got back home around 8pm. Dr. Epstein himself called me around 9pm just to make sure I was doing okay and to see if I had any questions. In today”s world it is very admirable to get that level of service and care. I was and still am very impressed with Dr. Epstein. My post surgery was uneventful with very little discomfort and virtually no swelling. In fact I was at the mall the very next day after my surgery sporting my new stylish bandana.
I am so happy that I decided to go ahead and get my hair transplant surgery and very thankful that I chose Dr. Epstein. I plan to come down to your office soon to show off my new look and my new hair.
Thank you for everything,