Hair Transplant Stories and Testimonials
Like a lot of guys, I wanted to do something about my hair loss. Before I found this forum I had no idea where to go. I was more concerned with getting a quality procedure more than cost. My first consultation was with Bosley in Boca Raton, and my first instinct was that it was similar to buying a used car (down to the shifty salesman with less than stellar transplants himself). A Bosley they made it seem like it was a real treat for me to actually get seen by a doctor – whereas usually that would only happen after I had committed to the surgery there.
My next step was to get a consultation with a rep from MHR. Not only was there no doctor at that consultation to check my scalp and give me an idea for what I could expect, but the sales guy gave me expectations that even a novice like me knew were too flowery to be believable. Ironically, it was the salesman from MHR who pointed out that I should look on-line for critiques and reviews of MHR and other transplant doctors.
When I came to this forum I found a ton of information that both eased my trepidation with the procedure as a whole and insightful warnings about going to “hair mills” that matched my gut feeling having been to the 2 different consultations.
After reading over the hair transplant doctors in Florida I scheduled consultations with Dr. x of Miami, Dr. x of Boca Raton, and Dr. Jeffrey Epstein of the Foundation for Hair Restoration™. What struck me initially was the fact that I was able to schedule appointments with all 3 within days of the call whereas Bosley and MHR required me to wait almost a month for a consultation.
I must say that I was shocked at the degree of professionalism and candor that the doctors showed in their respective consultations. I went from feeling like I was shopping for a used car (at the hair mills) to consulting a professional helping me make a potentially life-altering decision. It also struck me that neither Bosley nor MHR offered me a prescription for Propecia. All three of doctors I consulted with from this forum offered it and I promptly began using it.
All three doctors gave similar presentations with realistic expectations. And without going into specifics (primarily because I don’t remember them), all three doctors were somewhat to
I have nothing particularly bad to say about Dr. x and Dr. x I chose to have Dr. Epstein do my procedure primarily because of the attention to care that I received from him and everyone in this office. The procedure was done May 7, 2008. I appreciated the fact that Dr. Epstein quoted me a flat fee instead of a per follicle cost (which might have left me wondering throughout the entire procedure how much this was going to cost). Truthfully it was initially a toss-up between Dr. Epstein and Dr. x, but Dr. Epstein’s projected follicle transplant number was significantly higher and I personally preferred his results photos found in this forum. I don’t remember what the exact breakdown was of the 1s, 2s, etc but my total was approximately 2,876 (which was higher than his initial estimate). Not that it was a deciding factor for me, but as soon as I first entered his office I noticed that every single person in Dr. Epstein’s office was extremely personable. There aren’t enough good things I can say about my experience with Dr. Epstein. The whole procedure went more smoothly than I could have imagined. I would urge anyone considering a hair transplant to consult several clinics/doctors, and I would personally recommend Dr. Epstein.