87 Comments

  1. Jesse Hoagland
    October 20, 2006 @ 7:12 pm

    Personally, I am going to have to disagree with this article. I had a Bosley procedure done about a year ago and had a fantastic experience. So did my brother-in-law who had a procedure done a few years ago (had two by now) with Bosley.

    From the people I’ve talked to who actually went through this procedure with Bosley, everyone had a great experience. Which is not to say that some might have a bad experience.

    With that being said, I would say that more important than reading on these forums, is to actually just go in and meet the doctor and see the clinic that you are considering.

  2. eric johnson
    January 23, 2007 @ 3:15 pm

    Jesse,
    I am very relieved to actually hear good news from a bosley patient, I just had 2036 transplants done at Bosley for a cost of a little under 12,000 dollars. I had this done on 12/15/06. So it’s only been about six weeks. I went to their Dallas office. So far everything they told me has happened. For the first couple of weeks I had a bunch of little hairs growing in the frontal area and top, now, six weeks out they have almost all gone. I must admit after stumbling onto this website and reading all the negative comments about Bosley I have gotten nervous. I am 42 years old and have been thinning very slowly for about 20 years in the frontal top area. I would like to talk with any former Bosley patients that had good experiences like yourself, I do feel better after reading your letter. I was starting to wonder if any bosley patients were happy with their results. I guess I will know in a few months how it went for me.

    Eric

  3. Phil
    May 17, 2007 @ 3:25 am

    eric, so it’s been several months since you got your Bosley transplant. how is it?

  4. Bosley friendly
    December 6, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

    There is a negative website about Bosley from a disgruntled patient (“bosley medical violations”).
    See http://www.bosleymedical-vs-michaelstevenkremer.com
    for rebuttal.

    Make your own decision.

    F.O.B.

  5. happyhair
    June 15, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

    I have had two procedures done with Bosley and I am thrilled with the results of the first procedure (Jun 07) and just finished the second a week ago (Jun 08), so will see how that turns out.

    I am surprised the host of this site does not talk highly of Bosley, as I had my first procedure done in Dallas and the second in Atlanta and both were smooth and professional experiences.

    I was a Norwood Class 5 before the first procedure. The difference after a year has been night and day for the positive! I almost didn’t do the second procedure because I was so satisfied with the first one. I am glad I went through with the second procedure, as it was a great experience and within two days I was not wearing a hat and nobody noticed the new grafts at all!

    My Bosley experience has been great! The only downside I see is the price, as it seems other places charge less, but I’d rather overpay and know I’m getting an experienced surgeon with a good track record than underpay and get a bad operation!

    For the record, I do not have any affiliation with Bosley otherthan being a happy patient! 🙂 I have copied this post into several seemingly negative Bosley articles as a satisfied patient rebuttal.

  6. Mark
    July 20, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    I went to Bosley nearly 10 years ago (Atlanta), and am very happy with the results. A friend also had similar results. I am getting ready to go back so I was doing research again to see what has changed.

  7. Bill - Managing Publisher
    July 21, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    There’s no doubt that Bosley has satisfied patients. However, because Bosley is a chain with hundreds of doctors and staff, we have no way of knowing which doctors are using state of the art techniques and which ones aren’t. Bosley has their own method to determine who meets their standards.

    Over the last several years, I’ve read mixed reviews and seen mixed results coming from Bosley. I’m thrilled for those who are happy and have great empathy for those who have less than optimal results, regardless of the surgeon.

    For those who want to share their experiences and photos or view other Bosley patient experiences with pictures, visit our discussion forum at http://www.hair-restoration-info.com/eve.

    Best wishes,

    Bill
    Associate Publisher of this Community

  8. disapointment
    August 13, 2009 @ 4:44 am

    some of you guys are misleading the public the picturs show that some of the people are look alikes…and people do anything for money.4 instance my sister had hair transplants in her hair from bosley and it fell out more after her surgery than bfore it.there are lots of wig and extensions out there this is not a good treatment…wig do work make the right desicion

  9. disapointment
    August 13, 2009 @ 4:47 am

    some of you guys are misleading the public the pictures show that some of the people are look alikes…and people do anything for money.4 instance my sister had hair transplant in her hair from bosley and it fell out more after her surgery than before it.there are lots of wigs and extensions out there this is not a good treatment…wigs do work make the right desicion

  10. Ted
    September 30, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

    People really just need to know what they are getting into.

    #1) You are likely to NOT have the look you want after only one procedure. People are seeing these great results; but they need to remember, this is likely a result of several procedures. I’ve had 3 with Bosley and I’m contemplating a fourth. (And note that several people that have no knowledge of my transplants assume I have “all my hair”.)

    #2) There WILL be scarring from the donor area. Once you’ve made the decision to go ahead with a procedure, know that shaving your head later down the road isn’t really an option anymore. (Unless you don’t mind the scars showing.)

    #3 Hair still present in the area receiving the grafts may very well fall out because:
    a) the scalpel used to make the plug receptor cut hair below the hairline.
    b) the procedure is simply stressful on the area and this in turn knocks some hair out.
    Both of these are often temporary, and if the hair wasn’t genetically coded to fall out anyway, it will grow back.

    To say a transplant is “not a good treatment” really is a matter of opinion. Bottom line, get extremely educated on the procedure before jumping in. If you don’t, I guarantee you’ll be disappointed.

  11. Jesse
    October 29, 2009 @ 6:24 pm

    I don’t know if i want to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on my hair… how expensive is this? how long until perfect hair results?

  12. Bill - Managing Publisher
    October 29, 2009 @ 10:28 pm

    Jesse,

    Surgical hair restoration can be expensive…especially if you end up needing more than one procedure which is very likely depending on the amount of current baldness and future hair loss to come. Hair restoration is not a cure, but can often yield cosmetically pleasing results in many patients who are qualified candidates. Clinics typically charge approximately $4 to $8 per follicular unit graft (depending on the type of procedure) and session sizes typically range from several hundred grafts (those with minimal hair loss) to several thousand grafts. The result of each procedure take approximately one year to fully grow in and mature.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  13. koko
    November 1, 2009 @ 5:45 am

    is the Bosley hair regrowth treatment with minoxidil topical solution 5% a good product?is it better than Regaine minoxidil 5%?what are the diffrences between these products…thank you

  14. Chris
    November 1, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

    I will tell you that approximately 4-6% of the Bosley patients that have had a procedure there are multiple problems. What are they?

    1. The procedure not growing or very little hair growth

    2. Excessive scarring in the donor area where it is very visible.

    3. No feeling on the scalp or where the donor strip was removed.

    Or all of these in combination. Bosley is doing approximately 9500 procedures a year. If you factor the percentage of problems per year that is 380 to 570 bad hair transplants for patients per year x 10 years it is 5700 patients who are screwed for life.

    The economy has put added pressure on the company to get people in the chair. If these unhappy patients were to come together in unison this would be huge.

    The pressure mounted on the counselors at this time is huge. They have introduced products in their consultations and are expected to sell x-amount or they are fined 250.00 per month for not meeting the sales quota they were given on product sales. The same goes for hair transplants they are given a quota to meet per month. This is a high pressure environment. I would love to bring together patients from across the US to bring their complaints and results a voice.

    I work for the company and feel the heat. If the economy were better I would be gone. I have tons of information that would lead an attorney to have his jaw drop to the floor.

    The sales consultants are just that not counselors. The company has made it tough for the consultants to be honest but it is really on the the upper management and the Doctors. John Ohanesian, Armen Markarian, Jim Lever and Jim McEvoy, Rob Spurell know these names these are the people who control Bosley, oh we must not forget Dr. Washenik too.

    You would be blown away the information that I possess about the real goals of the company and straight from the horses mouth in recorded conversations, emails and such.

    I am not saying that the majority of patients are not happy but how would you like to be among the 6% who have had these serious issues. I would say 60% are satisfied with the results after the first procedure but 34% are not and complain and shooed away. The 6% that have serious issues are ignored until they make to much racket and then they pay them off and sign a release to never come back.

    There are serious issues and one day I will turn the information I have over to an attorney for a class action lawsuit. Think twice. If anyone has any questions I will answer them the best I can.

    I also want to say there are some good doctors at Bosley too that really try but the politics of the company stop them from being better.

    Later….

  15. Bill - Managing Publisher
    November 2, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    Koko,

    Bosley hair regrowth formula, Rogaine, and generic minoxidil treatment are all topical solutions containing the same dosage of the active ingredient minoxidil. Thus in my opinion, purchase and use the lead expensive of the bunch since you’ll achieve the same end result.

    I hope this helps.

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  16. Sam
    November 19, 2009 @ 10:30 pm

    Use of the tobacco drug and exposure to toxic tobacco smoke will cause hair loss. This is why smoking should be banned everywhere and then we ban the tobacco drug.

  17. BSP
    November 24, 2009 @ 1:33 am

    I have had two procedures at Bosley and they have been perfect! I am planning to have my third and final procedure early next year. The doctors and staff simply can’t be beat. FYI, if you go to a doc that only does one procedure a day, I would say he/she has insufficient experience as a result, and may deliberate too much on the insignificant.

  18. hugh
    November 28, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    I had a procedure done in may and right now i am not seeing any results much. Should I be worried? Its been 6 months. Does bosley stand behind there guarantee? I was wondering if they are good about standing behind there work. Everything looks good so far, except waiting on the hair…

  19. Bill - Managing Publisher
    November 30, 2009 @ 2:13 am

    Hugh,

    Hair transplants are typically considered mature 1 year after the procedure. However, in my opinion, contact your clinc to share your concern at this stage. Open communication between patient and physician is important.

    Hang in there,

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor

  20. Almost done
    January 29, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    I’ve been to Bosely and got great results,but that doesn’t mean it will be the same for everybody like they said results may vary

  21. i use to work for Bosley
    February 1, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

    You guys dont use Bosley!
    i use to work for them and this is how they get you as soon as you call for a free information pack they will ask you for all your information. and a week later they will call you harassing you to come in to talk to one of our counselors who know everything about hair transplant (they are actually sells men who are really good in talking you into spending money)
    then your in the system for ever and you will get a call from them everyday. and if you ask to be taken off the calling list they will not take you off they will just put it in the system to call you back in about 3 months. the first thing they told me was “these people that are calling don’t have hair so they are self conscious about their bold head so make sure you set them up for a consultation. if you guys do call don’t give them your correct #. or you will regret it.

  22. Elizabeth
    March 3, 2010 @ 10:50 pm

    I see that hair loss is very common among men, but what about women? I am 27 and losing my hair. Does this sound normal? I have been to the doctors and they do not see anything wrong with me. My doctor also doesn’t recommend I use Rogain since it messes with fertility and I do plan on having children in the next 5-7 years.
    I really want to try something. I can’t even put my hair in a ponytail without anyone noticing.

  23. Tony aka - Youngsuccess
    March 5, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    Elizabeth,

    Genetic hair loss is not uncommon in women. Rogaine should not be used by women who are pregnant or nursing; however, I’m not aware of long-term fertility issues. This is something that should be discussed with a hair restoration physician, along with other options, in my opinion.

    Best,

    Anthony (youngsuccess)

  24. Jimmie Gaukler
    April 26, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

    I had 2,737 grafts on March 26th in the Raleigh, N.C. office. I can literally count the small hairs on my head that have started to grow in. I would think that I would be able to see more one month later. I understand it takes 9 to 12 months for maturation, but shouldn’t I be able to see more affects, or am I simply being impatient?

  25. Bill - Managing Publisher
    April 26, 2010 @ 11:45 pm

    Jimmie,

    Most of the new transplanted hair falls out between 2 to 4 weeks while only a few will continue to grow. But don’t worry. The transplanted follicles are dormant underneath the scalp and will start producing new hair in 3 to 5 months. As you know, it takes a full year for your hair transplant to grow and mature. Thus, as difficult as it can be to wait, patience is paramount.

    Hang in there,

    Bill Seemiller – Managing Publisher of this Community

  26. Jimmie Gaukler
    April 27, 2010 @ 12:14 am

    Thanks for your comment. As an aside, you don’t represent Bosley in any manner, correct? I’ve been reading all of the neagative comments from former and current patients on variuos sites. I suppose I’m really looking for someone to ally my concenrs…or paranoia…

  27. Bill - Managing Publisher
    April 27, 2010 @ 2:36 pm

    Jimmie,

    We are not affiliated with Bosley in any way. However, I encouage you to hang in there and be patient. While we can’t substantiate the quality of Bosley physicians, the best thing to do is wait it out to see how your hair transplant grows out. In the event the outcome isn’t what you expected, you can always consult other leading physicians about getting a touch-up.

    Best wishes,

    Bill
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  28. Steve
    May 23, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

    I am 24 and my hair has been slowly thinning in the vortex area through my early-mid 20s. I went in for a consultation at Bosley last year and was prescribed propecia. At a price of $225/3 months, this was expensive (especially being a college student), and I did not notice any results. I usually keep my hair very short, and the doctor said he could do some procedure where there would be virtually no scarring, with results guaranteed (in writing) at a price of between $4000-5000. I have been skeptical of this since I was told Propecia would work and I didn’t really notice it. I researched hair club for men and read a ton of bad reviews about their matrix procedure. I guess my question is, would you recommend that I go in for this procedure now while I would need a small amount of grafts? Any comments on the minimal scarring procedure? Also, they actually DO transplant hair follicals, as opposed to making a fancy wig (like I read hairclub does), correct? On a side note, I heard that Bosley is seeking men over 30 to begin experimenting with a laser treatment to stimulate hair growth.

  29. Bill - Managing Publisher
    May 30, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    Steve,

    First off, there is no such thing as “guaranteed” results, not even from the best physicians. When a guarantee is offered, it typically means that if you don’t get what you expected, you get something in return. Thus, a typical guarantee would mean that if you don’t get optimal results, they’ll offer to replace the grafts that didn’t grow free of charge. If this occurs, it means another procedure and wasted donor hair (which is finite). Thus, it’s critical no matter who you choose to understand all the risks and limitations to hair transplantation prior to undergoing surgery. I encourage you therefore, to research our community, especially our hair loss discussion forum and social community in order to learn mor about the procedure and the best physicians who practice it. To see a list of who we recommend, visit http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-transplant-surgeons.asp.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  30. Robert Ginger
    June 16, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

    I had 2700 grafts done at Bosley in Chicago by Dr Terrence O’Hare 20 months ago. I would say that its a total scam. I spent $12,000,went through terrible pain and got zero results. Not to mention 1/8 inch wide scars in the donor area. My advice to anyone thinking of using Bosley. DON’T DO IT!

  31. Deep
    June 30, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

    will hair restoration like Bosley help repair my receeding hairline? From what I’ve read, all of the other options don’t do anything about receeding hairlines.

  32. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    July 8, 2010 @ 5:27 pm

    Deep,

    The procedure performed by the doctors at Bosley is the same type of procedure performed by the recommended physicians at the Hair Transplant Network – follicular unit transplantation (FUT). The difference, is that the surgeons at the Hair Transplant Network are screened by this community and recommended by the quality of their work, while we have no information on the hair transplant surgeons at Bosley.

    Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) can help your receding hairline. In fact, the procedure can help restore hair to any region of a balding scalp. However, because you say that your hairline is in the process of “receding,” I would recommend a multi-step approach where you utilize medications (such as minoxidil/Rogaine and finasteride/Propecia) with a hair transplant procedure (if you are a candidate). This is because although hair transplant surgery can restore hair to certain areas of your scalp, it cannot prevent progressive hair loss. Medications like minoxidil and finasteride can. Why don’t you take a look at some of our recommended physicians, and consider a consultation? Any of these hair restoration physicians can analyze your situation and help create a plan to move forward. Good luck:

    http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)

  33. Max
    July 17, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Using Bosley for your hair transplant is a horrible idea for many reasons. I have learned this lesson the hard way from previous experience and have had a very difficult journey attempting to repair the damage they have done. First, they are extremely aggressive at selling the procedure. Instead of being reasonable and attempting to help determine if it is right for you, they used scare tactics about future hair loss and appearance to influence me to make an appointment. Furthermore, they made me uncomfortable. I had my procedure in Scottsdale and found Dr. Hamilton to be much less helpful or sincere than other surgeons I have interacted with. He was overly assertive and challenging despite the fact that I was already ill at ease because I had to go into the procedure. without meeting him prior to the consultation before the day before the procedure. The procedure was unnecessarily painful. It was performed too quickly and without enough regard to whether I was always numb. Despite the fact that I payed $12000 for approximately 2500 grafts, which is more expensive than anyone else I’ve dealt with since this time, they used less care than the good surgeons I’ve interacted with since Bosley. Finally, the results are horrible. Either out of incompetence or disregard for my condition, the doctor placed the grafts too low on my head. Being naive I didn’t realize that he was creating an untenable hairline that would turn out to be sparsely filled. Since then I do not have an adequate amount of donor tissue left to possibly be able to fill in the hairline and will be forced to remove the hair following the regrowth after my second transplant. Finally, I’ve done enough research since using Bosley to understand that my result consistent with many other patients and does not appear to be an anamoly. For that reason I strongly urge you to avoid them. There are many smaller, less advertised surgeons who work much more effectively.

  34. Chris
    July 20, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    This will BE LONG But stick with me it’s worth it.im sharing this and hope people read the whole thing so this wont be you someday.. do your homework and read as many reviews as you can. Im 28yr old male horseshoe shaped severely thinning. My very UNHAPPY experience Started with a Bosley consultation in Middletown New Jersey with a Bosley Consultant NOT the Dr. performing the surgery. Which in my opinion only the DR.S should do the consultations. You don’t see a consultant when you go to a plastic surgeon you speak with the Surgeon and he explains in detail to you. Anyway So I sat with Ken Batt who was a Bosley patient/consultant whos hair didn’t look good at all.. the cut and style was a horrible look for him to be showing it off to potential customers. He took pictures explained my hair loss pattern etc etc. Explaining I would need about 1000 to 3000 grafts (Im not home to get exact reference) Procedure costins about $5,000 to $6,000 give or take depending on what the Dr. thinks when I get there the day or procedure, but he is usually in the same range as the Dr. There is financing available explaining pretty much everything ( so I thought) in detail. I felt pretty good not 100% satisfied with the consultation, being of a skeptical personality to begin with. He explained that I would have to take Propecia and Rogaine or I could just do one or the other .. he had transplants and tsakes Propecia. Not too many side effects etc etc. Propecia would stop the hair I have from further falling out thicken it and regrow some new hair. That they would redo my hairline and give me hair to the middle top of my head and most men have thining in the Vertex anyway so it wouldnt ever be as thick there anyways even if Rogaine Or Propecia didn’t work to its potential. Why one would use 2 products that virtually do the same thing and waste there money is beyond me.. Everything they tell you isn’t explained in detail. My taking is that they get kick back from the Drug Companies who manufacture Propecia and Rogaine so they are going to try an sell, sell, sell you on that. So I leave the consultation and had a promotional offer of $2.99 per graft or 500 to 1000 for a certain price but had to book and have the procedure before it expired ( as if we’re at the food store). Seemed all well and tempting. So I thought about it and called back to book a procedure date. I booked it for the Philadelphia office because I live in Jersey and my brother lives in Philly so I stayed with him and went from there the day of.I was explained by the consultant I sat with there was DIFFERENT payment options other then the one Credit company I didn’t qualify for.. So he ran my credit with a different company and got me approved for $12,000 which would be plenty being my procedure shouldnt be more then that even if the Dr. added more then originaly thought. I was quoted at the consult for $5,000 to $7,000 for the procedure. I didn’t think that was horribly out of my range and being there would be flexible payment options I could choose from. which by the way the sheet they give you with different monthly payments interest rates etc was totally different the day of the procedure. They never explained or told me the monthly payments or anything over the phone to even see if I could afford it before going to get the procedure done. I was just happy to be getting hair who really thinks about all the details.
    DAY OF PROCEDURE…
    Very Hard time finding parking and NEVER told they had free parking and parking garage at there building site. Had to walk blocks to get there. I arrive to an empty office with just a receptionist bringing me to a room where I will meet the head counselor and he will explain to me and go over procedure payment options and whatever else. I met the Dr. he suggested I get more grafts blah blah and use Rogaine and Propecia. I told him I rather go by what he says, he is the Dr. and expert. Whatever he thinks I should do is cool I rather just do it Im already here hes the expert. i didn’t want to have to come back in the future because I wasn’t going to be happy with the minimum etc. The Sr. Counselor comes back in tells me the new price $12,000 and change (I think I stopped breathing a few seconds) He then asked me what I wanted to eat for lunch etc. Told me the receptionist would be in with the papers to sign for the line of credit. He leaves Im sitting there (alone) like Oh My God what just happend my procedure just doubled in 5 mins of being here. Receptionist comes in with the forms to sign I see NOTHING about how much my payment will be or interest rates etc. I told her (Thank God) I wasn;’t signing anything til she got me in writing what my monthly payment would be. She came back with a $400 and change monthly payment. I said I can’t afford that that is CRAZY and I thought there were options? This is a set figure and how is that an option your telling me what it HAS to be. I told her I wanted to see the counselor. Asked him how did my procedure double in price? Why weren’t there different payment options? Why I need to take both Propecia and Rogaine? He told me well what can you afford a month?(Didn’t know I was Car Shopping) We can make that payment lower with less grafts. So I find myself all fired up and going at it with the Sr. counselor who was pretty much like a CAR SALESMAN. Went back and forth in and out of the room with different monthly payments number of grafts etc. I told him that the whole thing was rediculous and I felt like I was being taken advantage of. None of this was explained before getting here, that it would be doubled in price or it was a set monthly payment now Im haggeling prices. The consultant In Jersey never said it would be that dramatic from his quote of money and grafts to the Dr.s. meanwhile what was only supposed to be a $5000 to $7000 procedure was costing me $12,000, which keep in mind I was approved for that much to begin with even before going to get the procedure done.. (IRONIC) Told him I had to think about it I had a bad taste in my mouth i wasn’t going through with it that day i wanted to make sure it was the right thing. he said what can we do to get you to go through with this. I said the same amount of grafts the Dr told me he would do today for the quoted price at the Consult.. That’s not possible we would lose money we can maybe meet half way etc.. Told him I would leave and call him at a later date I wasn’t commiting to anything. Still tried to get me to stay and kept apologizing. The monthly payment was in the 200’s when we met half way with the number of grafts. My point being is make it a standard price for everyone and reasonable and people will flock to you for a good reason. They falsely advertise. Of course they aren’t telling you anything bad on the infomercial or at the consultation. You wouldn’t want to go there then. tell you that you will have to use Rogaine Or Propecia for the rest of your life. They NEVER show you photos or Infomercials of the full head of guys. Top view vertex or any other pictures just frontal hair line and middle top. Don’t explain that you may need to keep going back for future transplants that the hair you have on the frontal part which hasn’t fallen out yet will, and Rogaine or Propecia doesn’t stop that from doing so. Therfore your hair will be less thick, full and dense looking. leaving you with a balding thin looking frontal hairline again. Everyones body is different . yes there maybe some good cases and bad cases.. I think more bad (hush hush) cases then good.A company shouldn;t be ripping people off or making them discouraged. instead keeping it professional and reasonably priced and doing everything in there power to keep old and new coming back for only GOOD experiences. not rob you of your money and if your procedure doesn’t take or work push you to the side after getting your money. hair transplantation has come a long way, but isn’t a fix all and in thelong run will still cost you a lot of money over time with followups/regrafting, Propecia & Rogaine costs for the rest of your life. I rather be bald then give Bosley my money Or the Pharmacutical companies my money.. I Have read numerous good things about NU-HAIR and the new laser comb. which Im definately Im going to try the NuHair.. Whats the worst that could happen is it doesn’t work. I would much rather try different products first then getting hair transplantation. Rogaine and Propecia aren’t all they are cracked up to be either. Just because the FDA hasn’t approved something Natural or other then those doesn’t mean there isn’t something else out there that won’t. They will only produce what they know will make money.. The world is corrupt and greedy. It’s all about money. Do your research. I will definately be following up if this ever goes to class action suit. I want to testify. This shouldn’t happen to anyone. Im just glad I wasn’t as shy, vulnerable and taken advantage of like others may have been. I guess it pays to stick up for yourself and your money. This was definately a CAR buying experience, which I also am no longer taken advantage of with them anymore either. =) Good Luck, Hit me up if you have any questions . Sorry it’s long and out of sorts..

  35. craig
    August 18, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

    has anyone had a surgery with bosley and had the shedding or shocking. Positive and negative comments and trying to find out from different people how long it takes for the hair you shed takes to come back in. Did anyone feel like there hair was thinner or had less after the procdure and how long to it came back to normal and how long to you noticed you had more hair. I not bald but am thinning in the back aroubd the crown and in the front. I want to have a more thicker fuller look. My problem is im thinking of having a procedure done the 2nd week in Sept but have a wedding to go to the first week of December. I dont want to go to the wedding with less hair than i have now.
    I look forward to hearing anyones response Thanks.

  36. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    August 24, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    Craig,

    Shock loss around the donor scar area (the shedding you are describing) is a pretty common occurrence. It usually comes back within 3-4 months and demonstrates the same characteristics as before (ie: it doesn’t come back thinner or thicker – usually).

    If you’re researching a second procedure, I highly recommend reviewing our recommended hair transplant surgeons:
    http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  37. Bill
    September 3, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    What is your relationship with the doctors you recommend. Do you receive remuneration from them of any kind?

    Bill

  38. Bill - Managing Publisher
    September 7, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    Bill,

    How we recommend surgeons and how this community is funded is laid out clearly on our physicians standards page. See also, “How We Recommend Hair Transplant Surgeons” on our discussion forum.

    Best wishes,

    Bill
    Managing Publisher of this Community

  39. Big Tex
    September 22, 2010 @ 9:28 am

    I am 45 yr old male and have never had any hair loos and always had thick blonde hair I used a over the counter pro hormone test booster about 9 months ago. I started loosing hair durring that time when I relized it was the test boosted I stopped useing it my hair is very thin in the front now and I have some loss on the temple areas. I can now see my scalp through the hair where before it was think and you couldnt see my scalp. I have noticed posssible new hair growth ( small hairs. short hairs in the front and sides of the front of my scalp ) I cant tell if I have any other growth deeper in the scalp area. I am useing injectable B-12 and HGH (2nd week of both) is this what new hair growth lookks like? will hair grow back on it own . Thanks Larz

  40. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    September 25, 2010 @ 4:47 am

    Larz,

    If you have not yet done so, I recommend consulting with a dermatologist to determine the nature of your sudden hair loss and what treatments may benefit you. Only time will tell if your hair will return on its own.

    Although you had not previously experienced hair loss, it is possible that the testosterone booster awakened a genetic predisposition to balding. If so, you may benefit from Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil).

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  41. Big Tex
    September 27, 2010 @ 11:39 pm

    David thanks for the response. I am now on week 3 of B12 and HGH and do see new hair growth in the front areas of my head and I would assume in the middle section as well. I went and sought a scrip for propecia today and should start 1 mg per day. I am now a daily reader of this web page / fourm. I have learnd so much and fell sick about my hair loss due to the use of a test booster. If anyone else has any help and or advice I will look foward to seeing it. Thanks to all.
    Larz

  42. David (TakingThePlunge)
    September 30, 2010 @ 11:20 pm

    Larz,

    I’m glad to help! I’m also very happy to hear that you have found valuable information on our forum and blog sites. Congratulations on your decision to start Propecia. I hope it works well for you. Best of luck!

    David (TakingThePlunge)

  43. John H.
    October 9, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    I had an excellent experience in the Denver office of Bosley. The doctor and staff were highly professional and efficient. I can not imagine how any experience for a hair transplant could be better. From begginning to end I felt confident that this was the right place. I am looking forward to a very favorable result.

  44. Joe
    November 4, 2010 @ 2:49 pm

    I’ll make this short, I had two procedures with Bosley in Boca Raton, Fl. with DR. Dean, BEST THING I EVER DID. I’ll be 70 years old in three weeks, planning to go for my 3rd procedure.

    If you’ve lost some of your confidence because of hair loss, this will cure you. It worked for me.

    Joe
    Ft. Myers, Fl

  45. Ric
    December 7, 2010 @ 12:30 am

    Last hair transplant at Bosley in Beverly Hills, California was in 1995. I spent $27,631.50 for all of my procedures. I ended up getting a Staff Infection which was diagnosed by another private Dermatologist as Folliculitis and Scarring Alopecia and ended up losing 90% my hair transplants. I had a meeting with Dr. Bosley, himself, which he offered no help, remedies or suggestions on my hair loss caused by his employees using contaminated instruments during my procedures which caused the Staff Infection.

  46. Jon
    January 11, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Nicely written article. I’ve been fighting hair loss since I was 19. Now 42. I travelled to Canada and had a transplant at the Seager Hair Transplant Centre ($4,000 in 1995) (back when the $ was worth something). Great results. Currently I’m using Nizoral, Laser Comb, and Promox to avoid furher surgury.

  47. Jon
    January 11, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

    Did you read the long story from the NJ dude? OMG that was funny! I couldn’t figure out which one was more stupid: the dude or the company! hehehe

  48. Tiffany
    January 31, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    Has any women done hair restoration with Bosley? It seems like Bosley is a reputable company from what I know of so far when reading their website & AskBosley Blog, but I just want some first-hand accounts from women patients.

  49. ChrisR
    March 1, 2011 @ 7:42 pm

    I had to apply 5FU on my scalp for a dead skin peel and it took some hair off. I went to Bosley – nice people – but the bid is for about 12-15K, for 2200 and 2600 grafs. What concerns me is if I have to do additional procedures, and the medications including the laser comb. I also have to admit I am concerned about the outpatient part of the procedure. I am reviewing the paperwork but I am also going to get a 2nd opinion from a Doctor on the Hair Transplant Web Site this Friday. I thank everyone for their comments and if you e-mail me or post any advice I would appreciate it.

  50. Chris
    August 9, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Hi Everyone,

    FYI…Bosley is overpriced and they really don’t care about you. Have a problem and try to get it resolved. The only way you are going to get corrective action (refund) is too threaten a lawsuit or go public with your results.

    Not everyone has issues but be among the many that do across the US, what a nightmare.

    Bosley promotes themselves as the leaders in the industry, why? They are the best known because of advertising that’s it.

    You owe it to yourself before you part with your hard earned cash to visit with several experts. Bosley is a sales organization, you need a doctor who cares about you.

    The doctor in Dallas was an ER doctor, he is not even a general surgeon. They have a cardiologist in Beverly Hills doing hair transplants. Who would leave being a cardiologist to do HT’s? A cardiologist who was not a good cardiologist. You want one of these guys doing your surgery?

    You guys have to be smarter when choosing who you have do your work , research, research and then more research. This is surgery, not a hair cut. This is forever, good or bad, you own it forever no going back.

    Bosley has great advertising and good sales people. They even have women selling the procedure that will tell you how hot you will look once it is done and they would date you. C’mon wake up that is sales.

    Make sure you look at all documentation before moving forward, don’t wait till the day you get there, after driving or flying in to find that they will not be responsible for issue that arise later. Read the release the day you go in for your consult not on the day of procedure.

    It’s a numbers game with them just as with any other sales organization, some will bite and some will not. They will sweep the problems under the carpet the quickest way they can so you never hear about them.

    Bosley Medical Violations is from an unhappy patient but what he says is true. You may be one of the lucky ones but you can also be one of the unlucky ones and forget about it at that point, your gonna be a mess forever. Think…..

    Good Luck-Go non-surgical better and reversible.

  51. Ian
    October 12, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Chris,

    how can I get in touch with you ?

  52. Andrew Walter
    November 17, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    I had the procedure down over a month ago. Everything seemed fine with me. After reading these comments I hope most of my hair comes through. I’ll be pretty upset if most of them don’t. What are some other places to go to, beside Bosley? What are some other methods people would recommend?

  53. John
    January 26, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    I had a bosley procedure done on june 4, 2011. I went in and they kept telling me what my hairline was going to be before i said anything. We agreed that it would be around where i wanted it to be but he finalized it when i was doped up on drugs and of course i smiled and said YEEESSS~~~~. Now its 7 months later and im only seeing a couple hairs on the front of my head and thats it. I had 7,000 transplanted and im not happy bc not many has come in after the few that came in 3 months into it. the hair i do have is very very frizzy and the texture is like that of a brillo pad you use to wash dishes. they tell me to spend another 500$ on getting a hair comb but who the hell knows. all i know is i dont care how much i have on the top of my head bc my hairline looks stupid and its too damn high.

  54. Rashad
    February 1, 2012 @ 7:46 am

    I had a three separate procedures done by Bosley Medical in Boston on Boylston street. The first surgery was done at age 21, and the subsequent two surgeries at ages 23 and 25. My hair was considerably thinning at the front (at such a young age!) but I had very thick hair in the donor area (and still do).

    I am now 37 years old. My scalp is flexible, I have thankfully not had some of the issues which I’ve read about in some comments above, I do take Propecia, and I see that the hair remaining on the top of my head is that which has been transplanted when I was younger.

    I am thankful for having done the procedure, and I do believe it was a Dr. Johnson in Boston Bosley who did mine. I highly recommend you research the credentials of your doctor and do not get your surgery done in smaller cities with lesser known physicians. Above all, be realistic, and although I remain with a full head of hair, it is not full like that of a 16 year old, nor would I want it to be.

  55. Rashad
    February 1, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    And by the way, do not count on seeing much hair growth during the first year. The first couple of months what hair was transplanted (seen as shaved stubble) fell, my scalp itched considerably as my nerves regenerated, especially after showers, and the hair growth didn’t occur until 6-7 months later. Then you factor in normal/slow growth time, so it takes about 9-10 months before you see any hair at all. I would say give it a solid year, that is why I waited over a year between transplants–and it was a decision well made.

  56. Dan
    February 9, 2012 @ 1:04 am

    Wow,
    I just found this site tonight and am terrified because i have a set transplant with Bosely in Chicago. I am however meeting the surgeon the day before the surgey to ask some questions. Has anyone done this procedure in Chicago with Bosely? Any advice is appreciated!
    Thanks

  57. Athena
    February 11, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    For anyone considering this procedure, STAY AWAY FROM FINASTERIDE/PROPECIA!!! Bosley in Beverly Hills as of October, 2011 is still telling patients FALSELY that only 2% of patients have severe, and I do mean severe, sexual side effects and that stopping the medication reverses it…
    In a direct conversation with the FDA they said it happens to approximately 38% of patients who take it and MIGHT NOT BE REVERSIBLE…think about that, please…would you rather have hair or a sex life? Seriously. And not only could you have devastating sexual side effects, sometimes after only a few doses of finasteride, other side effects are terrible as well…right now this is being referred to as Post Finasteride Syndrome (go to PropeciaHelp.com)…I have a friend that this happened to and he can no longer work…he has horrible brain fog, never feels well, spends most of his time in bed…he can’t sleep…his skin has changed…he suffers emotional blunting…the list is extensive…EDUCATE YOURSELVES…DO NOT TAKE FINASTERIDE UNLESS YOU’RE WILLING TO SACRIFICE NOT ONLY YOUR SEX LIFE BUT YOUR LIFE AS YOU KNOW IT…

  58. David aka - TakingthePlunge
    February 15, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    While there has been a lot in the media lately regarding the side effects of finasteride, it’s important to note that Propecia has been used effectively by many thousands of men for the treatment of male pattern hair loss since it was first approved in 1997.

    Though many questions have arisen regarding its safety, based on years of real-world experience, most hair restoration physicians still recommend Propecia to their male hair loss patients.

    We are keeping abreast of the latest developments and, until such tame as the FDA reverses its approval of Propecia, we have seen no evidence to contradict their original finding.

    For more recent Propecia news, see the following articles:

    Federal Consolidation of Lawsuits Against Hair Loss Drug Propecia (Finasteride)

    Can Treating Hair Loss with Propecia (Finasteride) Lead to Permanent Sexual Side Effects?

    Japanese Study Finds Propecia (Finasteride) Safe and Effective for Treating Male Hair Loss

    David

  59. Steve
    February 23, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    I had a consultation with one of the Bosley counslers in Chicago and it felt like i was pressured to have the procedure for “only” $12000.I wanted to be given options but NO this was the only one for me.When i ask them about the shampoo they sell,i was told that it would help the top of my head and not the front which i needed.My hair is getting thin on the front.Not too noticeble but i want to take a step in preventing it from falling off.During the consultation she kept repeating how my hair is gonna go away and how uncomforatble i will feel and i shouldn’t wait i MUST do the procedure!

  60. Brian
    March 5, 2012 @ 12:40 am

    I recently had the hair transplant procedure performed at the Bosley Denver Office on 3/1/12. The Dr.,technicians and nurse all worked very professionally in my opinion. The procedure did take the entire day and 2600 grafts were used. After reviewing other options for correcting my hair loss problem, I concluded that this procedure made the most sense and would generate the best possible results. I can’t say at this time how the results will be because it takes one year for complete results to be achieved. So, it is my sincere hope that the procedure works as well as the Dr. and patient testimonials have stated. For those concerned about the actual pain involved during the procedure, the procedure to numb the scalp caused the most discomfort, but was certainly tolerable, on a 1-10 scale, I’d give it a 5-6 rating and it lasted for approximaately 30 minutes.

  61. G. Robert
    March 17, 2012 @ 2:37 am

    I have had the procedure done at a Bosley facility in San Diego County that was at the time a company called Medical Hair Restoration. The surgeon was Dr. Melvin Mayer.
    I am pleased with my hair transplant, I had shopped Bosley and I will say nothing written above is a surprise.
    Dr. Mayer is very artistic, but in consultation encouraged a very aggressive hairline, day of procedure spoke of a change in his approach to conservative hairline enhancement, but I told him I wanted the more aggressive approach, which he took.
    I have a beautiful hairline, can’t detect surgery and filled nicely where I noticed it most. I can’t say the same about the top/back (crown), the doctor felt that some of the shock caused some extra loss back there. Had the procedure in August 2008 and after consultations, began to insist on getting copies of the surgeons CV (resume). Since Bosley wouldn’t let me choose my doctor and I read some of the background on their lawsuits, I decided to go with a company that would allow me to choose the doctor I wanted. I also insisted on meeting the doctor prior to the procedure. I am 55 now, and have a much younger head of hair and a lot more confidence. It is absolutely NOT all that I was hoping for, and if I could afford it would have another procedure.
    I paid by the graft $3.60. $10,500. total, over 2800 grafts.
    Dr. Mayer was incredibly personable, knowledgeable, capable. His front office girl was a bitch. Tried Propecia and have never had less interest in sex, quit that in a hurry, gave it away. It hurt my soul to lose my interest in sex, that was one of the reasons for the procedure, to be more confident and feel more attractive to enhance my sex life. And that has worked.
    The consultant did exhibit the car salesman approach, I have recommended this to a much younger friend who had the procedure with the same doctor. I did not like the hustle that the consultant put my friend through, however he made it clear he was ready to go right away which is, well…young. He looks better, takes Propecia, uses Rogaine, but needs more hair. His sex life is nil.
    I will continue to shop while saving for additional grafts, look up your doctor on websites, read and study every thing you can on this, it is extremely important. I advise you to know who your doctor is and insist on speaking with him prior to the surgery. It is foolish to go to Bosley and never even know the background of your surgeon. I began to read about the Bosley doctors and some of them were not specialized in this field. Dr. Mayer is considered an artist and has prestigious awards, he also has a great head of hair and was voted most bald at his ten year high school reunion.
    Best of luck.

  62. Edward
    April 12, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    I went to Bosley in Boca Raton and got 800 grafts. The Dr. was supposed to be one of the “best ” in his field but now have two HUGE scars still five years later where they took the 800 grafts from “donor area”. I have gone back to show them and they said they needed to do a complete scar revision. I asked if when I do it can I get maybe some transplants done for a cheaper rate because of their mistake. Instantlly they saw $$$$ signs and had a salesman in taking to me about a new $11000 surgury! They couldnt care less about their patients. I have since found a great surgeon charging me less than half and they arent about salesmen! I think the Bosley Dr. is now in Los Angeles so WATCH OUT! Unless U r planning to have your hairloss not noticed because instead everyone is now staring at your as my friend calls it “BUTCHERED SCARS”!!!

  63. John N
    May 9, 2012 @ 8:09 pm

    I had a procedure done in October 2011 by Dr. Alpeter in the NY office. 8 months later my hair looks basically the same as it did before the procedure. I called Bosley yesterday (May 8th 2012) to ask if I could make an appointment to see if this was normal or not. I immediately received the pat answer that it takes six months and to be patient. I had to to the guy that October to May is 8 months. He then agreed to make an appointment for me, telling me that the first available appointment was May 31. I said that it should take no more than 5 minutes for somebody to tell me whether or not this is normal. Still they would not budge, saying that 5/31 is the soonest appointment. I took a picture of my scalp and emailed it to the salesman Ali Afsharpour as well as to the main address (bosley@bosley.com) and have not heard back.

    At the moment I think this is the biggest ripoff I have ever been duped into in my life. I have been reading about the laser comb and it seems like people are getting good results with it, without drugs or surgery. At first the laser comb seems expensive at about $500 but it certainly does not compare to the $8,000 that I paid to Bosley for basically zero results. I wish I would have at least tried the laser comb before believing that surgery was the answer.

    Another concern I have is that I have been reading that taking Propecia can increase my chances of getting prostate cancer. Dr. Alpeter never mentioned this to me. I have been taking it since the surgery and just found this out this past week as I began to search the internet for answers.

    I am still waiting to find out what the people at Bosley will eventually tell me. When asked if I had any questions about the procedure I said that I had one question: “What if it doesn’t work?” I was assured that it was “guaranteed”. Let’s see what they mean by that. I certainly don’t want to undergo another pointless, unnecessary surgery. What I really want is my money back.

  64. John N
    May 9, 2012 @ 8:12 pm

    p.s. “I had to to the guy that October to May is 8 months.” Should read: I had to tell the guy that October to May is 8 months.

    Thank you

  65. Jason
    June 13, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I have the problem of a receeding hairline, and my hair in the front is thin not thick.
    It was reccomended to use Propecia, or Rogaine. Has Propecia proven to be successful restoring thinning hair, and a receeding hairline?
    Are there any reccomended places for Hair Transplants that aren’t Bosley?

  66. Laylas
    June 29, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    There are several problems with this article. First of all, Bosley is most definitely not still using the old techniques the author is referring to. Secondly, as a medical professional, I can tell you that for any procedure you ever have you want the person who does it to do it EXCLUSIVELY ALL THE TIME, not some random doc in a box down the street who picked it up and has no colleagues to confirm with. Plus, you can always research the Bosley doc that is within Bosley. And I personally think it is AMAZING that the man who started Bosley continues to work with his patients at his age, if it was about the money HE WOULD BE IN BORA BORA having a drink!! And for the price, lets not forget-you pay for what you get. The doc down the street may be cheaper, and for good reason. Graft placement is an art and a science that is developed over time and experience. My husband just had this procedure done in California and the care, detail, follow up, patient education and support were top notch. So they advertise, who cares? That money gets spread around into research and is ultimately beneficial to the patients. The article is correct in one thing, do your research on the topic–then you will be able to see that the rationale by this author is not based in anything other than ignorant opinion.

  67. JT
    July 8, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    Gien the fact I just got spammed by an ad for Bosley, I would say away from ANY company that uses that form of promotion!!!!!

  68. Nissan
    July 15, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    Thanks for the article! I’m about to do it in NY with Dr. Alpeter. John N, how can I get in touch with you? Thanks!

  69. Dan
    September 22, 2012 @ 1:53 am

    I am considering doing it next month at a Bosley in Chicago. I am curious to know how the other Dan in Chicago fared at Bosley for his hair transplant?

  70. Jack
    September 24, 2012 @ 3:00 am

    I come from a respected family of MD’S
    Iam not a doctor as my family tree. I am a musician, my point is DO NOT GO THREW A HT ESPECIALLY WiTH BOSLEY
    THIS ADVICE FROM MY MD FAMILY..Like your self and enjoy life. You will die someday, your hair is not what makes who you are. P.S I am thin on top but my hot looking gf is my gf.

  71. Stephen
    November 16, 2012 @ 10:23 pm

    Pretty good read on whether Bosley (or any hair transplant surgery for that matter) is right for you.

    If you scroll down about half-way you’ll find something a bit concerning though:

    “The nice thing about the hair afterwards is that in the vast majority of cases, it is going to be there for the rest of your life. While there have been some cases of people losing a little bit of their transplanted hair many years down the road, for the most part, this isn’t a problem.”

    That’s sort of troubling, “in the vast majority of cases”. When you spend that sort of money, you really shouldn’t wonder whether or not it’s going to last…

  72. Caroline
    November 22, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    I used the Bosley system ( shampoo, conditioner and after cleansing foam)
    My sister and I both used it for a number of weeks
    And we both found the the product actually made
    Our hair fall out. Would not recommend this product.

  73. Samson
    December 1, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    I had a Bosley HT about 10 yrs ago in ATL and just today had my 2nd HT at the Bosley clinic in Chicago. 800 grafts then and almost twice that today. I was very pleased fir years then and will probably be pleased again. The surgeon today was conscientious and confident (a trained plastic surgeon). Sure, the grafts were placed by techs, but at his direction. I asked how long they had been doing this and the 3 techs had almost 30 years combined experience. This wasn’t their first rodeo. There is NO ONE stopping you from asking questions about experience, complications, outcomes, etc. Remember, it is YOUR responsibility to ask questions. Time will tell about the final results of this procedure but I’m confident it will be fine. I am also a physician BTW. To everyone out there thinking about doing this….remember your mileage will vary depending on multiple factors. If you aren’t comfortable with a sales pitch or somehow feel the doc isn’t on his game, YOU can abort. Give them a chance to allay your fears/concerns, but if something’s not right then don’t go through with it or it will haunt you forever, especially if your results are suboptimal. In my experience you want someone who is EXPERIENCED and has a SURGICAL background. These are absolutes in my book and should be in yours too. Best of luck to those who research options and elect to proceed with HT, whether it is with Bosley or elsewhere.

  74. Thomas
    December 24, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

    I went to Bosely in Seattle and had the transplant procedure done on 01/02/2012. I paid $10,000 for 2200 grafts. It’s now December, and after nearly a year I can only say that it has been totally and completely worth it. I’m 55 years old and I now have more hair, and a lower hairline than I ever had before. The people who know that I had the procedure done are amazed at the results. I would highly recomend Bosely to anyone. They were very proffesional, had a modern facility, excelent staff, and the results have been really really good. Fantastic actually. And that’s no BS.

  75. Lee
    December 30, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    I had two treatments at Bosley and the first one didn’t really take so they did another one – charged me both times. The second one didn’t work right either and they haven’t returned my call or email! Interested in knowing a lawyer who is handling class action requests?

  76. James
    January 25, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    I was first introduced to hair transplant by a friend who had seen the Bosley infomercials but I went on the internet and did more research about the different hair transplantation techniques and the results. I found that patients from other clinics actually had much better results. I found the following clinics to be very reliable from my research.

    – Dr. Rahal – Ottawa, Canada
    – Hasson & Wong – Vancouver, Canada
    – Dr. Alan Feller – New York

  77. lane
    April 1, 2013 @ 4:28 am

    Dub.ia
    Anyone recently have hair a transplant at the Chicago Bosley office? I have an appt schexuled and was curious about their doctor and techs

  78. Shiv
    April 12, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    I did it there just last week with Dr. Terence O’Hare. It was a professional team, the techs that did the transplants were nice. They allow you to watch video while they work on you, and give you lunch and are pretty kind and decent and VERY considerate. They were competent and hardworking folk…

    I did not get a discount due to an office error, but they offered to redo the charge, so that was fair. Make sure that you communicate what you have paid for to reserve a room [$500 should do it] VERY clearly and at the start…before they process the financing.

    If you are going to the N. Michigan street office, I suggest that you understand where the place is, because it was not intuitive [on Huron street from a luxury hotel entrance]. So go there at least an hour in advance [2 hours if it is rush hour] because I had to find it… They do validate the car park ticket, so make sure to have it validated at the front office to save yourself good $$ in parking fees.

    Overall, it was a decent level of service with knowledgeable folk. The doctor was kind and appeared to be experienced and answered questions, though not necessarily as much as I would have liked. But he was direct and appeared honest, and has a lot of experience in this field…

    I do recommend that you get a prescription from your doctor for Propecia, and also request him to double the strong pain killer dosage [from 12 to 24 tablets], because the Ibuprofen that they also supply did not work. The first 2 days do require the medication, but be careful about overdosing because the medicine can cause drowsiness and may make you throw up.

    I had my sutures removed two days early [after 7 days] and this time there was another doctor who checked my healing before the nurse undid the sutures. That doctor was simply great: warm, knowledgeable and articulate. He gave great information and was encouraging.

    Now of course…we have to see the end results. But the old hair may fall off and the follicles need a long time to heal – like 3 to 5 months before they grow new hair.

    The whole deal is professionally handled. They give it all in a nicely packaged form, so it is convenient. They also do listen to a survey that they send in after the procedure.

    Overall…a good experience, but hair transplants are not a particularly easy thing. You have to follow a lot of procedures after the surgery to maintain wounds and the scalp. After the sutures are removed, you ought to be a whole lot better.

    Be prepared to pay past $10,000 for 2000 grafts. They do finance but may need 20% down, and the cost can be closer to $400 per month for 2 years. Cheaper deals are also there – depends on your credit report of course. Once they approve, the approval stays for 3 months.

  79. Frankie S.
    April 28, 2013 @ 3:51 am

    This is my first time on this site, I’m seriously considering Bosley, but since I’m a college student, I’m hesitating on even making the call because I’m still paying for tuition, books, etc. and that’s pricey as it is. Looking at the cost of Bosley kind of freaks me out. $10,000 is not doable for this poor college student. How do payment plans work? I’m considering doing this in Salt Lake City, Utah. It really is a huge insecurity I have. Everyday I look in the mirror and become a little more depressed. It seems like every time I wash my hair a bigger portion of my scalp is showing. I’ve been masking the hair loss with a spray (like those halloween sprays) to keep it from looking so bald, it’s been working in masking it but it’s causing everything in my bathroom to have a film of spray. I think it may also be contributing to the speed at which my hair is being lost. I tried another product that masks the loss (a powder), it worked well too, but it was a little expensive to purchase as much as I was, for as little as the bottle contained, that’s why I went to the spray which is like $2 a bottle. It smells terrible and I hate using it, but paying $2 per can is more appealing than $10,000. So if there’s anyone that’s been to the Salt Lake City center, could you tell me your results/experience and if you’re happy or not? Also how long do the restorations last and is the cost the same every time? I’m a little nervous about the scaring and all that.

  80. Liza
    June 13, 2013 @ 1:39 am

    Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body called the ‘donor site’ to bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’. It is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. Thus modern hair transplantation can achieve a natural appearance by mimicking nature hair.

  81. Dilip Singh
    June 21, 2013 @ 6:30 am

    I was just thinking about the tranplant but it costs a lot and surgical methods are so scary for me and was just searching over the internet and found a product Minoxidil. I tried it as I tried so many products but found it really so useful. In just 4-5 days I saw that new hair were growing in the bald area and finally in just 6 months my head was full of hair. I advise everyone to try it once before other treatments at the above mentioned site as they are so helpful and will give a better advise as the type of your problem.

  82. The Victim
    February 7, 2014 @ 11:27 pm

    Hi,
    I do not know Bosely and I had some good feedback about them. However, I know very well ALI AFSHARPOUR working at Bosely. I just can tell you to avoid him.
    My experience with Afsharpour was a DISASTER.
    As I know he is not from any MEDCIAL or Para-medical education. Just be careful with Ali Afsharpour. I can not mention here what I know about that person due to “personal reasons” but JUST AVOID ALI AFSHARPOUR.

  83. Bob
    March 18, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

    Hello. I had my first procedure done at the Bosley SF office in 2006 and was very pleased with the results. I recently had a second procedure done at the same office with the same physician. Dr. Terrence Aragoni was both professional and kind. I had great experiences with them both times and would highly recommend them. The staff was friendly at all times and the procedure itself was not a big deal. The worst part about it was the administering of the local anesthetics. Other than that I couldn’t feel a thing.

  84. vla1
    August 11, 2014 @ 6:13 am

    Only two weeks ago I had a follicular transplantation surgery performed by Dr. Angela Phipps of Bosley in Raleigh, NC. I felt comfortable with her, and am following carefully her instructions for post-operative care and healing. All is going well in these first two weeks, and it does not seem I will have any scarring at all in the donor area. Surprisingly good results for now.I am hopeful that Dr. Phipps’ 8th month review will reveal great results.

  85. Richard
    September 18, 2014 @ 12:04 am

    I visited the office of Bosley in Austin Tx. I informed them of a medical procedure i had on my head that was not hair related. Consultant did not inquire or research the procedure and told me i was a good candidate for the surgery and we scheduled an operation date. 2 weeks went by and i was really excited at the possibility of getting my hair back. I get to Houston for the procedure, check in to a hotel, miss 2 days of work, only to have the doctor inform me he couldnt perform the procedure due to my other operation. A lot of time , hope and lost money could have been saved if Casey Miller at the Austin Tx Bosley consultation center had just called the doctor in Houston and dove a little deeper into my previous surgery or mabye used google or asked me more details. My point is, a lot of hassle could have been avoided if people had done their job. Some would get fired in other fields for making a mistake that cost someone that amount of trouble. I have nothing negative to say about Bosley. I do however have plenty of negative things to say about their consultant Casey Miller at the Austin Tx facility.

  86. Vivek
    June 3, 2015 @ 8:24 am

    There is no working solution of hair loss except hair transplant that costs too much. Only Minoxidil is FDA aproved drug that helps a little. Just got to know it at minoxidil15express.com that helped me a lot to know about the drug.

  87. Max
    November 10, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

    I had my H/T-FUT done in Aug-2015. I am in my late 40’s and I was not happy with my hair big time. I stay in shape and I have a young face. Personally some guys look good bald, I wouldn’t look good period. The hardest thing for me was the phone call. I actually hated looking in the mirror.. What the heck is happening to my looks and hair :(??? I made an apt. with the NYC office. Met with Ken B. I did some homework on h/t’s and doctors blah-blah.. Bosely was running a special/rebate. After consulting with Ken I took the leap of faith. Ken wasn’t pushy or abrasive. He answered my questions etc..etc. He said I was a norwood class 5+- Not good and I think I was in denial how bad it was. I met with Dr. D Alpeter. I liked his demeanor and character immediately. Had the H/T done the following week. I needed over 2200 grafts and some. Cost $10,100. Surgery went well-great staff. Dr. A made me comfortable at all times during the surgery. A true professional in my book. Surgery in morning, finishing 3-30pm. For me, the first month 1/2 was a little painful and discomfort. On FIN and 5% Rogaine at night. Have some shedding here and there, But after 2 months I see new hairs and my old hair is coming back:)))). I AM VERY PLEASED FOR NOW. I suggest do not use hair cover ups topics. I’ve tried the powder version and dermmatch. YOU WILL LOOSE MORE HAIR USING THIS PRODUCTS IN TIME. Ask me how do I know. :(((( Let me repeat what I said earlier, I am currently happy with my early/results with Bosely. I actually like looking in the mirror now:))). GL

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