I’m new to the website and am encouraged that you have this website for those such as myself searching for real options. I recently went to MHR in Houston Texas and was given “info” but found your site and became discouraged as to the reputation of Dr. Carlos Puig and the chain hair restoration centers.
I am an African American male, 27, Norwood Scale 5 and I assume I have a good donor area as the dip is not low and doesn’t seem to be going that far down. Please help me to find a decent surgeon being that I am from Lafayette, La. – Irvin
Thanks for your post. Having lost virtually all my hair on top by age 30, I agree that hair loss can be very depressing. But fortunately there are good options for stopping hair loss, such as the pill Propecia, and hair transplants for restoring the hair you’ve lost.
The most important thing is too be very careful about which hair transplant clinic you choose because the results vary widely from very poor to outstanding. I think the best single resource is our hair restoration discussion forum, where patients share actual experiences, results and critiques of their hair transplant surgeons. As you’ve learned already, the big hair mills do not typically get good reviews.
Since there are no high level hair transplant surgeons in Louisiana, I suggest you consider consulting with the very best clinics nationally and plan on traveling to get it done right. Some times the very best clinics also offer the best pricing too since they are ethical and patient oriented. In my opinion the top physicians are in the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.
I suggest you read about them and then spend time on our hair restoration discussion forum researching the physicians you are interested in. Use the “Find” feature to search for posts about a physician by entering their last name.
I also encourage you to post your question on the forum for multiple opinions. Mean while keep your chin up and knowledge will set you free.
Best wishes for restoring your hair.
Pat – pulisher