Hair Transplant Nightmare

by Staff Writer

Question: At the age of 19 I began to rapidly lose my hair. I was really beside myself and needed to find a solution. One night while I was up late studying for exams I saw an informercial for Bosley Hair Transplants and decided right then and there that I was going to do something to help myself. I did not want to be bald by the age of 21 and according to the commercial there was now a “permanent solution’ to my hair loss.

Fast foreword to today, I am 25 years old and now have much less hair than when I started. my hair transplants look extremely unnatural and my parents are out more than $11,000.
I believe that my life has been stolen from me and all these Bosley people keep telling me is that “I look great”. They tell me with one more procedure that I’ll be good to go.

This has been a total nightmare! I have not been able to date, I am very uncomfortable at my job and I believe that they have stolen years of my life from me.

I read on your website that the American Hair Loss Association does not recommend the large chain clinics like Bosley. I only wish I found you people before I made the decision to have this done. I was so desperate to improve my situation at the time that put faith in these people. I feel so stupid and ashamed. I retrospect I was so ill-informed.

Is there anything that I can do now to help myself or am I destined to look like a freak for the rest of my life? This has taken a huge toll on my self-esteem. I can not even look at myself in the mirror without being reminded of the biggest mistake of my life. My parents are very supportive and actually feel guilty for financing the hair transplant without doing more research.

Please let me know if there is hope for me. Thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:

It is important to understand that you are not alone. The American Hair Loss Association does not recommend large chain clinics for a reason. For the most part these are bottom line business that spend millions of dollars on advertising in order to SELL SURGERY. Unfortunately the quality control of many of these so called medical practices is sorely lacking. It is the opinion of the AHLA and most experts in the field that avoiding these clinics is your best bet. With the Said Bosley Medical has made significant improvements in their practice in the past few years, however they are still not recommended by the AHLA.

It is absolutely possible to greatly improve your situation. First and foremost you should consult with a qualified hair restoration surgeon. The only Hair Transplant surgeons recommended by the AHLA are accepted members of The International Alliance of Hair Restoration surgeons (IAHRS). a skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeon can correct the prior bad work to give you a more natural appearance and with the addition of more transplanted grafts, most casualties of these large chain groups can end up looking fantastic. So to answer your question you can be helped.
Hang in there.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark December 1, 2007 at 6:30 pm

I had a terrible experiance with Bosley too! I wish to God I had dome more research before jumping into my own hair transplant nightmare.

Apparently they have a terrible reputation. I had my first hair transplant with them in 2002. After I told them that I was very unhappy they convinced me that I needed one more surgery to accomplish my goals. I fell for it, and gave them more of my money. The second surgery was even worse than the first. My head is a real mess. I’m currently saving my money to get repair surgery. Something needs to be done about Bosley. They must have screwed up a lot of people.

Lou Paggiotta December 7, 2007 at 11:06 am

can i get your coments on dr. michael beehner Newburgh, NY thankyou

admin December 7, 2007 at 9:11 pm

Dr. Michael Beehner is a very well respected hair transplant surgeon. He’s an elite member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons and is one of less than 50 hair transplant surgeons throughout North America recommended by The American Hair Loss Association. You’ll be in good hands.

Howard June 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Get over it. I became quite bald in my 30s. It hasn’t hindered me in any way. I am now 76 and I have spent more than 40 bald years. So what. Those who are upset by baldness are superficial people. Intelligence and a warm personality are all that really matters.

Ermar July 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Howard wrote: “Get over it….so what” and “Intelligence and a warm personality are all that really matters”
Warm personality? Judging by your curt and cold post, that “warm personality” you speak of is something you obviously aren’t in possession of and severely lack.
Mean old fart.

bookersam July 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm

@ Ermar , I loved your reply to Mr. Personality LOL!!!

tom August 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Howard I don’t disgree with you. I am 68 and started loosing my hair in my 20’s. No big deal. Maybe you were just too direct

Printzalbert August 25, 2011 at 9:18 pm

@ Ermar , Right on, buddy!

karin September 3, 2011 at 10:44 am

Howard: I’m curious, if you’re so confident with your baldness why are you even on a site about hair restoration?

Jack September 26, 2011 at 7:34 pm

The above information are correct about Bosley Hair Transplant Group. They are terrible, I had my hair transplanted on November 18, 2010 last year, it has been 9 months, my hair looks worse now than before I had the hair transplanted done, it cost me $7700 for 1600 grafts hair, I went back to talk to the Doctor in Houston, his name is Dr. Kare Feldman, he gave me all the excuses, he was blaming me that I lose more hair, this and that ….., the hair that they restored on the top of my head, they do not grow at all, they all die out and fell off, and my donor area ( back of my head ) is still bothering me a lot, very uncomfortable all the time, and the back of my hair is getting thiner, because they transplanted the back of my hair to the top of my head, I was expecting I have more hair after the transplant, but it is opposite, my hair looks thiner than before. They will say all the excuses if you have any problem to go back to tell them. I highly not recommend Bosley Hair Medical Group to anyone who wants the hair transplant. Please do more research before you do it. I am very regret to have the hair procedure done at the Bosley Group. Spent a lot of money but it won’t work !

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