Dear Dr. Keene,
I had been going bald since I was 21 years old. It was very hard to deal with, as you well know. I tried hairpieces all the way to shaving my head. I finally decided the best way to hide my baldness was with a baseball cap. However, I could never hide the baldness from myself. I lost my confidence due to being bald.
I had lost all hope of ever having my hair back again. Then I found out about Physician’s Hair Institute, in Tucson, AZ. I met with Dr. Sharon Keene, who educated me on my options for treating my hair. It is my understanding that Dr. Keene is one of the pioneers of the micro grafting process that is being used today (now called follicular unit grafting). I feel very fortunate that her practice is in Tucson. Otherwise, knowing what I do today, I would fly to China to have Dr. Keene perform the surgery.
You would not recognize me if you had met me prior to having the hair surgeries vs. today. I have hair from the front hairline all the way back to the crown.
I have had a total of 4 surgeries and each surgery was the same. Great results with little or no pain. It took approximately 5 months for all of the hair to grow in. I was out of work for 2 days. To me it is not an invasive surgery. I was given shots to numb the donor area and the areas where the grafts were to be placed. The benefit far outweighs having the surgery. Believe me if it were painful I wouldn't have had 4 surgeries.
I would not hesitate to recommend hair surgery as long as the Dr. that is performing the surgery is of Dr. Sharon Keene's caliber. She is board certified and internationally respected for her abilities and ethics.
The hair surgery results have boosted my self-confidence and self-image. I have been told that I look 10 years younger. When I speak at conferences I am not concerned with what people are thinking about my bald head. They probably were thinking nothing of it but to me everyone was focusing on my looks (bald head) rather than the content of the lecture.
If the cost were twice as much I would do it all over again without hesitation.