Alpharetta Client Spotlight: “I Always Wanted A Full Head of Hair!”
Russell of Alpharetta Shares His Hair Transplant Story
“I Had Hair Restoration Done Three Times. The Third Time Was Easiest of All.”
For most of his adult life, Russell had a full head of hair. It wasn’t until his 50s that he noticed it was thinning slightly in the front.
“I didn’t want to lose my hair,” Russell says. “I figured I’d do something about it while it still wasn’t that bad.”
This was in the 1990s. Back then, one of the most advanced hair loss procedures was the Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) — a procedure where a strip of hair is removed from the scalp, and healthy follicles are harvested from that strip and reinserted in the thinning area.
The physician Russell worked with was formerly a heart surgeon. He was careful and exacting, and for a long time, Russell was happy with the results.
It was only after another two decades that he started to see noticeable hair loss again, especially on the top and at the back. So Russell went back to the practice where he’d had his first treatment.
The surgeon he’d first worked with had retired, and the new doctor didn’t have as much experience.
“I didn’t have the greatest impression of him,” Russell said.
The consultation seemed rushed, and he wasn’t sure the new doctor was really listening to his concerns. But he went ahead with the procedure anyway.
Like his last procedure, the second one was also an FUT, where the surgeon cuts a strip out of the scalp to harvest healthy hair follicles.
The first time he’d had it done, Russell had liked the results. But this time, the outcome wasn’t as good.
The recovery period was painful. During that time, Russell’s stitches came loose and there was some bleeding; his scalp took a long time to heal.
And when it did, Russell noticed that the procedure had left a double scar on the left side of his head.
By then, Russell was in his 70s. He was concerned about undergoing a third procedure, but he didn’t want to live with this very visible scarring.
He started doing research online, and came upon Dr. Danyo.
“I liked that he was offering a different procedure, where you don’t cut a strip of scalp or even have to shave your head,” Russell said. “I decided to give him a call.”
From the first, Dr. Danyo made Russell feel comfortable. He took his time in the consultation, making sure to answer all of Russell’s questions.
“By the time you get to be my age, you develop a feeling about people,” Russell says. “I didn’t have the greatest feeling about the doctor who did my second procedure, but I went ahead with it anyway.
This time, I had a great feeling about Dr. Danyo. He seemed confident and knowledgeable. I showed him the double line of scarring on my head and he said, I can fix that.”
Russell had his Shave-less FUE procedure done at Dr. Danyo’s office.
And he found it to be easier than he remembered. “I took the medication and almost went to sleep during the procedure,” he says. “It was very relaxing.”
The recovery period was also nothing like he remembered. “The first night, I couldn’t even tell I’d done it,” he said. And when his friend came over for coffee the next morning, he couldn’t tell either.
“In the beginning, you can see your hair growing right away. Then it all falls out, and starts growing back again after about six months,” Russell explains.
“At this point, my hair is growing in pretty thick and I can no longer see the scars from the last procedure.”
“I’d recommend highly that anyone thinking of having this procedure go to Dr. Danyo,” Russell continues. “I had hair restoration done three times, and the third time was easiest of all. His methods are excellent.”
Interested in Shave-less FUE Hair Restoration?
If you’re looking for a hair restoration method that leaves no trace, Shave-less FUE is an excellent option. It’s one of the most discreet methods of hair restoration available – it leaves no visible linear scar, and you don’t even have to shave your head.
Schedule a free, confidential conversation with Dr. Danyo today. Your consultation can be self-scheduled for either in-person or online (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom).
Dr. Daniel A. Danyo is the founder and medical director of North Atlanta Hair Restoration, specializing in treating hair loss in both men and women. He is one of only 300 people in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is a member of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons, American Hair Loss Association, and The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
He is also an early adopter and pioneer of Shave-less FUE, one of the most discreet surgical procedures available for hair restoration. Dr. Danyo performs every procedure himself, from start to finish. He individually extracts and places every graft on every patient. Learn more about Dr. Danyo on his Meet Dr. Danyo page.