Patient Stories

The following stories have been provided by individuals with hair loss who have had at least one hair restoration surgery procedure performed by a member of the ISHRS. The ISHRS does not endorse the medical or surgical techniques addressed or described in the stories or the physicians providing services. The statements made are those of the individual patients, not those of the ISHRS or its agents. The ISHRS makes no warranties, representations, or guarantees regarding the accuracy or sufficiency of the information provided, and it specifically disclaims any responsibility or liability in connection with the content or use of the stories.

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  • My story began in Oct. 2008 when I was only 23 years old. I had a large tumor growing out of the side of my face.

    Pre-Surgery May 3, 2011 Post-Surgery August 3,2012
    BEFORE AFTER
  • My story begins one February night in 2002 when I went out to a night club. It was the infamous Rhode Island Station Club.

    Hair loss fire victims Hair resoration fire victims
    BEFORE AFTER
  • I was diagnosed with a Dermatofibrous sarcoma (a self-contained malignant tumor) when I was 26 years old which had been growing on the back of my head since I was born.

    Female hair loss Female baldness cure
    BEFORE AFTER
  • I was eighteen months of age and my Mom had put a pot of oil on a hotplate to cook some fries. Mom went to answer the phone and I reached up and pulled the boiling pot of oil onto my head.

    Female hair loss Female hair loss treatment
    BEFORE AFTER
  • For this 30-something, it wasn't about what other people thought - this was about how I felt. My name is Freddy and I had thinning on the top of my head and some on the crown.

    Male hair loss Male hair restoration
    BEFORE AFTER
  • My name is Eray and I'm 45 years old. I first started noticing my hair loss when I was 37 years old.

    Hair loss male Hair transplantation
    BEFORE AFTER
  • Originally I came into Dr. Sandoval’s office looking for hair transplantation into the crown area since that area seemed to me to be most evident.

    Pattern baldness male Male hair transplant
    BEFORE AFTER
  • I had been contemplating undergoing a hair transplant for several years.

    Men hair loss Male pattern baldness treatment
    BEFORE AFTER
  • Indirectly, my hair restoration helped to "lower my cholesterol" and "improve my dancing".

    Male hair loss Treatment for alopecia
    BEFORE AFTER
  • I did not plan to get a hair transplant.

    Hair loss treatments Hair loss cures
    BEFORE AFTER
  • I was doing a seminar and there were lots of pictures taken, and after receiving them, I realized how much older I looked than I really am.

    Male Pattern Baldness Surgical hair restoration
    BEFORE AFTER
  • My name is Matt and in my late 30’s is when I noticed I was losing my hair. After seeing Dr.

    Androgenetic alopecia Hair replacement procedure
    BEFORE AFTER
  • When I was asked “what made this a good experience,” I decided to reflect on myself, the patient.

    Hair loss men Male hair transplant
    BEFORE AFTER
  • Hairpiece Removed without Notice. After years of wearing a hairpiece, I finally decided I wanted a more natural solution for my hair loss.

    Male Pattern Baldness Male hair surgery
    BEFORE AFTER
  • It was on vacation when for the first time in my life, I had gotten sunburned on the top of my head.

    Androgenetic alopecia Hair transplantation male
    BEFORE AFTER
  • "I did not like losing my hair. I was in a state of denial for many years going with shorter and shorter haircuts.

    Alopecia in men Hair surgery men
    BEFORE AFTER
  • I went for a consultation. Dr. Goertz introduced himself and he is a very warm and accommodating professional. He answered all of my questions....

    Male Pattern Baldness Surgical hair restoration
    BEFORE AFTER
  • Dr. Porcaro and his staff educated me as to what to expect and how the surgery would be performed. Everything Dr. Porcaro and his staff promised, they delivered, I am grateful to Dr.

    Hair loss male Surgical hair restoration for men
    BEFORE AFTER
  • I am a 52 year old man. I am concerned about my personal appearance and take great pride in how I look. I have been bald since I was 19 years old, and spent most of my life without hair.

    Hair loss in men Male hair restoration
    BEFORE AFTER
  • I have slowly gone bald since I was about 30 years old. It didn't bother me too much, until I was 46 and had a daughter. Suddenly most of the fathers (who were of course mostly younger) with children the same age seemed to look 20 years younger than I.

    Hair loss men Surgical hair replacement
    BEFORE AFTER

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