Bosley Hair Restoration Complaint - Hair Restoration = More Damage than Benefit!!!
Bottom line -- DON'T DO IT!!!
I'll start with the (very few) positives...like their glamorous ads say, hair transplants do transplant real hairs that actually grow. However, what they don't tell you is what you really need to know...
(1) Even though I asked, they never would tell me what the "average hair density" was for people without baldness. After a quick internet search (unfortunately AFTER my procedure), I figured out the avg is 200-300 hairs per square cm. With a transplant, you will be LUCKY to get 5 per sq cm!!! This means you will basically still be bald after the $7000+ procedure.
(2) They will not tell you it will take approx FOUR procedures to have any significant change to your appearance. Doing the math, this means you'll need to be prepared to pay around $30K to get any decent results!!!
(3) They will not tell you that even though your "scabs heal in 7-10 days," your scalp will be SIGNIFICANTLY discolored for about 3-4 months. If you don't have decent hair coverage in the recipient area, this will be VERY VISIBLE to others. I had to use MAKE-UP to cover my embarrassing scalp!!
(4) Even after the redness finally goes away, and the FEW hairs start growing in, your scalp will look unnatural. They basically DESTROY your scalp by making hundreds of slices in it for the surgery. The result is a very uneven and bumpy texture. Again, unless you have GOOD coverage, this will be visible to others...FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!
(5) I don't know if everyone responds the same way psychologically, but I had SEVERE DEPRESSION for about 2 years after my procedure, wondering why I voluntarily paid $7K to destroy my perfect scalp.
(6) They will mention the "pencil-thin" scar that will remain in the donor area, but what they won't mention is the fact that hair will not go above or below the scar, which means you will have a SIGNIFICANT gap in your hair growth. This also means you'll need to keep your hair in the back fairly long (at least a "4" cut) in the back to COVER this damage. Because I am in the military, I have to keep my hair cut close (which BOSLEY knew!!), so I've resorted to using a "cover-up" (make-up) to hide the scar. This makes it VERY hard to shower, etc. anyplace other than your own home!! This also means I can't just shave my hair now because I have this huge scar in the back of my head!! Being bald would've been SO MUCH more low maintenance!!
Ok, I've rambled enough, but hopefully you can tell I'm a REAL patient and I'm VERY SINCERE about helping others not to make the same horrible mistake I made. In the end, the absolute best thing for you to do is to embrace your baldness and RUN to the nearest barber to get it all shaved off!! Bald is beautiful and I wish more than anything that I could take it all back!
FEEL FREE to contact me directly at better2bbald at aol if you have specific questions. I'm happy to help!!!