Hello Dr. Cole And Team,
First off I just want to say WOW!!!! I absolutely commend you all on everything you all are doing at IHTI. Dr. Cole is a god in this industry.
But I am writing this post because I am a 21 year old that is somewhere between a Norwood 4 and 5 but closer to 5 which is why I made the subject of this post Norwood 4.75. Anyways, I probably first started noticing hair loss somewhere around 17 or 18 but it wasn't that bad or noticeable. But now 3 almost 4 years later I have lost a considerable amount of hair (at least in my eyes). I promise I am not another young 20 year old worried about a few hairs falling off my hair line (it's more than that). And taking a look at the family tree I can see that I am on a one way train to horseshoeville. Being so young and losing so much hair has allowed me to really get to know a few new friends, Anxiety and Self Consciousness.
I began researching hair transplants several months back. I started off looking into Bosley and quickly found that I would be better off rubbing my scalp up against rocks (the result would probably be much better than a Bosley transplant, Hahahah). Needless to say I wasn't too interested in the Texas Chainsaw Approach. My father was going to get a transplant with Dr. Richard Giannotto (Northern VA) and he set me up a consultation with him. So I quickly hit the net to find out anything I could find out about Giannotto. I found a handful of positives but it was a lot easier to find negatives. So, there will be no consultation with Giannotto, I'm not really interested about what he has to say. I then found out about the IAHRS, and through their website I found Dr. Cole. The FIT procedure immediately appealed to me, and the fact that Dr. Cole is one of only 25 surgeons currently inducted in the IAHRS gave me a sense of comfort. But I still had that â€œit's too good to be trueâ€ voice in the back of my mind. So once again I hit the net trying to find any negatives I could about Cole, and I tell you what, I probably had a better chance at winning the lotto. You can find anything on the internet nowadays and if you can't find what your looking for then there is a good chance it dosen't exist. So what does that say about Dr. Cole's negatives?
I do apologize for such a long post, I did not intend to write a novel, but I am someone who is not easily impressed and I must say I currently am. I don't think any other surgeon can touch Dr. Cole and his FIT procedure.
So, if your still reading here are the questions I had:
Have you performed a good amount of procedures on people between the ages of 18-23? And if so, any pics I could look at?
I know Dr. Cole is a busy gut but, after the consultation, if I am found to be a good candidate for a transplant, how long down the road would I have to wait for the procedure?
Last Question: I live 30 min south of D.C. so going to the D.C. office for a consultation wouldn't be a problem, but would it be more beneficial if I had the consultation with Dr. Cole himself or am I in good hands either way?
I know Dr. Cole turns away a lot of patients my age because they still have a lot of hair loss to go, or financial issues. And that to me shows honesty. Just another reason I have respect. But once again I do assure you I've lost a good amount of hair. After all the research I really couldn'ta see myself getting a transplant by anyone else.
Look forward to hearing the responses.