I am at the 6 and a half month point from a proceedure I had with Dr Cole in his Atlanta office. I must say that if you are looking for a quality, knowledgable doctor who genuinely cares about his patient then I recommend Dr Cole.
I discovered Dr. Cole after visiting this forum and after seeing some of the posting of his work. I visted his website(www.forhair.com) and submitted my information and a couple hours later I got a call from Dr Cole himself which really surprised me.
In my proceedure with Dr Cole he did about 1800 follicar units by the strip method and it went quite well. I was in the chair from about 8:30 am until about 5:00 pm.The only real pain I felt was the needle used to numb the donor and recipient areas. I ended up watching 4 movies and the time seemed to pass by quickly.
The first couple months were probably the hardest because I experienced some shock loss around the donor and recipient areas and it was quite hard at times to look in the mirror. At about the third month things started to take off and my hair began to fill in both areas of the donor and recipient areas. The fourth month thru the sixth month have been amazing as my hair continues to grow and get stronger and the donor region has healed so well that I have trouble finding where it is.
This was actually my third HT proceedure. I had 100 mini grafts by Bosley in 1993 and 432 mini grafts from Elliott and True in 1995. I have also been on propecia since 1998. The results I've had with Dr Cole far exceed any previous work that I've had.
I am so glad to have found this forum because it has helped me so much with the right information in making these all so important decisions.
Take care and Happy New Year !
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