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"TK" testimonial by email
What a journey! I read and read as everyone shared there opinions. Spoke to the 4 Doctors. Read all the positive and horror stories. And finally jumped in. 1200 in the front in one day. Probably not enough I thought, but I was a little nervous. 1 month later around 800 in the rear.
Dr Cole was fantastic in every way. Now that it worked, and I like the results. My view of Dr Cole has gone up again.
I want more but I feel like the rush is off, I'm happy. I'm watching to see what's next, how's my hair holding up. Will my hair loss stabilize? etc.
I have plenty of donor hair left so I feel good about having hope for the future. There are things that are more important to me than my hair. But WOW it has lifted my self esteem. Made a bigger difference in my life than I thought.
Thanks for all the help, and I'm glad I could give back in some way.
Arfy always seemed to have some really good information and advice.
Of course I want more more more. But $$$ is always an issue, and as I said earlier I want to see where things are going for me and the industry. I hope in the next 6-12 months to make my next decision.
I try to check in once a week to see what's up, but I think its true if you get great results (I feel there great) you seem to just move on.
I hope my hair stays, hairloss stops, and a magic pill is invented to grow hair :)
FUE without shaving the headI arrived home safely and it is hard to put into words how thrilled I am with the work! I have no idea how many we did, but I know with all the repair work it certainly turned into a longer day than anticipated and I want to make sure you feel fairly compensated. I also want to send Patrick and Nelson something for all their extra time so they don't mutiny on you. I don't know if doing the CIT without completly shaving the donor area is something that you now do routinely or if that was just something you are experimenting with , but it is remarkable to think that in four days when I take out the stitches, there will basically be no trace that I had anything done! lowering the cost of CIT it probably doesn't help you any but I am ecstatic about it. It is the world's fist truly undetectable transplant! The worst part of an CIT procedure for me in the past was always the "regrowth" period when you had to camouflage with Topic or Couvre. This completely eliminates that!! Again, I am thrilled. Thank for your great work, compassion and attention to detail that no other doctor can match. Talk to you soon...
Scar Repair - Patient From Europe)
Hello there doc Cole,
How are you? I hope everything is ok down there.
We've met at Pantelis offices last September and after we spoked you gave me new hope to my problem.
How I wish I knew you from before.
Three months are gone since the day you transplanted a small sample of hairs with the CIT method on my scar and I am glad to say that new hairs started to grow nicely from the scalp.
I can't find the proper way to thank you. And I hope that you will come in April so that we can discuss furthermore.
By the way my head looks different now because the hairs from previous surgeries appear to grow back again (remember I tried to get rid of them with the laser hair removal ) but they seem to be fine and natural and with a bigger length.
Today I have wrote to the hair loss forums about my case and expressing my feelings about you and how grateful I am to you.
And now I know for sure that every single good word being written by other patients is a reality.
I'd like to thank you again from my heart and I am looking forward to meet you in April here in Cyprus.
Maybe there is still some hope to do something more with me.
I will be very glad if this new approach with body hair comes to be the alternative solution for those patients like me with very little hair on their heads.
If there is a chance to find time and answer this email, then I will be happy to hear from you
The CIT Hairs Are Growing !!!!
Hey doc, I wanted to see if I could get some before pictures of my head, and pictures of the work! My hair is growing and is seems to get thicker by the week. The hair in my scars are also growing! The hairline looks great and I could not be happier unless I grew all of my hair back. Thank you for working on me and repairing Dr. Rossanelli's mess I really do appreciate it. Please let me know about the pictures, I can't even remember what I looked like before the operation. I hope things are going well. Thanks for the help and tell everyone I said hello.
My Hair is Coming in Well -- VERY Well
I'm 6 months post-CIT now and my hair is coming in well -- VERY well, as the fullness on top has actually exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much for what you've done for me.
I am at the 6 and a half month point from a procedure 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 visited 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 procedure with Dr Cole he did about 1800 follicular 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 *** 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 procedure. 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 !
This post was made by the user "Quincy Columbo" on hairtransplantnetwork.com
Brilliant work by Dr Cole!Hi Dr Cole,
Thanks for your brilliant work on my crown on Monday
I am recovering well.
This time there is virtually no post op discomfort compared to the striplast time, CIT is awesome.
Thanks again and have a happy Thanksgiving.
"Soven" testimonial on Hairlosshelp.com
I wanted to share pictures of my HT at exactly 3 months. Lots of hair came in early starting around 6 weeks, but I expect lots more to come in, since everyone says they saw maximum growth between 3 and 6 months?
"Seetack" testimonial on Hairlosshelp.com
I am a 52 year old veteran of one scalp reduction and 8 strip sessions, starting in the early 90's. My first procedure was 1993 or 1994. At that time of course the Internet wasn't available and even though I did my homework as well as you could in those days I ended up a mess. I won't name names, since I believe all the doctors I went to have retired and it was more the poor technology available at the time than the incompetence of the doctors. Anyway, I had five sessions in fairly quick order, probably over a 3 year period and ended up with about 1500 mini/micrografts. Anywhere from 1 to 15 or 20 hairs. They were pitted, compressed, inserted at improper angles, randomly arranged and I also had a bunch of 2-5 hair grfts near my hairline and a lot of nice scars on the back of my head. But I still had a lot of hair on top and in the back in those days that pretty much covered the whole mess up.
Cut to the late 90's and and I've lost a lot more hair. The grafts on top are now plainly visible and I realize I need more work. I go for three more mega strip sessions of 1000 grafts each, the last of which leaves me with a huge one inch scar all along the back of my head because by this time my scalp was so tight that if I raised my eyebrows in front I could feel the back of my scalp rise at the same time (still can). Anyway, my hair still looked like hell, the hairline sucked and of course there was the scar. But, with my scalp as tight as it was, I knew I could never have any more strips done and was pretty much resigned to living with what I had.
That is when I found out about Dr Woods and Campbell. I went to them for 3 sessions totaling 1250 FUEs and they did an incredible job of filling in a lot of the scar (the growth was phenomenal) and put some grafts on top to soften my pluggy look. Unfortunately, I could not afford another trip to AUZ and even if I could, I lacked enough donor hair to in-fill enough to camouflage all the big grafts from the early 90s. I felt my only hope was to remove and redistribute the large grafts and then use the rest of my donor hair to soften up the look on top.
I flew to NYC to consult with Dr Bernstein and he told me that he would not touch me because there were "too many" mini/micros and that I should "wait for cloning" then have them removed and use cloned hair to finish the job. Waiting for cloning just didn't sound like a lot of fun.
It was about this time (Feb 2002) that I started to see posts about Dr. Cole. I emailed him about my situation and he too told me that while he was working on CIT, he just "wasn't ready" for someone like me who had so little margin for error. He told me at the time that "Woods is still the master".
Well, I kept in touch with Dr Cole, and earlier this year I flew to Atlanta and had a consult with him. He suggested removing some of the larger grafts and the ones that were very obvious in my hairline and then adding some new FUs using his CIT method. We decided on removing and redistributing about 150 grafts and supplementing these with 300 CIT.
I went for my procedure September 19th. Dr Cole removed the largest plugs on top using a punch. These he sutured. In the hairline he removed everything that was over 1 hair using the CIT procedure to extract the grafts. The holes where he removed th 2, 3 and 4 hair grafts were very small. He closed this area using one long suture from side to side that ran across the front of my hairline. He then VERY carefully shaved just enough area on the sides of my head to remove the CITs that he used to fill in my hairline. By the end of the day (9:30 PM) we had implanted 562 grafts in my hairline, a combination of new CITs and redistributed older grafts that his technician Nelson had dissected under a microscope. The cosmetic improvement was immediate and remarkable! I am planning another session to remove more grafts and do more CIT work in either November or January.
The purpose of this post is not to start a debate on the merits of strip versus CIT. Quite frankly, if I had a virgin scalp and was going for my first transplant, I might very well do a large strip session first and then fill in any scarring with CIT. My reason for this post is to reassure and inform people out there who are in the same position as I am that there is now a way out of the abyss. Dr. Cole can fix people like us that have reached the point where we CANNOT have strip surgeries because of our scalp tightness. I cannot say enough about the professionalism and compassion that Dr Cole and his staff displayed. In fact, I am almost afraid to say too much, because I have seen so many instances on the various transplant forums where the minute someone praises the work he received he is accused of being a shill or employee of the doctor. I am neither, just a happy customer. Thank you Nelson, Patrick, Thomas, Chris and Leith for your help. And thank you Dr Cole for putting the time and money into perfecting your repair procedure to where you can help people like myself.
One other thing, although I had only prepaid for a total of 450 grafts, there was no extra charge for the additional 112 and Dr Cole also implanted two grafts on the inside of my wrist to test a hair multiplication procedure that he is hoping will be successful in eventually harvesting multiple hairs from a single follicle. He also took pictures of the growth in my scar tissue (the work that Dr Woods did) because he was so impressed with the result. I will send him a before picture and hopefully we can get these photos posted to show that scar tissue really will grow good hair.
I hope this will give some hope to those of you out there who feel helpless. If I can answer any questions please feel free to ask or email me at email@example.com. Good luck to everyone and special thanks to DJ for steering me towards Dr Cole in the first place. I owe him a huge debt of gratitude.
"Calvin" testimonial on Hairlosshelp.com
Just want to share my experience regarding my consultation with Dr. Cole this past Sat.
After sitting in NYC traffic for 2 hours I finally made it to the office about 15 min late. Thankfully, Dr. Cole was also running late so I didn't feel so bad. It also gave me time to sit and talk with his assistant Christina who was very friendly and easy-going. (not hard to look at either). Now any of you who have been to the NYC location know that the office isn't set up to impress anyone. It is purely functional and made me feel like I was in my general practitioners office. If I didn't know so much about Dr. Cole from the internet I would have left wondering if it was a "fly-by-night" operation. The truth is that the office is not fully up and running yet, which is something that they are working on, so I'll give him a break on that.
When Dr. Cole came out to greet me any apprehensions I had were quickly resolved. He is very personable, and if I met him out in the street I'd never guess he was a HT doc. After exchanging a few pleasantries he took me back to one of the operating rooms and we started talking business. He gave me a quick once over and then gave me the good and the bad. THE GOOD: I have better than average density in the donor area (200/cm2) and better than average diameter (80). He classified me as NW 3A moving to 5A, but he doesn't see me progressing beyond that, which means I shouldn't require too much body hair to complete the job. He doesn't see the need to remove any of my previous grafts, of which he feels I had excellent yield, and my donor scar is small and healed very well. THE BAD: I have a very tight scalp which rules out any mega strip sessions, however in his opinion this contributed to my fine scar. He says that the tight scalp = fine scar as long as a reasonable amt. of donor was removed. Also he noticed miniaturization in the crown (NW5) area, which means I will someday have to deal with that. That said, he suggested CIT which I get the impression he is suggesting to a lot of his patients. It seems as though he is really embracing it, and has a lot of faith in its results. He mentioned that he is pressing Dr. Rose to accept and move towards CIT and is making progress with him, so we may soon get another CIT doc in the picture. I'm looking at about 1500 grafts for now over 2 sessions. To answer some questions asked by a couple of guys in my previous thread. 1) Dr. Cole will take hair from just about any reasonable place on the body, including lower abdomen. Just not the "obvious" areas. 2) His opinion on Gho's HM is "I'll believe it when I see it". He is open minded but wants to see facts before drawing conclusions. 3) I never directly asked him about # of grafts/session, but based on our discussion I believe 1200 isn't out of the question. He suggested 800 in 1 session for me. I'd rather not totally shave my head) 4) I stand corrected, Dr. Cole does use technicians, however 2 of them are drs. They will plant grafts, but only Dr. Cole removes them via CIT. 5) He feels that he makes positive progress with every procedure, so you will see improvements in the results by waiting 6 months. He mentioned that he discovered 2 "new things" just this past week, 1 of which "may" lead to improved results.
In addition to that I should mention that Dr. Cole performed his 1st CIT procedure in NYC this past weekend, and is planning to start scheduling CIT surgeries for NYC in the very near future. Maybe I'll be the next. Also for you H&W guys, he had very positive things to say about both of those guys. He disagrees with using all lateral slits, but can't argue with their results which he agrees are top notch. He also would not discourage me or anyone else from going to H&W if a large strip session was the order of the day. I'd like to address something that someone previously posted about Dr. Cole being arrogant. That I believe is the wrong term. Confident is much more suitable. Arrogance is blind, and confidence is based on facts and knowledge. Dr. Cole will make some statements that could be mistaken for arrogance, but he always follows up with facts. This is when he sheads his mellow exterior and gets serious, and I like that.
To summarize, I had a very positive experience with Dr. Cole, and I would suggest that anyone considering CIT/FUE to meet with him. IMHO out of the 3 drs currently performing CIT/FUE regularly he gives the best overall results. I've seen some questionable aesthetic results out of Woods (donor is pure artistry though), and Jones is real close (TKDkid's last session looks great), but Cole is already there. (again just my opinion) This is why I chose to speak with him, and in doing so I was just looking for flaws, a reason to take him off my list. I didn't find any. So at this point I can say I'm 99% sure he'll be my doc. And as an added bonus, I may not even have to travel.