About Me

Tuesday 7th April 2015

Hi there, thanks for checking out my website.

Now before you read on, I just want to point out that this blog is not an advertisement for DHI in any way, I merely wanted to document this exciting chapter of my life and to help fellow follicly challenged men (and women) with information regarding what happens before, during, and after an FUE Hair Transplant. More about why I chose to go with DHI (Geneva) below.

My name is Ryan, 32 years old from the east coast of Queensland in Australia. I’ve been losing my hair since I was around 20 or so which has had a major impact on my self-esteem. Being in your early twenties, you should be full of life and confidence (and thick hair!), but not me. Every day you’re forced to look in the mirror and see your hair slowly but surely receding further back and getting thinner and thinner. Yeah sure, you do gradually become more accustomed to the ever evolving larger forehead, but you never stop wishing it wasn’t so.

For many years I was using a range of different products and medications to help stop the balding/thinning. I used Rogaine for probably around 7 years on and off. I feel as though I did see some results using it, but I just didn’t like the idea of putting all those chemicals on my scalp everyday. Plus once you stop, the balding will continue. I then added Propecia (Finasteride) to my regime which I used in conjunction with Rogaine for a number of years. It did slow down the process and I would have much less hair now if I didn’t use it. But again, more chemicals going into my body. Lastly I tried using a Laser Comb which I don’t think did much at all.

I’ve been doing a lot of research over the past year on HT’s (hair transplants). I came across the FUT method which basically means they cut quite a large strip out of your scalp from the back of your head and harvest the donor hair from that. No thanks. Next was the FUE method, which I thought was perfect as you won’t be left with a huge scar, plus the recovery time is much quicker.

I had almost booked with another clinic in Belgium who perform the standard FUE method, before I came across DHI. DHI is very similar to the normal FUE method, but the normal way is to harvest the hair from the back of the head, then cut a small slice into the area where that follicle will be implanted. DHI don’t do this, they use their own unique tool which removes the cutting process all together which I thought was great as it reduces the healing and recovery time. I won’t go into the technical details, but you can find them on their website here DHI Global

I have recently relocated to Switzerland with my girlfriend for about a year. Being only half an hour from Geneva it made sense to go with DHI Geneva.

That pretty much sums up my story. I hope you stick around as I will be updating the site quite regularly with information and photos of my journey to thick beautiful hair.

Please feel free to leave a comment on any of the pages and I’ll try to respond asap.

Hairs to you,
Ryan

Month 11 – HT2

Month 11 – HT2

Month 11 – 28th December 2017  Not much change at this stage, although I feel that the hairs are starting to mature and thicken which helps with overall density. Any changes from this point on will be fairly small, but I can expect it to continue to

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Month 10 – HT2

Month 10 – HT2

Month 10 – 28th November 2017 (Images taken on 9th December (oops) 2017) Hi, sorry about the late update. I was away on holidays and then spent the last week catching up with work. Things are looking pretty good, however the crown is still a little thinner

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Month 9 – HT2

Month 9 – HT2

Month 9 – 28th October 2017 (Images taken on 1st November 2017) Hey everyone, apologies for the delayed post. All new photos posted below. No major updates, but you can probably see by the images that it’s a little thicker. See you in a month. If you

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Month 8 – HT2

Month 8 – HT2

Month 8 – 28th September 2017 Hey everyone, another month down. As you can see from the photos below I’ve kept growing my hair out. I’ll get the sides and back cut over the next few days, but I wanted to take the photos with it longer. You’ll

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Month 7 – HT2

Month 7 – HT2

Month 7 – 28th August 2017 Well there goes another month, and slowly but surely it’s thickening up. My hair is probably the longest I’ve had it, so maybe that’s why it looks thicker. I plan on growing it out even further for a little while yet. The

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Month 6 – HT2

Month 6 – HT2

Month 6 – 28th July 2017 Just hit the halfway mark! The last month has been a little slower to be honest and I haven’t seen a whole lot of change. Maybe that’s because the obvious growth takes place from months 3-6, and then it slows down?? I’m not

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Month 5 – HT2

Month 5 – HT2

Month 5 – 28th June 2017 Anyone else think this year is going by too quickly?? Month 5 now and it’s slowly looking more dense as the months go on. There’s a couple lighter patches on my crown which need to catch up, although I was laying down before

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Month 4 – HT2

Month 4 – HT2

Month 4 – 28th May 2017 Well that was the quickest month so far! As you’ll see from the photos below it’s starting to look more dense. Whether that’s because it’s growing longer (still haven’t trimmed the top of my head), or because the new growth has started,

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Month 3 – HT2

Month 3 – HT2

Month 3 – 28th April 2017 Hi Everyone, up to Month 3 now and everything seems to be on track. It is looking slightly more dense than it did prior to this 2nd HT, but there’s still a long way to go. I’m assuming it’s looking more dense

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Month 2 – HT2

Month 2 – HT2

Month 2 – 28th March 2017 Two months down now and things are starting to happen, albeit very slowly. I’m getting ingrown hairs popping up almost everyday which indicates that the hairs that shed during the first couple of weeks could be starting to grow back, although at only

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