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 1 – HT2

Month 1 – HT2

Month 1 – 28th February 2017 One month! So yeah, looking kinda thin at the moment and I’m patiently waiting for the new growth to start. I’ve had a couple pimples/ingrown hairs show up, so that could be a sign that it’s starting to grow already which is good,

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Week 3 – HT2

Week 3 – HT2

Week 3 – 19th February 2017 Up to Week 3 now and I’ve shed, what appears to be, most of the newly implanted hairs. I still have quite a few of them though that haven’t grown or shed, they feel like stubble in amongst the original hair that has

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Week 2 – HT2

Week 2 – HT2

Week 2 – 12th February 2017 Another week down and it’s looking slightly thinner now due to the amount I’ve been shedding over the past 5 days or so. It’s all part of the process though, so I just have to be patient and in a couple of months

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Week 1 – HT2

Week 1 – HT2

Week 1 – 4th February 2017 Well there’s the first week down and I can’t believe how good it’s looking. At the bottom of the page I’ve added a photo how it looks now compared to the first HT in 2015. As mentioned in my other posts I have

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Day 6 – HT2

Day 6 – HT2

Day 6 – 3rd February 2017 Things are progressing well at Day 6. Scabbing and redness are getting less everyday and I think I could almost get away with not wearing a cap in public lol I’ll take some more photos tomorrow and post them up to show you

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Day 5 – HT2

Day 5 – HT2

Day 5 – 2nd February 2017 Almost scab free at day 5, and it’s looking really good. Haven’t used any coconut oil today as it’s not feeling as dry as it was yesterday. I also think it may have even made the scalp a little redder, so that’s another

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Day 4 – HT2

Day 4 – HT2

Day 4 – 1st February 2017 Here’s where I am at Day 4 Post HT, and to be honest it seems like it’s been longer than that for some reason. Everything seems to be going well and on track, so I’m happy. I’ve been a little more vigorous

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Day 3 – HT2

Day 3 – HT2

Day 3 – 31st January 2017 Day 3 post HT means I can wash my hair…finally. I’m using some Baby Shampoo morning and night which is very mild and doesn’t have any chemicals etc in it. As you can see there’s a lot of scabs on my scalp now

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Day 2 – HT2

Day 2 – HT2

Day 2 – 30th January 2017 Slept quite well last night, only woke up a few times. Some itchiness has started on the donor and recipient areas which is good as it means everything is healing. Only bad part is that sometimes you’ll wake in the middle of

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Before Photos – HT2

Before Photos – HT2

Some before photos prior to my second HT. I plan to grow my hair around the same length as this over time. Click the image for larger view/slideshow

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