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 9

Month 9

Hi everyone, back in Australia now and it’s been a struggle getting used to the Summer weather that’s for sure! Not a great deal to say this month really. I feel it may be looking a little thicker now, but I’m unsure. Still not confident enough to

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Month 8

Month 8

Hi guys, month 8 has arrived, aswell as a new year. Hope you all had a great time over the Christmas/New Year break. From about month 7 I started growing out my hair which was going pretty well. It did appear to be looking thicker, but only in

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Month 7

Month 7

Month 7 Post Transplant: 1st December 2015 Hi guys, and girls too! Good to see I’m getting some enquiries from not only males as this kind of procedure is great for anyone 🙂 So here we are 7 months post HT. This was a big month for me as

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Month 6

Month 6

Month 6 Post Transplant: 1st November 2015 Wow, here we are at month 6, or halfway! To be honest, I can’t say there has been any major improvements since last month. My GF says she can see alot of new hairs coming through, especially in the crown area so that’s

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Month 5

Month 5

Month 5 Post Transplant: 1st October 2015 Hi everyone, a huuuuge apology due to the late posting of this update. My mother has been over visiting me from Australia so we’ve been trekking all over the UK and Wales this past 4 weeks. She left today *sad face* so now

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Month 4

Month 4

Month 4 Post Transplant: 1st September 2015 Hi everyone, about a week behind this time as I was waiting for a HUGE group of ingrown hairs to go away. The group were right at the front of my hairline and caused a big swollen red spot. All part of

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Month 3

Month 3

Month 3 Post Transplant: 1st August 2015 Well into Month 3 Post HT now and it’s really starting to come back from that horrible shed. Everyday it’s looking a little thicker and darker. Still using Minoxidil once a day at night and trying to have a high protein diet

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Month 2

Month 2

Month 2 Post Transplant: 1st July 2015 Here we are at month 2. As you might know already, there won’t be a huge amount of progress at this stage just yet. I have noticed though that the transplanted hairs that fell out, are now starting to grow back. This

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Month 1

Month 1

Month 1 Post Transplant: 1st June 2015 First month down! Sorry this post is a little behind schedule. I’m currently travelling around the UK and making time to take photos and sit down to write these is hard to come by. Plus I was dealing with a kidney stone

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Week 3

Week 3

Week 3 Post Transplant: 21st May 2015 Here we are 3 weeks since my hair transplant. Have been shedding quite a lot in the past week, pretty much have 3-5 hairs in my hand when I run my hand over my head. That being said my hair is now

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