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

Week 2

Week 2

Week 2 Post Transplant: 14th May 2015 Today marks 2 weeks since my DHI Hair Transplant. There has been a lot of changes since 7 days ago! The pain I was in has almost completely gone. According to DHI and Hair Forums it is pretty rare that someone goes

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Week 1

Week 1

Week 1 Post Transplant: 7th May 2015 Again not a great deal to report on so this will be the last daily blog update. I’ll now be updating once a week till I hit the one month mark, and from there I’ll be doing monthly updates. Stay tuned! Click the image

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Day Six

Day Six

Day Six Post Transplant: 6th May 2015 Not a whole lot to post today really. Lots more scabs are starting to fall off now, so hopefully by this time next week they should all be gone. I still have numbness on about 50% of my scalp, and only 10%

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Day Five

Day Five

Day Five Post Transplant: 5th May 2015 Where do I begin… Oh yes, the pain. For a couple days now I’ve been in some considerable pain all around the donor area. It’s a mix between a constant stinging and burning sensation, which as you can imagine trying to

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Day Four

Day Four

Day Four Post Transplant: 4th May 2015 Today painkillers and ice packs have been my best friends. Quite a bit of pain and discomfort in certain areas from where the donor hair was taken out, plus a headache that just won’t budge. The facial swelling has gone down ALOT which

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Day Three

Day Three

Day Three Post Transplant: 3rd May 2015 Well the post hair transplant swelling has gotten gradually worse over night. Check out my left eye!! However the redness in the recipient area seems to be a better today which is good. A little pain and discomfort where the donor hair

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Day Two

Day Two

Day Two Post Transplant: 2nd May 2015 A whole lot of swelling has come on today around my forehead and above my eyes. My left eye in particular is quite swollen and looks like I’ve been stung by a bee lol. All good, I know this is normal and

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Day One

Day One

Still some decent swelling going on around my forehead at the moment. I’ve been taking the antibiotics so hopefully that will help. And as expected there is still a lot of dry blood around both the implants and the donor areas. I was able to wash and

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Post DHI Transplant

Post DHI Transplant

Here’s some photos from directly after the procedures. You might not be able to tell, but there is a fair bit of swelling at the moment. Once that disappears the Dr said the hairline will look even lower. Session 1: Rebuild Hairline and Add Density to the Frontal

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