I felt like I had no other option than to try the FEU procedure. My bald spot was getting larger on my crown. The rest of my hair is good. They consulted with me and determined how many grafts I would need. I balked at the $12000 price, so they agreed to do it for $7500. I have a very small bald spot that I simply wanted to cover.
I agreed to do it.
The surgery was extremely painful, so they added lots of numbing needles to get me numb. While they were plugging in the grafts, I felt the pain was worth it if it was going to cover the bald spot.
The week after surgery I was still in a lot of pain (but I didn’t take any pills, maybe I should have). After three weeks the pain was gone - a shutter of pain here and there, but mostly gone. The trouble is I’m still 60 percent numb up there - I can’t feel the comb when I go over a wide area of the crown. Research indicates that may or may not get better. But it’s not terrible, I can live with it.
I felt that the surgical team did a great job as did the surgeon. I felt safe and they reassured me all through it - and it was very sterile.
All the pain and money would have been worth it if it worked. But it didn’t.
My bald spot is exactly the same eight months later.
My only complaint then is that it didn’t work. I won’t repeat the procedure because of the pain during and after.
I’m glad I did it because, otherwise, I’d be wondering the rest of my life if it might have worked. Now at least I know - for me at least, it resulted in no improvement. They want to sell me a laser cap now. They say I can protect my investment by wearing it six minutes per day. I’m just gonna embrace the bald instead. I can say at least I tried.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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