For science took a half-bald guy and restored some of his shagginess.
By Charles HirshbergPosted 06.14.2002 at 1:59 pm 1 Comment
Six months ago, Dr. Jeffrey Epstein performed upon me a "follicular unit transplant"-that is, he extracted a clump of 1,923 hair follicles from the back of my head and grafted them, one by one, to the front (we left a bald spot on top). He also used a high-tech anesthetic wand to forestall pain and swelling (Firsthand, Nov. '01). The successful result you can see for yourself. The bad news: At $8,000, it ain't cheap. For details, see www.foundhair.com.
By Charles HirshbergPosted 12.13.2001 at 6:33 pm 4 Comments
When I was a boy, my dad told me that three things are inevitable in our family: death, taxes, and male pattern baldness. Like most sons, I'm forever trying to prove him wrong. That's why, 30 years later, I decided to get a hair transplant.
But not any old hair transplant. Certainly not one like my buddy Brad's -- he wound up with unsightly clumps sprouting from his scalp. Nor one like friend John's, which led to days of suffering: "The anesthesia made my face swell up like Quasimodo," he says.