Rome And Switzerland Have Booked Up!

Thank you to all that will be participating in next week’s Italy and Switzerland consultations and making this year’s trip another success. Once again Dr. Wong’s annual European trip to meet prospective patients has sold out, Rome (Oct 8-10) and Lugano (Oct 12-14) are fully booked. However, if you’d still like to try and get in to see Dr. Wong, get in touch with us and we’ll place you on the wait list should any scheduled patients be unable to attend. If we can’t find you a spot this time, we will be in touch soon when we announce a new city in Europe where a Hasson and Wong representative will be available to discuss your case.  And as always, you can submit your photos through our online form which the majority of our patients do. We will get you the doctor’s recommendation as to what may be possible.  Whether it be in person or online, we can determine whether you are a good candidate for a possible life changing hair restoration procedure at Hasson and Wong.

Reserve your spot on the waiting list today, by completing the brief form below!

 

My Life Changing Hair Transplant

hair transplant before and after surgery by Dr. Wong

History From Before My Hair Transplant Surgery

I first noticed my hair loss at the age of 19, I began to notice my hairline receding and thinning a little bit. It knocked my confidence massively and I always felt self-conscious in public. I naturally have very fine blonde hair which has always made it a challenge to cover up my receding thinner areas.

The Next Steps And Why I Chose Hasson & Wong

As my early 20s went on my hairline got gradually worse and thinner. After trying the numerous different shampoos and products available on the market with no improvement, I started researching the possibility of a hair transplant. After a long process of narrowing down surgeons by reading through websites, forums etc. I couldn’t stop noticing that Hasson and Wong had the best reputation of the lot.

By the time I reached 26 years of age I took the plunge and contacted H&W.
After speaking to David Anderson who was part of the Hasson and Wong team at the time, I felt confident that deciding to book my surgery with Dr Wong was the perfect choice. I decided to book in September 2015. David suggested that I might need around 2500 grafts by the FUT method of extraction.

after hair transplant top Dr. Jerry Wong surgery

Experience In The H&W Clinic

When I arrived the day before my surgery the staff showed me the excellent clinic facilities. The view in itself was worth the trip over to Vancouver! When I spoke with Dr Wong the day before my surgery he decided that around 2000 grafts would help me achieve the result I wanted. He talked me through the process, what he was going to do, he then drew my new hairline and we talked about my expectations and my hair loss story. He also informed me that after my surgery I should take Finasteride in the form of Proscar cut in quarters taken 3 times a week to help my native hair. Everyone I spoke to at the clinic gave me the feeling I was at the right place.

The day of the operation had finally arrived, I had to be there at 6:15am and was taken care of by Carmen one of the hair technicians. She gave me some medication to prevent infections and to help with the anesthetic. Dr Wong arrived around half an hour later to redraw my hair line in preparation, it amazed me how he drew it all by hand exactly the same as the day before, his skills really do live up to his reputation!

During the procedure I felt no pain at all and was amazed how comfortable and relaxed I was. After a short while I remember having to turn around and sit in an upright position similar to being in a dentist chair and thinking it was just like going the dentist pain free and stress free watching all my favorite shows on Netflix. We had a few breaks in between and lunch was supplied from an incredible sushi spot nearby, by 1pm around 6 hours later my procedure was complete. I received 1969 grafts in the end; 813 single hair grafts, 1060 doubles and 96 three to four hair grafts. I was sent on my way with a post-op pack which included antibiotics, painkillers and shampoo.

The next day I visited the clinic for a checkup where the staff washed my hair and checked over everything to make sure it looked good.

after hair transplant surgery right temple 2017

POST-OP

The first 8-9 days of recovery were rough. I had pain along the sides of the donor area, which were covered in dark scabs (dried blood) for the first 12 days. I also had moderate pain at the top of my crown. I slept sitting up for the first week, and I babied my scalp 24/7. I had some facial swelling from day 3 to day 5.

The implanted hairs began to fall out on day 15. I had shed probably two-thirds of the newly implanted hairs by week 5. I also experienced a good bit of shock loss at the donor site above the ears, but I made sure to keep the hair on the sides longer to make it less conspicuous. The hair in the shock loss area began to regrow around month 4, after which the scar became less noticeable by the week.

post op FUT surgery healing top of head and temples

The Journey Post Op

After the surgery I waited what felt like the longest 3 months before I started to see any progress.
By the end of the first month the redness in my scalp started to fade and the numbness in my scalp had started to wear off. I went through a small amount of shock loss of my existing hair (which is common) and the transplanted hair had all but shed, but I was happy knowing the first tough month was out the way.

Month 2 and 3 I looked the same as I did pre hair transplant and I was excited to start seeing results but knew I had to be patient. It was not until between month 3 and 4 that I started to feel the excitement that new hairs were sprouting through. Although other people wouldn’t notice, it already felt like a massive step forward.

It wasn’t until month 4 and 5 when I really started to feel the hairs grow and thicken as you can see in my pictures. As I got to month 6 I remember speaking to David from the clinic and said I would even be happy if it stopped there.

Well, I was wrong to think it was done growing!

By month 9 my new hairline was looking great and the most important part for me was that it looked natural. I was told by Dr Wong that the secret of a good hair transplant is one that no one notices.

Looking back 18 months later my results at 9 months were great and what I felt was natural at the time, but it took the whole 18 months to bed in and for the transplanted hairs to really soften, feel and grow similar to my own native hair.

I cannot put in to words how happy I am with my results! Choosing to go to Hasson and Wong has been the best decision and investment I have ever made, it has given me my confidence back and made me feel so much happier about myself.

Thank you to the H&W team

Special Announcement

With the continued and ever increasing interest overseas in Hasson and Wong, this patient (Rob) expressed his desire to help educate patients and share his story. We are happy to announce he has become our latest Hasson and Wong representative. He will be seeing patients in Manchester, UK on October 7 and 8. If you’re able to make it to Manchester and would like to meet with him to discuss a possible hair restoration procedure at our clinic, click the sign up here link below! Keep an eye out also for possible dates in Scotland or Ireland in the near future.

Meet Dr. Wong In Switzerland And Rome!

Meet Dr. Wong In Europe!

Dr. Jerry Wong is making his annual trip to Europe and is excited to see some former patients in addition to meeting new ones looking to get his expert opinion on what may be possible in their particular case.  Long considered one of the world’s best, most experienced and pioneering hair transplant surgeons, his visits always generate a great deal of interest.

Jerry Wong posing at Vancouver hair transplant clinic
Dr. Wong speaking at FUE hair transplant workshop

How To Register

If you’re interested in booking a live, in person consultation with Dr. Wong in Lugano Switzerland or Rome, simply complete the brief form at the bottom of this page.

Locations & Dates

San Paolo Fisiomedical Center

Piazzale Tommaso Edison 1
Roma
Nearest metro (Line B – Stop San Paolo)
www.sanpaolofisiomedicalcenter.it/dove-siamo/

October 8th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
October 9th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
October 10th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Lugano – Hotel De La Paix (conference room Giacometti) – http://www.delapaix.ch/eng/contacts

October 12th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
October 13th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
October 14th from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

For those patients originally planning to see Dr. Wong in Milan, we will reimburse travel expenses to reach Lugano if you book a procedure with Dr. Wong after the consultation.

Consultations are available in the following languages: Italian – English – French – Spanish – Rumanian

In order to pre screen and check if you are a candidate please fill in the following form found here  (Italian Form) For further information contact: italia@hassonandwong.com

For English speaking individuals, please complete the form found here

Don’t use gel or wax the day of your consultation and don’t shave your hair at least 2 weeks before your appointment.

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My Hair Transplant Story & Journey

hair transplant before and after 5599 hair transplant grafts

Total grafts: 5599
Total hairs: 9200
Average hairs per graft extracted: 1.64
Hair quality: good (coarse)

 

My Story

As a Norwood 6, I started to lose my hair in my late teens and had been more or less bald since my mid-twenties. I’m now 32. After going back and forth about it, I finally resolved to get a hair transplant. I researched the top doctors and decided to go with Hasson & Wong. I was especially impressed by stellar reviews of their megasessions.

I flew into Vancouver the day before my surgery and met Dr. Hasson for the first time. He evaluated my hair and we discussed the game plan for the following morning. The goal was to harvest as many grafts as possible and shoot for a happy medium in terms of density and coverage.

Upon first meeting Dr. Hasson, it was clear that he is the real-deal: intelligent, articulate, confident, professional, and experienced. I knew I was in good hands.

“I went from being almost completely bald to having an attractive head of hair in just 5 months. I’m so glad I decided to go through with the hair transplant. It was worth every penny.”

hair transplant patient day of surgery 5599 grafts FUT
hairline of hair transplant patient the day of surgery of 5599 grafts

SURGERY DAY

The next morning Dr. Hasson set to creating my new hairline, an extremely crucial step of the HT. I was very happy with the design, so we moved forward with cutting the FUT strip. The cutting and stapling took well over an hour, but it wasn’t painful. A bit later, Dr. Hasson made around 3400 incisions on the top of my scalp (I was given a counter), and then the technicians began the implantation. A couple of hours later, Dr. Hasson came in and made another 1400 incisions, for a total of 4800 or so.

Dr. Hasson managed to get a very good graft count (5599 grafts). The hair-to-graft ratio was less than I’d hoped for (1.64; 9200 hairs), but he managed to cover around two-thirds of my scalp, which I was happy with considering we had a LOT of real estate to cover.

The hair transplant technicians were very patient and accommodating through the surgery, particularly when I had a bout of neck pain (from previous disc herniation). We finished up the surgery around 10pm. The first night was long and uncomfortable but I managed to sleep for a few hours. I went in for a cleaning the next afternoon. Everything looked good. I spent one more night in Vancouver and flew home early the next morning.

POST-OP

The first 8-9 days of recovery were rough. I had pain along the sides of the donor area, which were covered in dark scabs (dried blood) for the first 12 days. I also had moderate pain at the top of my crown. I slept sitting up for the first week, and I babied my scalp 24/7. I had some facial swelling from day 3 to day 5.

The implanted hairs began to fall out on day 15. I had shed probably two-thirds of the newly implanted hairs by week 5. I also experienced a good bit of shock loss at the donor site above the ears, but I made sure to keep the hair on the sides longer to make it less conspicuous. The hair in the shock loss area began to regrow around month 4, after which the scar became less noticeable by the week.

HAIR GROWTH

I had braced myself for an ugly duckling phase lasting four months, but I was happily off by a long shot. I began to see new hairs sprouting up on top after ONLY TWO MONTHS. By four months, I already had a significant amount of new hair growth in the front, an area that had been completely bald before. (The initial two months, by the way, weren’t even that bad; wearing a hat did the trick.)

By five months, a TRANSFORMATION had already taken place! I did not expect such full growth so soon. The hair was coming in thick and the new hairline had created a new frame for my face. For the first time in almost a decade, I was voluntarily leaving the house without a hat in hand. I was very happy with the results, and astonished that they had come so quickly!

By month 6, I had already forgotten what it was like to be bald. A truly remarkable experience. It’s been 8 months now, and the hair is continuing to thicken and new hairs are growing.

hair transplant patient before after hair transplant surgery right temple

CONCLUSION

But here’s what’s most remarkable about the whole surgery. My hairline looks better now than it did before I started losing my hair! It’s hard to overestimate the importance of a surgeon’s skill when it comes to creating the new hairline, and I am but one of many examples that show that Dr. Hasson is second to none.

It initially felt a bit like a leap in the dark, but I am so glad that I went through with the hair transplant. And I am so thankful that I chose Hasson & Wong. Dr. Hasson is truly a phenomenal hair surgeon, in a league of his own, and his team is truly outstanding. They exceeded my expectations. I would enthusiastically consider all who are considering a HT to seriously consider H&W. I think they are the best of the best.

CAHRS And KSHRS 2017

China Meeting 2017

The CAHRS held its 2nd annual meeting in Hongzhou China last month with over 300 doctors in attendance. It was especially nice for us foreign doctors as they had simultaneous translations Mandarin to English. My special interest was in the live surgery workshop featuring high speed FUE extraction. I really wanted to examine the graft quality extracted using a sharp punch at high speed.

There were 3 live surgery demonstrations all using FUE. Dr Devroye and myself demonstrated 1600 FUE grafts to reconstruct frontal hairline and infill on a young man. We used Devroye’s WAW system for the extractions. As usual the graft quality was excellent and the transections rates very low (1%). The trumpet flat punch design is especially good for Asian hair as it can penetrate deeper than a sharp punch without transection thus making the extraction easier. The recipient sites were cut at 40/cm2 using customs blades and lateral slits. Graft placement was done using Wong’s prototype insertor. The hair shaft alignment of the grafted hair was spot on and we anticipate very natural growth. 40/cm2 using coarse dark Asian hair should give great coverage and density.

In the second OR we saw FUE using a sharp punch. The graft quality was very good with a transection rate of 10 to 15%. These are certainly higher than the flat trumpet punch but still very good for sharp punch. A lot of surgeons claim transection rates of 3 to 4 % using a sharp punch but when seen in real live none of the claims are true and they are well above the 10 to 15% observed here. All the grafts were trimmed before placing. Insertion was done using needle holes, placement using forceps holding the upper portion of the grafts. This requires a larger needle (blade) so dense packing will be more difficult.

Speed is seductive and most of the young doctors were attracted to high speed FUE extractions. The message that we try to emphasize is that quality must come first and that every donor hair is non replaceable and precious. Most patients do not have a surplus of donor hair and that speed is dangerous without quality.

The other highlight of the trip was spending time together with my assistants Carmen, Winnie, Dr Jean Devroye and his assistant Marie. We spend 2 days touring Yellow Mountain and saw the most amazing sunrise near the mountaintop. It was a very spiritual moment, one that I will not soon forget. Even the bus ride was fun discussing technical aspects and ideas concerning current and future idea on improving FUE.

I want to thank Dr Jufang the chair person of this meeting and the organizing committee for 1) the invitation to this workshop and 2) looking after each and every detail of this China trip, the hospitality was amazing.

Korean Meeting 2017

KSHRS was held a few days after the China meeting so that we were able to attend both. Like to thank Dr. Jae Park and the executive committee for the kind invitation to attend.

In 2012 I attended the KSHRS meeting for the first time and the things that I remember the most was just how nice the doctor’s offices were and their skill with the implanters.

For a live surgery workshop the KSHRS has the best format. Soul has a high concentration of hair transplants/cosmetic surgery centers all within a fairly short distance of each other. This allows a small group of people in each surgical center so that everyone can fit into the OR at the same time without overcrowding and view the whole operation. It also allows the operating surgeon to work in his/her own environment. The only drawback was we were not able to attend all the surgeries as we had to choose 2 surgeries to observe. We were able to squeeze in an extra surgery by coming a day earlier and watch Jean Devroye demonstrate his WAW system.

As expected the quality of the work was very high. We saw motorized long hair FUE, eyebrow FUT. Prototype punches and motorized chair designed esp. for upright FUE extractions. It is always amazing to see their speed and skill with the sharp implanters. In addition to speed really fine detailed work such as the eyebrows can be done with relative ease as the single hair implanters have improved and gotten much more refined. Other difficult areas such as temple points and facial hairs are so much easier with implanters but the grafts all need to be trimmed perfectly in order to fit into the small needle bore.

Gala dinner with entertainment the first night and Korean barbeque the second night celebrating Korean style (wild). We stayed at the Merriott hotel build on top of one of the most amazing collection of food stalls anywhere. This one stall had these amazing cheese egg tarts that kept calling me back twice a day. So good!

Next year Korea will hold their domestic meeting and should have another international meeting the following year. If you have never been this meeting has it all. I’m going to push my retirement back another few years so that I could attend another Korean meeting.

Jerry Wong

Our Journey To FUE

The process of “follicular unit extraction “has been part of the hair restoration field since first practiced by Dr. Ray Woods in Australia 20 years ago. Although the minimally invasive nature was immediately apparent , it was felt that the process was too slow and technically difficult to translate into the type of results that we were able to achieve with strip excision and microscopic dissection .

At the time “follicular unit transplantation” -where large strips of donor scalp could be perfectly dissected under direct vision using stereoscopic microscopes – was cutting edge . With yields around 98% it seemed almost perfect! In good hands the donor scar was almost invisible and hardly ever an issue .

At Hasson and Wong, we refined techniques with custom sized recipient sites ,ultra dense packing , mega sessions and the lateral slit technique . These techniques which collectively began to be referred to as “ultra refined transplanting ” , allowed us to achieve unprecedented results .

In 2004 at the 12th meeting of the ISHRS in Vancouver, H&W presented an unheard-of 25 patients (typically one patient is showcased) at the live patient viewing . All of these patients had surgeries performed by us using our techniques. In The next issue of the Hair Transplant Forum International the review from the editor emeritus of the journal wrote :

The indelible image I will take away I will take away from this meeting is that of the patients of Drs Victor Hasson and Jerry Wong. These were demonstrated at the Live Patient Viewing on Friday afternoon. To say these results were “mind-blowing”, would be an understatement. Please picture a young man with former type 5 baldness with over 5,000 FU’s harvested and planted in A SINGLE SESSION and growing with close to 100% perfection. Not only growing, but planted at up to 80 grafts per square centimetre and giving the appearance of completely normal hair direction and density with no ‘crinkle’ whatsoever and a donor scar of  1-2mm. The rest of us will be a long time catching up with the skills of Jerry and Victor and their wonderful staff of assistants. A word of caution for all of those who were as impressed as I was. Please do not return home, remove a 15×2 cm strip and start planting 5,000 FUs at 80 or even 40 per sq cm. This is something that you and your staff might like to aim toward but for goodness sake, work up to it gradually. It requires a marvel of coordination and expertise to be able to perform such a procedure even if, like me, you have been insertivng grafts for nearly 40 years

Since that meeting we have continued to consistently produce the most impressive results of any kind of hair restoration procedure available anywhere worldwide.

Time And Technology

Time and technology eventually changes everything . We have been closely following developments in the FUE field , purchasing newer equipment as it becomes available and testing it . We maintain a very close relationship with those ethical physicians performing cutting edge work in the FUE  field .
In Europe the work of Dr Jose Lorenzo and Dr Koray Erdogan  has come closest to the quality of work that we like to produce. With their assistance we have trained already experienced technicians in their manual extraction techniques.  For approximately 2 years we have been slowly increasing the number of FUE procedures that we perform .

It has been a smooth, steady and impressive march to have arrived at where we are today. The only small detour was when we purchased the Artas Robot. We quickly discovered we could manually harvest grafts with a much higher rate of success in both quality and efficiency. We were also able to leave the donor area with much less damage than the robot. This significantly increased the ability for the patient to wear his or her hair short without any material signs of a procedure and also increased the percentage of viable grafts that could be harvested from the donor area in subsequent procedures if needed.   In general our results have improved to the level that are indistinguishable from that of our strip surgery !!!

Options

So now we are in a world where we have two different technologies producing equally incredible results .
This now gives our patients the option to choose the procedure which best suits them. It does however produce a new dilemma – what technique and for whom ?

Every individual who is considering a hair restoration procedure needs to be familiar with the advantages of each procedure as they make their decision which best suits their individual needs .

It is far more important however, to choose the best clinic, irrespective of techniques, to assure the best possible results .

Each clinic should approach their procedure as a work of art! If they are proud of their art it should be displayed in ultra high definition in their gallery . Each single hair as it exits the scalp should be individually visible. High definition videos are very helpful. Any galleries with poor lighting or poor resolution are a sure sign that this is not the clinic for you .

Remember -research .. research .. research

FUE VS. FUT- What Are The Differences?

The following Infographic provides a side by side comparison of the two hair transplant procedures.

Hair transplant surgery comparison
hair transplant chart comparing FUE surgery to FUT

Hair Transplant Consultations In Italy!

Meet Dr. Hasson In Italy!

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Dr. Victor Hasson, one of the world’s most respected and experienced hair transplant surgeons. Dr. Hasson will provide you with a free, no-obligation hair loss and hair transplant assessment.

Toronto hair transplant surgeon consulting with patient

How To Register

If you’re interested in booking a live, in person consultation with Dr. Hasson in Milan or Rome, simply complete the brief form at the bottom of this page.

Locations & Dates

Rome, Italy

Roma – presso NH Palazzo Cinquecento (sala conferenze Executive 1)

  • 25 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 26 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 27 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 28 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00

Milan, Italy

Milanopresso NH Hotel President (sala conferenze Monforte)

  • 30 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 31 marzo 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 1° aprile 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00
  • 2 aprile 2017 dalle 8.30 alle 16.00

What To Expect

Dr. Hasson will be visiting Italy and performing live hair transplant consultations.Here’s what you can expect!

  • An evaluation of the cause of your hair loss, its’ current state and likely progression
  • A hair retention strategy
  • An assessment of your hair characteristics, including scalp laxity and donor density
  • A realistic review of your hair restoration goals
  • An estimate of the number of grafts required and available for hair transplant surgery
  • A discussion of FUE and FUT extraction methods
  • A hair transplant cost estimate

Sessions will be held privately in a hotel conference room and typically last up to 20 minutes. We will set up a camera to take clear photos of your head from 12 distinct angles and may record video so the doctor can refer to your images if you decide to pursue hair transplant surgery. You will be provided with a written assessment & recommendation to take home with you.

We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

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Meet Dr. Jerry Wong in Italy

dr-wong-round-200x200If you’re in Milan or Rome this October, you have a great opportunity to meet Dr. Jerry Wong, one of the world’s most experienced and pioneering hair transplant surgeons. Dr. Wong will meet with you and assess the current state of your hair loss and your suitability for hair restoration with hair transplant surgery.

Rome, Italy: October 9-12 (Sunday to Wednesday)
Milan, Italy: October 13-15 (Thursday to Saturday)

Meet Dr. Jerry Wong in Italy!

Here’s what you can expect from your session with Dr. Wong:

  • An evaluation of the cause of your hair loss, its’ current state and likely progression
  • A hair retention strategy
  • An assessment of your hair characteristics, including scalp laxity and donor density
  • A realistic review of your hair restoration goals
  • An estimate of the number of grafts required and available for hair transplant surgery
  • A discussion of FUE and FUT extraction methods
  • A hair transplant cost estimate

Sessions will be held privately in a hotel conference room and typically last up to 20 minutes. We will set up a camera to take clear photos of your head from 12 distinct angles and may record video so the doctor can refer to your images if you decide to pursue hair transplant surgery. You will be provided with a written assessment & recommendation to take home with you.

We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

Book your free consultation today!

My Hair Transplant Story

The following patient from Norway underwent FUT hair transplant surgery with Dr. Wong in May of 2015. After receiving 5,328 grafts in a single surgery, you can clearly see that this patient’s results are nothing less than incredible. In his own words, this patient describes how his hair loss had an effect on his overall confidence, he talks about his investigative process into hair transplant surgery and ultimately, his decision to proceed with surgery with Dr. Wong.

norway hair transplant patient main image

History From Before The Surgery

This is the story about my suffering from hair loss to finding Hasson & Wong, which saved my confidence, my looks and most of all, my life.
When I first noticed my hair loss and how I felt I today realize that my hair loss must have started when I was 18-19 years of age. Before this, I had such beautiful hair. I guess in the beginning it was alright with a little bit thinning cause my hair was so dense that I would work hard to change it for a new hairstyle.

hair transplant patient before surgeryWhat I Then Decided To Do

When I noticed that my hair was thinning more than what I desired, I first consulted a local hair transplant clinic 20 years of age ( I felt this was not the right decision due to their result and that my hair loss was not that bad at this point).
Instead I started with special vitamins/minerals for hair loss (Arcon Tissane)- kept on going with this.
Then  at 23-25 of age more hair loss was visible, especially in the temples. I thought it was due to stress so at age 25 I applied acupuncture, zone therapy, massage , homeopathic, vitamins and minerals. The hair loss stopped for 2 years, it felt like my hair was improving.
When I became 27 years of age I felt the temples were receding and the hairline was thinning again. I tried hair treatment which was supposed to be without side effects, meaning herbal treatment at a Norwegian clinic claiming they would stop hair loss and reverse the hair cycle to new growth. So much money , so little effect. What they did was only keeping alive hairs which were not yet dead and made them stronger. The results was minimal effect.

From 27- 30 my hair was slowly thinning all the time. I got more and more frustrated. At 28 years of age I contacted the owners/employers of the most known hair transplantation clinics in Norway, which are based in Oslo. The owner said the clinic could do the hair transplant and they would transplant around 2500-2600 grafts . I felt that was a solution, but I had to undergo at least 2 operations to get there – then everybody would know that I had taken one. I was also skeptical when I saw one of the employees there who had undergone a hair transplant. It did not look like doll hair but it did not look 100% natural either.
When I became 29 years old my hair loss was so bad that I had to wear a cap at daylight all the time. I was enormously stressed at the time so I contacted the Norwegian hair transplant clinic performing herbal treatment again really hoping they could save my hair. That was the a terrible decision. I started the herbal treatment( similar to regenix) This made me practically bald. I got a new job at that time so this was so stressful. Not a million words can express all the destructive feelings related to what happened. I contacted the Norwegian health organization and lawyer was brought in. The clinic wanted to pay me half of the money back, but I considered that as an insult and a confirmation that they knew they screwed up. Their lawyer call me to try to pay me so that I would never talk about the case again(btw their marketing was claiming they had no side effect in respect of the treatments cause it was a natural treatment – After this coincidence they removed the headline «natural treatment without side effects).

Half a year later at age 30 and a half, I was now so frustrated and I went back to the most known hair surgery clinic in the capital of Norway, Oslo. They now said I needed around 3300 grafts but it would take 3 operations ( 3 year until the final result) The advisor also said I also would have to live with a little bald crown on the top.
So at this time I was thinking, whats the deal, you don`t ask somebody to make a surgery if you cannot fix the problem. I had no hope.

But then something came across.

victor-hasson-jerry-wong-hair-transplant-surgeonsChoice of Hasson and Wong

I knew about Hasson and Wong since 2009, but as most people out there I was skeptical due to all I had experienced and due to all the sales people out there
So many questions came to my mind… can they deliver, are  they reliable, consistent, is it safe and will it look natural?

From all the research about hair transplantation clinics I had done which counts probably 100-300 hours of efficient work I decided to book a free consultation with David Anderson in London summer 2014. Hasson and Wong came up as the most reliable and successful clinic from all the research. I was 30, turning 31 years old. I had so many questions and David gave me realistic feedback to what I could expect. I first believed I could get the perfect hair back, and I realized that there is no such thing as the perfect hair after talking to David. After seeing the final result David might have been a little bit too conservative telling me what I could expect which actually was a wise choice from him.

Due to the conservative expectation I was still feeling sad and depressed due to I didn’t know if the final result would be good. I had a couple of conversations through Skype with David and also many emails back and forth for almost a year before I finally decided to book a hair transplant with Hasson and Wong. I had to ask myself this question:
Was I happy about the situation being 90% bald? Could I live with this mentally and physically?
For me this was very difficult because my hair was my identity and with the hair followed my self confidence. I think this a typical male issue. I was depressed, and at the time without a job so it was the perfect time to do the hairtransplatation. David had even suggested that I shave my head during this time of indecision. I took his advice and I was happier with the shaved head rather than thin hair I still wanted hair that I could style so I decided that its now or never.
So I booked a hair transplant at Dr. Jerry Wong in Vancouver, Canada spring 2015.

Jerry Wong posing at Vancouver hair transplant clinicExperience I had locally at Hasson and Wong at the clinic

When I arrived the clinic in may 2015 the staff showed me extraordinary service. David had already explained how much I suffered from hair loss. I talked with Dr Wong the day before the surgery. We went through what he was going to do, the expectation, hair loss history and a lot of other questions. I felt a kind of relief I hadn’t felt for over a decade, the time I didn’t suffer from hair loss. I still remember Dr.Wong’s final words under the consultation: ‘You will be fine, you will be just fine!’. Then he drew my hairline and went through questions related to the operation. The staff and Dr Wong gave me the feeling that I was at the right place.

The day of the operation I arrived 06.00 am at the clinic. I was taken care of by some really nice girls before Dr.Wong arrived around half an hour later. The skills of Dr.Wong was remarkable. I remember he just draw the hairline exactly as he did the day before with his hand. Then I got some medication to be sure that I would not get any infection or become stressed. The operation was going on for 15 hours. Some breaks. I felt so happy, it was I beautiful day I remember I felt it was a turning point in my life. 10 years of suffering was over. I had felt so much lack of confidence due to my hair loss and now a new world was opening for me.

norway hair transplant patient 4 weeks post opHow I Felt Throughout The Journey

After the surgery I had to wait for my new hair to grow. I was told to be patient because it really takes at least 3 months before the new hairs would come through. I felt so relieved and happy right after the operation although I knew it would take some time before the hair would grow I was excited.
When I was back in Norway about 2 weeks after the operation I felt happy. I had to be patient but just knowing that it would come out made me curious about how it would look like. Would it be worse or better than expected? Would I become happy? I could also see that a lot of the redness was better and my scalp was looking so much better.

At the 1 month my scalp and the redness looked even better. I now went through shock loss which means the new hair had fallen of my head again. I knew this was the procedure. Although my scalp didn’t look good yet I knew that it was just the beginning.

norway hair transplant patient 1-4 months after surgery

Month 2 there was less redness, my scalp and head looked better.
Between month 3 and month 4 there was some changes. I started to get some new hairs appearing. I remember I was excited. Would it continue, would it look good in the end was some of my thoughts.

In month 5 the rise of the new hair was on fire. I could see significant changes and my hair density increased rapidly. I started feeling more happy. But at this point, I thought that this was the end of it. Other friends thought all the hairs had come out. It was far from the truth.
Month 6 to 7 the new hair growth continued. I had so much hair now. At this stage I realized I was back to were I was 10 years ago. I was so happy.

The 8 month all the hairs had come out and the result was fantastic. I could not believe that there was more to come. I said to myself 95-99% of the process has probably finished. But I was wrong.

norway hair transplant patient 7 months post op

Today I am between month 10 and 11 and I now have a full head of hair which is quite dense. Even more than I expected. I guess advisor David Anderson and Dr Wong did their best to keep the expectation as realistic and conservative as possible. I have to say, they did a fantastic job.
After seeing the hair grow month by month I often felt so full of energy, so happy seeing changes. Every month I have seen denser and denser hair, something which was totally new for me cause I was getting thinner and thinner hair for 12-13 years.
Many mornings when I get out of bed I am still amazed that I have so much hair. And best of all, a such natural beautiful hair.
All the time throughout this journey the advisor/consultatant David Anderson has helped me through the weeks and months. If I ever wondered about something related to the surgery, post surgery, feelings related or treatment David was there following up by e-mails and Skype calls. I have never experienced a so high class of service and a guy so helpful.

Now 10 and a half months after the surgery I feel my life is heading in a new direction. I haven`t felt like this for many years. I don`t have a complex about my hair anymore and I feel great, happy and full of self confidence.

hair transplant patient top view 10 months after surgery

I would like to say thank you to the staff of Hasson and Wong for being taken care of as a special person. You showed me service of first class.
I am so happy I met David Anderson in London summer 2014 and that he was so patient with me. He did a absolutely top job and I think the clients who meet him are lucky. Thank you David, hope to see you in Norway one day.

I will take this opportunity to thank Dr.Wong which I am very grateful to.
Dr. Jerry Wong saved the quality of my life. He took away my depression due to hair loss and made me look like the one I used to be. He made me a new man. I can go on and on here. The most important is that Dr.Wong is a very good human being. He is a first class Doctor of hair restoration.
Now I am often thinking thoughts like how was it possible to achieve such a result.
The choice of Hasson and Wong is no doubt the best decision I have ever made.

Thank you for everything!

Recent Update May 2017

These most recent photos sent in by the patient Thomas are 2 years post-op. So happy and impressed with his result, he wanted to help potential patients in Scandinavia where he feels the options for a quality hair restoration are limited at best. He will be seeing patients and representing Hasson and Wong in Oslo on June 11-12. If you’re able to make it to Oslo and would like to see him, sign up here: https://hassonandwong.com/consultations-in-your-city/  Look for some London dates also in the near future. Thomas also provided a brief video of his results below.

Hair transplant patient before and after side by side front hair transplant story
hair transplant patient before and after hair transplant side by side top of head

Hair Transplant Consultations In Italy With Dr. Victor Hasson

victor_hasson_sigTake advantage of this unique opportunity to meet Dr. Victor Hasson, one of the world’s most respected and experienced hair transplant surgeons. Dr. Hasson will provide you with a free, no-obligation hair loss and hair transplant assessment.

Rome, Italy March 20, 21, 22 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
Milan, Italy March 24, 25, 26 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Meet Dr. Victor Hasson in Italy!

Dr. Hasson will be visiting Italy and performing live hair transplant consultations.Here’s what you can expect!

  • An evaluation of the cause of your hair loss, its’ current state and likely progression
  • A hair retention strategy
  • An assessment of your hair characteristics, including scalp laxity and donor density
  • A realistic review of your hair restoration goals
  • An estimate of the number of grafts required and available for hair transplant surgery
  • A discussion of FUE and FUT extraction methods
  • A hair transplant cost estimate

Sessions will be held privately in a hotel conference room and typically last up to 20 minutes. We will set up a camera to take clear photos of your head from 12 distinct angles and may record video so the doctor can refer to your images if you decide to pursue hair transplant surgery. You will be provided with a written assessment & recommendation to take home with you.

We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

Book your free consultation today!