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They are just there to take your money. I emailed them many times to tell them about my experience, and they never got back to me. I should have shaved my hair off instead of paying them over $11k. All that pain and numbness for no result, it really sucks. I would never recommend it to anyone. I have an upcoming appointment, and I will definitely ask for my money back.

I am writing my review 1 year after my hair transplant...and I can say without a doubt it has been a total waste of time and money...(over $13K) ..not to mention pain and suffering...It may work for some but not me...You had better think about it again.

The day of the surgery I agreed to let Dr. Alpeter determine the exact number of grafts. To maximize profit he did 1,136 grafts and did not remove any scar tissue. This left me unable to cover there scar area. In the end no new hair appeared---a total failure. He did what was best for himself at my expense and in doing so taught me the meaning of the word anguish.

Had a medical emergency and felt completely neglected by the staff at Bosley NYC. Half my transplant fell out and I had an awful infection on my head at the transplant site. They brushed it off and told me to go “see a dermatologist”

Bosley did the same thing to me and I'm a woman. Had hair loss from surgical procedures and went to Bosley when each graft cost $25 so you didn't get many hairs transplanted. Not only did I now have 2 wide and long scars, but still didn't enough coverage to make any difference. They advertise how wonderful they are but to the contrary.

I had a hair transplant procedure at the Bosley clinic almost 11 months ago (end of March 2021) and I'm still experiencing frequent pain, numbness, irritation, inflammation, and boils. Meanwhile the doctor did nothing to help me.

Paid $8950 for 1900 Grafts and I May Have 100 That Took Hold. To my surprise, Dr. ** of Bosley allowed technicians to perform the grafts instead himself. I would have utilized a different company instead of Bosley if I thought the board certified Doctor would not even perform the hair transplant.



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After receiving separate consults from both a Counselor and a doctor I was very confused as they told me very different things and contradicted each other. Since I spent more time with the Counselor I ended up following his advice and had a procedure which turned out to be a huge mistake. Afterwards I learned I dont have enough donor hair to make a significant improvement which is common for people with a large balding pattern.

A warning to newbies about a terrible outfit called Bosley. Take your virgin heads and run away now while you still can!

(Note to noobs: A "virgin" head is one that has not been cut up by surgery -something that is very good to have)

You have stumbled across one of the worst, most heartless companies there is. If you have not proceeded yet thank your lucky stars- you may have avoided one of the biggest traps of your life. For clarity, consider the following questionnaire:

(1) Do you want to be examined by people with no medical background?

(2) Do you want to lose parts of your body you can never get back that are important for your health and well being?

(3) Do you want to experience sharp pain and numbness in your head for the rest of your life because they failed to mention the side effects?

(4) After giving them your money and undergoing (2) several times, do you want to be blamed for having unrealistic expectations when you were just going by what they promised and what the ads showed?

If you answered yes to any of these then Bosley might be for you.

I’ve watched for the past two years as (XX) tried working as a medical assistant at Bosley in (XX). She consistently comes home in tears because of the way the office staff, managers, and doctors treat each other, and her. I’ve listened to her talk about her lunches being stolen and complained about managers trying to manage from other states that forward every email message they received from one employee to the remaining staff members causing strife from within. The office has gone through 13 Medical Assistants in two years!
Even more upsetting was hearing her talk about a patient that had many questions whereas the doctor skirted the questions, left the room and came back and told the customer he should schedule his procedure for another day since he still had questions. I asked if the questions were valid, and she said ‘yes’. The company sends their staff members to other states to work in their clinics if the home state clinic doesn’t have enough work to keep them busy. Each medical assistant is required to wear a jewelers type loop to see what they are doing when placing each hair. The (XX) city staff arrived in the (XX) office to help a few weeks ago and they refused to wear their magnifiers so that when the last of the placement was done by the others, they had to hunt for the incisions made by the doctor because the MA’s before them did not place in consecutive incisions. I asked her if this was difficult and she stated “Of course, it was near impossible to find and the placement will be uneven now”. I was horrified to think that this company can get away with this while charging such outrageous fees.

Bosley promised me more than they delivered. I am still paying for the work they did and do not have the desired results promised me after all this time. I had to have the procedure done a second time, because the first surgery was ineffective. Subsequent surgeries are not treated the same as first time surgeries; quality and aftercare are both substandard. I was "tested" so-to-speak, and eligible for treatment for a third which I declined. This may or may not have cost you any thng.
The doctor and staff spent some time preparing my scalp for surgery, but the procedure itself was very uncomfortable. While the staff separated the follicles, the surgeon stitched up the back of my head. A tourniquet type dressing was applied to the wound site after the hair follicles were removed and placed in petri dishes, for insertion into my scalp. I was supposed to be able to return to work the next day, but my face and eyes were swelled shut and enlarged and I had two black eyes. My children begged me to stay home.
I found the technicians to be very cold and pushy. When I had complaints, the surgeons recommended the technician products after telling me that I may not be eligible for additional hair transplants. After all, everything they've done, I still don't look any different. They were also very rough when reinserting the follicles into my scalp, which I believe caused unnecessary pain and suffering.
I don't feel Bosley was honest with me regarding the benefits of the procedure, or how they told me it would unfold, even after recommending one of the higher priced post surgical products or accessories. I complained to them about the fact they tried selling me other product (Toppik hair fibers and the Bosley lasercomb) which were equally as ineffective. He even asked me to take propecia and minoxidil,
I am really being to wonder if this is a scam! Unless you can explain this to me, I will have to go public with my views. I whole thing may have started by a single episode of shingles that was dormant. Being experts, you'd think that would be something a doctor would pick up on immediately.
I would like to know if I can get my money or a portion of it back. Since, now I have to use another product that I have found that seems to satisfactorily cover my trouble spots without to much attention. I cannot give Bosley a positive review.

Bosley has ruined my life I was slightly thinning in the bangs area up front and as a professional who needs to look good I thought this would greatly enhance my appearance and make my hair easier to style. Bosley said I had excellent donor hair. After the painful and exhausting procedure I left bloodied and feeling like a mess but the hopes of the new growth kept me spirited. A few days after removing the bandage and looking at was MUCH scalp I panicked and called saying I now looked like I had MUCH less hair than I started with. They assured me it was the blood and matting causing this appearance. After 3 months of crying and calling they said my loss was temporary "shock" that would grow back with the transplants and be wonderful. One year later I am bald to a point I need a wig and after examining me they said it was disappointing but sometimes (women's) grow back slower. So now I am waiting 1 1/2 years (going back in March) It is a crock I know the hair i HAD has been murdered and the transplant is no where to be found. It is affecting my self esteem my wanting to go out and my income. I want to sue... but what price do you put on your appearance and ability to shy away from business meetings?? Who can I call?

Got Scalped by Bosley (literally)
The Bosley Medical company is the pinnacle of greed and ignorance.
I was told it was a routine procedure at the Bosley office where they peeled back and cut off the top of my scalp (a procedure Dr. Bosley came up with in his infinite wisdom) If it happened anywhere else the doctor would be serving time in the penitentiary. End result is a life ruined and a few thousand bucks for Bosley. What they wont do for a buck.

I’m happy you have a site that sheds light on Bosely’s mishaps. I’ve worked in the hair transplant field as a technician and have assisted over 1000 surgeries to date. A large majority of them, have been repair surgeries of ex-Bosley patients ...It would be great to have some info on your site that informs folks about their repair options, such as scar revisions or using FUE to fill in old scars or harvest side areas to get better density on top (without affecting elasticity or adding scarring). Patients should know that they don’t have to live with their poor results, especially the ones in constant pain.

I found your website and wanted to give you a copy of the letter I recently sent to Dr Bosley. They responded with a prescription medication for nerve damage that hasn't helped at all, and they can offer no other help.
Dr Bosley, I had a procedure in your XX office... I have talked to and seen the XX office several times since then. I wanted you to be aware of the situation. Since the day of my procedure after the anesthesia wore off, there has been an extreme sensation of tightness and pulling of my scalp originating from the donor area, affecting my whole head and scalp. The problem hasn't let up or gotten better over time, as your employees told me it would. Its been the same since the procedure, and I'm not sure who to turn to or what to do. A doctor in the XX office advised me that there are some nerves cut in the donor area. I don't know what happened or what the hell they did to my head... There is a definite feeling of physical trauma and injury to my head/scalp. If you can picture your own head and scalp and picture that your scalp is very loose and malleable. Picture taking your hand and grabbing a handful of your scalp on the back of your head, pulling the scalp extremely tight and creating extreme tension in the rest of your head and scalp. Imagine how your face and scalp would feel. Then imagine having that feeling every minute of your life for 8 years. That's a decent description of what I feel. I feel trapped inside my head and scalp, for lack of better words. This is a very, very, debilitating feeling. There is constant tightness and pulling, my head can never relax. So this causes constant stress and my nerves are about shot. My balance and equilibrium is way off, and I have zero sense of well being anymore.  I basically am unable to physically live in this state of being much longer. Its sapped my spirit. I've gotten thru the last 8 yrs on shear will and hope that this will be gone when I wake up some morning. I'm seeking any help you can offer. Thank you.

I am one of those men who fell for Bosleys sales pitch... It was exactly as your web page described. I still have all my receipts and the large drawing that a "medical sales person" by the name of Mark in Seattle used to describe how I would look after the fourth session. The lies continued. I thought if you needed a witness from that time or even if you just needed a witness to help defend the lawsuit against you I would be overjoyed to present myself to Mr. Bosley. I know there is a statute of limitations but if there is any way to join a lawsuit or if there is any legal way to pursue Bosley I would greatly appreciate the help. I just don't think its right that Dr. Bosley can intentionally disfigure someone for profit and than have no recourse about it. While Dr. Bosley lives in pure wealth completely untouchable. Thanks

Thank you. Three years ago I went to Bosley for free consultation. I walked away feeling that they gave me a good analysis, but felt also like the guy I talked to was "salesy". When I asked him if it only took one procedure, he said it could certainly end like that, but that getting the new hair was like a legalized drug, and I would probably want to do more as time went on. Anyway, my hair loss wan't so bad, so I put it off. I have been seriously thinking about going for the procedure in the next few months since I've lost a bit more hair over the last two years, and I just happened to catch the infomercial again... Needless to say you've given me quite an eye opener and everything you had to say seems very consistent with this uneasy feeling I came away with after my first visit... If I ever have someone in the future mention it, I will refer them to your site also. Thank you for this public service.

Hello, Much to my shock, I came across your web site. I have had two procedures and I feel that I have been mislead like you've described in this article. I experienced incredible amounts of pain during and after the surgery. I was also hooked because I was very scared about doing this, but now that I got it done once I have to keep having follow up procedures done because of continued hair loss.

I do not know if the medical board could respond to this. Basically, I was promised 95% of the hairs would grow in, the counsler took a misleading photo, when actually only 5% of the hairs grew in the doctor told me it appeared that all of the hairs had grown in because he compared the before and after photo. I know a horrible scam was pulled on me, but I can't prove it. I know I told him a misleading picture was taken and my husband was in the room to hear me tell him that, but there is no way to prove it. Also, as I stated in the original e-mail they worded it to look like I was planning to have more than one hair transplant right after each other when we verbally spoke of me having one years down the road. I am willing to make a complaint, but these people are good at the scam they pull. Also I wouldn't just blame the counsler/salesperson. The doctor was pretty slick in insisting that it had worked. My hairdressers all said they saw almost no hairs growing in, yet this doctor keeps telling me there are lots of hairs growing in everywhere. He said this surgery turned out better than expected. They are all working together. Again, I was really scammed by the best scam artists around. They wouldn't be still in business and making millions if they wern't so good at their scam.


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