I started losing my hair at 19. It was very distressing as I always had full, long hair and it was a way of expressing myself creatively. My experience with the Ziering Medical staff and surgeon has been a welcome relief. All were very warm, pleasant, helpful and professional. There’s still not much said or talked about genetic female hair loss especially at a young age. It has affected my self esteem and I have been made to feel guilty in the past. Knowledge is most definitely power and in my case ignorance played a major part in the horrible condition of my hair. After ten years of facing female hair loss, the decision to have restoration surgery has given me hope and a better perspective on my future. I’m hopeful my hair will grow again and in the process learning to take better care of my hair and seek different simple ways to style my hair. If able to, I would have hair restoration surgery again. Out of this experience, I’ve learned not to feel so alone. Coming here has made me realize that I’m not the only one going through this and it makes me feel not as bad. I’m now excited about entering my thirties with more confidence and thrilled about the possibilities.