Does Bosley Really Work?

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Does Bosley really work?You might be familiar with the Bosley company as they’re no strangers to running advertisements on TV. This is not your ordinary hair loss product, this is actually hair transplants in which they take hair from the sides and back of your scalp and move them to the places where you need them. But everyone knows a botched hair transplant is often worse than being bald. So does Bosley produce quality results?

Bosley Medical has been in the business of helping men restore the look of their hair for over three decades now. Safe to say that this is no fly-by-night business and they must be doing something right in order to stay afloat for so long. Most people are familiar with the Hair Club for Men, their main competitor because of the commercials with the guy that cities not only the president but also a client. Bosley offers similar services and products.

The Claim
The claim made by Bosley is that they’ll be able to restore your hair to its original condition by transporting follicles that are known to grow your whole life to the top of your head where your hair is thinning. The procedure can be rather extensive, with anywhere from 600 to 3000 grafts taking place depending on how bad your condition is.

The Hype
There is not much hype involved with Bosley, because many people write it off as being too expensive and not something they can justify. It does seem that this procedure is geared towards men that have tried everything else and are willing to spend a small fortune on restoring their hairline to its original place. The commercials provide some hype, but they do well to avoid over exaggerating the kind of results you’ll see. They have gotten into some trouble by understating exactly what the procedure entails in regards to pain and suffering.

The Cost
This is one of those products where the saying “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” comes into play. Although they have a payment plan that can put you in the $150-$250 ballpark per month, the overall treatment can cost over $10,000. If your hair is very important to you, like it is with most men, this might seem worth it if it provides the results promised by the before-and-after pictures in the ads.

The Commitment
Aside from the financial commitment you’ll also have to show up to receive the treatments. This is not a one-shot deal where you just walked in and they replace everything in one day. Is done in phases so that your hair has time to heal between visits. If you are a busy guy you might find it rather inconvenient to go to the office so many times. However with the price you’re paying, most men find the time to have it done.

When a product has to justify a $10,000 price tag it had better deliver. Being in business well over 30 years there really isn’t a possibility that Bosley doesn’t work. There’d be a large uprising of disgruntled customers demanding their money back for a lousy job done on their heads. Of course, there will be those patients that could not be helped by the Bosley method, but overall it must be effective.

It’s easy to find negative reviews for something like this because results will vary from person to person and from surgeon to surgeon. There is no one surgeon that is doing every single operation, and not every man has the same scalp condition and overall health.

As technology improves the method can get more and more streamlined and work on a smaller scale. As long as Bosley stays current with the new technologies that emerge the results should get better and better. They also combine their transplants with products that contain minoxidil and scalp cleansers to make sure that the newly grafted hair follicles take root and stay put for years to come.

Complaints and Controversy
It is important to note that Bosley Medical is not without its fair share of criticism and court cases. Any company that has been in the business world as long as they have is bound to have people saying they were taken advantage of or that they’re not conducting business properly. Many of the complaints were with the type of advertising they do, and the kind of claims they make which some say misrepresents the actual procedure.

Final Bosley Review

There’s no way to say with any definitive proof whether or not Bosley works. This is a rather expensive coin flip that could go either way. It can’t hurt to get a consultation to see what kind of information you can gather about your own personal situation. Of course they will try to sell you on getting the procedure done, but they can’t force you to do it, and at least you’ll know where you stand in relation to how many grafts you’ll need.

Our Recommendation
We would recommend going with Bosley only if you tried other hair loss treatments with no success, and have a rather large bankroll. This is the closest thing you’ll ever get to turning back the clock in regards to your hair. When you use hair growth treatments like Rogaine you have to keep using them indefinitely to maintain whatever results they provide. With something like Bosley your hair should continue to grow like natural and match her hair color exactly for the rest of your life.

What do you think? Does Bosley work or not?

22 Customer Reviews on “Does Bosley Really Work?

  1. If there were an option to give this place ZERO stars I would gladly do it. I had mild recession on my hairline and after seeing so many of their late night infomercials I decided to save up enough money to get this procedure done with them at their Bosley Washington D.C. office.

    The initial consultation was great and the sales woman promised me the moon and the stars stating that Bosley Hair Restoration was the industry leader and committed to excellent results and satisfaction.

    The day before the procedure I was called in to come in as a replacement for a “cancellation” (which I believe is some sort of tactic that they do). I came in and the doctor was trying to rush me into the procedure room. He didn’t even ask what sort of coverage or hairline I wanted, he just quickly drew some abnormal line on my forehead and said let’s go. I stood my ground and told him to at least take my input into consideration prior to the procedure. Long story short…1 year post op, little to no growth and a HUGE scar on the back of my head.

    2nd correction procedure: Came in and met with a different doctor who concurred that the previous procedure was less than ideal and agreed to do a corrective FUE. When it came time for the procedure he now backtracked and “nickle and dimed” me on the amount of grafts they would do which would end up being 200 grafts which was 80% less grafts than what had been done in my initial procedure. Whereas only 40% of the initial grafts from my first procedure had grown. Simple math would suggest that this would not be enough. They went ahead and did the procedure. 9 months later….NO GROWTH.

    3rd corrective procedure…Had a consultation with yet ANOTHER Bosley doctor who profusely apologized for my lack of growth and stated that they would do the procedure again with an FUT but that I would need to sign a waiver and that this would be the final correction. I stated that I was fine with that, believing that was only fair since it would finally be fixed.

    I am now 1 year post op my 3rd corrective procedure with Bosley and not only has there been NO GROWTH but I actually suffered shock loss and all of my native hair that was in close proximity to the transplanted hair has permanently fallen out in addition to the transplanted hair not growing and the FUT scar on the back of my head is bigger than ever!!

    I am actually in a worse position than I was 3 years ago prior to undergoing my procedures with Bosley. I am sure that when I contact them about this they will blame me or my scalp or anything else to avoid taking responsibility that their doctors might be lacking the necessary skills required to perform these procedures successfully.

    I feel cheated and that my life has been ruined by Bosely Hair Restoration. Please do your research before choosing them. They are a hair transplant “Mill” that only cares about profits and number of new clientele not about actually providing quality and satisfactory outcomes for their patients.

    I found a new hair loss website that provides great information about male pattern baldness called that is in the process of listing and rating good and bad hair transplant clinics. You should check out their website if you are suffering from male pattern baldness and seeking honest and accurate information.

    I have also posted my story there with pictures to warn others and you can also read it and leave comments to share your similar experience as well…this is the link

  2. I was 40 years old when I noticed the lacking of hair on my front hairline. At the time I was living in LA and had some money saved so I decided to check it out with Bosley. I had to start by paying $5,000 for the first procedure. I thought about it a lot and was a hairline close to doing it but at the end decided against it. They told me people stop losing hair after 40, and that is not true. If I paid 5k for the first treatment I would have to keep digging for more money as I kept losing hair. Then I thought about the scars I would have. I’m now 68 and shave my head for the low count of hair I have left. I had my share of romance, have a family, and didn’t die because of the baldness. Being a musician and a rocker is my life, and having a full set of hair would have been nice, but when I look myself in the mirror I conclude it’s not that bad. If you really feel bad about it, just get yourself some nice hats…

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