I’ve been told by a hair transplant clinic that they can guarantee results and a “no scar” procedure. Is this possible and is it legal?
I wish you could get someone to teach me how to guarantee no scars in hair replacement surgery! I was recently deposed on another doctor’s malpractice case, and several experts and me stated that every transection of the skin leaves a scar. Now, hair loss doctors can attempt to make it a very fine scar or minimally noticeable, but there will be a scar.
As to guarantees, I believe that some states may differ on their rules, but the honest doctor will only guarantee to do his/her best; not guarantee a hair restoration result. People aren’t mathematical formulas where 2 + 2 is always 4. People are chemistry, where results are often reproducible, but variations in other factors (temperature, salt content, etc.) can influence an outcome, or the results are just nonsense. Remember Cold Fusion in 1988 was to solve all energy problems forever.
William Lindsey, M.D.