Many people find local hair transplant doctors and want to know whether this particular doctor is reputable.
The truth is, there may or may not be any public information out there about them. If there isn’t any public information on the forums or internet about this doctor, then the answer is simply “nobody really knows”.
Unfortunately, MANY hair restoration clinics still use older techniques and technology that is outdated. These hair transplant clinics are DANGEROUS and can leave their patients with not only unnatural looking results – but with obvious scarring or pitting. It will be obvious to you and others that something doesn’t look quite right.
I want to caution those reading this, that being around our hair restoration discussion forum for over 3 years now; I have seen many people go to unknown or not-so-reputable hair transplant physicians that have “butchered” them. These people post on the public forums all the time about their horrible experiences and results feeling miserable about themselves. Many hair transplant patients come just to share their experience to caution others not to go to these clinics while others will come asking for advice on whom to see for hair transplant repair work.
That being saidâ€¦I strongly believe that when choosing a doctor, there are a few things to seriously consider and I strongly recommend following this advice:
- Choose a doctor that you CAN find public information on and that it’s consistently positive. Remember, nobody bats a 1000 however, if the majority of the evidence is overwhelmingly positive, it’s a much safer thing than choosing an unknown doctor.
- Do NOT let location dictate who you ultimately decide to go with. Many people travel a long distance to see first-rate hair restoration clinics such as those that are members of the coalition of independent hair restoration physicians because they have proven to yield consistently positive results.
- Ask other’s opinions on our discussion forum about this particular doctor and see what veteran members have to say. Keep in mind, at this point, you are getting random opinionsâ€¦some may be more credible than others. It will be up to you to discern which information is worth listening to, and which is not. Here is a tip: For anyone who gives their opinion without evidence of why they are making such a claim (positive or negative), challenge them to back their opinion and claim up with evidence.
- Choose a doctor only after you’ve seen a number of before/after pictures (and preferably progress pictures) and you are satisfied with the results you’ve seen. It’s best NOT to go by the before/after pictures on websites alone. Look for pictures posted by real hair transplant patients.