Given that the skill and techniques used by hair transplant surgeons vary widely, as well as their end results, selecting the best hair restoration clinic for you will have life long consequences. Research is essential. Fortunately potential patients now have a world of opinions and actual patient experiences available to them online.
As a hair transplant patient (View My Hair Loss Weblog) and the long time publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, I have strong opinions about various hair transplant techniques and the results produced by various clinics. The hair transplant physicians who I choose to recommend on Hair Transplant Network all have a track record for providing quality follicular unit hair transplantation. Those physicians who do not have a consistent track record for patient satisfaction using the latest techniques are not presented on our site (period). View the criteria used to determine Hair Transplant Physician Recomendations.
The physicians who are granted membership in the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians are required to meet even more demanding criteria – including the ability to perform large sessions of minimally invasive Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. To learn more about these extremely high standards, view the Coalition Membership Standards.
But as the Russians say, “trust but verify”. I encourage all potential hair transplant patients to not simply follow my recommendations or recommendations made by a single physician. I strongly advise people to visit our hair restoration discussion forum and share photos and info with actual patients. You can also use the forum’s “Find” feature to search for posts going back over five years about a particular hair transplant surgeon or hair loss treatment. This “Find” feature is a gold mine of real world data.
You can also visit the many Hair Loss Weblogs that have been created by actual hair transplant patients. You can view their photos, read their journals and correspond with them.
The field of hair transplant surgery is largely unregulated (i.e. buyer beware). But if we put our collective bald or formerly balding heads together we can help each other find our way into the hands of those surgeons who truly do great hair transplant work.
Best wishes for great new hair growth.
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