Cosmetic procedures have always been a rather private and personal affair. Yet some cosmetic procedures are much more well known and publicly acknowledged than others. Rhinoplasty, rhytidectomy (wrinkle treatment) and breast augmentation are some the most well known; while hair transplantation, for many, appears mysterious and suspicious.
The truth is however, that hair transplantation – as a surgical science and cosmetic art – has made incredible advancements over the last two decades. Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, in particular, has progressed to be able to produce aesthetically flawless and natural looking results. Our patients have arrived at our doorstep with devastated hairlines only to leave with restored confidence and a new sense of self. Empowering and life-changing results are common and very much possible.
These hair restoration results are so consistently successful that even mega sports star Cristiano Ronaldo has opened his own clinic. According to popular reports, “the clinic will employ 150 people and perform an average of 18 transplants each day, ranging from services such as beard and eyebrows treatment. His girlfriend Georgina is also set to become one of the clinic’s managers.”
One cannot help but suspect that quantity is being prioritized over quality.
Moreover, such exceptional results are only possible when executed by an ethical, patient-focused, experienced and expert hair transplant surgeon. Yet a slew of non-specialist clinics have opportunistically sought to seize a growing share of the market.
What Problems Can Arise from Non-Specialist Clinics?
Unnatural looking results. As our opening picture captures, non-specialty clinics will almost always tend towards being profit-centered. This means that ‘getting the job done’ will often take priority over ‘getting the job done right‘. With such an emphasis on quantity and financial take-away, clinics run by technicians will consistently fail to produce a natural-looking hairline, one that takes into account the myriad idiosyncrasies of the patient.
Also, not everyone experiencing hair loss is a proper candidate for a hair transplant. An ethical clinic run by an experienced hair restoration doctor knows that transplantation is only part of the story, and a truly patient-focused ethos will demand that other options and hair restoration programs be considered before hair transplantation is recommended.
Unlike other common medical issues, hair loss is not a static ailment that can be treated and cured in one fell swoop. It is a progressive and life-long phenomenon that requires diligent oversight and consistent monitoring.
For this reason, all of our patients at Modena Hair Institute are provided a tailored hair loss prevention plan. One which takes into account their medical history, age, skin type, hair type and other essential variables.
At our hair restoration clinics in Orange County, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas, we prioritize long term hair restoration results over quick fix procedures. We develop life-long relationships with our patients, many of whom return for advice and friendly consultation once a year, because we care about real life-changing results.
Finding a Credible Hair Transplant Surgeon.
According to the American Hair Loss Association, hair restoration and hair transplantation have no approved medical specialty board sanctioned by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).
One of the only institutions which provides elite vetting and credentialing in the field of hair transplantation is the The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS).
As the only IAHRS member in the Orange County and Las Vegas area, Dr. Amir Yazdan understands that acceptance into the society demands practitioners meet high ethical standards, own decades-long experience and a visceral commitment to the art and science of hair transplantation.
Dr. Amir Yazdan, MD, is an internationally renowned hair transplant surgeon, expert guest on Dr. Phil and The Doctors, creator of the GroMD hair restoration product line, ISHRS member, accredited member of the IAHRS and a visceral advocate for patient care. Learn more about Dr. Yazdan or read rave reviews from his patients.