The Truth About Commercial Hair Transplant Clinics
Alike good health and youth, most of us take our locks for granted…until they’re gone! For many men and women, a hair transplant can bring back the appearance of a fuller head of hair. If thinning, balding or a receding hairline has you bothered – a hair restoration procedure is one way to have you feeling confident about your looks again.
Nevertheless, where do you start? Where should you go? And who should you trust? These are important questions to ask yourself before embarking on a hair restoration procedure.
First and foremost: Patients must educate themselves, to protect themselves from the unethical and predatory clinics that are out there. Here we’ll discuss the ‘big name’ clinics; their Illegal sales tactics and unethical behavior that’s vastly widespread.
‘Commercial’ (i.e. large franchise) hair transplantation clinics that have been around for decades, sure seems like a safe bet when considering a hair restoration procedure, right? Wrong.
If you do your research on these ‘big shot’ clinics you’ll find that some of them have been disciplined or sanctioned in over 20 states for false advertising, misleading patients, airbrushing photographs and other violations that have resulted in being penalized with huge fines, probation, and even being prohibited from practicing medicine in some states. These violations are taboo amongst reputable and well-respected hair transplant specialists like Dr. Yazdan and his fellow colleagues. Yet these medical clinics remain the dominating forces in the industry. How so? Because they spend millions of dollars on misleading and deceptive advertising year after year making them long-term repeat offenders.
Men and women are being urged to get a hair transplant even when it’s not in their best interest and aren’t a suitable candidate, because these large clinics have sales quotas to meet in order to keep dishing out millions in advertisement costs. And even with their “word of mouth” feedback being frequently negative, they still have a whole new crop of customers they can draw from who may have seen their commercials on TV, in the newspaper, or on the internet. Thus allows these clinics to keep churning out hundreds if not thousands of other dissatisfied patients.
Now it’s time to ask the hard questions for your Hair Transplant physician. Here are a few key questions that must be asked at the time of your consultation:
- Does your doctor specialize in hair transplants? If so, for how long?
- How many surgeries does your doctor perform in a day?
- Does the doctor perform the surgery or does he/she allow their technicians or assistants to step in and do most of the work?
- What is the doctors graft survival and success rate?
- What method(s) does the physician use?
- What punch size does your doctor use?
- Is he/she a member of the ISHRS?
- Does your doctor use travel technicians or does he/she have a set team in place?
- Does your doctor attend regular training and medical conferences?
Here at Modena Hair Restoration, Dr. Amir Yazdan specializes in Hair Restoration procedures and has for a decade now. Dr. Yazdan personally performs each hair transplant and is there every step of the way utilizing a dedicated team throughout the entire process. He is involved in every aspect of the procedure in order to ensure the best possible hair restoration outcome and is committed to performing only one surgery per day in order to provide patients with the undivided attention they deserve. At Modena, we utilize both FUE and FUT/Strip procedure techniques, using some of the smallest punch sizes to minimize scarring while maximizing results. Dr. Yazdan is a long-standing member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and attends regular training and conferences to stay current with modern medical approaches to give you superior care and a more enhanced you!
As WebMD suggests – Avoid large hair transplant groups or practices that employ or contract physicians to perform hair transplantation under a common umbrella. Avoid practices advertising on television infomercials. While these larger groups have the ability to buy public opinion through expensive and flashy television, print, and radio marketing, this may not equate to superior surgical results.
Remember, just because a “company” or “practice” claims to be one of the largest or has been around the longest does not mean that they are one of the best. Do your homework before choosing your hair transplant surgeon.
Southern California & Las Vegas Hair Restoration surgeon, Dr. Yazdan, can often give the results patients’ desire in a single FUE or FUT/Strip hair transplant surgery, with future sessions to follow only if necessary. Dr. Yazdan personally performs each hair transplant in Beverly Hills, Orange County and Las Vegas surgical clinics at his surgical center, utilizing a dedicated team throughout the entire process. He is involved in every aspect of the procedure in order to ensure the best possible hair restoration results and is committed to performing only one surgery per day in order to provide patients with the undivided attention they deserve.
For questions or to schedule a consultation, call one of our offices conveniently located in Irvine, Newport Beach, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas at 888-717-5273 or contact via our website at contact Modena Hair Link