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Seven Signs You’re in The Wrong Hair Restoration Clinic

So, you’ve decided you’re ready to get a hair transplant, and all you need to do is figure out where you’re getting it done. A bad hair clinic is the last thing on your mind. These days, you have quite a few options, and we can’t blame you if you’re feeling overwhelmed by your choices. We also know that some of them are more tempting than others, although there are a few things you should know about certain clinics you’ll encounter in your search. To help you avoid damage to your health and hair, we’ve put together a handy list of ways you can tell you’re at the wrong hair restoration clinic.

  • The price seems too good to be true.

Just like any other medical procedure, hair transplants come with a notable price tag, and we can understand why someone would be intrigued by the more affordable competition. However, when the price goes way down, it almost always means they’re cutting corners somewhere. Whether they’re cheaping out on clinic upkeep & equipment, or lacking in other things we’ll discuss in this list, you may very well get a subpar experience that ends in disaster.

  • They see a lot of patients in a short span of time.

If a hair restoration “expert” boasts about being able to perform eight procedures in a single day, you might want to hold back your amazement. Any hair transplant, whether it’s a FUE or FUT procedure, is going to require extremely careful attention to detail, and will take a good amount of the day to successfully perform. If the person running the clinic is having people come in en masse, it’s more than likely that they’re not putting in their full effort & care into each procedure. 

  • The facility isn’t exactly clean.

Like any other medical & surgical procedure, a hair restoration procedure needs to happen in clean, sterile conditions. If you notice the office is generally dirty, or find that the tools aren’t stored in the safest & most organized way, the risks are even greater than those that meet the eye. Your chance of infection skyrockets if the operating room isn’t kept in pristine condition, and disorganization around the office is a clear indicator of a clinic’s general lack of professionalism. 

A botched hair transplant performed at an outside clinic.
  • The person performing the procedure isn’t a licensed physician.

No matter what those as certain clinics might tell you, having anyone besides a licensed physician performing your hair transplant is extremely ill advised. There’s a lot of medical knowledge that goes into hair restoration, and having someone lacking that knowledge working on your scalp, beard, eyebrows, or any other part of you is the wrong move. It’s not enough for them to be in the room while an assistant does it, either; if there’s any sign that an assistant or technician will be handling the procedure, find the door as fast as you can.

  • They don’t have lengthy experience in hair restoration.

Just being licensed as a physician isn’t enough, though. You’ll want to be sure that your hair restoration surgeon, like Dr. Yazdan at Modena Hair Institute in Newport, Beverly Hills & Las Vegas, has specific experience in performing those procedures. Beyond mere familiarity, he’s extracted over three million grafts across the FUE & FUT procedures he’s performed in his career. There are specific aspects of hair transplant procedures that can only be learned over time, and it should be a priority for you to make sure that the person working on your hair has worked with cases like yours in the past. 

  • They lack a diverse array of tools.

As any experienced hair restoration surgeon knows, every patient brings different challenges to the table. With that in mind, a clinic only having a few different tools at their disposal should be a massive red flag for you. Not every tool works for every person, and anyone pushing that sort of one-size-fits-all logic is prioritizing their convenience & bottom line over your hair and health. In contrast, the best hair restoration surgeons you’ll find will have a very wide range of tools to utilize in any given procedure.

  • They market certain tools more than the person using them.

Lastly, in step with the previous point, you should keep a wide distance between you & a clinic that promotes a certain machine or tool like it’s the doctor performing the transplant. Tools assist in getting these procedures done successfully, sure, but the surgeons are the ones doing the actual work. If a clinic shies away from talking about the surgeon in favor of touting their equipment, there’s a real possibility that an unqualified “expert” (or even a technician) is guiding the highly-praised tools & putting you at risk in turn.

When you come to one of Modena Hair Institute’s California or Nevada locations, we promise you’ll be met with nothing but professionals & the highest standards in the industry. We limit ourselves to one procedure a day so we know our patients are properly cared for, and hold our clinics to strict sanitary standards. Dr. Yazdan performs every procedure at Modena, helped by his close & dedicated team of assistants, and the combination of his experience & training means you’ll be in good hands. We keep a strong selection of tools at hand to properly treat individual cases, and we know the tools are only as effective as the hands putting them to use. 

If you’d like to schedule a consultation & learn more about what we can do to help you restore your hair, check out our website & contact us today to set up an appointment. 

The dangers of getting surgery abroad

Some individuals who are desperate to get a surgery or procedure done, but find themselves with a lack of funds, seek treatment abroad.
In developing countries, procedures and surgeries can be done for a fraction of the cost compared to here in the U.S. For some, the cheaper price tag outweighs their concerns about the risks of cutting corners.
Whether you’re in the U.S. or abroad, all medical surgeries carry risks. While the risks are usually relatively low, with the benefits far outweighing the risks, in the U.S. the patient is made aware of all potential outcomes prior to partaking in the procedure.
In other countries, things like lack of regulation, lack of sanitary quarters, lack of education and lack of expertise increase the risks of surgery dramatically.
Regulation. In the U.S., we have strict regulations on doctors via the medical board of doctors. There are associations and government run organizations that outline and regulate strict guidelines for how medicine should be practiced. They also outline and regulate the areas in which medical surgeries and procedures can be done, maintaining sanitation. All of these regulations reduce risks of danger to the patient, such as infection and death. These regulations keep the patient safe and help secure the positive outcome of the procedure. In developing countries, they don’t have these same organizations that keep strict guidelines for medical practice. This lack of regulation means increased danger for the patient. Your risk of infection and having a botched surgery increases dramatically.
Education. In the U.S., doctors go through intense training and schooling before being allowed to practice. Additionally, they have to get specific training and maintain current yearly training hours to keep up their knowledge and skills. In other countries, doctors are not held to this same high standard of continuing education. Because they may not be as skilled, they may not know the correct techniques for surgical procedures.
If you find yourself contemplating getting a procedure done abroad, stop and think about the risks that are increasing. While you may save money short-term, you’ll end up spending more long-term to correct a botched surgery. And most importantly, risking your health is not worth any dollar amount.