Questions to Ask Your Potential Hair Transplant Surgeon - dummies

Questions to Ask Your Potential Hair Transplant Surgeon

By William R. Rassman, Robert M. Bernstein, Jae Pak, Eric S. Schweiger

Part of Hair Loss and Replacement For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re losing hair and thinking about replacing it, hair transplant is one of your options.As you explore this option, start by asking each potential hair transplant surgeon the questions in the following list:

  • Will I be meeting with a consultant or a doctor?

  • How many years of experience do you have?

  • Did you have residency training in dermatology or surgery?

  • Where did you get your training?

  • Are you an MD or a DO (osteopathic physician)?

  • Are you board certified? If so, with what board?

  • Is your facility accredited? If so, with what organization?

  • What percent of your practice is solely dedicated to hair transplantation?

  • Do you perform follicular unit transplantation?

  • Do you charge by the procedure, by the follicular unit, or by the follicle?

  • What type of anesthesia will you use?

  • Do you have a dedicated team of medical technicians who were trained by you?

  • Do you have a photo library of patients you’ve done the procedure on so that I can see the results of your work? Can I meet with patients to see their results?