3. WILL YOU BE ABLE TO HAVE A PRIVATE 1:1 CONSULTATION?
Any trustworthy hair transplant surgeon will insist on doing a personal consultation with all potential patients before undergoing a procedure. During this consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your degree of hair loss and discuss your expectations and desired hair coverage. The goal of this meeting will be to assess whether it is possible to achieve your desired results.
Be wary of any hair transplantation clinic where a salesperson is your first point of contact. At the Toronto Hair Transplant Surgeons, virtual consultations are available to all potential patients who are deciding whether to go through with a hair transplant procedure. Virtual consults with each patient are the only way our doctors can fully evaluate your hair loss and give you a realistic idea of what outcomes you can expect from your hair restoration surgery.
4. EXPERIENCE IS PARAMOUNT.
There are different approaches to hair transplantation, and not all hair transplant professionals specialize in the same techniques. If your surgeon is not a full-time specialist in hair restoration, be sure to ask what percentage of his/her practice is dedicated to the procedure.
The most cutting-edge hair transplant procedure is follicular unit excision or FUE. With this method, the surgeon removes individual donor grafts in small groups and then implants them into the balding areas. FUE has become the world’s leading method of hair transplantation because, unlike older approaches, it does not require a lengthy incision resulting in a linear scar. When an experienced medical professional performs FUE, the results look totally natural.
As one of the pioneers of FUE, Dr. Jones was the first doctor in the world to perform large sessions using this method. Having personally trained and shared those perfected methods with Dr. Huber, and the addition of their new partner Dr. Alexander regularly performs large-scale FUE cases in a single day.
- We are one of the only clinics in North America where the surgeon harvests every graft and makes every site for planting.
- We have 38 + years of experience.
- We were one of the first clinics in the world to perform FUE in 2002.
- We were the first clinic worldwide to perform large session FUE in 2004.
- We have harvested over 10+ million grafts.
Having said the above – it is also important to note, that an experienced hair surgeon will also be able to advise you on what method (FUE or FUT) of a hair transplant will be most beneficial FOR YOU. A lot of factors influence whether you are an ideal candidate for a particular method or not. Don’t be oversold on the latest and greatest if it’s not the right solution for you!
5. REVIEW PATIENT TESTIMONIALS.
Any reputable hair transplant surgeon will be happy to share recent patient testimonials with potential clients, which is why many of the best surgeons make testimonials a prominent part of their website. When reading testimonials, the most important thing to look for is people who say they are happy with their outcomes and the level of care they received.