Can Any Doctor Become a Hair Transplant Surgeon?

November 21, 2016

What Do You Know About Your Hair Transplant Surgeon?

There’s a little-known fact patients exploring their options for hair transplant procedures do not know: it’s actually relatively easy to call yourself a hair transplant surgeon. In fact, there are many “hair transplant surgeons” that don’t do much surgical work at all themselves and instead rely on automatic devices and robots to do the work for them.

Having a hair transplant surgeon that is board-certified means the difference for our patients when they come out of our office with a professionally performed procedure that is going to last them a long time. There’s just no comparison to having your scalp handled by an artist versus trusting it to a piece of machinery or a doctor with no real experience or certification in hair transplant surgery specifically.

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Requirements to Call Yourself a Hair Transplant Surgeon

There are only two requirements to legally call yourself a hair transplant surgeon/doctor:

  1. A medical license, such as from graduating from medical school and completing one single year of internship in any medical area.
  2. The desire to call yourself a hair transplant surgeon.

This is all that is required. So if you’ve visited other hair transplant doctor sites, you may very well be visiting the site of a person with no real experience in hair transplant surgery specifically. While there is an American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) that provides recognized Board Certificates in hair transplant surgery to deserving doctors if the doctor in question is not listing this on their site, it is very likely they have no such certification.

Robots vs. Real Surgeons

While robots often sound interesting to patients seeking to undergo hair transplants, don’t let the technology fool you. Robots are there to get patients in and out without the “hair transplant doctor” having to break a sweat.

A robot will never have the precision of a surgeon and in many unique situations; a robot can’t be fully utilized anyway. It takes a trained eye to perform hundreds to thousands of grafts successfully. Why would you trust that work to a machine? Why pay more to have a machine do the work when Best Hair Transplant charges less? Additionally, we have a trained hair transplant surgeon who ensures your procedure is done right. The choice is clear.

Have your scalp handled comfortably and skillfully. Choose Best Hair Transplant and say no to robots! Say yes to a skilled hair transplant surgeon. A talented hair restoration doctor is still the best option.

Don’t Take a Chance… Get a Free Second Opinion with Us

We offer a free virtual consultation to all of our potential patients to speak to them about their options for hair transplant surgery. Whether it’s an FUE or FUT procedure, or you’re interested in thickening laser products like Laser Cap Me, we can point you in the right direction of the hair restoration products or services that will treat your scalp, and you as an individual, better than the competition. And saving a little money doesn’t hurt either.

In many cases, patients find that even if they are not located in the Los Angeles area, they may still save money traveling to us to complete their hair transplant procedure. Regardless of what your specific circumstances may be, Best Hair Transplant aims to always be the best choice for your hair transplant procedure.

Inflated Costs of Wannabe Surgeons

Don’t let higher costs fool you. There are many doctors out there who charge more to create the appearance of a more upscale experience. Particularly in the Los Angeles area, many doctors use the desire for beauty and focus on appearance to create the illusion that a higher price means higher quality. This is simply not so.

At best, they’re working at a higher rate with the same skills and tools available to Best Hair Transplant. At worst, they’re working with lesser skills and shoddy equipment or robots. Why pay more to get less? Why trust your surgery to a doctor simply because he/she charges more and claims to be an upscale practice? A little research will reveal that the cost-effective priced option is actually of better quality.

If you’re looking for a great surgeon in Los Angeles for your hair transplant, Dr. Greg Powell from Best Hair Transplant is a solid bet. Yes, we may be biased, but for good reason. We’ve been in the business for over 20 years and we know what it means to be a qualified hair transplant surgeon. He’s the real deal.

Choose Best Hair Transplant

Best Hair Transplant is number one in hair transplant procedures and hair-restoring technology such as Laser Cap Me. We provide the best quality hair transplant and, in virtually all cases, we’re the best priced. For a free consultation regarding your options, contact us today.

If you need more information on hair restoration or have questions about can you do FUE twice, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Best Hair Transplant’s LA FUE hair restoration clinic is always here for you.

Best Hair Transplant
1970 S. Prospect Ave., Suite 2
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(213) 403-0455