Find corrective hair transplants in Los Angeles at Best Hair Transplant. Hair transplantation surgery has evolved and improved significantly in recent years. However, there are still people that have undergone hair transplants that did not give them the results they had hoped. In this article, we’ll explore why someone would be in search of corrective hair transplants. Additionally, we’ll explore who is a good candidate for this type of procedure, and how our clinic can help you.
Who Needs Corrective Hair Transplants
Some patients looking for corrective hair transplants do so because they had their original transplant decades ago. As a result, they want to refresh or improve the appearance of their transplant. After all, some transplants in the ’80s and ’90s had an unfortunate plug look that did not look natural. This created some stereotypes and cruel jokes about the appearance of hair transplants.
However, today, many people are surprised when they see how natural modern hair transplantation techniques look by comparison. Many patients looking to update their appearance many years after having a transplant are coming to us. We help increase the density of their hair, and cover visible areas of the scalp. Furthermore, if they have a visible scar from a past FUT procedure at the back of their head, hair transplants can help to cover it.
Some patients have been victims of unscrupulous and predatory bad actors in the hair restoration industry. Unfortunately, there are black market pirate clinics around the world that target medical tourists using misleading marketing. These clinics often promise unrealistic results at too-good-to-be-true prices. On the surface, these illegal clinics present slick websites full of testimonials from supposed patients. They even go so far as to misrepresent the credentials of their staff. In the reality, these procedures are sometimes performed by technicians that have little to no formal training. This is absolutely terrifying and is extremely dangerous.
Hair Transplant Tourism May Cost You
The demand for low-cost transplants abroad is high. Tourists from the US and UK are promised lower costs on hair transplants. We know. It’s enticing. And with price gouging becoming a real problem, who can blame them for their curiosity. Claims and images on the websites that are targeting them do not match the reality of these clinics. Some of the most popular destinations for low-cost transplants include Mexico, Turkey, India, and Sweden. Because the demand for these treatments outpaces the availability of truly qualified doctors, tourists end up at doctors without the appropriate level of skills and knowledge to perform such an intricate procedure safely.
Patients that have fallen victim to these illegal black market clinics often complain of hairlines that appear unnatural. They also display visible scarring, poor hair growth, hair growing in the wrong direction, balding at the donor area, and infection. Patients are also often quoted inaccurate graft counts. For example, patients are promised 4,000-6,000 grafts when in reality they may only get half of that amount.
But even more sinister is the fact that some of these black market clinics may disfigure their patients permanently, or put them at risk of life-threatening infections. It is so important to take the time to do your homework and look extensively into the backgrounds of any clinic and their staff if you are considering getting cosmetic surgery abroad. The laws and regulations pertaining to surgical procedures can vary depending on the country. Very likely you will have no recourse when something goes wrong.
According to the International Society Of Hair Restoration Surgery, black market hair transplants from unlicensed personnel are on the rise. Some things that patients can do to protect themselves include verifying the credentials of your doctor with the ISHRS to confirm that they are qualified to perform your surgery. Seek out references of other patients that have worked with this clinic and confirm that they are real people who were happy with their experience.
You May Need Corrective Hair Transplants to Repair Bad Hair Restoration Procedures
If you have fallen victim to a black market clinic such as this, we are here to help you find the best options for correcting your botched surgery. However, keep in mind that we can’t correct every poorly performed transplant. At least not as much as we’d like to. Initially, you will need to book a consultation to analyze the health of your hair and scalp, and determine whether you have enough viable grafts to be able to transplant. Not all grafts will necessarily need to be removed or redistributed. In some cases, grafts that have an abnormal plug-like appearance can be camouflaged by placing smaller follicular units directly in front of the abnormal graft. This reduces their appearance and makes your transplant appear more natural than before.
In other cases, camouflage will not be enough to disguise a bad transplant. The surgeon employs a process called micro excisional graft removal to address this problem. They remove the poorly placed graft, reduce their size, and re-distribute them to create an end result that appears natural when healed. This also works for correcting grafts that were transplanted with the hair growing in the wrong direction against the natural flow of the hair. This is a great technique for people that have experienced a botched hair transplant because this corrective procedure does not require the harvesting of new follicular grafts.
Correcting Visible Hair Transplant Scarring
Another common complaint among patients seeking to correct a bad transplant is visible scarring at the donor area. Often these scars are a result of FUE procedures or strip harvesting which removes a thin area of the scalp in the process of harvesting follicular grafts to transplant. This can leave behind long horizontal scars, usually on the back of the head. This can contribute to the unnatural appearance of a transplant.
Surgeons use Follicular Unit Extraction procedure to reduce the appearance of scars in the donor area. FUE involves transplanting new donor hair into the scarred area, and sometimes the area surrounding the scar as well. We utilize a micro punch tool to harvest the donor grafts. As a result, no new linear scars occur.
Years of Hair Transplant Experience
At Best Hair Transplant we have years of experience helping patients with corrective hair transplants. We offer the best prices in the LA area at just $5 per graft and strive to make our services accessible to patients that need them. You can schedule a complimentary consultation through our website to discuss corrective hair transplants, and your best options as far as a treatment plan. We conducted consultations either virtually or in person. We understand how devastating it can be to spend a lot of hard-earned money on a transplant that you are unhappy with. Let us help you by correcting and creating a more flattering natural look. Book your consultation today to learn more.
SUFFERING FROM HAIR LOSS?
Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. We’ve helped both men and women regrow their lost hair. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.
At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide hair restoration services. Additionally, we’re proud to make hair transplants affordable and help you save money on a variety of hair transplants.
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