Before beginning your search for a hair transplant physician, educate yourself about the hair transplant treatment: its results, and process. You can get a wealth of information about the surgery online.
Once you get an idea about the treatment, search hair transplant clinics online. Note down their contact address and number. Call them and ask about prospective physicians. Enquire about how long the doctors have been working. Try to know their experience.
One thing you should keep in mind that larger hair studios have a much higher turnover rates. So, it’s advisable to go for a smaller individual practitioner or group.
Also, make it clear that the doctors with board-certified with different medical boards may not necessarily be the right choice. He may lack proper training and experience. So, such physicians cannot be successful hair restoration surgeons.
Once you get to know about a practitioner, ask him about the photos of previous customers. See a couple of photos (both before and after treatment). Make sure the pictures provide a clear view of the hairline, in addition to the mid-anterior scalp.
You should also request the physician for providing you with the photos of donor scars. The donor scars are left behind on the back of the scalp after the hair-bearing tissue is removed for transplantation.
You can also ask the doctor about the name and phone number of the patients. This will enable you to contact them and discuss their experience with the hair transplant physician. If possible, try to meet some of the previous patients as nothing can beat the experience of direct meeting with the patients who had surgery by the doctor.
If you cannot meet the patients, you can read their feedback and testimonials. Every good clinic puts clients’ testimonials on their website. So, once you come across a reputed clinic, try to go through the patients’ testimonials. It will help you get an idea about the clinic and the physician.
Once you are sure you have chosen a good hair transplant physician, book appointment with him. During the first consultation, be very frank. Let him know about your goals and expectations from the treatment. Discuss the treatment plan as it may go a long way to achieve the best results. Also, ask about pre and post doings.
Remember that good doctor's fully satisfied their patients by educating them about the causes of the problems, symptoms, benefits of treatment and how long the procedure will go. They are ready to answer your every question.