Dear Dr. Rassman,
I wanted to share my thoughts with your readers concerning the selection of a HT doctor. I had several transplant sessions in the mid-1990’s. After many years, I find myself in need of a hair tune-up and will be scheduling surgery with Dr. Rassman this Fall.
I cannot stress enough that people do their homework when selecting a doctor. You only have so much donor area. When it is gone, it is gone. No amount of money can bring it back.
Through my research concerning HT doctors I have come to two conclusions. First, see a doctor that has been awarded the Golden Follicle award. This is voted on by their peers. Secondly, see a doctor whose primary specialty is hair transplantation. There are even winners of the Golden Follicle that practice other forms of cosmetic surgery. My reasoning is that I believe that HT is both surgery and art. The more a doctor performs quality HT, the better your results!
This is good advise. And you are correct in that hair transplantation is as much an art as it is a surgical procedure. This is a cosmetic procedure, afterall!
For more tips on choosing your surgeon, we put together a checklist of sorts that I encourage people to check out — Selecting a Hair Transplant Doctor.