What sort of doctor should I look for to perform my hair transplant? Should the doctor have any special qualifications or are all doctors qualified to perform hair transplants?
Regarding which doctor should perform a hair transplant, the majority of hair transplants in the United States are performed by people with either dermatologic or plastic surgery experience. However, there are surgeons who are general surgery trained and surgeons even from other fields who have had extensive experience in hair transplant work by courses or other means. The most important thing is that the surgeon has extensive experience in hair transplantation work and that he himself is highly skilled. This can be ascertained by looking at his before and after pictures and getting a history of his surgical experience.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS