1) Having a hair transplant procedure performed by a doctor who has not had any formal surgical training.
2) Any graft other than natural follicular units. Example: Punch grafts, mini grafts, square grafts, linear grafts, slot grafts etc.
These methods can never appear completely natural.
3) Clinics that tell you their grafts contain more hairs in them, and therefore produce a better result or yield a better investment.
4) Any physician that is willing to transplant hair in areas where existing hair follicles are too close together. They would literally have
to damage your existing hair while making incisions in order to insert newly implanted hairs.
5) Inadequately trained physicians. Many physicians who enter this field are “burned out” and feel this may be an “easy job”.
Be sure they have obtained adequate knowledge into the science of hair growth.
6) Clinics who are not upfront about their prices.
7) Clinics that do not have an adequate number of patients to maintain skills.
8) Clinics that are more concerned about how you will look in one year than in twenty or thirty years. Remember you must have a
transplant that will look natural as you age.
9) Clinics that try and sell you alternative hair and scalp products as a way to financially “lock” you in to their clinic.
Remember Rogaine® or Propecia® are the only FDA approved products proven to retard or regrow any hair.
10) Clinics that place more emphasis on their marketing than on the experience and credentials of the physician that would be
performing the procedures.
11) Clinic owners or consultants that actually wear hairpieces or have no hair loss, but tell potential patients their hair is the result of a