In the United States all hair transplant doctors are medical school graduates who have taken and passed national board exams and completed at least one nationally recognized residency in any medical specialty to receive a license to practice medicine and surgery in their particular state. Only with this license can a person legally and competently perform a hair transplant procedure in America.
Interestingly, most hair transplant physicians practicing in the US today did not start out as hair transplant practitioners. Rather they may have trained in general medicine, family medicine, dermatology, ER medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery and more. There have even been urologists, gynecologists, and psychiatrists who have decided to join the ranks of hair transplant doctors in America.
Original specialty training plays little role in a doctor’s ability to learn and perform great hair transplants which is why it is so crucial to learn about the doctor himself/herself rather than to simply rely on the specialty they trained in prior. For example, there are some doctors whose original training was in plastic surgery who are just awful at hair transplantation, and yet there are those who trained in ER medicine that are absolutely great at it- and vice versa.
It’s the results that tell the whole story and this is the very foundation of Hair Transplant Web.
We make it easy for you to see and compare the results and interest level of hair transplant doctors so you can judge for yourself who are the most dedicated, caring, consistent, and best hair transplant surgeons in the country. Only the best doctors will become HTW members who consistently share their results for the world to see and evaluate. Less confident doctors usually want nothing to do with HTW because they know exposure might actually hurt their business. To them, an uneducated patient is their best customer. Don’t you be one of them. Read HTW and empower yourself with knowledge and insight. If you visit a doctor who claims to be an experienced hair transplant doctor see if they are on HTW. If they aren’t, ask them why not. Ask why he wouldn’t want the world to see his results on a regular basis and be available for questions.