Who is Really Doing Your Hair Restoration Procedure?

Making the decision to get a hair transplant is a big step, and one most people don’t take lightly.

You’ve probably done a lot of research on the different stages of hair loss, learned about (and tried) hair loss medications, checked out non-surgical hair restoration options, and, of course, researched the different types of hair transplant procedures currently available.

Unfortunately, many people take this deep dive of learning on their hair loss journey only to rush through the last necessary step — choosing the right hair transplant provider.

Why Is It Important To Make Sure You Know

It’s a bit surprising, but even after lots of research, many people don’t realize how widely hair transplant clinics can vary in terms of quality, safety, patient experience, and results.

And many people don’t feel empowered to ask potential providers some essential questions — including one of the most important ones:

Who, exactly, will be performing my hair restoration procedure?

Hair transplant surgery is just that — an actual surgery, albeit an outpatient procedure that is considered very safe when done correctly.

Having your surgery performed by a medical doctor — preferably a highly skilled surgeon — will greatly minimize these risks and ensure you achieve the best possible results from your hair transplant procedure.

A good hair transplant practice should have a physician-led team performing all surgical procedures — ideally one with real surgical training and lots of experience in hair transplantation.

Make sure to ask whether an actual doctor — not a surgical technician, and not a robot — will be performing your hair transplant, and don’t be afraid to ask about the doctor’s credentials and certifications if the answer is yes.

However, if the answer is no, keep on looking for the right hair transplant practice.

Not All Hair Transplant Clinics Are the Same

Lots of people are surprised to learn that many practices don’t even have a doctor in the room during their hair transplant procedures.

Unfortunately, some patients don’t find this out until their surgery begins — or even afterward, when they suffer preventable complications or disappointing results and seek help.

It’s easy to forget to ask specific questions during the consultation process, but it is so important, since hair restoration is an actual surgery that can have serious repercussions for health, safety and appearance if not done right.

A lot of people don’t even realize they have to ask, since they just assume a doctor will be in charge.

Make Sure Your Hair Transplant Consultation is with a Doctor

You wouldn’t normally trust a salesperson or medical tech for any other type of medical advice — so why would you trust anyone but a doctor to advise you on your surgical hair restoration options?

Consults done by sales teams are notorious for not mentioning who will be performing the hair transplant procedure — or for minimizing the need for a doctor’s expertise if potential patients express concern.

What’s more, if you consult with a sales team and not a doctor, they will lack the medical expertise to know things like the best course of treatment, how best to undertake the procedure, the number of grafts needed, and more.

Seeing an experienced hair transplant surgeon will help ensure the best possible outcome and help you avoid common pitfalls like overharvesting of donor sites and inflated graft estimates.

Wrong graft estimates, in particular, can cost you extra money you don’t need to spend and even signal low expected follicular viability rates — which is a huge red flag for low quality work.

How to Vet Hair Restoration Practices

A lot of practices offer hair restoration these days, including places like med spas that view it simply as an additional source of revenue.

To ensure you achieve the hair restoration results you want in the safest, most painless way possible, there are a few things you should look for in a hair restoration practice:

  1. Specialization: Look for practices that only do hair restoration. It’s a field of medicine, not like skincare or other spa services where you can delegate it to techs.
  2. Physician Led: You want to make sure a doctor will be overseeing every step of your care, from the initial meeting through surgery to post-op recovery.
  3. Certification and Training: Look for actual medical doctors with real surgical training, expertise in the latest hair restoration techniques, and certifications like those awarded by the American and/or International Boards of Hair Restoration Surgery.
  4. Accessibility: Make sure a doctor is involved in your initial consultation, not a sales team, and find out how you can contact the doctor throughout the process. Only a trained doctor can know what you need, how many grafts and how to undertake the procedure — and only a responsive doctor and medical team can provide top notch care at every stage of your hair restoration.

Choose a Surgeon Led Practice That Specializes in Hair Restoration

When you choose North Atlanta Hair Restoration for your hair restoration surgery, your procedure will be performed by Dr. Daniel A. Danyo, assisted by his highly trained medical team.

Dr. Danyo specializes in hair restoration surgery, and he will be integrally involved in every step of your care.

Surgeon Led Practice That Specializes in Hair Restoration

As one of 250 doctors who hold the title of Diplomate from the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery — a rigorous certification for hair restoration surgeons focused on ongoing training and case evaluation — he is an expert at the forefront of his field.

From the consultation all the way to the procedure and post-op, you’ll have the benefit of his over 30 years of medical training and practice, knowledge, experience, and expertise.

He and his experienced medical team specialize in both traditional and Shave-less FUE (follicular unit extraction) and their commitment to advanced technique and efficiency means they can accomplish even large restorations with ease.

At North Atlanta Hair Restoration, you’ll feel safe, relaxed, and comfortable throughout your experience in our state-of-the-art surgical facility.

Trust Dr. Daniel A. Danyo and His Team to Perform Your Hair Transplant

The only way to know for sure that you’re getting the best care is to know exactly who’s performing your hair transplant.

Call North Atlanta Hair Restoration at 678-679-0028 or book online to schedule a virtual or in person consultation right now.

Dr Daniel A Danyo

Dr. Daniel A. Danyo

As a hair transplant patient himself, Dr. Danyo intimately understands his patients’ desire to achieve natural-looking results. He combines extensive training, experience and artistry with surgical precision to provide innovative solutions to hair restoration.

Daniel A. Danyo, MD is one of less than 250 doctors in the world certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, the only recognized certification for hair restoration surgery. He founded North Atlanta Hair Restoration in 2012 to provide advanced restoration techniques in a medically safe environment. As a triathlete who has completed two full Ironman triathlons, Dr. Danyo brings a high level of stamina, focus and perseverance to each procedure. He frequently takes on 2,500 grafts or more, a size most other clinics don’t attempt.

Dr. Danyo recently completed a Physician Executive MBA at Auburn University. The extension of the MBA to his resume greatly enhances the patient experience through improved efficiency and effectiveness techniques learned during his program at Auburn. It represents Dr. Danyo's pursuit of perfection and his desire to place his patients first.

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