- Tuesday.June 20. 2017
Research, research, research.
When it comes to seeking hair restoration treatment, one should never make a decision until an extensive research has been conducted on hair restoration and the medical professional who will provide it.
This has and always will be the resounding message from our doctor to all men and women considering hair transplantation.
Dr Jennifer Martinick has developed and refined natural hair transplant techniques and has dedicated her professional life to advocate and improve public education on hair loss causes and appropriate treatments.
Too many hair loss sufferers continue to be misled about hair loss cures.
Dr Martinick, who consults to Martinick Hair Restoration, New Hair Clinic and Man Cave Sydney, says it is a sad reality that many people are misled by those who prey on their vulnerability and ultimate desire for a quick solution for their hair loss concern.
Referring to an expose of hair restoration scams by the high profile United States television show, Dr Oz, Dr Martinick says that promotions of unproven expensive treatments are common throughout the world.
In the television show, undercover investigative reporter Elisabeth Leamy says one of the first rules for anyone considering hair restoration is buyer beware.
Ms Leamy finds many hair restoration scams prey on men and women who feel ashamed and embarrassed about their hair loss.
Her report shows how some clinics downplay the risks associated with hair restoration surgery and how patients have been left with lasting problems such as deep scars, extreme tightness after surgery, and unacceptable, unnatural hairline that is obvious for everyone to see.
The show earned praise from viewers and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) for reminding people of the importance of doing ones homework before deciding the most appropriate hair loss treatment for the individual concerned.
In the television interview, physician Dr Matt Huebner emphasises the importance of gaining a medical diagnosis from an experienced hair restoration physician before committing to hair transplant surgery.
Just because someone has hair loss does not necessarily make him or her a candidate for hair transplant surgery. A medical diagnosis is needed to ensure hair loss is not related to a medical condition.
In hair restoration, viewers are reminded that if surgery seems ‘too cheap to be true,’ then it probably is.
People should also be extremely circumspect when they encounter promotions for discounted hair restoration procedures in developing nations.
While many patients end up with obvious looking transplants and risk infection, some patients, like the 22-year-old medical student who died during surgery last year, may put their lives at risk.
Dr Oz’s probe into hair restorations scams can be viewed by clicking on http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/oz-investigates-hair-restoration-scams-how-far-would-you-go-reverse-your-thinning-hair