When you come in for your consultation, please bring a complete list of medications you take, including over-the-counter and prescription medications.
The initial consultation with Dr. Gray is a vital and potentially life-changing experience. You’ll share the details of your hair loss and your hopes for treatment, and Dr. Gray will identify likely causes and potential cures. His approach is 100% personalized and rooted in the biology of hair and scalp disorders. It is in the consultation that the groundwork is laid for successful resolution of hair loss. A fully comprehensive consultation with Dr. Gray involves a flat fee of $100.
Is there a free consultation?
Many people call our office to ask why HT&RC doesn’t offer a free introductory consultation. The reason can be found in what you receive. At our practice, the consultation is a diagnostic experience where you spend about an hour one-on-one with Dr. Gray. You will never have to rely on a consultant, salesperson, or technician. By tapping into Dr. Gray’s 30 years of medical expertise, you’ll gain access to a completely personalized treatment plan, as well as the suite of proven solutions needed to achieve it.
Your search ends here.
When you sit down with Dr. Gray, you’re already working toward the solution to your hair loss problem. The consultation is your first active step toward a clinical diagnosis and real recommendations for resolving it. If you decide to move forward with a treatment plan that involves a hair transplant your $100 consultation fee will even be applied as credit toward that solution.
A medical approach
Dr. Gray is dedicated to finding the solution that best fits your situation. Even if you know that you want hair transplant surgery, a personal consultation with Dr. Gray will always precede any procedure or treatment. Hair transplant surgery is not always an option for every situation, so every patient must be identified as a good candidate before receiving surgery. Beyond assessing your hair loss and the potential for results, Dr. Gray also uses the consultation for identifying potential treatment combinations that could improve the results of your surgery. The goal is to determine what type of treatment will work best for you and to discuss your medical history and familial history pertaining to hair loss.
The following procedures may be performed at your consultation:
A non-invasive examination of the skin in which a dermatoscope magnifies the hair follicles and aids in critical observation
If blood work is necessary, you will be sent to a local medical testing lab with an order for testing.
A Hair Check is sometimes performed to document hair density.
Scalp Biopsy Scheduling
If the cause of your hair loss is not clear, you may require an additional appointment for a scalp biopsy. This test involves the removal of a minimal sample of tissue from the scalp for the purpose of determining if a certain more unusual cause of alopecia exists.
Photographs are taken during your consultation by Dr Gray at the Hair Transplant and Restoration Center to assist Dr. Gray in determining the best solution for your hair loss in following your progress. You may choose to sign a photo-release waiver permitting us to use your photographs and share your success story with future patients. If you prefer not to sign, you may choose to keep your pictures private. In this case, they will only be used by Dr. Gray for diagnosis purposes, to plan the color and placement of hair additions, and to track your progress.
A note to non-local patients
To get access to our rare offerings -- FUE and FUT surgeries, Cesare Ragazzi CNC, and PRP/ACell – patients often visit us from several states away. For this reason, we want to make sure we can help you before you make the trip to Macon. Before you come in for your initial consultation, you can speak one-on-one with Dr. Gray and send him pictures right from your phone. He’ll help narrow down the cause of your hair loss and decide whether Hair Transplant and Restoration Center is the right place for you.