How To Prepare For Your Hair Restoration
08 / 11 / 15

How To Prepare For Your Hair Restoration

Hair restoration surgery is an involved and expensive process. To receive the best results, you should make sure your doctor is a licensed hair restoration surgeon, and you should be prepared for your consultation.

Questions To Ask

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) suggests that patients considering hair restoration ask their doctors several questions:

  1. What credentials and experience do you have?
  2. Who will evaluate my hair loss and recommend a course of treatment?
  3. Who will be involved in performing my surgery?
  4. Will anyone not licensed by the state be making incisions or harvesting grafts during my surgery?
  5. Is everyone involved in my surgery covered by malpractice insurance?
  6. How long will my procedure last?
  7. Will people notice my hair transplantation?
  8. How much will my procedure cost?
  9. How will you ensure that I am comfortable during my procedure?

Care From A Licensed Hair Restoration Surgeon

Before trusting your hair restoration surgery to someone, ask if your doctor has a current license. Certified physicians are well-trained in numerous medical factors, including surgery and medication. The ISHRS has a tool to help you find a reliable hair restoration doctor. Research your doctor and ask the following questions about his or her credentials:

  1. From which school did you receive your medical degree?
  2. In what year did you receive your medical degree?
  3. When were you licensed to practice?
  4. Where did you complete your medical residency?
  5. Have you had any additional training?
  6. Do you hold memberships in any professional societies?

Hair Restoration Surgery At HT&RC

Dr. Arthur Gray is a licensed hair restoration surgeon, member of the ISHRS, and a board-certified anesthesiologist. He completed his Medical Doctorate at the Medical College of Georgia and received the Top Resident Award during his residency in anesthesiology at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Gray served in many leadership positions during his time spent at the HCA Coliseum Hospital in Macon, Georgia, including Chief of the Medical Staff. He has worked at level one trauma center Navicent Health, formerly the Medical Center of Central Georgia, since 2003. View Dr. Gray’s profile on the ISHRS website or read Dr. Gray’s bio.