The Top 3 Worthy Hair Restoration Surgeons
Hair restoration takes up a big portion of the money pie in the beauty industry. As a matter of fact, it’s one of the largest fields in cosmetic surgery in the USA and some parts of the world. That is simply because your hair is indeed one of your most important beauty assets. If you can’t bear to lose your hair, getting a hair transplant can be your last resort.
There are thousands of hair restoration centers in the United States alone. Some are individual practices, some with associates and some are large groups with over 100 affiliates. So which ones are noteworthy enough?
So Which are The Best?
Hair transplant is an expensive long term investment because it does not end just after the hair transplant. You might need follow ups, medications, additional care and attention. So the most important factor when you rate a surgeon is based on the surgeon’s
- personal service
So it’s not about the most clinics, networks or the number of affiliate surgeons under the group. There are just two person involved, a great surgeon and you, the patient.
There are so many surgeons that really deserve to be on the list, but under careful consideration and reading testimonials from patients and recommendations by the media, I think that there are 3 particular surgeons that are worth mentioning here.
Recommended Hair Restoration Surgeons
(Not listed in any order)
Robert Thomas Leonard is indeed one of the most experienced surgeons in the USA today. With 20 years of experience in this field, he has gathered up a rather impressive portfolio and C.V. for himself.
Before becoming a specialist in hair restoration, Dr. Leonard graduated his B.A from the University of New Hampshire and continued his medical degree from the University of New England College. He became a certified medicine practitioner in several U.S. states with privileges in a few hospitals in Rhode Island.He was also given the honor to hold leadership positions at several medical societies including the former President of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), one of the foremost authorities in the U.S.
Besides that, Dr. Leonard has appeared on numerous talk shows, radio broadcasts and popular magazines like Star and Men’s Health. He is definitely a respected figurehead in the hair restoration business so if you are living near Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, he might be the best surgeon for you!
- 922 Reservoir Avenue Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
- 1400 Centre Street, Suite 108 Newton Centre, Massachusetts 02459
- for other locations, please contact the clinic.
If you are looking for personal and warm service from a hair transplant surgeon, look no further. Dr. Pistone is a well known surgeon specializes only in hair restoration and has performed over 8,000 procedures. He is also one of a few surgeons in the world that is double board certified in both Surgical Hair Restoration and Dermatology.
Detailed by Spencer Kobren, the President of the American Hair Loss Association (AHLA) as ‘one of the most skilled and ethical hair transplant surgeons in the field’, Dr. Gregory A. Pistone has dedicated his entire career to restoring the self esteem and confidence of both men and women facing hair loss. He is also 1 out of 40 surgeons worldwide recognized by the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (consumer focused) for his professional practice in this field.
In hair transplant, it’s critical that your surgeon understands your needs and requirements and whether the procedure will provide you with the satisfaction you required. This is where professionalism and ethics are always first before profit. Reputation is built based on looking from the patient’s perspective and fully understand his or her desires and condition. As mentioned in Suitable for Hair Transplants, not everyone is suitable for the procedure, Dr. Pistone ensures that you are a good candidate before he recommends you for surgery. That is indeed a commendable practice worth taking note of.
Currently Dr. Pistone and his team have 4 locations nationwide.
- 514 Lippincott Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053
- Two Penn Center, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19102
- 51 JFK Parkway, 1st Floor, Short Hills, NJ 07078
- 1060 First Avenue, Suite 400, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Featured regularly on Health Channels, Youtube, magazines and newspapers articles, Dr. Bernstein is one of the most influential figures in the hair loss scene. He is like one of the top celebrity and well respected and experienced surgeon in this field. In terms of experience and knowledge in hair loss, Dr. Bernstein can be considered to be among, if not the top on the list.
Robert M. Bernstein, M.D. F.A.A.D. is a clinical professor of Dermatology at Columbia University in New York and he is the inventor Follicular Unit Transplantation, the newest method of hair transplantation today. Dr. Bernstein has published countless publications on new findings and research for hair replacement techniques and can be considered a ‘mentor’ in hair restorative surgery.
Being named one of New York’s best doctors for 9 consecutive years, he definitely deserves to be noted as one of US’s top hair loss surgeons! Dr. Bernstein has won numerous awards including the prestigious “Platinum Follicle Award” for “Outstanding Achievement” in scientific and clinical research in surgical hair restoration. This is the highest honor awarded to a hair transplant surgeon by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.
Besides his dedication to research, Dr. Bernstein is also a skilled and professional surgeon under the blade. He works well with his patients and really takes time and effort in understanding their needs. Rest assured that you are in safe hands (and a friendly smile) under Dr. Bernstein.
- 110 East 55th Street, 11th Fl., New York, NY 10022
Where Else to Look for Qualified Surgeons?
There are many organizations that represent hair restoration surgeons but there are 2 particularly credible ones that only select the best to be in their club.
The International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS)
IAHRS is a consumer based organization that offer membership to only the top hair transplant surgeons in the country. Their qualification criteria are strict and provide a detailed screening on the skills, facilities, experience and ethics on each hair transplant surgeon. To be in this elite membership, the surgeons must be among the best and top leaders in the industry. As this is a consumer focused organization, they put their emphasis on patients instead of the advantages of their member surgeons so you can rest assured that they list only the best of the best.
Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians (CIHRP)
CIHRP is one of the only few organizations that are selective towards their membership. Coalition members are carefully reviewed and granted membership based strictly on their high level of integrity, skill, experience and ability to perform ultra refined follicular unit transplantation. There is a list of requirements like minimum years in hair restoration, credentials, as well as good reputation among fellow members and patients.
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Other Great Hair Restoration Surgeons
To make it clear, there are indeed a lot of great hair restoration surgeons that deserves to be noted and I apologize for be able to list all of them. This short list is just a guide to help you, if you are new to hair transplants to know what kind of level of service and professionalism you should be expecting. It’s good to know what you can get for the money you fork out.
No matter which surgeon you choose, I friendly reminder is, always do some research and be a smart consumer because you will benefit in the end.