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If you are experiencing hair loss, you’ve probably already considered looking for a reputable hair restoration clinic near you. There are many reputable hair transplant clinics that can help restore your once-thick head of hair. These clinics offer a variety of services including surgical procedures, non-surgical procedures, and even eyebrow or beard transplants.

I’ll go over some things you should know when searching for clinics, and how to find out if they’re legitimate. The first thing is that there’s no way to tell whether or not a clinic is good by their website alone – it’s important to do your homework before choosing one. There will be plenty of time after surgery for regretting your decision, so make sure that any potential transplant center has an excellent reputation.

Here are the steps I recommend when finding a reputable hair transplant clinic:

Outstanding Reputation

Outstanding doctors that help those in the community are important to have locally. In order to be considered an excellent doctor, a physician should practice at one of many accredited hospitals and specialize in hair restoration as dermatologists, facial plastic surgeons or plastics do. These practices often see physicians as patients too so they can provide referrals for them when needed.

Social Proof

Busy clinics that specialize in hair loss usually have many before and after photos on their website. This is because people refer others when they are happy with the service, so these practices see a lot of patients over time. When I googled “hair restoration,” some stock images came up showing different types of men’s haircuts rather than actual results from real patient cases at certain locations (be sure to double check this!). The most authentic websites will show you pictures of multiple clients and different services. Many times you will also see a testimonial from the same client on Yelp or Google reviews. You should see a variety of their services with before and after photos; avoid any sites that might use generic pictures instead! Another good sign is if the clinic’s watermark or logo is added to their photos. Many times images get stolen and people will try to pass these photos off as their own.

Your hair transplant clinic should be able to provide you with references from other patients. A good place to start is by asking the surgeon for recommendations and looking up reviews on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, or Yelp. You may also want to look at rankings found through review sites such as RealSelfVitals, or Yelp . Before making your final decision about which physician to choose, make sure that they have an outstanding reputation in the industry and are highly rated by previous clients without any complaints of problems during their procedure. Last but not least, make sure you can have any questions answered by their staff and get a feel for their sense of professionalism!