Patients face chances serious risk when unlicensed people perform hair restoration surgery.

Over the years, there has been an increase influx of patients coming to our office seeking help due to a poor outcome from a prior hair transplant procedure performed by people that are not properly trained in hair restoration surgery. It is misleading and unethical when a doctor advertises their credentials and merits as a hair restoration surgeon, and then the procedure is performed by unlicensed employees. People performing these procedures that are not properly licensed are putting patients at risk.

Dr. Glenn Charles of Charles Medical Group in Boca Raton, FL. can’t stress to future patients enough to do their homework and research the doctor and their clinic before committing to anything. Some things to be aware of are:

Even though a hair restoration procedure is minimally invasive, the fact remains that it is still a surgery. There are imperative choices that require medical knowledge that must be made. During a transplant, there are hundreds to thousands of tiny incisions being made by the physician.

When there is anesthesia (even local) involved, which there is, it is critical to the patient and their well-being that it be safely monitored and the correct amount be administered.

Laws vary by state and country, but the only people that should be performing any surgical aspect of a hair restoration procedure should be properly trained and licensed physicians (or physician’s assistants that are specially trained and certified in this area).

In a nutshell: If you’re contemplating having a hair transplant procedure (or any surgery for that matter). Make sure you do your homework and ask questions! Here at Charles Medical Group, during your complimentary consultation, you will speak with our patient coordinator as well as Dr. Charles about all of your options and answer ANY questions you may have regarding your procedure!