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Learn How To Find a Tip Hair Transplant Surgeon in Georgia
Georgia is known for its lively cities, relaxing coastline and breathtaking scenery that can only be found in Georgia. In fact, Georgia is known all around the world for producing some of the sweetest and tastiest peaches. Georgia-grown peaches are universally recognized for their flavor, appearance, and nutritious qualities. Georgia has the classic southern charm, warm, sweet and welcoming to all visitors. However, one visitor isn’t welcomed at all - and that visitor is hereditary hair loss.
Androgenic alopecia also known as “genetic hair loss” is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and many hair loss sufferers reside in Georgia. A Georgia-grown peach can be as sweet as honey, but if it doesn’t look appealing no one will find it appetizing. The same can be said about hair loss. The good news is that those who reside in Georgia can consult with one of the best hair restoration surgeons in the world about restoring their naturally growing hair.
Unfortunately, thousands if not millions of hair loss sufferers are receiving sub-optimal hair transplant results by falling victim to misleading and deceptive marketing tactics used by deceitful clinics in Georgia and beyond. Many believe that surgical hair restoration sounds “too good to be true” and this causes some hair loss experiencing men and some to abandon the idea or even worse, mismanage their expectations. Below are three common mistakes that prospective patients make when researching hair transplant surgery.
#1 Falling For Slick Advertisements and Deceptive Marketing
Sadly, we live in the age where likes and followers equal to success and skill. Unfortunately, this is not the case with hair transplantation. The skill of a hair transplant surgeon/clinic has nothing to do with how many followers they have on Instagram or subscribers on YouTube. The only thing that matters is consistent results. Some unscrupulous clinics rely on hiring paid actors to pretend like they had a hair transplant when in many cases they never even suffered from hair loss. In fact, some deceitful clinics go so far as to steal other clinics results and pass them off as their own. This is why surgeon accreditation is key! Belonging to an organization like The Hair Transplant Network ensures that the doctor has been vetted and screened to ensure they are performing hair transplant surgery at the highest caliber.
#2 Rushing into hair transplant surgery
The second biggest mistake potential hair transplant patients make is rushing into surgery without doing proper research. This is a common issue and happens when patients are young and impressionable. Many unethical clinics prey on patients who are anxious to fix their hair loss problem and want to believe what they are telling the truth. Unfortunately, like the saying goes "if it's too good to be true, it probably is". A patient’s donor supply is a finite resource that requires a long-term strategy and in some cases a conservative approach. Unfortunately, this is not what many young patients want to hear, but it is what's best for them in the long run. Moreover, patients should be wary of any hair transplant surgeon or clinic that is willing to operate on them the same day as their consultation. This is a bad sign and patients should thoroughly research a physician/clinic before agreeing to have hair restoration surgery.
#3 Believing that Hair Transplants Will Cure Their Hair Loss
Unfortunately, hair transplantation does not prevent, stop or slow the progression of androgenic alopecia. Furthermore, hair transplant surgery does not create new hair; it simply relocates pre-existing hair to another location - aka balding areas of the scalp. Hair transplantation is a stand-alone procedure that does not require any lotions, potions or pills to grow. That said, it is always recommended that a potential patient treat their hereditary hair loss through medication therapy prior to undergoing surgery.
So How Do You Stabilize Hair Loss?
Currently, there are two medications that have been approved by the FDA to treat hereditary hair loss. The first medication Rogaine (minoxidil) was approved to be sold over the counter by the FDA in 1996. The exact mechanism of how minoxidil works is relatively unknown. However, many believe the medication works by prolonging the hair follicles anagen (growth) phase. Thus, significantly delaying the balding process. The second medication Propecia (finasteride) was approved by the FDA in 1997 to treat genetic hair loss. However, finasteride requires a doctor’s prescription and cannot be purchased over the counter. Finasteride inhibits the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme; the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme is responsible for converting testosterone into DHT through the bloodstream. DHT is the main hormone responsible for causing hereditary baldness. Consequently, stabilizing androgenic alopecia by significantly reducing the rate of hair loss and in some cases stopping hair loss entirely.
Hair Growth and Patience
Another common mistake that patients make when researching hair restoration is mismanaging their hair growth expectations. Many hair transplant patients fail to understand that surgical hair restoration is a process that requires a bit of faith and patience. The majority of patients do not see any noticeable hair growth until three to four months after surgery and even then the hair growth is sparse and makes little to no cosmetic improvement. In some cases, patients may not see any noticeable hair growth until the fifth or sixth month and even then growth may be sparse and uneven. It is important to understand that not every patient will grow at the exact same rate or even have the same result by the same hair transplant surgeon. At twelve months, the majority of patients have grown all of their transplanted hair. But some patients may continue to grow new hair until eighteen months. In addition, hair follicles continue to mature and grow into their final hair shaft diameter around eighteen months after surgery.
Top Hair Transplant Surgeons in Georgia
Now that we have provided some common mistakes to avoid and other valuable information, the most important tip is who to visit in Georgia for hair loss. Unfortunately, there isn’t a doctor that we can specifically recommend for surgery in Georgia at this time., However, we can recommend a highly-skilled and qualified surgeon to consult within Georgia.
Dr. Patrick Mwamba of My World Hair Transplant Center has been an innovator in the hair transplant industry for over a decade. Furthermore, Dr. Patrick Mwamba has been training and involved in hair transplantation for over 20 years. In 1998, Dr. Patrick Mwamba graduated with his medical degree from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. He began training and working with several of the world's leading hair transplant surgeons including Coalition members Dr. Paul Rose and Dr. Jean Devroye. In 2006 Dr. Patrick Mwamba opened his own clinic (My World Hair Transplant Center) where he has been performing hair transplantation with consistent results for over a decade.
Dr. Mwamba regularly performs high quality follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS) and is one of the early developers of the follicular unit excision (formerly known as follicular unit extraction) (FUE) technique - also referred to as the follicular isolation technique (FIT). Dr. Mwamba also specializes in repair cases, scar reduction, eyebrow reconstruction and BHT (body hair transplantation - transferring body hair follicles to balding areas of the scalp) when appropriate.
Dr. Mwamba performs surgical hair restoration out of Brussels, Belgium. However, for those in the states interested in his services, Dr. Mwamba also has a consultation office in Johns Creek, Georgia, just North of Atlanta. Dr. Mwamba is also a member of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) and the ESHRS (European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery). Dr. Mwamba has attended numerous conferences and has several medical publications and credits.
So for those looking for an outstanding hair transplant surgeon in Georgia to consult with, you are encouraged to consider Dr. Patrick Mwamba.
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