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Publisher’s visit to Hasson and Wong

8/30/2006 9:30:43 PM

On Monday, August 21st Pat, the publisher of this community, had the privilege of observing Dr. Victor Hasson of Hasson and Wong and his staff perform a large 5,119 graft session of Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Grafting from 8 am until 8 pm in Vancouver, Canada. To view the highlights and photos from this surgical visit visit our Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

He also met two patients of Dr. Hasson and one patient of Dr. Wong while they were in the office having their staples removed. Another patient who posts on our hair restoration forum as Qwert also came by the office and Pat examined his impressive results from one huge session of 6,544 grafts.

Such huge surgical sessions require a large and skilled staff that is willing to work a long day and a patient who can be very patient. Many clinics are either not willing or capable of performing such large sessions, while some patients simply can not afford such sessions. But today more and more patients are expecting and getting larger and more dramatic results from one surgical session.

Hasson and Wong have raised the bar for the entire hair transplant industry. Some leading physicians have met this higher standard and expanded their capacity and ability to provide large sessions that use smaller and more refined incisions. Other hair transplant physicians have resisted doing such larger sessions – arguing that such huge sessions over tax the donor area or over state the actual amount of hair moved by using smaller grafts that contain less hairs.

Those clinics that have met these higher ultra refined standards are eligible for membership in the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.