Hair Transplant Program
Anybody can decide to offer hair transplant services. This results in bad outcomes: disfigurement, destroying dermal areas, cosmetically “unacceptable” results – often leading to psychological distress for patients. This program is being offered in response to demand – people have requested this training. Surgeons are facing increased competition. Before there might have been 6 or 8 dedicated practices in a city, now there could be 125 people offering it as a sideline.
You can buy instruments and the vendor will send a surgical team to perform the surgery (not necessarily well!) There is no official recognition of the specialty: hair transplant surgery falls in “no mans land” between dermatology and plastic surgery