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Should Hair Transplant Surgeons Charge Consultation Fees?

10/11/2017 3:31:23 PM

Every hair transplant surgeon has the prerogative to charge a consultation fee. However, I feel that if they do, that fee should be deducted if the patient ends up having the procedure performed there.

Unfortunately, I think that many hair restoration clinics use this policy to make it seem that they are more talented and desired than their competitors/colleagues. Some patients fall for this and others see right through the smoke and mirrors.

I have also noticed that most clinics that charge for consultations are more expensive for the procedure. Again trying to send message that the work done there is of higher quality than other clinics. We all know this is not always the case.

My suggestion is do your due diligence before deciding on which surgeon will be performing your hair transplant procedure.

Dr. Glenn Charles
Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant for the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.