Published by San Diego Union Tribune Sept 2015

Going to an attorney to seek a solution for hair loss seems about as effective as going to a realtor for dental work. Unfortunately, it has become less extraordinary as it becomes more common for individuals suffering from this emotionally distressing disease to encounter unethical business practices when seeking hair replacement.

Daniel Wagner co-founded of My Hair Transplant MD in Oceanside from personal experience. “How I got into the business was a direct result of a hair transplant done wrong that resulted in further hair loss,” said Wagner. “One transplant led to a second, then to a third, fourth, fifth, and finally to an attorney.”

beforeandaftersFollowing that meeting, Wagner consulted with a doctor to learn more about the process, and met Dr. Mark Garbutt—an ocular surgeon for burn victims who started reconstructive hairline work for his patients as a result of witnessing their bad experiences with hair restoration.

“That meeting turned me completely around about the industry and I knew that sharing what I learned would benefit others suffering from hair loss,” Wagner explained. “He basically put a template around my head, drew an outline of the area to restore, and did some basic Mathematical equations based on the maximum density you could do in one procedure to determine potential number of procedures and costs.”

Ultimately, that meeting would shape the professional philosophy and practices not only to serve their new clients, but to inform and advise anyone suffering from hair loss through his publication entitled, “Don’t Be a Hair Transplant Victim.”

Their goal in sharing this free Hair Transplant Success Guide is to teach others how to ask the right questions, compare treatment options, and recognize unscrupulous or substandard practices.

“Do your homework before you commit to a surgeon,” Wagner warned. “I didn’t know what questions to ask until after my transplant experience. I want to share that information with others no matter where they are and what they choose.”

The support team at My Hair Transplant MD strongly advise those seeking a surgical hair loss solutions to gather detailed information specific to their needs and hair restoration goals.

“It is an individualized and slow, organic process—you didn’t lose your hair overnight, and you’re not going to get it back overnight,” said Wagner.

First is the Mathematics—understand density and coverage specific to your hair thickness and texture.

Wagner explained, “We use a 3D mapping template, then aim to do the first procedure as if it were the last by applying maximum density. Results are in the eye of the beholder—some guys will do one procedure and be happy, others may opt for additional procedures.”

Wagner also advises that patients about inquire surgical instrumentation. “Another important detail I learned from the poor work I had was that the tool they used to make the receptor sites caused me to lose more hair. During a consultation, the surgeon should explain how hair is transplanted and if precision surgical needles will be used.”

“Best results come from being an informed patient who is provided realistic expectations,” Wagner concluded. “We’re happy to send out our free guide, answer questions—even look at photos and do a virtual consultation over the phone, whether or not you’re a client. Everyone’s goal should be to restore their patients’ confidence and natural looking hair, and to offer guidance so that no one is a victim of our industry.”

More information:

My Hair Transplant MD
2103 S. El Camino Real, Suite 201, Oceanside
Phone: 800.262.2017