Hair restoration surgeries have had a questionable past but Kobren says that is an outdated reputation. "Most people still think of hair transplants as these plug-y, unattractive, cornrow-type of procedures," he says. "Those really don't exist anymore." He says that he has seen and heard of plenty of great restorations that have turned men's lives around.
However, he also says there is still bad work out there that can be devastating. In order to get the best result possible, Kobren recommends checking the credentials of everyone involved in your potential hair restoration team because the procedures are team efforts, not just the work of one doctor.