It is important to know who we are not, before you can know who we are. We do not have multiple locations with multiple doctors sharing pooled images of before-and-after photos.
Dr. Lam is the only surgeon, and he has one team dedicated only to his practice. All the 6,000 before-and-after images on this website represent Dr. Lam’s work and all testimonials are genuine and given voluntarily and uncompensated by satisfied patients. We never use paid models or paid testimonials. Every team member who is involved in your surgical care has a direct and measurable impact on your results. Many clinics rotate team members out or give you a “B team” simply to meet their weekly sales numbers. We believe as a boutique outfit you always receive care from the “A team”.
Your experience is as important as the results. Your safety and comfort matter.
Unlike the vast majority of hair restoration clinics that are office-based, we are a Joint Commission accredited surgical facility. Thus, we hold a very rigorous standard and can offer you Level 2 Conscious Sedation. Having a procedure often causes anxiety and numbing the transplanted area, which is necessary, could be uncomfortable, thereby making the entire experience somewhat traumatic. However, the sedation we provide virtually eliminates any discomfort associated with your procedure. In addition, Dr. Lam uses a special long-lasting numbing medication to minimize discomfort during the healing process so as to improve the comfort of your recovery. Furthermore, many hair clinics perform several hair surgeries a day and rush the patient experience, whereas we perform one surgery a day. We look at ourselves as a boutique rather than a chain.
Passion & Artistry coupled with expertise & experience create results that look natural and right for you.
Passion is the word that describes what we do. Artistry refers to the aesthetic eye and ability to create a result that fits your facial shape, gender, age, ethnicity, degree of hair loss, etc. Many physicians routinely perform one kind of hair restoration surgery and/or perform hair surgery for only one kind of patient. We perform a very wide gamut of surgeries, to include male and female hair transplants, ethnic hair transplants (including African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indian/Pakistani, etc.), eyebrow hair transplants, scar or repair of poor results, facial hair restoration etc., using both FUE and FUT techniques. Since we extensively practice both procedures we can help weigh for you the pros and cons of each procedure and tailor the right method for you. Although one procedure may be beneficial in certain cases, it doesn’t allow the full creativity for a surgeon who needs to adapt the right procedure for a particular person.
You will not be sold a procedure but you will be educated about your options.
During your consultation, instead of meeting with a consultant, you will meet with Dr. Lam along with his hair transplant coordinator, Emina Vance. They will discuss pros and cons to each option and develop a plan for hair restoration that would work for you. Carefully explaining the risks, benefits, and limitations of every procedure and rejecting you if you are an unsuitable candidate are critical elements for your benefit. Dr. Lam does not operate on approximately a third of his prospective patients because they are not suitable candidates for hair transplant. Also, unlike other high-pressure sales clinics, we will not call you afterward to convince you to schedule with us. You are free to choose who you think is best for you without any undue pressure from us.
The number of grafts matter. How many of the tranplanted hairs survive matters more.
One of the biggest technological breakthroughs in the past decade has been the advent of so-called “regenerative medicine”. Dr. Lam offers 4 methods for every patient to achieve better outcomes: PRP, ACell, HypoThermosol, and liposomal ATP. These technologies have significantly impacted the survival of hair grafts, acting as fertilizers for improved hair growth. We believe that the foundation for successful hair transplant results depends on all of the above-stated factors but we also believe that “regenerative medicine” is today indispensable for the best outcomes achievable. Most physicians do not use these technologies because they are simply too expensive and they do not believe they will impact the results. However, in our experience, their use has led to faster, more even, more consistent, and higher growth, which we have unmistakably witnessed since 2011. We believe that a great surgeon and team are the foundation for excellent outcomes, but technological support is a vital ingredient for success.
The landscape of hair surgery quickly evolves. Your physician and team should evolve too.
Dr. Lam attends multiple meetings a year related to hair restoration and so does his hair coordinator Emina. If we are not educated, we cannot educate you. Without attending educational conferences, we believe we are not offering you the most state-of-the-art solutions possible. Besides learning during these educational seminars, Dr. Lam and Emina also both teach at numerous conferences. They have written numerous books, scientific articles, and have run their Hair Transplant 360 course for over a decade. They are both actively involved as well with the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) in leadership capacities. Dr. Lam has run multiple workshops for the ISHRS, has been an oral examiner and written protocol author for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), and has chaired committees for both the ISHRS and ABHRS. He will be the President of the ABHRS in 2021. Emina, winner of the Distinguished Assistant Award by the ISHRS, has also developed innovative new teaching strategies for which she has been recognized and has run both the Surgical Assistants’ annual program and workshop along with the annual course she runs herself. Teaching and writing keep them ahead of the curve and translate into giving you the very latest and greatest that is possible in hair restoration surgery.