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Hello I just started researching about hair transplants more thoroughly and have been looking at numerous websites for information. I watch a lot of reviews and videos on youtube about hair restoration and was wondering if anyone has opinions on Dr. Gary Linkov videos. I was surprised on this website I could not find any posts about him and was wondering his channel is a good source to stay informed or if I should not spend so much time listening to him. He has many views on his videos so was just curious

 

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I got recommended one of his videos on Youtube yesterday funnily enough. I have two issues with him.

1. He's not fully dedicated to hair transplants since he does like 20 different surgeries aside from hair transplants. He may not be as knowledgeable as someone who's fully dedicated to their craft like Konior. Plus, clinics like that sometimes just use the ARTAS robot because if they aren't doing hair transplants every day, it doesn't make that much sense to keep a team of techs on the sideline.

2. He comes off as more of a reaction Youtuber than a information Youtuber.

Though to be fair, a lot of hair transplant advice is just very basic advice (i.e. FUE vs FUT, don't go to an unethical doctor, take fin etc etc). So at the very least he's going to be qualified to give the most basic advice. Just maybe not the in-depth knowledge you might get from a guy like Dr. Bisanga.

I watched his Elon Musk video and it seemed to match up with what people (i.e. people in the HT community) are saying for the most part but when he estimated the cost of Musk's transplant I felt like it wasn't correct. He said $10 per graft, but that's more of an FUE price in a high CoL area in the US. Even in the Bay Area, you might only see $8 per graft for FUE and he's quoting $10 per graft for FUT. He specifically acknowledges that Elon got FUT but then still quotes an FUE price. And assuming Elon went to H&W (which is the general consensus on this board), then for FUT, they charge $5 CAD for the first 2k grafts and $3 for the rest. And then tack on the currency conversion (due to Elon being Canadian) and Elon would have paid less than 40% of Linkov's actual estimate. And that $10 figure also ignores foreign clinics like Eugenix, De Freitas, Couto, Lorenzo etc etc who are much cheaper and also have amazing results. The only doctor I can think of that comes close to $10 for FUT is Konior. 

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11 hours ago, Oceanperson said:

Hello I just started researching about hair transplants more thoroughly and have been looking at numerous websites for information. I watch a lot of reviews and videos on youtube about hair restoration and was wondering if anyone has opinions on Dr. Gary Linkov videos. I was surprised on this website I could not find any posts about him and was wondering his channel is a good source to stay informed or if I should not spend so much time listening to him. He has many views on his videos so was just curious

 

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I think you should look at the forums recommended list:

https://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-transplant-surgeons.asp?sr=HRN-MOB

You want to chose a proven Dr/Clinic that you can find plenty of patient and clinic posted results. 12 month journeys are the best to view. 
When it comes to research then I’m sure you will find this forum has just about every possible subject/question covered.

 

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3 hours ago, JohnAC71 said:

I think you should look at the forums recommended list:

https://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-transplant-surgeons.asp?sr=HRN-MOB

You want to chose a proven Dr/Clinic that you can find plenty of patient and clinic posted results. 12 month journeys are the best to view. 

 

I think from the recommended list Dr. Bisanga has a youtube channel where he discusses different hair transplant topics. I'm not sure I know anyone else from that list off the top of my head. Dr. Lindsey likes to talk about specific cases that he does but I never watch them cause I prefer pictures over videos... But I'm sure Dr. Lindsey's vids are solid as well though he probably talks more about specific cases rather than hair transplantation overall.

And some of them have websites too where you can find information since writing about hair transplants will boost a sites SEO

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Yes BHR/Dr Bisanga post really good and informative videos. As do Eugenix also. I enjoy Dr Lindsey’s videos. 
To the OP I would check out these sources, and look through the forum which has over 20 years worth of accumulated knowledge and experience. 
This is a very good place to do your research 🧐 

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Looks very clickbait type of videos primarily reactions to celebrities. I don’t think there’s any substance to those kind of videos. That said, it’s definitely interesting to the general public, hence why his channel has grown tremendously.

To be fair, channels like Moreplatesmoredates do the exact same thing. I view it as low-quality easy content that is algorithm friendly and will get viewers. It’s like the clickbait “you won’t believe what these celebrities look like today” and the thumbnail is a beautiful person and someone completely disheveled.

Also wanna say I do like Derek, but he’s going for quantity instead of quality which is a shame. 

I create videos myself, so when I create a video I think what is the viewer gaining from this video? Is there something the general public may not know? Channels that do a great job are Bisanga BHR and Eugenix. I think Kevin Mann has some good content as well, but somethings I disagree with, at least he’s putting out content with substance. Not just a reaction, which is basically just recycling other content. 

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It’s a reaction channel but he seems like a nice guy but he doesn’t show any results he does at his clinic so who knows how skilled he is as a hair surgeon , Derek channel is awesome he highlights actual studies and shows proof 

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