Originally Posted by gmonasco
a) Your dollar figures aren't realistic. Not every hair transplant doctor in the world is already making $200,000 per year, learning the HST technique wouldn't require an HT doctor to entirely forego his practice for a solid year, etc.
b) If HST were truly the superior treatment it's claimed to be, then the return would be well worth the investment, and yet nobody's investing.
you have a calculator avatar but you don't seem so great at math... arithmetic or algebra
A surgeon who charges $4 a graft and does two 1,500 graft surgeries per week does 104 surgeries a year and brings in $624,000 dollars in revenue... minus rent for the year and 4 ($80k) technician salaries and he still has way more than $300,000 dollars left over... so the numbers aren't that far off. There are many surgeons doing more than 1,500 graft surgeries at more than two per week and they are charging more than $4 a graft... do the math ($300,000k+++)... thusly why the average
is $200,000 to $300,000... $300,000 IS NOT THE MOST
the cost of switching to HST is more than $50k... and with a profit margin like the one I explained above, why bother with HST? ignoring it is much more profitable (and less stressful).
This is the same situation as FUE and the same situation as THE RADIO
RCA had a TV ready to go in the 1930s... however they were still selling radios at a record pace so.... what'd they do? They kept selling radios and waited until the 1940s to release TVs.
(did TVs not work? would it not have been profitable to sell TVs? were they not sold because they were proven?)
this is how the world works... sorry you guys aren't seeing the connections here. Many things can hinder technological progress, one of which is current profitability.
let me know where I'm wrong
and also let me know when Spencer will start to advocate for us instead of his social-media-HT-surgeon website. If you guys think the chicken advertiser is going to all the sudden admit beef is better..... don't hold your breath
Question: if new technologies make so much business sense then why are current HT doctors doing what they do instead of researching full time? hmmmm