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Shapiro Medical Group

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Name: Dr. Ron Shapiro


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Hair Restoration Services offered:
Ultra Refined Hair Transplants
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
Beard Transplantation
Eyebrow Transplantation
Body Hair Transplantation (BHT)
Hair Transplant Repair
Scar Repair
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Prescriptions for Propecia
Free In-Depth Consultations



Contact

address

Address:

5270 West 84th Street Suite 500
Bloomington
Minnesota
55437


Phone

Phone:

800-843-1989
952-926-0000


A true pioneer, with a worldwide reputation for outstanding follicular unit hair transplantations among both colleagues and patients.

Why Dr. Shapiro is recommended.

Golden Follicle AwardDr. Shapiro is widely recognized by his colleagues as a leading practitioner and teacher of the most advanced hair restoration procedure – Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. He adopted follicular unit grafting early in the 1990s and helped popularize this advanced procedure. In recognition for his outstanding patient care and contributions to the field of hair restoration over the past decade he was awarded the "Golden Follicle Award" in 2004.

 

View highlights of our visit to Dr Shapiro's clinic.

Shapiro Medical Group has been at the forefront of FUE (follicular unit extraction) for the last 6 years.  They did not pigeon hole themselves into one technique but have evaluated them all ( Manual Technique, Motorized Technique, Sharp Punch, Dull Punch, ARTUS, etc.,) Dr. Shapiro has cherry picked the best from all these sources and come up with our own unique method of using and performing FUE. By doing this Dr. Ron Shapiro feels he can get superior results.

He was the first physician honored to demonstrate follicular unit grafting live before a wide audience of colleagues at the ISHRS annual meeting in 1995. He continues to share his techniques with his medical colleagues by lecturing frequently at national and international hair restoration conferences, running workshops and performing live surgical demonstrations.

Physicians from around the world visit Dr Shapiro's Clinic, not only to observe his surgeries, but to benefit from them as patients. Many hair transplant surgeons have selected Dr. Shapiro for their own personal hair restoration surgery.

Dr. Ron Shapiro also has an outstanding reputation amongst patients who frequent online discussion forums and online hair loss communities. He is known for consistently producing exceptionally natural hairlines and for being extremely compassionate, generous, and personable.

Dr. Shapiro is the founder and medical director of The Shapiro Medical Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His clinic specializes in Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation and hairlines that are world renown for their naturalness. Dr. Ron Shapiro is joined at his well regarding hair restoration clinic by his brother and associate Dr. Paul Shapiro, who also performs Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation surgery with excellent results.

Dr. Ron Shapiro was among the first to pass the boards in the newly created American Board of Hair Restoration. In 2000 he was also elected to the Board of Governors for the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ASHRS). That same year he earned the "Archimedes" award for excellence in hair restoration from the Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Since 1999 Dr. Ron Shapiro has served on the Board of Governors to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). He recently completed work in writing and editing major sections of Dr. Walter Unger’s well regarded textbook – “Hair Transplantation”.



To learn more about Dr. Ron Shapiro, visit their hair transplant website at www.shapiromedical.com.

hair transplant photos and results

patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2726
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1723
Total Hairs: 3510
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2105
Total Hairs: 4472
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2425
Total Hairs: 4895
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2035
Total Hairs: 3978
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2606
Total Hairs: 5364
Baldness Class: NA
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2505
Total Hairs: 5390
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1842
Total Hairs: 3667
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2226
Total Hairs: 4423
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3590
Total Hairs: 7551
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1634
Total Hairs: 3328
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 6177
Total Hairs: 11939
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1934
Total Hairs: 3617
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1842
Total Hairs: 3653
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3132
Total Hairs: 6443
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2277
Total Hairs: 4299
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1839
Total Hairs: 3399
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3705
Total Hairs: 7857
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2581
Total Hairs: 5280
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 1506
Total Hairs: 3114
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2560
Total Hairs: 5467
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4567
Total Hairs: 11960
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2837
Total Hairs: 5522
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2571
Total Hairs: 5017
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4247
Total Hairs: 8456
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1831
Total Hairs: 2896
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2172
Total Hairs: 3807
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3048
Total Hairs: 6447
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 4
Grafts: 5310
Total Hairs: 10546
Repair Work
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2767
Total Hairs: 4631
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1713
Total Hairs: 2649
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4908
Total Hairs: 9656
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2597
Total Hairs: 5591
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3947
Total Hairs: 8522
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2906
Total Hairs: 5974
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1723
Total Hairs: 3510
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2719
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3656
Total Hairs: 6008
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2300
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3882
Total Hairs: 7646
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2305
Total Hairs: 4424
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4501
Total Hairs: 7963
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1663
Total Hairs: 3298
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2777
Total Hairs: 5222
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2669
Total Hairs: 4708
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2917
Total Hairs: 5557
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1293
Total Hairs: 1768
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4869
Total Hairs: 10237
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1523
Total Hairs: 2514
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2105
Total Hairs: 4014
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2490
Total Hairs: 4775
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1625
Total Hairs: 3413
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 3
Grafts: 5207
Total Hairs: 11661
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2052
Total Hairs: 3881
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 5661
Total Hairs: 13345
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3402
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2879
Total Hairs: 5461
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2802
Total Hairs: 6419
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2630
Repair Work
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 1299
Total Hairs: 2981
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4825
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1465
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2023
Total Hairs: 3980
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3276
Total Hairs: 7374
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1919
Total Hairs: 3730
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1675
Total Hairs: 3367
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2792
Total Hairs: 5537
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3120
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 5144
Total Hairs: 11470
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2498
Total Hairs: 5995
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2616
Total Hairs: 6468
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 3
Grafts: 6156
Total Hairs: 13944
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1130
Total Hairs: 1753
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2420
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 3
Grafts: 6207
Baldness Class: 5V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3471
Total Hairs: 7719
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4418
Total Hairs: 9573
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4646
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 3
Grafts: 4294
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3030
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2700
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2700
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3400
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Loss Patient Websites Featuring Hair Restoration Experiences, Results and Photos

After three sessions of about 1,500 grafts each

Publisher

I started losing my hair in my mid twenties. I tried minoxidil and other topical treatments but my hairline kept receding and my hair got thinner on top. I then wore a "hair stystem" for several years but this always felt phony.

Finally,...

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Before first tranplant (3-24-06)

SLAPSHOT

I lost my hairline at age 25. Since then, I have kept my hair real short. The pics shown here pretty much tell the story.

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Immediately Post-op at SMG

M&M

It was about 12 years ago when I had my first hair transplant at Bosley Medical in Seattle - 50 grafts placed behind my existing hairline. The goal was to 'stay ahead of my hair loss' (as they marketed in their brochures) with small procedures spaced...

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before / after surgery

milton

I started losing it in early 20's.  Didnt have time to do anything until now - late 30's

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Post Op-Day2

icare4myhair

I have been losing hair since my early twenties gradually. I used to sport fairly long hair when I was young, sometimes shoulder length, so i used to notice more hair loss while combing or taking showers etc. Gradually this decreased as I moved...

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Jeffra

I am 44 years old and began noticing my hair loss in my early 30's. I had lots of thinning in the front 1/3 (crown area), but have lots of hair on the back and sides of my head. I had been to a doctor in the the early 90's and had not decided to...

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1 Month 2 Weeks Post Op after Shedding and Folliculitis Set In

Craven

Life was bad for 15 years. Wearing hats day and night and never going anywhere that required no hat. Lost lots of valuable time and experience due to my problem and suffered terrible self esteem issues.

For about 3 to 4 weeks after my hair...

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Pre-Op

Arries

Hair loss sucks. Plain and simple. Not to say it gets easier with age but being at your mid-twenties and having no hairline is just not fair. I know life ain't fair but damn it i am doing something about this one...

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After HT

EE Hair

I started losing my hair at age 35.  First, I noticed it was thinning on top and then I noticed my hairline was quickly receding.  While it's not horrible for my age, I know it will only get worse, and I'm tired of placing individual hairs...

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Before HT  aka..

La-La Land

I first started to notice my hairloss at 22. At that point I was probably at 40-50% density since it was not that noticeable (only in certain light.) Rogain was available as a prescription 2.5%, being as vain as I was I jumped on it. It did a remarkable...

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This is just after the first op in 02

LondonGuyGraftKing

I started losing my hair in circa 1995 when I was 20. It was only when I turned 27 that I realised the hair loss was impacting on my self esteem.

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DRS

Began losing hair at the age of 23. At this stage it was acceptable but at at 27 years of age it reached a point where I had to find a solution to the problem.

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Jimmy20008

I first started noticing a slight receding hairline around age 26. I was in denial at first just because I knew of no one in my family that was bald.  Before undergoing my first surgery I tried using Propecia and the laser comb. ...

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M1A1

My Surgical Experience with Dr. Ron Shapiro-The Good

My wife and I met with the Doc and Matt Zupan on Monday, 09/14/2009 in the late afternoon. It is important to note that I have been speaking with Matt about this procedure for the last...

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Before my 3008 HT from Ron Shapiro

Severn

Started losing hair in crown at 25 over a large area.  Frontal core and hairline has held up reasonably well though.

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Before HT

KCSONU

I have been losing my hairline since 30. In the last 2 years, my hairline has been going very bad.

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Before HT

Dodger

I started thinning and losing my hair in my early 20’s but actually didn’t notice the full extent until much later.  I’ve been on propecia for about 6 years and thankfully my loss has slowed and my hair seems to have held...

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Showmethehair

I had a wide forehead even before my hair started thining. I didn't like it because I couldn't have a hair style option instead of just growing my hair long and cover my head.

I guess it's 3~4 yrs ago I notice that my temple area...

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Before

Orlhair

I have been losing hair since my 30s.  Have used Rogaine for years.  At first, had significant thickening in the crown area, however over time the effect diminished.  However, I believe it is why I had so much native hair left before...

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fitforlife

I have over the past 25 years had a receding hairline and thinning density on top of my scalp.

In school I was bullied for my loss at 16 already and that I should have been bald at 25, but was not. Even if I have had succes in finding females,...

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jaymanji

My Hairline began receding about five years ago.


 

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Bertie

I turned up at Shapiro Medical Group on 8th July and was greeted at the desk by a friendly chap. I think he was called Del. Ron Shapiro soon arrived, and we discussed my hair-loss situation and the plan of action. I was thinning at the front and...

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Hair Transplant Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

3,890 grafts with Ron Shapiro

3/22/2012

"Bangs" shares details and photos from his recent hair transplant with Dr. Ron Shapiro.

Hair transplant with dr ron shapiro

3/3/2012

forum member "leon20" shares his deep satisfaction with his hair transplant experience with Dr. Ron Shapiro.

There is greatness and there is genius!! Smg 1871 fue

2/2/2012

Forum member "wings" shares the details of his recent FUE with Dr. Ron Shapiro. Read about his excellent experience here.

6 Month Update, Dr. Ron Shapiro, 3048 Grafts

12/20/2011

Only six months after his hair transplant surgery with Dr. Ron Shapiro, forum member "orlhair1" shares his impressive results.

4 month post op: very pleased with results so far

8/1/2011

Forum member "Hal" shares his excitement over his 4 month results with Dr. Ron Shapiro.

FUT with Dr. Ron Shapiro today

6/27/2011

Forum member "orlhair1" shares his excellent hair transplant experience with Dr. Shapiro and staff.

Dr. Ron Shapiro FUE Experience

11/14/2010

Forum member "Jake" recently had 1090 FUE grafts at SMG. Read bout his excellent experience.

1105 Graft Hairline Refinement with Dr. Ron Shapiro

10/15/2009

Though large megasessions are appropriate for a few, some patients simply require smaller procedures to meet their goals. Forum member "M&M" went back to Dr. Ron Shapiro for some minor hairline refinement.

3008 Grafts Hair Transplant Case with Dr. Ron Shapiro

10/15/2009

After several unsuccessful scalp reductions, Severn found Dr. Ron Shapiro by researching this community and had a 3008 graft procedure with him. To read his surgical experience and follow his progress, follow the link.

3271 Grafts with Dr. Shapiro to Add Density to Thinning Areas

2/12/2009

This patient chose Dr. Ron Shapiro after doing research on our forum and received 3271 grafts to add density to thinning areas. Read his hair transplant experience and view his photos here.

Old Hair Transplant Repair with New Ultra Refined Techniques

2/12/2009

Forum member "Bullitnut" shares his hair restoration story and how he was led to Dr. Ron Shapiro to repair old work he had done by another clinic. He is thrilled with the prospect of having more and natural looking hair.

10.5 Month Update After 2000 Grafts with Dr. Ron Shapiro

8/7/2008

Forum member "Arrie" shares his 10.5 month photos after receiving 2000 grafts with Dr. Ron Shapiro. He is very excited about his new head of hair.

3000 Grafts Surgical Experience and Photos Shared with Dr. Ron Shapiro

7/10/2008

This patient shares his experience and immediately postoperative photos after receiving 3000 grafts with Dr. Ron Shapiro. He is excited about the upcoming results.

"B Spot" shares 2nd hair transplant result of 3521 grafts

3/24/2008

Forum member "B Spot" has received over 6700 grafts in 2 hair transplant surgeries with Dr. Shapiro. Though he still wants more hair to cover his crown, he has certainly come a very long way.

Forum Member "NervousNelly" Shares his 6 month Hair Transplant Photos From His 2900 Graft Session

2/20/2008

This hair transplant patient received 2900 grafts in the front half of his balding scalp. At just only 6 months, NervousNelly has received a significant amount of growth and there is still plenty more to come

Forum member "EmuSteve" receives 2700 Grafts with Dr. Shapiro

12/17/2007

Dr. Shapiro transplants 2700 follicular unit grafts in the patient's frontal zone. Here this patient shares his experience and posts his photos. Be sure to follow his progress.

Patís Nov 21st 2006 Surgery with Dr. Ron Shapiro in Mpls

12/14/2006

"Call me greedy, but last week I went in and got 1,631 grafts (3,907 hairs) added to the top of my head..."

"M&M" - Post Op with Dr. Shapiro

12/14/2006

"My goal with my Hair Transplant from Dr. Shapiro was (1) to improve hair line density and (2) to make it much more natural in appearance..."

"Slick's" 2,091 Grafts by Dr. Paul Shapiro

12/14/2006

6.5 month update photos from a patient of Dr. Shapiro

4,070 Follicular Unit Grafts by Dr. Ron Shapiro

12/14/2006

This recent patient received 4,070 follicular unit grafts. The majority of the grafts in the central area were done with lateral slits. The grafts in the periphery were done with sagital slits to allow the direction of the hair to change more acutely and follow existing hair.

"JakeVig's" hair transplant with Ron Shapiro; 1,344 grafts

12/14/2006

"One thing that I liked about Ron is that he approaches the surgery like an artist..."

2nd session 5-6 month photos - Dr Ron Shapiro

12/14/2006

Forum member shares his photos of his multiple procedures performed by Dr. Shapiro

2,200 grafts with Dr. Ron Shapiro

12/14/2006

"From the moment I stepped into the office the morning of surgery to the time I left; I felt completely comfortable and confident in their care. Itís hard to express in words my respect, appreciation and admiration for the SMG and Dr. Ron Shapiro in any way that hasnít already been expressed by his patients..."

My HT with Dr.Ron Shapiro on Sep7 2006

12/14/2006

"It was very much like others have described a HT procedure with Dr.Ron Shapiro - great doctor, great person, great team - Matt, Janna and all their other staff, very smooth procedure throughout..."

Hair transplant with Dr Ron Shapiro

12/14/2006

Forum members discuss a patient's recent experience recieving a hair restoration procedure from Dr. Shapiro.

"Mudpuppy" Photo album

12/14/2006

Regularly updated photo album of a Dr. Shapiro patient as he progresses.

Visit/Review of the Shapiro Medical Group

4/12/2006

Pat Hennessey, the Publisher of this site, is very familiar with Dr. Shapiro's hair transplantation as both a patient and frequent visitor to his clinic in Minneapolis.

Dr. Shapiro wins the "Golden Folicle" award!

12/23/2005

"I understand that when Dr. Ron Shapiro was announced as the winner he was given a standing ovation by his colleagues. I know that if his patients had also been in that room the applause would have been deafening. Congratulations Ron on winning not just the 'Golden Follicle' but the admiration and respect of patients and physicians worldwide. You remind us all that the more one gives the richer we all become."

Last Thursday: Second Surgery: 2,400 Grafts with Dr. Shapiro

12/23/2005

"In short...once again, very impressed by Matt @ Shapiro, the Doctor himself and also the gals working in both the hair placement, anestesia and cutting. Just a wonderful operation."

Jerry's First and Second Surgeries - Dr. Shapiro

12/23/2005

Forum member shares his photos and procedure experience with Shapiro Medical Group and Dr. Shapiro with the forums.

Out From Under The "Rug"

10/7/2005

Forum member tells of how he was able to liberate himeself of his hair system after having a hair restoration procedure from Dr. Ron Shapiro.

Consultation with Dr. Ron Shapiro

10/7/2005

"It is my hope that my experiences will help make the decision easier for all, regardless of age or finances. I am scheduled for 3000 FUT procedure and I cannot wait..."

6 & 9 month Post-2nd-Op Pics from Shapiro

10/7/2005

Patient enthusiastically shares his post-op photos with the forum.

2,750 FUT by Dr. Ron Shapiro

10/7/2005

"I received 6000 follicles in 2750 grafts on June 27th in Minneapolis with Dr. Shapiro. I'm very excited and pleased. The staff and Dr. Shapiro were very professional and are obvisouly very experienced."

Patient photos immediately after surgery

9/28/2005

Patient shares photos of his 2167 graft session one day after surgery with Dr. Sharpiro. He also shows a photo of his donor area ten days after surgery. Comments by other patients of Dr. Shapiro are also included in this photo album.

Hair Transplant Videos: Patient Results and Education

Hair Transplant Procedure Results - 3716 Grafts

This hair transplant patient received work poor work at a different clinic. The pluggy, unnatural look was so bad he wore a wig (hair piece) for years before deciding to get a repair. He underwent a resection along with 3 small hair restoration sessions totalling 3716 follicular unit grafts (6586 hairs) to repair his old work. The final pictures show his result after the 4 hair transplant procedures.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 3716 Grafts in 3 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Female Hair Loss Patient - 2023 Grafts Hairline Lowering

This female hair loss patient underwent a surgical hair transplant procedure totaling 2023 grafts with Dr. Ron Shapiro. This female hair transplant patient was bothered by her high forehead and had a small procedure to lower and add density to her hairline.

Creating naturalness is the most important goal in hair transplantation. Shapiro Medical Group feels a hair transplant should be so natural that it is undetectable, even under close examination. With the skillful use of delicate Follicular Unit (FU) grafts, this degree of naturalness is possible.

Female | Caucasion | 2023 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Video Results - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 4869 Grafts

In this hair transplant video, Dr. Ron Shapiro presents a patient who underwent a 4869 graft procedure utilizing the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) via strip harvesting method.

Male | Caucasion | 4869 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

FUE Hair Transplant Patient Slide Show Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2300 Grafts

In this FUE hair transplant video, view a slideshow featuring one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's patients and his results. This hair restoration patient received 2300 grafts via follicular unit extraction (FUE). Watch this video to view this patient's impressive results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2300 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Hair Transplant Surgery: Donor Closure and Recipient Site

In this short hair restoration video, Dr. Ron Shapiro shows a patient's stapled donor area and transplanted scalp immediately after hair surgery. Watch this video to see how clean the procedure looks in the hands of a skilled hair loss doctor.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Video Slideshow - 2156 Grafts - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This hair transplantation video features a 2156 follicular unit graft procedure via the FUT (follicular unit transplantation) strip harvesting technique. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2156 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant on Radiation Therapy Patient - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 1675 Grafts

Before and After Hair Transplant Video: Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result using 1675 grafts:

This young hair transplant patient lost his hair due to radiation therapy to treat cancer. He is now cancer free! However, his hair loss from the treatment was permanent. This patient received a hair transplantation procedure to help restore the hair on the side of his head. The before and after pictures show the amazing progression from 8 months to 1 year.

Creating naturalness is the most important goal in hair transplantation. Shapiro Medical Group feel a hair transplant should be so natural that it is undetectable, even under close examination. With the skillful use of delicate Follicular Unit (FU) grafts, this degree of naturalness is possible.

Male | Caucasion | 1675 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hairline Reconstruction - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2245 Grafts

This hair transplant video features a patient of Coalition member Dr. Ron Shapiro of Shapiro Medical Group. This impressive hair transplant result used 2245 grafts and 5066 hairs utilizing the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) via strip harvesting technique.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2245 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Restoration Results - 5902 Grafts - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This hair restoration video features before and after pictures of one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's patients. This patient underwent two hair transplant surgeries using 2631 and 3271 grafts respectively.

This patient has had major hair loss to his frontal third and crown with thinning throughout. He has undergone two surgeries with Shapiro Medical Group to restore his balding areas. He plans on having another procedure to restore his balding crown.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 5902 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Clinic Ron Shapiro - 2305 Grafts

This hair transplant patient received 2306 grafts via the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) via strip harvesting technique with Coalition member Dr. Ron Shapiro. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoration transformation and results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2305 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Procedure - 3441 Grafts - Dr. Ron Shapiro

In this video, view one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's (Shapiro Medical Group) hair transplant results featuring a 3441 graft (7572 hairs) procedure. The follicular unit transplantation (FUT) via strip harvesting technique was employed.

This patient had substantial loss throughout the top of his head, ending at the top of his crown. He has good donor density and low hair to scalp ratio. His full results will come in the next 7 months.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 3441 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Videos Dr. Ron Shapiro - 1130 Grafts

In this video, view Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result totaling 1130 grafts and 1753 hairs. This hair loss male patient had minor hair loss but a high forehead which made his balding appear worse. He had a small procedure to lower his hairline and restore his temporal corners. He underwent the follicular unit transplantation (strip harvesting) procedure and even with a short hair cut his scar is not noticeable.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1130 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Before and After Video Frontal Third

This hair restoration video features one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant patient before and after pictures. The patient had a total of 2033 grafts (4375 hairs) transplanted in his Norwood class 3A area of baldness. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive transformation.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2033 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

FUE Hair Transplant and Scalp Micropigmentation Combo

This follicular unit extraction hair transplant video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's FUE result showing 2194 grafts and 3754 hairs.

This patient had scalp micropigmentation (SMP) done knowing he would have also undergo a follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure to restore his hairline. Pictures show his result 1 month after his SMP and 3-4 days post FUE. Acell fine powder was also used to aid in the healing process.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2194 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Follicular Unit Hair Transplant - 3048 Grafts

This video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant patient after 7 1/2 months (full results at 12 to 14 months). He received a total of 3048 grafts and 6447 hairs.

This patient has very fine hair and a lot of white hairs that don't show up on camera. This patient will agree his results look even better in person. He still has more growth and thickening in the coming months.

Acell was also used on his donor scar to aid and expedite optimal healing.

Male | Caucasion | 3048 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Results Slideshow - 3924 Grats Dr. Ron Shapiro

This hair video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant result using 3924 grafts and 7606 hairs. This patient had substantial hair loss. He had a large procedure with the goal of covering as much area as possible instead of receiving higher density in a small area. Hair transplant photos in this video show his result 6 months and 1 year after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 3924 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant - Amazing Resuts - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2548 Grafts

This before and after hair restoration video slideshow shows one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant patients. This patient received a total of 2548 grafts in a single procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2548 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Before and After Hair Transplant Results - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery results. This patient received a total of 2972 grafts and 5537 hairs.

This patient had moderate hair loss throughout the top of his head. The main goal of his procedure was to add some density to all the balding areas instead of concentrating on one area. Before and after hair transplant photos show his result 7 months after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2972 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Result - Diffuse Frontal Tuft - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This hair transplantation video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's result using 2242 grafts and 4674 hairs. This patient had diffused thinning to the frontal third of his scalp. He had a moderate hair restoration procedure to add density to this area. Pictures in this video show his result a year and a half after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2242 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hairline and Crown Hair Restoration - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2420 Grafts

This hair restoration video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result of 2420 grafts / 4955 hairs. This patient had hair loss to his crown and minor loss to his hairline. The main goal of his procedure was to fill in the crown and reinforce his hairline. Before and after pictures in this video show his result 9 months after his procedure. This patient should see some additional growth and thickening to come over the next 3 to 9 months.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2420 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant 2 Sessions - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2918 Grafts

This video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant procedure and results after 2 procedures. This patient received a total of 2918 follicular units over 2 procedures. The first procedure yielded 1394 grafts and the second one produced 1524 grafts.

This patient had minor hair loss and wanted to restore his temporal corners and refine his hairline. His hair loss stabilized and he later decided to come back and lower his hairline.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2918 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Diffuse Pattern Alopecia - Hair Transplant - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This hair transplant video features one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's patients and results using 2317 grafts and 5397 hairs. This patient has diffuse pattern alopecia and is a diffused class 4A on the Norwood scale of hair loss. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoration transformation and results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4A | 2317 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Repair - 3 Sessions Totaling 5319 Grafts

This hair transplant repair patient received a total of 5310 grafts and 10,546 hairs over 3 procedures with Dr. Ron Shapiro. This patient received poor work at a different clinic. His hairline was pluggy and looked unnatural. He underwent a resection and punch-outs along with 3 small repair sessions. The pictures in this video slideshow show his result after each session and after his final result.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 5319 Grafts in 3 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Repair

Dense Packing Hair Transplant - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 1577 Grafts

This video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result using 1577 grafts /2606 hairs. This restoration patient had minor hair loss to his temporal corners. He had a small procedure to fill in this area and add some density to his hairline. Because he has above average density on top and has high hair to scalp contrast, he needed his hairline more densely packed than most patients.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1577 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Restoration Results - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2052 Grafts

This before and after video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result - 2052 grafts / 3881 hairs. This patient had hair loss to both his hairline and frontal tuft. The main goal of his procedure was to reinforce his hairline by adding density and reestablishing his temporal corners. Before and after pictures in this video show his result 6 years after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2052 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Frontal and Crown Hair Restoration - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 4869 Grafts

This video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result after 2 procedures totaling - 4869 grafts / 10,237 hairs. This hair loss patient had extensive loss throughout his top and crown along with thinning hair. The main goal of his 1st procedure was to add density throughout. The goal of his 2nd procedure was to focus density on his frontal third and address his balding crown.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 4869 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction - 1713 Grafts - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This Dr. Ron Shapiro hair transplant patient received a total of 1713 grafts and 3649 hairs via follicular unit extraction (FUE). This patient underwent a FUE procedure to restore his hairline. Pictures show his result 6 months and 1 year after his surgery.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 1713 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Female Hair Transplant - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 1465 Grafts

This Dr Ron Shapiro female hair transplant patient received a total of 1465 grafts and 2995 hairs. This female hair loss patient had thinning in her central core which caused large "parts." Hair restoration surgery added density in this area and she feels she has a lot more styling options and doesn't have to try and cover the area.

Female | Caucasion | Class: II | 1465 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Patient Testimonial and Hair Transplant Results - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This hair transplant video features one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's patients on video. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair transplant results and to hear what he has to say about his hair loss, his hair transplant procedure, his results and his overall experience.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 4418 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Procedure by Dr. Ron SHapiro - 2906 Grafts

This Dr. Ron Shapiro hair transplant patient received a total of 2906 grafts and 5974 hairs in a single session. This patient had hair loss to his hairline and crown. The main goal of his procedure was to reinforce his hairline by adding density and reestablishing his temporal corners. He also lowered his hairline slightly and used some grafts for the crown. Before and after pictures show his result 1 year after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | 2906 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Loss from Radiation Therapy Hair Transplant - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This video features a patient who lost his hair through radiation therapy. This Dr Ron Shapiro patient recieved 1675 follicular unit grafts. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive results.

Male | Caucasion | 1675 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Ron Shapiro - 6 Month strip hair transplant result video

This patient in his early 50 was presented to Dr. Ron Shapiro for his hair restoration options.  He had good laxity and a graft to haie ratio.  Hair transplant surgery was performed using 3705 grafts with 7857 hairs to produce the following results at six months postoperative.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 3705 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Patient Education and Consults

View hair transplant video interviews featuring interviews with leading hair transplant surgeons by clicking on a title that interests you below.

World Leader

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses his involvement in surgical hair restoration and how he became recognized as a world leading hair replacement clinic.

Hair Transplant Patient Care

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro shares the importance of helping hair loss patients meet their hair restoration goals and make them feel comfortable.

Good News for Hair Transplant Patients

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro shares the good news with hair loss sufferers that while they do have to learn about state of the art hair restoration techniques, they no longer have to be bald.

Dr. Ron Shapiro on Marketing

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses the advantages of realistic marketing that will stimulate interest while educating hair loss sufferers.

Online Patient Education

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses the difference between educated prospective patients that come from the Hair Transplant Network who know their hair restoration clinic is among the best verses those who come in locally from the Yellow Pages.

Advantages of the Hair Transplant Network

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses the advantages of dozens of quality hair restoration physicians being involved and recommended on a single online community, the Hair Transplant Network.

Being a Member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition surgeon Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses several of the advantages his hair restoration clinic has experienced in becoming a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.

How the Hair Transplant Network has Helped

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses how the Hair Transplant Network helped and influenced his hair restoration practice.

Choosing a Quality Hair Transplant Clinic

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition doctor Dr. Ron Shapiro provides important tips to hair loss sufferers on how to select a quality hair restoration physician.

Discusses his Personal Philosophy

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses his personal philosophy on hair restoration patient care and education. Dr. Shapiro believes that helping hair loss sufferers develop realistic expectations is just as important as producing excellent natural looking results.

Hair Transplant Density and Naturalness

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses what can be realistically expected in terms of surgical hair restoration naturalness and density with today's state of the art ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation.

What Dr. Shapiro Offers Patients

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses what his hair restoration clinic offers hair loss sufferers considering him for a surgical hair replacement procedure.

Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.

Can I Consume Alcohol after Hair Transplant Surgery?

5/20/2014

I just had a hair transplant today (1500 grafts FUT). Itís been a long day and I am looking to go chill in a restaurant somewhere and maybe have 1 or 2 beers with my meal.

What Is in the Ink Used for Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

5/2/2014

The pigment that we use at Shapiro Medical Group is an organic temporary pigment that is manufactured in Europe.

Does Antibiotic Cream Help Hair Transplant Strip Scars Heal Better?

2/1/2014

We have all our strip hair transplant patients apply the antibiotic cream Bacitracin right after their daily shampoo for the first 5 days.

Doea Antibiotic Cream Help Hair Transplant Strip Scars Heal Better?

2/1/2014

We have all our strip hair transplant patients apply the antibiotic cream Bacitracin right after their daily shampoo for the first 5 days.

Are Multiple Hair Transplants Necessary to Treat Future Hair Loss?

11/9/2012

Whether you want another hair restoration session will depend on your expectations and goals.

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) to Conceal Hair Transplant Donor Scar: Is It Permanent and Undetectable?

7/14/2012

I have been following the results of SMP for the last 2 to 3 years and I think it is a good tool. It is still in its infancy and we are learning more and more about it as time goes on.

Dr. Ron Shapiro Discusses Hair Restoration Services He Offers Patients

11/12/2011

n this hair transplant video interview, Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses what his hair restoration clinic offers hair loss sufferers considering him for a surgical hair replacement procedure.

Hair Loss Experts Share Opinions on Scalp Micropigmentation

7/6/2011

In a recent thread at our Hair Loss Discussion Forums, several hair restoration experts shared their opinions on the exciting new practice of Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP).

Understanding Hair Transplant ďGraftĒ Terminology

6/24/2009

When Hair Restoration Surgery (HRS) was first popularized by Orentreich, the primary graft used was the ďstandardĒ 4 mm round punch graft. However, over the past 10 years we have seen the introduction of much more diversity with respect to the size and shape of grafts. Grafts used today vary significantly and can be described with respect to a number of different variables including: Number of hairs, Number of follicular units (FUís) per graft, Graft shape (linear, rectangular, round, chubby, skinny)...

The Evolution, Advantages and Disadvantages of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Surgery

6/16/2009

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of obtaining donor hair for Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), where individual follicular units are harvested directly from the donor area, without the need for a linear incision. With the FUE technique, a .8mm to 1 mm punch is used to make a small circular incision in the skin around the upper part of the follicular unit, which is then extracted directly from the scalp. Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) are sometimes mistakenly viewed as being two totally different hair transplant procedures. FUE, in fact, is a sub-type FUT where the follicular units are extracted directly from the scalp, rather than being microscopically dissected...

Locations

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Surgical Facility

5270 West 84th Street Suite 500
Bloomington, 55437
Minnesota
800-843-1989
952-926-0000