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Raymond Konior, MD.


Name:Raymond Konior, MD.


Hair Restoration Services offered:
Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation
FUE - Follicular Unit Extraction
Prescriptions for Propecia
Complimentary consultations




Chicago Hair Institute
1s280 Summit Ave. C-4 Oakbrook Terrace




Dr. Raymond Konior is very hands on and performs state of the art all microscopically prepared follicular unit hair transplantation with great results.

Why Dr. Konior is recommended.

Dr. Raymond Konior is exceptionally meticulous and prides himself in personally placing the majority of the grafts and not leaving the surgical room until the procedure is completed. He performs only one hair transplant per day and does all the consultations at his clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Konior performs both world renowned FUT via strip surgery and advanced FUE when appropriate for the patient.  Dr. Konior feels that FUE is a suitable procedure mostly for those who want to wear their hair cropped short on the sides and back of the scalp since there's no linear scar associated with the procedure. 

View highlights of the visit to Dr Konior's clinic.

FUE Grafts can be extracted manually, mechanically or robotically with a .07 to 1.2 millimeter punch. While robotic extraction can speed up the process significantly, it doesn't always produce satisfactory results. Dr. Konior’s focus is on quality, so he prefers manual and specialized mechanical methods to achieve the desired outcome. Prior to treatment, the donor site is shaved to two to three millimeters in length, allowing for closer examination of exit angles and direction of protruding hair shafts. The punch is then used to harvest the grafts, following the paths of the hair shafts to avoid follicular transection. Transected, or damaged, follicular units are not viable for grafts. Each follicular unit is carefully examined under a microscope before it is placed.

Dr. Konior believes that hair restoration surgery should be one of the most positive and uplifting experiences in one's life. He and his staff are committed to offering individual attention, technology, and artistry that cannot be found in clinics that take an assembly line approach to hair restoration surgery.

Dr. Raymond Konior has performed the highest quality hair restoration surgery in the Chicago area for over 25 years. The doctor performs a state-of-the-art technique called "Ultra-Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation." It is the consensus of Dr. Konior's peers and patients that this technique consistently produces exceptional results.

Dr. Konior was born in the city of Chicago and now resides in the suburbs with his wife and children. He graduated college with honors from the University of Illinois. This was followed by the University of Illinois School of Medicine, a surgical residency in head and neck surgery at prestigious Northwestern University, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas. The doctor has held a surgical professorship with Loyola University Chicago since 1989, and is Loyola University's expert on hair restoration surgery.

As an expert in hair restoration surgery, he has appeared on local and national media, including television news programs, professional journals, cable television documentaries, newspapers, and magazines. Dr. Konior has been an active member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons since 1994 and co-chaired the Chicago Hair Meeting for the AAFPRS in 1995. He is also the author of numerous research articles, journal articles, and book chapters.

In an effort to bring greater legitimacy and control to the practice of hair restoration, Dr. Konior and 14 other hair surgeons formed the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery in 1996. These top doctors in hair surgery set the current academic standards for assuring competency in hair transplantation.

Dr. Konior's Technique: High-technology to imitate nature, limit trauma to scalp, ensure the highest yield of growing grafts:

  1. Extensive consultation, examination, and understanding of the patient’s needs.
  2. Single blade donor area excision followed by magnified division of donor strip to prevent injury to the grafts.
  3. Meticulous closure of the donor area to give the best healing and scar formation.
  4. High-powered microscopic dissection into follicular-units.
  5. Openings made using specialized follicular unit instruments for precision and for minimal trauma to scalp.
  6. Graft placement under magnification and using transplant forceps to ensure the highest yield of growing grafts.
  7. Patients are contacted after surgery and photographed and examined at 12 months.

Dr. Konior was voted one of Chicago's "Top Docs" by Chicago Magazine, making him the only hair restoration surgeon in Chicago voted into the magazine.

Dr. Konior's operating rooms have been regularly inspected for safety, cleanliness, and quality leading to accreditation by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). He is one of only 5% of the Chicago area doctors voted for inclusion in Woodward & Whites "Guide to the Best Doctors in America". For the past several years he has been selected to be listed in the Castle Connolly guide, "Top Doctors in the Chicago Metro Area".

To learn more about Dr. Raymond Konior, visit their hair transplant website at

hair transplant photos and results


Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1880
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUE

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Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3194
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUE

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4681
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3100
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2049
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUE

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2248
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUE

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1600
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUE

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4301
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2800
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3108
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2049
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2800
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Sam Spade

Hi I'm Sam.

The summer of 2012 I received 3950 grafts from Dr. Konior in the Chicago area.

When I was young growing up in the 80s and 90s, among other things, I was known around my small town for having thick hair. It's kind of...

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Through my 20s I had a full thick head of hair.  I used to go to the barber and always ask that he just thin it out because it was so thick.  In my early thirties, much to my amazement (and horror)it started thinning out on top and I eventually...

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I started losing my hair at around 22 or 23.  This was a tremendous blow to my self esteem.  

I tried shaving or buzzing my hair, but my head is pointy and unattractive, I also looked like I was 60 years old with that look.  I...

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Well I first noticed thinning in the front in my early 20's.  I sometimes wonder how much of that had to do with how much BS I did with my "rocker" hair style back in the late 80's lol, but oh well.  I actually had a consultation with...

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Greetings community. I am a 25 year-old male who has been dealing with the balding process since I was 18. Male pattern baldness is extremely common in my family (father, uncle and grandfather all fully bald in late 20's) and it seemed inevitable...

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First, let me offer to help you if you want to email me, I know where your head is at and I am happy to give you my insight. When I first started considering doing something about my hair, I was extremely nervous and researched on the web almost daily...

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My temple area has always been set back a little bit. But, in the last several years my frontal area has started to thin. So I started doing research in the fourth quarter of 2008 and chose Dr. Konior to do my surgery.

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felt really bad . I had  to wear cap all the time.

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My hair loss experience was very serious to me simply because it didn't allow me to be who i am. I was always hiding behind my hat, trying not to be noticed. I must admit, i  do enjoy wearing a hat. Since my HT, i can count the number of times...

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Hair Transplant Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

Konior- 1700 FUE Hairline Restoration


Dr. Konior patient "meremortals" presents photos of his excellent hair restoration procedure.

2900 FUT with Dr. Konior


Read about forum member hairmenow401's excellent hair transplant experience with Dr. Konior.

2075 FUE graft with Dr. Konior


Dr. Konior patient "matt3480" present his impressive hair restoration transformation.

Review for Dr. Konior


Forum member "MichiganMatt" explains why he feels Dr. Konior is the best hair transplant surgeon.

FUE with Konior (1995 grafts)


Dr. Konior patient "yeahwrite" discusses his excellent FUE hair transplant and shares photos.

2967 Grafts with Dr Konior


"phantom777" describes his excellent hair transplant experience with Dr. Konior.

Dr Konior and staff experience in Chicago clinic FUE


Forum member "Mcmarkrazz" discusses his excellent FUE experience with Dr. Konior.

3525 grafts from Dr. Konior - frontal


Dr. Konior patient "HairNeeded" returns to share his hair transplant photos 15 months after surgery.

Dr. Konior -- Great Experience


Forum member "Rhino3" describes his excellent hair transplant experience with Dr. Konior.

Thank you Dr. Konior!


Dr. Konior patient "Madcow" shares a detailed account of his excellent hair transplant experience.

Raymond Konior, MD - 4,320 FUT Grafts - August 2013


Forum member "1978matt" shares his detailed hair transplant experience with Dr. Konior in Chicago.

Hair Transplant Patient of the Week: Spanker's 2,110 Graft FUSS with Dr. Konior


This week's Hair Transplant Patient of the Week is Spanker, who underwent a 2,110 graft strip procedure (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery ("FUSS")) with Dr. Konior.

3525 grafts from Dr. Konior - frontal


Read "HairNeeded"'s thoughtful and thorough account of his world-class hair transplant experience with Dr. Konior.

Dr. Konior 3559 grafts frontal hairline


Read forum member GBU's detailed account of his excellent hair transplant with Dr. Konior.

3950 FUT from the amazing Dr. Konior


SamSpade" is thrilled with his experience with Dr. Konior and staff. "Fear not with Dr. Konior, he's an artist like many have stated prior; particularly with realistic density and masterful hairlines."

Dr. Konior - 9/11/12 - 2030 Grafts


Forum member "mobile69" presents photos of his recent hair transplant with Dr. Konior.

Spanker's FUT with Dr. Konior


After two years of careful research, forum member "Spanker" recently completed his first hair transplant with Dr. Konior.

Konior Hair Transplant


Anyone wishing to learn more about Dr. Konior should read "Barrymanalow's" very detailed account of his excellent hair transplant experience.

Great Experience with Dr. Konior


Forum member "Yogo" shares photos of his impressive 14 month results from a 2,600 graft hairline restoration with Dr. Konior.

My procedure with Dr. Raymond Konior


Forum member "NeedHair75" talks about his great hair transplant experience with Coalition member Dr. Konior.

1050 Grafts to Restore the Hairline with Dr. Konior


This patient received 1050 grafts to restore density and naturalness in his hairline. At just only 5 months, he is loving his new hairline

Patient Posts 6.5 Month PhotoUpdate of 3147 Graft Session


This patient received 3147 grafts with Dr. Konior and at only 6.5 months, his results are impressive

4.5 month update from 3147 Grafts hair transplant with Dr. Konior


This patient received approximately 3147 grafts with Dr. Konior and shares his 4.5 month update. Even in the beginning stages, he already is seeing an impressive difference. He is very happy to be free of feeling like he had to wear a hat everywhere.

"Rockwell" shares his positive 2,300 graft experience.


This recent patient, posting as "Rockwell", shares some of his immediate post op photos and his very positive surgical experience.

1,500 grafts in procedure with Dr. Konior


"It is now 2 days after the fourth week and I decided to post my story and photos on this site since I haven't seen much transplant photos/stories from Dr. Konior's patients and figured it would be good for people considering him. Overall, I found Dr. Konior's office very professional and efficient, and I am so far extremely pleased with the results."

Leading clinic in Chicago - Dr. Ray Konior


"When I visit a truly excellent A+ hair transplant clinic I leave inspired and confident in knowing that patients who find their way from our website to this community will achieve outstanding results. The patient may not fully appreciate how exceptional this clinic’s work really is. But the physician and staff know it and for them their pride in doing their very best for the patient is its own reward."

23 year old male - 2,300 FUT with Dr. Raymond Konior


"The day of the procedure is a blur to me - it went by so fast and was so easy. I was awake the entire time (except for napping here and there from the Valium), and before I knew it, the grafts were in place..."

4220 FUT grafts with Dr. Raymond Konior


This is just one example of the ultra-refined follicular-unit transplantation from the hands of Dr. Konior and his staff.

Photos - Placing grafts in front of a hair system.


"In the patient committed to wearing a non-surgical hair system, the integration of hair transplantation with the hair system can offset the limitations of either approach and combine to produce an aesthetically-pleasing result..."

Hair Transplant Videos: Patient Results and Education

2 Hair Transplants Total Scalp Restoration - 5053 Grafts

This is a 50 year old patient who hoped to obtain as much coverage as possible for his balding pattern. He was accustomed to wearing long hair and felt that full coverage would provide the best look for his preferred style. Based on a relatively snug donor site it was recommended that he undergo two staged sessions -- the first to address his hairline and midscalp regions and the second to manage his bald crown. His first session utilized 3331 grafts to establish a frontal hairline and to restore the midscalp region. The second procedure was performed one year later at which time 1722 grafts were transitioned from the midscalp into the crown. A total of 5053 grafts were used to provide a natural appearance and a relatively homogeneous final graft distribution throughout the front, midscalp and crown regions.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 5053 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant - 4200 Grafts - Dr. Konior

This is an example of an ultra-refined surgical hair restoration performed by Coalition member Raymond Konior, M.D. The patient had 4200 follicular unit grafts placed into the balding scalp regions. Multiple views demonstrate the naturalness of the procedure. The case history is presented on our hair loss forum. You can view and discuss this case by clicking here.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 4200 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

High Density Hairline Restoration

This patient underwent a total of 2635 follicular-unit grafts to produce a high density hairline restoration. Presented are comb-back and comb-through clips to demonstrate the naturalness of the restoration and the density that was achieved.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2635 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Repair of Plug Hair Grafts by Raymond Konior, MD

This is a repair case performed by Dr. Konior for a patient with old corn-row plugs. A pretricheal browlift was first implemented to excise several rows of unsightly old plugs. Ultrarefined follicular-unit grafting was then used to restore a natural, high density hairline.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | FUT/Strip | Repair

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.

What Patients Should Look for in a Hair Transplant Surgeon

In this hair transplant video interivew, Coalition physician Dr. Raymond Konior discusses what patients should look for in a hair transplant surgeon. He believes research, especially on the Hair Transplant Network online community, asking questions, and consulting with several hair replacement physicians is vital when selecting a doctor.

Dr. Ray Konior Discusses his Hair Transplant Philosophy

In this hair transplant video Coalition doctor Dr. Ray Konior discusses his hair transplant philosophy. Dr. Konior believes educating and helping hair loss sufferers develop realistic expectations during their initial hair restoration consult is vital.

Dr. Konior Discusses His Medical Background

In this hair transplant video, Coalition physician Dr. Ray Konior discusses his medical background in facial plastic surgery and surgical hair restoration.

Expected Density and Naturalness in Hair Transplantation

In this hair transplant video, Coalition doctor Dr. Ray Konior discusses what hair loss sufferers can expect in terms of naturalness and hair density in surgical hair restoration.

What Dr.Konior Can Offer Patients

In this hair restoration video, Coalition surgeon Dr. Ray Konior discusses his hair transplant clinic's strengths and what he can offer patients. This includes achieving two vital goals, naturalness and density. Dr. Konior states that supply and demand will ultimately determine how much density and coverage can be achieved.

Advice to Hair Loss Sufferers Considering Hair Transplantation

In this video Coalition doctor Dr. Raymond Konior advises hair loss suffers to research, read, and digest information found on the Hair Transplant Network about each physician prospective patients are considering.

Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.

Combine Hair Transplant Surgery and a Hair System for a Fuller Head of Hair?


I primarily restrict this hair restoration approach to those men who are long term hair piece users and who expect to continue using a hair piece for their lifetime.

Is Facial Swelling and Bruising Normal after Hair Transplant Surgery?


No need to worry. You have some bruising that has migrated down into your eyelid region. It is not uncommon for fluids to move downward, away from the surgical site and finally settle in the upper eyelid.

Restoring Female Eyebrows with Hair Transplant Surgery


Whether caused by genetics, years of over “plucking,” or natural thinning with aging, many women believe their eyebrows too sparse, and seek ways to make them appear thicker, darker, and more shapely.

Can Hair Transplant Surgery Restore a Youthful Hairline?


I believe that the strategy of how a hair transplant surgeon approaches hairline design in terms of location and density is based on several key parameters – each of which must be factored into the final decision as to what should or should not be done with respect to designing the frontal hair restoration zone.

How Painful is Suture Removal after Hair Transplant Surgery?


Hair transplant patients with highly sensitive skin can purchase LMX Topical Anesthetic Cream and apply it over the suture line 30-45 minutes prior to the suture removal.

Dr. Konior on What Patients Should Look for in a Hair Transplant Surgeon


In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Raymond Konior discusses what patients should look for in a hair transplant surgeon. He believes research, especially on the Hair Restoration Forum and Social Network, asking questions, and consulting with several hair restoration physicians is vital when selecting a doctor.

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Manufacturer of the Hair Loss Drug Propecia


For some time now, patients, physicians, and hair restoration experts have discussed finasteride (Propecia) and whether or not permanent sexual side effects are possible.

When are Hair Transplants Appropriate in a Balding Crown?


The crown has been described as the “black hole” of the scalp. Based on that, I believe a very large percentage of patients seeking hair restoration should avoid grafting into the crown region, especially young men in whom it is often impossible to determine how far the pattern will progress.

The Importance of Long Term Hair Restoration Planning for Young Balding Men


I agree that hair restoration should be approached with caution in young men since it is difficult to predict the final hair loss pattern in someone who may continue to undergo thinning for many more decades. However, there are some young men who make very good candidates depending on their family history of hair loss and on their individual expectations. First off, it is much better to have a family history with little evidence of advanced hair loss patterns. Although the family history is never a guarantee of what one’s future holds, the evidence...

How Many Grafts Do I Need for a Hair Transplant?


The number of follicular units needed will depend on your hair density, expectations and the exact size of the balding area you want grafted. The area, of course, will depend on the precise location of your new hairline. I would estimate that a minimum of 3000 grafts would be needed to achieve a reasonable frontal hairline, however, that number could be larger if you desire a slightly lower hairline or if you desire grafting in the area of hair loss in the crown region. I generally prefer for most young men...

I am Very Bald - How Many Grafts Do I Need for a Hair Transplant?


Interpreting graft numbers can be confusing for patients. It is understandable why you would think such large numbers are unnecessary. You need to understand that density is one of the main factors that will influence your satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the end result. The final density will depend on how many grafts are placed per square centimeter in the thinning hair zones. Baseline density in a non-thinning zone has been reported to vary between 60-100 follicular units. Variations in baseline density are influenced by age, area of scalp, race and other factors.

Hair Transplant Hair Growth Maturation and Healing Characteristics


In my experience the final result for hair density following follicular unit grafting is seen around the one year mark. This is especially true for healthy first-time hair restoration patients who have the benefit of excellent blood circulation. Patients who have had prior procedures, especially those who have undergone minigrafting or old-fashioned hair plugs, tend to have more scar tissue and compromised circulation in the previous graft zones. These patients may take much longer to reach their peak density, in which case the 18 month result could look better than the 12 month result. Another example where...


Raymond Konior, MD.

Surgical Facility & Consultation Office

Chicago Hair Institute
1s280 Summit Ave. C-4 Oakbrook Terrace , 60181