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Shapiro Medical Group

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Name:Paul V. Shapiro, M.D.


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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 W. 84th St., Suite 500
Bloomington
Minnesota
55437


Phone

Phone:

952-926-0000


Paul Shapiro M.D. performs ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantation with excellent results at the Shapiro Medical Group.

Why Dr. Shapiro is recommended.

Dr. Paul Shapiro was fortunate to receive perhaps the most intensive and advanced hair transplantation training in the world under the guidance of his world renowned brother and mentor Ron Shapiro, MD.

Very few hair transplant physicians have had the opportunity to train full time over a period of years in a world renowned clinic using only the most advanced and refined techniques. Dr. Paul Shapiro began his training at the Shapiro Medical Group in early 2003 after specialized in family practice and pain management medicine for several years. Like his brother Ron, Paul developed a passion for designing and creating very natural hair transplants that are undectable even upon close examination.

Dr. Paul Shapiro’s perfectionism and commitment to performing work as refined and natural as his brother Ron has earned him the trust and respect of the entire staff. His brother Ron has expressed his belief that Paul has a natural talent for hair transplantation and has worked hard over the past few years to earn a world class standing. Dr. Paul Shapiro has also earned considerable praise from his patients.

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. Paul 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. Paul Shapiro feels he can get superior results.

Dr. Paul Shapiro has attended the last four annual meetings of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and is an active member who has published several articles on advanced hair transplantation.

He is board certified by the American Board of Family Physicians and he is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management. He recently completed his work to gain certification with the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery.

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

hair transplant photos and results

patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3763
Total Hairs: 7782
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4348
Total Hairs: 9359
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2334
Total Hairs: 4112
Repair Work
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 5991
Total Hairs: 12304
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3198
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3390
Total Hairs: 6844
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4138
Total Hairs: 8207
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2226
Total Hairs: 4497
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2583
Total Hairs: 4312
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3509
Total Hairs: 7002
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1904
Total Hairs: 3734
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2974
Total Hairs: 6206
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2876
Total Hairs: 5798
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1931
Total Hairs: 3110
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4045
Total Hairs: 8195
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3133
Total Hairs: 5931
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2593
Total Hairs: 5291
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1395
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2125
Total Hairs: 4232
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3113
Total Hairs: 6293
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1900
Total Hairs: 3429
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3416
Total Hairs: 6674
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3085
Total Hairs: 5885
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2103
Total Hairs: 3835
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2455
Total Hairs: 4711
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4365
Total Hairs: 8654
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2065
Total Hairs: 4024
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4545
Total Hairs: 7593
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2581
Total Hairs: 5012
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2658
Total Hairs: 5104
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1938
Total Hairs: 3873
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4247
Total Hairs: 8456
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2798
Total Hairs: 5698
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2915
Total Hairs: 5672
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3672
Total Hairs: 8155
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1552
Total Hairs: 3115
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2253
Total Hairs: 4495
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2160
Total Hairs: 4178
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1697
Total Hairs: 3132
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1877
Total Hairs: 3346
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1593
Total Hairs: 2927
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3572
Total Hairs: 5719
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4400
Total Hairs: 8564
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2378
Total Hairs: 4418
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3430
Total Hairs: 6991
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2073
Total Hairs: 4112
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUE
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1611
Total Hairs: 2535
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2552
Total Hairs: 5268
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2400
Total Hairs: 4855
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2915
Total Hairs: 5672
Baldness Class: 5A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3347
Total Hairs: 6629
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1236
Total Hairs: 2142
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2394
Total Hairs: 4478
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2693
Total Hairs: 6463
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3244
Total Hairs: 7038
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2544
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3568
Total Hairs: 7784
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3617
Total Hairs: 7454
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

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

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1604
Total Hairs: 2587
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2311
Total Hairs: 4595
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: 2409
Total Hairs: 4788
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2055
Total Hairs: 3719
Baldness Class: 3A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

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

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1819
Total Hairs: 3029
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1872
Total Hairs: 3569
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1968
Total Hairs: 4056
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2164
Total Hairs: 4395
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3087
Total Hairs: 6033
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3211
Total Hairs: 6629
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3138
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2287
Total Hairs: 4692
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1679
Total Hairs: 3269
Baldness Class: 4A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2401
Total Hairs: 4587
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2813
Total Hairs: 5616
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2143
Total Hairs: 4195
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3448
Total Hairs: 6316
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2693
Total Hairs: 5193
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2087
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2055
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 626
Baldness Class: 2
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: 2631
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4644
Total Hairs: 9365
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1567
Total Hairs: 2947
Baldness Class: 2A
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4000
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3118
Total Hairs: 6655
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 2775
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3254
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2513
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3209
Total Hairs: 7386
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3923
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2721
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1741
Total Hairs: 2878
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1628
Total Hairs: 3388
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 4769
Total Hairs: 9541
Baldness Class: 6
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2788
Total Hairs: 5543
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3115
Total Hairs: 6843
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3468
Total Hairs: 6790
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2581
Total Hairs: 5217
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2817
Total Hairs: 6208
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1457
Total Hairs: 2950
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 3121
Total Hairs: 6497
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3123
Total Hairs: 6479
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1299
Total Hairs: 2105
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2619
Total Hairs: 5727
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2593
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2460
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1929
Total Hairs: 3700
Baldness Class: 2
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2595
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2000
Baldness Class: 3
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2509
Total Hairs: 5019
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 3249
Total Hairs: 7267
Baldness Class: 3V
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1970
Total Hairs: 3587
Female Transplant
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 2
Grafts: 5840
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2328
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2328
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 2885
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 1856
Baldness Class: 4
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip
patient-result

Hair Transplant

Sessions: 1
Grafts: 4167
Baldness Class: 5
Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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

Before

JC

My hair loss started in my 30's I suppose. I looked alright I thought, just wanted to look better. Researched and came up with the Shapiro Clinic in Minneapolis. I liked what I had read about Dr. Ron but after calling the clinic and learning...

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thrasher

My hair loss started around age 18, when a friend noticed that my hair was thinning near on top side portions of my hairline. It wasn't until around age 20-21 that I really became aware of my receding hairline, and started to become self conscious...

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Photo around 2003

commonguy

I first started to notice the thining of my hair in my early 20's, maybe about 21. People would comment about me getting "thin" on top and one comment I remember was someone thought I looked 10 years older - maybe that was because...

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bandoayan

I have been loosing hair since I was 20 years old. Currently I am a NW 6 patient. I am using Finax (generic propecia from India) for the last 1 year. The hair loss has nearly stopped but there was not much hair growth.

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bullitnut1

MY HAIRTRANSPLANT HORROR STORY WITH A FAMOUS UK CLINIC AND MY WORLD CLASS REPAIR WITH COALITION MEMBER AND TOP SURGEON RON SHAPIRO AT THE SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP


When i was 22 young and nieve i had my first hairtransplant...

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tiredofhats

Thinning hair all over. I have a scar from my hairline to top/back of my head along which I have no hair.

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RockZ

I first started noticing a receding hairline around seventeen and it gradually progressed through college years at which time it began to bother me more and more. I think I was in denial for the first few years about it while in I was my early twenties...

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Post HT#2

Closer23

I have been slowly receding since I was 17 years old. I did the shaved head thing for quite a few years (13 years), but quite frankly wanted the ability to wear a longer hairstyle if I wanted.

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Hair transplant game plan

Nick153452

My hair-loss journey seems a little out of place for me, but here it goes.

When my cousin was attending cosmetology school during my senior year in high school, she called me up to ask if I would like to volunteer as a her human...

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Hair Transplant Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

Dr. Paul Shapiro 357 FUE Touch Up

6/3/2014

Dr. Paul Shapiro patient "RockZ" discusses his most recent hair transplant.

FUE 1217 Grafts - Dr. Paul Shapiro

8/20/2013

Forum member "Rem" shares his post-op photos after FUE with Dr. Paul Shapiro.

1550 FUE with SMG ARTAS.

7/8/2013

"Nowsthetime9" shares his hair transplant results using the ARTAS robotic system.

My FUT today with Dr. Paul Shaprio

5/23/2013

Forum member "Nick153452" shares his recent hair transplant experience with Dr. Paul Shapiro.

2,000 grafts with Dr. Paul Shapiro

7/1/2011

After one successful procedure, "aaron1234" has recently returned to SMG for his second hair transplant with Dr. Paul Shapiro.

12 months - 2,348 grafts - Dr. Paul Shapiro

8/8/2010

Forum member "aaron1234" is thrilled with the results of his hair transplant with Dr. Paul Shapiro. Read his detailed account here.

2197 Grafts with Dr. Paul Shapiro for 2nd Hair Transplant

7/10/2008

Forum member known as "Slick" receives his second hair transplant with Dr. Paul Shapiro and shares his photos and progress.

3029 Grafts, 1 year post op, with Dr. Paul

5/6/2008

53 year old man Norwood type 5 gets coverage to top of crown with 3029 grafts, 6891 hairs

3045 Grafts with Dr. Shapiro Restores Hair Fullness

4/17/2008

This patient received 3045 grafts with Dr. Paul Shapiro and restores the hair fullness all over an extensively bald scalp

62 year old patient receives 3315 grafts with Dr. Paul Shapiro

1/16/2008

At just only 4 months, this patient is already seeing some impressive changes from his 3315 graft surgery in the frontal and mid section of his scalp.

Patient posts 1 year update of 2091 grafts with Dr. Paul Shapiro

9/16/2007

This patient received 2091 grafts into thinning areas covering his entire scalp. He is very pleased with his results and will be planning a second HT with Dr. Paul Shapiro to add some density.

Patient "reversethecurse" shares his 3000 plus surgery with Dr. Paul Shapiro on 10/26/06.

10/26/2006

Surgery - 3060 grafts containing 7446 hairs. "Dr. and staff made the procedure as comfortable as possible, and after getting through it, i can tell that a future procedure will go much more smoothly as my pre op jitters proved to be unfounded." His blog with photos can also be viewed at http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/blog/home-page.asp?WebID=139

Patient "Mike408" shares his surgical experience and photos.

9/27/2006

Mike had 2,800 grafts with Dr. Paul Shapiro. He is pleased with his surgery and experience. "I was thrilled with the results when I got back to my hotel. I won't know the end results for 6-9 months I guess, but I am so glad I went through with this."

Patient "Anant" shares his positive surgical experience and photos.

8/5/2006

Patient got 2,700 follicular unit grafts. He wrote "I am quite pleased with my hairline and it looks pretty dense to me .So far so good!"

Patient "csofrank" shares photos a few days after surgery with Dr. Paul Shapiro.

6/15/2006

Patient got 1,500 grafts placed at high density to lower his hairline. Others commented on how quickly his recipient area was healing only four days post op.

Patient posting as "Slick" shares his post operative photos and experience.

6/10/2006

Patient got 2,091 follicular unit grafts from Dr. Paul Shapiro and at the Shapiro Medical Group in Bloomington. He was pleased with his experience.

Hair Transplant Videos: Patient Results and Education

Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant - 1397 Grafts

In this hair transplant video, Dr. Paul Shapiro features an example of his follicular unit extraction (FUE) procedure. This patient received 1393 follicular units totaling 2148 hairs. This local hair transplant patient is 28 years old and wanted his hairline restored via the FUE procedure. He underwent a 2 day session totaling 1397 grafts. The goal of 1200 to 1400 grafts was achieved successfully. The procedure took place on March 3rd and March 4th of 2009.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 1397 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

FUE Hair Transplant - 2766 Grafts with Dr. Paul Shapiro

In this hair transplant video, Dr. Paul Shapiro presents one of his patients who had 2766 grafts via the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method of hair transplantation. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoration transformation.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2766 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant result with Dr Paul Shapiro 2693 grafts

This hair transplant patient received 2693 follicular units via the FUT (follicular unit transplantation) via strip harvesting method of surgery. He is in his late 40s. The pictures displayed in this video show his results 6 months and 1 year after surgery. His salt and pepper hair minimizes contrast on the scalp, helping the appearance of density. This hair transplant patient is happy with his results overall and doesn't plan on another procedure at this time.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2693 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Amazing Early Growth - Hair Transplant - 3244 Grafts

This hair transplant patient had 3244 follicular units (7038 hairs) transplanted to his balding scalp via the FUT via strip harvesting method of surgery. The pictures displayed in this video show this patient's hair 6 months after the procedure. Full results aren't available until 12 to 18 months after hair transplantation. Watch this hair transplant video to view this patient's transformation, before, immediately post-op and 6 months after surgery.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 3244 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Paul Shapiro Hair Transplant - 2775 Grafts

This hair transplant video features a before and after slide show of a 2775 graft hair restoration procedure with Dr Paul Shapiro of Shapiro Medical Group. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive transformation and results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2775 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Repair - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 1628 Grafts

This hair restoration video features before and after hair transplant photos fearuing one of Dr. Paul Shapiro's patients. This hair transplant repair case totaled 1628 grafts / 3388 hairs.

This patient had experienced moderate hair loss to his frontal third. He went to a different clinic to restore his temporal corners and hairline and received a hair transplant surgery that left him with sparse coverage and a "pluggy" looking hairline. His main goal was to achieve a natural looking hairline with increased density. The pictures show his previous work and 6 months after his work at SMG.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4A | 1628 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Hair Transplant Results - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 1580 Grafts

This video features a hair transplant performed by Dr. Paul Shapiro. This patient received 1580 grafts totaling 2676 hairs. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoraiton result.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1580 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Patient Results - Video - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 1929 Grafts

This hair transplant video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant results on one of his patients. This patient received a total of 1929 grafts and 3700 hairs.

This patient had hair loss to temporal corners. Because he is in his 40's with minimal loss, Dr. Paul felt he was a candidate for dense packing. Pictures show his result 15 months after surgery.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1929 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Surgery - Dr. Paul Shapiro -

This hair restoration patient received 2253 grafts and 4495 hairs via follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT). This patient is considered a diffuse thinner (hair thinning all over the top of the scalp) and has been classified as a level 4 on the Norwood scale of hair loss. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair transplant results and transformation.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2253 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Patient Results - Video - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 2055 Grafts

This before and after hair transplant video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's amazing hair transplant surgery result using 2055 grafts. This patient is a young patient who has had minor hair loss to his hairline. These before and after pictures in this video show his progression from 6 to 12 months and show how natural hair transplants can look if done by the right surgeon. This patient had faster than average growth, seeing a large improvement at only 6 months. Typically patients see the biggest improvement after the 6 month mark and maturation 12 to 18 months after surgery.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2055 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Restoration and Dense Packing - 3568 Grafts - Dr. Paul Shapiro

Here we have a hair transplant patient who recieved 3568 follicular unit grafts from Dr Paul Shapiro of Shapiro Medical Group. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoration transformation and results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 3568 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

2 Hair Transplant Sessions Totaling 2656 Grafts - Dr. Paul and Ron Shapiro

This before and after hair transplant video features after Dr. Paul and Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgeries on one patient.

This patient had moderate hair loss to his hairline and temple peaks. He had a small procedure to lower his hairline and create temple shadowing. He was really happy with his result and decided he wanted another procedure, but more aggressive this time. He had a larger procedure to lower his hairline even further and create more prominent temple points. He is a swimmer and is very happy with the density and naturalness of his transplant even when wet.

1st Surgery with Dr. Paul Shapiro -1470 grafts (2386 hairs)

2nd Surgery with Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2186 grafts (3622 hairs)

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2656 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant - 6 Months Post-Op - 2669 Grafts Dr. Paul Shapiro

This hair transplant video features a slideshow showing before and after photos of this patient's result. This patient received 2669 follicular unit grafts rom Dr Paul Shapiro of Shapiro Medical Group and this video only shows him 6 months after surgery. Full maturation is between 12 and 18 months. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoration transformation.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2669 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction Results Video (FUE) - 1922 Grafts

This hair transplant video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant result of 1922 grafts and 3932 hairs using the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method of hair restoration surgery.

This patient had minor hair loss loss to his hairline. He had a small FUE procedure to re-establish his hairline. His after pictures are only 7 months post-op so he should see more growth for the next 5 to 7 months.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2A | 1922 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Hair Transplant Hairline Reconstruction - 2602 Grafts

This hair transplant video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result. This patient received a total of 2602 grafts and 5495 hairs.

This patient had minor hair loss to his hairline and frontal tuft. The main goal of his hair surgery was to reinforce his hairline by adding density and re-establishing his temporal corners. Before and after hair transplant pictures show his result 9 months after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2A | 2602 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

FUT Hair Transplant - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 2195 Grafts

In this hair transplant video, Dr. Paul Shapiro features a 2195 follicular unit procedure and result. The hair count total included 5672 hairs.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 2195 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

3045 Graft Hair Transplant Procedure by Dr. Paul Shapiro

Dr. Paul Shapiro presents a hair transplant surgery result on one of his patients in this video. His patient received a total of 3045 grafts and 6983 hairs.

This patient had diffused thinning to the whole top of his head. The main goal of his procedure was to add density throughout and reestablish his hairline. Before and after hair transplant pictures show his result 8 months after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 3045 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

FUE hair transplant - 1578 Grafts - Dr. Paul Shapiro

In this video, Dr. Paul Shapiro presents FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant results. This patient received a total of 1578 grafts and 3133 hairs.

This patient had a FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure to restore his hairline. Pictures show his result 7 months after his procedure. Full results come in at 12 to 14 months. The patient has gel in his hair.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1578 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Diffuse Thinning Hair Transplant - 3121 Grafts by Dr. Paul Shapiro

In this vido, Dr. Paul Shapiro presents hair transplant results. His patient received a total of 3121 grafts and 6479 hairs. This hair loss patient was a diffused pattern class 4 on the Norwood scale of hair loss. He had a large procedure to add density throughout the whole area and reestablish his hairline. Pictures show his result 8 months post-op.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3121 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

3048 Graft Hair Transplant Procedure by Dr. Paul Shapiro

In this hair transplant video, Dr. Paul Shapiro features another examples of his impressive hair transplant results. This patient received 3048 grafts and 6447 hairs in a single procedure. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3048 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Results - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 3568 Grafts

This before and after video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result using 3568 grafts. Watch this hair restoration video to view this patient's impressive transformation and results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 3568 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

FUE Hair Transplant and ACel - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 2073 Grafts

This hair transplant video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's FUE (follicular unit extraction) result. This patient received a total of 2073 grafts and 4112 hairs. This patient had a FUE procedure to restore his hairline and frontal tuft. Pictures show his result 6 months after his procedure. Full results come in at 12 to 14 months. Acell fine powder was used during his procedure in order to assist and aid with wound healing.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2073 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 2143 Grafts

This Dr. Paul Shapiro hair transplant patient received 2143 grafts (4195 hairs) via the follicular unit transplantation (FUT) method of surgery. This patient had slight hair loss to his hairline. Because he is in his 40's, Dr. Paul Shapiro felt it was safe to lower his hairline. Pictures show his result 1 year post-op.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2A | 2143 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Frontal Hair Restoration - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 1690 Grafts

This Dr. Paul Shapiro hair transplant patient received 1690 follicular units totaling 2809 hairs. This patient had hair loss to his frontal third with loss to his hairline and frontal tuft. Surgery added density to this area and recreated a hairline. Before and after pictures show his result 6 months and 1 year after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2A | 1690 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Crown Hair Restoration Diffused Thinner - Dr. Paul Shapiro

This before and after hair transplant video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant surgery using 2919 grafts and 5727 hairs. This patient has experienced diffused thinning throughout the top of this head. A moderate sized procedure was used to restore density throughout while keeping a mature hairline to suit his age. The pictures in this video show his pre operative hair loss and 1 year after his surgery.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | 2919 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Results - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 2460 Grafts

This Dr. Paul Shapiro hair transplant patient received a total of 2460 grafts (4713 hairs). This patient had hair loss to his frontal third. His surgery focused mainly on adding density to his temporal corners. Pictures in this hair transplant video show his result 14 months post-op.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2460 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Minor Hair Loss Hair Transplant Procedure - 1611 Grafts

This Dr. Paul Shapiro hair transplant patient received a total of 1611 grafts (2535 hairs). This patient had moderate hair loss to his frontal third. His surgery focused mainly on adding density to his temporal corners and brought down his hairline. Pictures show his result 1 year post-op.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1611 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Megasession - 3347 Grafts - Dr. Paul Shapiro

In this hair transplant video, Dr. Paul Shapiro presents an examples of his hair transplant surgery result. This patient had a total of 3347 grafts and 6629 hairs in a single procedure. This patient had major hair loss loss to his frontal third except for his frontal tuft. The main goal of his procedure was to fill in this area and bring down his temporal corners. Before and after pictures in this video show his result 6 months after his procedure. Full results typically are seen at 12 to 14 months.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4A | 3347 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Total Hair Restoration - 6076 Grafts - Dr. Paul Shapiro

This Dr. Paul Shapiro hair transplant patient received a total of 2 procedures totaling 6,076 grafts (14,883 hairs). This patient had extensive hair loss loss to the whole top of his head and crown and is classified a level 6 on the Norwood scale of hair loss. His 1st surgery added density throughout his top while his second surgery lowered his hairline slightly and addressed his crown. Pictures in this video show his result only 8 months after his 1st procedure and 1 year after his 2nd procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | 6076 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Repair - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 2513 Grafts

This before and after hair transplant video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant surgery using 2513 grafts / 4965 hairs. This patient has experienced major hair loss throughout his head. He went to a different clinic and recieved a hair transplant surgery that left him with very sparse coverage, hairs at unnatural angles, and a "pluggy" hairline. His main goal was to achieve a natural looking hairline with increased density. The pictures in this video clip show his previous work and 6 months after his work at SMG.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 6 | 2513 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Hair Loss Restoration - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 2400 Grafts

This Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant patient's result shows 2400 grafts (4855 hairs). This hair loss patient had loss to his frontal third. His surgery added density to this area and reestablished his hairline. Pictures featured in this video show his result 1 year after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2400 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplantation - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 1741 Grafts

This video features Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result. This patient received 1741 grafts / 2878 hairs. The patient had minor hair loss to his frontal third and receding temporal corners. The main goal of his procedure was to reinforce his hairline by adding density and reestablishing his temporal corners. Before and after pictures featured in this hair restoration video show his result 8 months after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 1741 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Diffused Thinning Hair Transplant - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 2552 Grafts

Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant patient reeived 2552 grafts (5268 hairs). Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoration transformation and results.

This hair loss patient had diffused thinning to the top of his head in a Norwood class 5A pattern. His surgery added density to his frontal third as he was not concerned with his crown at this time. Pictures shown in this video show his result only 5.5 months after his procedure. Full results typically take 12 to 14 months.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 2552 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 3347 Grafts

Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant patient received 3347 grafts / 6629 hairs. Watch this video to view this patient's procedure and results.

This patient had major hair loss to his frontal third except for a little bit of his frontal tuft. The main goal of his procedure was to fill in this area and create an age appropriate hairline. Before and after pictures displayed in this video clip show his result 11 months after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4A | 3347 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dr. Paul Shapiro Hair Transplant - 1236 Grafts

Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant patient received a total of 1236 grafts / 2142 hairs in this surgery and result. This patient had minor hair loss to his temporal corner. The main goal of his procedure was to reestablish this area and add some density to his hairline. Before and After pictures featured in this video show his result 1 year after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 1236 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Megasession by Dr. Paul Shapiro - 3672 Grafts

In this video, Dr. Paul Shapiro's hair transplant patient receives a total of 3672 grafts (8155 hairs) in one large megasession. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoration transformation.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 3672 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

FUE Hair Restoration - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 1578 Grafts

This hair transplant video features one of Dr. Paul Shapiro's patients showing his impressive result after his hair has fully grown in. This patient received a total of 1578 grafts and 3133 hairs via FUE (follicular unit extraction). This patient had a FUE procedure to restore his hairline. Pictures in this video show his result 7 months after his procedure. Full results come in at 12 to 14 months. The patient has gel in his hair.

Male | Caucasion | 1578 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Diffused Pattern Alopecia (DPA) Hair Transplant by Dr. Paul Shapiro

In this video, Dr. Paul Shapiro presents hair transplant surgery results on one of his patients who received 2115 grafts / 4199 hairs. This patient had hair loss to his frontal third with diffused thinning towards the back of his head. Surgery added density to this area and recreated a hairline. Before and after pictures show his result 2 years after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 2115 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Restoration Repair Patient - Dr. Paul Shapiro - 1457 Grafts

This hair transplant repair patient received a total of 1457 grafts / 2950 hairs by Dr. Paul Shapiro of Shapiro Medical Group. This patient went to another clinic for a hair transplant but was unhappy with his results. The main goal of his procedure was to establish a hairline and add density. Before and after pictures featured in this hair restoration video show his result 1 year after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 1457 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Repair

Dr Paul Shapiro - 1 YR FUT Result - 3763grafts

This video includes a photo of the placement immediately after the procedure as well as a high resolution comb through of the final result. This is 3763 grafts via the strip technique one year after the procedure.

Total grafts: 3763 Total hairs: 7782

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 3763 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.

The Best Part of Hair Transplant Surgery

Coalition surgeon Dr. Paul Shapiro explains what he finds most gratifying about performing today's state of the art surgical hair restoration procedures. Dr. Shapiro's greatest reward is seeing patients happily smiling about their new head of natural looking hair.

Why Dr. Paul Shapiro Decided to Perform Hair Transplants

Coalition member Dr. Paul Shapiro explains his medical background and what attracted him to performing hair transplant surgery. After viewing his brother Dr. Ron Shapiro produce excellent hair restoration results with natural looking hairlines, he was intrigued and begin learning today's state of the art hair replacement techniques.

Approach to Working with a New Hair Transplant Patient

Coalition surgeon Dr. Paul Shapiro explains his approach to working with a new hair transplant patient. He believes that acquiring a detailed medical history and helping the patient develop realistic hair restoration goals is critical when working with a new patient.

Personal Philosophy on Hair Transplant Patient Care

Coalition physician Dr. Paul Shapiro shares his personal philosophy on hair transplant patient care. Dr. Shapiro believes listening and a joint collaboration between patient and physician will best help the patient meet their hair restoration goals.

Story of a Life Changing Hair Restoration Transformation

Coalition doctor Dr. Paul Shapiro tells a story about how a young hair loss sufferer's hair and confidence was restored with surgical hair restoration at his hair transplant clinic.

What Hair Transplant Patients Can Realistically Expect

Coalition surgeon Dr. Paul Shapiro explains what hair transplant patients can realistically expect including a natural looking hairline and a realistic, undetectable hairline.

What To Look For in a Hair Transplant Surgeon

Coalition physician Dr. Paul Shapiro explains what hair transplant patients should look for in a quality hair restoration physicians. This includes board certification, a surgeon's experience, and a consistent record of producing excellent hair replacement results.

Dr. Paul Shapiro Discusses Hair Transplant Speciality Cases He's Performed

Coalition member Dr. Paul Shapiro discusses hair transplant specialty cases he's performed including hair restoration on patients with hair loss due to burns, chemotherapy, etc.

Advice to a Prospective Hair Transplant Patient

Coalition doctor Dr. Paul Shapiro provides advice to hair loss sufferers considering hair transplantation to treat baldness. He advises prospective patients to visit the Hair Transplant Network to research and speak to veteran hair restoration patients who've been through the procedure before.

How to Receive Great Hair Transplant Results

In this hair transplant video, Dr. Paul Shapiro shares what factors are important for patients in receiving an excellent hair restoration outcome from an outstanding surgical experience to exceptional results.

Dr. Paul Shapiro Discusses His Hair Transplant Clinic's Strong Points

In this hair transplant video, Coalition doctor Dr. Paul Shapiro discusses his hair restoration clinic's strongest point - their commitment to their patients.

Why Patients Choose Their Hair Transplant Clinic

Coalition surgeon Dr. Paul Shapiro discusses the many reasons prospective patients decide to choose their hair transplant clinic for their procedure. This includes their stellar reputation; proven track record of producing excellent results, commitment to patients, and honesty.

Credible Non-surgical Hair Loss Treatments

Coalition surgeon Dr. Paul Shapiro discusses services their hair restoration clinic offers other than hair replacement surgery. This includes medical hair loss treatments such as Propecia and Rogaine, laser therapy, and topical hair loss concealers.

Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.

What Is Liposomal ATP Spray and How Does It Aid Healing after Hair Transplant Surgery?

10/10/2015

ATP is the source of energy for all cells. Our cells take the simple sugars and lipids (fat) we eat and oxygen to make ATP.

How Do Hair Transplant Surgeons Measure Average Graft Survival Rates?

4/6/2015

Your question about graft survival is a good one but the answer is complex. When we talk about the survival of our surgeries we are honestly going by gut feeling and what we know should look like 95% survival.

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.

The ARTAS Hair Restoration System Vs. Other Methods of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplantation?

6/4/2013

It is true that by using the ARTAS robot there will be less fatigue of the surgeon and that is a good thing. Even though we all like to think we do our best all the time, we all do a better job if we are less fatigued.

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.

When itís Ok to Exercise After a Hair Transplant

1/5/2010

Wounds heal in three stages: The first stage is the inflammatory phase. In this phase the wound swells and the ingredients such as white blood cells, clotting factors, and fibrinogen for the adherence of the wound, prepare the wound for healing. This stage peaks at three to five days and the wound is very weak at this point. That is why it is very important to take it easy in the first week after surgical hair restoration if one wants to avoid a wide scar...

Measuring the Balding Surface for Hair Transplant Surgery Assessment

10/20/2009

In my experience, the average patientís head can be divided into two areas. The frontal 2/3 of the scalp on average measures 100 sq.cm. On average the crown loss is 80 to 100 sq.cm. The area of the crown will vary by how low and wide the crown loss is. On average I would say that to cover the total bald area in most men who are type 6 or 7 on the Norwood scale, I cover an area of 200 sq. cm. But there are men with very large balding scalps in which the area is more like 250 to 300 sq.cm...

Who are Optimal Candidates for Hair Transplant Dense Packing?

9/6/2009

Here are few examples of hair transplant patients in which I believe dense packing in the hairline area is appropriate. I consider planting at densities between 40- 60 follicular units per square centimeter (FU/cm2) as dense packing. There are hair restoration patients in whom I will plant at densities from 60-80 FU/cm2, but they are the rare exceptions and need to be perfect candidates for what I would call super dense packing. In order for me to feel comfortable dense packing the hairline I think the following criteria need to be met...

Why do Some Hair Transplant Surgeons Create Larger Incisions than Others? Arenít Smaller Blades Better?

3/1/2009

The answer to your question is that sometimes smaller blades are more optimal, and sometimes not. It depends on many factors. What is more important then the size of the blade is how the follicular unit (FU) fits in the incision. The graft should fit snugly, but not too tight to cause compression. Also, the incision size should be such that the follicular unit grafts can be planted into the skin with as little trauma as possible. The texture and thickness of ones skin and the size of the graft determine what size blade should be used to make the incisions. Some patients have tough, non-forgiving skin that does not have much stretch to it...

Is it Ok to Use Thyroxine with Propecia (Finasteride) for Hair Loss?

1/20/2009

I used the PDR.net drug interaction search to see if there is any know interaction with finasteride and Thyroxine and it came up negative. Possibly the fact that you were having a side effect from the finasteride which sounds unpleasant to me caused some anxiety and thus a fastened heart beat.

How to Prevent Damaging Grafts Immediately after a Hair Transplant Surgery

1/7/2009

Rest assured, it is very uncommon to have a hair transplant patient touch or rub their head at night while asleep and damage the newly transplanted hair. I agree with Dr. Fellerís answer about the subconscious taking over. If you have ever had any other surgery or injury you may notice that it is very uncommon to hurt it in your sleep. Your body knows there is an injury and knows it will be painful to touch it.

Experiencing Dizziness Using Rogaine (Minoxidil) for Hair Loss

10/27/2008

If you are having dizziness and heart palpitations on Rogaine, I would advise you to stop it right away. Minoxidil is a vasodilator which means it relaxes the veins and arteries in the body. It was first used as an oral medication to lower blood pressure. The fact that minoxidil stimulates hair growth was an accidental finding. In fact, it is no longer used to lower blood pressure, partly due to this side effect...

Benefits of Hair Transplant Surgery for Female Hair Loss

10/11/2008

The most common cause in women with hair loss is what we call Androgenic Alopecia, also called female pattern baldness (FPB). This is an inherited condition in which you have certain genes which makes your hair susceptible to hair loss when exposed to the normal, small amount of androgens (male hormones) which all women have. Occasionally there are other causes of hair loss in women such as hormonal imbalance, medication side effects, or other dermatological conditions. A dermatologist or hair loss specialist should take a complete history and exam to determine if your alopecia is the result of FPB, or if any testing is needed to rule the other rare causes of baldness. This video of Dr. Mejaís patient is very instructive and shows a good example of a successful female hair loss...

How Many Grafts Does the Average Patient Have for Hair Transplant Surgery?

6/16/2008

In our experience most hair replacement patients have 6,000 to 8,000 follicular unit grafts that can be safely transplanted over their lifetime. This brings up the basic question of what we are doing in hair transplantation. We are redistributing a limited amount of donor hair to a potentially expanding bald or thinning hair recipient area. For the readers of this hair loss blog who are not familiar with...

Is .5 mg of Finasteride as Effective of a Hair Loss Treatment as the 1mg Propecia Pill?

6/6/2008

The studies on Propecia, (finasteride 1mg pill) for hair loss treatment were done at the 1mg dose so we do not have any good medical studies to suggest the .5mg will or will not work. I always suggest that anyone taking finasteride for the first time do it as suggested: at the 1mg dose and keep constant for 1 year. Then after you and your physician have a good idea of how effective Propecia has been you can start to adjust the dose if need be.

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