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Itís easy to find a clinic who will perform follicular unit hair transplantation surgery, itís hard to find a doctor with the respect, experience, skill, and artistry of Dr Ron Shapiro.

World-Renowned Expert, Educator and Author

Ron Shapiro, M.D., Medical Director of the Shapiro Medical Group, is recognized around the world as a leader in the field of follicular unit hair transplantation. He has co-authored the major medical textbook, HAIR TRANSPLANTATION, used by physicians learning the art and science of hair transplantation. Dr. Shapiro has been performing hair transplantation surgery for more than 14 years. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine before focusing his career on hair transplantation.

Among peers, Dr. Shapiro is noted for his approachability and willingness to share information and techniques. He has published numerous papers on follicular unit hair transplantation and hairline design and remains one of a select group of physicians regularly invited to lecture and demonstrate at major international conferences.

Dr. Shapiro is pleased to maintain a strong presence among consumer web sites dedicated to hair loss and hair transplantation surgery. He and his staff, as well as his advanced techniques, artistry and patient education process, are the subject of many positive patient stories and commentaries on the web.

Dr. Shapiro maintains a vigorous hair transplant surgery schedule at his clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota. He and a group of experienced, associated physicians, assisted by a skilled surgical team, perform follicular unit transplantation surgery on patients from around the world. The procedure requires experience, skill, teamwork and a clear understanding of a patients expectations.

The Gold Standard of transplant Surgery

Follicular unit hair transplantation (FUT) is the only method available to create hair that looks completely natural. Hair is transplanted exactly as it grows: one follicular unit at a time.

The key to successful FUT is to identify a patients natural hair groupings, remove a strip of donor hair, dissect, the donor strip into follicular units from surrounding tissue, and then placing these units in the patientís recipient site(tiny, strategically made scalp incisions). Experienced surgical technicians painstakingly dissect and trim the follicular units for placement. Microscopes are used during this process because magnification results in a much better yield of follicular units for transplant. Donor Hair is a limited source, and managing the dissection process is critical to the outcome. The final step in the procedure is the gentle, artful placement of the follicular units into the recipient sites, guided by the patientís natural pattern of hair growth.


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