The tides of change are rolling in. What was once the powerhouse destination in the hair transplant world is beginning to crumble for a number of reasons. I'm talking about the country of Turkey which has been growing as the #1 destination for the explosive industry known as "medical tourism". For the past several years I've been reading about patients wishing to have an FUE hair transplant in Turkey due to the extremely low price and the supposed high quality of work that could be had. At the peak of … read more
To see an FUE hair transplant video online is no big deal but to see Dr. Ron Shapiro in an FUE hair transplant video is quite rare. This is part three of my hair transplant documentary series featuring Hair Transplant Mentor™ partner Dr. Ron Shapiro of Shapiro Medical in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To recap part one and part two, I shared what the accommodations are like for patients that travel to have their hair transplant with Dr. Shapiro (which is most of his patient base) and how to get to the … read more
Part three of the FUE repair hair transplant documentary with Dr. Jerry Cooley of Charlotte, North Carolina is now available. To remind you, the patient in this documentary already had FUE hair restoration at another clinic in North Carolina and is having FUE repair surgery with Dr. Cooley. There is also an interesting part of the documentary where we see, for the first time, nearly 1000 grafts extracted via FUE in only thirty seconds! Ok, not really, but it sounds cool:) In reality, you see the first ever time lapse … read more
Hair transplant safety and hair transplant care. Two of the things I look for when I travel to new clinics for review is how they treat their patients while they are having surgery and how they protect the patient from infection and general harm. Hair transplant safety is a big issue for me. I've had some people ask me behind the scenes why I keep mentioning these priorities as being so important to me and it is simple. I feel that too many clinics … read more
FUE and the subsequent FUE problems we face today were never foreseen by most people even a few short years ago. In 2013 my eyes were opened wide. I was in San Francisco, California attending the ISHRS conference with one of my former employers. For eleven years before this conference I had been the mouthpiece and face of the true megasession hair transplant procedure via follicular unit strip surgery. Ironically, I never had a megasession myself as the largest surgery I've ever had was 2488 grafts. For the last few … read more
When considering hair restoration you should always keep your options open and look at anyone that catches your eye. No matter whom I work with I'll always say this because I don't believe that any single list is responsible for making decisions for anyone. They're a good place to start but nothing more. Another thing you should consider is when doctors recommend treatments even when they don't offer them themselves.
Take for instance Dr. Christian Bisanga of Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Bisanga has a great reputation and he's certainly got some … read more
Dr. Emorane Lupanzula from Medikemos Hair Restoration in Brussels will be visiting London again on July 30th, 2016. Dr. Lupanzula will meet with you in a one on one private setting so that he can answer your questions regarding the current state of FUE. You'll also be able to ask questions regarding FUE and his philosophy and approach to proper patient care.
Medikemos Hair Restoration is currently the only "doctor only" FUE clinic in Brussels which means technicians are not allowed to perform your surgery. This is but one of … read more
6000 FUE grafts. I didn't think that would be the subject for today's post. Today I awoke the same as every day. I get up, make some coffee and take my dog out for a nice walk. Being the time of year it is I always enjoy an early morning outdoors before I retreat into my office for another 12 hour grind of editing videos, writing articles and answering patient questions. It's a good life.
Once I settle in for the day I usually begin by perusing various forums such … read more
In part I of my visit to see Minnesota Hair Transplant doctor, Dr. Ron Shapiro, I shared what the accommodations are like and how to get to the clinic. Yea, I know; fun stuff! I always start my videos with that type of information because I know that a lot of people travel from outside of the region to visit doctors I work with so I feel it's important and helpful to my viewers to get an idea of what they can expect outside of the hair transplant clinic, … read more
I've had a mixed feeling about Turkey since I first went to visit Istanbul in May of 2015. Before I went to Istanbul I knew absolutely nothing about the hair transplant industry in Turkey or about technician hair transplant clinics. I admit, I was very naive with how things work in Turkey but the past year has been an incredible learning period. In general the hair transplant … read more