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Dr. Michael Vories-FUE Hair Transplant Doctor

If you have been reading my website for a while you know that there has been a fundamental change in not only the layout and design but also the message. In the past, the message has been one of general hair transplant education and documentation of my own experience. I'm proud of the fact that the documentation side of this website is still, after thirteen years (as of this writing in 2015), the most comprehensive documentation of any single hair transplant patient in history. What has changed however is the … read more

Hair Transplant Documentary in Turkey, Part 2

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Joe Tillman and Dr. Emre Karadeniz

Part two of my hair transplant documentary showing my journey to Turkey is now uploaded and ready for viewing. Part one of my hair transplant documentary showed the journey from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada to Istanbul and you got to get a taste of the annoyances that go along with international travel. It is very tireing to travel such distances but I feel that patients should have a strong idea of what is involved in such a journey so they can have context in … read more

Hair Transplant Documentary

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Hair Transplant Documentary in Turkey

Here is part one of my hair transplant documentary. As you may have read on this website and the multiple discussion boards I went to Europe in May to visit some clinics, one of which was the AEK Hair Institute in Istanbul, headed by Dr. Emre Karadeniz. If you're following my website you know that a couple of months ago I announced that Dr. Karadeniz and I had started to formally work together in that I am providing him with guidance and input on … read more and SMP Training

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I've been working hard on a new project and it is finally ready to share. With the expansion of scalp micropigmentation in the hair restoration world there have been a lot of questionable claims and even more questionable results. In addition, there has been no real structure to the scalp micropigmentation industry and it has left every company fighting tooth and nail for your bald scalp.

I have created a new website,, with a few goals in mind. To present "the other side" of the SMP coin, the … read more

Hair Transplant Mentor in Europe

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Hair Transplant Mentor™ in Belgium May 19th

Oh boy! It's time to hit the road again. I'm heading back to Europe and this time I'm doing things different than before. I will be conducting clinic reviews, interviews and conducting Hair Transplant Mentor™ Second Opinion Service meetings with men and women that want a second opinion about their consultations or to talk about their surgery if they already had one. I know it is farily last minute, but sometimes that is how things happen. Sorry for the late notice but I … read more

Dr. Karadeniz 2701 FUE Hair Transplant in Turkey

Dr. Karadeniz made his inaugural post on today where he wanted to introduce himself to the forum members and to share his excitment about being accepted to the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons. This new membership listing makes Dr. Karadeniz the third hair transplant surgeon in Turkey to be accepted to the IAHRS. With hundreds of FUE hair transplant clinics in Turkey this is pretty big deal as it really helps to highlight the difference between doctors like Dr. Karadeniz and the majority of the rest of … read more

Hair Transplant Patient Confidentiality

So I was reading a review by a patient about his experience in Istanbul Turkey and I was more interested in the overall situation OF his experience and not so much of the details about his experience. What I mean is, it all seemed just so, I don't know, convenient. The guy started posting his questions about this clinic on March 31st of 2015. By April 9th of 2015 he was saying that he found a negative review of the doctor but that it seemed suspicious and he was booking … read more

FUE History

This was a good show. It's always great being on air with Spencer Kobren as we always seem to have great discussions. This one was no different except that it was a bit more serious in tone simply due to what I think was my frustration I was feeling at the time. I've been doing this for over ten years and I still get charges up by things I see and read online. There are a of claims all over the web and most of them are completely bogus. Spencer … read more

Dr. Karadeniz-Hair Transplant Turkey

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Dr. Ali Emre Karadeniz

The final pieces of the puzzle are coming together now. The primary purpose of this website is to provide you, the reader, with some of the most unique and comprehensive information for your hair loss research; information that is unbiased and rooted deep in my decade plus of working for top clinics as a consultant and my over two decades of having had very bad and very good hair transplant surgeries. The final piece of this puzzle known as the Hair Transplant Mentor™ website … read more

Dr. Jerry Wong

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Dr. Jerry Wong, Looking Sharp!

As this website moves forward and matures I will be adding new sections and new tools. Before that happens however I felt it necessary to put together a page dedicated to my doctor, Dr. Jerry Wong. Dr. Wong deserves all the credit in the world for turning my life around. Without him, I would not be here. I would not be in Canada and I wouldn't even be married to the woman I'm married to. It all started with him so I wanted to make … read more