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Dr. Karadeniz FUE Conference Interview

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Dr. Karadeniz is the first doctor I started working with since I've gone independent and as I get to know him better it becomes more and more apparent that I made a fanstastic decision to take him on. He's very intelligent and he is one of those people that just get it which makes him a real pleasure to deal with. When I went back to Istanbul for the second time in four weeks it was to attend the 2015 3rd Annual Mediterranean Workshop hosted by Dr. Koray Erdogan and … read more

Dr. Ron Shapiro FUE Interview #1

This is not part of my hair transplant documentary series but when I was in Istanbul for the 2015 3rd Annual Mediterranean FUE Workshop I tried to take advantage of the opportunity and interview some doctors that I know. It was really busy and while I got some verbal commitments from Dr. Cole, Dr. Lorenzo, Dr. Rahal and others it just didn't work out that way. I blame the excellent organizational skills of Asmed Surgical Centre and Dr. Koray Erdogan for keeping us all so busy with activities:) I'm not … read more

Please, Just Stop…

I am currently embroiled in somewhat of an online skirmish in which I wish to make things clear. A quick bit of recent history; I announced my affiliation with Dr. Michael Vories on the Hair Transplant Network in saying that I will be documenting my journey to his clinic and that he is someone I feel is worth considering for FUE hair transplant surgery (so far) but my endeavors have apparently ruffled some feathers, the reason for which I am still confused about. Accusations were made about me in that … read more

Dr. Karadeniz FUE Patient Interview

After I arrived in Istanbul Turkey for my visit to see Dr. Karadeniz we headed out for a phenomenal dinner of traditional Ottoman foods. It was a great start to my visit! The real reason of the journey started the next morning however when I went to the clinic bright and early so I could meet and interview the patient for the next two days. The patient in this FUE patient interview had traveled from another country that was in the Middle East and he is one of thousands of … 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