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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 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

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 hope you can make it out!

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Rocking The Hair Transplant Boat

Since I've announced that I am no longer working with any single clinic and have shared the update of this website I have received a lot of great support from hair transplant patients and I've had some very nice support on the hair transplant forums with even more support via emails behind the scenes. I've also had hair transplant doctors contact me to congratulate me, some have contacted me via Skype to introduce themselves and to pick my brain, but a few have contacted me to say that my Hair … read more

Hair Transplant Clinic Advertising


Before & After results. Is that all that really matters? Yes and no. In reality, the truth is much more revealing about why and how hair restoration clinics advertise their results. It is obvious that hair restoration clinics need to advertise their abilities by showing results as that is the basis for any business based on some sort of aesthetic as their "product". How will you know what a clinic can do if they don't show you? But the fact is that the presentation itself is not what you can … read more

Hair Transplant Recovery; Is This Normal???


Is flaking of the scalp normal after a hair transplant surgery? Well, yes but it depends on how long it has been since the surgery. If your scalp is flaking and you only recently had a hair transplant then it is very normal. The scalp tends to get dry after a procedure but more than that you can have continued flaking and even crusts develop long after the actual scabbing has subsided. This crusting is formed from a buildup of edema. Edema is the yellowish fluid that builds up in … read more

How Long Does It Take To See Final Results?

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I think “final” here is a bit misleading because it can mean final growth or final development. By “development” I mean how the hair continues to change in very subtle ways after all the growth has kicked in and gained any length. Let me explain further…

After undergoing a hair restoration the grafts go through a bit of an adjustment period. Hair has two main growth phases; Anagen (the growing phase) and telogen (the dormant phase). When hair grows it grows continuously for a few years (the number will vary … read more



Over the past several years of having my hair back I have learned a few things about how transplanted hair behaves over time. I’m not saying that it acts differently than non-transplanted hair or anything like that but more rather what the conditions are that allow it to look it’s best.

If you've never had a hair transplant understand that it acts just like non-transplanted hair if the procedure was performed correctly. You cut it when it grows long, you style it every day, and you can even have highlights … read more