Shapiro Medical Group Physicians HAIR TRANSPLANT AMBASSADORS TO THE WORLD
IN ANY GIVEN WEEK, SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP PHYSICIANS AND STAFF WELCOME PATIENTS FROM THE UK TO NEW ZEALAND TO THEIR HAIR TRANSPLANT CLINIC IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, USA. IT’S A LONG TRIP TO MAKE FOR A HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE. HOWEVER, WHEN YEARS OF RESE
Ron Shapiro, MD, is as passionate about sharing information and learning from others as he is about consulting with patients and performing hair transplant surgery. He and his brother, Dr Paul Shapiro, and Dr David Josephitis attend nearly all the major hair transplant industry conferences around the world as invited lecturers and active participants. Dr Shapiro performed the industry’s first live surgery demonstration of micro-follicular unit hair transplantation at the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in 1995.
Well-known hair transplant surgery pioneer, Dr Patrick Frechet, of Paris, France, has called Dr Ron Shapiro “The Ambassador of Hair Transplants Around The World”. Grateful for the respect and friendship he has developed with his peers, Dr Shapiro continues to offer his own respect and admiration for colleagues who have developed new techniques and advanced the field of hair restoration.
Dr Ron Shapiro co-authored the medical textbook, Hair Transplantation, 4th and 5th editions. Sometimes referred to as the “bible” of hair transplantation, the authoritative textbook is used by physicians learning the art and science of hair transplantation.
Shapiro Medical Group physicians and long-time staff maintain a rigorous consultation and surgery schedule. Procedures offered include the traditional Follicular Unit Strip Procedure, S.A.F.E. System FUE (follicular unit extraction) and Robotic FUE. Shapiro Medical Group is also trusted for its painstaking hairline, eyebrow, beard and repair work.
When asked about the global following, Dr Shapiro notes, “The hair loss community is unique in its quest for information and willingness to share individual experiences online. A prospective patient in London, for example, may spend months or years researching hair loss and hair loss treatment options, communicating with patients and physicians from different countries.”
He adds, “The journey can be a long one, and we are here to provide the most up to date information and options to men and women concerned about hair loss.” JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY… Over the years, Shapiro Medical Group has honed the art of the phone consultation, making it possible for someone to experience a personal consultation from literally anywhere in the world. Shapiro Medical Group consultations must be scheduled, and sending photos in advance is a must. There is no charge (cost) for the hour-long, in-depth consultation. All patients must go through the consultation process before scheduling a procedure.
RON SHAPIRO, MD, IS THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP AND IS RECOGNISED AROUND THE WORLD AS A LEADER IN THE FIELD OF FOLLICULAR UNIT HAIR TRANSPLANTATION. Why is a full head of hair so important for a man (and a woman)?
Throughout history, a luxurious head of hair has been synonymous with social acceptance, beauty, power, status, confidence and sexual prowess. For many today, it’s simply about maintaining a more youthful appearance in a competitive job market. Whatever the reason, today’s digital technology has caused many to reconsider (even micromanage) how one’s hair frames one’s face.
The appearance of a full head of hair, including a natural, nuanced hairline and attractive eyebrows, can help men and women present the best image of themselves to the world, in person and on camera.
When was the Shapiro Medical Group founded?
Which hair transplant techniques does the Shapiro Medical Group provide?
Shapiro Medical Group offers several types of microscopic follicular unit hair transplantation: the traditional FUT strip method, the manual FUE S.A.F.E. System method, and the latest computer-assisted FUE procedure.
Shapiro Medical Group has earned a reputation for creating natural looking hairlines. This was not a strategy, rather, it was an organic process. Creating a natural hairline is interesting and challenging to me, and over the years, I’ve given many lectures and written extensively about hairlines. Patients started talking about their results and the interest grew from there.
What is involved in these hair transplant techniques?
Performing hair transplantation requires knowledge, skill, an aesthetic eye, teamwork and trust. It is a uniquely labour-intensive procedure, and it can take years to build a surgical team. Much of the Shapiro Medical Group surgery staff has been together for 8-10 years.
Microscopic follicular unit hair transplantation relies on a staff welltrained in the use of specialised equipment, tools and techniques in order to harvest donor hair and move it to balding areas.
With the FUT strip method, a section or strip of donor hair is removed from the back of the head and dissected under microscopes into naturallyoccurring follicular units. These follicular units or groupings are then transplanted into areas with thin or no hair.
The FUE or follicular unit extraction method involves removing individual follicular units directly from the scalp and transplanting them to the desired areas. This type of procedure can be performed manually or with the assistance of robotics.
Is there a typical person who comes to the Shapiro Medical Group for a hair transplant?
Years ago, a typical hair transplant candidate was male, between the ages of 35 and 55 and suffering moderate to severe hair loss. Today, men are starting the information- gathering process at an earlier age, and more women are seeking consultation and surgery.
From initial consultation how long on average would it take for a patient to regain a full head of hair?
The short answer: it depends. For some patients, it may be as little as a year from initial consultation to the time the final aesthetic effect is achieved, post-operatively. In other patients, the time frame is longer due to the need for subsequent consultation, wanting a specific surgery month/date, etc. We advise patients that the visual result continues to improve for up to 15 months, post-operatively. We follow up with patients at various post-operative intervals to monitor progress.
What other services does the Shapiro Medical Group provide?
In addition to performing state-of-the-art hair transplant procedures, Shapiro Medical Group offers scalp micro-pigmentation, low-level laser light therapy, laser hair removal, cosmetic fillers and Botox ® Cosmetic and Latisse® Eyelash Treatment. We also offer topical scalp-shading products, portable laser hair therapy appliances such as LaserCap° and several skin and hair care lines.
What is it about your job that gives you the most satisfaction?
In a word, growth!
“We are here to provide the most up to date information and options to men and women concerned about hair loss”
RON SHAPIRO, MD
DR PAUL SHAPIRO
DR DAVID JOSEPHITIS