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

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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?

1997

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

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