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Shapiro Medical Group

Dr. Ron Shapiro

Hair Restoration Services offered

    Ultra Refined Hair Transplants
    Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
    Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
    Beard Transplantation
    Eyebrow Transplantation
    Body Hair Transplantation (BHT)
    Hair Transplant Repair
    Scar Repair
    Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
    Prescriptions for Propecia
    Free In-Depth Consultations

About

Hobbies

    Theater, high tech gadgets, travel, great food and movies.
Profile

Profile

A true pioneer, with a worldwide reputation for outstanding ultra refined follicular unit hair transplantations among both colleagues and patients.

Golden Follicle AwardDr. Shapiro is widely recognized by his colleagues as a leading practitioner and teacher of the most advanced hair restoration procedure – Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation. He adopted follicular unit grafting early in the 1990s and helped popularize this advanced procedure. In recognition for his outstanding patient care and contributions to the field of hair restoration over the past decade he was awarded the "Golden Follicle Award" in 2004.

 

View highlights of our visit to Dr Shapiro's clinic.

Shapiro Medical Group has been at the forefront of FUE (follicular unit extraction) for the last 6 years.  They did not pigeon hole themselves into one technique but have evaluated them all ( Manual Technique, Motorized Technique, Sharp Punch, Dull Punch, ARTUS, etc.,) Dr. Shapiro has cherry picked the best from all these sources and come up with our own unique method of using and performing FUE. By doing this Dr. Ron Shapiro feels he can get superior results.

He was the first physician honored to demonstrate follicular unit grafting live before a wide audience of colleagues at the ISHRS annual meeting in 1995. He continues to share his techniques with his medical colleagues by lecturing frequently at national and international hair restoration conferences, running workshops and performing live surgical demonstrations.

Physicians from around the world visit Dr Shapiro's Clinic, not only to observe his surgeries, but to benefit from them as patients. Many hair transplant surgeons have selected Dr. Shapiro for their own personal hair restoration surgery.

Dr. Ron Shapiro also has an outstanding reputation amongst patients who frequent online discussion forums and online hair loss communities. He is known for consistently producing exceptionally natural hairlines and for being extremely compassionate, generous, and personable.

Dr. Shapiro is the founder and medical director of The Shapiro Medical Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His clinic specializes in Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Transplantation and hairlines that are world renown for their naturalness. Dr. Ron Shapiro is joined at his well regarding hair restoration clinic by his brother and associate Dr. Paul Shapiro, who also performs Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation surgery with excellent results.

Dr. Ron Shapiro was among the first to pass the boards in the newly created American Board of Hair Restoration. In 2000 he was also elected to the Board of Governors for the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ASHRS). That same year he earned the "Archimedes" award for excellence in hair restoration from the Italian Society of Hair Restoration Surgery.

Since 1999 Dr. Ron Shapiro has served on the Board of Governors to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS). He recently completed work in writing and editing major sections of Dr. Walter Unger’s well regarded textbook – “Hair Transplantation”.

To learn more about Dr. Ron Shapiro, visit their hair restoration website

Patient Result

Patient Result

Hair Loss Photos and Results

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2726

Hair Loss Class: 5

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1723

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2105

Hair Loss Class: 2A

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2425

Hair Loss Class: 3

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2035

Hair Loss Class: 3

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2606

Hair Loss Class: NA

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2505

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1842

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2226

Hair Loss Class: 6

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3590

Hair Loss Class: 3V

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1634

Female Transplant

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 2

Grafts : 6177

Hair Loss Class: 6

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Patient Website

Patient Website

Hair Loss Patient Websites Featuring Hair Restoration Experiences, Results and Photos

After three sessions of about 1,500 grafts each

Publisher

I started losing my hair in my mid twenties. I tried minoxidil and other topical treatments but my hairline kept receding and my hair got thinner on top. I then wore a "hair stystem" for several years but this always felt phony.

Finally, ...

Before first tranplant (3-24-06)

SLAPSHOT

I lost my hairline at age 25. Since then, I have kept my hair real short. The pics shown here pretty much tell the story.

Immediately Post-op at SMG

M&M

It was about 12 years ago when I had my first hair transplant at Bosley Medical in Seattle - 50 grafts placed behind my existing hairline. The goal was to 'stay ahead of my hair loss' (as they marketed in their brochures) with small procedures ...

before / after surgery

milton

I started losing it in early 20's.  Didnt have time to do anything until now - late 30's

Post Op-Day2

icare4myhair

I have been losing hair since my early twenties gradually. I used to sport fairly long hair when I was young, sometimes shoulder length, so i used to notice more hair loss while combing or taking showers etc. Gradually this decreased as I moved ...

Jeffra

I am 44 years old and began noticing my hair loss in my early 30's. I had lots of thinning in the front 1/3 (crown area), but have lots of hair on the back and sides of my head. I had been to a doctor in the the early 90's and had not decided to ...

1 Month 2 Weeks Post Op after Shedding and Folliculitis Set In

Craven

Life was bad for 15 years. Wearing hats day and night and never going anywhere that required no hat. Lost lots of valuable time and experience due to my problem and suffered terrible self esteem issues.

For about 3 to 4 weeks after my ...

Pre-Op

Arries

Hair loss sucks. Plain and simple. Not to say it gets easier with age but being at your mid-twenties and having no hairline is just not fair. I know life ain't fair but damn it i am doing something about this one...

After HT

EE Hair

I started losing my hair at age 35.  First, I noticed it was thinning on top and then I noticed my hairline was quickly receding.  While it's not horrible for my age, I know it will only get worse, and I'm tired of placing individual hairs ...

Relaxo

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Before HT  aka..

La-La Land

I first started to notice my hairloss at 22. At that point I was probably at 40-50% density since it was not that noticeable (only in certain light.) Rogain was available as a prescription 2.5%, being as vain as I was I jumped on it. It did a remarkable ...

This is just after the first op in 02

LondonGuyGraftKing

I started losing my hair in circa 1995 when I was 20. It was only when I turned 27 that I realised the hair loss was impacting on my self esteem.

DRS

Began losing hair at the age of 23. At this stage it was acceptable but at at 27 years of age it reached a point where I had to find a solution to the problem.

Jimmy20008

I first started noticing a slight receding hairline around age 26. I was in denial at first just because I knew of no one in my family that was bald.  Before undergoing my first surgery I tried using Propecia and the laser comb.  ...

M1A1

My Surgical Experience with Dr. Ron Shapiro-The Good

My wife and I met with the Doc and Matt Zupan on Monday, 09/14/2009 in the late afternoon. It is important to note that I have been speaking with Matt about this procedure for the last ...

Before my 3008 HT from Ron Shapiro

Severn

Started losing hair in crown at 25 over a large area.  Frontal core and hairline has held up reasonably well though.

Before HT

KCSONU

I have been losing my hairline since 30. In the last 2 years, my hairline has been going very bad.

Before HT

Dodger

I started thinning and losing my hair in my early 20’s but actually didn’t notice the full extent until much later.  I’ve been on propecia for about 6 years and thankfully my loss has slowed and my hair seems to have held ...

Showmethehair

I had a wide forehead even before my hair started thining. I didn't like it because I couldn't have a hair style option instead of just growing my hair long and cover my head.

I guess it's 3~4 yrs ago I notice that my temple area ...

Before

Orlhair

I have been losing hair since my 30s.  Have used Rogaine for years.  At first, had significant thickening in the crown area, however over time the effect diminished.  However, I believe it is why I had so much native hair left before ...

fitforlife

I have over the past 25 years had a receding hairline and thinning density on top of my scalp.

In school I was bullied for my loss at 16 already and that I should have been bald at 25, but was not. Even if I have had succes in finding females, ...

jaymanji

My Hairline began receding about five years ago.


 

Bertie

I turned up at Shapiro Medical Group on 8th July and was greeted at the desk by a friendly chap. I think he was called Del. Ron Shapiro soon arrived, and we discussed my hair-loss situation and the plan of action. I was thinning at the front and ...

Patient Experience

Patient Experience

Hair Loss Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

3/22/2012.

3,890 grafts with Ron Shapiro

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3/3/2012.

Hair transplant with dr ron shapiro

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2/2/2012.

There is greatness and there is genius!! Smg 1871 fue

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12/20/2011.

6 Month Update, Dr. Ron Shapiro, 3048 Grafts

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8/1/2011.

4 month post op: very pleased with results so far

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6/27/2011.

FUT with Dr. Ron Shapiro today

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11/14/2010.

Dr. Ron Shapiro FUE Experience

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10/15/2009.

1105 Graft Hairline Refinement with Dr. Ron Shapiro

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10/15/2009.

3008 Grafts Hair Transplant Case with Dr. Ron Shapiro

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2/12/2009.

3271 Grafts with Dr. Shapiro to Add Density to Thinning Areas

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2/12/2009.

Old Hair Transplant Repair with New Ultra Refined Techniques

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8/7/2008.

10.5 Month Update After 2000 Grafts with Dr. Ron Shapiro

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7/10/2008.

3000 Grafts Surgical Experience and Photos Shared with Dr. Ron Shapiro

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3/24/2008.

"B Spot" shares 2nd hair transplant result of 3521 grafts

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2/20/2008.

Forum Member "NervousNelly" Shares his 6 month Hair Transplant Photos From His 2900 Graft Session

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12/17/2007.

Forum member "EmuSteve" receives 2700 Grafts with Dr. Shapiro

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12/14/2006.

Pat’s Nov 21st 2006 Surgery with Dr. Ron Shapiro in Mpls

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12/14/2006.

"M&M" - Post Op with Dr. Shapiro

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12/14/2006.

"Slick's" 2,091 Grafts by Dr. Paul Shapiro

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12/14/2006.

4,070 Follicular Unit Grafts by Dr. Ron Shapiro

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12/14/2006.

"JakeVig's" hair transplant with Ron Shapiro; 1,344 grafts

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12/14/2006.

2nd session 5-6 month photos - Dr Ron Shapiro

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12/14/2006.

2,200 grafts with Dr. Ron Shapiro

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12/14/2006.

My HT with Dr.Ron Shapiro on Sep7 2006

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12/14/2006.

Hair transplant with Dr Ron Shapiro

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12/14/2006.

"Mudpuppy" Photo album

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4/12/2006.

Visit/Review of the Shapiro Medical Group

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12/23/2005.

Dr. Shapiro wins the "Golden Folicle" award!

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12/23/2005.

Last Thursday: Second Surgery: 2,400 Grafts with Dr. Shapiro

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12/23/2005.

Jerry's First and Second Surgeries - Dr. Shapiro

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10/7/2005.

Out From Under The "Rug"

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10/7/2005.

Consultation with Dr. Ron Shapiro

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10/7/2005.

6 & 9 month Post-2nd-Op Pics from Shapiro

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10/7/2005.

2,750 FUT by Dr. Ron Shapiro

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9/28/2005.

Patient photos immediately after surgery

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Video Interview

Video Interview

In Person Hair Restoration Video Interviews

Being a Member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition surgeon Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses several of the advantages his hair restoration clinic has experienced in becoming a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians.

Advantages of the Hair Transplant Network

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses the advantages of dozens of quality hair restoration physicians being involved and recommended on a single online community, the Hair Transplant Network.

Online Patient Education

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses the difference between educated prospective patients that come from the Hair Transplant Network who know their hair restoration clinic is among the best verses those who come in locally from the Yellow Pages.

Dr. Ron Shapiro on Marketing

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro discusses the advantages of realistic marketing that will stimulate interest while educating hair loss sufferers.

Good News for Hair Transplant Patients

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro shares the good news with hair loss sufferers that while they do have to learn about state of the art hair restoration techniques, they no longer have to be bald.

Hair Transplant Patient Care

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition physician Dr. Ron Shapiro shares the importance of helping hair loss patients meet their hair restoration goals and make them feel comfortable.

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Articles

Articles

Hair Loss Articles Published on our Hair Loss Q&A website.

5/20/2014

Can I Consume Alcohol after Hair Transplant Surgery?

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5/2/2014

What Is in the Ink Used for Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)?

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2/1/2014

Does Antibiotic Cream Help Hair Transplant Strip Scars Heal Better?

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2/1/2014

Doea Antibiotic Cream Help Hair Transplant Strip Scars Heal Better?

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11/9/2012

Are Multiple Hair Transplants Necessary to Treat Future Hair Loss?

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7/14/2012

Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) to Conceal Hair Transplant Donor Scar: Is It Permanent and Undetectable?

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11/12/2011

Dr. Ron Shapiro Discusses Hair Restoration Services He Offers Patients

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7/6/2011

Hair Loss Experts Share Opinions on Scalp Micropigmentation

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6/24/2009

Understanding Hair Transplant “Graft” Terminology

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6/16/2009

The Evolution, Advantages and Disadvantages of Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) Hair Transplant Surgery

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Patient Videos

Patient Videos

Dr. Ron Shapiro - 6 Month strip hair transplant result video

This patient in his early 50 was presented to Dr. Ron Shapiro for his hair restoration options.  He had good laxity and a graft to haie ratio.  Hair transplant surgery was performed using 3705 grafts with 7857 hairs to produce the following results at six months postoperative.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 3705 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Loss from Radiation Therapy Hair Transplant - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This video features a patient who lost his hair through radiation therapy. This Dr Ron Shapiro patient recieved 1675 follicular unit grafts. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive results.

Male | Caucasion | 1675 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Procedure by Dr. Ron SHapiro - 2906 Grafts

This Dr. Ron Shapiro hair transplant patient received a total of 2906 grafts and 5974 hairs in a single session. This patient had hair loss to his hairline and crown. The main goal of his procedure was to reinforce his hairline by adding density and reestablishing his temporal corners. He also lowered his hairline slightly and used some grafts for the crown. Before and after pictures show his result 1 year after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3V | 2906 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Patient Testimonial and Hair Transplant Results - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This hair transplant video features one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's patients on video. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair transplant results and to hear what he has to say about his hair loss, his hair transplant procedure, his results and his overall experience.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 4418 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Female Hair Transplant - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 1465 Grafts

This Dr Ron Shapiro female hair transplant patient received a total of 1465 grafts and 2995 hairs. This female hair loss patient had thinning in her central core which caused large "parts." Hair restoration surgery added density in this area and she feels she has a lot more styling options and doesn't have to try and cover the area.

Female | Caucasion | Class: II | 1465 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Follicular Unit Extraction - 1713 Grafts - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This Dr. Ron Shapiro hair transplant patient received a total of 1713 grafts and 3649 hairs via follicular unit extraction (FUE). This patient underwent a FUE procedure to restore his hairline. Pictures show his result 6 months and 1 year after his surgery.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 1713 Grafts in 1 Session | FUE | Transplant

Frontal and Crown Hair Restoration - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 4869 Grafts

This video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result after 2 procedures totaling - 4869 grafts / 10,237 hairs. This hair loss patient had extensive loss throughout his top and crown along with thinning hair. The main goal of his 1st procedure was to add density throughout. The goal of his 2nd procedure was to focus density on his frontal third and address his balding crown.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4 | 4869 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Restoration Results - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2052 Grafts

This before and after video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result - 2052 grafts / 3881 hairs. This patient had hair loss to both his hairline and frontal tuft. The main goal of his procedure was to reinforce his hairline by adding density and reestablishing his temporal corners. Before and after pictures in this video show his result 6 years after his procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3A | 2052 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Dense Packing Hair Transplant - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 1577 Grafts

This video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant surgery result using 1577 grafts /2606 hairs. This restoration patient had minor hair loss to his temporal corners. He had a small procedure to fill in this area and add some density to his hairline. Because he has above average density on top and has high hair to scalp contrast, he needed his hairline more densely packed than most patients.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 1577 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant Repair - 3 Sessions Totaling 5319 Grafts

This hair transplant repair patient received a total of 5310 grafts and 10,546 hairs over 3 procedures with Dr. Ron Shapiro. This patient received poor work at a different clinic. His hairline was pluggy and looked unnatural. He underwent a resection and punch-outs along with 3 small repair sessions. The pictures in this video slideshow show his result after each session and after his final result.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 5319 Grafts in 3 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Repair

Diffuse Pattern Alopecia - Hair Transplant - Dr. Ron Shapiro

This hair transplant video features one of Dr. Ron Shapiro's patients and results using 2317 grafts and 5397 hairs. This patient has diffuse pattern alopecia and is a diffused class 4A on the Norwood scale of hair loss. Watch this video to view this patient's impressive hair restoration transformation and results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4A | 2317 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Hair Transplant 2 Sessions - Dr. Ron Shapiro - 2918 Grafts

This video features Dr. Ron Shapiro's hair transplant procedure and results after 2 procedures. This patient received a total of 2918 follicular units over 2 procedures. The first procedure yielded 1394 grafts and the second one produced 1524 grafts.

This patient had minor hair loss and wanted to restore his temporal corners and refine his hairline. His hair loss stabilized and he later decided to come back and lower his hairline.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 2 | 2918 Grafts in 2 Sessions | FUT/Strip | Transplant

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