Dr. Mike Beehner is one of the leading teachers and researchers in the field of hair transplant surgery and has been performing world-class hair restoration surgery to patients worldwide since 1989 in Saratoga Springs, New York. Dr. Beehner provides a full range of hair transplant services for men and women including follicular unit strip surgery (FUSS), follicular unit exxtraction (FUE), eyebrow restoration, repair surgery and trans-gender hair restoration. Dr. Beehner is very hands on and personalizes each hair transplant procedure based on the individual needs of the patient.
Dr. Beehner is very flexible and does not have a one-size-fits-all approach. He spends quality time with each patient discussing the pro's and con's of the two main donor methods: FUE and donor strip harvest using microscopic dissection. Dr. Beehner typically only operates on one or two patients per day depending on the size of the session. He operates exclusively out of his main Saratoga Springs office, but holds monthly consultations in Newburgh, N.Y. (near NYC) and in Syracuse, N.Y.
All of Dr. Beehner's hair transplantation is based on dissecting out individual follicular unit grafts of 1-3 hairs each under microscopes. In some patients, he'll use DFU (double follicular unit) grafts for the central areas if hair characteristics are favorable.
Having performed over 25 years of hair transplant surgery, Dr. Beehner still gets great satisfaction from seeing his patients come back with a glow on their face, happy that they've chosen to restore their natural looking hair under his capable care.
From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Beehner chaired the examination committee for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and served as President in 2005. He has authored four chapters in the two most recent hair transplant textbooks edited by Unger/Shapiro and Haber/Stough. His practice Saratoga Hair Transplant Center was also featured in a Discovery Channel one hour special on hair transplant surgery.
In addition to transplanting males with hair loss, Dr. Beehner performs a large number of eyebrow hair restoration procedures. Another area that Dr. Beehner takes great pride in is transplanting women with hair loss. Corrective work on old transplants and creating feminine hairlines on male-to-female transgender patients are two other important areas of work in his practice. Examples of these results can be seen in the many photo galleries on-line at their website at www.saratogahair.com
Dr. Beehner does not charge for the initial consultation, which he personally gives (no salesman - no sales pressure). His clinic - Saratoga Hair Transplant Center - has a very warm family atmosphere and is in a beautiful area of New York bordering Massachusetts.
Dr. Beehner is the winner of the 2007 ISHRS Manfred Lucas Lifetime Achievement Award. This highly coveted award represents many contributions to the advancement of physician and staff education and is awarded to a single physician at the end of the ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) scientific meeting each year. Congratulations to Dr. Beehner for receiving this honor.
In 1998 Dr. Beehner also received the Platinum Folicle Award, given annually for the best research in hair surgery. He is also a past editor of the International Hair Transplant ForumTo learn more about Dr. Michael Beehner, visit their hair restoration website