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Gabel Hair Restoration

Steven Gabel, M.D.

Hair Restoration Services offered

    Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation
    Eyelash Transplantation Eyebrow Transplantation Body Hair Transplantation Repair of Previous Hair Transplants
    FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
    Free Personal Consultations
    Prescriptions for Propecia
    Tricopigmenation
    Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

About

Hobbies

    Flying Airplanes, private pilot
    Hiking, golf, skiing Marathon running
Profile

Profile

Dr. Steven Gabel is dedicated exclusively to performing ultra-refined follicular unit hair transplantation and follicular unit extraction with excellent results performed in the Portland area.

Dr. Gabel’s philosophy is to deliver world-class results by using the most advanced techniques, while treating each patient as an individual. He performs all microscopically prepared ultra refined follicular unit grafting. In addition, he uses the lateral slit technique for placement in order to maximize density and coverage. He carefully creates all the incisions for these refined follicular unit grafts using tiny custom cut blades. By carefully controlling the angle and direction of these incisions he creates a very natural pattern and direction for the new hair, even in the temple and sides.

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Dr. Gabel specializes in both highly refined FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery) and advanced FUE (Follicuar Unit Extraction) using punches as small as .8mm to minimize trauma to the scalp.  Dr. Gabel has been performing FUE since 2006, when FUE was still in its infancy stages of development and innovation.  Dr. Gabel feels that FUE is vital and plays an important roll in today's hair transplant surgery, in particular for patients who want to wear their hair on the sides and back of their head cropped short.

Dr. Gabel takes pride in the fact that he personally places the majority of the grafts and rarely leaves the patient’s side. When closing the donor site Dr. Gabel uses his plastic surgery background in creating the most minimal scar possible using trichophytic closure techniques.

Dr. Gabel’s private office and surgical suite allow him to get to know his patients on an individual basis and provide a superior level of personal attention. He conducts all consultations himself. During consultations, he spends as much time as necessary to get a clear picture of his patients’ goals and expectations. He then provides an honest assessment of their needs and tailors his recommendations to each individual patient. He then designs a treatment plan that includes both medical and surgical options. This level of personalized attention continues from the initial consultation through the surgical procedure and the postoperative visits.

All surgery is performed in his private in office surgery suite under local anesthesia. This suite is tailored specifically to the needs of the hair restoration patient, featuring state-of-the-art surgical equipment and microscopes, as well as the latest in patient amenities. The special instruments he uses create tiny and minimally invasive incisions that enable very small grafts to be placed close together. This enables his patients to achieve cosmetic density in a given area after only one surgical session.

Medical Background

After graduating with honors from Michigan State University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in physiology, Dr. Gabel went on to earn his medical degree from the Loyola University-Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine in Illinois. He followed these studies with a one-year internship in general surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center and a four-year residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the same center. During his time at Loyola, Dr. Gabel engaged in research studies on the process of new blood vessel growth in head and neck cancer.

Following his residency, Dr. Gabel elected to complete a one-year fellowship at the University of Missouri focused specifically on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, where he was actively involved in numerous hair restoration procedures.

Dr. Gabel continues to keep abreast of the many developments in the field of hair restoration surgery through his active involvement in professional organizations. In addition to his membership in the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, he is a member of several other highly respected medical associations and societies. These include the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, the Oregon Medical Association, and the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

Over the years, Dr. Gabel has been recognized numerous times for his research projects, winning several first place and other top national awards. He has also lectured and published on the subjects of hair loss and restoration, facial cosmetic surgery, head and neck surgery, and he has taught hair restoration courses to other surgeons.

To learn more about Dr. Steven Gabel, visit their hair restoration website

Patient Result

Patient Result

Hair Loss Photos and Results

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1943

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2548

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3524

Hair Loss Class: 3

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3236

Female Transplant

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Click for larger images Hair Loss Patient

Session : 1

Grafts : 2312

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 3015

Hair Loss Class: 3V

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2478

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2462

Hair Loss Class: 3V

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 2102

Hair Loss Class: 2

Procedure Type: FUE

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1238

Repair Work

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 2

Grafts : 5074

Hair Loss Class: 6

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

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Session : 1

Grafts : 1800

Hair Loss Class: 3V

Procedure Type: FUT/Strip

Full listing of patients

Patient Website

Patient Website

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

1 year after first treatment

Roger

October 2004 -- 2400 grafts

October 2005 -- 2000 grafts

February 2007 -- 1900 grafts

8 months after my hair restoration surgery

Happy Camper

I've had a classic 'widow's peak' ever since I can remember. Due to heredity, the hair on each side of the peak began to erode beginning in my mid-thirties and into my forties. By age 50 I had what could only be described ...

Jamie-PDX

I started looing my hair in college and it progressively got worse as I got older - I am now 37. I started noticing that my forehead started getting larger and larger and then one day somebody made a comment about the bald spot in the back of ...

Broker

As with any surgical procedure, I had some anxiety. Dr Gabel relieved much of my stress in our consultation. I found him extremely confident and professional. The transplant was actually enjoyable " as odd as that sounds".

The max pain was equivalent ...

badger_01

Men in my family dont have too much luck with keeping their hair :(. My dad started losing his when he was 18 and I started losing mine when i was 21. Luckily I was blessed with a thick curly mane to begin with, and unnaturally low hairline so it ...

before treatment

August Man

I have had a receding hairline since my mid twenties but noticed a significant hair loss over the past 5 years. When I saw some photos of me with the wind blowing in my face, I realized just how much hair I had really lost. After researching my ...

Day after HT

WARick

I started noticing thinning of my hair about 3 years ago and I became very self-conscious about my appearance.

Frank

I started loosing my hair in high school. After high school I went into the military and kept my hair buzzed for years. When I got out of the military it hit me just how much hair I had lost when I started trying to grow it out and so I started wearing ...

 . . . . .... [8 Months Post-Op]

OtherSyde

I first noticed my impending hair loss around 11 years ago at age 22 when I had just left the Midwest for the first time to live on the west coast and start a new life, and one of the first things that happened was that someone commented ...

Before treatment

Biz

Now in my 50s, I began losing my hair in my 20's and have progressed to a NW 6-7 . I have worn hair replacement systems for over 20 years. I'm tired of the regular maintenance of hair systems and have now reached a point in my life where I would like ...

Patient Experience

Patient Experience

Hair Loss Patient Experiences Posted on our Hair Restoration Forum

6/6/2016.

My experience with Dr. Steven Gabel, Seattle/ Portland

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4/25/2016.

My Transplant Surgery - Dr. Steven Gabel

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4/16/2016.

Dr. Steven Gabel - Caring, compassionate, immediate personal attention

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6/18/2015.

3972 FUT with Dr. Gabel

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11/22/2014.

Experience with Dr. Steven Gabel Hillsboro Oregon

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8/3/2014.

Round #2 with Dr. Gabel BIG Success...

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7/15/2014.

Dr. Gabel Gabel Center Hair Restoration 4351 Hair Grafts 9643 Total Hairs.

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1/21/2014.

Steven Gabel, MD - Portland/Seattle - 3200 grafts FUT

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10/14/2013.

2801 Grafts by Dr Steve Gabel

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9/17/2013.

Hair Transplant Patient of the Week: Biz's 3,200 Graft FUSS with Dr. Gabel

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6/7/2013.

Excellent day with Dr. Gabel

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4/13/2013.

Very Happy with Dr. Gabel

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3/28/2013.

RIGHT NOW-Another Live Post From Dr. Gabel's Office

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2/27/2013.

A Great Experience with Dr. Steven Gabel

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8/20/2012.

Hair transplant experience with Dr. Gabel, Portland, OR

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7/2/2012.

Dr. Steven Gabel - 2349 Grafts FUSS - Female Patient

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6/15/2012.

Dr. Gabel , Scar Revision & 460 grafts (5th surgery) , Portland OR, Newbie to board

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9/9/2011.

Dr. Gabel Surgical Experience

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7/5/2011.

Dr. Gabel, 1274 grafts, June 2011

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3/10/2011.

3,826 grafts with Dr. Steven Gabel in Portland, OR

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1/29/2011.

3 transplants with Dr. Gabel

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1/4/2011.

Live Surgery with Dr. Gabel

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8/8/2010.

HT w/ Dr. Steven Gabel

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3/7/2010.

3279 Grafts with Dr. Gabel: It's Been 18 Months!

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12/8/2008.

Dr. Gabel Patient Raves About His New Head of Hair

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10/28/2007.

Dr. Gabel patient receives 2815 grafts in the frontal third of his scalp

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2/15/2007.

Kelly shares how she restored her receding hairline after only one session with Dr. Gabel. Full set of before and after photos presented.

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12/13/2006.

Hank's 2,400 lateral slit grafts by Dr. Steve Gabel

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Video Interview

Video Interview

In Person Hair Restoration Video Interviews

Hair Transplant Patient Testimonials

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Steve Gabel shares a real patient testimonial where a patient with advanced balding had a life changing transformation.

Excellent Hair Transplant Results

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Steve Gabel discusses following up with patients and seeing how pleased they are with their hair transplant results.

Developing a Custom Hair Restoration Plan for Each Patient

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Steve Gabel discusses how he works with each prospective patient to develop a custom hair restoration plan.

How Hair Transplant Surgery Works

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Steve Gabel discusses how a typical surgical hair transplantation procedure works at his clinic.

How to Research and Select a Hair Transplant Surgeon

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Steve Gabel provides tips to hair loss sufferers considering hair transplantation on researching and selecting a quality doctor.

Why In-Person Hair Transplant Consults are Important

In this hair transplant video interview, Coalition hair restoration physician Dr. Steve Gabel discusses why its important for prospective hair transplant patients to come into the office for an in-person consult with doctors they are considering for surgery.

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Articles

Articles

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

7/31/2016

Beware of Technician Run Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant Clinics

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1/23/2013

Achieving Natural Eyebrow Restoration with Hair Transplantation

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9/23/2011

Developing a Custom Hair Restoration Plan for Each Patient by Dr. Gabel

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6/3/2011

Is It Normal to Feel Numb after Hair Transplant Surgery?

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3/5/2011

How to Shampoo Effectively after Hair Transplant Surgery

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11/2/2010

Will Tanning Affect the Results of My Hair Transplant?

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7/23/2009

New IPhone Application and Treatment for Hair Loss?

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6/22/2009

When is it Safe to Use Hair Color After a Hair Transplant?

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3/21/2009

Can Low Iron Levels Cause Hair Loss?

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2/17/2009

Tender Breasts and Nipples While Using Propecia for Hair Loss

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2/6/2008

How Soon Can I Go Swimming and Resume Normal Activity After Hair Transplant Surgery?

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Patient Videos

Patient Videos

Steve Gabel, MD Portland, Seattle 2098 Graft Crown Transplant

This 53-year-old gentleman started thinning years ago at the top and crown areas of his scalp. He had tried medications without any significant growth.

We transplanted 2098 grafts into the crown approximately 6 months ago. The series of photographs show the scalp as he presented before any surgery or haircuts, another photograph depicting the area of transplant showing his natural swirl pattern with blue markings, and the 6-month preliminary results.

The swirl pattern was created by following some the “wispy” natural hairs that he had so I am able to make the slits in the natural direction and angle of his native hair. At 6 months, the transplanted follicular unit grafts are growing very well. He said that he did not shed that much after surgery and he has been already cutting his hair regularly. Also, the video shows the close up of the donor scar, which is thin and difficult to see even with his hair cut very short.

Overall the hair growth is excellent at this stage and we anticipate that the number of hairs will continue to increase and his hair will also thicken over time. He said he would come back in 3-month intervals to show his growth over time.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5 | 2098 Grafts FUT/Strip | Transplant

Ken's Hair Transplant Journey - 9 Month Results - 2569 Grafts

This hair transplant video features Ken's hair transplant journey and results 9 months after the procedure. He had undergone 2569 grafts in a single procedure with Coalition member Dr. Steven Gabel. Watch this video to hear his testimonial and view his impressive results.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 2569 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Ken's Hair Transplant Journey - Immediately After - 2569 Grafts

Ken had a hair transplant with Dr. Steven Gabel in Portland, Oregon. He wanted to show people what it was like right after surgery and how the hair growth progresses and matures. He will be shooting video and taking photographs each month while it grows. This video is immediately after surgery.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 2569 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Ken's Hair Transplant Journey - 2 Months After - 2569 Grafts

Ken is now 2 months after his procedure with Dr. Steven Gabel in Portland, Oregon. The transplanted hairs are dormant, but he has noticed a tiny bit of growth. Watch each month as Ken returns to the Gabel Hair Restoration Center to see his progress

Male | Caucasion | Class: 5A | 2569 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

6 Months After Hair Transplant - 2510 Grafts

This patient had 2510 grafts placed into the frontal aspect of his scalp where he had very little hair. This result is only 6 months following the procedure; he has significant amount of hair to still grow and thicken up over the next year.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4A | 2510 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Frontal and Midscalp Hair Transplant - 2315 Grafts

2315 Follicular unit grafts were surgical placed into the frontal hairline and midscalp of this patient. He still has several of his native hairs in the frontal region giving him a very natural frontal hairline. He is extremely happy with the results. This video was taken 3 years after the surgical procedure.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2315 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Radio Star Roger Shares his Hair Transplant Experience with Dr. Gabel

Roger discusses his reasons for having a hair transplant with Dr. Gabel at the Gabel Hair Restoration Center in Oregon.

Male | Caucasion | FUT/Strip | Transplant

10 months After Hair Transplant Surgery with Dr. Gabel

Ken describes how he appears and feels 10 months after hair transplantation surgery in Portland, Oregon, with Dr. Steven Gabel. He had a hair transplant to full in his frontal hairline and mid scalp utilizing follicular unit grafting.

Male | Caucasion | Class: 4A | 2569 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Female Frontal Hairline Restoration - 2234 Grafts

Bothered by the thinning and receeding frontal hairline, this female hair transplant patient had a surgical hair restoration procedure with 2234 follicular unit grafts placed into her frontal hairline in one session with Dr. Gabel in Portland, Oregon. The video is 1 year after surgery which shows excellent fullness and structure to the frontal hairline.

Female | Caucasion | Class: 3 | 2234 Grafts in 1 Session | FUT/Strip | Transplant

Locations

Clinic Locations

Gabel Hair Restoration Center

Surgical Facility
12115 SW 70th Street
Portland
Oregon

Contact Information:
503-693-1118
Fax: 503-640-6461

Also serving Portland, Hillsboro

Gabel Hair Restoration

Consultation Office
Bank of America Plaza, 800 Fifth Avenue
Seattle
Washington

Contact Information:
877-936-4247

Gabel Hair Restoration Center

Consultation Office
950 Bannock Street, Suite 1100
Boise
Idaho

Contact Information:
877-374-2235