Best And Affordable Hair Restoration Service In Minneapolis, MN
Shapiro Medical Group is home to Dr. Ron Shapiro, his brother Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. David Josephitis. The Shapiro name is known internationally for state-of-the-art care of patients. Shapiro Medical Group physicians have been invited to lecture and demonstrate advanced surgical techniques at conferences around the world for more than 18 years.
Shapiro Medical Group physicians repeatedly lecture on Creating Naturalness, Hairline Design, Maximizing Density, Placing Techniques, Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), and many other hair transplantation surgery topics.
Dr. Ron Shapiro, Dr. Paul Shapiro and Dr. Josephitis are Diplomats of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, and they are listed on a number of independent consumer advocate websites as being among the top physicians performing hair transplantation in the U.S. The physicians at SMG perform just one procedure: hair restoration in Minneapolis, MN. They work one-on-one with patients throughout the process and typically schedule only one procedure a day to give each patient the attention they deserve.
PROCEDURES: Modern Hair Transplant Procedure in Minneapolis, MN
“Hair transplant is the process of moving a precious limited amount of donor hair to a potentially expanding bald or thinning recipient area . We want to accomplish this in a manner that insures the patient will be satisfied with the results now and in the future. Patient satisfaction is dependent on meeting his/her expectations of naturalness and density” — Ron Shapiro MD , Hair Transplantation, 4th Edition
Hair transplantation has undergone a virtual revolution of change in the last 10 to 20 years. When Hair Transplants first began large punch grafts were used which led to the pluggy look associated with older transplants. This is no longer the case. The desire to improve naturalness led to the use of progressively smaller grafts.
A revolutionary advance occurred when physicians observed that, under magnification, hair grows in tiny, naturally occurring groupings of 1–4 hairs called follicular units. With this observation, physicians began using microscopic magnification to produce tiny 1–3 hair grafts that keep these natural groupings intact. These 1–3 hair grafts are called Follicular Unit (FU) grafts and the technique of Follicular Unit Transplantation was born. This was a huge break through. Physicians now had a graft that was the exact size and shape that exists in nature. For the first time, physicians could replace hair exactly as it was originally found in nature, creating hair transplant results so natural they are virtually undetectable; even under close examination.FUT became, and still is the state of the art technique used today.
The major difference between these techniques is the method of donor harvesting with the rest of the procedure being primarily the same.
AT SMG we are experts at both techniques. We attempt to chose the technique that is best for the patient based on his unique situation. Clinics that can only perform one technique may tend to push a patient toward the “single” technique they perform; whether it is best for the patient or not.
As time goes on continual improvement and advancements have occurred in the field. Some of these innovations include Mega-sessions, Dense Packing, Lateral Slit technique, Trichophytic closures, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP),Acell Therapy, Vitrase therapy and more. SMG has been at the fore front of most of these advancements. In this section on the procedure we will discuss some of the basic concepts of hair transplants as well as some of these more advanced techniques used at SMG