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Visit to Sharon Keene's clinic - Physician's Hair Institute

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I've known Dr. Sharon Keene for over ten years and first saw her perform surgery when she was working with Dr. Ron Shapiro in his clinic in Minnesota several years ago. She has always impressed me as being very meticulous, dedicated and caring.

 

She has been recommended on the Hair Transplant Network for over ten years and is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians. She has consistently garnered rave reviews from her patients, who often comment on our dedication and caring nature.

 

To view her recommendation and patient photos, visit http://www.hairtransplantnetwo.../Doctors.asp?DrID=14

 

Just recently I had the pleasure of watching Dr. Keene and her staff perform an ultra refined hair transplantation at her full time office in Tucson, Arizona. It was obvious that she's only gotten better with time. She continues to be very hands on and places many of the grafts herself. She is a stickler for quality control and feels she can monitor the process from A to Z best by working along side her medical technicians during the entire process.

 

Though she once did all pure follicular units, she now likes to use a limited amount of double follicular units (two follicular units that are very close together) when appropriate. She believes that this gives the patient the best illusion of density, while still maintaining complete naturalness, even under close inspection. She also feels that the careful use of some multi follicular unit grafts in the midscalp region also gives her patients the best financial value. I tend to agree that it is best not to be bound by pure follicular unit dogma.

 

During the surgery Dr. Keene took great care to remove the donor strip tissue so as to minimize any transecting (cutting) of the existing follicles. She then used internal deep sutures to reduce the tension on the outer skin/scalp level sutures. Although this double layer closure takes more time, it is ideal for minimizing the tension at the skin level and thus minimizes the potential for the donor scar stretching. Dr. Keene also does the trichophytic closure to disguise the donor scar.

 

She then created tiny incisions that enabled her to dense pack the grafts so that her patient would get adequate density after only one session. For big sessions she offers the patient the chance to do it over two days. This helps keep both the patient and staff from becoming over fatigued.

 

Her staff impressed me as being conscientious and diligent. They use high powered video scopes during the graft trimming as well as microscopes. Their levels of experience are noted below.

 

Anne, 15 years

Lisa, 13 years

Hebe, 13 years in hair transplantation - 3 years with Dr. Keene

Carol, 4 years

Marie, 3 years

Nicole, 2.5 years

Celina, 2 years

Jen, 1 year 8 months

 

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Always been a fan of Dr Keene.

Pat you do a fantastic job finding and keeping the best of the best and

from the look of your shirt Im assuming you had to ride horseback to her clinic icon_biggrin.gif

Thats dedication

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I try to acclimate to my environment. Thus if I were visiting a physician in Alaska I'd be wearing a parka. You get the idea, right?

 

It would appear that I have to be careful of what I wear on these visits. I remember all the old man comments I garnered when I was seen wearing a fedora hat in one topic. You guys are tough on results and fashion. I've got to be more careful.


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The work looks good , not sure about the drawn in hair line and temple points , looks a bit optimistic (pic 2), considering the level of hair loss on the patient

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I'm a patient of Dr Keene - 2000 grafts in Jan 2009. I have only great things to say about her. I've seen amazing results over the past 10 months. If I had a 3rd thumb, it would be raised with my 2 God gave me. icon_smile.gif

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The patient who was in during Pat's visit to Physician's Hair Institute last year came in for a follow up this week, so I have posted his results here http://hairrestorationnetwork.com/eve/156781-dr-keene-patient-after-4362-grafts-11-467-hairs-during-pats-visit.html#post2237960 He had 4362 grafts in a consecutive day procedure.

 

He is very happy with his new look! Dr. Keene has moved her clinic to a more spacious location since Pat's visit, but her technique continues to provide patients excellent coverage with a relatively low number of grafts, and a natural, undectable as a hair transplant surgery hair line.


I am a medical assistant and hair transplant surgical assistant employed by Dr. Keene

 

Dr. Keene is a member of the Coalition of Independent Hair Restoration Physicians

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HairTechnician,

 

I really appreciate you providing us with an update on this patient. It certainly turned out to be another beautiful result as we've all come to expect from Dr. Keene.

 

Best wishes,

 

Bill Seemiller


I am the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog and the Hair Loss Forum. I am also a 4 time hair transplant patient. View my patient hair loss website to view my entire hair restoration journey with photos.

Remember, true beauty radiates from within, not from the skin.

I am not a medical professional and my words should not be taken as medical advice. All opinions and views shared are my own.

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