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Dr. Ron Shapiro-2917 Grafts/5557 Hairs

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A 12 months follow up appointment was held over the phone today. Patient had diffused thinning throughout the top half of his head with persistent frontal forelock hairs. From the front, his loss was difficult to assess but top and side views reveal his hair loss in better detail. Since the patient is in his mid 20’s, Dr. Ron Shapiro took the cautious approach (hairline was not brought down, coverage addressed a large area). And, the patient was made aware of the risks of shock loss and possible future ht work if hair loss progressed.


With his results from SMG and his daily regimen to keep his native hairs, he is absolutely thrilled with the coverage, density and naturalness. If he does lose more, he stated he’d gladly come back to SMG.


We chatted about the effectiveness of the low level laser. He felt the laser along with Propecia worked well to keep his native hairs. The typical 14-15 shed hairs he used to see in the mornings dwindled down to 5-6 hairs. We’re pleased he has not noticed further hair loss progression and that he couldn’t be happier with his HT results.


Daily regimen: Propecia, biotin, vitamins & hand held low level laser treatments


Graft/Hair count: 2917 Grafts - 5557 Hairs


1's - 876


2's - 1516


3’s – 451


4’s - 74























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What an excellent transformation! It looks like a combination of good hair characteristics and refined work really created a dynamite result. Nicely done!

"Doc" Blake Bloxham - formerly "Future_HT_Doc"


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All opinions are my own and my advice does not constitute as medical advice. All medical questions and concerns should be addressed by a personal physician.

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This is nothing short of fantastic! I agree with Blake, this patient's excellent hair characteristics have certainly helped his illusion of density but credit has to go to Dr. Shapiro's ultra-refined technique.


Thanks for sharing!

David - Former Forum Co-Moderator and Editorial Assistant


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J - another solid result by Dr. Ron....great example of the success a patient can have with committment to a medical therapy regimine combined with a well-executed transplant session...appears to have a nice caliber & curl to his hair to boot

Patient Services Director for True & Dorin Medical Group


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I can't wait till i have my consultation with Dr Shapiro in less than 2 weeks. Actually a little over 1 week. This man is truly amazing. I can't even tell he once had hair loss.

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Surgical Treatments:


Hair transplant 5-22-2013 with Dr. Paul Shapiro at Shapiro Medical Group

Total grafts transplanted: 3222

*536 singles *1651 doubles * 961 triples,

*74 quadruples.

Total hairs transplanted: 7017



Non-Surgical Treatments:


*1.25 mg finasteride daily

*Generic minoxidil foam 2x daily

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Another amazing result by Dr. Ron Shapiro!


I spent the last year traveling the US and Canada visiting with the top HT doctors listed on this forum about additional transplant work. (I had about 3000 grafts done in the late 90's by a surgeon that is now retired). I have had a little additional loss in the temple area. My conclusion - for any future HT work I will only see Dr. Ron Shapiro for my surgery.

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Truly amazing, Dr. Shapiro and Janna!! This looks as good as if he had 4000 grafts. And the hairline is PERFECT.

Finasteride 1.25 mg. daily

Avodart 0.5 mg. daily

Spironolactone 50 mg twice daily

5 mg. oral Minoxidil twice daily

Biotin 1000 mcg daily

Multi Vitamin daily


Damn, with all the stuff you put in your hair are you like a negative NW1? :D

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This patient has been great at sending pics we need of his progress. There was a request for more pics with wet hair on another forum so I thought I'd post them here too.








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Truely REMARKABLE results by Dr. Shapiro! Im glad to see that this procedure paid off so well for this patient and hope that all goes well with his current regiment to prevent future hair loss. Thanks for sharing!



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Great job!!

Steven Gabel, MD, FACS, FISHRS

Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery

Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Diplomate, American College of Surgeons


Gabel Hair Restoration Center

Portland, Oregon


Email Dr. Gabel directly at drgabel@gabelcenter.com

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