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ABOUT SHAPIRO MEDICAL GROUP IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Ron Shapiro, MD

Dr. Ron Shapiro, Medical Director of Shapiro Medical Group, is recognized around the world as a leader in the field of Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation.

Paul Shapiro, MD

Dr. Paul Shapiro has developed a faithful following as a result of his excellent work in the field of hair transplantation. He serves as Assistant Medical Director for SMG.

David Josephitis, D.O.

As a hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Josephitis is passionate about treating hair loss in patients, from a medical perspective as well as from an aesthetic one.

 

plaquePRACTICING HAIR TRANSPLANTATION SINCE 1990, SMG physicians are ALL BOARD CERTIFIED, and SPECIALIZE ONLY IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION.

SMG physicians have TAUGHT & LECTURED at over 100 CONFERENCES IN OVER 20 COUNTRIES around the world.

Dr. Shapiro CO-AUTHOURED THE PRIMARY TEXTBOOK studied by physicians to learn how to perform hair transplantation. Other physicians often refer to this textbook as “THE BIBLE” of hair transplantation.

They typically do ONE PATIENT PER DAY to focus on the patient. Other Physicians come to SMG not only to learn state of the state of the art techniques… but to have the procedure performed on them as well.

HOT TOPICS

    • FOLLICULAR UNIT GRAFTING (FUE)
      Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a method of obtaining donor hair for Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) where individual follicular units are harvested directly from the donor area, without the need for a linear incision. With the FUE technique an .8mm to 1 mm punch is used to make a small circular incision in the skin around the upper part of the follicular unit, which is then extracted directly from the scalp…
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    • THE ISSUE OF DENSITY
      Meeting a patient’s expectation of density is the second most important goal in goals in hair transplantation, right behind naturalness. What a patient wants to know is how much area can be covered and how thick will it look. The answer to these questions varies extensively depending on a number of factors. The good news is that if a patient is a good candidate, meeting expectations of density can be achieved…
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    • THE ISSUE OF NATURALNESS
      Creating naturalness is the most important goal in hair transplantation. At SMG, we feel a hair transplant should be so natural that it is undetectable, even under close examination. With the skillful use of delicate Follicular Unit (FU) grafts, this degree of naturalness is possible. In the early days of hair transplantation, large punch grafts were used. It was these large grafts that created the “corn row” look associated…
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