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Published Articles

SMG physicians have published numerous articles the field of hair restoration surgery. These included the major medical textbook, Hair Transplantation, and landmark articles about Hairline design.

Principles and Techniques Used to Create a Natural Hairline in Surgical Hair Restoration

Ronald Shapiro, MD, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America, 2004, Volume 12, Number 2: 201-218.

Synopsis: This article is considered one of the landmark articles on hairline design in the field. It is read and used by hair transplant physicians around the world. It describes techniques essential for creating natural hairlines.

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Comparing Techniques in Hair Transplantation

Ronald Shapiro, MD, Hair Transplant Forum, June 2007, Volume 22, Page 33.

Synopsis: Many changes in techniques have developed in the field of hair transplantation in the last 10 years, and there is a lot of controversy over which techniques is best. This article explores the difficulty in comparing different techniques and helps physicians evaluate changes with a better perspective.

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Overview of Hair Transplantation for Dermatologists

Ronald Shapiro, MD, Valarie Calander, MD, Hair and Scalp Diseases, Hodinski, McMicheal, Chapter 13: 176-19

Synopsis: Many changes in techniques have developed in the field of hair transplantation in the last 10 years, and there is a lot of controversy over which techniques is best. This article explores the difficulty in comparing different techniques and helps physicians evaluate changes with a better perspective.

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Graft Terminology and Classification

Ronald Shapiro, MD, Valarie Calander, MD, Hair and Scalp Diseases, Hodinski, McMicheal, Chapter 13: 176-19

Synopsis: This chapter contains an overview of hair transplantation as it applies to the general dermatologist and his or her practice.

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Placing Grafts: An Overview of Basic Principles and Current Techniques

Ronald Shapiro, MD, Hair Transplantation 4th Edition, Revised and Expanded, Unger & Shapiro, 2004, Chapter 13A: 533-539

Synopsis: Placing is one of the most important skills in hair transplantation and often determines the success or failure of the procedure. In this article, Dr. Shapiro covers all aspects of the art of placing for physicians.

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Grafting Into Scar Tissue and Traumatic Hair Loss

Ronald Shapiro, MD, Paul Rose, MD: Hair Transplantation 4th Edition, Revised and Expanded, Unger & Shapiro, 2004, Chapter 15F: 600-606

Synopsis: Scars created by surgery, trauma, burns, radiation, and infections can cause permanent hair loss. The principles of using hair transplantation to treat these causes of baldness is explained in this article.

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Why Do Men Go Bald?

Paul Shapiro, MD, Cosmetic Beauty Magazine, November 2006, Pages 135-137

Synopsis: Two thirds of all men will experience male-patterned hair loss It is so common that it is considered a normal variant, not a disease. Paul Shapiro, MD explains the reason why so many men are affected.

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Hair Transplantation in Women

Ronald Shapiro, MD, Cosmetic Beauty Magazine, February 2006 (PDF version)

Synopsis: Hair Transplants are becoming more popular in women to treat high hairlines, eyebrows, scars from plastic surgery, and typical female-patterned hair loss.

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Hairline Design and Frontal Hairline Restoration

Ronald Shapiro, Md, Paul Shapiro MD Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics Of North America 2013

Synopsis: Due to their expertise in hairline design Ron Shapiro MD and Paul Shapiro MD were asked to write a new updated version of their landmark 2004 article. This article contains updated information and the improvements that have occurred in hairline design since the first article.

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Stick an Place Method of Placing Grafts

Tykosinksi, Shapiro Ron Textbook Hair Transplantation 5th Edition 2010

Synopsis: Stick and Placing has always been considered one of the safest and gentlest ways to insert graft in hair restoration. However it takes great skill and experience. This article discusses the technique methodology and advantages

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