Training and Experience
My philosophy with hair and skin restoration is that they are complementary, both aesthetically and biologically. The principles that apply to skin restoration, apply to hair restoration as well. The hair follicle is an appendage of skin and plays an integral role in proper skin functioning; similarly, hair follicles grow better in healthy skin. I, therefore, recommend combining surgical hair restoration with mesotherapy modalities for optimal results.
Visiting, training and learning from the world’s best in hair and skin restoration:
DR. BIJAN FERIDUNI
Dr. Bijan Feriduni is a plastic surgeon with super specialization in hair restoration. He is one of the most experienced and accomplished hair restoration surgeons in the world, and I regard myself as very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be trained by him and his team in the fundamentals of hair restoration. His practice is located in Hasselt, Belgium. Dr. Feriduni and his brilliant team of technicians exemplify the mantra of total quality management. They maintain the highest possible standards in every single detail of their work. Dr. Feriduni is, without a doubt, the best hair restoration surgeon in the world. He consistently turns out better hair restoration results than anyone else in the world.
DR. JAMES A. HARRIS
I had the privilege of receiving training in the finer points of FUE technique using the SAFE powered FUE system and ARTAS (mechanical robot) system from Dr. Harris at the FUE Palooza in Denver, Colorado during August 2012. Dr. Harris is a recipient of the Golden Follicle Award. Dr. Harris is an internationally prominent surgeon in the field of hair restoration surgery, and a published author of both medical and consumer publications. He is a faculty member of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he teaches hair transplantation to resident physicians in training and community physicians. As director of the Hair Sciences Center of Colorado (HSC), he actively participates at the forefront of research. Dr. Harris has pioneered and patented an advanced method of follicular unit extraction (FUE), called the Harris SAFE System. Dr. Harris is also at the forefront of biotechnology in the investigation of cell multiplication for the treatment of hair loss and with the development of the ARTAS (robotic hair transplant) system.
DR. JOHN P. COLE
I had the privilege of receiving training in the finer points of FUE technique pertaining to manual and mechnical follicle unit extraction from Dr. John Cole at the FUE Palooza in Denver, Colorado during August 2012. Dr. Cole is one of the world’s most renowned and respected hair restoration surgeons. Dr. Cole is a recipient of the Golden Follicle Award. Dr. Cole performs hair transplant surgery using a self created follicular unit extraction technique known as CIT (Cole Isolation Technique). Using his method, along with specially created surgical instruments, Dr. Cole consistently achieves exceptional, and virtually undetectable, hair transplant results. Dr. Cole has maintained a practice dedicated to hair restoration surgery for 20 years. His knowledge and experience are unparalleled. Dr. Cole practices hair restoration in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA.
DR. ZEIN OBAGI
Dr. Zein Obagi is a pioneer and world authority on skin restoration. Dr. Obagi is a board certified pathologist and dermatologist in the USA. I had the great privilege of attending Dr. Obagi’s personal training courses during 2010 and 2011. Dr. Obagi is one of the most impressive people I have ever met. He is the absolute king of his domain. A man of great knowledge and wisdom. A man that exudes charisma and confidence and yet he remains very approachable. Dr. Obagi’s skin health clinic is located in the heart of Beverly Hills. He is world famous and respected by his peers for pioneering and redefining the way chemical peels are done. He is the originator of the OBAGI BLUE PEEL, a standardized peeling technique that can be used for all skin types. The Obagi Blue Peel is the gold standard of chemical peels and no doubt the safest and most effective chemical peel in the world of skin restoration today.
DR’S RON AND PAUL SHAPIRO
Dr. Ron and Paul Shapiro are world famous as hair restoration surgeons. I had the privilege of visiting the Shapiro Medical Group in Minneapolis and learn first hand how the best in the world go about their business. Dr. Ron Shapiro is a recipient of the Golden Follicle Award, an editor of Hair Transplantation and several other books and publications. He is a world renowned hair restoration expert, lecturer and leading authority on the principles of hairline design.
DR. CLARA SANTOS
Dr. Clara Santos is one of the best known aesthetic dermatologists in the world. She has the largest series (more than 10 years) of successful results in hair restoration treatments using Carboxi therapy and other Mesotherapy techniques in the world. She practices in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and I had the privilege of participating in her training course at her very busy clinic and to learn from her first hand in February 2011. She practices a wide array of dermatologic aesthetic techniques, including peels and body sculpting. However, my primary reason for visiting her was to gain first-hand knowledge on Carboxi and Mesotherapy treatments for hair restoration from the world’s most experienced practitioner in this area.
DR. MARK DISTEFANO
Dr. Mark DiStefano is one of the most experienced and versatile hair restoration surgeons in the world. I was fortunate to learn the fundamentals of hair restoration from Dr. DiStefano when I visited his practice in Worcester, Massechusets, near Boston in 2010 and again in 2012. Dr. DiStefano has one of the busiest hair restoration practices in the world. He makes use of a wide array of hair restoration techniques that includes alopecia reduction surgery (using scalp expanders and scalp reduction techniques) in addition to standard FUS transplants and FUE techniques as part of his repertoire.
DR. WILLIAM MAGDALIN
Dr. William Magdalin is an experienced general surgeon who specializes in hair restoration surgery. I was fortunate to visit his Imagine Clinic in New Hampshire where I learnt about various FUS surgery wound closing techniques in order to minimize scarring in the donor area.