Scottsdale Institute for Cosmetic Dermatology
Hair Transplants for Men & Women
If you're a man with frontal hair loss and a receding hairline, or have a developing bald spot on your crown where hair used to be, it might be changing the way you feel about yourself and you're at the point that you want to do something about it. You've decided it&'s time to take some proactive measures to correct your hair loss and improve the way you look and how others see you.
If you're a woman, the same might be true for you if you are starting see some areas where the hair is thinner, or the hairline isn't what it used to be. Maybe you're tired of using different hairstyles to camouflage those areas and want to stop more hair from falling out and recover the hair you lost.
If that sounds like you then you are probably well aware of the fact that you are living in a time when you can actually do something about your hair loss. It is, after all, the 21st century and there are advanced solutions available that can both stop hair loss, and regrow hair that was once lost.
Although you may have decided that it is time to do something about your hair loss, trying to figure out the WHAT and the HOW can be challenging to say the least. There are a lot of websites, products, doctors, and clinics out there that all make big promises with some hair loss treatment or technique that claims it offers the best results. Choosing the best hair transplant doctor and restoration method can take a lot of time and research. But here at Scottsdale Institute, our goal is to help make that decision process easier on hair loss patients by presenting you with all the information and help you need to make the best possible decision you can for choosing a hair transplant & restoration clinic that is right for you.
Dr. Shelly Friedman, D.O., FAOCD, is a dermatologist, and hair restoration doctor like few others. His 26 years of experience, 15,000+ hair transplants procedures peformed, and double board certification in Dermatology and Hair Restoration Surgery translate into qualifications, experience, and knowledge that are not found anywhere else in Arizona, and is rarely matched throughout the United Sates.
As the Founding President of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, his honors and awards over the last 26 years of practicing dermatology and hair restoration only confirm his unique qualifications that builds confidence in his patients. Dr. Friedman has been featured in countless media outlets including ABC, NBC, and FOX for his expertise in hair restoration and was listed in Phoenix Magazine's 2011 Top Docs Edition where Doctors are selected for special recognition by other doctors.
Natural Looking, Undetectable Hair Transplants
|Whether you are a man or woman thinking about hair transplant surgery as the way to restore your hair permanently, your main concern is that you want your results to look natural, and undetectable to others. Like all of our patients, you want a hair transplant, - but you don't want it to look like you had a hair transplant!
Human hair grows naturally in what is known as follicular units of 1, 2, 3 and sometimes 4 hairs grouped together. Hair grafts don't get any smaller than the follicular unit. One and two hair follicular units are used to rebuild frontal hair lines, and three and four hair follicular units are placed in the mid-scalp and crown to achieve greater hair density.
By employing follicular units, Dr. Friedman is able to achieve natural looking results through the use of his extensive experience, artistry, and the latest advancement and techniques. All of his patients are unique and different. There is no cookie cutter method to giving the best results.
During your free consultation and evaluation, Dr. Friedman will ask questions and learn about your personal hair restoration goals. He will also examine each patient to take into consideration many different variables to achieve the best results including: hair color, density, age, degree of hair loss, how the hair used to look, and how the hair loss might continue to proceed as the patient grows older.
Our patients want a hair transplant, without looking like they had a "hair transplant." See more Before & After Photos in our Gallery of Men and Women.
Together with his patients, Dr. Friedman will develop a customized hair transplant surgery plan that is unique to them and promises to deliver the most natural looking, undetectable results possible for an affordable price. View our Hair Transplant Patient Education Demonstration Videos to see how a hair transplant procedure is performed.
Follicular Unit Extraction
For some patients who prefer their hair to be short, or have less donor hair than others, Dr. Friedman is able to offer his patients Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplantation (FUE). Instead of harvesting donor hair using the traditional strip method, follicular units are removed from the donor area one at a time and then transplanted to the recipient area. This procedure offers patients several advantages including minimal donor area scarring.
FUE hair transplants are an ideal procedure for some types of patients, and less preferred for others. During your consultation and evaluation, Dr. Friedman will discuss your options and determine if you are an idea candidate for FUE hair transplants. Learn More About Follicular Unit Extraction.
Eyebrow, Facial & Body Hair Transplants
Through the use of such procedures as follicular unit hair transplants and follicular unit extraction, Dr. Friedman is able to restore hair to the eyebrows, facial area and body.
Performed on an out-patient basis, hair transplant surgery offers a permanent solution to a lack of hair on the eyebrows, face and body that may have been to disease, trauma, medical treatments, or aggressive plucking.
Laser Hair Therapy & Restoration
A relatively new advancement in the treatment of hair loss is a technology called Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) which is used to promote new hair growth, reduce "shock loss" following hair transplant surgery, and heal the scabs of newly implanted hair grafts much faster than natural healing times. These low level lasers are a non-surgical treatment option available for both men and women and are called "soft" or "cold" lasers since they do not emit heat, sound, or vibration.
Laser hair therapy & restoration can be done both in our office or safely at home with a special "laser cap" that is available to our patients.
LLLT has proven to be an excellent non-surgical hair restoration option for many of our male and female patients especially. Some of whom were able to use this therapy and bypass hair transplant surgery altogether. We have found that women in general make better candidates for this type of procedure due to their unique "diffuse" pattern of hair loss.
The following benefits have been reported form Low Level Laser Therapy:
- Increases blood supply to the scalp.
- Stimulates and accelerates hair growth.
- Stops the progression of hair loss.
- Increases hair strength and elasticity.
- Fuller, shinier, softer, thicker hair.
- Stops the progression of hair loss in 85% of patients
- Repairs and improves hair shaft quality
Learn more about low level light therapy and see Before & After Photos of Laser Hair Therapy patients. You can also contact our office today to see if you are a candidate for this type of non-surgical hair restoration.
Hair Transplant Cost & Financing
Although his 26 years of experience, 15,000 patients, and his skill, artistry and experience might seem like it would command a high price, Dr. Friedman recently decided to make hair transplant surgery in his office affordable to everyone by offering his patients A NEW LOWER PRICE for follicular unit hair transplants and follicular unit extraction.
Our hair transplant price has never been more affordable for patients who want to look years younger and restore their lost hair. When you compare our prices to the nationwide average cost of approximately $5 to $6 per hair graft, Scottsdale Institute patients can literally Save $1,000s on their procedure as well as get the best results possible from one of the nation's most experienced hair transplant doctors.
Scottsdale Institute staff members can also help you finance your procedure with affordable monthly payment plans thanks to special arrangements our clinic has made with finance companies that cater exclusively to hair transplant and other plastic surgery patients. Contact our office to learn more about how you can both save money on your hair transplant procedure and finance it with affordable monthly payment plans.
Locations & Travel Assistance
Due to our special hair transplant pricing and Dr. Friedman's experience, skill and reputation, patient's from all over the Western and Mid-West areas of the United States come to Scottsdale Institute for their procedure. To help cover the cost of your travel, and to make your trip easier and more enjoyable, the Scottsdale Institute offers:
- Up to $500 Travel Reimbursement
- Airport Transportation Assistance
- Hotel Reservation Assistance
- Transportation between Hotel and Clinic
Patient Testimonials & Gallery Photos
When researching hair transplant clinics to perform your procedure, smart people want to "see the proof" and read what others have to say. We understand this and that's why we've compiled a large photo gallery of before and after pictures and published unsolicited patient reviews. We're proud of our work and believe our results should speak for themselves. Here is just a small sampling of some of the photos in our gallery.
"Thank you Dr. Friedman for giving me the opportunity to enjoy my life again. Your expert methods, and your caring staff offered the best in medical hair transplant, with literally no pain, at all! Because of your excellent work, people can't even guess my age now..."- Bob H.
"I feel great and my hair looks better than it did since I was 25 years old. I don't want to say that Dr. Friedman is a miracle worker. But I would say that my life has changed quite a bit!" - Jeff C.
"Dr. Friedman's skill and attention to detail resulted in a natural appearance and undetectable procedure. The outcome has become everything expected." - Charles
"In August of 2007, both you (Dr. Friedman) and my dermatologist told me about scientific studies that had demonstrated the effectiveness of laser treatments for hair loss. Reluctantly and with great skepticism I began laser treatments at Scottsdale Institute for Cosmetic Dermatology in October 2007. It is now six months since I have had laser hair treatments and my hair is healthier than its been in several years and I experienced excellent results within the first three months. My hair is fuller and shinier and the areas on my scalp that decidedly looked thin are filled in. Photographs also reveal this to be true! I am thankful to you and your staff for your encouragement and professionalism and would be happy to talk to any prospective patient who is considering laser hair therapy." - Ellen
Before & After Gallery
View photos of men and women who've chosen hair transplant surgery.
Watch Dr. Friedman's latest television appearance.
The latest innovation from Dr. Friedman is a technique that eliminates scabbing and crusting after hair transplantation surgery. Return to work the very next day!
In To Bald or Not to Bald (MWP Media, 2010), Dr. Friedman explains how his refinement of a relatively new technique, follicular unit hair ransplantation, results in a full, natural-looking head of hair—in just one session!
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"Dr. Friedman's skill and attention to detail resulted in a natural appearance and undetectable procedure. The outcome has become everything expected."