Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO, is a Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon with 37 Years of Experience Treating 20,000+ Men and Women for Hair Loss. He is also Board Certified in Dermatology and was the first doctor in Arizona to offer patients the ARTAS System for Robotic-Assisted Follicular Unit Extraction hair transplant surgery (since 2014).
With an amazing career, Dr. Shelly Friedman has counted Fortune 500 executives as his patients, he’s flown to a foreign land and performed hair transplant surgery on members of unnamed royal family, he has answered to the needs of famous sports figures, television and movie stars, and you may have even heard about his work on local celebrities such as Good Morning Arizona television host, Scott Pasmore, with KTVK, Channel 3 in Phoenix, as well as one of the top radio personalities in the Phoenix metro area. Learn more about Dr. Friedman’s 40-year medical career.
FUT & FUE Hair Transplant Options: Twenty-First Century technology has changed our lives and it has also changed the field of hair transplant surgery. These advancements have enabled Dr. Friedman to offer his patients a wider-range of hair loss treatment options. Hair transplant patients can now choose between the tried-and-true traditional strip-harvested follicular unit hair grafts (FUT), or they can opt for computer-controlled, robotic-assisted follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the ARTAS System from Restoration Robotics.
This impressive new ARTAS System Guided FUE hair transplant procedure offers many advantages including:
- No linear incision scar from the donor area.
- Digital mapping provides precise and consistent graft dissection, unavailable with manual techniques.
- More donor hair is made available from areas where suturing a donor strip is not possible.
- ARTAS® can harvest hair from patients who’ve had multiple procedures in the past.
- More FUE grafts can be harvested & transplanted in less time.
- Your donor area is undetectable with short hair or during swimming activities (as opposed to strip-harvesting of hair grafts).
- Reduced recovery time and faster return to your normal activities that you enjoy.
- Redundant safety devices built into the system that is unique to FUE procedures.
- No linear scar graft harvesting as well as the ability to harvest more hair grafts than ever before.
Whether it’s FUT Strip-Harvest traditional hair grafts or Robot Assisted FUE hair grafts, you can feel comfortable knowing you made the right decision by choosing one of the most experienced, and best-rated hair transplant doctors in the country.
Non-Surgical Low-Level Laser Therapy: The evolution in hair restoration technology is not limited to just surgical advancements. Depending on your type of hair loss and your hair loss goals, you may not even need surgery. In addition to topical and oral prescription treatments, which have been around for decades, the Scottsdale Institute offers FDA Cleared Low-Level Laser Therapy for proven hair loss prevention, as well as new hair growth in many of our LLLT patients.
Before & After Photo Gallery: We packed this website with all the information you need to make an informed decision, but we also understand you will want to see our amazing results for yourself. That is why Dr. Friedman has assembled one of the largest hair transplant & hair restoration before and after photo galleries in the country.
Whether you are a man or woman, hair restoration is a life-long investment in how you look. Don’t take chances by choosing the wrong doctor with less experience. Contact us today to learn how one of the best hair transplant doctors in the country can craft a hair restoration plan that can offer you results that are natural looking and undetectable for an affordable price.
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“All expectations were meet, orientation, pricing, treatment, attention to detail. Felt like part of family. You will not regret your decision.”— Robert Rodriguez,
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“I had my first hair transplant in 2008 with Dr. Friedman and the results were amazing. Decided to go back in 2023 and was even more impressed with the staff and especially the results. Dr. Friedman and Dr. Chu along with all of there staff are in a class by themselves. I would highly recommend anyone who is considering this process to please speak to them first. You experience a level of professionalism rarely seen these days.”— Andrew Cisek,
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“I cannot begin to describe the level of attention, professionalism, and care that everyone at Scottsdale Institute for Cosmetic Dermatology provides. They take care of you the moment you walk in, the level of care for their patients is exceptional, and I know I’m in the best hands with their team! Dr. Friedman, Dr. Chu and everyone in the team deserve the best kudos!”— Aldo Mucino,
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“I came for eyebrow restoration and the whole process has been amazing from start to finish. Brittney & Amie in the front are both incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. Brittney spent a lot of time with me in my initial consultation & was amazing at answering my questions. Dr. Chu came in shortly after and went over everything in great detail. Dr. Chu is so experienced and knowledgeable in her specialty, she made me feel so comfortable, safe and well informed. The day of the procedure itself she was AMAZING from start to finish. She explained every step to me during the procedure so I knew exactly what was happening in real time. She made me feel so at ease. I did my aftercare with Alicia, she was so gentle and thorough demonstrating how to clean my sutures and brows. I’m so thrilled with how they turned out & the attention to detail by Dr. Chu to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. I couldn’t be happier with my whole experience and the end result. If your considering a transplant procedure this is definitely the place to go.”
— Brittany DeVito
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“I don’t leave a lot of reviews but i felt i needed to about this business. Two weeks ago today i had a hair transplant on my hairline and i was on the fence for a few years if i wanted to do it but i knew i wouldn’t be happy with my hair until i did something. Dr Freidman is a true professional we spoke about the transplant he give me options in regards to the amount of grafts he thought he could get and unlike some people said he did not have me sign anything after administrating drugs for pain. I signed off on the amount of grafts beforehand and knew exactly what i was paying for. The surgery went well and it is surgery no matter how you look at it so be prepared for some down time and some discomfort. But overall i experienced very little pain and after 5 days things in my opinion got much better in regards to irritation of donor and recipient area. The doctor was professional and has a decades of experience and it shows and his team was great and very professional they run a legit world class hair restoration clinic, and in my opinion it shows. I seen some reviews complaining about some stuff but at the end of the day you cant please everyone but so far im very happy with what i had done and cant wait to see the end results.”
— J B
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“Dr. Friedman has a great “bedside manner” and answered all my questions clearly. Administration of local anesthesia was the worst part. The eyebrow transplant procedure was painless and well organized by the doctor and his team. I would highly recommend Dr. Friedman to anyone seeking an eyebrow transplant.”
March 25, 2022
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“I went in for a hair transplant and it was an awesome experience from beginning to end. The staff told me exactly what to expect and took the time to explain everything to me. The post operation instructions were explained in detail and Dr. Freidman took the time to answer every question I had. Everyone was so nice and the best part is my hair looks amazing. I highly recommend Scottsdale Institute to anyone looking to get a hair transplant.”
— Lester M.
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“Dr. Friedman is the first cosmetic surgeon who answered all of my questions before I asked them. And they were the right answers. Dr. Friedman and his techs were fantastic. It is a very tedious procedure and couldn’t have gone better. They’ve been great in the aftercare as well. Highly recommended. A+++
— Scott L.
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“Relaxed feeling. Tells it like it is. Makes the process less scary and understandable. I tried other places but this has been the most honest and trustworthy place I have found. I am a returning client so that has to say something about how Dr. Friedman puts you at ease. I appreciate you and your staff for everything. Especially giving me my confidence back.
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“Dr. Friedman is a Godsend, I had to have hair transplant surgery after losing a significant amount of hair due to the use of testosterone pellets. I was extremely depressed for 18 months prior to surgery. It’s 1year post surgery and I could not be happier! My hair looks gorgeous! Dr. Friedman did such a good job that I don’t need a second procedure.”
November 11, 2021
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“I have been considering a hair transplant for a few years, I spoke with several different offices. The difference for me was that I was getting to text pics of myself and have discussions about my options prior to ever setting foot into the Dr Friedman’s office. On my first visit to the office Dr Friedman gave me 100% confidence that he was the right choice. Going into the procedure I knew I was in good hands. Very minimal discomfort and an amazing staff made it so easy!
— Daniel W.
Novemer 3, 2021
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“I am happy with my results, The minute I met Dr. Shelly I immediately knew he was the perfect doctor for my procedure. He understood I was a younger which meant he was looking out for my hair growth in the long term. Overall the team was very respectable and did a great job of answering all of my questions. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Shelly to anyone who is not only looking for a hair transplant, but who is also looking for someone who has over 35+ years of experience and knows what they are doing.”
October 15, 2021
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“ALL GOOD! I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Friedman and his entire staff. From my first conversation with Dave through the follow up visits, everyone was extremely friendly, helpful and willing to answer any and all of my questions.
“The procedure was painless, as was the recovery. The doctor is always available to talk and he and his staff walked me through the entire experience. Can’t wait to see the final result as I have no doubt it will be, like everything else, better than expected!”
— Susan G.
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- Follicular Unit Transplants
- Follicular Unit Extraction
- Non-Surgical Laser Therapy
- Before & After Photos
- Hair Loss in Women
- A Typical Procedure, Start
- Frontal Hair Transplants
- Crown Hair Transplants
- Hair Transplant Financing
- ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplants